Seniors in the GST BOCES New Visions Honor Academy talked to eligible juniors December 11 about their experiences in the health, education, and business programs. Qualifying juniors can apply for the program now.Visit website
Kindergartners and fourth-graders make great reading buddies at Gardner Road. The buddies read together regularly.
Spirit of Giving
Big Flats students are collecting items for soldiers and veterans for their Spirit of Giving project this year. In the past, our PTO has helped students make holiday gifts for their parents. This year, they decided to change the project to help our military.
Congratulations, Mrs. Thompson
High School English Teacher Darby Thompson the recipient of the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education award for her work to create Raider Remix and her dedication to our students.Visit website
The Pauper Princess
The Horseheads High School Greenroom Players presented 'The Pauper Princess,' a hilarious retelling of Mark Twain's 'The Prince and the Pauper' November 30-December 2.
Harmony Bridge brings music and conversation to area senior residences. A group of middle and high school students performed at Bethany Manor Nov 28. Our district was one of just five selected to pilot the national program two years ago.
A surprise for parents
With the help of volunteers, Mrs. Cady and Mrs. Bower's second-graders at Ridge Road are making a surprise for their parents/guardians using paint and their hands.
High School Raider Remix
High School students can take, swap, or donate at Raider Remix, open periodically throughout the school year. Dress clothes for proms and dances, casual clothes, coats, and more are available. Questions? Email us.
Capital Project passes
Voters in the Horseheads Central School District approved a district-wide capital improvement project October 17: 1350 yes, 589 no. The project now moves from concept to design phase, with submissions to the State Education Department.
Thank you, Senator O'Mara
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.Read more
Parent Portal URL
Use the "Visit website" link below to get the Parent Portal on your smartphone or tablet.Visit website
Grad Logan Knowles is a USA Paralympic Skier
After a great deal of hard work and determination, 2017 grad Logan Knowles is a USA Paralympic World Cup Skier. His first Paralympic World Cup event is at Panorama Mountain in Canada. Congratulations, Logan!Visit website
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.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Get up-to-date information about our district on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On Facebook, the district and each of our seven schools have pages. Please “like” them to get the information on your news feed. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @HhdsSchools. Thank you!
Students entering grades 7 and 12 must have meningococcal vaccine
Parents...beginning in September, all students entering 7th and 12th grade) must have the meningococcal vaccine in order to attend school. Please click the link below for more information from the state regarding this new requirement.
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The Horseheads Central School District offers educational programs without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, or disability. Inquiries regarding this policy may be made to Megan Collins, Title IX/DASA Coordinator, and Co-Civil Rights Compliance Officer; Anthony Gill, Co-Civil Rights Compliance Officer; or Kim Williams, Section 504 Coordinator, Horseheads Central School District, One Raider Lane, Horseheads, NY 14845, (607) 739-5601. Learn more ...