Homer High School has been selected for KTBS Channel 3 Spirit School of the Week with Rick Rowe. The football stadium will be opened at 5:45 a.m. Buses will pick up at 5:20 a.m. at Mt. Olive School and at Arizona Store also at 5:20 a.m. Students who participate in the live pep rally at 6:00 a.m. may wear spirit shirts and jeans. The jeans can have NO holes, rips, or tears. If no spirit shirt is available, students may wear school uniform shirts. ONLY students participating in the televised pep rally will be allowed to stay in jeans at school. We appreciate the opportunity to showcase Homer High School in a positive light and look forward to seeing all who can attend.
Mrs. Owens and the Library Club would like to thank all of the students, teachers, administrators, donors, and community supporters who helped to make this school year so successful. From the Scholastic Book Fair in the fall to the Social Studies and Science Fairs in the spring, we have had a busy and productive year. We have added more than one hundred new books to the library collection and continued our literacy initiatives with Career Projects and the Volunteer Reader Program. We also want to say a special “thank you” to donors such as The Lisa Libraries of New York, The Historic New Orleans Collection, Claiborne Parish Farm Bureau, Adoptaclassroom.org, and the White-Reinhardt Foundation for sponsoring many of our programs this year.
Participants in the State Science Fair traveled to the Vieux Carre thanks to funds donated by The Historic New Orleans Collection. Images courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection, photographs by Melissa Carrier.
Mariah West, Chandler Glanc, Maria Lumbreras, and Mr. Simms check out primary source documents in the Reading Room at The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Mr. Simms, Maria Lumbreras, Mariah West, Chandler Glanc, and Mrs. Owens pose with Mardi Gras Krewe regalia, part of the collection of historic artifacts archived at The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Students at Homer Elementary received Reading Prizes at the annual Awards Day. Thanks to a grant funded by The Lisa Libraries of New York, top readers were presented with books to take home.
On behalf of our administration, faculty, and support staff, we sincerely thank you for supporting us with your votes today. We believe that our students are our future. When you support our schools and the students within, you help support our future. Preparing our next generation is what we strive to do everyday, and your support encourages us. Thank you from the Homer High School faculty and staff.
Seniors are also asked to submit 5-7 photos of throughout your school years to be used to create a video that will be shown before graduation. Your pictures are due to Mr. Mitchell before April 20. If you miss the deadline, your pictures will not be added to the slide show.
Due to Tuesday afternoon storms, areas in Claiborne Parish are still without power. Entergy states power will not be restored until at least midday tomorrow. Therefore Homer schools are cancelled for Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
Congratulations to Phylise Anderson! Phylise won 5th place at the Louisiana State Social Studies Fair held at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles on February 23, 2018. Phylise, a junior at Homer High School, poses with the award for her project titled “Musical Influences.”
As part of a drama unit in Fine Arts Survey class, students studied the play Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber. After viewing the performance in class, students then had the chance to create costume masks for their favorite characters from the production. Students worked in teams to rehearse a script for one of the scenes, and then had the opportunity to perform that scene on stage in the school auditorium. Materials for the project were purchased with funds from a grant made possible by the Entergy Charitable Foundation.
Ag Literacy Volunteer Reader Program
Seniors from Homer High School visited Mrs. Bailey’s fourth grade class at Homer Elementary Thursday morning. As part of the Ag Literacy Volunteer Reader partnership program between the two schools, the group presented the book Chicks and Chickens by Gail Gibbons. Meshaunta Adams, Chauncell Jenkins, Stantavia Hamilton, Jimiracle Crew, and Kennelius Gulley read the book to the elementary students and explained about different breeds of chickens and the incubation process for eggs. After the book presentation, the team helped the fourth-graders to complete a math worksheet on addition. Students also had the chance to create a simple “baby chicken” art project using paper bags, construction paper, and color crayons. All of the books and art supplies were purchased with grant funds from the AITC mini-grant sponsored by Claiborne Parish Farm Bureau. For hosting the Volunteer Reader team, Mrs. Bailey received a classroom set of Louisiana commodity bookmarks, a copy of the Exploring Louisiana Agriculture book, and a packet of Ag Literacy lesson plans and hands-on activity pages. The Exploring Louisiana Agriculture book, published by the Louisiana AITC Committee, features farms and commodities from around the state.
Ms. Erika Anderson, Agri-Science/Vocational Agriculture teacher from Homer High School, accompanied the seniors and “Puffy” and “Blondie” on their visit to the elementary school. “Puffy,” a Feather-legged Bared Coching chicken, and “Blondie,” a Feather-legged Buff Brahma chicken, were the stars of the show. In real-life, “Puffy” and “Blondie” are part of the prize-winning exhibition poultry team at Homer High School. FFA students from Homer High School have been raising the Bantam chickens all year, and have been very successful at competitions around the state. These new Ag Ambassadors are definitely adding some fun and excitement to the classroom visits! Check out the photos from Thursday’s event…