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 …

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 …

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 …

‘Magician Mania’ includes news of $15k donation

News of a $15,000 donation to Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School capped off “Magician Mania,” a day-long event for Herkimer Jr./Sr. High Students aimed at bringing the school community closer together.   Rather than following their normal class schedule, the entire junior-senior high spent the day in team-building exercises, “meet and greet” sessions with club and …

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 …

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