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2nd Grade Students Thank the Homer PD and Homer FD with Cookies 2nd Grade Students Thank the Homer PD and Homer FD with Cookies   Miss Lamie, Mrs. Gilbert, and Mrs. Burgess 2nd grade students visited the Homer Police Department and the Homer Fire Department on Thursday January 11, 2018 to thank our local heroes for the job they do each and every day in keeping our community safe! Students made plates of chocolate chip cookies and brought them to the police department and fire house to personally thank each member for their service! Thank you 2nd graders for spreading positive character within our community!   more >>
Intermediate Students Interact With A Meccano Robot Over the next few weeks Intermediate School students will have the opportunity to interact with a Meccano Robot. This robot was built by OCM BOCES School Library Systems staff and is on loan to the Intermediate Library. Students can see how the robot was put together and can practice coding the robot.  This robot can dance, give high fives, tell jokes, and much more! more >>
December Bus Of The Month The Homer Central School District Bus of the Month for the month of December has been awarded to the students on Route 4 with driver Mrs. Susan Kilmer!  Mrs. Kilmer nominated her students for improving their behavior on the bus by staying in their seats, lowering their voice levels, and being safe as they ride the bus. Mrs. Kilmer commented that "every child who rides my bus always tries their best!" The Homer Bus of the Month sign will be proudly displayed in the front passenger side window on route 4 for the month of January. Each student will receive a certificate and a pizza party during the month of January for demonstrating Blue PRIDE and making a positive effort to make their bus safe!  Congratulations to these students and driver Mrs. Susan Kilmer! more >>
Baseball Team Helps The Salvation Army Christmas Bureau Give-A-Way The members of the 2018 baseball team pitched in and helped set up the Salvation Army Christmas Bureau Give-A-Way.  Members sorted toys, unloaded trucks, sorted food and heard about the importance of the event. Blue Pride!   more >>
Homer Junior High Science Club Visits The Freeville Earthship Homer Junior High Science club visited the Freeville Earthship owned by Chad and Courtney DeVoe. The off-grid home is designated an Earthship home by meeting six criteria and is only one of three homes in New York State of this type. Highlights of the home include being built from recycled materials including tires, bottles and cans, use of solar panels for electricity, water reclaiming system for all water use in the home, and a greenhouse for growing fruits and vegetables. Students enjoyed the unique attributes of the home and learning what it takes to live off the grid!    more >>
November Bus Of The Month The Homer Central School District Bus of the Month for the month of November has been awarded to the students on Route 19 with driver Mr. Brian Florio!  Mr. Florio nominated his students for improving their behavior on and off the bus by waiting safely at the bus stop, crossing safely, and taking their assigned seat without being reminded. Each student also improved upon using an appropriate tone of voice while on the bus. Mr. Florio commented that "each student has made progress in improving their behavior during the a.m. and p.m. bus runs!" Each student will receive a certificate and a pizza party during the month of December for demonstrating Blue PRIDE and making a positive effort to make their bus safe! Congratulations to these students and driver Mr. Brian Florio! more >>
Congratulations To All Of Our Fall Student-Athletes Special recognition to the Boys' Cross Country team who were league champs, and to Grant S. and Teddy M. for qualifying for the NYSPHSAA state track meet.     Additionally, congratulations to the Homer Varsity football team, earning a fifth straight league championship and our school's fifth Section II Class B Championship as well. The team was ranked sixth in the November NYS poll. After the 11/26 state championship game, the ranking may move up as the team handed Class C Champion Skaneateles their only loss of the year.  Recognition also goes to Coach Podsiedlik and his coaching staff, once again named the Class B West Division Coach and Staff of the Year for the fifth time in a row.   more >>
3rd Grade Class Tested Breakout EDU Students in Miss Streeter and Mrs. Higgins' 3rd grade class tested out the Breakout EDU kits this month.  As part of their Halloween celebration, the class had to "escape" from the monster's house before they were turned into a monster mash.  Using reading, math, and problem-solving skills, they were able to break out of the box and earn a classroom reward.  They've already started asking about when they can do their next breakout!  Click here for a short slideshow. more >>
Thank You From The Local Food Pantry Thank you so much for your generous donation to our church's food pantry. This is our largest food drive ever!  I thought you might like to see the picture below.  Food pantry night is Wednesdays and we were just about empty. We are never able to give out things like stuffing and cake mix, so that will be a huge treat.   Thank you for all you do for this community.   more >>
Homer's Banner Project Presented to New York State Art Teachers Art Teachers Lauren Flood and Emily Shepard present Homer's Banner Project to New York State Art Teachers at their statewide conference.   more >>
Author Kevin Kurtz Visits The Intermediate School On Monday, November 13th, author Kevin Kurtz spoke to students at the Intermediate School. Kevin is a Homer graduate who writes non-fiction books for children. Students were excited to hear about his writing process and how he shaped two of his books,  A Day in the Deep  and  Uncovering Earth's Secrets . Many of Kevin's books rhyme, which led one student to dub him "The Dr. Seuss of Science." more >>
The Tragedy of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark The Homer Shakespearean Society presents Shakespeare’s sublime story of treachery and revenge, The Tragedy of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark. Hamlet teeters on the edge of madness when he learns his uncle has killed his father and married his mother. Performances are November 17 & 18 at 7:30pm in the Homer High School Auditorium. Tickets available at the door.   more >>
October Bus of the Month The winner of the Bus of the Month Award for the month of October for demonstrating improvement around following the school bus rules and the 7 Habits is route 22 with driver Gail Darrow! Congratulations to the students who ride this bus! In the near future these students will be treated to a pizza lunch and be awarded a certificate for their improved bus behavior! Route 22 will also proudly display the Bus of the Month poster in the front window for the month of November. Who will be the next Bus of the Month? That is up to you students!   more >>
Intermediate School Leadership Assembly On October 20th, the Intermediate School gathered for their Leadership Assembly. The focus of the month was Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind . The students listened to two guest speakers, Football Coach Podsiedlik and Quarterback Tucker O. The speakers talked to the students about the importance of setting goals and making a plan to achieve them. During the assembly, a student from each class was recognized as being a Leader. Click on this link to view a short slideshow. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xW6VZqMuzhmJ_njgpSX1Yn_3qQG8JxGWTbkpG_3XMg4/edit?usp=sharing   more >>
Homer High School Environmental Club Saturday, October 28, 2017 the Homer Environmental Club in conjunction with the New York State Master Teacher Program and the Wild Center held the 1st annual CNY Youth Climate Summit. Over 120 students and advisors from 17 school districts gathered to learn about environmental issues and create action plans to make their school and fellow students more environmentally conscious. Several of our current and former "greenies" presented talks to the group on our club's accomplishments and how to write an action plan. Participants at the summit left feeling inspired and ready to put their plans into action. more >>
Mrs. Wakula’s Class Dig Into Fossils Students from Mrs. Wakula’s class dig into their fossils aka chocolate chip cookies, as part of their dinosaur unit. It was a hit!! more >>
Bus of the Month In collaboration with the transportation department, the Elementary and Intermediate schools will be kicking off a new character initiative called “Bus of the Month” for students in grades K-5. Each month, drivers and transportation staff will nominate a bus for this honor based on student behavior. Students will learn that the bus is an extension of their school and classroom through this new initiative.   Once the “Bus of the Month” is identified, students and their driver will be recognized with a poster that will hang in the bus window. They will also have their picture taken for the school website, and receive a treat at their school.   Drivers and building administration created language and expectations that students already know and use from ... more >>
Homer Pride Some students in Mr. Andre's Studio 1 Art Class have been working on temporary art. On Tuesday, September 19, students pictured took to expressing their Homer Pride by spelling the word Pride in this display. This was generated along with the assistance of senior peer mentor Sydney N. Nice work, artists! more >>
Elementary School's Buddy Bench The Homer Elementary School will be introducing a new component to the character development this upcoming fall. The Buddy Bench is a place for students to sit when they are looking for a playmate during recess times. Students will be taught the importance of inclusion, accepting, empathy, and being a good friend to all through Sean Covey's work of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. Students will be introduced to this new concept at the September character development assembly on September 15, 2017.  more >>
Trojan Mascot Visits The Elementary School Superintendent Ruscio wanted to make the first day of the 2017-18 school year memorable for the Elementary students.  She invited the Trojan mascot to help her and other staff greet students as they arrived.  There were smiles on all faces as they entered the school.  What a great day for them all!   Pictured is the Trojan mascot with Makenna P. more >>



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