Homer encourages good health

Thank you, thank you, thank you. West Homer Elementary participated in the  Healthy Futures Alaska spring program this year. It is a wonderful program that encourages students to be active at minimum 30 minutes a day, three times a week. During February, March and April, students and staff recorded their activity and turned in their activity logs each month. Thanks to our supportive administrator and staff, we had a great turnout. We reached out to the community to obtain incentives for staff and additional incentives for students with a very limited budget.  

The response from the community was amazing. We would like to thank West Homer Elementary’s wonderful PTO for providing us with the funds for the student incentives. We would like to thank Mike Illg at Community Schools for the generous donation of the student and staff punch cards, Mary Jo Cambridge at Alaska Training Room for the generous donation of three one-month passes, Kellie Blue at The Bay Club for the generous donation of a three-month pass, Bridget Kuhns at the Katie Kuhns Aquatic Center for letting us purchase a modified swim punch card for the students, and the Kevin Bell Ice Arena for letting us purchase a modified punch card for the students. 

Thanks again for all of your support. 

Laura Peek, school nurse 

Keri Syth, PE teacher