School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Nov. 28-29: Thanksgiving break; no school.


Chapman School

Nov. 18-22: Spirit week. Wish the boys and girls basketball teams good luck for Small School Tournament with some Chapman Eagle spirit.

Nov. 21-23: Small School Basketball Tournament, times below. Volunteers needed.

Through Nov. 22: Chapman School Thanksgiving food drive. Prizes for the class with the most food items.  


Fireweed Academy (grades K-6)

Nov. 27: Quilt raffle drawing.


Fireweed Academy (grades 3-6)

Nov. 25: Math homework club, Stephanie’s room, 3:30-4:15 p.m.


Flex School

Nov. 22: Spaghetti lunch benefiting Philippine disaster relief effort through Doctors Without Borders, public is invited, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Nov. 27: Flex Thanksgiving feast. 


Homer High School

Nov. 25: Deadline for Senior Service Project approval forms.


Homer Middle School

Nov. 22: Artist in schools performance, 10:45 a.m.

Nov. 22: Basketball vs. Soldotna “White” team at Soldotna, 3 p.m.

Nov. 23: Basketball vs. Seward at Seward, noon.

Nov. 26: Student government meeting, Ms. Jason’s room no. 108, 11:30 a.m.

Nov. 26: Basketball vs. Soldotna “Maroon” team, at HMS, 3:30 and 5 p.m.

Dec. 6: Basketball vs. Kenai at Kenai, 3 p.m.

Dec. 10: Basketball, first round of borough tournament. 

Dec. 14: Basketball, finals borough tournament at Soldotna, 10 a.m.


Kachemak Selo School

Today: Holy day; inservice day.

Nov. 26: Holy day; inservice day.


McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Volunteer opportunity: Speling bee coordinator. Help kids practice at lunch once a week.

Ways to help the school: 1. Donate ink jet cartridges from printers for recycling; 2. Use Safeway cards for the escrip program by signing up at; 3. Bring labels to school for the “Labels for Education” program; 4. Donate box tops. 

Today: Holy day.

Today: Learning lab.

Today: Community council meeting, 1 p.m. Parents are always welcome to attend.

Nov. 23: Robotics tournament, Kenai.

Nov. 26: Holy day.

Nov. 26: Learning lab.

Nov. 26: Spotlight lunch honoring Willem Hakala, Kallan Johnson, Avery Cathey, Raiden Skorski-O’Donnell, Olivia Wilkens, Briar Boyd, Wade Carroll, Minadora Reutov, Hannah Stonorov, Jenna Lapp, Seamus Donovan, Kera Jones, Hartley Miller, Sailey Rhodes, Katelyn Engebretsen, Rilely Jones, Charly Tappan and Emmet Wilkinson. Parents are invited to join their child and the principal for lunch, 11:25 a.m.

Through Nov. 27:  Help others by donating loose change, bills, donations for the victims of the Galena flood last spring. The class who raises the most funds wil receive a popcorn-movie party.

Dec. 12: Winter program, 6:30 p.m. Students are asked to wear dress clothes of their choice. No jeans or shorts.

Through Dec. 13: Students in grades 1-6 are invited to create a drawing for the T200 drawing contest. The winning entry will be the cover of the 30th T200 race program. There are lots of additional prizes. Deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. Dec. 15. For information, visit


Paul Banks Elementary School

Note: Please check the lost and found boxes near the front entrance and by the kindergarten wing. They are filling up. Remember to write your child’s name with a permanent marker on their belongings so, if they are misplaced, it is easier to return them.

Nov. 27: Wear harvest clothes.

Dec. 2: Dress rehearsal for Christmas program.

Dec. 3: Christmas program, Homer High School, 1 p.m.

Dec. 19: Christmas color day.



Today: Inservice.

Nov. 26: Inservice


Susan B. English School

Note: Booster Club meets the first Thursday of every month.

Note: PAC/site-based decision making council is held the last Tuesday of every month.

Today: Mixed-six volleyball with NIkolaevsk at Seldovia.

Nov. 21-23: Middle Schools Small Schools Basketball Tournament at Chapman.

Nov. 26: PAC/SBDMC meeting, commons, 7 p.m.

Dec. 2: First basktball practice.

Dec. 6-7: Mixed-six volleyball Regions at Nikolaevsk.

Dec. 12-13: Mixed-six volleyball State at DImond High School.


Voznesenka School

Today: Inservice.

Nov. 26: Inservice


West Homer Elementary School

Today: Fifth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.

Nov. 22: Read-a-thon Awards Game Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Nov. 25: Sixth-grade band, 11:35 a.m.

Nov. 26: Fifth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

Nov. 27: Sixth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.


Contests, Scholarships, Exchange

Veterans of Foreign Wars: VFW Post 10221 in Anchor Point announces the “Voice of Democracy” scholarship competition. More than 50,000 high school students compete annually for more than $2.3 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on a patriotic theme. This year’s theme is “Why I’m Optimistic About Our Nation’s Future.” VFW Post 10221 will award a first, second and third place winner for local entries. Deadline is Nov. 22. Call Jennifer, 399-7572. 

4H summer exchange program: Alaska youths ages 13-18 may apply for the 4H summer exchange program to Japan which will be July 11-Aug. 9. Participants are hosted by a Japanese youth of the same gender and similar age and share in their daily activities. Participants do not need to speak Japanese. Outbound exchange coordinator Jill Holmgren said they just need a curiosity about other cultures and an interest and willingness to try new things and make new friends. Youth not currently in 4H may apply. The exchange between 4H and Japan has been ongoing for more than 40 years. For more information visit or email