School briefs

Homer High School:

Thursday, Jan. 18 — There will be a SkillsUSA meeting during FOL.

Jan. 26 — There is an open house for Alaska Pacific University.

Homer Middle School:

Volleyball — last day for intramurals ends Jan. 26. Competitive play begins Jan. 29

School-wide Performance Series Language Arts runs through Jan. 19.

Thursday, Jan. 18 — 2nd Quarter Honor Roll assembly at 11:45 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 19 — 2nd Quarter Honor Roll Treats. Wrestling – Homer, Seldovia, Chapman, Ninilchik, Vozensenka and Chapman at 3 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 22 — Site Council at 4 p.m.

Fireweed Academy:

Both Schools:

Friday, Jan 19 — Friendly Friday with Big Fireweed

Friday, Feb 2 — Link Up Concert at the Mariner – Concert at 7 p.m./Kids arrival TBA

Wednesday, Feb 7 — Early Release Day- Prompt pick up at 12:50 p.m.

Thursday and Friday, Feb 8-9 — Student Led Parent-Teacher Conferences – no school

March 12-16 — Spring Break Week

Little Fireweed:

Jan. 29-Feb. 2 — Artist Residency with Kiki Abrahamson – Silk Painting

Big Fireweed:

Jan. 18-Mar. 1 — Math Homework Club with Jon on Thursdays

West Homer Elementary:

Monday, Jan. 22 — Site Council Meeting at 6 p.m. in the WHE Library

Jan. 26 – PTO Bingo Night at 6:30 p.m. in the WHE Gym

Jan. 29 – Spelling Bee at 1:05 p.m. in the WHE Gym

McNeil Canyon Elementary:

Friday, Feb. 16 — Students in fourth through sixth grade are invited to participate in the Spelling Bee. Go to for information to help you study. The Spelling Bee will be held on Friday, Feb. 16.

You can go to students for study tips or for free online access to 2017 Spell It!

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