School to report BMI data

New York state requires schools to track each student’s body mass index (BMI) and weight status category as part of school health examinations. Every year, the state Department of Health surveys some schools for the number of students in each weight status category. This year, Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School will be reporting summary group data …

Exam schedule set for Jan. Regents

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School will be in full session Jan. 21-24, with Regents exams scheduled in the mornings and afternoons. (There is no school Monday, Jan. 20, as the district observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day.) The Regents exam schedule is as follows: Jan. 21 Morning English Language Art (ELA) exam Afternoon Living Environment exam …

Student art on display at conference

HHS art teacher Heather McCutcheon brought artwork from Herkimer students to the New York State Art Teachers Association conference, held in November in Binghamton. McCutcheon, who presented a workshop on personal branding and joined a workshop highlighting Youth Art Month, also displayed artwork created by Herkimer students in Grades 8-12 while at the conference. McCutcheon, …

First-quarter honor roll announced

The following students were named to the first-quarter honor roll for 2019-20 at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School: High School 12th grade 8 honors: Matthew Gallagher, Michial Nichols, Nathaniel Polus and Abigail Stapf. 7 honors: Aaron Baldwin, Adam Green, Emily Salamon, Zachary Williams and Tracy Xiao. 6 honors: Michael Caliguire, Joseph Carney, Logan Chimento, Evan Maiorano, …

Listen, watch for school closings

As the inclement weather approaches, the process to make a decision on closing school begins at 4:30 in the morning.  School officials watch the weather reports, check the radar and make contacts with town and village officials in regard to road and sidewalk conditions.  The primary reason for canceling school will be the safety of …

HHS students mark 9/11 anniversary

Student musicians from Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School were part of the village’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Jr./Sr. High School marked the 9/11 anniversary with a moment of silence. Eighth-grade students enrolled in Enrichment 8 Social Studies also worked on a project to mark the anniversary, …

High school students honored with awards

Herkimer High School students’ achievements were recognized on June 7 as seniors and other students received their annual graduation awards. The awards honor achievement by juniors and seniors at the close of each school year. Academic H Award: Lyndsey Bass, Kyle Bixler, Alana Ferri, Cassandra Gilbert, Karlie Helmer, Johanna Humble, Maria Humble, Ally Kirkpatrick, Patrick …

Students create ‘Pinwheels for Peace’

Herkimer students created hundreds of “Pinwheels for Peace” on Friday as part of a worldwide effort to mark Sept. 21 as the International Day of Peace. Students in elementary and middle school grades had the opportunity to create their own pinwheel during class, and some high school students chose to join the effort as well. …

District strengthens security procedures

With the recent tragic events in Parkland, Florida, Herkimer Central School District officials have been in contact with local law enforcement to review and strengthen security procedures. The district partnered with the Herkimer Police Department to place a full-time School Resource Officer (SRO) in the district beginning in August. SRO Shauna Jones works with administrators, …

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