School briefs

Homer High School:

Saturday, April 28 — Safe Kids Fair and Bike Rodeo.

Homer Flex High School:

May 2 — Early Release

May 3-4 — Seward Field Trip

Homer Middle School:

Track has started and goes until May 12.

Thursday, April 26 — Fireweed 6th grade visit at 9:30 a.m. at Fireweed. Also, Substance Abuse Parent Night at 5:30 p.m. in the Library

Friday, April 27 — Homer Track Invitational at 4 p.m. at Homer High School

Tuesday, May 1 — Mass Band at Skyview Middle School

Wednesday, May 2 — Early Release

Friday, May 4 — Track Kenai Invitaitonal at Kenai at 3 p.m.

Fireweed Academy:

Little Fireweed

Thursday, May 10 — Book Mobile Visit- End of Book Drive

Friday, May 18 — Second Grade Promotion and Closing Ceremony

Big Fireweed

Week of May 7 — HoWL Led 6th Grade Trip, and 3rd-5th Grade Trip

May 21 — Sixth Grade Promotion at Islands and Oceans Visitor Center

Both schools

Wednesday, May 2 — Early release day

Monday, May 7 — Academic Policy Committee meeting 4:00pm room 104 at Big Fireweed

Wednesday, May 16 — Tide pooling adventure with Big Fireweed

Wednesday, May 23 — Last Day of School. All School Picnic and Play Day at Ageya

West Homer Elementary:

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

April 27 – Fifth grade Rocket Launch Day

May 2 – Early release at 1:10 p.m.

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

McNeil Canyon Elementary:

Thursday, April 26 — Spotlight lunch

Friday, April 27 — Community Council meeting at 1 p.m. All parents are welcome to attend. This is also the deadline to order Summer Review Books. There are Math Skills Sharpeners, Language Arts Review, a Keyboarding course and other review books available.

Saturday, April 28 — Safe Kids Fair and Bike Rodeo. This annual event will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Homer High School. The Bike Rodeo is from 10 a.m. to 1 pm.


The University of Alaska system is offering an academic scholarship of $1,500 per semester for four years, which will be awarded to one applicant who is enrolled as an undergraduate student and who plans to pursue a four-year degree in education.

The scholarship is open to any incoming undergraduate student who plans to study teaching at one of UA’s three campuses.

The application period is now open and the deadline is May 1.