The 2018-19 Homer Central School District goal is to emphasize the formation of positive relationships between home and school. See the Junior High School's goal below that supports the district initiative.
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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:
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 ...
Social Studies Students Simulate Life in the Trenches:
While studying the history of World War I, Ms. Butts’ and Ms. Greenfield’s eighth grade social studies students recently took part in a “Day in the Trenches” simulation. They started off by building cardboard trenches in the classroom, after which time the students were able to demonstrate what they had learned about the kinds challenges faced by soldiers in these conditions. They participated in station activities that asked them take into account period-specific conditions ...
Building Bridges in Skills Block:
The students in Mrs. Exelby’s Skills Block have been busy of late!
The “Bridge Build” activity asked students to program a Sphero (a spherical robot) to traverse a bridge of their own design and construction. This meant building courses out of popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, straws, and more for the robot to travel over.
This Skills Block represents the marriage of newer technology (programming) with good old-fashioned building and construction using logic, planning, ...
Students Invent Delicious Donuts:
Students in Mrs. Barrett's sixth grade Skills Block have recently been reading and learning about “accidental inventions” in class.
For their corresponding writing assignment, students were tasked with inventing a doughnut that would “incorporate the senses,” deciding where they would sell their creations, and then determining how much said creations would cost.