School events

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Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Fireweed Academy (both schools)

Nov. 14: APC meeting in room 104 at Big Fireweed, 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 18: Fresh fruit fundraiser. Call 235-9728 to order.

Nov. 23: Early release.

Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving holiday. No school.

Big Fireweed (3-6)

Thursdays: Math homework club with Jon in room 102.

Wednesdays: Lego League with Kevin and Stephanie in room 105.

Movie night success

The Fireweed Academy movie night at the Homer Theatre. The fee for admission was canned food to be donated to Share the Spirit. Fireweed collected tons of food and it was great how generous people were, said Fireweed Academy Secretary Janet Bowen. In addition to The Polar Express, Fireweed showed films made by their students that have been entered into the 90-second Newbery Film Festival. For more information, visit

Homer Flex

Nov. 18: Eligibility check.

Nov. 23: Flex community Thanksgiving, noon. Call for details.

Nov. 23: Early release. Staff will review student interventions.

Homer High School

Nov. 10: Hockey vs. South at MTA Event Center in Palmer, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 10: Wrestling vs. Barrow, 6 p.m. Senior night.

Nov. 11: Hockey vs. East at MTA Event Center in Palmer, 3 p.m.

Nov. 11: Wrestling at Nikiski Duals, 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 11: Cheer Try Outs in gym, 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 12: Hockey vs. Lathrop at MTA Event Center Palmer, 9 a.m.

Nov. 12: Wrestling at Nikiski Duals, 9 a.m.

Nov. 12: DDF at Nikiski, TBA.

Homer Middle School

Nov. 14: Boys and girls basketball, Nikolaevsk vs. Homer at Niksolaevsk. Girls play at 3:30 p.m., boys play at 5 p.m.

Nov. 15: Transportation meeting at West Homer Elementary, 4 p.m.

Nov. 18: Boys and girls basketball, Skyview seventh graders vs. Homer at Homer Middle, 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 19: Boys and girls basketball, Seward vs. Homer at Homer Middle, noon.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Nov. 7-18: Artist in the school.

Nov. 23: Sports day.

Nov. 23: Early release.

Winter program

McNeil Canyon Elementary’s winter program will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. In planning ahead for the event, students are asked to dress as follows. For boys who will be wearing white shirts, one’s that are button down with a collar are preferred.

Corise’s kindergarten: black bottoms (pants or skirt), white top.

Anne’s first grade: boys: black pants, white shirts; girls: fancy, twirly, bright colored dresses.

Melon’s second and third grade: black, green or red bottoms, white top.

Kendall’s third and fourth grade: black bottoms, white shirts.

Bill’s fifth grade: dressy party clothes.

Joanna’s sixth grade: Hawaiian.

Student Store

The student council has taken over the running of the Student Store. It will be open on Tuesdays during lunch and recess beginning next week.

After-school cross country skiing

McNeil Canyon Elementary hopes to start their skiing program on Mondays after winter break. Joanna Greene will be the coach and she is looking for parent helpers. The number of helpers will determine the number of skiers that can be in the program. Please contact Joanna at or call the school office.

West Homer Elementary

Nov. 10: PBIS celebration: Kaleidoscope.

Nov. 14: PTO meeting in WHE library, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 23: Early release. School out at 1:45 p.m.

Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving holiday. No school.

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