School briefs

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:28am
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Homer High School:

Saturday, April 14 — Prom will be held in the Homer High School Mariner Theatre

Monday, April 16 — grade check

Homer Flex High School:

Thursday, April 12 — Field trip across Kachemak Bay

Friday, April 20 — No school

Homer Middle School:

Track has started and goes until May 12.

Friday, April 13 — Homer Middle School movie afternoon

Monday, April 16 — Homer Middle School Site Council Meeting at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 17 — Mass Choir at Kenai Central High School hosted by Kenai Middle School

Thursday, April 19 — Track meet: Skyview invitational at 3 p.m. at Soldotna High School

Fireweed Academy:

Both Schools

Friday, April 20 — No school

Little Fireweed

April 8-April 13 — Artist in the Schools week with Ann Margaret Wimmerstedt

Friday, April 13 — Migration Art Celebration from 12:30-2 p.m.

April 24-26 — Ecology week with Homer High School peer mentors

May 18 — Save the date: Closing Celebration and second grade Promotion Ceremony

West Homer Elementary:

April 16-20 — Volunteer Appreciation Week

Tuesday, April 17 – PTO Meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the WHE Library

Friday, April 20 – No school

April 26 – Spring Concert at 12:30 p.m. in the Homer High School Mariner Theater

Paul Banks Elementary:

-Baseball: Monday/Wednesday, through May 2

-Sign Language: Monday/Wednesday, through May 2

-Outdoor Explorers: Tuesday/Thursday, through May 3

-Soccer: Tuesday/Thursday, through May 3

-Lego Creators: Wednesday, through May 23

-Art/Painting: Monday, through May 21

Friday, April 13 — Title-1 PreK Screening. Applications are available in the office or on the school website.

McNeil Canyon Elementary:

Thursday, April 12 — Jubilee! A Celebration of Children’s Art exhibit begins at the school

Friday, April 13 — Crazy Hair Day

Monday, April 16 — Parents of sixth graders about to enter seventh grade at Homer Middle School are invited to a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at McNeil to hear from representatives of the middle school.

Wednesday, April 18 — Site Council meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the library

Thursday, April 19 — Kindergarten registration will be held from 8:20 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

April 25 — Science Fair. Display boards are available for purchase for $4.

April 26 — Spotlight lunch

April 27 — Community Council meeting at 1 p.m. All parents are welcome to attend.


The Homer Foundation manages permanently endowed scholarship funds that provide approximately $20,000 in annual awards to area students for a variety of educational endeavors. Scholarships that are currently available include:

1) Alain and Daniel Rieser Scholarship for foreign language study/travel

2) Homer Community Science Scholarship supporting post-secondary education in the life sciences

3) Health Care Providers Scholarship supporting students serious in pursuing a career in healthcare. Also available to students who have graduated from high school in prior years.

4) Drew Scalzi Memorial Maritime Scholarship supporting students of fishing families and/or students wishing to pursue a career in Alaska’s maritime industry,

5) Diane Wambach “Shoot for the Stars” Scholarship supporting education and training for young people with a plan to pursue their dream,

6) Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic Scholarship supporting students with outstanding academic achievements and a strong work ethic,

7) Beluga Tail &BelugaTale Writing Scholarships that provide awards in both creative and nonfiction writing.

8) Bill &Liz Johnson Teacher Education Scholarship, supporting students choosing education as a career.

9) Nikki Geragotelis (Fry) Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students that exemplify Nikki’s sportsmanship, athleticism, integrity and hard-working nature.

10) Ptarmigan Arts Visual Arts Scholarship provides financial support for materials and supplies, training opportunities, or college tuition to encourage and assist local high school students to further their education in the visual arts.

Applications may be downloaded from the website,, or picked up at the Homer Foundation or the Homer High School Counselor’s office. The application deadline is 4 p.m., Thursday, April 12.

Contact the Homer Foundation for more information, or if you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund or contributing to one of our existing scholarship funds, 235-0541 or

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