School Events

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Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

 

Chapman School 

May 6: Community potluck retirement party for Donna Austin and Linda Brady in the Chapman gym, 6 p.m. Bring a dish and memories to share.

 

Fireweed Academy (all grades)

May 16: Picnic and play day at Kiki’s house.

May 18: Last day of school.

 

Fireweed Academy (K-2)

May 5-6: Spring trip to Ageya Wilderness Center.

May 13: K-2 closing celebration, potluck and promotion ceremony.

 

Fireweed Academy (3-6)

May 3-6: 6th grade field trip to Talkeetna.

May 9-11: 3rd-5th grade fieldtrip to Port Graham.

 

Homer Connections

May 5: Middle school math meet at Homer Middle School, 10 a.m.-2p.m

May 10: Students and parents are invited to the “Class of 2020” orientation at the Homer Connections office, 1:30-3 p.m.

 

Homer Flex

May 6: 6th Annual Flex First Friday, 4-6 p.m.

May 12-13: Seward field trip.

May 18: Eligibility due.

May 18: Last day of school for students.

 

Homer High School

May 5: All state solo and ensemble in Anchorage.

May 5: AP Calculus Exam.

May 5: All School Picnic at lunch.

May 5: JV and varsity baseball at Sohi, 3 and 6 p.m. 

May 5: JV soccer vs Redington, boys at 4 p.m. and girls at 6 p.m. on upper field.

May 5: Varsity soccer vs Houston, girls at 4 p.m. and boys at 6 p.m. on turf.

May 6: All state solo and ensemble in Anchorage.

May 6: U.S. history AP Exam

May 6: JV and varsity baseball at Houston, 4 and 6:30 p.m.

May 6: JV and varsity Soccer vs Colony on turf, JV boys and varsity girls at 4p.m. and JV girls and varsity boys at 6 p.m.

May 6: JV softball at Bartlett, 5:45 and 7:30 p.m.

May 6: Varsity softball at Anchorage vs East Anchorage at 4 p.m. and Colony at 7:30 p.m.

May 6: Colony Track Invite

May 7: All state solo and ensemble in Anchorage.

May 7: SAT Test

May 7: Varsity softball at Anchorage vs Bartlett at 9:30 p.m. and TBA.

May 7: JV softball at Bartlett vs Chugiak at 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

May 7: JV and varsity baseball at Palmer, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

May 7: Colony Track Invite

May 7: JV and varsity soccer vs. Palmer on turf, girls varsity and boys JV at 11 a.m. and boys varsity and girls JV at 1 p.m.

 

Homer Middle School 

May 5: Middle school math meet.

May 6: Seventh grade field trip.

May 6: Nikiski Invite track meet, 3 p.m.

May 9: Seventh grade field trip.

May 10: Borough preliminaries at Skyview, TBA.

May 13: Activity night.

May 14: Borough meet finals, TBA.

 

 

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

May 5: Volunteer lunch, 11:50 a.m.

May 5: Spring program and bake sale, 6:30 p.m.

May 5: Site council elections

May 5: No Learning Lab

May 9: Beach day - all day school field trip.

May 9: All library books due.

May 9-13: Teacher and staff appreciation week

May 10: Last day of Learning Lab

May 11: Bus driver appreciation

May 16: Hawaii day.

May 17: Sixth grade spotlight, 11:50 a.m. 

May 17: Sixth grade graduation, 12:45 p.m.

May 18: Last day of school - play day.

 

Paul Banks Elementary School

May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week.

 

Southern peninsula bus information for 2017-2018

Two informational meetings about southern peninsula school bus transportation will take place in May, according to a press release from Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Southern peninsula parents and families are invited to attend to learn more about the options being considered as a result of the new bids KPBSD received for bus transportation beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

KPBSD southern peninsula busing information meetings related to the school year beginning in August, 2017:

Tuesday, May 10: Homer High School library, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 12: Ninilchik School library, 6:30 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome to attend to learn about the busing bid process, the funding and costs associated with busing, and information about educational aspects related to student transportation.

 

Homer students place in essay competition

Homer High students Alicia Steiner and Rowan Biessel took third and fourth place in the Caring for the Kenai essay challenge.

Steiner won $900 for her plan to implement a program at her school to reduce Styrofoam tray waste. “My project is to limit the amount of Styrofoam trays by implementing ‘Tray-less Tuesday’ which is one day of the week that we don’t use any Styrofoam only paper products,” said Steiner in a press release.

Biessel won $750 for her idea is to install algae photo bioreactors in buildings on the Kenai to combat climate change.

More than 300 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District students competed in the CFK competition this year, with $28,000 awarded to students and classrooms. The CFK essay prompt challenge is, “What can I do, invent or create to better care for the environment of the Kenai Peninsula or improve the area’s preparedness for a natural disaster?” 

“I am very proud of all the finalists for Caring for the Kenai,” said Sean Dusek, superintendent, in a press release. “This program allows the students and staff in our district to extend learning beyond the classroom in a meaningful way. These types of projects are the true measure of education in our district and exemplify what is happening on a daily basis in our classrooms. Congratulations to all of the participants and I look forward to the students taking the next step with their projects by making them happen in our communities.” 

 

KBC students receive nursing certification

The Kachemak Bay Campus – Kenai Peninsula College is proud to announce that the following students have completed their training this semester to earn their state certification as a certified nursing assistant. KBC’s certified nursing assistant class was taught by adjunct instructor Halee Bradshaw, RN with support from South Peninsula Hospital staff and South Peninsula Hospital Foundation.

Certified nursing assistants: Abigail Brant, Sara Douglas, Jenna Kilcher, Jessica Moore, Daniel Querfeld, Anastasia Snegirev, Tamara Van Vliet, Shy Walter, Maria Kulikov and Brooke De Vaney.

 Girassol Learning Center and Art Studio now taking students

Girassol offers early preschool, preschool, and after school programs for school age children. The center combines Montessori, Constructivism theory and Reggio Emilia teaching approaches in their programs and is licensed by the state of Alaska. Open year-round, even on school breaks.

Located at Christian Community Church, 3838 Bartlett St., Homer. 

Preschool programs:

Early preschool: ages 2 and 3 years

Preschool: ages 3 1/2 to 5 years

Preschool is offered 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with flexible pick-up and drop-off times. Half day, up to four hours: $35/day. Full day, over four hours: $45/day. Preschool taught by Julie Schaw. 

After school programs: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. $20/day.

Art: Kids recreate the masters and make the classics their own. Art is displayed in the children’s section of the Homer public library and the South Peninsula Hospital’s pediatric ward. Taught by Drue Smith and Rosana Moyer.

Lego club: Taught by Kevin Lahaie.

Girassol Learning Center and Art Studio is owned and administrated by Rosana Moyer. For more information or to sign up for the preschool, after-school programs or summer program, call 907-299-4733 or email rosanamoyerchildcare@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two meetings scheduled to provide information

about southern peninsula bus routes in 2017-2018

Two informational meetings about southern peninsula school bus transportation will take place in May, according to a press release from Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Southern peninsula parents and families are invited to attend to learn more about the options being considered as a result of the new bids KPBSD received for bus transportation beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

KPBSD southern peninsula busing information meetings related to the school year beginning in August 2017:

• Tuesday, May 10: Homer High School library, 6:30 p.m.

• Thursday, May 12: Ninilchik School library, 6:30 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome to attend to learn about the busing bid process, the funding and costs associated with busing, and information about educational aspects related to student transportation.

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