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Upcoming Graduation Information & Events Upcoming Graduation Information & Events With the end of the school year approaching, there are several upcoming events to celebrate the Class of 2019. These events include: June 10, 2019 - Homer High School Senior Banquet This will be held this upcoming Monday for students and family members who have purchased tickets already for the event. No tickets will be available at the door. The Senior Banquet will be held at the Homer HS Gymnasium beginning at 6:30PM. Please note the location as it is a change from the school calendar. June 21, 2019 - Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal   This event is for seniors to practice for graduation. It is at SUNY Cortland PER Center’s Corey Gymnasium 10:00AM. This is the Main Gymnasium at the PER Center off of Route 281. Seniors - Your cap and gown ...
Engineering Students Develop Creative Solutions Engineering Students Develop Creative Solutions Nine students in Homer High School’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program presented their final Engineering Design and Development class projects to family, friends and staff members last week. The Engineering Design and Development class serves as a capstone for the PLTW program, presenting students with the opportunity to use knowledge and skills gained in previous courses to solve real-world problems. Teams of students use the engineering design process to research and develop a unique and original solution to a technical problem. This year, groups worked on a high-efficiency car window defroster, a portable reel for safe boat towing, an ice cube tray designed to make ice cube removal easier, and a military combat glove to keep soldiers’ hands warm in wintry conditions. ...
Homer Fourth Graders Take to the Water for STEM Project Homer Fourth Graders Take to the Water for STEM Project After spending the year learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) practices, students in Colleen Redenback’s fourth grade class recently had fun during a culminating Makerspace project.   In the “grand finale” of their STEM studies, students broke into teams to create Makerspace Watercraft Tinkercad designs, which were built with milk containers and duct tape. Each boat had to be built according to one of three winning designs, which Redenback said tested the student’s critical thinking skills.   “This is the first year I have done this project with my class, but regardless of whether their boats sink or swim, the students are questioning and thinking more,” said Redenback. “They definitely have been more engaged ...
Homer Students learn about Apprenticeship Opportunities Homer Students learn about Apprenticeship Opportunities A select group of juniors and seniors at Homer High School were recently given the opportunity to learn about several apprenticeship programs in the Central New York region.   Representatives from various unions spoke to the students about lucrative careers in these fields. After graduation, interested 18-year-olds can begin earning good pay and benefits while being trained by experienced professionals.   Many apprenticeship openings are available in these fields and more, with jobs in all parts of the world. Presenters included: Local 43 IBEW Electricians Union, Manufacturing Association of CNY, Cortland Career Works, Workforce Development Institute, Ironworkers Union, and National Grid Linemen's Union.
Planned Intermediate/Junior High School Planned Intermediate/Junior High School Dear Homer Community: Today the Homer Intermediate/Junior High School will be conducting a planned evacuation drill as part of our district-wide safety plan. We will be evacuating the building starting at 1:15PM and will move students to a staging area at FML Industries on Hudson Street. To accommodate the safe passage of students, Clinton Street between Warren Street and Route 281; and the entire length of Hudson Street will be inaccessible from 1  to 2:15PM. Please plan accordingly as no vehicular traffic will be allowed on these streets between these times. The Homer Village Police and Fire Departments are working with us to ensure that traffic on these streets have been blocked off so no traffic can travel through our evacuation drill. Our plan is to conduct this ...
Eight Homer Students Receive Healthy and Physically Active Student Award Eight Homer Students Receive Healthy and Physically Active Student Award Eight Homer students recently received the Healthy and Physically Active Student Award from the New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Students were selected to receive the award based on several criteria, including exhibiting a physically active lifestyle both during and outside school, demonstrating responsible personal and social behavior, demonstrating leadership, serving as a positive influence on peers, contributing to their total school program, and demonstrating and valuing a healthy lifestyle and lifelong learning. The Homer students who were recognized include: Elementary: Miles Franco and Lydia Gross Intermediate: Ty Calabro and Caroline Greenman Junior High: Sam Sorenson and Riley Johnson High School: Jed Brazo ...
Homer Students Learn Importance of Recycling Homer Students Learn Importance of Recycling Second grade students in Shannon Kostuk’s class at Homer Elementary School recently learned the importance of recycling thanks to a local conservation officer.   Cortland County Environmental Conservation Officer Andrew Kostuk visited with the students on Earth Day to discuss ways the students can help the environment by “reducing, reusing, and recycling.”   The students also participated in activities that helped them recognize ways they can positively impact the environment each day. Homer Central School District is proud of its continued partnerships with local law enforcement agencies.
Homer High School Hosts Successful Signing Day Homer High School Hosts Successful Signing Day Homer High School recently celebrated its first annual Signing Day in a big way, as more than half of the school’s senior class participated in the inaugural event.   Wearing shirts showcasing which college, military branch or work force they’ll be joining come next fall, more than 60 seniors participated in the event and signed a large banner in a show of solidarity.   “As seniors approach the end of high school, excitement builds about future plans. Signing Day is a great opportunity for seniors to share with the entire school community what plans they have after graduation,” said Principal Douglas VanEtten. “I am always pleased to see and hear about all the variety of activities our soon to be graduates will be onto next year.”   ...
Trojan Messenger: April 2019 Edition Trojan Messenger: April 2019 Edition Take a look at all the exciting things that have happened in our district over the last several months with the newest edition of the Trojan Messenger Newsletter. To view the newsletter, please click here!
Homer Eighth Graders Participate in Career Day Homer Eighth Graders Participate in Career Day Eighth grade students at Homer Junior High School were able to connect with dozens of professionals and discuss a variety of job opportunities during a recent career day.   The day was packed full of career advice and opportunities for the students, including a guest speaker from Onondaga Community College (OCC), three workshop sessions at OCM BOCES and a tour of SUNY Cortland’s campus.   The day started with a trip to OCM BOCES, where guest speaker Abigail Baird, Director of Career Services at OCC, explained the importance of obtaining soft skills, such as a strong work ethic and positive attitude.   “Soft skills might not be in your curriculum, but your teachers and parents are always training you to have them,” Baird said. “You just have ...
Homer Sixth Graders Learn Importance of CPR Homer Sixth Graders Learn Importance of CPR Sixth grade students at Homer Junior High School recently learned how to administer life-saving measures during CPR trainings.   The trainings were taught during physical education class by teacher Lynne Renner, in coordination with Nancy Cavellier’s applied-skills classes.   In physical education, students learned how to assess a person for unresponsiveness and then perform chest compressions to pump oxygenated blood to the victim’s body. Students were taught how to locate and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Lastly, students were taught how to help a choking victim. In Cavellier’s applied-skills class, students created a brochure to take home and review what they learned throughout the course. According to the CPR Certification Headquarters, ...
Author Visits Homer Intermediate School Author Visits Homer Intermediate School Students at Homer Intermediate School recently learned about perseverance when author Daniel Jude Miller stopped by for a visit.   Miller, who is known for his “Monsters in Manhattan” book series, spoke to students about what it takes to become a published author. Aside from writing, Miller also illustrates, designs and publishes his books.   “Writing and illustrating is just like anything else,” said Miller. “If you practice a little, you’ll get a little better. But if you practice a lot, you’ll get a lot better.”   Miller said when he begins writing a new book, he takes his time and understands that it will take months to complete. Miller also said that no book has ever been written on the first try.   Miller ...
Junior High Students Selected for Art Exhibit Junior High Students Selected for Art Exhibit Artwork by sixth graders MacKenzie Golden, Malake’a Bloodworth, Lily Robideau, Jack Bertram and Bailey Dady was recently selected to represent Homer Junior High School at a special exhibit celebrating the artistic achievements of students throughout central New York. During the month of April, visitors of Beaver Lake Nature Center will enjoy a variety of work relating to nature themes, including animals and landscapes in the form of paintings, drawings, prints, collage and more. The styles range from highly realistic to incredibly imaginative. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 6th (4:30-5:30pm) to honor the young artists. Each of the students will receive a certificate and ribbon in recognition of his/her participation in the show.  ...
Budget Work Session Budget Work Session April 2, 2019 5:00 PM Homer High School-Library
Homer Student Named One of CNY's Homer Student Named One of CNY's "Young and Amazing" Andrew Fagerheim’s enthusiasm for engineering and renewable energy has earned him recognition as a recipient of the CNY Young and Amazing award. The Homer High School junior received the Young and Amazing Award for Academics in Engineering and Technology, sponsored by O’Brien & Gere, and a $500 scholarship. Eight award winners were selected from over 100 entries. The award recognizes Andrew’s passion for using engineering principles to develop environmentally friendly solutions, both at school and in the community. “It’s a huge honor,” Andrew said. As a member of the Environmental Club’s Green Team, Andrew works on projects to promote sustainability and speaks to student groups statewide about environmental issues. The Green Team ...
Homer Student Madison Sciera Readies for Annapolis Homer Student Madison Sciera Readies for Annapolis Since the seventh grade, Homer High School junior Madison Sciera has dreamed of a career in the United States Navy.   This summer, that dream will become one step closer to reality.   Sciera was recently selected to attend the 2019 United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar in Annapolis, Maryland. The exclusive seminar will introduce high school students to life at the naval academy, including academic, athletic and professional training.   Sciera is excited for this opportunity “I just kept jumping up and down,” Sciera said. “I had to ask my mom to read the email to confirm it was real.”   Sciera said the one-week training, which is scheduled for the first week of June, should not only confirm her desire for a career in the Navy, ...
Cornell Veterinary Student Visits Fifth Graders Cornell Veterinary Student Visits Fifth Graders Last week, guest speaker Michelle Neimann made the visit from Cornell, visiting fifth grade classrooms at the Intermediate School. Michelle is currently a student at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She brought with her some cow hearts that she’d dissected, and gave students a lesson on the cardiopulmonary system. The kids were riveted throughout the visit, and were shocked the size of the muscle! Thank you for making the visit, Michelle!
Science & Social Studies Fair Produces Incredible Presentations Science & Social Studies Fair Produces Incredible Presentations Recently, over 160 incredible science and social studies projects were on display as part of the Homer Intermediate School’s “Science & Social Studies Fair!” This annual event invites fourth and fifth graders to create presentations focused on history or science, and then meet with a judge to discuss their project and answer questions about what they’ve created. After the judges meet with all the participants, awards are given out. For the 2019 competition, the grand prize winners in the science category were Garrett B. for his project “Hold the Yolk,” and Emma E. for her project “The Science of Magnets.”   The first-place winner in the social studies category was Maddelyn ...
Junior High Students go Medieval When Learning Scientific Principles Junior High Students go Medieval When Learning Scientific Principles Recently, students from Team 6A constructed their own catapults based on the scientific principles energy, force, and motion that they learned about in class! Students launched tennis balls, cap erasers and plastic fruit down the hallways, and recorded the measurements of the various materials launched. Some students chose to worked collaboratively, while others chose to construct the devices of their imaginations.
Homer Students Visit Albany, Discuss Tobacco Control Homer Students Visit Albany, Discuss Tobacco Control Last month, Homer Junior High School representatives of Cortland County’s “Reality Check” program visited the state Capitol in Albany, where they met with state lawmakers representing our region. During meetings, Reality Check youth leaders Olivia H. (age 12), Kaden D. (11), Ellie E. (11) and Ginny P. (11) and their Tobacco Control Program partners from around the state educated lawmakers about their tobacco control work they’ve done with local communities and health care organizations, including that performed in critical areas of need. In The Well of the Legislative Office Building, youth leaders hosted an interactive, life-sized board game called “Tobacco Trouble” which was set up to highlight recent tobacco control successes and ...



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