School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Fireweed Academy (all grades)

Dec. 11: APC meeting, room 103, 4:30 p.m.

Fireweed Academy (grades 3-6)

Dec. 13: Ethnic lunch, noon; Mediterranean.


Homer High School

Dec. 5: Mariner hockey vs. Wasilla at Homer, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 6: Wrestling, regions at Nikiski.

Dec. 6: DDF at Dimond.

Dec. 6: Mariner hockey vs. Palmer at Homer, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 7: Wrestling, regions at Nikiski.

Dec. 7: DDF at Dimond.

Dec. 7: Mariner hockey vs. Colony at Homer, 12:30 p.m.

Dec. 7: Mariner boys basketball team Media Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dec. 10: Mariner hockey vs. Kenai at Homer.

Dec. 12: “Meet the Mariners” boys and girls basketball teams, held at Homer Middle Shcool, 5:30 p.m.


Homer Middle School

Dec. 6: Basketball vs. Kenai at Kenai, 3 p.m.

Dec. 10: Basketball, first round of borough tournament. 


McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Through Dec. 13: Students in grades 1-6 are invited to create a drawing for the T200 drawing contest. Deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. Dec. 15. For information, visit

Food drive: Paul Banks is holding a canned and non-perishable food drive. The food will be donated to “Share the Spirit” for use in holiday baskets. Donations can be placed in the large container in the main hall at school.

Dec. 5: Learning lab.

Dec. 5: Writer’s workshop and tea.

Dec. 10: Holy day.

Dec. 10: Learning lab. 

Dec. 12: No learning lab.

Dec. 12: Winter program, 6:30 p.m. Students are asked to wear dress clothes of their choice. No jeans or shorts.


Nikolaevsk School

Dec. 5: Mixed 6 Volleyball Reigon II Tournament, games at 5 and 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 6: Mixed 6 Volleyball Reigon II Tournament, game at 11 a.m., championship match at 12:30 p.m., second/third place match at 2 p.m.


Paul Banks Elementary School

Note: Please check the lost and found boxes near the front entrance and by the kindergarten wing. They are filling up. Remember to write your child’s name with a permanent marker on their belongings so, if they are misplaced, it is easier to return them.

Dec. 11: Site council, 3:30 p.m.


Susan B. English School

Dec. 6-7: Mixed-six volleyball Regions at Nikolaevsk.

Dec. 12-13: Mixed-six volleyball State at Dimond High School.


West Homer Elementary School

Dec. 5: Fifth grade band, 2:40 p.m.

Dec. 9: Sixth-grade band, 11:35 a.m.

Dec. 9: Winter concert rehearsal, Mariner Theatre 1-2:30 p.m.

Dec. 10: Fifth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

Dec. 10: Winter concert, Mariner Theatre, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dec. 11: Sixth grade band, 12:25 p.m.

Dec. 12: Fifth grade band, 2:40 p.m.

Dec. 13: Spelling bee, gym, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Dec. 16: Sixth grade band, 11:35 a.m.

Dec. 17: Fifth grade band, 12:35 p.m.

Dec. 18: Sixth grade band, 12:35 p.m.

Dec. 19: Fifth grade band, 2:40 p.m.

Jan. 6: Site council, 3 p.m.


Contests, Scholarships, Exchange

4H summer exchange program: Alaska youths ages 13-18 may apply for the 4H summer exchange program to Japan which will be July 11-Aug. 9. Participants are hosted by a Japanese youth of the same gender and similar age and share in their daily activities. Participants do not need to speak Japanese. Outbound exchange coordinator Jill Holmgren said they just need a curiosity about other cultures and an interest and willingness to try new things and make new friends. Youth not currently in 4H may apply. The exchange between 4H and Japan has been ongoing for more than 40 years. For more information visit or email