Herkimer student, grad intern with police department

HHS graduate Justin Phillips and student Kyle Bixler are the two newest interns at the Herkimer Police Department.   Phillips, a student at Utica College, and Bixler, a rising junior, are spending the summer working with Herkimer Police officers to gain hands-on experience in law enforcement. According to the police department, both interns will be …

Retiring employee receives honorary diploma

To mark secretary Franca Wandell’s 43-year career at Herkimer High School, High School Principal Mary Tomaso named her an “honorary member of the Class of 2017” and awarded her a symbolic diploma. Mrs. Wandell arrived in the United States at the age of 8, moving to the Mohawk Valley where she later became a member of Herkimer’s …

Herkimer Class of 2017 embarks on next adventures

The day was glorious – blue sky, light breezes and smiling faces everywhere – as 80 Herkimer students tossed their caps in the air and jubilantly celebrated their successful completion of high school. Their graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 24, took place in Myers Park in downtown Herkimer, with family and friends, teachers and school …

Pilot program preps high school students for college math

Rocco Cornacchia and Julie DelMedico of Herkimer College met with Herkimer juniors earlier this month as part of a pilot program that aims to ensure graduating seniors are ready for college-level study in mathematics. “We came here to torture you with some math problems,” Cornacchia joked as he began writing equations on an interactive whiteboard …

Eighth-graders engage with art at Wellin Museum

Lessons in chemistry, physics and computer science might not be what you’d expect to find at an art gallery. But Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School eighth-graders found this, and more, during a recent field trip to the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College. In addition to viewing paintings, murals and drawings by …

Senator stresses value of arts during visit

State Sen. James Seward, R-Milford, spoke to students and teachers about the value of arts education during a visit to Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School on Monday, March 27. “March is Youth Art Month, and I wanted to come here to Herkimer, because your art teachers do a great job,” the senator said. View photos from …

High school honors heart attack survivor with fundraiser

This weekend, Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School nurse Mary Ellen Clark will join nearly 10,000 people at America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk at Utica College, marking the 20th year of central New York’s premier fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Clark’s race bib for the three-mile walk will display the image of a heart with …

Students create Lego Star Wars videos

Herkimer High School juniors got to play with Legos on Wednesday, Feb. 16, as part of a computer science exploration independent study. The group of four juniors meets once every four-day cycle with technology coordinator Ryan Orilio to explore computer technologies. On Wednesday, Orilio and his students used Lego figures to stage and film stop-motion …

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