Herkimer musicians spread cheer, earn honors

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School student musicians have been busy spreading holiday cheer in December. On Dec. 6, the Herkimer Middle School Chorus and High School Chamber Choir under the direction of Mr. Krause performed for residents of the Folts Home. The two ensembles gave concerts, and caroled for residents. On Dec. 14, the Herkimer High …

Simulation shows dangers of impaired driving

Herkimer students were driving under the influence on Monday — but no laws were broken in the process. The vehicle in question was a pedal-powered four-wheeler, and the students’ impairment didn’t come from any illegal substance, but rather from a pair of goggles. Prevention coordinator Crystal Gerhardt arranged to have the simulation, which is the …

HHS students to take home Chromebooks

Herkimer Central School District will be providing Chromebook laptop computers to high school students starting in December. Students in 10th through 12th grades will each be assigned a Chromebook and will be responsible for that device for the remainder of the school year. The rollout will begin with Grade 12 in December. Tenth- and 11th-graders …

Capital project proposal approved

On Tuesday, Herkimer Central School District voters approved a $16.7 million capital project, 152-41. “The district is grateful to the school community for their continued support of our school,” Superintendent Robert Miller said. “I want to thank all those who came out to vote as well as the continued generous support of our community as …

Middle school honor roll announced

The following middle school students were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year: High honor roll: 93+ overall average Honor roll: 85-92 overall average Sixth Grade High honor roll: Sydney Bell, Rylie Biamonte, Sophia Blais, Danielle Bleaking, Brian Flint, McKenna Gargas, Audrey McDonnell, Lilia McLean, Alex Papaleo, Chase Pettengill, Zachary Petucci, …

High school honor roll announced

The following Herkimer High School students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year: 10th grade | 11th grade | 12th grade Ninth grade 6 honors: Joshua Baldwin, Jaxson Manning, Joaquin Nietes, Caroline Pontius, Angela Wekelo, Hannah Whaley and Kimberly Wood. 5 honors: Rylee Crandall, Logan DeGuarde (VP …

Herkimer musicians perform at Area All State

Herkimer students recently participated in the Zone 4 Area All State Music Festival, held at the G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. The festival invites the best instrumentalists and vocalists in Oswego, Oneida and Herkimer counties, based on performers’ scores from the New York State School Music Association competition held each spring. Herkimer student …

Students get lessons in online safety

Herkimer middle school students got to brush up on their cyber-safety skills recently, with help from School Resource Officer Shauna Jones, prevention specialist Crystal Gerhardt and a special guest from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. On Monday, SRO Jones and Mrs. Gerhardt visited classrooms to talk to students about the information they …

Herkimer tech coordinator wins Genesis Award

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School technology coordinator Ryan Orilio was honored by the Genesis Group at its “Celebration of Education” event on Nov. 16. The not-for-profit organization, which was founded in 2000, aims to unite business and community leaders to advance regional economic, social and cultural interests throughout the Mohawk Valley region, according to its website. …

Yearbook orders being taken now

Students and their families can order copies of the 2018-19 school yearbook now through Jostens.com. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students can order a middle school yearbook for $15. The cost for the high school yearbook is $55. Families are encouraged to order now, as prices will increase after December. To order a yearbook, visit jostens.com …