Upcoming Events in March

March   1 –  ASVAB Testing for juniors and some seniors

Junior class meeting in library after lunch

March 10 – Mock Crash – Jrs/Srs in Haynesville at Football stadium parking lot 8:30-11:30 am

End of 3rd 9 weeks grading period

March 14 – All Grades need to be posted in WebPams BEFORE you leave campus

March 16 – Parent/Teacher Conferences:   3:30 – 6:30 PM – Everyone must be in attendance.  Teachers, please make all necessary arrangements to be here.

March 21 – ACT test – All juniors/some seniors

March 27-31 – Spring Break

March 26-28 – FBLA State Conference, Lafayette

March 31 – April 1 – State Literary Rally, Baton Rouge

WalMart Foundation Community Action Grant Awarded to Homer High School

Homer High School has received a Community Action Grant in the amount of $750.00. The grant funds will be used to create a Career Learning Station in the school Media Center.  This dedicated space will give students the information, materials, and technology they need to explore career choices and plan successfully for the future.  Students will be able to research job opportunities, locate and complete job applications, print cover letters, resumes and applications, and prepare portfolios for prospective employers.  Principal Lee Simms and Mrs. Kourtney Smith, guidance counselor, visited the Walmart store in Minden last week to purchase a new HP Chromebook for the Career Learning Station.  The Minden store location (Facility #87) supported the grant, which is funded by the Walmart Foundation.

Mr. Simms and Mrs. Smith pose with Manager Chris Priestley, department managers, and customer service associates in the Minden store.


Claiborne Electric Grant awarded to Homer High for STEM and Robotics

Homer High School has received a grant in the amount of $3,986.05 from Claiborne Electric Co-Op Operation Round-Up Trust.  Grant monies will be used to purchase LEGO Mindstorm robotics kits, which will be used by students in mathematics and science classes. The new robotics program focuses on STEM concepts, and is designed to help students improve their scores on standardized tests, utilize math concepts for programming/coding, and engage in teamwork and problem-solving.  Student teams will also be able to use the robotics kits to compete in team challenge competitions.

(left) Mr. Lee Simms, principal of Homer High School, and Mr. Scott Alexander, (right) mathematics teacher and robotics program director.

February Upcoming Events

Tuesday and Wednesday 1/31 & 2/1

Sophomores will be attending an event sponsored by University Health Services at Homer.  Students attending should turn in their permission slips to Mrs. Alexander in the folder on her computer cart before Tuesday morning.   They will leave school for two alternating shifts each day at approximately 8:30 AM and return to school around 2:00 PM.

Tuesday’s Shift:   Last Name A through H

Wednesday’s Shift:  Last Name K through W

Thursday, February 2

FBLA District Rally will be held at Grambling State University.   Students attending the rally will need to check with your teachers and make sure you have your work that will be missed on Thursday.


Tuesday/Wednesday, Feb 7-8

Work Keys testing for seniors during 3rd and 4th periods.  They will be testing the 3rd section of Work Keys (Reading information).  Mrs. Jordan is working the practice tests and reviewing those elements this week.  (1/30-2/3)

Thursday, Feb 9

Mr. Kennedy will be here to review with those seniors who did not pass the math portion of Work Keys.   They will be with him 1st and 2nd periods in room 107.   They will retest on Feb 10.

Friday, Feb 10

Work Keys retest of Math students   1st and 2nd periods.

Monday, Feb 13 (1/2 day professional development)

Graduate sales will be here at 8:00 AM for final orders for juniors and seniors.

Thursday, Feb 16

Blood Drive

Monday-Friday February 20-24

  Winter Break