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Facilities Improvement Project Vote Results:
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Facilities Improvement Project Vote 7:00 am - 9:00 pm Proposition 1 - Facilities Improvement Project FAILED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have rejected the proposed project. ... more >>

Parent Math Night 1-7-15:
Parent Math Night: Ten frames & Rekenreks and Special Guest, Annie Cartie, Youth Media Coordinator, WSKG      Good To Know , a collaborative project between WSKG and local educators, is a digital video series ... more >>

Section III Class B Footbal Title Game:
New York State Ranked #4 Homer Trojans versus the New York State Ranked #3 Cazenovia Lakers at the Carrier Dome on  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   POLICY NOTICE              The Homer School District is sensitive to concerns regarding the criteria used for making student grade promotion and placement ... more >>
Trojan Messenger      
Coding Club Highlighted:
The Homer Intermediate Coding Club was recently highlighted in an post by Tynker - a platform for creating and learning about code. Tynker enables children to learn programming and design thinking in a fun and imaginative way. Tynker offers interactive courses for children to learn programming at their own pace at home and curriculum and grade specific programming courses for schools.  The club meets once a week from 5:30-6:30pm. Started by interested parents, the club has been meeting for over three months, and is discussing expanding the program to include more lessons and more students.  The post is a great read, check out the link below for more infromation about the project. http://www.tynker.com/blog/articles/programming-for-kids/parents-pioneer-computer-programming-in-school-district/ ... 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.   

Junior High Trojans in P.E. use IPADs for Feedback:
Junior High PE classes using iPads for feedback and critique. The iPad is an instructional tool used in Jr. High Physical Education.  During a recent basketball unit, students were videotaped during game play and then given time to watch themselves and discuss areas for growth and specific strengths.  It was a great opportunity for the students to self analyze their skills and improve their defensive technique.  

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. 
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