Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Today: The Great Alaska ShakeOut “Drop, Cover and Hold On” earthquake drill, 10:16 a.m. Oct. 20: School board, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Oct. 21: Fifth annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair, Soldotna Sports Center, 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Chapman School Oct. 17: End of quarter, no school, inservice. Oct. 20: Picture retakes. Oct. 21: Site council, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21: Basketball at Ninilchik. Oct. 23: Basketball at Chapman. Fireweed Academy (all grades) Today: Great Alaska Shakedown Earthquake drill. Oct. 17: No school; teacher inservice. Big Fireweed (2-6) Oct. 24: Hamlet at HCOA, grades 5-6. Homer Flex High School Today: First quarter ends. Oct. 17: Inservice for teachers; no school for students. Homer High School Today: Diving at Palmer, 4 p.m. Oct. 17: Dive-swim Valley Invite at Palmer, 9 a.m. Oct. 17: Volleyball at Kenai, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17: No school, end of quarter. Oct. 18: ACT and PSAT test. Oct. 18: Swim and dive at Palmer Invite, 10:30 a.m. Homer Middle School Oct. 17: Inservice. Oct. 24: Last day of intramurals basketball. Oct. 24: Activity night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. McNeil Canyon Elementary School Today, Oct. 21, Oct. 23: Learning lab. Today: Red carpet day. Oct. 17: Inservice, end of quarter, no classes. Oct. 20, 22: Robotics. Oct. 23: Spotlight lunch with Cohen Boyd, Tilea Lockwood, Halen Nordstrom, Ryder Rhodes, Matthew O’Malley, Olivia Wilkens, Kyeson Johnson, Luke Nelson, Jake Tappan, Tatiana Reutov, Kaleb Dawson, Melanie Morris and Kappa Reutov. Parents are invited to join their child and the principal for lunch at 11:25 a.m. Nikolaevsk School Today: Mixed six volleyball scimmage vs. Tok, 7 p.m. Oct. 22: Mixed six volleyball scimmage at Homer, 4 p.m. Oct. 23: Mixed six volleyball vs. Tanalian, 5 p.m. Ninilchik School Oct. 17-18: No school, teacher inservice. Oct. 17-19: Spikefest Volleyball. Oct. 21: Picture retakes. Paul Banks Elementary School Oct. 17: Inservice, no school. Oct. 21: PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m. West Homer Elementary School Today: Field trip to Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, Worsfold’s classroomk 9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 17: Inservice, end of quarter, no school. Oct. 20: Youth court. Oct. 20: SIgn language club.

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