School briefs

Homer High School:

Friday, 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

Thursday, Jan. 25 — Geography Bee in the Library at noon

Friday, Jan. 26 — Ski Meet Kenai Invitational at Kenai at 3 p.m.

Saturday, Jan 27 — Wrestling Meet Nikiski Invitational at Nikiski at 10 a.m.

Monday, Jan 29 — Volleyball competitive play begins. Also, Bus Evacuation

Wednesday, Jan 31 — Volleyball Homer vs Nikolaevsk at Homer at 4 p.m. Also, Paul Banks mentoring program with Ms. Todd and Ms. Jason

Fireweed Academy:

Both Schools:

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:

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

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

Paul Banks Elementary:

Thursday, Jan. 25 — Wynn Nature Center field trip – snowshoeing. Also, Bus/Transportation Meeting at 6 p.m. at West Homer Elementary.

Friday, Jan. 26 — Wynn Nature Center field trip – snowshoeing

Feb. 7: Early Release – dismissal at 12:50 p.m. Also, Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Paul Banks Preludes. Join for dinner and live music from 5-7 p.m. It costs $10 for those age 12 and up, $5 for ages 3-11, and is free for kids age 3 and under. Performances by the Paul Banks Preludes, Homer Youth String Orchestra Club and Burnt Down House.

Feb. 8-9th: Parent/Teacher Conferences and Book Fair

McNeil Canyon Elementary:

Thursday, Jan. 26 — Star Lab and Family Math/Science Night. Mark your calendar and plan on joining for the great family event. There will be several Math or Science stations to explore in the gym and the Star Lab will be set up in the library. Plan on joining from 6:30–8 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 26 — Fake Injury Day. Student Council is sponsoring Fake Injury Day on Friday. Join the fun!

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.