School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District

Nov. 22-23: Holiday.

Chapman School

Nov. 15-17: Small Schools Basketball Tournament, Nikolaevsk, TBA.


Ongoing: Registration, call 226-1880.

Fireweed Academy (all grades)

Nov. 16: Friendly Friday (Little Fireweed visit).

Dec. 12: APC meeting at Little Fireweed (grades K-2).

Little Fireweed (grades K-2)

Now serving hot lunches.

Today: Picture retakes, 9:30 a.m.

Today: Hearing screenings with Susan Bunting.

Big Fireweed (grades 3-6)

Today: Picture retakes, 1:30 p.m.

Homer Flex School

Ongoing: Registration, 1-3 p.m.

Ongoing: Youth Court training, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 21: Annual Thanksgiving lunch, noon.

Homer High School

Dec. 4: Site council, 3:45 p.m., library.

Homer Middle School

Nov. 16: Basketball at Nikiski, 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 21: Spelling bee, library, 3:15 p.m.

Nov. 27: Basketball vs Soldotna’s Maroon team at Soldotna, 3 p.m.

Nov. 30: Basketball vs Soldotna’s White team at Homer, 3:30 p.m.


McNeil Canyon
Elementary School

NOTE: It would be helpful if you would notify the office by 1 p.m. if your child needs a bus note that day or a message about changes in his or her after-school plans. 

Today: Robotics, grades 4-6, until 4 p.m.

Nov. 17: Robotics tournament, Kenai.

Nov. 19: Spanish club.

Nov. 20: Learning lab.

Nov. 21: Holy day.

Nov. 26: Holy day.

Nov. 27: Learning lab.

Nov. 27: Spotlight lunch, honoring Ulita Anfiolev, Avery Cathey, Matthew O’Malley, Rebecca Trowbridge, Riley Huffman, Ava Johnson, Jake Tappan, Anthony Basargin, Alexander LeBlanc, Sam Banks, Ethan Carroll, Kira Milne, Melanie Morris, Clayton Beachy, Jade Jones, Piper Kassouni, Zoe Stonorov, Scott Lapp and Daniel Reutov. Parents are invited to join their child and the principal for lunch, 11:25 a.m.

Nov. 29: Site council, 3:30 p.m. 

Ninilchik School

Today through Nov. 17: End-of-season middle school basketball tournament at NIkolaevsk.

Nov. 16-17: CIA volleyball tournament.

Nov. 20: Volleyball vs CIA at Ninilchik, senior night, 4 p.m.

Nov. 27: Volleyball at CIA, 4 p.m.

Nov. 30: Volleyball regions.

Paul Banks Elementary School

Reminder to parents: Students are not allowed to sell fundraising items during school time. 

Nov. 21: Wear your harvest clothes.

Razdolna School

Note: The school will no longer purchase water bottles, spoons and forks for snacks with school funds. Plastic spoons and forks need to be sent with your child’s snack.  Water bottles or cups need to be supplied from home. 

Nov. 21: Parent conferences.

Nov. 26: Holy day, no school.

Susan B. English School

Today through Nov. 17: Junior high small schools volleyball tournament, TBA.

Nov. 16-17: Volleyball tournament at CIA, TBA.

Nov. 30-Dec. 1: High school wrestling regions at Grace Christian.

Nov. 30-Dec. 1: Volleyball regions at Su-Valley.

Voznesenka School

Nov. 16-17: Wrestling, Palmer.

Nov. 21: Parent teacher conferences.

Nov. 24: Wrestling, Homer.

Nov. 30: Wrestling, Anchorage.

West Homer
Elementary School

Reminder to parents of girls playing basketball: Please pick your child up promptly. Coaches have families and need to get home.

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

Nov. 19: Fifth-grade band, 12:10 p.m.

Nov. 19: Girls basketball, 3:20 p.m.

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

Nov. 21: Fifth-grade band, 11:20 a.m.

Nov. 21: Girls basketball, 3:20 p.m.


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