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Truxton Academy Charter School Impact on Homer Schools – PUBLIC HEARING - Tuesday 10/3/17 Truxton Academy Charter School Impact on Homer Schools – PUBLIC HEARING - Tuesday 10/3/17:
On September 5, 2017 the Homer Central School District received notice from New York State Education Department that the Truxton Academy Charter School Application had been accepted for review on possible action at the November 13-14, 2017 meeting ... more >>

HCSD 2017 Retirees HCSD 2017 Retirees:
The following staff members have retired, or will retire, in 2017. Thank you to all for your many years of service to the Homer Central School district and best wishes for your futures.

Summer Assignments Summer Assignments:
Summer assignments for students enrolled in the following AP and honor courses have been posted:  AP Biology AP Language and Composition, AP Literature AP World History Honors and Grade 8 Earth Science Honors English 9 and ... more >>

2017 Graduation Reminder 2017 Graduation Reminder:
Graduation for the Homer High School Class of 2017 will be held on Saturday, June 24th at 11:00am at SUNY Cortland's PER Center.

2017-18 School Budget Vote Results 2017-18 School Budget Vote Results:
Proposition 1 - 2017-2018 Expenditure Budget PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have approved the proposed budget Yes- 492 No- 104 Proposition 2 - Bus Leasing and Purchase of Vehicles PASSED - ... more >>
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Homer Pride Homer Pride:
Some students in Mr. Andre's Studio 1 Art Class have been working on temporary art. On Tuesday, September 19, students pictured took to expressing their Homer Pride by spelling the word Pride in this display. This was generated along with the assistance of senior peer mentor Sydney N. Nice work, artists!

Elementary School's Buddy Bench Elementary School's Buddy Bench:
The Homer Elementary School will be introducing a new component to the character development this upcoming fall. The Buddy Bench is a place for students to sit when they are looking for a playmate during recess times. Students will be taught the importance of inclusion, accepting, empathy, and being a good friend to all through Sean Covey's work of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. Students will be introduced to this new concept at the September character development assembly on September 15, 2017. 

Trojan Mascot Visits The Elementary School Trojan Mascot Visits The Elementary School:
Superintendent Ruscio wanted to make the first day of the 2017-18 school year memorable for the Elementary students.  She invited the Trojan mascot to help her and other staff greet students as they arrived.  There were smiles on all faces as they entered the school.  What a great day for them all!   Pictured is the Trojan mascot with Makenna P.

New Raised Bed Gardens New Raised Bed Gardens:
If you are passing by Homer High School stop and look at the new raised bed gardens, located behind the south wing of the building. Students from the Homer High School Environmental Club joined with Mrs Wakula’s and Mrs. Patriarco’s summer classes and faculty from the Science Department to build the beds August 14 th . The project was part of the Environmental Club’s “Green Team” Environmental Action Plan conceived at the Youth Climate Summit in November 2016. Other initiatives have included reviving composting at the high school and investigating using locally grown produce in the cafeteria. The high school Green Team wrote and received a grant to fund building the gardens.  Their hope is to supply the cafeteria with fresh vegetables and herbs next year. ... more >>

Calculus Students Share Passion For Math With Elementary Students Calculus Students Share Passion For Math With Elementary Students:
On Monday, June 6, students from George Schneider’s calculus classes visited Homer Elementary School to share a bit of their love of mathematics with the young students. Using guidelines from the New York State Common Core Mathematics Standards, the calculus students planned and conducted hands-on geometry activities with students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. The high school students were challenged to break down geometry skills and concepts in a way that young learners could understand them. For their part, the elementary students clearly enjoyed interacting with their older peers and exploring concepts of geometry in an engaging way. This is the second year in a row that Mr. Schneider has brought his classes to the Elementary School. Everyone hopes that this is ... more >>
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