School Events

Chapman School 

April 1: Early release day. Students dismissed at 1:40 p.m.

April 4: Track starts for 7th and 8th grades.

April 12: Child Find at Chapman. Call to set up appointment.

April 15: Track meet at Kenai, 3 p.m.

Fireweed Academy (all grades)

April 1: Wonderheads performance at Homer High.

April 1: Early release day.

April 4: Fireweeed School Board Presentation in Soldotna.

April 5-6: Erin McKittrick presentations.

April 11: APC meeting in West Homer Elementary room 103, 4:30 p.m.

Fireweed Academy (K-2)

April 8: Tide pooling on Mud Bay.

Homer Flex

March 31: Wind turbine tour field trip.

April 1: Early release, 1:30 p.m. Teacher in-service on AMP testing.

April 1: Student field trip aboard the Tiglax Research Vessel to Gull Island and Kasitsna Bay.

April 5-8, 12-14: AMP testing.

April 15: Eligibility due.

April 18-22, 25-29: Artist in the School.

Homer High School

March 31-April 5: Cinderella’s Closet in the green room, 2:30-5:30 p.m.The program provides free prom items to local ladies including dresses, shoes, accessories and makeup.

March 31: Skills USA Competition in Anchorage.

March 31: Track Team leaves for Big C’s, 2:30 p.m.

March 31: Working: A Musical performance, 6 p.m.

April 1: Skills USA Competition in Anchorage.

April 1: Big C’s Track Meet in the Dome, 11 a.m.

April 1: Early release, 1:45 p.m.

April 1: Working: A Musical performance, 7 p.m.

April 2: Skills USA Competition in Anchorage. 

April 2: Big C’s Track Meet in the Dome, 9 a.m.

April 2: Working: A Musical performance, 3 p.m.

April 9: Prom.

Homer Middle School

March 31: AMP seventh grade ELA.

April 1: Early release day.

April 4: Track begins.

April 6: 8th Grade AMP Math.

April 7: 8th Grade AMP Language.

April 11-15: National Volunteer Appreciation Week.

April 12: National Library Workers Day.

April 14: Step Up Day at Homer High School.

April 15: Track Kenai Invitational at Kenai, 3 p.m.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

March. 21-25: S

Paul Banks Elementary School

April 1: First Friday Art Extravaganza, 5-7 p.m.

April 4-29: Swim lessons: Every class has one week of swim lessons. 

April 4-28: PTA After School Programs start. Including: Little League Baseball, Outdoor Explorers, LEGO creators, Zumba and Cardboard Inventions. 

April 5-7: Kindergarten and new Student registration for the 2016-17 school year, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please bring birth certificate and shot records at the time of registration.  

April 14: Title-1 Pre-Kindergarten Screening


West Homer Elementary School

March 28-April 1: Scholastic Book Fair open to the public during school hours. Books, science and art kits, posters and more.

April 1: Wonderheads performance at Homer High. 5th and 6th grade students will attend.

April 1: Early release, 1:45 p.m. Daycare will be provided by Paul Banks School. Forms were sent home Monday, March 28.

April 4-8: AMP Testing for 4th grade students.

McNeil Canyon student competes in state-wide spelling bee: Eryn Field, a McNeil Canyon Elementary fifth-grader, competed in the state-wide spelling bee in Anchorage on March 22. There were 142 kids at the start of the bee. Eryn was still in for the third round with a total of 48 students left and went out in the third round on the word “infinitesimal.”


American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 Scholarships, $500 award: High School Seniors (student GPA 2 to 3.5), Deadline is April 10, 2016.

Students from Anchor Point, Nikolaevsk and south across Kachemak Bay, East End Road, and Connections are eligible to apply. Applications are available at your local high school counselor’s office and at the American Legion Mile 2.5 East Road, Homer.

Child Find Preschooler Screenings: The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Child Find Program will be offering free screenings for children not yet in kindergarten (3 to 5 years old). 

The screening will be held in Anchor Point at the Chapman School from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 12. Program staff will screen your child’s motor skills, speech, early learning concepts, vision and hearing. Children will be seen by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call the Chapman School at 907-235-8671. 

The screening will be held in Homer at the McNeil Canyon School from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 19. To make an appointment, please call the McNeil Canyon School at 907-235-8181.

For more information, contact Robin Evans at 907-714-8930.

Whooping cough in KPBSD schools: Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been reported recently in Kenai Peninsula Borough schools. Pertussis is seen in people of all ages but is most serious in babies under one year of age. Pertussis begins with cold-like symptoms that last one to two weeks, and then the cough worsens, lasting for two to four weeks. The cough may cause vomiting and the person may be exhausted. In the final stage, the person recovers, although the cough may continue for weeks to months. Childhood immunization is the most effective way to prevent pertussis. If pertussis is suspected, the individual should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.