School announcements


The 2019 graduation ceremony for Alaska Bible Institute students will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Glacierview Baptist Church, 906 East End Road. Please call 235-8648 with any questions.

Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club Scholarship applications are due on Wednesday, May 1. These scholarships are for either academic institutions or vocational programs. You may access to download an application and instructions. Please submit all completed forms and applications to:

Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club

Attn: Scholarship Committee

P. O. Box 377

Homer, AK 99603

Homer High School

Today — Spring sports team photos: Track and field at 3:15 p.m., baseball at 4 p.m., girls soccer at 4:30 p.m. and boys soccer at 5 p.m.

Saturday — Prom in the Mariner Theatre at 8 p.m. Trot to the Top Mariner Girls Soccer fundraiser at 9 a.m. at Homer Middle School. Races start at 10 a.m. The $20 entry fee includes food. Contact Mike Tozzo at for more information.

Monday, April 8 — Green Dot Bystander training all day in the Green Room. Contact: Jessi Felice at

Tuesday, April 9 — Girls soccer vs Soldotna on the Homer turf field. JV team plays at 4 p.m., varsity team plays at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10 — Viewing of Arctic Daughter: A Lifetime of Wilderness. $10 entry fee supports the school’s culture club activities.

Thursday, April 11 — Pebble Mine public meeting held by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 4:30 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. The school requests people do not come early during school hours.

Homer Flex School

April 1-5 and 8-12 — Artist in the School Jeff Szarzi

Friday, April 5 — End of rotation

Monday, April 8 — Start of new rotation

Thursday, April 18 — Tiglax field trip

Friday, April 19 — No school

Homer Middle School

Today — 8th grade PEAKS ELA. Superintendent interviews at 10 a.m. in the Professional Development Room. Honor Roll assembly.

Wednesday, April 10 — Top Dog Competition

Wednesday, April 17 — Homer Middle School hosts Mock Interviews from 8:30-11 a.m. at the school. The school is seeking employers from the community to volunteer to conduct mock interviews with eighth grade students. Contact Jennifer Booz at 907-235-5700 or

Fireweed Academy

Big Fireweed

Wednesdays — Chess Club with West Homer Elementary

Wednesdays — Youth Court with West Homer Elementary

Thursdays — Math club from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

West Homer Elementary

April 1-5 — The Scholastic Book Fair runs all week and will be open during the school day. Family and Friends Night at the Book Fair will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. There will be refreshments, door prizes, arts and crafts, and lots and lots of fun.

After School Activities:

Chess Club is Wednesdays from 2:45-3:30 p.m. in the library

Paul Banks Elementary

April is swim month — please see the schedule sent home for which week your child has lessons

The next round of PTA After School Programs will continue through the week of May 17:

Monday and Wednesday: Preludes Violin program

Monday and Wednesday: Brandi’s Sports Hour

Tuesday: Chess

Tuesday and Thursday: Baseball

Wednesday: Zumba

Thursday: Lego Creators

Friday April 5 — First Friday Art Extravaganza: come and view Paul Banks student artwork and create your own piece of artwork to take home 5-7 p.m. This is open to the community.

McNeil Canyon Elementary

Friday, April 12 — The Community Council will meet at the school at 1 p.m. All parents are welcome to attend. McNeil is also hosting a mathematics competition for students in grades 4-6 that day. Students from the lower peninsula are invited to put teams together. Each team with have one member competing in: chess, magic squares, and multi-step story problems. For questions, email

Wednesday, April 17 — Science Fair. Display boards available for purchase for $6. Contact Brandon Young at with questions.

Thursday, April 18 — Kindergarten/new student registration opens. Immunization records and birth certificate required at registration. Register from 8:20 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

April 23 — Site Council meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the library. The agenda is to review pupil activity funds and go over McNeil site news.