School Briefs

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Fireweed Academy

Sept. 8: Fireweed Harvest Festival, 5 p.m., and Meet ‘n Greet Open House, 6 p.m. at Big Fireweed in room 105.

Sept. 12: APC meeting at Big Fireweed in room 104, 4:30 p.m.

Little Fireweed

Sept. 9: Field trip to community build of the Burning Basket

Sept. 15: Anchor Point Beach Trip

Big Fireweed

Sept. 15-16: Anchor Point Campout

Homer High School

Sept. 9: Varsity volleyball leaves for Kotzebue, 8:30 a.m. Games at 7, 8:30 p.m.

Sept. 9: JV cross-country running leaves for Seward at 8:30 a.m.

Sept. 9: Varsity cross-country leaves for Kodiak at airport, 1:10 p.m.

Sept. 9: Diving meets at pool, 4 p.m.

Sept. 9: JV football vs. Valdez, 5 p.m.

Sept. 10: Varsity volleyball at Kotzebue; varsity cross-country running at Kodiak.

Sept. 10: ACT Test, 7 a.m.

Sept. 10: Homer Invite for swimming, 10 a.m.

Sept. 10: Voznesenka football vs. Valdez, 11 a.m.

Sept. 10: Varsity football vs. Seward, 2 p.m.

Sept. 10: C-team football scrimmage vs. Seward, 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 17: Deadline to sign up for the ACT

Oct. 1: FAFSA filing open. Please see counseling office for more details.

Homer Flex

Sept. 8-9: Bunnell Street Arts Project, 1:30-3 p.m.

Sept. 14: Early release, 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 23: Eligibility check.


KPBSD Board of Education Meeting Notice

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education will hold a business meeting at Homer High School‘s Mariner Theatre on Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.

Committee meetings and work sessions will be held prior to the business meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

To view the agenda and packet items, visit the board meeting page at


KPBSD Board of Education Vacancy

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District School Board member Liz Downing will formally resign, effective Sept. 30, at the Sept. 12 school board meeting, according to the KPBSD Board of Education Meeting Agenda. Downing has served on the KPBSD School Board for 11 years.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is looking for applications to fill the District 8 (Homer) school board vacancy.


For information on the role and responsibilities of board members, see


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a qualified voter of the State of Alaska and a resident of the Kenai Peninsula and District 8 for 180 days.

Term of Office:

Appointment will begin October 3, 2016. The appointee will stand for re-election at the regular election in October 2017.


Applications are available on the website at and at the district office.


The vacancy will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on September 27, 2016 at 12 p.m. and, if viable, the position will be closed.