Students from Homer High School perform scenes from the award-winning Broadway musical Cats!

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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

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…

 

Homer High School Awarded $600 Grant

Homer High School has been awarded a $600 grant from the Highest Needs Classroom Fund sponsored by Adoptaclassroom.org.  This is the second award from the Highest Needs Classroom Fund, and the third award that Homer High School has received from Adoptaclassroom.org.  Grants from Adoptaclassroom.org now total more than $3,900. This year grant funds are being used to purchase project materials for students who are competing in the Louisiana State Science and Social Studies Fairs.  Students are using the new project boards, adhesives, stencils, and trim to engineer creative displays to accompany their research papers.

As part of a continued effort to fund project-based learning, an equipment and materials “wishlist” has been created for Homer High School.  Anyone who wishes to support this STEM initiative is encouraged to visit http://www.adoptaclassroom.org and check out the exciting list of projects posted on the website for this school year.

Pictured here are students who are currently working on projects for the state fair competitions.  We want to thank our donors at Adoptaclassroom.org for helping our students succeed!  We also want to wish these students continued success with their projects!

Mariah West, Chandler Glanc, and Maria Lumbreras will compete in the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair at LSU in Baton Rouge.

Fatima Ewing, T’Kyia Ferrell, Justin Applewhite, and Phylise Anderson will compete in the Louisiana State Social Studies Fair at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles.

The Region II Science and Engineering Fair Winners

The Region II Science and Engineering Fair was held in the Student Center at Louisiana Tech University on Friday, January 26, 2018.  Project submissions were judged on the research plan and procedure, as well as data analysis. As part of the competition, students were also interviewed by teams of judges.  Congratulations to the winners from Homer High School. They are as follows:

Physics and Astronomy Category—1st place Mariah West with her project titled “Magnificent Magnets: Fun with (Ferro) Fluids”

Chemistry Category—2nd place Chandler Glanc and Maria Lumbreras with their project titled “Chemical Reactions: Made to Entertain”

Cellular and Molecular Biology Category—3rd place Tyrese Ambeau with his project titled “The Fingerprint”

Congratulations to these students–we are very proud of the great job that they did in representing Homer High so well! Mariah West, Chandler Glanc, and Maria Lumbreras are now eligible to compete in the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair competition to be held at LSU in Baton Rouge March 21-22, 2018.

Region II Social Studies Fair

Congratulations to all of the Homer High School students who participated in the Region II Social Studies Fair held at Louisiana Tech University on January 18, 2018. We are very proud of all of these students who represented Homer High so well! The following students are eligible to compete at the Louisiana State Social Studies Fair to be held in Lake Charles on February 23, 2018:

Anthropology category—1st place Phylise Anderson with her project titled “Musical Influence”

Anthropology category—2nd place Fatima Ewing with her project titled “Internet”

Political Science category—1st place Tymia Evans with her project titled “Police Brutality”

Political Science category—2nd place T’Kyia Ferrell with her project titled “Racism Ruins Lives”

History category—1st place Ciara Evans with her project titled “Medgar Evers”

Sociology category—1st place Justin Applewhite with his project titled “Silent Struggle”
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Homer High School students who competed at the Region II Social Studies Fair at Louisiana Tech on January 18, 2018: (first row left to right) Fatima Ewing, Rhinkle Bhagat, Tymia Evans, Tiara Adams, T’Kyia Ferrell, (back row left to right) Jzhakayla Malone, Justin Applewhite, Antinesha Kimble, Ciara Evans, Phylise Anderson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies Fair

The Homer High School Social Studies Fair was held in the auditorium on January 8, 2018.  After completing a research unit in American History class, Mrs. Jordan’s students entered their projects in the competition.  Student projects were judged according to the quality of the research and the creativity of the display board. Students were also asked to deliver an oral presentation to the judges.  Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.  They are as follows:

Sociology category—1st place Justin Applewhite with his project titled “Silent Struggle”

Sociology category—2nd place Rinkle Bhagat with her project titled “Depression”

Sociology category—3rd place Antinesha Kimble with her project titled “Bipolar Disorder”

Sociology category—Honorable Mention Tommy Austin with his project titled “Gaming”

Sociology category—Honorable Mention Tamya White with her project titled “Autism”

Sociology category—Honorable Mention Biunkia Holyfield with her project titled “Teen Suicide”

Anthropology category—1st place Fatima Ewing with her project titled “Internet”

Anthropology category—2nd place Phylise Anderson with her project titled “Musical Influence”

Political Science category—1st place Tymia Evans with her project titled “Police Brutality”

Political Science category—2nd place Tiera Adams with her project titled “Black Lives Matter”

Political Science category—3rd place T’Kyia Ferrell with her project titled “Racism Ruins Lives”

History category—1st place Ciara Evans with her project titled “Medgar Evers”

History category—2nd place Jzhakayla Malone with her project titled “The Holocaust”

History category—3rd place Cameron Manuel with his project titled “The World Trade Center”

History category—4th place Jakendra Dawson, Antinesha Kimble and T’Kyia Ferrel with their group project titled “Composers”

History category—Honorable Mention Rukenzall McNeal with his project titled “Salem Witch Trial”

Louisiana History category—Honorable Mention Sharoland Holyfield with his project titled “Mardi Gras”

Louisiana History category—Honorable Mention Jakendra Dawson with her project titled “Mardi Gras”