Fire Alarm at Homer HS - 11/19/15: At 1:25 PM today, construction work adjacent to the small gymnasium activated the fire alarm system at the Homer High School. Welding work outside of the gym triggered a smoke detector. The gym was unoccupied. The high school was promptly evacuated ... more >>
Special Board Meeting-11/5/15: Special Board Meeting-11/5/15, 5:30 PM , HS Cafeteria
Note: Board member Katie Dwyer will be participating via teleconferencing from the
following location : Hilton Garden Inn, 1575 Round ... more >>
Common Core Learning Standards Survey: On October 21st, the New York State Education Department will launch an online survey that will allow New Yorkers to provide detailed feedback on the State's English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Math Common Core Learning Standards for pre-kindergarten ... more >>
Homer Website Update: Search: Homer's website now has an integrated search. If you are looking for content just click on the magnifying glass icon on the upper right of each screen.
Civil Engineering And Architecture Students Team Up With King + King Architects: Civil Engineering and Architecture Students Team Up with King + King Architects
10th and 11th grade students in Mr. Nagel’s Civil Engineering and Architecture class visited King + King Architects in Syracuse on November 23rd and experienced a day in the life of an architect. The class will be working collaboratively with King + King, along with engineering students from Westhill High, to design an Urban Market for Armory Square in Syracuse. This is a year-long project, which will culminate in Spring with a formal proposal presentation in front of a panel of teachers, administrators, engineers and others.
“It’s important now more than ever that we provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to solving real world problems and to develop 21st century ... more >>
Lauren Flood Received The Regional Art Educator Of The Year: Junior High art teacher Lauren Flood received the Regional Art Educator of the Year award from the New York State Art Teacher Association, Region 3. Each of NYSATA’s ten regions selects one outstanding art educator that is recognized at the annual conference, held this year on November 20-22 in Rochester. Some of the criteria that are considered for the candidate include: outstanding contributions to the field of art education, ability to motivate and inspire others, strong advocacy and leadership, and contributions to curriculum design and development. Regional winners are eligible to compete at the state level the following year. Mrs. Flood is shown here with colleagues Ms. Piotti (JH) and Ms. Shepard (EL). Mrs. Flood noted that the award ceremony was extra special as the emcee ... more >>
Homer High School Wears Pink For Breast Cancer: Homer High School Wears Pink For Breast Cancer
Last month, the Future Business Leaders of America Club held a fundraiser to benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY. Club members collected donations, sold pink ribbons and T-shirt clips, and promoted awareness and support of the research fund. This club is in its first year; high school business teacher Ms. Calkins is the advisor. The dedicated group raised $802.77 with their efforts, surpassing the team goal. Nice work for this young group!
Homer Intermediate School Student Wins State Archives Award: Homer Intermediate School Student Wins State Archives Award
The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust have selected Aaron Lener from Homer Intermediate School, Homer Central School District, as the recipient of the 2015 Laura and Robert Chodos Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Grades 4-5, for his entry “Francis Bicknell Carpenter: The Man Behind the Iconic Image of Lincoln.” A certificate and a cash award were presented to Aaron at a luncheon ceremony at the Cultural Education Center in Albany, held recently. His teacher, Laurie Leach, was also recognized.
Using records from the Homer Historical Society, Cortland County Historical Society and the Phillips Free Library, Aaron Lener researched ... more >>
Homer Intermediate Celebrated Veteran's Day: Homer Intermediate celebrated Veteran's Day with many local heroes. Students in grades 3-5 were visited by community veterans to share a book, H is for Honor , and share personal stories about their service to our country. We were honored to have veterans from all branches of the military. Thank you veterans for your service and sacrifice!