Suzanne D. Cain
Allen, Mark, Guidance (P/T)
Cooper, Courtney P.E. (H/T)
Green, Barbara, Music, Itinerant (H/T)
Herron, Jayme, Preschool Teacher
Twila Zirkle, Special Education Teacher
Hornick, Ashleigh, 3rd Grade Teacher
Sanson, Danielle, 4th Grade Teacher
Shafman, Amiee, 2nd Grade Teacher
Smith, Johanna, Kindergarten Teacher
Malcomb, Christy, 1st Grade Teacher
, 5th Grade Teacher
Bonnie Simmons, Title 1 Teacher
TBA, Gifted, Itinerant
Haden, Eric, Custodian III (H/T)
Collins, Catherine, Cook III/Cafeteria Mgr.
Defibaugh, Dennis, Custodian III
Murray, Sarah, Secretary II/Accountant II
Rosencrance, Richard, Aide, Itinerant
, Cook II
PArents & Students
As a school wide Title I school, Homestead Elementary welcomes parental assistance and input. This is achieved through our school level and county level Parent Advisory Councils (PAC).
The Homestead PTA is an active community group. The PTA supports student achievement through various activities such as book fairs, firld trips, and playground improvement.
The Local School Improvement Council (LSIC) consists of school staff, parents, and community members. It is the LSIC's responsibility to report school improvement to he district Board of Education. The LSIC also supports the school through facilities improvement and a Career Day for fifth grade.
The Homestead Association is a group of homeowners and alumni that reestablished themselves as a support group for Homestead School in 2003. The Homestead Association supports the school by providing help with school events as well as sponsoring events such as bazaars to lend financial support.
Library & Media
Homestead Elementary School is teaching 21st Century students with 21st Century technology. All grade level and special education classrooms have presentation stations. All grade level classrooms also have document cameras.
Students use our computer lab a minimum of 90 minutes per week. We also have two mobile laptop labs for use in the classroom. Students use computer skills for Acuity benchmarks, Writing Roadmap 2.0, Basic Skills, Renaissance Math, Technology Literacy, and the West Virginia Writing Assessment.
Homestead School has a beautiful media center that is maintained by parent volunteers. The theme of our library is "Land of the Midnight Sun" and features arctic scenery and wildlife painted by a former parent, Mrs. Rhonda Chewning. Students check out books and use the media center as a resource for research. There are two Internet connected laptop stations with printers for use by staff and community members in our library.
Every year Homestead School's Business Partners provide us with materials and services for students. We encourage you to patronize our business partners.
Homestead School offers two opportunities for extended day instruction. Grade level teachers offer tutoring once a week to students who are at risk academically. We also offer "Polar Pals" which is a multi-age tutoring program supervised by our title I teacher, Mrs. Cain and the principal.
In 2007, through a federal highways grant, Homestead School established a .4 mile recreational walking trail on the school's campus. We have a student walking program affiliated with the national program Mighty Milers. This program is maintained by our physical education teacher Mrs. Courtney Cooper. We also have a parent/child/community walking program after school on Tuesdays.
Homestead 3-5 grades participate in a regional basketball league. Practice begins in November and games are played through February culminating with a league tournament.
Homestead has various school centered activities during the year such as our "Harvest Celebration," Christmas and Easter parties, snow tubing, May Day, WESTEST Incentive program, and Career Day. We participate in the Randolph County Spelling Bee, and have "clap-outs" for student achievement in and out of school.