School briefs

Homer Flex High School:

Friday, April 6 — End of fourth rotation. Also, Flex First Friday from 4-6 p.m. This will be a photography display from class with Artists in the Schools visiting artist Taz Tally, as well as ceramic, drawing and woodworking projects.

Thursday, April 12 — Field trip across Kachemak Bay

Friday, April 20 — No school

Homer Middle School:

Track has started and goes until May 12.

Wednesday, April 11 — Homer High School ninth grade registration for current eighth graders

Chapman School:

Today — PREK exercise morning, and Family Education Night from 2:45-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 7 — Borough meeting from 1-5 p.m. in the Chapman gym

Tuesday, April 10 — Spring pictures

Fireweed Academy:

Both Schools

Monday, April 9 — APC Meeting at 4:30 p.m. at Big Fireweed. All are welcome.

Friday, April 20 — No school

Little Fireweed

Friday April 6 — Artist in the Schools Project Launch with Ann Margaret Wimmerstedt

April 8-April 13 — Artist in the Schools week with Ann Margaret Wimmerstedt

Friday, April 13 — Migration Art Celebration from 12:30-2 p.m.

April 24-26 — Ecology week with Homer High School peer mentors

May 18 — Save the date: Closing Celebration and second grade Promotion Ceremony

Big Fireweed

April 3-9 — PEAKS Assessment testing

West Homer Elementary:

April 16-20 — Volunteer Appreciation Week

Tuesday, April 17 – PTO Meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the WHE Library

Friday, April 20 – No school

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

Paul Banks Elementary:

April 3-5 — Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-19 School Year

Friday, April 6 — Paul Banks Arts Extravaganza, First Friday Reception from 5-7 p.m. Paul Banks Elementary School once again features its spring Art Extravaganza with art in various media from all students. The evening also includes a hands-on art table where students will be able to make a fun art project with their family and bring it home, Live music by the Homer Youth String Orchestra, violin performances by the Preludes, and appetizers served by staff members.

Monday, April 9 — The next round of After-School programs start the week of April 9, daily from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

-Baseball: Monday/Wednesday, April 9 –May 2

-Sign Language: Monday/Wednesday, April 9 – May 2

-Outdoor Explorers: Tuesday/Thursday, April 10 – May 3

-Soccer: Tuesday/Thursday, April 10 – May 3

-Lego Creators: Wednesday, April 11 – May 23

-Art/Painting: Monday, April 9 – May 21

Friday, April 13 — Title-1 PreK Screening. Applications are available in the office or on the school website.

McNeil Canyon Elementary:

Monday, April 9 — Nominations for parent representatives to the McNeil Canyon Site Council are due. There are openings for a one-year terms and a two-year term.

Thursday, April 12 — Jubilee! A Celebration of Children’s Art exhibit begins at the school

Friday, April 13 — Crazy Hair Day

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

Thursday, April 19 — Kindergarten registration will be held from 8:20 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

April 25 — Science Fair. Display boards are available for purchase for $4.

April 26 — Spotlight lunch

April 27 — Community Council meeting at 1 p.m. All parents are welcome to attend.


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 End Road, Homer.

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.

The Homer Foundation manages permanently endowed scholarship funds that provide approximately $20,000 in annual awards to area students for a variety of educational endeavors. Scholarships that are currently available include:

1) Alain and Daniel Rieser Scholarship for foreign language study/travel

2) Homer Community Science Scholarship supporting post-secondary education in the life sciences

3) Health Care Providers Scholarship supporting students serious in pursuing a career in healthcare. Also available to students who have graduated from high school in prior years.

4) Drew Scalzi Memorial Maritime Scholarship supporting students of fishing families and/or students wishing to pursue a career in Alaska’s maritime industry,

5) Diane Wambach “Shoot for the Stars” Scholarship supporting education and training for young people with a plan to pursue their dream,

6) Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic Scholarship supporting students with outstanding academic achievements and a strong work ethic,

7) Beluga Tail &BelugaTale Writing Scholarships that provide awards in both creative and nonfiction writing.

8) Bill &Liz Johnson Teacher Education Scholarship, supporting students choosing education as a career.

9) Nikki Geragotelis (Fry) Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students that exemplify Nikki’s sportsmanship, athleticism, integrity and hard-working nature.

10) Ptarmigan Arts Visual Arts Scholarship provides financial support for materials and supplies, training opportunities, or college tuition to encourage and assist local high school students to further their education in the visual arts.

Applications may be downloaded from the website,, or picked up at the Homer Foundation or the Homer High School Counselor’s office. The application deadline is 4 p.m., Thursday, April 12.

Contact the Homer Foundation for more information, or if you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund or contributing to one of our existing scholarship funds, 235-0541 or