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Budget Vote Budget Vote Don't Forget: Budget Vote is Tuesday, May 21 from 7:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. at Homer High School Old Music Building. Please refer to the Budget Newsletter for more information.
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 ...
Intermediate School Students Enjoy Renaissance Art Activities Intermediate School Students Enjoy Renaissance Art Activities Recently, students from Mrs. Giamichael's, Mrs. Jackson's, Mrs. Brown's, and Ms. Nye's classes took part in a special Renaissance Art activity. During the activity, students were able to choose from among three different stations to participate in: “Paint like Michelangelo” “Sculpt like Leonardi” “Invent like Da Vinci” The event served as wrap-up for their core knowledge language arts unit on the Renaissance, where students learned all about famous artists that lived and worked during that time period. The students loved being an artist for a day, and trying their hand at creating interesting pottery, paintings, and inventions. The students really began to feel like Michelangelo, when they tried painting ...
Homer Schools, Community Get Sneak Preview of Homer Schools, Community Get Sneak Preview of "On the Town" Last week, the Homer High School’s production of "On the Town" hit the road, visiting the multiple locales to provide a teaser for the show that ultimately debuted over the weekend.
The crew stopped by the Elementary School, and gave an assembly for the students there. Not only did the performers act out multiple scenes from the musical, but they took time at the end to work with students from the individual classrooms, teaching them finer points of thespianism!
The production also traveled to the Intermediate School, High School, and Walden Place to present songs from the musical, and talk about some of the social issues presented in the show from the context of the time period.
The crew even ...
Homer Students Visit OCC for 2019 Scholastic Art Award Show Homer Students Visit OCC for 2019 Scholastic Art Award Show Hot on the heels of the awards announcement for the 2019 Scholastic Art competition, a group of 80 Homer students took a field trip to Onondaga Community College, where winners from the contest had their work on display for the public. All told, over 40 Homer students received recognition for their incredible work following the competition, and a field trip to see this work proudly displayed is a fantastic way to celebrate this success. Congratulations to all of our incredible artists!  
2019 Scholastic Art Awards Roundup 2019 Scholastic Art Awards Roundup Following the series of posts on our Facebook page , here is the roundup of Homer Central School District's Gold-Key winners from the 2019 Scholastic Art Awards! Click on any of the images to enlarge. Congratulations to all of our artists!    Sophie Burhans' winner from the "design" category: "My Future's Keeper."   Ashley Casterline's winner from the Drawing and Illustration category: "Justin's Pile."   Ryan Cough's winner from the Sculpture category: "The 5-star Ho-Bell."   ...
Homer Students Speak With Ambulance Medic Homer Students Speak With Ambulance Medic Earlier in this month, Ms. Tracy’s class visited with Mr. Michael Keegan, a medic with TLC Medical Transportation Services. Mr. Keegan had a lot of equipment to show the students, including towels, emesis basins, defibrillator, a radio, emergency lights, and a stretcher.   Mr. Keegan was very kind throughout the visit, sharing his time and knowledge with the group. The students learned that up to five people can sit in the back of the ambulance, or two people can do so lying down. They also learned that an ambulance is capable of doing everything that an emergency room can do in the first 20 minutes of an incident! Mr Keegan also shared a little bit about his personal experience on the job. Students learned that he has delivered 11 babies in the past, and ...



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