School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Fireweed Academy (all grades)

May 16: Picnic and play day at Kiki’s house.

May 18: Last day of school.

Fireweed Academy (K-2)

May 13: K-2 closing celebration, potluck and promotion ceremony.

Homer Flex

May 12-13: Seward field trip.

May 18: Eligibility due.

May 18: Last day of school for students.

Homer High School

May 12: Mariner Athletic Awards and yearbook distribution during FOL.

May 12: Pops Concert, 7 p.m.

May 13: JV and varsity baseball vs Wasilla on upper field, 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

May 13: Varsity girls soccer vs Voznesenka, 4 p.m.

May 13: Varsity and JV softball at Wasilla, 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

May 14: Baseball vs Colony on upper field, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

May 14: JV softball at Colony, 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

May 14: Varsity softball at Colony, 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

May 14: Track at SoHi for Borough Championship, 10 a.m.

May 14: Varsity girls and boys soccer vs Seward, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Homer Middle School 

May 13: Activity night.

May 14: Borough meet finals, TBA.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

May 16: Hawaii day.

May 17: Sixth grade spotlight, 11:50 a.m. Spotlight students and their parents are invited to join Mr. Swanson for lunch, which will be provided.

May 17: Sixth grade graduation, 12:45 p.m. A reception for graduates and their families will take place in the library following the ceremony.

May 18: Last day of school – play day.

Student council election results:

The following students will serve on the student council for the 2017-2018 school year.

President: Bristol Johnson

Vice-president: Lucas Story

Secretary: Hannah Stonorov

Treasurer: Nathan Overson

Representatives: Willem Hakala, Hudson Loboy, Halen Nordstrom, Rebecca Trowbridge and Zephaniah Weisser.

Site council election results:

McNeil parents voted in Matt Hakala and Eric Engebretsen to serve on the site council.

Memory garden volunteers needed:

Judy Flora, the current caretaker of the garden planted in memory of Judy Tietjen in 1993, would like to pass on the care of the garden to others. Please contact the McNeil Canyon Office if interested.

Last day of school activities and picnic:

Rain or shine, the last day of school will be celebrated with an end of the year lunchtime picnic and afternoon play day. Hot dogs and trimmings will be served from 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Cake will also be servd in celebration of Debbie Piper’s retirement. Parents are welcome. After lunch, the Dragons’ Play Day will include sidewalk art, marble games and fingernail painting. Parents are invited to participate in or lead games and can sign-up in the office. The more indoor and outdoor events, the bigger the blast the play day will be. McNeil is still gathering event ideas, so contribute yours. 

Picnic contributions for each student to bring, by class: 

Corise: chips

Deb: hot dogs

Melon: hot dogs

Kendall: vegetables and fruit

Bill: hot dog buns

Joanna: hot dog buns


West Homer Elementary School

May 11-12: Sixth grade overnight at Challenger Center in Kenai.

May 16: Sixth grade promotion, 2 p.m.

May 17: Field day in the morning, movies in the afternoon.

May 18: Students’ last day of school, report cards go home with students.

May 18: Awards assembly, 9 a.m.

May 18: BBQ at lunchtime.

Mariner Award Assembly

Homer High School will give Mariner Awards to top athletes, parent of the year and program of the year on Thursday, May 12, at 2:30 p.m. There will also be academic awards and a ceremonial signing for seniors playing college athletics in the fall.

Athlete Signing, 2:35 p.m.

Art Awards, 2:40 p.m.

Perfect Attendance, 4.0 and Region III Scholar Athlete awards, 2:45 p.m.

Mariner Athletic Awards, 2:50 p.m.

Yearbook Introduction and Slide Show, 3 p.m.

Yearbook Distribution, 3:05 p.m.