Homestead High School 2nd semester book fees have been posted. Click here for more information.
The findings of the formal evaluation of the SACS High Ability Program.....
Join us Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m at...
Wednesday, March 15, afternoon bus riders may be late arriving home.
SACS lost a dedicated, passionate staff/family member and dear friend. Ann Matheis passed away on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. We ask you to keep the Matheis family in your thoughts and prayers. Service arrangements can be found here...
The Homestead Parent Club and The RespectTeam is hosting a free seminar...
Local students named 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing winners
Haverhill's Chris McGrew and Jean Russell named Fellows
SACS School Board kicked off the new year with the first meeting of 2017
SACS invites you to learn about our winter weather policies and school closing/delay procedures
DRES fifth grade students share gifts and appreciation during their trip to Shepherd's House
Take an inside look at Homestead High School's unique class - Heritage Speakers: a Spanish class for Spanish Speakers
A fantastic story celebrating not only this year's accomplishments. but the band's rich history...
An Aboite Elementary student received a special surprise...just in time for the holidays.
Phil Downs' editorial about standardized testing was recently printed in the Journal Gazette. Click here to read the piece.
The JG talks to local superintendents about a significant rise in licenses.
WANE TV shares the story of HHS' Logan Roser and Atticus Bennett's mission to share military history and make sure no one forgets the nation’s veterans.
SACS School Board Candidate forum, hosted by student staff of HHS' school newspaper, the Spartana, was broadcast live on The Point 91.1 FM and recorded. Click here to listen to the broadcast.
We need you! Please join the conversation about technology and education...click here for more information.
Staff members from HHS's student newspaper, the Spartana, will moderate a SACS School Board Candidate Forum...Click here for further information
The candidates for Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction held their first and only debate in Fort Wayne on Monday, October 17. Indiana Public Media has published a link to view the debate...
Homestead is proud to announce five seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program...
Two-day training designed to help teachers help students discover history
Five HHS students named 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists
On Wednesday, all SACS bus riders participated in bus evacuation drills. Drivers led students through a series of drills that allow students to safely learn how to evacuate the bus in the event of an emergency.
Newsweek releases top 500 high schools in the country
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SACS would like to remind those utilizing online registration for middle and high school students...
SACS is one of twenty districts awarded the national Speak Up Shout Out Award
Click here to learn more about this year's upcoming school registration
Homestead High School, Summit Middle School and Woodside Middle School receive recognition...
Today, Indiana Department of Education released the 2014-2015 list of Four Star Schools
Today, SACS Superintendent, Dr. Phil Downs announced the district's Teacher of the Year...
IU has selected five HHS students to participate in the prestigious Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Language for High School Students
Ten days of summer fun designed for girls and boys to stretch their minds and bodies through educational and physical opportunities.
A complex issue, simplified. New education guidelines offer an opportunity to refocus on skills and away from testing.
Kindergarten round-up is going on now. If you plan to enroll your child in kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year, please visit the elementary school your child will attend to pick up a registration packet.
Board Resolution Passed
March 9, 6pm, HHS Community Room.
Champions Together promotes acceptance for students of all levels and abilities.
Learn more about the May 2016 ballot measure to renew SACS’ referendum.
Summary offers insight into community views on school funding.
Woodside Middle School’s Donna Hazelett selected for top honor from SHAPE America.
Web-based forums offer new ways for community members to join the conversation about school funding.
Past season struggles only strengthen Homestead athlete.
Website may be briefly unavailable during scheduled maintenance Thursday night.
The superintendent addresses the ISTEP+ in a letter to SACS families.
Prestigious membership honors scholarship, leadership, service, and character
Homestead Spartan Alliance Band headed to state finals for 29th consecutive year.
SACS board members vote in favor of traditional calendar.
Our very own 2016 Indiana Teacher of the Year Mrs. Russell recognized with Sagamore of the Wabash.
Twenty-four students participate in immersion trip.
School board to use information to make final decision at November 3 meeting.
Top tips for helping kids be safe and responsible online.
Woodside teacher up for national award from the Society of Health and Physical Educators.
Learn the basics of school funding with an informational video from SACS.
SACS families and staff invited to weigh in on two calendar options for 2017–2018 academic year.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz joins Haverhill students and staff in surprise announcement.
Fourteen high school seniors named 2016 National Merit Commended students.
Haverhill’s Mrs. Russell Advances to Top Three Finalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year.
Nirupama Devanathan, Harrison Lippie, and Kendal Paul to compete for National Merit Scholarships.
ALICE training prepares students and staff for emergencies.
Literacy specialist one of 10 teachers selected by Department of Education.
Presented on April 8, 2015 ...Students who succeed in rigorous course work such as Advanced Placement or Dual Credit are developing college-level knowledge and skills while still in high school. These students are more likely than their peers to earn college degrees on time, providing an opportunity to save significant amounts of money.
The SACS Board of School Trustees approved the appointment of Nicole Veit as the new principal for Whispering Meadows Elementary School. Veit is currently serving as the principal of Waterloo Elementary and was previously assistant principal at Churubusco Elementary School. Jackie Wolpert, current and longtime principal at Whispering Meadows, will retire from SACS July 1. Veit will officially begin her duties in SACS July 1 upon Jackie’s retirement.
Following the game, members of the IHSAA Executive Committee named Dana Batt of Homestead High School as the winner of the Arthur L. Trester Mental Attitude Award in Class 4A Boys Basketball.
Following the event, members of the IHSAA Executive Committee named Madison Moore of Homestead High School as the recipient of the Mildred M. Ball Mental Attitude Award.
INSIDE: ben dvorak.......1 radio awards......2 science fair........4 fccla state..........5 skillsUSA.........7 grading scale.....9 ap testing........11
Homestead's Caleb Swanigan is the 2015 IndyStar Mr. Basketball. (Photo: David Dixon / for The Star) Caleb Swanigan was big — as in, well north of 300 pounds big — when he moved from Utah to Fort Wayne prior to his eighth grade year to live with longtime family friend, Roosevelt Barnes. After Swanigan's first night in his new home, Barnes told him to grab some breakfast before they'd head to the gym and get in a workout. By the time he descended to the kitchen a few minutes later, Swanigan had finished off a super-sized box of Special K and a gallon of milk.
You are invited to the 4th Annual PLTW Biomedical Science Student Showcase Night. • Monday, April 20th 6-7 p.m. • Homestead HS – Room 214 (Enter Dr. #1 – upstairs) The evening will be honoring 4th year biomedical students as well as showcasing student work from each of the 4 years of the program.
Congratulations to Coach Chris Johnson and the Homestead Boys Basketball team. They won the schools first State Championship. The Spartans trailed 64-54 with 5:30 left in the fourth. After getting the game into overtime, Homestead outscored Reitz 18-17 in the extra session.
“Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz is joined in Indianapolis by (L to R) Kara Squires (Homestead social studies teacher), Tom Maher (SACS social studies coordinator), Diana Cronk (Homestead science teacher), and Mark Lenfestey (SACS science coordinator). The four were selected as members of the Indiana Digital Content Cohort in Science and Social Studies and will work with other Hoosier educators to bring quality digital education into classrooms across the state.”
The Southwest Allen County School district was recently awarded a Digital Learning Grant of $100,000 from the Indiana Department of Education. SACS will use these funds to expand the 1:1 Technology Initiative to include grades K-2. This would encompass approximately 1,600 more students and would accomplish a goal set five years ago that every student will have a computing device assigned to them.
The focus of the cohort is “to pull together expert digital content curators from around the state to support Indiana teachers as they continue down the path of digital learning.” The cohort will begin sharing at meetings in Indianapolis and will also conduct virtual meetings.
Each elementary school counseling program looks different because it is based on the school culture, climate and individual school needs.
Haverhill Elementary School will receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation during a special ceremony at the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona in June for making an exemplary commitment to comprehensive school counseling programs.
Kindergarteners from Deer Ridge share what they know about President Washington. They filmed their clips at home as part of an eLearning assignment.
Check this out. Caleb Wood, a fifth-grader at Deer Ridge recreated Deer Ridge Elementary in Minecraft. He did this as part of his 5th grade technology project. He then posted it on You Tube.
A joint press conference was held on February 5, 2015. Superintendents and Board members from Northern Indiana joined Greater Fort Wayne Inc. in a show of support for public school students and the resources needed to achieve excellence. Click on the feature video above to see highlights from the press conference.
Recently Woodside Middle School conducted a parent Elearning Night. Watch this short video.
"There is no education like adversity." -Benjamin Disraeli
Do you have questions about the transition from middle school to high school?
Recently we have received questions about the "Snow Make-Up Days" listed on the district calendar. These dates are January 19, 2015 and February 16, 2015.
One of a kind schedule for HHS Seniors-not available at any other school in Indiana!
Two new school board members recently joined the SACS Board. Photo, left to right, Mark Gilpin, Tom Rhoades, Jennifer Couch, Meagan Milne and John Blum.
Best Public School Districts ranks 8,738 school districts based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources, and a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experiences very highly.
What's been happening around SACS the past week? Click on the headline to see.
Learn about learning snow days, A.L.I.C.E., Final Exams, Personal Finance Options, Student Achievements, Athletic News, Guidance News 9th Grade Academy and more...
Graduates, Ian Hamilton and Josh Auger have developed a device that could potentially turn waste into electricity.
It has been a busy past week in the SACS family. The band continued to dominate competition. Students at Homestead proved they are among the best in Journalism. Nick Ankenbruck, a Homestead teacher, was honored for excellence. Lastly, students at Summit and Woodside were awarded for their building talents. Click on “Around the District” for more.
SACS will be participating in the Speak Up national research project. Speak Up is the first survey designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. As key stakeholders, Speak Up provides parents with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child(ren)’s school and district about key issues impacting their child(ren)'s education.
2008 Homestead graduate Josh Couch shares how SACS has made a difference in his life. He is the son of Jennifer Couch who will join the SACS school board in January of 2015.
Nash Zelt is a senior runner at Homestead High School. During his first two seasons on the cross country team, Nash ran with a partner at every practice and every race. Flash forward two years and Nash competes alone and is the inspiration for the Spartans. Nash Zelt is proof that a stopwatch cannot define a champion. From the Fortwayne Homepage.net
Homestead Alliance Marching Band has qualified for the ISSMA State Final for the 28th year in a row. The finals are on November 8 at Lucas Oil in Indy. Congratulations band members!
Congratulations to the Homestead Girls Cross Country Team who qualified this past weekend for the State Meet. This is the third year in a row that the girls have made it to state competition.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (October 28, 2014). – Visitors to schools and other facilities are being asked to report any travel outside the United States to front office staff as part of ongoing efforts to minimize the public health risks from the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Congratulations to Homestead Boys # 1 Doubles Team of Jordan Andrews and Jack Stanley. They finished their season at 22-4 and were named over the weekend to 1ST TEAM ALL-STATE .
Watch a short video from Aboite Elementary. Aboite's principal is Richelle Miller. Aboite houses the district's ALPHA Program. Everyone is happy at Aboite.
Several Homestead High School students were nearly unanimous in describing one big benefit of the school's e-learning flex days — they get to sleep in. But students interviewed said they feel they learn as much as during a regular school day, just in a more time-efficient manner. By Kevin Kilbane of The News-Sentinel
SACS student information system, PowerSchool, ensures data is exchanged in real time and as a result delivers the most current information available on a student.
Homestead High School is proud to announce that Madison Moore is a semifinalist in the 51st annual National Achievement Scholarship program. More than 1,600 Black American high school seniors were designated as Semifinalists for the scholarship program by National Merit Scholarship program.
About 1.4 million juniors in nearly 22,000 U.S. high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.
Enjoy the second edition of Spartan Times, all the news you need from Homestead High School.
Five Things Parents Need to know about ISTEP+. Do students and parents worry too much about ISTEP results? Dr. Downs and Dr. Simmers look at the Big Picture when it comes to ISTEP+
Here is the first issue of Spartan Times
Southwest Allen County Schools and Homestead High School has been chosen as one of 12 school corporations in the State of Indiana to be awarded the opportunity to have Flex Days during the 2014-2015 school year.
Congratulations to Aboite, Deer Ridge, Whispering Meadows, Woodside and Homestead Schools. They were all named four Star Schools by the Department of Education
Our goal is twofold. First, we hope to expand our methods of teaching students through the use of technology. Click above for more...
Homestead High School teacher, Amanda Patterson, initiated a letter writing campaign to our service men and women in the military. Here is Mrs. Patterson’s reaction to receiving these letters:
Meridian Prall, 12th grade HHS Student, recently auditioned through The University of Toledo’s voice professor, Denise Ritter Bernardini for World Renowned Opera Singer, (mezzo soprano) Marilyn Horne.
Congratulations to Sarah Shatto-Jones who was recently named a 2014 Top Ten Teacher-of-the-Year finalist by the Indiana Department of Education.