School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Nov. 20: 90-minute early release.

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


Chapman School

Today: Basketball at ABC, 3:30 and 5 p.m.

Nov. 21-23: Basketball tournament at Chapman, times TBA. Volunteers needed.


Fireweed Academy (grades K-6)

Nov. 18: Fresh oranges fundraising packet due back.


Fireweed Academy (grades 3-6)

Through Nov. 18: Fresh oranges fundraising.


Flex School

Nov. 15: Student eligibility due 3 p.m.

Nov. 27: Flex Thanksgiving feast. 


Homer High School

Nov. 15: Varsity wrestling at Nikiski Duals.


Homer Middle School

Nov. 14: Basketball vs. Ninilchik at HMS, 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 15: Basketball vs. Nikiski at HMS, 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 18: Basketball vs. CIA at HMS, 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 19: Student government meeting, Ms. Jason’s room no. 108,  11:30-12:15 p.m.

Nov. 22: Artist in schools performance.

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.


Kachemak Selo School

Nov. 21: Inservice.

Nov. 26: Inservice


McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Volunteer opportunities: Spelling bee coordinator to help students pratice at lunch once a week. 

Today: Learning lab.

Today: Site council, 3:30 p.m. Agenda items include a review of the discipline policy, a review of a change in district bylaws, a review of public activity funds and McNeil site news.

Nov. 15: 70s Day (disco).

Nov. 19: Learning lab.

Nov. 21: Holy day.

Nov. 21: Learning lab.

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 and bills for the victims of the Galena flood last spring. The class raising the most funds receives a popcorn-movie party.

Through Dec. 13: Students in grades 1-6 are invited to create a drawing for the T200 art 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

Nov. 27: Wear harvest clothes.



Nov. 21: Inservice.

Nov. 26: Inservice


Susan B. English School

Today: Mixed 6 volleyball, leave on ferry for Kodial tournament.

Nov. 15: Mixed 6 volleyball, Kodiak tournament, play Aurora Borealis Charter School, 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 16: Mixed 6 volleyball, Kodiak tournament, play Cook Inlet Academy, 10 a.m.

Nov. 17: Mixed 6 volleyball return to Seldovia.

Nov. 18: Mid-quarter eligibility check, grades 9-12.

Nov. 21: Mixed 6 volleyball with NIkolaevsk at Seldovia.

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


Voznesenka School

Nov. 21: Inservice.

Nov. 26: Inservice


West Homer Elementary School

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

Nov. 18: Sixth-grade band, 11:35 a.m.

Nov. 19: Fifth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

Nov. 20: Sixth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

Nov. 21: Fifth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.

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


Contests, Scholarships, exchange opportunities

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate in the “Patriot’s Pen” essay contest. Top national winners receive at least $500; the first place award is $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is “What Patriotism Means to Me.” VFW Post 10221 in Anchor Point will award a first, second and third place winner for local entries. Deadline is Friday. Call Jennifer at 399-7572.

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 Friday. 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. For information visit or email