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2017 National Geographic Bee Congratulations to Homer's 4 th  – 8 th  graders who made it through to the preliminary round of the 2017 National Geographic Bee and moved onto our district’s final round. Our students were among one-hundred and eleven students who competed.  Students who qualified for the final round are: Matthew F., Aaron L., Jane G., Lulu E., Lucia C., Chloe K., Bailey W., Spencer R., Rachel B., and Dylan S. and Ewan M. (who are not pictured). Rachel B. was Homer’s final round champion! Rachel is advancing to the New York State Geographic Bee on March 31st in Albany.  Congratulations to all of our finalists!   more >>
Clifford The Big Red Dog Visits The High School Thank you to staff involved with a bright spot in the day Tuesday. It is true that Clifford, the Big Red Dog was here at the high school to make a visit. It has been busy enough in the office that Mrs. Schneider asked for help and Clifford was happy to lend a paw!  Click the link below to view the slideshow more >>
Ribbon Cutting At The High School Homer Central School had a ribbon cutting ceremony at the High School on February 7, 2017 to show the public the new auditorium, music spaces and art rooms. These are the first completed spaces through the capital project. Entertainment was provide by the Brass Act, Blue Notes and Jazz Band. more >>
Emma Murphy Completes Iowa World Food Conference Emma Murphy Completes Iowa World Food Conference Reed Cleland From Wednesday, October 12th, to Sunday, October 16th, Emma Murphy attended the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute Conference.  Held in Iowa, the conference unites youth from across the world in learning about agrarian and humanitarian crises currently afflicting the international community. Following a successful presentation at Cornell University on the Sudan water crisis, Emma was chosen to represent New York State at the conference. She flew with her mentor, Mrs. Lori Andersen, to Iowa; she was promptly sorted into a group with students from Michigan, Mexico, India, Iowa, and Georgia. She listened to speeches by ambassadors and presidents, helped prepare 24,000 nutritional meals for the Haitian Relief ... more >>
Animal Science Field Trip to New Hope View Farms Animal Science Field Trip to New Hope View Farms  January 13, 2017  Mrs. Head took 20 animal science students to her family’s dairy farm to wrap up the topics covered Animal Science. The students went to four different stations where they learned about how many acres of land the farmers work, how cows are milked in the parlor, different feed stuffs and their importance to cow nutrition, and herd health.   At station 1, Gaelen Head (crop manager/owner) told the students the number of crops they cover in a growing season. He mentioned that they only grow corn and hay and process it in a variety of ways. He had a Claus chopper and John Deere tractor on display that the students were able to look inside and ask questions about how they are operated to put up high ... more >>
CTE Star In Welding OCM BOCES recently released another new video to describe and promote their Career & Technical Education programs. This one focuses on Welding Professions and features Homer student Isaac C. Click on the article title to see the video.  more >>
Mrs. Bachmann’s 8th grade Home and Career Every holiday season, Mrs. Bachmann’s 8 th  grade Home and Career class at the Jr. High School does a community service project.  This year, the students made rope toys for the dogs housed at the Onondaga and Cortland SPCAs.  Tennis balls used to make these toys were donated by the Homer High School tennis team.   The students also collected towels, blankets and treats for the animals, along with dog and cat food. Reps from both SPCA’s came in with dog ambassadors who spoke to the students about being responsible pet owners.   more >>
Another CTE Homer "Star" OCM BOCES - Another video unveiled with a Homer  "star" OCM BOCES has a series of new videos to describe and promote our Career & Technical Education programs.  One of these videos, which focuses on Physical Therapy & Rehabilitative Professions - embedded at Cortland Regional Medical Center, features short testimonials from one of our students: Tyler P.. Click on the article for the video.   more >>
All-State Music Festival All-State Mixed Chorus           This year, Homer High School was honored to have 3 students selected to participate in this year’s Conference All-State Music Festival with an additional student (Jenniellen W.) selected as an alternate.           To receive this honor, each student had to earn a perfect 100 on the most difficult NYSSMA solo repertoire (Level 6) by an All-State certified judge AND be marked as one of the best 100s.  They competed against thousands of students across the state for this honor.           To participate in All-State, seniors Drew G. and Kate H., and junior Chris D. travelled to Rochester to rehearse with Dr. Biddlecombe ... more >>
Junior High Area All-State Festival Congratulations to the following students who recently represented the Homer school district in the Junior High Area All-State festival held at Cortland High School.  They are (from left to right): Ellis H (band), Melina S. (choir), Mia L. (choir), Stephen G. (choir), Zach A. (choir), Lea C. (choir), and Julie M. (band).  Students were selected by having the best scores in NYSSMA Zone 3 on their respective instruments.   more >>
Congratulations to Gillian Congratulations are extended to senior Gillian M. Gillian is pictured in the high school library with her parents as she signs her letter of intent to attend East Stroudsburg University where she will be a member of the Women's Lacrosse Team and study nursing. We wish her well as she finishes her senior year and heads on to her future at East Stroudsburg.   more >>
Teacher Of The Month Award 2016   The Apple for the Teacher Award is a widely recognized program that celebrates the educators of NYS who inspire students, model great teaching, and enrich their school communities.  The November 1st Apple for the Teacher recipient is Michael Norris – a Kindergarten Teacher at Homer Elementary School.  Mr. Norris was nominated by a kindergarten parent whose daughter most days comes home and says “We had the best day ever!”   Not only does Mr. Norris love to dance, he also loves comic books, superheroes, and Star Wars.  The kids can’t wait to see what Mr. Norris will do on Wacky Wednesdays.  If you see Mr. Norris, be sure to congratulate this “best teacher ever” for always going above and beyond for his students!   ... more >>
Homer Senior High School Presents "The Tragedy of King Richard III" Students of Homer Senior High School will perform "The Tragedy of King Richard III" November 18 and 19. As charming as he is evil, Richard III murders and marries his way to England's crown in one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Shows will be 7:30 p.m. Friday November 18 and Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Homer Intermediate School, 58 Clinton St., Homer. Tickets are $8 to $10 and will be available at the door. Cast  Drew G. King Richard III, Stephen H., Henry Tudor, David F., King Edward IV, Julia G., Queen Elizabeth, Kaitlyn C., Queen Margeret, Reed C., Lord Buckingham, Eliot G., Lord Hastings. Crew  Mikael E., Stage manager, Amber B., Assistant Stage manager, Conner L., Lighting design, Leah P, Adam W.,and Abby E., ... more >>
Another Video Unveiled With Homer "Stars" OCM BOCES - Another video unveiled with Homer "stars" OCM BOCES is launching a series of new videos to describe and promote our Career & Technical Education programs.  One of these videos, which focuses on automotive collision, features short testimonials from  two of YOUR students: Dan S. and Leanna K . Click on the article for the video. more >>
Girls In The STEM Workplace Girls in the STEM Workplace event at SRC, Inc., November 4th. In coordination with Partners for Education & Business, Inc., SRC (formerly Syracuse Research Corporation) hosted local female students in grades 7 through 9 to learn about the many career pathways available in STEM--Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  In addition, students toured the facility and learned about the very important work that SRC does related to national security and environmental chemistry. And that only covers a small portion of the day! Top Row: Alina H., Leah C., Emma A., and Allison T. Bottom Row: Kayleigh M., Brady H., Marlena K., and Meaghan T.   more >>
High School Physical Education Class Goes Geocaching Physical Education classes took a field trip to Hinchcliff Family Preserve and Bear Swamp to place and find some Geocaches last week. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Students learned the importance of lifelong fitness and how to utilize the great resources we have in our own backyards.   more >>
High School Students Create A Spooky Effect Check out how students were able to create this spooky effect.  As Ms. Jones explains it: When the stopper is removed from the flask, the sodium iodide drops into the hydrogen peroxide and catalyzes the decomposition of the peroxide into oxygen gas and water vapor.  (2 H2 O2(aq) → 2 H2O(g) + O2(g) + heat). Being a catalyst, the iodine is not changed in the decomposition. The reaction is exothermic and produces significant heat.  Voila!  Click on article to see larger picture.   more >>
High School Senior Attends Global Youth Institute High school senior Emma M. recently traveled to Iowa for the Global Youth Institute where she met world food scholars and worked with students from around the world. She is shown here with Joyce Banda, former president of Malawi, a country in southeastern Africa.   more >>
High School Students Make a Snowman Students at the High School made a creative display October 27 with our first snow and made a snowman for all the students to enjoy as they entered the building.  more >>
JV and Varsity Volleyball Dig Pink HUGE thank you to everyone for their support for the JV and Varsity Volleyball Dig Pink ?on ??October 4 th .  We along with Cazenovia were able to raise just over $1500.00 for The Side Out Foundation and cancer research.  Our donations will be combined with the other 16 participating CNY schools to try to reach the main goal of $10,000.  Thanks to all who donated, in person or online, those who made baked goods, those who volunteered to help at the event, and to those who came to support the girls.   more >>

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