School Events

  • First graders Amakah Stineff and Etta Bynagle play in the snow in front of Paul Banks Elementary School-Photo provided

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Fireweed Academy (both schools)

Oct. 21: End of the quarter. No school, teacher in-service day.

Oct. 26: Early release. School out at 1:45 p.m.

Oct. 27-28: Student-led parent-teacher conferences.


Homer Flex

Oct. 20: Great Alaska Shake-Out at 10:20 a.m.

Oct. 21: No school for students. Staff in-service: district five-year plan and school goals, evaluation process, and student progress.

Oct. 26: Early release. Parent-teacher conferences by appointment.

Oct. 27-28: Parent-teacher conferences by appointment.

Nov. 2: Community busing meeting at Homer High School, 6 p.m.

Nov. 4: Picture re-takes.


Homer High School

Oct. 20: KPBSD Honor Choir at Kenai.

Oct. 21: No school, end of first quarter.

Oct. 21: Drama, debate and forensics team at Chugiak. Leave at 7:15 a.m.

Oct. 21: JV and varsity volleyball at Dimond-Service Tournament. Leave 9:30 a.m.

Oct. 21: Wrestling duals in gym, 4-8 p.m.

Oct. 22: DDF at Chugiak.

Oct. 22: JV and varsity volleyball at Dimond-Service Tournament

Oct. 22: ACT test.

Oct. 22: Wrestling — Round Robin Rumble, 10 a.m.

Oct. 22: Halloween dance in Commons, 8-11 p.m.

Oct. 30: Boys soccer team fundraiser: 3 vs. 3 soccer tournament, potluck and silent auction. Talk to Oliver Beck or Charles Rohr for more information. An FOL on Oct. 20 will teach the rules for the tournament and to practice. Coach Waldorf will be hosting, but sign up for Mr. Tozzo’s FOL.


Mariners on the Move

Homer High School faculty chose outstanding students based on scholarship and citizenship to be honored as a Mariner on the Move at an Oct. 14 celebration with their families and nominating teachers. Lauren Seaton’s culinary arts class catered the event.

• Marina Reyes nominated by Ms. Tetor

• Connor Roderick nominated by Mr. Akers

• Alicia Steiner nominated by Mr. Stineff

• Brooke Knott nominated by Mrs. Reiske

• Annali Metz nominated by Ms. Bishop

• Brianna Hetrick nominated by Mrs. Hampson

• Adam Brinster nominated by Mr. Pitzman


Homer Middle School

Mind a-Mazes engineering competition

Homer Middle School team — Anna and Grace Godfrey, Larry Dunn, Owen Glasman, and Vianna Sarber — tied for first place for the Spontaneous Challenge at the district-wide Mind a-Mazes engineering competition in Soldotna on Oct.15. The HMS students competed with over forty other elementary, middle and high school teams.


McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Oct. 20: Crazy hair/hat day.

Oct. 20: School shirt order forms due.

Oct. 21: No school for students, staff in-service day.

Oct. 24-28: Book fair. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Thursday and Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds from the book fair will be used to buy art supplies for school-wide projects.

Oct. 26: Early release, 12:50 p.m. Buses will leave at 1 p.m.

Oct. 26: Optional Winter Birds of Homer program for K-4 at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Call 235-6667 for more information.

Oct. 27-28: Parent-teacher conferences. No school for students. Notices with scheduled conference times will be sent home with students on Friday, Oct. 14. Parents who cannot attend at the scheduled time should contact the schol office to reschedule as soon as possible and no later than Oct. 24.

Oct. 28: Fall carnival, 5-8 p.m.


Fall carnival needs

• Books are needed for the fall carnival cupcake walk. Used books can be dropped off in the office with Laura.

• A person with cotton candy making experience is needed to make the cotton candy and put it in bags so it is ready for sale during the carnival. McNeil Canyon will supply everything and it can be made anytime on Oct. 27 or before the carnival starts on Oct. 28. Contact the office or Theresa Engebretsen at 399-3525.


Firewood raffle

McNeil Canyon is raffling off one cord of firewood — split, cut and delivered. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20, and are available in the office and during the fall carnival. A maximum of 100 tickets will be sold and the drawing will be held at the end of the fall carnival.


Seeking parent volunteer

McNeil Canyon is looking for an art room parent volunteer each day of the week. If interested, call the school office.


Paul Banks Elementary School

Oct. 21: Inservice/work day. No school for students.

Oct. 26: Halloween, 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 26: Early release, 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 27-28: Parent-teacher conferences. No school for students.

Oct. 27-28: PTA book fair.


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