Homer area school announcements

Drama, Debate and Forensics results

The Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics (DDF) season kicked off this past weekend with a tournament at South Anchorage High School. Students performed in a wide variety of events, including debate, public speaking and drama.

Results for Homer students are as follows:


2nd place in Humorous Interpretation – Thea Person (DMV Tyrant)

3rd place in Dramatic Interpretation – Thea Person (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten)

1st place in Duet Acting – Asa Panarelli and Larry Dunn (History – and a Dash of Hollywood)

1st place in Reader’s Theater – Indigo Sonneborn, Anthony Melkomukov, Asa Panarelli, Larry Dunn, (Self-Defense Against Fruit)

2nd place in Reader’s Theater – Alex Franklin, Thea Person, Ben Rainwater, Judah Rainwater (Drag Cop in the Case of the Missing Jelly Filled or “Donut Make You Wonder”)

1st place in Pantomime – Ben and Judah Rainwater (The Chair)

2nd place in Pantomime – Alex Franklin (The Insanity Book)


1st place in Lincoln Douglas Debate – Larry Dunn


1st place in Extemporaneous Commentary – Emma Flodin

3rd place in Extemporaneous Commentary – Anthony Melkomukov

3rd place in Original Oration – Emma Flodin

Homer High School

Friday — Football Cheer Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. in the Commons

Sunday — 4 v. 4 Soccer Fundraiser for boys’ and girls’ programs at 1 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gym

Tuesday, Oct. 29 — Volleyball v. Kenai Central High School: C Team at 4 p.m. JV at 5 p.m. and varsity at 6:30 p.m. all in the Alice Witte Gym

Wednesday, Oct. 30 — Parent Teacher Conferences from 5-8 p.m. in teachers’ classrooms. Haunted Hall from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Homer High School Commons

Homer Flex School

Friday, Nov. 1 — No School. Parent Teacher Conferences – Please call the office to schedule your appointment.

Monday, Nov. 4 — No School. Parent Teacher Conferences – Please call the office to schedule your appointment.

Monday, Nov. 11 — No School

Homer Middle School

Last day of intramurals is on Friday, Oct. 25. Competitive play begins on Monday, Oct 28. Basketball ends on Dec. 17.

Monday, Oct. 28 — Chess Club at 4 p.m. in the library

Tuesday, Oct. 29 — Picture retakes

Thursday, Oct 31 — Homer vs Cook Inlet Academy at CIA. Girls at 4 p.m., boys at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12 — District-wide budget development presentation at 6 p.m. at Homer Middle School.

Fireweed Academy

Both schools

Friday, Nov. 1 — Student-Led Conferences, No School

Monday, Nov. 4 — Student-Led Conferences, No School

Nov. 11 — Veterans Day, no school

Nov. 15 — Annual Fireweed Academy Fundraiser for Student Activities at 5 p.m. at Big Fireweed/West Homer Elementary

Nov. 28 and 29 — Thanksgiving Break, no school

Big Fireweed

Every Thursday — Jon’s Math Club from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Friday — Kay Sturm guest speaker at Big Fireweed Tribal Council

Nov. 25 — Gryphon Chip launch at Little Fireweed

Chapman School

Oct. 28-Nov. 4 — Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 29 — Awards Assembly at 1 p.m.

Paul Banks Elementary

PTA after school programs will continue through Oct. 17:

Monday and Wednesday: Outdoor Explorers (Coastal Studies)

Monday and Wednesday: Preludes Violin for second graders

Tuesday and Thursday: Brandi’s Sport Hour

Wednesday: Zumba

Thursday: Chess

West Homer Elementary

Friday – PTO Halloween Bingo night from 6-8 p.m. in the gym

Thursday, Oct. 31 – Halloween Parade

McNeil Canyon Elementary

Today — Spotlight Lunch day. Students and their parents are invited to join Mr. Swanson for lunch. Parents can meet students by the dragon at 11:45 a.m.

Friday — Help needed for set up for the Fall Carnival starting at 2 p.m. Cotton Candy making will also start at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26 — Fall Carnival from 4-7 p.m. at the school.

Oct. 28 – Nov. 4 — Book Fair. Books will be available for purchase Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:50 a.m. t- 12:50 p.m. Books can also be purchased between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday and Monday during parent-teacher conferences.

Friday, Nov. 1 — Parent-teacher conferences

Monday, Nov. 4 — Parent-teacher conferences