Graduation Announcements

5/9/17

Commencement Ceremonies begin this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Homer High School Auditorium.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for guest seating.

Family, Friends, and Guests, please promptly be seated when you arrive.

Restrooms are located on the first floor wings.  Drinking fountains are located on both floors.

Please, no food or drinks allowed in the auditorium.

There will also be a short video of the graduates played before the ceremony begins to signal the beginning of commencement ceremonies.

Please maintain clear aisles throughout the ceremony, so the graduates may enter with the cedar rope and exit following commencement.

Graduation photos will be taken by the school during the ceremony and will be available for FREE download from our website at http://www.homerhighpels.com.  The 2017 Graduation Album will be on the website by Friday, May 12.

 

 

Tentative EOC Schedule for Students

Monday (24th)
8:00    Geometry (5th and 7th periods)
12:03  Geometry (3rd period)

Tuesday (25th)
8:00    English II (2nd period)
12:03  English II (1st & 4th period)

Wednesday (26th)
8:00    Biology (1st period)
12:03  Biology (6th & 7th period)

Thursday (27th)
8:00    US History (1st period)
12:03  US History (5th period)

Friday (28th)
8:00    English III (1st period)
12:03  US History (7th period)

Monday (1st)
8:00  English III (2nd period)
12:03 Algebra I (5th period)

Tuesday (2nd)
8:00  English III (5th period)
12:03 Algebra I (7th period)

Wednesday (3rd)
8:00  Algebra I (First half of 6th period)
12:03 Algebra I (Second half of 6th period)

Homer Faculty Member Receives National Award for Excellence in Education

Erika Anderson, Ag Science teacher at Homer High School, is the recipient of a national award for excellence in education.  Ms. Anderson is one of only 45 teachers in the nation to receive this award for her efforts to enhance classroom curriculum with the inclusion of units focused on agriculture and food systems. She will be recognized for this achievement at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference this summer in Kansas City, Missouri, the week of June 20-23.  Her attendance at the conference is sponsored by a scholarship from the CHS Foundation, a stewardship program of CHS, a global agribusiness involved in energy, grains, and foods owned by U.S. farmers, ranchers and cooperatives.

Ms. Anderson is pictured below with her Ag I students.  Projects this year included planting seeds for vegetables and herbs, and incubating eggs and hatching baby chickens.

April Schedule of Events

Any changes to the following dates will be announced over the intercom and via the website.  This is the tentative schedule of events for the month of April.

April
6 --  School Board Meeting
10 -  Faculty meeting with ULLC (same teachers that met with Generation)
      immediately following school
13 -  Awards Ceremony?tentative?
      Cheerleader Meeting at 6:00 PM
14 -  No School(Easter Break)
17 -  No School(Easter Break)
18 -  Cheer Tryout Camp 3:15
19 -  Cheer Tryout Camp 3:15
20 -  Assembly 9:30 am(tentative)
      Cheer Tryout Camp 3:15
21 -  Cheer Tryout 3:15
22 -  Jr/Sr Prom  7:30 PM
24 -  4-H Banquet
25 -  FFA Banquet
27 -  Scholars Banquet
28 -  Ring Ceremony

Small Engines Teams Practice Until They Run out of Gas

Small Engines Team member Jacob Ceccarelli re-fueling with a nap at the end of a long practice for the upcoming competition. Proof that teenagers can and will sleep anywhere.

When you walk into small engine practice and find this, you have them pack up all their contest stuff and send them home early. At this point, one more run through is not going to make a difference, but rest will.

BIG day tomorrow as they compete at the Area I small engines contest. They have to finish in the top 4 to qualify to move on to the state contest. Poor things have worked their tails off and pushed themselves for the last month, so I am really hoping and praying it will pay off for them. No matter what happens, I could not be more proud of the hard work and dedication they have put into being the best they could be at this sport.

Submitted by Vocational Agriculture teacher, Ms. Erika Anderson
Our Homer High School faculty are proud of our Homer High School Vocational Agriculture students who work so hard to achieve excellence in their education.

Homer High School Receives Walmart Community Action Grant

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.

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