School announcements


The following students participated in the State Spelling Bee in Anchorage for Grade 3-8 school champions on March 19.

Garrett Briscoe (grade 8 at HMS) placed second in the state.

Tait Ostrom (grade 5 at West Homer Elementary School) placed ninth in the state. Isaac Horn (grade 4 at McNeil Canyon Elementary School) and Archer Matysczak (grade 7 at Chapman School) also participated in the competition.

The Kachemak Bay Traditional Games hosted by Homer Native Youth Olympics will be held from 4-8:30 p.m. this Friday and from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Homer High School. Call 614-588-2699 for more information.

Homer High School

Today — KP Native Youth Leadership meeting at 3 p.m. in room A-106. PEAKS testing for 9th graders. Basketball Banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons

Friday, March 29 — PEAKS Testing (Make up for 9th graders)

Monday, April 1 — Big Booster Club Meeting at 6 p.m. in the Staff Lounge

Tuesday, April 2 — PEAKS Testing (10th grade science); Site Council Meeting at 4 p.m. in the library

Wednesday, 3 — Early Release Day at 2:15 p.m. Mini Soccer Camp for K-6 students from 2-4 p.m. in Alice Witte Gym. There is a $15 fee and signed registration form required. Please contact Amy Russell at 399-3636 with questions.

Thursday, April 4 — Mariner Soccer v. West Anchorage: Girls varsity at 4 p.m. and boys varsity at 6 p.m. on the turf field

Homer Flex School

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

Friday, April 5 — End of Rotation 4

April 8 — Start of Rotation 5

April 18 — TIGLAX field trip

April 19 — No school

*Students in Employability Skills/Careers class will be participating in multiple field trips throughout the community in the following weeks.

Please call the office with questions at 907-235-5558.

Homer Middle School

Today — PEAKS Testing for 7th grade make up day

Friday — PEAKS Testing for 7th grade make up day

Monday, April 1 — track and field starts

Tuesday, April 2 — 8th grade PEAKS math

Wednesday, April 3 — Early release at 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, April 4 — 8th grade PEAKS ELA. Superintendent interviews at 10 a.m. in the Professional Development Room

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

Monday, April 1 — Site Council meet from 6-7 p.m. in the library

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 March 29 — Kindergarten Round-up from 12:45-2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2 through Thursday April 4 — Kindergarten Registration. Please make sure to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records with you when you come to register

Wednesday April 3 — Early Release- Dismissal at 12:50 p.m.

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

March 25-29 — Swimming for Kindergarten and first grade

Monday, April 1 — Deadline for entries in the 24th Annual HEA Electrical Safety Poster Contest. This contest is for third and fourth grade students. For more information, call Tanya Lautaret at 907-283-2305.

Wednesday, April 3 — Fourth graders taking PEAKS science assessment

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.