School Events


Katherine Miller of Homer was named to the Northern Michigan University dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. Miller qualified by having a grade point average of 3.25-3.99.


Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

March 4: A meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Federal Program Committee, Land’s End Resort’s Harbor Room, 9 a.m.-noon.

March 7: Inservice, no school, end of quarter.


Chapman School

Today: Eighth-grade parent meeting, 3:30 p.m.

Today: Olympic athlete day.

Feb. 28: Blue and white day.

Feb. 28: Volleyball tourney at Cook Inlet Academy.

March 6: Patriots Pen Essay Assembly, grades 6-8, 2 p.m.


Fireweed Academy (grades K-2)

March 3-6: Swim week at Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center.

March 5: Blues Music workshop with Hawkeye Herman.


Fireweed Academy (all grades)

Through Feb. 28: Open enrollment for next year.


Homer High School

March 13: Deadline to apply for 2014 graduating seniors to apply for the 2014 High School Intern Program, according to Mari Freitag, intern coordinator for the office of Sen. Lisa Murkowski.


Homer Middle School

March 1: Borough Nordic skiing tournament at Homer, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

March 1: Volleyball finals at borough tournament at Kenai, 10-11:30 a.m.


Kachemak Selo School

March 7: Minimum day and grading.


McNeil Canyon Elementary School

This month: Spotlight students for the month of February were Ksenia Kalugin, Wynne Reed, Braedan Pilant, Rebecca Trowbridge, Ava Johnson, Elsa Milne, Makary Reutov, Bethany Engebretsen, Tatiana Reutov, Lauren Allen, Ethan Carroll, Vonnie Carson, Payton Tobin, Jackson Campbell, Zoe Stonorov and Phineas Weston. 

Today: Dr. Seuss celebration.

Feb. 28: Crazy hair-hat day.

Feb. 28: Snow Fiesta.

March 1: Forensics competition.

March 4: Music in the Schools Concert, Mariner Theatre, 6 p.m.


Nikolaevsk School

March 7: Minimum day and grading.


Ninilchik School

Feb. 27: Basketball at Cook Inlet Academy, girls 4 p.m., boys 5:30 p.m.

March 1: Basketball vs. Seldovia, girls 11 a.m., goys 12:30 p.m.

March 5-8: Regional basketball tournament.


Paul Banks Elementary School

Through Feb. 26: Read-A-Thon.

March 2: Dr. Seuss birthday.

March 4: All money due for Read-A-Thon.

March 18: PTA meeting.

March 21: All-school pajama day.

March 28: Kindergarten round-up.

March 31-April 25: Swim lessons.

April 1-3: Student testing.

April 4: Dress-up Day.

April 4: First Friday Art Extravaganza. 



March 7: Minimum day and grading.

April 1-3: Student testing.

April 7: Vacation day.

April 21-25: Vacation days.

May 6: Inservice.

May 14: Vacation day.

May 21-22: Vacation days.

May 26: Legal holiday.

May 29: Vacation day.

May 30: School closes.


Susan B. English School

March 25: PAC/SBDMC meeting, 7 p.m.

April 3: Booster Club meeting, 7 p.m.

April 4: State geography bee.

April 21: Eligibility check.

April 26: Washington, D.C, Close Up departs.

April 29: PAC/SBDMC meeting, 7 p.m.

May 1: Booster Club meeting, 7 p.m.

May 4: Washington, D.C., Close Up returns.

May 20: Graduation, 4 p.m.

May 21: Last day of school.

May 22: Eligibility check.

TBA: PAC/SBDMC meeting, 7 p.m.


Voznesenka School

March 7: Minimum day and grading.

April 1-3: Student testing.

April 7: Vacation day.

April 21-25: Vacation days.

May 6: Inservice.

May 14: Vacation day.

May 21-22: Vacation days.

May 26: Legal holiday.

May 29: Vacation day.

May 30: School closes.


West Homer Elementary School

Feb. 27: Fifth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.

Feb. 27: Skiing, check with office, 3:35 p.m.

Feb. 28: Red Carpet Day, dress as your favorite actor or actress.

Feb. 28: Grades 5-6 volleyball, 3:30 p.m.

March 3: Sixth-grade band, 11:35 a.m.

March 3: Mass band rehearsal, Homer High School, 1-2:30 p.m.

March 3: Basketball for boys grades 5 and 6, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

March 3: Skiing, check with office, 3:35-5:30 p.m.

March 4: Fifth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

March 4: Volleyball for grades 5 and 6, 3:30-5 p.m.

March 4: Mass band performance, Mariner Theatre, 6-7 p.m.

March 5: Sixth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

March 5: Basketball for boys grades 5-6, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

March 6: Fifth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.

March 6: Skiing, check with office, 3:35-5:30 p.m.


Scholarships, contests, etc.

The following American Legion scholarships have a March 1 application deadline:

National President’s Scholarship: $1,500 plus, 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; eligibility dates are on the scholarship application; no Legion membership is required.  

Non-Traditional Auxiliary Scholarship: $1,000, for continuing students who are members of the Legion, Auxiliary, or Sone of the American Legion (Legion Family).

Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship: $1,000, must be a Junior Auxiliary Member for the past three years and hold a membership card for the current (2013) year; this is a four-year award.

Department of Alaska – Richard D. Johnson Memorial: $1,000, for any high school senior who may not be able to get a scholarship and is ready to make a commitment  to post-secondary education.

Merrilyn Stock Memorial Scholarship: $500-$1,000; for continuing students who are members of the Legion Family.

Check for applications for scholarships at all high school counselor offices in the greater Homer area, Connections, Flex School, schools across the bay, and at American Legion Post 16. For more information or applications, contact Darlene, 235-6789, or the post at 235-8864. Several of these scholarships have a $500 Homer-winner award.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 Scholarships: $500; for high school senior C-B students; deadline is April 1.

Through the Better Business Bureau, one $1,000 scholarship and one $1,500 scholarship will be awarded in each of three areas served by BBB: Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. The Students of Integrity scholarship support students who recognize the importance of ethical and responsible marketplace practices. Applications and eligibility information can be found at Deadline is March 1. Winners will be announced inApril.

Homer Electric Association: HEA will award a number of academic or vocational scholarships in 2014. The scholarships are available to high school seniors from each of HEA’s three district and adults wishing to continue their education. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m. Feb. 28. Applications are available online at, at HEA offices in Homer and Kenai, and at Kenai Peninsula schools. Scholarship recipients will be presented with their scholarship award at the HEA annual meeting at Soldotna High School, May 1.

In addition, Homer Electric Association scholarships for the annual Youth Rally in Idaho are offered. High school sophomores and juniors are eligible for an all-expense-paid week in Caldwell, Idaho, from July 7-12, to enhance leadership skills, learn about cooperatives and participate in trust and teambuilding exercises. Applications are available at Deadline is April 4.

Homer Electric Association also sponsors an electric safety poster contest for third- and fourth-graders Prizes include $50-$100 VISA gift cards Deadline is April 4. For rules, visit 

Homer Marine Trades now has applications available for its $1,000 scholarship for graduating seniors or prior year graduates wanting advanced vocational education and training. The applications have been sent to school counselors and are available online at The goal of the scholarship is to fill the positions Homer Marine Trades has available now and in the future.

Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is seeking applications for three scholarships, each $500. The scholarships are acailable to all 2014 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, including public schools, private schools and home-schooled. Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough high shcool counselor or at The deadline is March 28. Applications can be mailed or dropped off at the kenai Penisula Borough, KBEA Scholarship Committee, 144 N. Binkley St., Soldotna, AK 99669.