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 for students enrolled in the following AP and honor courses have been posted:
AP Language and Composition, AP Literature
AP World History
Honors and Grade 8 Earth Science
Honors English 9 and ... more >>
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: Proposition 1 - 2017-2018 Expenditure Budget
PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have approved the proposed budget
Proposition 2 - Bus Leasing and Purchase of Vehicles
PASSED - ... more >>
Bus of the Month: In collaboration with the transportation department, the Elementary and Intermediate schools will be kicking off a new character initiative called “Bus of the Month” for students in grades K-5. Each month, drivers and transportation staff will nominate a bus for this honor based on student behavior. Students will learn that the bus is an extension of their school and classroom through this new initiative.
Once the “Bus of the Month” is identified, students and their driver will be recognized with a poster that will hang in the bus window. They will also have their picture taken for the school website, and receive a treat at their school.
Drivers and building administration created language and expectations that students already know and use from ... more >>
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:
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:
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: 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 >>