2018 Everyday Heroes
Congratulations to our 2018 Everyday Heroes: Riley Burns, Jeremy Dale, Brewster Marshall, Lydia Pierce, and Halie Saunders. The program is sponsored by WENY and First Heritage Federal Credit Union.
Student shine at spelling bee
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.
Pro lax player visits Horseheads
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!
Senior wins national art awards
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!
Student-led memorial March 14
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.Read more
A message about school safety
Please click on the link below for a message from Superintendent Tom Douglas regarding safety in our schools. Thank you.Read more
Interested in running for the school board?
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 15. Questions? Click 'Visit website' below or call (607) 739-5601, x4260.Visit website
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
A letter from the superintendent
Please click the "Read More" link below to read a letter from our superintendent, Dr. Thomas J. Douglas, about our district's efforts to help stop the spread of the flu.Read more
Thank you, Williams Auto
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!
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
Board budget workshops
The next Board of Education budget workshop is Thursday, April 5, at 6pm in the High School Multi-Media Center. Presentations, videos and more information can be found at the link below.Visit website
Interested in running for the school board?
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 15. Questions? Click 'Visit website' below or call (607) 739-5601, x4260.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 ...