Parent Math Night 12-4-14: Parent Math Night - Arrays & Area Models - Thursday, December 4, 6:30-8:00 PM, Homer High School Library.
An array is an orderly arrangement of objects, and an area model is a visual way of representing numbers. Both models ... more >>
Wi-Fi access on buses: Today’s students are busier than ever and having Wi-Fi connectivity allows for learning to be extended. Last year Homer Central School District piloted the use
of Wi-Fi on six of our buses that go on longer runs for field trips or ... more >>
Policy Notice - Student Evaluation: Homer Central School District
The Homer School District is sensitive to concerns regarding the criteria used for making student grade promotion and placement ... more >>
Author, Gail Jarrow Visits Intermediate School: Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow recently visited the Intermediate School to talk with students about her new book, Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed How we Eat. Fourth and fifth graders from both Hartnett and the Intermediate Schools were intrigued as Jarrow revealed the true story of the scientific detectives who tackled this baffling medical mystery. Students prepared for Jarrow’s presentation during library classes by discussing the conditions of the post-Civil War South, employment opportunities and nutrition. The students were attentive and receptive to Jarrow’s interactive presentation. We thank the SCA for once again sponsoring Gail Jarrow’s visit.
Hartnett Presents To The Board of Education:
Hartnett Elementary School science students in Mrs. Mastroe's 4th-6th grade classes presented the principles of physics to the Board of Education in a vignette written by students. Prior to the presentation, each student had designed his or her own car with recycled materials from home. The cars were raced down a ramp to see which car would travel the furthest. Sir Isaac Newton made a visit from the past only to meet up with Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Salmon River Fish Hatchery:
Homer Junior High seventh graders recently visited the Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar, New York to witness the annual migration of Coho and Chinook salmon to their birthplace. Students got to observe New York's Great Lakes fishery program in action with a tour of the hatchery. Biologists from the Fisher Ave. office greeted the students and gave them an up close opportunity to see the salmon and some daring students even picked them up.. The trip was the culmination of their unit on salmon and trout ecology. This was the 25th consecutive year in which Homer students explored the hatchery, and for the 25th year, hatchery managers said Homer has the best behaved and most prepared students who come to visit the facility.
Living History Project:
Mrs. F lood's 7th grade art class recently participated in a "Living History Project". W e invited local veterans into school to talk with us about their experiences. After meeting, the students created art projects in small groups that were given to them as gifts. Happy Veteran's Day!
Teachers Raise Money For Breast Cancer:
4th grade teachers at the Intermediate School (left to right: Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Barber, Ms. Cristaldi, Mrs. Fulton, Mrs. Higgins, Mrs. Garrett, Mrs. Poplawski, and Mrs. Leach) donated money to help fund Breast Cancer research and wore pink on 10/29/14 to help raise awareness in our school community. The teachers can still be seen in the community with pink strips in their hair.