School briefs

Homer High School:

Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 22-24 — The Drama, Debate and Forensics team will compete at State in Anchorage at 2 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Homer Flex:

Thursday, Feb. 22 — Restorative Justice Parent Meeting at 6 p.m. at Flex. Please call the office for details.

Friday, Feb. 23 — Community-wide Restorative Justice Seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at KPC. Please call the office for details.

Saturday, Feb. 24 —Flex Staff Restorative Justice Inservice

March 9 — Inservice – No school. Staff PLC on restorative justice implementation and student interventions.

March 12–16 — Spring Break, no school

Homer Middle School:

Month of February — Pennies for Patient

Friday, Feb. 23 — Volleyball Kenai eighth grade vs Homer at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. All games are at home. Also on Friday, there is a cross-country ski invite against Nikiski at 3 p.m. at Nikiski Middle-High School.

Saturday, Feb. 24 — Wrestling Boroughs at Nikiski starting at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 27 — Volleyball, first round of Boroughs

Fireweed Academy:

Both Schools:

Open enrollment is in effect through Feb. 28. Call Janet at 235-9728.

Monday, March 5 — APC meeting at Big Fireweed at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Friday, March 9 — Teacher In Service, no school

March 12-16 — Spring Break Week

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

Wednesday, April 4 — Early Release Day

Big Fireweed:

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

Little Fireweed

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

West Homer Elementary:

Feb. 13–23 — Artist in the Schools with Jocelyn Shiro (dance)

Friday, Feb. 23 – Artist in the School presentation with Jocelyn Shiro in the gym at 1:30 p.m.

Monday, March 26 – Site Council meeting from 6-7 p.m. in the WHE Library

Paul Banks Elementary:

After School programs have started 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.

Thursday, Feb. 22 — Bingo for Books from 6:30–7:30 p.m.

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.

McNeil Canyon Elementary:

Friday, Feb. 23 — The McNeil Canyon Family Talent Show will be held at 6:30 p.m. at McNeil. There will be a silent auction sponsored by Community Council, which will include delicious pies and cakes along with other items to bid on. Doors will open and the silent auction will begin at 6 p.m.

Also on Friday, the Snow Fiesta will be held in the afternoon. Parents are welcome to join for these fun outdoor activities. We will need hot chocolate servers. Come join the fun.

Saturday, Feb. 24 — The KPBSD district-wideForensics Meet will be held in Soldotna. Also on Saturday, the AK to DC Kids are having a Glow Run fundraiser from 2-3 p.m. at the SPARC building. There will be a D.J., glow sticks, glow face paint, popcorn and cotton candy.

Tuesday, Feb. 27 — There will be an After School Band Practice held in preparation for the All-Bands Concert.


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.