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Club '18 - The Greatest Show!

Club '18 - The Greatest Show will be Saturday, April 28, 2018.  The show will begin at 7:30 pm with doors opening at 7 pm.  Tables cost $25 and this includes 5 tickets for admission.  Tables must be reserved in advance. Click HERE to reserve table seating.  Bleacher seats are available at the door for $3 each.

Club Flyer

Notice of Vacancy

Homer Community Schools is accepting applications for both  JV and Varsity Girls Basketball Coaching positions.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application through the online application system at  http://www.applitrack.com/calhouncounty/onlineapp

Questions about this posting can be directed to the Superintendent's Office 517-568-4463.

This position will be posted until April 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Homer Summer Recreation
High School Winter Sports Banquet

The High School Winter Sports Banquet is Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 4:30 pm.The banquet is catered by Tina Tucker and the Kitchen Staff. The price is $5.00 per person/$20.00 per family. Dinner tickets MUST be purchased in the high school office NO LATER than Friday, March 16, 2018. Dinner tickets will not be sold after March 16, 2018.

2018 Fall Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

2018 Board of Education Workshops / Meetings

6:00 p.m. Board Workshop / 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

January 15

February 19

March 19

April 16

May 21

June 18

July 16

August 20

September 17

October 15

November 19

December 17

 

Athletic Update for 2-15-18

Athletics Update-

MS Girls Basketball practices have been cancelled for today! 7th Grade will practice at 3pm Friday and 8th Grade will practice at 3:30pm Friday. 8th Grade will have an optional practice on Sunday from 12:30-2pm.

MS Wrestling Big 8 Meet is still on tonight starting at 4pm. All 8 schools will be attending! Wrestlers please arrive at 2:45pm per Coach Woodring. Bus will depart the school at 3pm.

Varsity Girls Basketball will practice from 1-2:30pm

Varsity Comp Cheer will practice at 1:30pm today with tumbling to follow!

Wrestling will practice at 2:30pm today!

Varsity Boys Basketball will practice at 5pm this evening!

JV Basketball games at Union City tonight will take place as scheduled with a 5:30pm start time! Bus leaves at 4:15pm

To quote Yukon Cornelius "It's thicker than pea soup!", so travel safe!!

Homer Community Schools Facility Master Planning
Purchase a 2017-18 Yearbook or Yearbook Ad

Order your 2018 Yearbook now! The cost is $50.  You can order online by clicking HERE.

Purchase a Senior Dedication Ad to honor your 2018 graduating senior. Ads cost $25 for a business card-sized space. Any picture or text can be included. Parents can purchase more than one box if you wish to include more text or pictures.

 

Advertising your business in the yearbook is a great way to get your business out there, also a great way to support Homer Schools. You can contact Mrs. Thomas at pthomas@homerschools.net to place your yearbook order or if advertising, you can also order on line at yearbookforever.com. There is a small service fee for ordering online.

 
Notice Of Vacancy

Homer Community Schools is accepting applications for a Varsity Girls Track Head Coach. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application through the online application system at  http://www.applitrack.com/calhouncounty/onlineapp

Questions about this posting can be directed to the Superintendent's Office 517-568-4463.

This position will be posted until February 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Notice Of Vacancy

Homer Community Schools is accepting applications for a Varsity Volleyball Head Coach. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application through the online application system at  http://www.applitrack.com/calhouncounty/onlineapp

Questions about this posting can be directed to the Superintendent's Office 517-568-4463.

This position will be posted until February 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Call-Out Concerns

It has been brought to our attention that for certain phone service providers, the call-out program is making repeat phone calls with no message.  We are working with our call-out service to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.  In the meantime, if you would like to receive text messages instead of phone calls, please contact your student's building secretary.  Thank you for your understanding.

Updated Athletic Cancellations and Rescheduled Events

The Middle School Boys Basketball Tournament has been cancelled for this evening. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 16, 2017. Further information will be sent home when it becomes available.

 

There is a voluntary MS Boys Basketball shoot around today after school from 3:00-4:00 pm.

 

The Middle School Wrestling Tournament has been cancelled for this evening. It has been rescheduled for January 31, 2018.

 

HS - JV/Varsity Girls Basketball Practice will be 3:00-4:00 pm.

HS - JV/Varsity Boys Basketball Practice will be 4:00-5:00 pm

 

There will be no Young Guns wrestling practice this evening.

 

Men's Rec has also been cancelled for this evening.

Christmas Break!

December 20, 2017-January 2, 2018.

Students have a full day of school Tuesday December 19th with break starting Wednesday December 20th. 

SCHOOL RESUMES Wednesday January 3, 2018.

 

NOTICE OF SCHEDULED BOARD MEETING TIME CHANGE

Please take notice there will be a time change of our regularly scheduled Board of Education Meeting:

Monday, December 18, 2017 5:30 PM

(Student recognition will begin @ 5:30)

December Breakfast Menus have been posted!

Click the link on the left to access the December 2017 Breakfast and Lunch Menus.

Superintendent's Message

On Monday, November 6 it was discovered that an employee had inappropriate contact with students after the students had graduated.
 

Upon discovery, Child Protective Services and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department were both contacted.  Later that evening the employee was placed on administrative leave.  The following day (November 7) this employee resigned from Homer Community Schools.

From the time of discovery, it took less than 24 hours to permanently remove the employee from the district.

Homer Community Schools and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department continue to actively and cooperatively investigate this matter.  We appreciate the prompt and professional response and cooperation from the Sheriff’s Department.

The top priority of Homer Community Schools is to ensure that students are able to learn in a safe and stable environment.  To that end, the entire staff has been trained on the obligation to identify and report child abuse, sexual abuse, child neglect and sex-based harassment.  Consistent with their training, staff members came forward to report inappropriate contact. We are grateful to those staff members.

Finally, we encourage anyone with information that a child is being harmed to immediately report that information to the appropriate authorities.

 

All questions regarding this matter should be forwarded to the superintendent's office.

Transportation Aide

Homer Community Schools is accepting applications for a transportation aide for the morning (6:30–7:45) and/or afternoon (3:00–4:15) bus route.   Interested applicants should apply in writing to:

https://www.applitrack.com/calhouncounty/onlineapp

 

 

 

Parent Feedback Sought on Proposed School Transparency Dashboard

The Michigan Department of Education is working with Public Policies Associates (PPA) to gather feedback on the state's new online "school transparency dashboard" designed especially for parents and caregivers.  Any parent, grandparent, or caregiver is invited to click on the link below to access this survey.  It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete, and all answers will be confidential.  The deadline to complete the survey is November 15, 2017.

 

Click HERE to access the online survey (www.surveymonkey.com/r/MDEESSA_Dashboard2017)

Girls on the Run

If you register for Girls on the Run during the month of November, you will receive a $10.00 discount if you pay in full.  Please click the link below to register.  Registration does not open until November 1, 2017.

Girls on the Run Early Registration

Click the link for more information about the Girls on the Run program in Homer 

Middle School Math Night

Come to one of the sessions to help learn about our math curriculum.  You will learn some stategies to assist with your students homework, as well as helpful websites and links to KAHN Academy. Click read more for the Math Night Flyer.

Board of Education Meeting

Monday, October 16, 2017 7:00 p.m. High School Media Center

Superintendent Survey

Homer Community Schools Superintendent Survey!!!

Attention Homer Community...Please take a few minutes and complete my superintendent survey. My goal is to conduct this survey twice per year (fall and spring) to compare the results in order to improve our district. All of your responses are anonymous.

Please complete this survey by Friday, October 13th.  Survey Strong!!!

 

Click HERE to access the Superintendent Survey.

JOB POSTING

Homer Community Schools is accepting applications for a full-time Special Education Teacher.  Applicants must be certified and highly qualified to teach in Michigan and possess a valid Special Education Certification. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, credentials and application through the online application system at  http://www.applitrack.com/calhouncounty/onlineapp

Questions about this posting can be directed to the Superintendent’s Office at 517-568-4463.

This position will be posted until October 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Did you miss The Homer Difference LIVE!!! on Facebook this morning?

If you missed Superintendent Scott Salow's morning announcements, "The Homer Difference LIVE" on Facebook, you can watch them at any time on the Homer Community Schools' webpage.  Just select Superintendent's Message from the district home page!

Notice of Special Board Meeting
JOB POSTING

Homer Community Schools is accepting applications for a full-time secondary English teacher for the 2017-2018 school year, applicants must be highly qualified with certification to teach in Michigan. Interested applicants please apply through  https://www.applitrack.com/calhouncounty/onlineapp or contacing HS Principal Tom Salow at tsalow@homerschools.net

JOB POSTING

Lunch/Recess Supervisor with Elementary Children,  M-F, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $10.00 per hour. We have four of these positions available. To apply please go to https://www.applitrack.com/calhouncounty/onlineapp,  or contact the Elementary Principal, Heather Cahill at hcahill@homerschools.net

Board of Education Meeting

August 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m. in the HS/MS Media Center

 

JOB POSTING

Homer Community Schools is accepting applications for a full-time Special Education Teacher.  Applicants must be certified and highly qualified to teach in Michigan and possess a valid Special Education Certification. Certifications in English or Math preferred.  

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to Duane Sitkiewicz, School Principal, resume, credentials and application through the online application system at  http://www.applitrack.com/calhouncounty/onlineapp

Questions about this posting can be directed to the Superintendent’s Office at 517-568-4463.

This position will be posted until July 31, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Special School Board Meeting

Certified Staff Meeting

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. HOMER COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT HOMER, MICHIGAN

July 17, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Homer Community Schools Media Center

 

The Memorial Day Heart Classic

The Memorial Day Heart Classic (Liggett vs. Homer) has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for tomorrow, May 26th at 7:00.

Friday Night in the D Strong!!!

Homer Chromebook Purchase Program Acer Chromebook C731

Homer Community Schools is please to offer, a Family Purchase Program to the Homer Community.  We will be offering the Acer C731 Chromebook to our students and families at $174.38 (tax included).  

This is the Homer Schools Chromebook of choice, and the Chromebook we are currently using in our classrooms.

This is a purchase program ONLY. Homer Community Schools is not offering any type of service or warranty on this device.  The warranty on this device is one year and held with Acer, Inc. Service may be obtained from Xtech Partners, Inc.

Click here to provide your contact info for delivery.

Follow this link to pay for your Chrombook.

 

Orders will be accepted through the last day of school on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Delivery of the chromebooks will be in mid - July.  You will conatcted by e-mail of the deliver dates.

If you have any questions contact:

Angala Miller in the Homer Technology Department

(517) 724-9343 or amiller@homerschools.net

 

2017 RETIREMENT TEA

The Homer Education Association and the Homer Board of Education will be hosting the Retirement Tea and Staff Recognition on June 12, 2017 in the Homer School cafeteria.  The social reception will begin at 2:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 3:15 p.m.   Homer Community Schools will be honoring the 2017 retirees, Kathy Grundemann and Martha Robinson.  Awards will also be handed out for employee years of service and the 2017 Teacher of the Year.  The community is invited to stop by and see friends, tell stories, and say thank you to some very special people who have devoted their careers to the public education of our children.

Homer High School Makes the U.S. News and World Report

Homer High School is the recipient of a Bronze Medal for one of the Best High Schools in Michigan.  Click here to read the online article.  

District Calendar

Click here to download the 2017-2018 District Calendar!

HOMER STRONG - Community Forums

Facility Improvement Plan

  • Inform the public on current facility needs
  • Gather community feedback on facility priorities

Forums Open to All

January 17th & January 23rd 

6:00 P.M. in the H.S. Media Center

Public Notification to Parents, Teachers, and Staff
NEW!  Parent Dashboard for School Transparency from the Michigan Department of Education
  • How well is Homer Community Schools helping students achieve state standards?Parent Dashboard
  • How many instructional staff per student does Homer Community Schools employ? 
  • How many Homer Community Schools students graduate within 4, 5, and 6 years?
  • What is the attendance rate for students at Homer Community Schools?

Parents and other caregivers of a school-aged child now can easily find answers to these questions and many more through one user-friendly online tool. Michigan’s new Parent Dashboard for School Transparency (or “Parent Dashboard”) makes it easier for parents to see many types of information about any public school in Michigan, including public school academies (charter schools).

The new dashboard is designed especially for parents and other caregivers. It will report on more than 20 different factors—or measures—that parents and other stakeholders have said are important to them when evaluating the quality of a school. Families and others can use the dashboard to get a more complete picture of how their child’s school is serving students. They also can use the dashboard to compare a school’s performance with the average performance of other similar Michigan schools.

Fall Soccer Registration
Feed Your Future
PA 75 and 3% Healthcare Contribution Refunds

Former Homer Community School employees working for the District between July 2010 and September 2012 may be entitled to a refund of healthcare contributions withheld from wages during this time period.  Former employees should send their current contact information, including mailing address, and Form W-4 to Julie Waterbury, Director of Business Services, jwaterbury@homerschools.net

The federal Form W-4 may be found here: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw4.pdf and the state Form W-4 is located here: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/taxes/MI-W4_370050_7.pdf

All refunds will be subject to federal, state and FICA/Medicare tax withholding.  Refunds will be processed as soon as reasonably possible once the funds are received from the State of Michigan.

 

Winter Sports Schedules Now Available