Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Public budget meetings to address school funding
Feb. 23: Homer High School Library, 5:30 p.m.
Parents, staff, students, business partners, community members and elected officials are invited to attend a public meeting. The district budget perspective, expenditures and revenues will be discussed, and the public will be able to have questions answered.
“The district is facing a fiscal gap for our 2016-2017 budget,” said Superintendent Sean Dusek. “We are prioritizing the programs and services we will be able to offer in our schools. The district will likely need to make additional difficult decisions depending upon the level of funding we receive from the state and borough. This is an important year to be involved and engaged in all levels of our budget development, and understand the local (borough) and state level funding for public education.”
Feb. 18: Volleyball at Skyview, 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 19: 1st/2nd trip to dentist office, 2 – 3 p.m.
Feb. 19: Wrestling at Chapman, 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 20: Wrestling borough tournament at Kenai, 10 a.m.
Feb. 22: Volleyball at Nikolaevsk, 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 23: Volleyball at Chapman vs Homer Middle School, 4 p.m.
Feb. 26: Volleyball tournament at Chapman.
Feb. 15-26: Second session swimming lessons: 10 lessons, 1-2 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
25 students maximum for swimming lesson session. Call 226-1880 to reserve a spot.
Feb. 19: AVTEC guided tour in Seward for high school students. Tour will be from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
For more information: avtec.edu/training-program-summary. To RSVP, contact Reubin Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Connections at 907-714-8880.
Fireweed Academy (all grades)
March 11 : Teacher in-service day, no school.
March 14-18 : Spring break, no school.
Fireweed Academy K-2)
Feb. 15-19: Fireweed Friendly Visit Week
March 4: Structures Exposition Field trip at Big Fireweed
March 7-10: Little Fireweed Swim Week
Fireweed Academy (3-6)
March 4: Structures Exposition, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Homer High School
Feb. 18: Nordic ski leaves for Regions at Valdez
Feb. 18: DDF State at East Anchorage
Feb. 18: JV and Varsity girls and boys basketball games vs. Anchorage Christian School, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8 p.m.
Feb. 19: Nordic ski Regions at Valdez, 1 p.m.
Feb. 18: DDF State at East Anchorage
Feb. 19: JV and Varsity girls and boys basketball games vs. Grace Christian School, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8 p.m.
Feb. 19: C-team boys basketball games vs. Grace Christian School at Homer Middle School, 3:30
Feb. 20: Nordic ski Regions at Valdez, 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 20: DDF State at East Anchorage
Feb. 20: JV and Varsity girls and boys basketball games vs. Houston, 10:30, 12, 1:30, 3 p.m.
Feb. 15-19: The PHAT team is presenting Sexual Health and Wellness from 2-3 p.m. Please contact the REC Room with any questions at 907-235-OPEN (6736) or email at email@example.com.
Homer Middle School
Through Feb. 19: Pennies for Pasta fundraiser.
Through Feb. 25: Turn in Box Tops for Education
Feb. 19: Volleyball at Skyview, Homer vs Skyview 8th, 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 25: Volleyball at Homer, Mixed 6 vs Nikolaevsk, 3:30 p.m.
Essay contest preparations: The 7th and 8th grade students at Homer Middle School are busily preparing to enter a statewide essay contest to name two new Alaska ferries. Ferries in Alaska are named after glaciers. To help the students get started on their research, glaciologist and adventurer Chuck Lindsay recently visited classes and shared his stories, expertise, and photographs. It turns out that glaciers are really cool.
McNeil Canyon Elementary School
Feb. 18: Communinity Council meeting, 1 p.m. Will discuss final talent show plans and bussing issues. All parents welcome.
Through February: Love of Reading celebration continues.
Feb 19: Books that Matter: 4-6th graders share meaningful books with K-3rd graders.
Feb 19: Spelling Bee, 12:30 p.m.
Feb 19: Nerd Day
Feb. 19: Movie Night, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 26: Talent Show, 6:30 p.m. Doors open and silent auction begins at 6 p.m. Pies and cakes for the silent auction and baked good for the bake sale are needed.
March. 17-18: Safe Sitter class at South Peninsula Hospital for 11-14 year olds. Pre-registration is required. Call Bonita Banks, 235-0285.
Safe Sitters learn what to do when a child chokes, how to entertain children and keep them safe, safety for the sitter, how and when to call for emergency help, babysitting business skills and basic child care skills.
Check your child for head lice: There have been multiple cases of head lice in our school in various grades. Be aware of excessive itching and check your child’s head if you suspect a problem. Teach your child not to share hats, combs, or other personal items and discourage head-to-head contact. If your child has head lice, wash hair with a medicated shampoo and comb carefully with a fine-tooth comb to remove all the nits (eggs). Wash clothing and sheets in hot water. Vacuum furniture and car. Non-washable items can be placed in a plastic bag for two weeks. For more information, see headfirstlicelessons.org
Feb. 18: Site Council Meeting, 3:45 p.m.
Paul Banks Elementary School
Through March 3: After school programs: gymnastics, art, Lego creations, outdoor explorers, Monday-Thursday, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Feb. 15: Bruins basketball starts
Feb. 19: First grade field trip to the ice rink. Kindergarten field trip to the dog trainers.
Feb. 24: Site Council Meeting, 3:30 p.m.
April 1: First Friday Art Extravaganza, 5-7 p.m.
West Homer Elementary School
Feb. 25: Principal interviews in the WHES school library, 4 p.m.
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, 2016
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, 2016. 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 (2016) year. A four-year award. Return your completed application to the nearest American Legion Post or American Legion Auxiliary. Deadline March 1, 2016.
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, 2016.
Merrilyn Stock Memorial Scholarship, $500-$1,000: For continuing students (no matter what age) who are members of the Legion Family. Due last day of March 2016.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 Scholarships, $500 award: High School Seniors (student GPA 2 to 3.5), Deadline is April 10, 2016.
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.