School announcements


Nominations for exceptional teachers are now open. Nominate your favorite teacher at by Feb. 1.

Homer High School

Today — Hockey game at Kevin Bell Ice Arena, Homer v. Houston at 7 p.m.

Homer Flex School

Wednesday, Feb. 6 — Early release. Also, the end of Rotation 3

Feb. 6-8: Student-led parent-teacher conferences. Please call the office to schedule your appointment.

Homer Middle School

Friday, Jan. 25 — The last day of intramural volleyball. Competitive play begins Jan 28. Also on Friday, the Kenai Invitational for nordic skiing at 3 p.m. in Kenai.

Saturday, Jan. 26 — Nikiski Invitational for wrestling at 10 a.m. in Nikiksi.

Wednesday, Jan. 30 — AK to DC 2020 in the library at 5:30 p.m.

Fireweed Academy

Both Schools

Wednesday, Feb. 6 — Early release day, students will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m. (LFW) and 1:15 p.m. (BFW)

Thursday, Feb. 7 — Student-led conferences, no school

Friday, Feb. 8 — Student-led conferences, no school

Big Fireweed

Today — Math club resumes, every Thursday after school

Friday, Jan. 25 — Emily Ault’s presentation on Costa Rica at Big Fireweed.

Jan. 30-31 — Battle of the Books

Thursday, Jan. 31 — NAEP Assessment for fourth grade only

March 1 — Invention Convention at Big Fireweed

West Homer Elementary

Monday, Jan. 28 — PTO meeting at 7 p.m. in the WHE Library

Wednesday, Jan. 30 — 3/4 Battle of the Books, 9 a.m. in the Library

Thursday, Jan. 31 — 5/6 Battle of the Books, 9 a.m. in the Library

Paul Banks Elementary

Jan. 22 – March 7 — The next round of PTA Afterschool Programs have started and will run through the week of March 7.

Monday: Art; Monday/Wednesday: Brandi’s Sport Hour; Monday/Wednesday: Preludes Violin; Tuesday/Thursday: Basketball; Tuesday/Thursday: Outdoor Explorer (Coastal Studies); Thursday: Lego Creators

Jan. 22-25 — Rotary International Friendship Peace Project

Feb. 4 — Read-A-Thon Kick-off

Feb. 6 — Early Release, dismissal at 12:50 p.m.

Feb. 7-8 — Parent-teacher conferences, no school for students

McNeil Canyon Elementary

The following students have been selected as Spotlight Students for the month of January: Dionisy Reutov, Hazel Cabana, Reed Conley, Dylan Raub, Kari Lyon, Cevir Basargin, Joshua Riley, Emma Fisher, Ila Slyce, Tiara Longley, Cohen Boyd, Madisen Donyes, Javan Weisser, and Charity Rainwater. Parents are invited to join their child and the principal for lunch on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 11:45 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 — Spelling Bee

March 22 — McNiel Canyon Talent Show