Homer area school announcements

Homer High School

Friday — Basketball vs Redington: JV girls play at 3:30 p.m., JV boys at 5 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m. and varsity boys at 8 p.m., all in the Alice Witte Gymnasium.

Saturday — Basketball vs Houston: JV girls play at 10:30 a.m., JV boys at noon, varsity girls at 1:30 p.m. and varsity boys at 3 p.m., in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. The Winter Ball Dance is from 8-11 p.m. in the Commons.

Monday, Feb. 24 — Basketball vs Ninilchik: C Team girls play at 4 p.m. and C Team boys play at 5:30 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gymnasium.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 — Basketball vs Soldotna: JV girls play at 3:30 p.m., JV boys at 5 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m. and varsity boys at 8 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gymnasium.

Homer Flex School

March 6 — No School, inservice.

March 9-13 — Spring Break, no school. Spring Break

March 18 — Early Release

April 3 — End of Rotation 4. 10th Annual Flex First Friday.

Homer Middle School

Friday — Volleyball: Kenai eighth grade vs Homer at 4 p.m. at Homer Middle School.

Saturday — Borough Tournament at 11 a.m. at Skyview Middle School

Monday, Feb. 24 — Chess Club at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 — Volleyball: First round of borough tournament

Friday, Feb. 28 — Pep Rally at 12:45 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 29 — Volleyball finals of borough tournament at 10 a.m. in Seward.

Fireweed Academy

Both Schools

Friday, Feb. 21 — Coffee & Conversations with Superintendent John O’Brien at K-Bay Caffe at 10:30 a.m.

March 5 — Artist in School Gallery Night at K-Bay Caffe

March 6 — Inservice, no school

Big Fireweed

Thursdays — Afterschool Math Club with Jon Kulhanek

Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Structure Expo at BFW @ 1:20-2:30

Feb. 28 – March 4 — Artist in Schools with Gail Baker

Little Fireweed

Feb. 24-27 — Artist in Schools with Gail Baker

West Homer Elementary

After school Cross Country Ski from 2:45-5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in February

Monday, Feb. 24 — PTO Spaghetti Feed and Student Talent Show at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27 — Last cross-country ski

Paul Banks Elementary

PTA After school Activities from 2:30-4 p.m. each day:

Monday and Wednesday: Outdoor Explorers (with Alaska Center for Coastal Studies)

Monday and Wednesday: Preludes

Tuesday: Art

Tuesday and Thursday: Sports Hour

Today — Bingo-for-books from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Wild West Read-A-Thon runs through March 5. Students read to earn prizes and pledges. Pledge money raised goes to fund field trips, new technology and software, books for the library and supplies for the school.

McNeil Canyon Elementary

Chess Club — After school chess club for grades 2-6 will be held on Wednesdays on Feb. 26 and March 4. The club will be held from 3-4:30 p.m.

Today — Interested students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades will participate in tje annual Spelling Bee 1:30 p.m.

Friday — Snow Fiesta will be held in the afternoon. Parents are welcome to join for these fun outdoor activities. The schools is still looking for one more parent volunteer to help with making and serving hot chocolate for this event. Contact Joy at the front office if you are able to help.

Thursday, Feb. 27 — Student Spotlight Lunch. February Spotlight Students and their parents are invited to join Mr. Swanson for lunch on Thursday, Feb. 27. Parents can meet their students by the dragon at 11:45 a.m. If parents plan on eating a hot lunch, please notify the school office ahead of time so the cook can prepare enough food. Also, please come prepared to pay for your hot lunch. (An adult lunch is $4.50 plus 60 cents for milk.)

Wednesday, Feb. 26 — The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Child Find Program will be offering free screenings for children not yet in Kindergarten (3-5 years old). Staff will screen your child’s motor skills, speech, early learning concepts, vision and hearing. Children are seen by appointment only. The screening will be held at McNeil Canyon School on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To make an appointment, please call the McNeil Canyon School at 235-8181. For more information, contact Amy Hagen at 260-5148.