Middle school, high school yearbooks available

Middle school and high school yearbooks have arrived! Students who ordered a yearbook can pick them up before or after school. Middle school yearbooks are available from Mrs. McGraw in Room 204. High school yearbooks are available from Mr. Orilio in Room 205. Students who did not pre-order, but would like to purchase a yearbook, …

Student, board member honored with awards

A Herkimer student and board member were was honored at the Oneida-Madison-Herkimer Counties School Boards Institute’s annual dinner held in May. Read more: School Boards Institute honors 2019 Student Achievement, Distinguished Service winners Student Sarah Eastwood was one of several students who received Student Achievement Awards from the organization at its General Membership Dinner Meeting …

HHS students support ‘Never Walk Alone’ program

Care. That’s the message that Dorothy Connor wants Herkimer High School students to hear on Monday. HHS seniors will travel to Little Falls to hear Connor talk about how they can help prevent accidents like the death of her son, Connor Gage, who died from hypothermia while attending college in Vermont. Her program is called …

Eighth-graders honored in essay contest

Three Herkimer eighth-graders recently received recognition for their entries in a statewide essay contest. Emily Marquissee, Lyla Williams and Gabrielle Yakimovich received Honorable Mentions for their submissions to the New York Conference of Mayors “If I Were Mayor …” essay contest. The third annual contest, which was open to any eighth grade student currently enrolled …

HHS athletes take home sectionals wins

Herkimer High School athletes took top honors at the Sectional C1 Track and Field  meet recently in Sauquoit, and will compete in the Open Qualifier at CNS on Thursday, May 30. Zach Williams, Wyatt Renshaw, Jesse Richard and Gavin Miller won the 4 x 100-meter relay.  Melia Couchman won the pole vault, and Gavin Miller …

College Now courses to be tuition-free

Herkimer High School students will have the opportunity to earn college credits at no extra charge during the 2019-20 school year. Herkimer County Community College’s “College Now” program, which allows high school students to earn college credits, will be tuition-free starting in the fall of 2019. The program previously charged $65 per credit hour, but …

Voters approve 2019-20 budget

Herkimer Central School District voters approved the proposed 2019-20 school budget on May 21, and elected three candidates to the Board of Education. The $24,210,000 budget proposal passed, 238-50. Robert Mihevc (221 votes), Brandee Herringshaw (211 votes) and Richard Lewis Jr. (208 votes) were elected to the Board of Education. Voters also approved the proposed …

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, …