After days of being confused on how to make a static page, I finally figured it out. You have to make a whole new page, if you want to have a static home page. You can name this page whatever, and put whatever you’d like on it. After you create the page go to settings > reading. Click static page at the top and then for the front page drop down menu, put in the page you want as the static page. Then this page, will display as your home page, if you don’t want it as a blog. If you do want a blog, your blogs will post to another page rather than the home page.