Thank you, veterans
On behalf of the staff and students of the Horseheads Central School District, thank you, veterans, for your service and sacrifice. Our schools are honoring veterans in a variety of ways. On November 2, Center Street held their 11th annual tribute, with a parade of veterans and active military. If you're on Facebook, click the link below to see photos.Visit website
A great season for the Marching Ensemble
Congratulations to the High School Marching Ensemble on tying for second place at the NYS Field Band Championships October 28. The 124-member Horseheads ensemble had a great competition season, bringing home first place finishes from competitions in Cicero-North Syracuse, Jordan-Elbridge, and Corning in September, and Vestal in October.
Art students make bowls for fundraiser
This year, students in Ms. Cratsley's clay classes at the High School made 100 ceramic bowls to donate to the "Empty Bowls" luncheon sponsored by Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler Counties October 16 at Elmira College. The fundraiser benefits the organization's Samaritan Center. Thank you, students!
School of Excellence
Horseheads High School been named a Scholar Athlete Team School of Excellence by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Student-athletes on 25 of our 27 Varsity athletic teams earned averages high enough to qualify for the Scholar Athlete Team distinction in 2017-18. Big #raiderpride.
Horseheads named Outstanding Clinical Site
The district has been selected as an Outstanding Clinical Site by the New York New Jersey Clinical Education Consortium. Ithaca College nominated the district for its continued record of providing excellent learning opportunities for their students through internships with our physical therapists Marcia Dickinson and Alisha Tenbus.
Thank you for your generosity, Charlee and Heather!
Heather and Charlee held a Labor Day lemonade stand and raised nearly $1,000. They used the money to purchase backpacks and school supplies for students in our schools. Gardner Road Principal Patrick Patterson and Superintendent Tom Douglas accepted the donations on behalf of the district. Thank you, Charlee and Heather!
A new school year
The 2018-19 school year has begun! Thank you, students and parents, for helping us have a great start to the year, and for your cooperation with changes such as the new drop-off area and procedure at Gardner Road. Wishing everyone a wonderful new year!
Thank you, Rose Apgar
Our board recently honored graduate and devoted community member Rose Apgar. Rose was a member of our Board for nearly 20 years, a member of the BOCES Board, an advocate for students through Girls' and Boys' State, and more. We wish Rose the best as she moves to the Albany area with her family. Thank you, Rose, for all you've done for our district and community.
Capital project update
Click the link below to read an update on our capital project, approved by voters in October 2017. The project totals $94.6 million, and includes work at all of our district schools and Transportation Department.Visit website
Congratulations, Class of 2018!
Graduation 2018 was Saturday, June 23. We congratulate our graduates and wish them the very best in the next step on their journey. #raiderpride
Intermediate School Grade 6 Teacher Kim Malone is the recipient of a 2018 New York State Excellence in Teaching Award. Phil Rumsey from the governor's office surprised her with the announcement at the school's faculty meeting on May 9. Congratulations!
Thank you, Guthrie!
Guthrie has partnered with GoNoodle, an online healthy movement resource, to provide free access to the program for our PreK-6 students for three years. Thank you, Guthrie, for helping our students be healthy!
Beginning July 1, New York State requires that all public school students have a physical when they enter grades pre-k, kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. If you have questions, please contact your school nurse.Visit website
Thank you, Senator O'Mara - UPDATED
New York State Senator Thomas O'Mara has secured $230,000 in state funds for improvements on Sing Sing Road. The project will improve safety for students and motorists near the Middle/ Intermediate School complex. Work is expected to begin in Spring 2019.Read more
Parent Portal URL
Use the "Visit website" link below to get the Parent Portal on your smartphone or tablet.Visit website
Thank you, veterans
On behalf of the staff and students of the Horseheads Central School District, thank you, veterans, for your service and sacrifice. Our schools are honoring veterans in a variety of ways. On November 2, Center Street held their 11th annual tribute, with a parade of veterans and active military. If you're on Facebook, click the link below to see photos.
Capital project update
Click the link below to read an update on our capital project, approved by voters in October 2017. The project totals $94.6 million, and includes work at all of our district schools and Transportation Department.
Beginning July 1, New York State requires that all public school students have a physical when they enter grades pre-k, kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. If you have questions, please contact your school nurse.
Thank you, Senator O'Mara - UPDATED
New York State Senator Thomas O'Mara has secured $230,000 in state funds for improvements on Sing Sing Road. The project will improve safety for students and motorists near the Middle/ Intermediate School complex. Work is expected to begin in Spring 2019.
Parent Portal URL
Use the "Visit website" link below to get the Parent Portal on your smartphone or tablet.
Guthrie provides health resource to students
Thank you, Guthrie Clinic, for providing free access to GoNoodle, an online healthy movement resource, to our PreK-6 students. Guthrie has partnered with GoNoodle to provide this resource to 185 schools in the region.
Using skills to unlock locks and prepare for state tests
Students on the Game Changers Team at the Intermediate School worked to solve puzzles and crack codes to unlock a box with five locks, using the skills they'll need for the ELA state assessment this week.
High School Greenroom Players seek patrons
The Horseheads High School drama club, the Greenroom Players, seek patrons for the 2017-18 season. Click the link to find out how to become a patron. Thank you!
Senator O'Mara secures state funds for Sing Sing Road project
We thank New York State Senator Thomas O'Mara for securing $230,000 in this year's state budget for a construction project on Sing Sing Road. The project will improve safety for motorists driving into our Middle/Intermediate School complex and to those driving on Sing Sing Road during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. Construction is expected to get underway in Spring 2018 and be completed during the summer of 2018.
Our New Mission: Explore Empower Excel
Last year, our Education Committee - parents, students, teachers, support staff, administrators, businesspeople, senior citizens - worked some 50+ hours to look at our district's mission and vision and update it to reflect our current work and what we want for our students, district, and entire school community. Our new mission is simple: Explore -- Empower -- Excel.
New accounts needed for Payschools
The Horseheads district uses the PaySchools online meal payment program. The company has now created PaySchools Central and no longer supports the old platform. As a result, parents using PaySchools must now set up a brand new account in PaySchools Central. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we believe the new site has upgrades and improvements that will be useful to you. Any funds currently on your account will transfer to the new account. Please click the link below for information on how to create a new account. If you have questions, please call (607) 739-5601, x3671 or email email@example.com.
New Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures at Middle/Intermediate Schools
We are working to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion in the Middle/Intermediate School parking lot and on Sing Sing Road. As a result, we have instituted changes to morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up procedures at the two schools. Parents, please click the links for a letter and maps outlining the changes at each school. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intermediate School Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures
Middle School Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures
2017-18 School Calendar
Please click the link below to view the 2017-18 School Calendar, approved by the Board of Education in March. The schedule for making up snow days is listed at the bottom right. Conference Days are listed at the bottom center. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
Seeking school bus drivers
The district is seeking school bus drivers. We offer paid training, benefits package, no weekends/ holidays or summers. Applicants must be 21 years old. Fingerprint/ background check and drug testing are required. Apply at the Transportation Department, 601 Sayre Street (off Thorne St.), Horseheads; call 607-739-5601, x4505; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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