Homer Highlights

Week of April 25, 2022

Dear Families,

This is the last week of April and then we are in our final month of school! So much will happen in the next few weeks. Be sure to stay up to date and read through all school communications fully!

For elementary and middle school students, M-Step testing will begin next week. This year, we will do all of our ELA testing the first week of May, for all students 3-7. Be sure to get plenty of rest and come prepared to do your best!

LFE Spring Sing This Week!

The students of LFE are so excited to be back in person for this year's Spring Sing! They can't wait to share some of their favorite music from around the world. This year, each grade level will put on their own concert at different times throughout the day, giving each grade level an opportunity to perform more music! Students should wear bold rainbow colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple). Please park in the parking lot by the HS circle drive and enter through the athletic entrance (HS gym doors).

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Dress Code Reminders...

As the weather starts to get warmer, please remember that student attire must follow dress code policies posted in the student handbooks. In the LFE, HMS and HHS handbooks, it states,

Cut-offs, halter tops, tank tops, bare midriffs and muscle shirts are not acceptable for school dress. Hats and Hoods are considered apparel for the outside and shall not be worn in the building. Shorts of appropriate length, halfway down the thigh or longer, are allowed in school year round. Skirt length must also adhere to the mid-thigh rule."

We are seeing an increase in midriff baring shirts. Please remind students that if the shirt cannot touch the waist band of one's pants, then it is too short to wear to school. If a student is wearing any clothing that is in violation of the above dress code policies, they will be asked to either change or call a parent to bring alternative clothing.

Plan for Spring Flowers!

The Homer FFA will be holding their annual hanging basket sale in May. Don't miss out!
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Think Fast - Teens Learn About Driver Safety

Homer High School students participated in a ThinkFast Safe Driving Program assembly on Friday, April 22. The program involved an interactive game show, in which all students in the program had remotes to answer questions. Interspersed with history, math, literature, and pop culture questions were important facts about teen drivers and some of the most dangerous driving behaviors. The program culminated in the winning teams sending a representative to compete in the final round. The entire program was provided free of charge to Homer students by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning.
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Senior End of Year Events!

Wednesday, May 18: Senior Honors Night--7:00 in the High School Gym

  • Scholarships/Special Awards

  • Top Ten, Gold Cord, Silver Cords, NHS, & Athletic Awards

Friday, May 20: Seniors’ Last Day

  • 8:15 am - Seniors will do a Senior Walk through the elementary and middle school wearing their caps and gowns!

  • 9 am - We will take a picture with all graduating seniors with their Senior Signs at 9:00 AM in front of the school. Seniors can then take their sign home at the end of the day.

  • 10:30 am - We will have a 9th - 12th Academic Honors Assembly. Any teacher-awarded honors for specific classes will be handed out at this time. Honor Roll, Student of the Month, and Student Council will also be recognized at this time.

  • 11:42 am - All school picnic

  • 1:15 pm - Senior vs Staff Softball Game

Sunday, May 22: Senior Car Parade - 2:00 PM

  • Seniors are encouraged to meet at the school, with decorated signs on their cars. We also suggest that Seniors wear their cap and gown.

  • Cars will line up at the school (in no particular order) at 1:30 PM and then at 2:00 PM, a school vehicle will lead a parade of seniors around town. This will be a great celebration in your honor! Don’t miss out!

Friday, May 27 / Tuesday, May 31 / Wednesday, June 1: Senior Exams

  • All seniors that do not qualify for the exam waiver must attend during their assigned class exam period.

  • Exam Waiver = B+ Semester Average and 8 or fewer absences.

Friday, June 3: Graduation Practice----8:00 AM in High School Gym

  • We will be providing brunch for all the graduating seniors after practice

Sunday, June 6: Commencement:---2:00 PM in High School Gym

Double Your Donation for the Track!

It's not too late to double your donation, as donations in April made toward the replacement and expansion of the track at Homer Community Schools will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $125,000! This is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Folk Oil, Co.

You can make a donation online at www.homerschools.net, by scanning the QR code or by dropping off a donation in-person at the Superintendent's office.

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Homer Middle School Field Trip Details!

We are so excited that all of the middle school grades will be having their traditional field trips this year!

5th Grade - Fort Wayne Zoo on May 13

There are limited chaperone seats for the Zoo trip on May 13. First signed up and paid will be given the option to ride the bus. Any parent may drive and meet us at the zoo. Parents are responsible for purchasing their own tickets.

6th Grade - Camp!

Sixth grade students will once again have the opportunity to participate in a three day, two night camp experience at Potawatomie, under the direction of Ms. Kim Turbin. Information on camp details will be coming home soon!

7th Grade - Chicago on April 29

All students going on the trip will need to arrive at school by 6 am. The bus will leave at 6:30 am. We will return home at 11:30 pm, but updates will be sent out when we are closer to home.

8th Grade - Cedar Point on May 20

Sign up is due 4/29/22. There is limited space on buses for chaperones. First signed up and paid will be given first option. Any parent may drive and meet us at the park. Parents are responsible for purchasing their own tickets.

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Senior Spotlight!

Spring Music Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars for these opportunities to hear our students showcase their musical talents!
  • High School Choir Concert - Sunday, May 15 at 3:30 pm
  • Middle School Band Concert - Sunday, May 22 at 4 pm
  • High School Band Concert - Sunday, May 22 at 7 pm

*Please note that the MS & HS band concerts are a date change from the printed district calendar.

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Student Congrats!

Congratulations to the April 25th LFE Perseverance Trojans of the Week!
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Happy birthday to these students and staff members for this week!

24 - Jacob Wood

25 - Ayva Vogel

25 - Carissa Wisz

27 - DeMarion Boyer

28 - Jayden Farnham

28 - Isaac Miller

28 - Ms. Kaydee Swafford

29 - Alexander Benoodt

29 - Jason Esqueda

29 - Karleigh Kline

29 - Olivia Ratliff

29 - Matthew Schick

30 - Daniel Chawlcraft

30 - Michael Chawlcraft

30 - Rachelle Grove

30 - Mia Hamrick

30 - Cyleigh Owens

30 - Keaton Stites

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