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Early Release Day - Friday, 1/30/15:
Friday, January 30, 2015 will be a Half-Day dismissal at all HCSD schools. The dismissal times are as follows: Junior High School 1st @ 11:00 AM High School 1st @ 11:10 AM Elementary  - 1st @12:05 PM, 2nd @12:15 PM Intermediate - 1st ... more >>

Influenza notice:
Dear Parents/Guardians: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has indicated that influenza is widespread at this time of year. While a shift in the strain of flu this year has resulted in more vaccinated people than usual developing flu, vaccination ... more >>

Special BOE Meeting - Wed. 1/21/15:
The Homer Central School Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Hartnett Elementary School Gymnasium in order for district residents to present options for the future of Hartnett Elementary.  ... more >>

Options Regarding the Hartnett Elementary School Building:
A list of the current options available to the board of education regarding the Hartnett Elementary School building. Click here to view the presentation given at the 1/13/15 board of education meeting.

Superintendent Forum:
There will be a Superintendent Forum on Wednesday, January 14th at 6:30 in room 58.
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Hartnett Fourth Grade Become Colonists For The Day:
Fourth graders at Hartnett were able to become colonists for the day and perform different trades in front of the school. This colonial wax museum took them weeks to prepare for.  There were trades such as apothecary, sheriff, baker, town crier, dressmaker, farmer, silversmith, gunsmith, tithing man, wigmaker, teacher, candle maker and cabinetmaker. They did a fantastic job! 

Math Night:
Mr. Jonathan Kirkwyland, Homer’s Instructional Math Coach, has been leading a monthly series of Parent Math Nights. This most recent session focused on ten frames and rekenreks. The photo illustrates Mr. Kirkwyland’s engaging and hands-on approach in helping parents experience how their children are developing a deeper understanding of math. The next Parent Math Night is scheduled for Wednesday, February 4th and will focus on number lines. These workshops are open to all area parents. Please join the group at the Homer High School Library at 6:30 on February 4th! 

Homer Elementary Honors The Football Team:
Friday, December 19 the Homer football team, coaches and cheerleaders were special guests at the Elementary School's December Character Development Assembly.  At the assembly, the 2014 championship team and their supporters were recognized for their amazing season filled with teamwork, hard work and KINDNESS. The team was presented a poster filled with congratulatory wishes from the Elementary School staff.  Coach Tom Cottrell humbly donned a blue-tassled 2014 holiday hat, while coach Gary Podsiedlik addressed the large audience wearing his festive blue-ribboned stocking hat!  We are so very PROUD of these student-athletes and all of their support-network.  Elementary students and staff showed their Homer PRIDE for the football champions on a school-spirit ... more >>

Mrs. Durkee's Achieve3000 Team Wins:
The Achieve3000 group in Mrs. Durkee's Team Time class won the national reading contest in December!  They earned the most accumulated points for reading informational articles and answering comprehension questions correctly. The Achieve company rewarded the fifth graders with a plethora of goodies, and of course, the students were rewarded with the intrinsic desire to improve their reading skills! Well done to all!! 

Hartnett 5th Grade Scientists:
Hartnett 5th Grade Scientists explore the contents of owl pellets.  Students dissected the pellets and matched up the varying bones of birds and rodents consumed.  Learning about the owl's habitat and diet through discovery was engaging and exciting for students.  Using magnifying glasses and tools students were able to reassemble the bones to recreate the bird or rodent.  
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Ms. Nancy Ruscio, Superintendent

80 South West Road
Homer, NY 13077
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