News Archive


Variety Show rescheduled   01/17/2018

The High School Variety Show has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 25, at 7pm. Tickets are $8 at the door.


Thank you, Williams Auto   01/17/2018

Williams Auto Group donated $300 to our High School Varsity H Club as a result of a staff fundraiser. Dalton Williams and Emily Osborne visited us January 17 to deliver the donation. Thank you!


No School Friday, January 5   01/08/2018

There will be no school Fri., Jan. 5 due to the forecasted temperature and wind chill. The boys basketball game scheduled for tonight (Thurs., Jan. 4) will be rescheduled. Additionally, all activities scheduled Saturday are cancelled.


Congratulations, Taysha!   01/03/2018

Taysha Smith has been selected as one of two Career and Technical Education Program Students of the Month for November at the GST BOCES Bush Education Center. Taysha is a junior in the Criminal Justice program.


New Visions   12/12/2017

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.

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Reading buddies   12/08/2017

Kindergartners and fourth-graders make great reading buddies at Gardner Road. The buddies read together regularly.


High School Raider Remix   11/07/2017

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   11/02/2017

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.


High School Greenroom Players seek patrons   10/26/2017

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!

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Thank you, Senator O'Mara   10/18/2017

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.

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Senator O'Mara secures state funds for Sing Sing Road project   10/02/2017

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.

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Make a Difference Day 2017   09/30/2017

Thank you to all of our students, family, staff, and community members who participated in our second annual district-wide Make a Difference Day October 28.


Girls Swimming and Diving hands Ithaca first dual meet loss in 28 years   09/20/2017

Congratulations to our Girls Swimming and Diving Team on their win against Ithaca September 19. The meet is Ithaca's first loss in a dual meet in 28 years and Horseheads' first win against this tough team since the 80s. Junior Maddy Rogan had four wins, including a pool record and state-qualifying time in the 100 Freestyle. Freshman Sophia Verkleeren had three wins, and senior Elise Keister had two wins. Big #raiderpride.


Our New Mission: Explore Empower Excel   09/20/2017

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   09/06/2017

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

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New Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures at Middle/Intermediate Schools   08/22/2017

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

Intermediate School Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures
Middle School Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures


2017-18 School Calendar   04/17/2017

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

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Seeking school bus drivers   02/03/2017

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


Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram   01/26/2017

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   03/02/2016

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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Substitutes Needed   09/17/2015

We are in need of substitutes in various areas, both instructional and non-instructional. Download substitute teacher or non-instructional substitute application at our website: Applications can also be obtained at our Human Resources Office (south wing of Horseheads High School), 1 Raider Lane, Horseheads, NY 14845. Questions? Call 739-5601, x4212, or e-mail


Thank you, Veterans   05/19/2014

On Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and every day, thank you, veterans. Please watch our video by pressing the 'click here' button below.

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Parent Portal   01/30/2014

Thank you for visiting our website. On a mobile device, the Parent Portal is available by clicking on the menu icon (bottom left of screen), then Featured Links. You can also access the Parent Portal by clicking below.

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Safe Schools Line   08/06/2013

To report a concern, rumor, or other safety issue anonymously and confidentially 24 hours a day, call



A surprise for parents   01/01/1900

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.


College signings   01/01/1900

Congratulations to Elise Keister (Assumption College, swimming), Bryson Ballash (Wingate University, lacrosse), and Ali Richmond (Binghamton University, softball) on signing national letters of intent November 8. #raiderpride


Congratulations, Mrs. Thompson   01/01/1900

High School English Teacher Darby Thompson is 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.

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First-Graders visit Bethany Village   01/01/1900

First-graders at Ridge Road visited Bethany Village in December to sing, color, do crafts, and talk with residents.


Football program wins sportsmanship award   01/01/1900

The Blue Raider football program has been awarded the 2017 Sportsmanship Award from the Elmira chapter of football officials. Congratulations!


From the superintendent   01/01/1900

Please click the "Read more" link below for a letter from our superintendent, Dr. Thomas J. Douglas, regarding a health matter.

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Harmony Bridge   01/01/1900

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.


Intermediate School receives $3,000 grant   01/01/1900

The Dollar General corporation has given $3,000 to Horseheads Intermediate School for the Leveled Literacy Book Room, helping student improve their reading skills.


Logan is headed to South Korea   01/01/1900

2017 grad and USA Paralympic World Cup Skier Logan Knowles will represent Team USA Paralympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea as an ambassador for the Adaptive Sports for Social Change March 5-13. Congratulations, Logan!

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Make a Difference Day   01/01/1900

We're proud to announce our second annual district-wide Make a Difference Day October 28. All are welcome to participate. Click the link below for more information. #raiderpride

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Middle School raises funds for Houston   01/01/1900

In September, the Middle School Student Council coordinated "Horseheads Helps Houston," raising $1,000 for Houston High School damaged by Hurricane Harvey.


NextGen Leader in Education   01/01/1900

Gardner Road Grade 4 Teacher has been named the First Heritage Federal Credit NextGen Leader in Education. Big Flats' Chelsea Dykes and Center Street's Kate Williams were also nominated. Congratulations!


Parent Portal URL   01/01/1900

Use the "Visit website" link below to get the Parent Portal on your smartphone or tablet.

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Spirit of Giving   01/01/1900

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.


Students donate bowls for fundraiser   01/01/1900

Ms. Cratsley's Design in Clay students have created 75 bowls to donate to the Empty Bowls luncheon October 19. Proceeds from the luncheon go to the Samaritan Center. #raiderpride


The Pauper Princess   01/01/1900

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.


'The Pauper Princess'   01/01/1900

The Greenroom Players present 'The Pauper Princess' Nov 30 - Dec 2, 7 p.m. High School Auditorium. $8 students/seniors; $10 adults. Call (607) 795-2500 x1780 for more info, or click below to purchase tickets online.

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Horseheads Central School District

One Raider Lane
Horseheads, NY 14845

Dr. Thomas J. Douglas
Superintendent of Schools


• Explore           • Empower           • Excel