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High School AP and Honors Information Night:
Wednesday, 5/25/16 @ 7pm in the Bonné Auditorium at the Intermediate/Junior High --- Students who have enrolled for Fall 2016 Honors or AP courses at the High School are invited, along with their families, to attend this informational ... more >>

Announcing Seven Valleys New Tech Academy - Fall 2016:
A “New Tech” School is opening in our area! Opening September 2016 Beginning with grades 9 & 10 with 50 learners Adding grades 11 & 12 in subsequent years Full enrollment of 100 learners Districts: ... more >>

2016-17 School Budget Vote Results:
Proposition 1 - 2016-2017 Budget PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have approved the proposed budget Yes- 885 No- 426 Proposition 2 - Leasing of School Buses PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central ... more >>

Healthy Cortland: No Cost Medical Event 7/15-7/24/16:
Healthy Cortland: Is a No-Cost Medical Event that is taking place from July 15-24, 2016 at the Homer Intermediate/Junior High School. This event is a Department of Defense training exercise, which improves service members’ readiness while ... more >>

District Water Testing Results:
  First round of water testing results available Dear Homer community, We have received some of our water testing results from four of our school buildings and wanted to update you on the findings. ... read the attached Letter to the ... more >>
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OCM BOCES School Library System Administrator Of The Year Award:
OCM BOCES School Library System Administrator of the Year Award   Mike Falls, Director of Business and Finance at Homer Central Schools, is OCM BOCES School Library System’s Administrator of the Year Award winner. Mike was unanimously nominated by Homer’s four school librarians. Their reason is that Mike has supported the Cooperative Collection Development program at such a high level that Homer has out-distanced all other districts in this arena. His commitment to libraries, literacy, education, and book accessibility for all students shows when presented with budget constraints. He always finds a solution to meet the needs of faculty and students. Having been a building principal, he understands the critical role libraries and librarians play in the lives of students. ... more >>

Homer High Students Won First Place In The Cortland County Envirothon:
Five Homer High students won first place in the Cortland County Envirothon on May 13. Eight teams from various Cortland County school districts competed in this annual event, which is sponsored by the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Teams compete in different science-skill areas such as determining soil composition and pH level, wildlife and tree identification, and water analysis among other tasks. High School biology teacher Mr. Andrejko proudly reports that Homer’s team, “The Kids,” placed first in all six categories including the oral presentation. The team has earned a spot to compete in the New York State Envirothon to be held at Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva on May 25 and 26. ... more >>

8th grade Social Studies Go Back To The 60's:
Students in Mrs. Butts and Mrs. Greenfield's 8th grade Social Studies classes were transported back to the 1960s in class this week. They studied the events of the 60s through the lens of music of the time. Students enjoyed dressing the part and listening to history.  

Meyer’s Flyers Award:
The Cortland Branch of the AAUW created the Meyer’s Flyers Award to honor Helen Meyer. Helen was a longtime member of the organization and a devoted teacher of young children in the Cortland community for several decades. Meyer not only believed in the success of her students academically, but she was also keenly aware of how important it was that these young students grew up to be good people in the community. Meyer kept track of all her students well after high school graduation, often sending letters of congratulations and encouragement. AAUW is a national organization that includes education as an integral aspect of their mission. The AAUW award committee selected  students based on effort, determination to do well in school, being brave enough to ask for help when ... more >>

Top Ten Percent Of The 2016 Graduating Class:
On Tuesday, May 3, the top ten percent of the 2016 graduating class were recognized. Family, friends, faculty and staff gathered in the high school library to reflect and celebrate the seniors’ achievements. Principal Van Etten noted that no one succeeds alone, and parents and families were honored for their 24/7/365 support. Congratulations to graduating seniors and their families. The students are: Jordan L., Alexander L., Joel C., Kennedy G., Sophia P., James B., Victoria S., Julia F., Madeline G., Evan U., Nathan B., Tighe G., Rachael C., Alexander P., Sondra M., Emily E., Andrew J., and Molly U.    
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Ms. Nancy Ruscio, Superintendent

80 South West Road
Homer, NY 13077
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