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Eagle Scout Project At The Factory Brook Nature Area This summer, Boy Scout and Homer High School student Neil M. completed his Eagle Scout project at the Factory Brook nature area behind the Junior High. Neil’s project was to build a bridge to connect two trails over a seasonal stream. The bridge had to be large enough to carry a substantial piece of equipment, which was no small task. With the help of his fellow scouts and leaders from Troop 79 as well as family members and friends, Neil constructed a fabulous new bridge that will enable our grounds staff to maintain the area. Neil had guidance from Mr. Barry and was helped with financial assistance from the Homer Education Foundation and the Junior High student council. Check out the pictures of his project from start to finish. Thank you, Neil, for a job well done! Click  more ... more >>
HS Students Recognized for Exemplary Attendance Homer HS Students Recognized for Exemplary Attendance for month of September Attendance at school each day establishes the foundation for student success. In recognition of students who have missed no days of school this year, Homer High School students with 100% attendance received a free ticket for tonight’s Homecoming Football game against Skaneateles. Students who have 95% attendance to date were placed in a drawing to receive a free ticket for tonight’s Homecoming Dance. more >>
Hartnett Auction Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nancy S. Ruscio, Superintendent of Schools (607) 749-7241 Ext. 5022 Frank Pietrzak, Auctioneer  (800) 243-0061   HARTNETT SCHOOL BUILDING AUCTION The Homer Board of Education approved a contract with Absolute Auctions & Realty, Inc. for the real estate auction of the Hartnett Elementary School building and land in Truxton, NY. Bidding for the Hartnett Elementary Auction will begin Monday, Oct. 26 @ 10:00AM/EST and will conclude on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 1:01 PM/EST.  Prospective purchasers are encouraged to visit the auctioneer’s website: www.AARAuctions.com for complete auction details including photos, property assessment information, ... more >>
Capital Project Ground Breaking The capital project ground breaking ceremony was held on June 23 at the high school. Board of Education members, some staff and a student were on hand to dig in and get the work started. When completed, the high school will have a new auditorium, safer gymnasium, reconfigured classrooms, new bus turn-around, and other enhanced benefits for students and staff. more >>
A Trip To The Farm This spring kindergartners from the Elementary school took a trip to the Weddle Farm on Route 281. It is an example of a "village" working together to educate our children. The Weddles gave each child a homemade cookie and milk. They also brought animals from other farms to enrich the experience. This year, students got to milk Mona the Holstein cow, pet Pedro the alpaca, greet calves and sheep, and meet Ah-Choo the camel. more >>
Spirit Week At The Homer Intermediate School Homer Intermediate students participated in Spirit Week’s "Take on the Future" Thursday, on June 11. Students dressed up as what they aspire to be when they grow up. From the back row: Lillian B. (cook), Michelle H.(police officer), Emily D. (teacher), Bryce H. (baseball player), Matthew F. (the President of the United States), Jonah C. (Robotics Engineer), Rishi A. (orthopedic surgeon), Olivia S.  (pediatrician). more >>
Field Trip To The Phillips Free Library Homer Intermediate School Fourth Graders taught by Mrs. Barrett, Mrs. Shirley and Mrs. Stevens went on a field trip to the Phillips Free Library in Homer on Friday, June 12th.   Students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade were able to receive books through a grant written by Priscilla Berggren-Thomas, Library Director. The money for the books comes from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund. What a great reading project for instilling the love of reading in our students over the summer months! This year’s summer theme is: Every Hero Has a Story.  Thank you so much Ms. Priscilla for doing this for our students!  more >>
Rotary Teacher Of The Year Congratulations to Jeanne Stevens who was named Rotary Teacher of the Year on Wednesday, June 10. Jeanne, who teaches reading in the Intermediate School, was selected because of her work in Homer schools and in our community.   more >>
Bus Driver Of The Year Homer bus driver Patty Yaple won Bus Driver of the Year for 14-15, NYAPT (New York Association of Pupil Transportation) which has several Chapters through out New York.  Patty was awarded this honor on June 10 at the Crestwood Golf Course in Marcy.   Congratulations to Patty and thank you for all you do to transport our children safely each and every day.  more >>
Homer Boy's 1600 Meter Relay Competed In The State Qualifier On Friday, June 5th the Homer boy's 1600 meter relay competed in the State Qualifier at Cicero North Syracuse High School with a few of their teammates.  The team of Marc H., Nick Y., Joshua T. and Jayden G. not only broke the school record by over two seconds but their time of 3:25.32 qualified them to compete at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships at SUNY Albany next Friday.  If you see them, please wish them luck. It is a great accomplishment and honor to be competing at such a high level. more >>
Homer High School Yearbook Dedicated To The Custodial Staff Congratulations to the custodial staff of the High School for having the 2015 yearbook dedicated to them. Each year the Homer High School Yearbook is dedicated to a deserving person (or people!) and this year is no exception. The custodial staff was on hand to receive the honor at a brief ceremony held in the High School cafeteria on the afternoon of June 4th. One of the quotes on the dedication page sums their contribution up this way: "The custodians at the Homer High School are hard working, dedicated and do a great job. They are always more than willing some without question. They are our unsung heroes." more >>
Hartnett 2nd and 3rd Graders Release Butterflies Mrs. Kostuk’s 2nd Grade and Mrs. Fernandez’s 3rd Grade class had a school-wide butterfly release as both classes studied the life cycle of the butterfly. more >>
Kim Sharpe Is Awarded Board Member of Achievement Award   Congratulations to Homer Board of Education Member Kim Sharpe for being recognized on May 28th by the Cortland-Madison School Boards Association as an Achievement Honoree. Mrs. Sharpe has been a Homer Board member for nine years and has served as both president and vice president. As an educator herself, she is widely respected as both a student and staff advocate. Mrs. Sharpe has served as a member of the district's Instructional Leadership Council, Safety Committee, Community Relations Committee, Athletic Boosters, and Hartnett Elementary PTA. Students, staff and our school community have benefited from Mrs. Sharpe's thoughtful, active participation and leadership.   more >>
Homer's Marching Band Performs at Memorial Day Parade Homer's Marching Band performed at the Village of Homer's Memorial Day remembrance ceremony last weekend.   The band will also be performing at the Dairy Parade June 2nd and the Fireman's Field Day Parade June 6. more >>
JH Humanities Course Bullying Mural The students created a bullying mural as a final project in the Humanities course, 7B, taught by Mrs.  Feldman, Mrs. Shurtleff and Miss Barnoski . The students then voted on the top 3 and this is the winner. The students are: M. Settineri, M. Kruman and M. Robison. more >>
National Tech Honor Society National Tech Honor Society Ten Homer Student were inducted into the National Tech Honor Society which was held on April 30, 2015 at OCM BOCES McEvoy Center, Cortland.  The goal of the National Technical Honor Society is to recognize deserving students who have chosen technical education pathways to a successful future. Congratulations to the following Homer students. Culinary Arts: Lauren F. and  Emily S. New Visions Environmental Science: McKenzie B., Lucia F. and Grace G. New Visions Medical: Hiland B., Kiersten H., and Taylar W. Welding: Brett B., and Robert C. more >>
Nature Area Cleanup On May 5th and 6th students from Mr. Barry’s science classes performed our annual Nature Area cleanup and planted approximately 500 trees to increase the floral diversity of our unique outdoor classroom. The students worked hard on trail maintenance including retrieving a number of submerged tires and picking up debris from the early season flooding. The Nature Area looks great! Get out there and enjoy it. more >>
2015 Pride of Workmanship Award Nomination 2015 Pride of Workmanship Award Nomination Congratulations to John Henderson, custodial supervisor for Homer Central School District for receiving the 2015 Rotary Club Pride of Workmanship Award. Mr. Henderson goes above and beyond every day at the high school-- constantly asking what he can do to help with anything that needs to be done. His dedication to our schools and school community shows in the way he gives 110% to whatever he does.  more >>
Homer High School Top 10% Class of 2015 Congratulations to the top 10% of the graduating class of 2015.    Anthony L, William M, Bradley K, Padraig M, Andrew C,  Nicholas D, Matthew M, Nicholas B, Daniel T, Anthony B,  Julia B, Lucy C, Stephanie M, Robin B, Hilary L, Lydia B more >>
Spanish Students Traveled To Costa Rica Mrs. Zimmerman's upper-level Spanish students traveled to Costa Rica on April 1 for fifteen days.  While there, they lived with families, studied at Intensa Language Institute and carried out community service projects. One day, the students spent the day cleaning, painting, and playing with the children at the Institute.  This day was one of the favorites!  The paint, supplies, several board games, soccer balls, crayons and chalk were donated by the High School International Club!!  Through this Study Abroad program the students were able to see the language and culture that they have studied in a real and personal way.  Through the community service project they saw the positive impact that their hard work had in the lives of the adults and the children involved ... more >>



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