Retiring elementary staff has combined century of service

Herkimer Elementary will be saying goodbye to four staff members who between them have close to 100 years of employment with the district. (Read about high school retiree Franca Wandell here.) Marianne Jones Herkimer CSD employee since 1984 Marianne Jones’ path to becoming a special education teacher began when she was in the seventh grade, …

Herkimer Elementary names police robot

The Herkimer Police Department recently visited Herkimer Elementary School to re-introduce students to its Special Response Team robot — or, as it is now known, Badger. Read more: “Herkimer Elementary students name police robot” Elementary students voted during the spring to pick a name for the robot, picking Badger over the other two suggestions of …

Chemo Bag drive a success for second year

Donations from Herkimer Elementary School families were among those packaged during a Chemo Comfort Bag drive on March 31 in Little Falls. Read more: “Volunteers donate, load bags for chemo comfort bag project.” Herkimer Elementary students, staff, parents and community members donated personal care items for the effort, which assembles “comfort bags” to be given …

Language Club says ‘hola’ to Herkimer Elementary

Herkimer High School Language Club students visited Herkimer Elementary School in February to show students that Spanish can be as easy as “uno, dos, tres.” Language Club students gave presentations to fourth-graders and led elementary students in a variety of educational activities and games. “Today was a wonderful success,” fourth-grade teacher Cheryl Jory said of …

Giving goes both ways at Herkimer Elementary

Donations from the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area are keeping kids at Herkimer Elementary School a little warmer this year. Read more: Frankfort, Herkimer among United Way Spread the Warmth recipients The school is the grateful recipient of brand-new winter coats, hats and gloves in various sizes. School Social Worker Kathy …

Building upgrades continue throughout district

Work is continuing through the fall on Herkimer Central School District’s $10.4 million capital project, but students have already been enjoying many of the upgrades already in place. Media centers in both school buildings have been completely renovated with an eye toward collaborative, project-based learning. A redesigned entryway and main office space at the high …