School briefs

Homer Flex:

March 9 — No school; staff inservice. Staff PLC: Restorative Practices and the implementation of Restorative Circles in the classroom; presentation by the Resiliency Coalition

March 12–16 — Spring Break, no school

Wednesday, March 21 — PBIS training in Soldotna

Homer Middle School:

Wednesday and Thursday, March 7-8 — Resiliency and Tough Times in eighth grade health

Friday, March 9 — Inservice/End of 3rd Quarter

March 12-16 — Spring Break

Fireweed Academy:

Both Schools:

Friday, March 9 — Teacher In Service, no school

March 12-16 — Spring Break Week

Monday, March 19 — First day back to school

Monday, April 2 — APC meeting at Big Fireweed at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Wednesday, April 4 — Early Release Day

Little Fireweed

March 5-8 — Little Fireweed Swim Week at Kate Kuhns Pool

West Homer Elementary:

Today – Orca Ovations Celebration from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the WHE Gym

Friday, March 9 – No school, Inservice Day

March 12-16 – Spring Break

Tuesday, March 20 — PTO Meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the WHE Library

Monday, March 26 – Site Council meeting from 6-7 p.m. in the WHE Library. Also, Book Fair Week in the library.

Tuesday, March 27 — Family and Friends Night at the Book Fair, from 4-6 p.m. in the WHE Library

Wednesday, March 28 — Spring Photos at 8:15 a.m.

Paul Banks Elementary:

After School programs continue each day from 2:30-4 p.m. They include: Ceramics: Mondays through April 2; Floor Hockey and Outdoor Explorers: Tuesdays/Thursdays through March 8; Lego Creators: Wednesdays through April 4.

The Iditarod themed Read-A-Thon runs through March 8. This is a school-wide event where students read to solve the “Mystery of the Missing Books.” This event also serves as a fundraiser for various programs and technology at Paul Banks, as well as books for Bingo-for-Books and the school library.

Thursday, March 8 – Read-A-Thon closing assembly, awards for top readers and earners will be announced

Friday, March 9 – End of 3rd Quarter. Inservice/Workday, no school for students

March 12-16 – Spring Break

McNeil Canyon Elementary:

March 9-16 — No school for students. March 9 is an inservice day.

Monday, March 26 — Spring picture day. Two volunteers are needed from 8:15-10:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 29 — Spotlight Lunch: Students and their parents are invited to join Mr. Swanson for lunch. Parents can meet their students by the dragon at 11:45 a.m.

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


The Kenai Borough Employees Association (KBEA) Scholarship Committee is currently accepting applications for four scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2018 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (including public, private, and home-schooled). Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough High School counselors’ office or on the Borough’s web site at under “Hot Topics.” Applications must be received, or postmarked by 5 p.m. March 30. Applications can be mailed or dropped off at: Kenai Peninsula Borough, KBEA Scholarship Committee (Attn: Ann Shirnberg), 144 North Binkley Street, Soldotna, Alaska 99669. Application may also be received by email at Put “KBEA Scholarship Application” in the subject line of the email.

The American Legion Auxiliary presents several scholarships to graduating high school seniors and continuing education students.

Students from Anchor Point, Nikolaevsk and south across Kachemak Bay, East End Road, and Connections are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Check the deadlines for the following:

Applications are available at your local high school counselor’s office and at the American Legion Mile, 2.5 East Road, Homer.

National President’s Scholarship $1,500 plus: Award is gifted to high school seniors who are daughters, sons, greats and step-great children of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. Return completed application to your nearest American Legion Post or American Legion Auxiliary. Deadline is March 1.

National Non-Traditional Auxiliary Scholarship $1,000: For continuing students who are members of the Legion, Auxiliary, or S.A.L. (Legion Family). Deadline March 1, 2018. Thinking about going back to college – this one is for you. Return your completed application to the nearest American Legion Post or American Legion Auxiliary.

Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship $1,000: Must be a Junior Auxiliary Member for past three years and hold a membership card for the current (2018) year. A 4 year Award. Return your completed application to the nearest American Legion Post or American Legion Auxiliary. Deadline March 1.

Department of Alaska – Richard D. Johnson Memorial $1,000: For any high school senior who may not be able to get a scholarship and are ready to make a commitment to post-secondary education. Deadline is March 30.

Merrilyn Stock Memorial Scholarship $500-$1,000: For continuing students (no matter what age) who are members of the Legion Family. Due March 31.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 Scholarships $500 award: High School Seniors (student GPA 2 to 3.5), Deadline is April 10.

American Legion Auxiliary Robert Turkington Memorial Scholarship: “Make Hay While The Sun Shines”

(1) $750 Scholarship for a high school senior student (GPA no higher than 3.5).

Contact Darlene 235-6789 or Post @ 235-8864 for more information and/or applications. Several of the state and national scholarships have A $500 (Homer winner) Award.