Thank you, first responders, students, parents, bus driver, coach 12/10/2019
On December 9, one of our buses was in an accident while returning to school from a sports contest. We would like to thank our area’s first responders for being on scene so quickly to take care of our students and driver, and to protect their safety. We also thank the students and families for being so patient and understanding following the incident, and the bus driver and coach.
Kelli French, Nextgen Award Winner 10/31/2019
Congratulations to Kelli French, grade 3 teacher at Center St Elementary School, on being named the 2019 Nextgen Leader in Education. Sponsored by First Heritage Federal Credit Union, the Nextgen Awards honor young professionals in several categories. Seven members of our staff were nominated in the Educator category.
State Champion Marching Ensemble 10/28/2019
Congratulations to the Horseheads High School Blue Raider Marching Ensemble - 2019 New York State Champions, Large School 2 Division. Big #raiderpride
Change in required physicals 09/11/2019
The Emergency Information form that went home with students contains old information about required physicals. Physicals are required in grades PreK, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and for new students. We apologize for any confusion. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Swim Lesson Information 09/04/2019
Please click the link below for information on 2019 Swim Lessons. Questions? Contact Jared Zembek at email@example.com.
Staff Milestones 09/03/2019
At our opening day presentation for staff September 3, we honored staff members marking 25 years, 30 years, and 35 years of of service to the district. Congratulations and thank you!
District and Career Development Council win award 04/05/2019
We are proud and honored to have received the Chemung County Youth Bureau Program Excellence Award with our partner Career Development Council. In the photo are Superintendent Tom Douglas and Deb Lynch, our CDC representative at Horseheads. We also received a proclamation signed by our state representatives. #raiderpride
17th lowest per pupil spending 12/03/2018
‘Buffalo Business First’ magazine reports Horseheads has the 17th lowest per pupil spending in the Upstate region, which includes 431 districts in 48 counties. Read more at the Visit website link below.
Capital project update 08/27/2018
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.
Science Olympiad 05/16/2018
Congratulations to our Science Olympiad teams on a great performance at the regional competition in Maine-Endwell February 10. The Middle School team placed third out of seven teams; the High School team placed fourth out of 16. #raiderpride
Guthrie provides health resource to students 05/02/2018
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 04/10/2018
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.
Students shine at regional spelling bee 03/21/2018
Horseheads students dominated this year's regional Scripps Spelling Bee March 17. Congratulations to 6th-grader Kris Patel, 1st place; Nathan Zhou, 2nd; Nathan Kim, 3rd (tie); Bhavi Patel, 5th; Dominick Marino, 11th (tie); and all who participated.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Intermediate School Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures
Middle School Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: www.horseheadsdistrict.com. 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
Do you have a child who will be four or five by December 1, 2020 and have not yet informed the district? Please contact us so that we may send you information on prekindergarten and kindergarten registrations. Send the child’s name, date of birth, parent(s)’ name(s), address, and phone to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
On this Teacher Appreciation Week and all year long, we are grateful for our teachers and for all they do for our students, schools, families, and community. Thank you, teachers!
Our Cheerleading Team is having a great competition season with two first place finishes in the last two weeks. They now host the STAC Competition this Saturday at the Middle School. Doors open at 10am; admission is $7. #raiderpride
Please click on the link below for a message from Horseheads High School Principal Karen Donahue regarding September 11, 2018.
Please click on the link below for a message from Superintendent Tom Douglas regarding pertussis. If you have questions, please contact your health care provider or the Chemung County Health Department at (607) 737-2028.
Please click the link below for a letter from Superintendent Tom Douglas regarding the appointment of the temporary principal at Horseheads High School. This letter has also been sent by email to district parents/ guardians. Thank you.
Please go to the "Read more" link below for a letter from Superintendent Tom Douglas regarding safety at our Middle/Intermediate school complex.
We have sent the letter at the "Read more" link below to parents/guardians of our High School students. We felt it is important information for all parents to know.
2019 Varsity H Camps 01/01/1900
Click the link below to view our 2019 Varsity H Sports Camp schedule.
A great season for the Marching Ensemble 01/01/1900
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.
A health message from the superintendent 01/01/1900
Please go to the link below for a message from Superintendent Tom Douglas about pertussis.
A letter from the superintendent on a health matter 01/01/1900
Please click the "Read more" link below for a letter from our superintendent, Dr. Thomas J. Douglas, regarding a health matter.
A message about school safety 01/01/1900
Please click on the link below for a message from Superintendent Tom Douglas regarding safety in our schools. Thank you.
A message about school safety 01/01/1900
Please click the link below for a letter from Superintendent Tom Douglas regarding a safety issue at the High School. If you have questions, please contact High School Principal Karen Donahue at (607) 795-2500 or Dr. Douglas at (607) 739-5601, x4201.
A message from the superintendent 01/01/1900
Please click the link below for a message from Superintendent Tom Douglas regarding changes to the High School administration for 2019-20.
A message regarding a health matter 01/01/1900
Please click on the link below for a message from Superintendent Thomas J. Douglas regarding a health matter. If you have questions, please contact your school nurse or health provider. Thank you.
A message regarding vaping/e-cigarettes 01/01/1900
Please click the link below for an important message from Superintendent Tom Douglas regarding vaping/e-cigarettes.
A new softball field for the Blue Raiders 01/01/1900
In 2015, voters approved construction of a new softball field at our Middle/Interm complex. The district had sold the Broad St facility, where the former field was located. On May 10, the team played their first game on the field, a win against Binghamton.
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.
American Music Abroad 01/01/1900
Congratulations to our High School students chosen to join American Music Abroad this summer: Jared Anderson, Phil Bankaitis, Sophie Bunce, Rachel Dickson, Ethan Kenney, Caitlyn Keough, Kayla Mauk, Elena Millett, Rachael Phillips, Curtis Schneider, and Becky Verdonck. This photo was taken in Venice.
An important message from the superintendent 01/01/1900
Please go to the link below for an important message from Superintendent Thomas J. Douglas regarding Internet safety.
Art students make bowls for fundraiser 01/01/1900
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!
'Beauty and the Beast' March 7-9 01/01/1900
The Horseheads High School Greenroom Players presented ‘Beauty and the Beast’ March 7-9. Great job, cast and crew!
Budget Vote May 15 01/01/1900
The Budget Vote/Board Election is Tuesday, May 15, 7am-9pm, in the High School South Gym. Questions? See the link below, call (607) 739-5601, x4260, or email email@example.com.
Capital Project passes 01/01/1900
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.
Catriona Huber wins writing award for novel 01/01/1900
Congratulations to senior Senior Catriona Huber on winning Honorable Mention in the Northeast region Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her novel 'Shadow of the Sun', which follows the stories of different characters who are driven by their bonds to others and who desire to discover their place in their own lives. #raiderpride
Chef Club 01/01/1900
Students at Elmira College brought the Chef Club to our Intermediate students Mondays after school. The last session was March 26. Teams of students participated in a friendly "Chopped"-like competition.
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, Brayden and Nate 01/01/1900
On May 3, Horseheads High School honored seniors Brayden O'Connell (US Merchant Marines) and Nate Gee (US Coast Guard) for their commissions to military academies. Congratulations and thank you for serving our country!
Congratulations, Maurice! 01/01/1900
Congratulations to senior Maurice Rankins, winner of the 2018 Ernie Davis Award. Each high school in Chemung County nominates a football player for the award, which takes into consideration both football play and character. The award was announced December 13. #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.
Congratulations, student athletes! 01/01/1900
Congratulations to our five seniors who signed letters of intent to continue their education and sport at the college level: Madeson Rogan - University at Buffalo, swimming; Chloe Peterson - Binghamton University, diving; Skyler Roberts - Roberts Wesleyan College, soccer; Mike Limoncelli - Coastal Carolina University, baseball; Kendal Cook - University of Missouri, softball
Congratulations, Taysha! 01/01/1900
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.
Correct! Great job, Kris 01/01/1900
Sixth-grader Kris Patel correctly spelled ‘myelopathy’ in the first round of the national Scripps Spelling Bee on May 26 in Washington DC. His classmates in Miss Miller’s were able to take time out from their activity to watch.
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.
Five chosen for Top Drawer 24 01/01/1900
We congratulate our student-athletes chosen to be part of The Odessa File's Top Drawer 24: Skyler Roberts, Jillian Casey, Mike Limoncelli, Kendal Cook, and Chloe Peterson. #raiderpride.
Follow-up from superintendent regarding vehicle 01/01/1900
Please click below for a follow-up communication from Superintendent Tom Douglas regarding the reported suspicious vehicle in Erin last week.
Freshman Caitlyn O'Dell wins Cornell competition 01/01/1900
Congratulations to freshman Caitlyn O'Dell on winning first place in the LIVES Challenge, sponsored by the Cornell U chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World. Caitlyn chose the High School for her project, which challenged students in grades 9-12 to come up with a design and analysis to improve energy efficiency in a specific building. #raiderpride
Gardner Road students show kindness 01/01/1900
On February 11, students at Gardner Road made valentines after they finished their lunch. Each grade level's cards will be sent to a different group in our community: firefighters, police officers, senior citizens, and veterans/military personnel. Thank you, students! #kindnessmatters
Great job, cast and crew of 'Mary Poppins Jr.' 01/01/1900
Middle School students presented 'Mary Poppins Jr. February 1 and 2, giving audiences a wonderful experience. Their first performance was canceled due to the cancellation of school Thursday, so they added a Saturday matinee. Great job, students!
Happy New School Year! 01/01/1900
The 2019-20 school year has begun! We wish everyone a wonderful year. Click the link below for the 2019-20 school calendar.
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.
High School Summer Health Office Hours 01/01/1900
The High School Health Office will be open Wednesdays during the summer from 9am to noon for working papers and processing of physical forms and immunization records. If you would like to leave a message for the nurse, please call (607) 739-5601, x1623. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Horseheads named Outstanding Clinical Site 01/01/1900
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.
Interested in running for the school board? 01/01/1900
Residents interested in running for the Board of Education may pick up petitions from the Business Office (south wing of the High School). The election is May 19, 2020. Questions? Click 'Visit website' below or call (607) 739-5601, x4260.
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.
Mad City Money 01/01/1900
On December 4, HHS business students participated in Mad City Money. Students are given careers and must secure housing, transportation, furnishings, phone service, and daycare based on their salaries. They must also factor in unexpected costs and savings. Corning Credit Union, the Career Development Council, and several volunteers made the program possible. Thank you!
May 21 Vote Results 01/01/1900
Proposition 1—2019-20 School Budget: Yes: 808, No: 353. Proposition 2—Bus Purchase: Yes: 853, No: 306. Proposition 3—Capital Reserve Fund: Yes: 864, No: 297. Proposition 4—Acquisition of Property: Yes: 701, No: 456. Additionally, Mary Anne Holleran, Shehla Javed, and Daniel Christmas won 3-year terms to the Board of Education. We thank all who voted.
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.
National School Breakfast Week 01/01/1900
It's National School Breakfast Week! Our cafeterias are serving special breakfast items including a delicious and nutritious cocoa and creme bar and a banana split parfait. At the Intermediate School, guest servers are helping serve breakfast.
New Visions 01/01/1900
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.
Parent Portal URL 01/01/1900
Use the "Visit website" link below to get the Parent Portal on your smartphone or tablet.
Parents/Guardians: Opt In for Text Messaging 01/01/1900
We will use the text-message feature through our autocall system for school closings/delays and safety alerts. Parents must opt-in to receive texts. To opt-in, text “Y” or “Yes” to 67587. Note that your standard text/data rates apply. Click below for more information.
Pro lax player visits Horseheads 01/01/1900
Professional lacrosse player Rob Pannell held a clinic for our boys lacrosse teams March 17. Rob plays for the New York Lizards and was a standout at Cornell University. It was a great experience for our teams. Thank you, Rob!
Read Across America Day March 1 01/01/1900
Our elementary schools celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday March 1 on "Read Across America Day." At Gardner Road, every classroom in the school had a guest reader at 9:30am sharing their favorite Dr. Seuss book. Superintendent Tom Douglas, board of education members, first responders, Chemung County Executive Chris Moss, and four-legged friends were among the guests.
Reading buddies 01/01/1900
Kindergartners and fourth-graders make great reading buddies at Gardner Road. The buddies read together regularly.
Required physicals 01/01/1900
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. We also require physicals for all new students and athletes. If you have questions, please contact your school nurse.
School of Excellence 01/01/1900
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.
Senior wins congressional art competition 01/01/1900
Congressman Tom Reed, a Horseheads alum, visited the High School June 1 to present senior Sydney Gaul with a certificate for her first-place win in his 11-county congressional district art competition. Sydney's painting will hang in the Capitol for the next year. Congratulations, Sydney!
Senior wins national art awards 01/01/1900
Senior Sydney Gaul has won a National Gold Medal and American Vision Medal for her drawing 'Grit' and a National Silver Medal Award for her painting 'Red Woman.' Congratulations!
Sixth-graders study Ancient Egypt 01/01/1900
As part of their study of Ancient Egypt, students in Jackie Hollar and Pat Herman’s sixth-grade classes participated in Egyptian games and trivia activities February 13. Thank you, parent volunteers, for assisting!
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.
Student-led memorial March 14 01/01/1900
On March 14, High School students presented a memorial to the victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. Every 30 seconds, a student read the biography of each victims. They also provided resources for students.
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
Students perform with Dallas Brass 01/01/1900
Our grades 6-12 instrumental music students had the opportunity to work with members of the Dallas Brass and perform in a sold-out concert with the world-famous group March 21. We thank Dallas Brass for giving so much time to working with our students, and for sharing your music with our community.
Teaching excellence 01/01/1900
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 for the dictionaries, Horseheads Elks! 01/01/1900
We thank the Horseheads Elks BPOE 2297 for once again donating dictionaries to all of the third-graders in the district. The Elks have donated these wonderful dictionaries for many years, and we are so grateful. The students get so much use out of them. Thank you, Horseheads Elks, for helping our students #ExploreEmpowerExcel!
Thank you for your generosity, Charlee and Heather! 01/01/1900
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!
Thank you, Corning Foundation! 01/01/1900
We are so grateful to the Corning Incorporated Foundation and parent Darlene Marino for the $1,000 grant we received for our Intermediate School's Makerspace program. Thank you!
Thank you, Guthrie! 01/01/1900
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!
Thank you, Rose Apgar 01/01/1900
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.
Thank you, Senator O'Mara - UPDATED 01/01/1900
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 Summer 2019.
Thank you, veterans 01/01/1900
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.
Thank you, Williams Auto 01/01/1900
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!
Thank you, Williams Auto 01/01/1900
Williams Auto Group has donated $300 to our High School Varsity H Club. Employees donated the funds through their dress-down program. Our Varsity H Club was one of two programs to benefit. Thank you!
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.
Unified Raiders 01/01/1900
Unified Raiders Basketball begins in May, and we're looking for fans in the stands! It's a program of Special Olympics where athletes come together for training, competition, and fun. Click the link below for the schedule.
Welcome to Horseheads! 01/01/1900
We're so pleased to welcome our friends from Horseheads' Sister City of Nakagawa, Japan this week.