School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Feb. 25: A public meeting about the district’s 2014-2015 budget, Homer High School library, 5:30 p.m. 

Feb. 26: Early dismissal, 1:40 p.m.


Chapman School

Feb. 22: Wrestling borough meet at Kenai.

Feb. 26: Early dismissal; no afternoon Pre-K.

Feb. 28: Volleyball tourney at Cook Inlet Academy.


Fireweed Academy
(grades K-2)

March 3-6: Swim week, Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center.

March 5: Blues music workshop with Hawkeye Herman.


Homer High School

The Drama Debate and Forensics team returned from state competion with the following awards:

• First place, duo interpretation: Jonan Noomah and Evan Boyer;

• Fourth place, duet acting: Hailey Nelsen and Lindsey Schneider;

• Sixth place, duet acting: Zane Boyer and Evan Boyer;

• Third place, pantomime: Shaefer Nielson and Evan Boyer;

• Smallest School Highest GPA Award: the entire team


Homer Middle School

Feb. 21: Nordic skiing at Soldotna Invitational, 3 p.m.

Feb. 21: Volleyball vs. Soldotna Maroon team at Soldotna, 3 p.m.

Feb. 21: Volleyball vs. Seward at Soldotna, 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 22: Wrestling Borough Tournament at Kenai, 10 a.m.

Feb. 22: Volleyball vs. Soldotna White team at Homer, 10 a.m.

Feb. 25: First round of borough volleyball tournament.


McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Today: Dress rehearsal for Feb. 21 talent show, 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 21: Talent show, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 24: Reading passports due.

Feb. 27: Dr. Seuss celebration.

Feb. 28: Snow Fiesta.


Paul Banks Elementary School

Through Feb. 26: Read-A-Thon.


Susan B. English School

Feb. 25: PAC/SBDMC (Site-based Decision Making Committee) meeting, 7 p.m.


West Homer Elementary School

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

Today: Skiing, check with the office, 3:35 p.m.

Feb. 21: Grades 5-6 volleyball, 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 24: Sixth-grade band, 11:35 a.m.

Feb. 24: Grades 5-6 boys basketball, 3:15 p.m.

Feb. 24: Skiing, check with office, 3:35 p.m.

Feb. 25: Fifth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

Feb. 25:  Grades 5-6 volleyball, 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 26: Sixth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

Feb. 27: Fifth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.

Feb. 27: Skiing, check with office, 3:35 p.m.

Feb. 28: Dress as your favorite actor or actress.

Feb. 28: Grades 5-6 volleyball, 3:30 p.m.



The following American Legion scholarships have a March 1 application deadline:

National President’s Scholarship: $1,500 plus, gifted to high school seniors who are daughters, sons, grands and step-grands children of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion; eligibility dates are on the application; Legion membership not required.  

Non-Traditional Auxiliary Scholarship: $1,000, for continuing students who are members of the Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion.

Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship: $1,000, must be a Junior Auxiliary Member for the past three years and hold a 2013 membership card; this is a four-year award.

Department of Alaska – Richard D. Johnson Memorial: $1,000, for any high school senior who may not be able to get a scholarship and is ready to make a commitment  to post-secondary education.

Merrilyn Stock Memorial Scholarship: $500-$1,000; for continuing students who are members of the Legion family.

For applications check with high school counselor offices in Homer, Connections, Flex School, schools across the bay, Darlene at 235-6789, or the post at 235-8864. Several scholarships have a $500 Homer-winner award.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 Scholarships: $500; for high school senior C-B students; deadline is April 1.