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Regional Science Fair Winners On March 26, four students from the Homer Intermediate School participated in the Regional Science Fair in Syracuse, New York.    Fifth grader, Caoimhe D., was the recipient of two awards. The first was the I EEE Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University. She was also awarded the Lockheed Martin Award for her project entitled "What Material Will Block a Wifi Signal?" Caoimhe was awarded Highest Honors classification.    Fifth grader, Kathleen G., was the recipient of the LeMoyne Excellence in Math & Computer Sciences award. She also received Honors classification for her project "The Science of Kindness".   Fourth grader, Kyler C., was the recipient of the Lockheed Martin award. He received Highest ... more >>
2017 Rotary Award Congratulations to Sue Downes, Homer Elementary building secretary, for receiving the 2017 Rotary Pride of Workmanship Award. All who know and work with Sue can attest that she is 110% dedicated to the children, families, and staff of the Elementary School--all day, every day. Sue personifies Blue PRIDE.  more >>
2017 National Technical Honor Society Ceremony   Thursday, April 6, twenty-three Homer students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society during a ceremony held at OCM BOCES McEvoy Campus. The NTHS recognizes deserving students who have chosen technical education pathways to a successful future. Students must maintain an 85% average and demonstrate attributes of knowledge, skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership in one of the following programs: Automotive Collision, Automotive Technology, Computer Technology, Construction, Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Graphic Communications, Health Occupations, New Vision Environmental Science, New Vision Medical Professions, or Welding Technology. Congratulations to Homer students Kaylee M., Daniel ... more >>
The Conscientious Cooperator Reed C.’s essay, “The Conscientious Cooperator” has been chosen as one of 16 finalists in a contest sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves, an international educational and professional development organization. As a finalist, Reed is eligible for top prizes which includes monetary awards. More than 5,200 entries were submitted to the organization and finalists were selected to move on for public voting. We hope you will take a minute to click on the following link, read the essays, and vote on your favorite. http://contest.facinghistory.org/choices/voting/ more >>
Third Graders In Ms. Streeter's Class Surprised Their Classmates Third graders in Ms. Streeter's class surprised their classmates by secretly making inspirational notes for student lockers. The notes were taped to all third grade lockers before students arrived on the first day of ELA testing. The short, positive messages brought smiles to many faces all week long.   more >>
Graduate Students From Tokyo Eight multi-disciplinary graduate students from Tokyo Gakugei University in Japan, and their professor, Dr. Suzuki, visited the High School and Intermediate School in early March.  The graduate students taught short 15-20 minute mini-lessons on Japanese cultures at both schools and ate lunch with students in our cafeterias. The visit was facilitated by Dr. Tim Davis at SUNY Cortland. more >>
Students Experimented With Little Bits TypeIn March, students in the Intermediate school had the opportunity to explore engineering concepts in the library.  Students experimented with Little Bits, a Meeperbot, and and mBot.  These items were borrowed from OCM BOCES. Students greatly enjoyed this opportunity! Click here to see the Power Point   more >>
Homer Artist Wins Nationals   Meagan C. is a senior at Homer High School. Meagan has been creating art since freshman year. It was just last year, however, that she realized it was her passion. Last year Meagan received a gold key for her art at the Central New York Scholastics. This year, she won much more. She received a silver key for her eight-piece portfolio; one piece received a silver key, and another two were awarded gold keys. Her skull drawing also received the best drawing in the show. The piece was selected as one of five drawings to move to nationals for the American New Visions award. When the national judging was done, Meagan's skull piece was selected as the winner of the American New Visions award. In June 2017, Meagan will go to Carnegie Hall in New York City, where the award ceremony ... more >>
Ribbon Cutting at the High School Homer Central School had a ribbon cutting ceremony at the High School on March 9, 2017, to show the public the new gymnasium as part of the capital project. A student volleyball game was played after the ribbon cutting.   more >>
2017 NYSBDA Middle School Honor Band Julie M. and Leah C. represented Homer at the 2017 NYSBDA Middle School Honor Band concert on Saturday March 4, 2017 in Liverpool, NY. Middle School students from across NYS were selected by NYSBDA to perform in this Honor Band. Students as far west as Orchard Park in the Buffalo area and as far east as Downstate NY formed this band. The students spent all day Friday on March 3rd practicing for the event, stayed the night at the hotel where they performed, and woke up early to continue to practice for a 4:00 p.m. concert on Saturday March 4th. A big thank you goes to our JH Band Director Greg Wakeman,.     more >>
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   https://docs.google.com/a/homercentral.org/presentation/d/1M9e3XxY4iJ9UmCXMXPQR7mO3-Gad5lMKKna9hbDYJZw/edit?usp=sharing 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 >>



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