School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
April 18: Vacation day.

Chapman School
April 17: Kindergarten to Pratt Museum.
April 18: Vacation day.
April 21-22: HoWL visits grades 4-8.
April 22: Mass choir, grades 7-8.
April 23: Science fair, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
April 24: DNA lab, grades 6-8, afternoon.
April 24: Pre-K screening, call for appointment.

Fireweed Academy (all grades)
April 18: Vacation day.

Fireweed Academy (grades 2-6)
April 23-24: Leave No Trace guest speakers from HoWL.
April 25: Bear safety discussion with Simyra Tabak and sixth grade, 2 p.m.

Homer High School
April 18-19: Girls varsity Softball at Skyview.
April 18-19: Homer Track invite.

Homer Middle School
Today: Kenai Invitational, 3 p.m.
April 18: Vacation day.
April 21: Site council, library, 3:30 p.m.
April 22: Mass choir, Soldotna Middle School.
April 25: Track Homer Invitational, 3-4 p.m.

Kachemak Selo School
April 21-25: Vacation days.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School
Today and April 24: Drama club.
Today: Kindergarten and new student registration, 8:30-2:30 p.m.
Today: Kindergarten open house, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Today, April 22 and 24: Learning lab.
April 18: Vacation day.
April 21-25: Holy days.
April 21and 23: Programming club.

Nikolaevsk School
April 21: Eligibility check.
April 21-25: Vacation days.
Ninilchik School
April 18: No school.

Paul Banks Elementary School
April 18: No school.
April 21-25: Volunteer Appreciation Week.
April 25: PTA Family Math and Science Night, Summer Programs Fair, 5-6:30 p.m.

April 21-25: Vacation days.
Susan B. English School
April 21: Eligibility check.
April 26: Washington, D.C, Close Up departs.

Voznesenka School
April 21-25: Vacation days.

West Homer Elementary School
Today: Orca Olympics, 1-3 p.m.
Today: Fifth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.
April 18: Vacation day.
April 21: Sixth-grade band, 11:35 a.m.
April 21: Concert rehearsal, 12:45-2:15 p.m., Mariner Theatre.
April 22: Field trip, Cloud’s class, Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, 12:34-3 p.m.
April 22, 24,  25: Gymnastics for girls and boys, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
April 22: Spring concert, Mariner Theatre, 6:30 p.m.
April 23: Sixth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.
April 24: Field trip, Cloud’s class, Pratt Museum, 12:30-3 p.m.
April 24: Fifth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.
April 25: Hobo-hippie Day.
April 25: Field trip, Cloud’s class, Beluga Lake and Slough behind McDonald’s, 12:30-3 p.m.
April 25: Masonic awards, Kenai Central High School, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Scholarships, contests, etc.

Boys State: Must be a high school junior to apply. Boys State educates young men in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. Interviews will be at the Homer High School counselor’s office. If you do not attend Homer High, contact us for interview place and times. Boys State will be held June 7-14 at the Wilderness Lodge at St. Therese’s Camp near Wasilla. Interviews for Boys State also will be held mid–April also. Deadline to apply is April 20. For more information, visit or contact Bill at 235-6789 or Post 16 at 235-8864.

Homer Foundation 2014 scholarships that are currently available include: (1)  Alain and Daniel Rieser Scholarship for foreign language study/travel; (2) Homer Community Science Scholarship supporting post-secondary education in the life sciences; (3) Health Care Providers Scholarship supporting students serious in pursuing a career in healthcare; (4) Drew Scalzi Memorial Maritime Scholarship supporting students of fishing families and/or students wishing to pursue a career in Alaska’s maritime industry; (5) Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic Scholarship supporting students with outstanding academic achievements, community involvement, and a strong work ethic; (6) Beluga Tail-Tale Writing Scholarships provide awards in both creative and nonfiction writing; (7) Ptarmigan Arts Visual Arts Scholarship for 11th- and 12th-grade high school students with support for art materials or training. Applications may be requested via mail, phone or email, picked up at the Homer Foundation or the Homer High School counselor’s office, or downloaded from the Foundation’s web site at The deadline is 4 p.m. today for most applications. Contact Joy Steward for more information, or if you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund or contributing to one of our existing scholarship funds, 235-0541 or

Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club scholarship applications are available at Homer High School and Flex guidance offices or by contacting Sharon Minsch at 399-4266. There are a $2,000 college and a $2,000 vocational scholarship available. The deadline to apply is May 1.