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Wind Chill - Transportation available Tuesday 2/24/15:
Extremely cold temperatures are anticipated for Tuesday morning. To assist students who walk to school, the district would like to extend bus service for Tuesday, Feb. 24th to keep students out of the harsh temperatures. If you are interested in having ... more >>

Influenza notice:
Dear Parents/Guardians: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has indicated that influenza is widespread at this time of year. While a shift in the strain of flu this year has resulted in more vaccinated people than usual developing flu, vaccination ... more >>

Special BOE Meeting - Wed. 1/21/15:
The Homer Central School Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Hartnett Elementary School Gymnasium in order for district residents to present options for the future of Hartnett Elementary.  ... more >>

Options Regarding the Hartnett Elementary School Building:
A list of the current options available to the board of education regarding the Hartnett Elementary School building. Click here to view the presentation given at the 1/13/15 board of education meeting.

Superintendent Forum:
There will be a Superintendent Forum on Wednesday, January 14th at 6:30 in room 58.
Trojan Messenger      
Homer High School Coding Club:
Homer HS Coding Club The Homer HS students who participated in the world-wide Hour of Code event in early December were so taken with the experience that they asked to form a club devoted to coding.  Since the start of the new year, Coding Club has been meeting every Wednesday during 9th period in the East Lab.  Our ranks have grown to eight members. Club members are currently tasked with learning html with plans to create a club website using their new programming skills.  Mr. Lefort, OCMBOCES Technology Integration Specialist and Mrs. Mann, HS Librarian, are co-leading the group. More than 15 million students in 180 countries participated in one of 77,622 events hosted during a five day period. Homer hosted three separate events, two at the ... more >>

Photographs Re-tell the Story:
Photographs Re-tell the Story: Paul Andre's Digital Photography students welcomed first and second graders to the High School Library for a half day event where the photography students shared re-illlustrated picture books they'd created.  After a morning of reading, questions and conversation, the elementary students were treated to a tour of the high school art rooms, where they met some high school artists and talked to them about their work

Scholastic Writing Awards:
The 2015 Scholastic Writing results are in, and the following students have been recognized for their creative short stories. They competedagainst thousands of other students, and should be congratulated on their awards. This is no small achievement. Entries were judged on creativity, insight, structure of story-telling, and mastery of writing conventions. Please congratulate them if you see them! Silver Key Recipients: Robin Baumeister for "An Irregular Occurrence" Peter Hartsock for "Broken Windows" Anthony Levitskiy for "Forgiveness" Matt Metcalf for "The Game" Janessa Morelli for "The Itch" Honorable Mention Recipients: Marissa Sackett for "The Cult" Erica Stevens for ... more >>

Intermediate School Book Club:
This school year, Homer Intermediate students are taking great advantage of a partnership with Phillips Free Library. Library director, Priscilla Berggren-Thomas, received a grant to host a lunchtime book club for 5th graders. There was such a huge interest during sign-up (53 students!) that the group had to be split in two! Students receive their own copy of a book and once a month they have a "working lunch" in the library to discuss the story. This is a fun and engaging way to keep students interested in reading, which is one of the best things we can do to help them succeed. 

Hartnett Fourth Grade Become Colonists For The Day:
Fourth graders at Hartnett were able to become colonists for the day and perform different trades in front of the school. This colonial wax museum took them weeks to prepare for.  There were trades such as apothecary, sheriff, baker, town crier, dressmaker, farmer, silversmith, gunsmith, tithing man, wigmaker, teacher, candle maker and cabinetmaker. They did a fantastic job! 

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Homer Central School District
Ms. Nancy Ruscio, Superintendent

80 South West Road
Homer, NY 13077

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