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Homer High School Graduation Information and Other Class of 2019 Upcoming Events Homer High School Graduation Information and Other Class of 2019 Upcoming Events With the end of the school year approaching, there are several upcoming events to celebrate the Class of 2019. These events include: June 10, 2019 - Homer High School Senior Banquet This will be held this upcoming Monday for students and family members who have purchased tickets already for the event. No tickets will be available at the door. The Senior Banquet will be held at the Homer HS Gymnasium beginning at 6:30PM. Please note the location as it is a change from the school calendar. June 21, 2019 - Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal   This event is for seniors to practice for graduation. It is at SUNY Cortland PER Center’s Corey Gymnasium 10:00AM. This is the Main Gymnasium at the PER Center off of Route 281. Seniors - Your cap and gown ...
Miss Electricity Miss Electricity "Miss Electricity" Intermediate School Students were treated to a performance of Syracuse Stage's play, "Miss Electricity" on December 6th.  The show focused on the greatest super power of all... the power of FRIENDSHIP.  Thanks to the Intermediate SCA for sponsoring this opportunity.  
Chariot Races Chariot Races Chariot Races "5th graders created chariots using K'Nex.  The objective was to create a Sphero vehicle durable enough to compete in a chariot race. This task required collaboration and problem-solving skills. Students then coded their Sphero, a coding robot to maneuver through challenging obstacles in preparation for their race. "
Apple For The Teacher Award Apple For The Teacher Award Karyn Freshwater was nominated by a former student for the Apple for the Teacher Award through the Saga Communication radio group out of Ithaca, NY. Karyn was also the grand prize winner of a brand new laptop given away by Brightworks Computer Company!   We are so very thrilled for Karyn for being recognized with the Apple for the Teacher Award!
10th Annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit 10th Annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit Six members of the Environmental Club attended the 10th annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit in Tupper Lake November 7-8.  There they presented the projects that have come to fruition, with the aid of mini grants from the Wild Center, over the past two years; solar charging stations and raised bed gardens.  The students attended workshops on over 20 different environmental issues that focused on solutions for climate change. Our students wrote three aggressive action plans that focus on the farm to table movement, increasing the solar presence at the high school and engaging the Village of Homer (a Climate Smart Community participant) in furthering their environmentally friendly measures.    
An Alien Visit An Alien Visit An alien visits sixth grade during an Astronomy lesson.  
Internet Safety Internet Safety Junior High School Resource Officer Andrews speaking with 6th graders in Ms. Cavellier's Applied Skills classes on Internet Safety.
4th Graders Use Their 4th Graders Use Their "Wits" 4th Graders Use Their "Wits" 4th graders attended a field trip to  "5 Wits"  at the Destiny Mall.  Students went through three themed adventures that required them to use problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration to solve tasks.  Thank you to the Intermediate SCA for their helping to sponsor this field trip opportunity!  
Author Megan Shepherd visits Homer Junior High Author Megan Shepherd visits Homer Junior High Author Megan Shepherd visits Homer Junior High Our Junior High students were delighted to hear from author Megan Shepherd on Friday October 26th.  Megan explained her path to becoming a successful author of young adult novels and gave us the inside story on how she creates her novels.  We were honored with details of Megan’s research process and with a special peek at her concept maps for her newest novel Grim Lovelies .  This program was possible thanks to a grant through Phillips Free Library from the Myrtle Dee Nash fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.
Central New York Youth Climate Summit Central New York Youth Climate Summit On Saturday October 20th, Homer High School hosted over 120 students and adults from 13 area schools  for the 2nd annual Central New York Youth Climate. The CNY Master Teacher Program,  Homer Environmental Club and Homer Central School District sponsored the summit. Summitters attended workshops on food sustainability, climate change, how to engage the public in conversations and much more.  They then crafted action plans to implement at their schools. Members of our own Green Team presented a talk on action plan writing. On October 24th, they also presented al "3 years, 3 projects" to participants at the Finger Lakes Climate Summit at Hobart and William Smith College. 
Dig Pink Match Dig Pink Match The Cazenovia and Homer volleyball programs and communities came together to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and held a Dig Pink match. They were able to raise over $1,700 to go to the side out foundation towards breast cancer awareness and research.  It was an extremely hard fought match and we would all like to thank both communities for all of the support of this fundraising effort!
“Award of Excellence” “Award of Excellence” Homer High School has received an “Award of Excellence” from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association for exemplary display of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity. “We are extremely proud of our students, coaches, parents and our community for their constant emphasis on sportsmanship and our educational goals as it relates to athletics. Our continuing efforts towards good sportsmanship in the past few years has been recognized by New York State and this is a culmination of those efforts by all involved.” This award is presented to schools, which have developed positive approaches to keep sportsmanship first and foremost with their students, coaches, parents and communities.    
Chicago Marathon Runners Chicago Marathon Runners Over Columbus weekend Kevin Douglass, Jeremy Cook and Mike Carboine completed the Chicago Marathon! The 26.2 mile course runs through 29 neighborhoods with a record setting 44,571 runners completing the race this year and over 1.7 million spectators including Jamie Douglass and Cheryl Carboine who provided support to the runners!   
COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2018 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2018 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM     Homer High School announced today that Adam Brown has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.      About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). ...
Is It Magic Or Is It Science? Is It Magic Or Is It Science? Is it magic or is it science? In sixth grade science Team A, a ziploc bag was filled with water. A willing student sat as each student pierced a sharpened pencil through the bag of water. Did the student get a second shower of the day? No, it's science, not magic. An interesting discussion ensued with students as a total of 18 pencils were put through without a leak.  
Superintendent Turck Tested His Distracted Driving Skills Superintendent Turck Tested His Distracted Driving Skills Superintendent Turck tested his distracted driving skills in a Driver Education activity presented by the Cortland County Health Department.  The activity led by Officer Denise Barber, asked students to put on goggles to demonstrate how it would feel to drive with a blood alcohol level of .25%.  The students asked Superintendent Turck to participate and he happily agreed to do so.  Thank you for taking an active role in Driver Education Superintendent Turck!     
The High School Green Team The High School Green Team Members of the High School Green Team were invited to give a presentation at the June 2, WNY Youth Climate Action Summit held at Buffalo State College. They presented an overview of how to write an action plan highlighting their successful actions plans for the raised bed gardens and solar panel powered chromebook charging stations.  
Author Alicia Klepeis Visits Homer Intermediate School Author Alicia Klepeis Visits Homer Intermediate School Non-fiction author Alicia Klepeis spoke to students at the Intermediate School on May 22nd. Students learned about her writing process and world travels. Ms. Klepeis has written several books including  The World's Strangest Foods ,  Bizarre Things We've Called Medicine  and  Circus Science . This visit was made possible through the efforts of Phillips Free Library.  
Rotary Teacher Of The Year Rotary Teacher Of The Year Congratulations to this year's “Rotary Teacher of the Year” Mr. Robert Nasiatka, High School science teacher.  
Congratulations To Officer Lake Congratulations To Officer Lake We would like to congratulate our school resource officer Ed Lake on his final retirement as of today May 16, 2018.  Pictured are Ms. Ruscio, Officer Lake and Chief Pitman. Administration presesnted Officer Lake with a plaque for his tireless dedication to our school community and the entire district.   

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