School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Oct. 14: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m.


Chapman School

Sept. 20: Soccer vs Nikiski at Nikiski, 3 p.m., leave school at 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 27: PreK visit dentist office.

Oct. 1: Basketball begins.


Fireweed Academy (grades K-2)

Oct. 9: School picture day, 9 a.m.

Oct. 11: Salmon egg take at Anchor River, 12:30-2:30 p.m.


Fireweed Academy (grades 3-6)

Sept 26: Harvest Festival, room 105, West Homer Campus. 

Sept 26: Open house, time TBA.


Flex School

NOTE: FFA meets Monday-Wednesday, 2-3 p.m. Homer High School and Connections students are welcome.


Homer High School

Sept. 20: Dive meet in Kenai.

Sept. 20: Varsity, JV and C-team volleyball vs. Nikiski in Homer beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 21: Swim meet in Kenai.

Sept. 21: Dive meet in Chugiak.

Sept. 21: Homer XC relays at Lookout Mountain Ski Trails.

Sept. 21: Football at Soldotna, JV at noon, varsity at 3 p.m.

Sept. 27: Soldotna swim-dive pentathlon.

Sept. 28: XC Regions at Seward.

Sept. 28: Homecoming.

Sept. 28: Football vs. Lathrop at Homer.

Oct. 5: State XC championships at Bartlett.


Homer Middle School

Sept. 20: Cross-country Running Kenai Invitational, 3-5:30 p.m.

Sept. 20: Soccer, Soldotna’s White Team, in Homer, 3-4 p.m.

Sept. 24: First round of borough soccer tournament.

Sept. 27: Cross-country running, at Nikiski, boroughs, noon-4 p.m.

Sept. 28: Soccer finals of borough tournament, Homer. 


Kachemak Selo School

Sept. 27: Vacation day.


McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Volunteer opportunities: Be a “magic marker” for the Mileage Club; serve as a room representative.

Note: Fresh carrots will be available from the fifth-grade class this month. The students will dig and sell local carrots as a fundraiser for field trips. They are $3 a pound; a 5-pound minimum order is recommended.

Today: Learning lab.

Today: School store open.

Today: Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Sept. 20: Family Game Night, 7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 24: Learning lab.

Sept. 24: Spotlight lunch honoring students Ellen Barrett, Kiril Basargin, Micah Delauter, Julian Kuzmin, Michael Reutov, Ry Sheffer, Faith Latham, Nathan Overson, Jakob Murphy, Alexander LeBlanc, Mira Davoudlarian, Branden Huffman, Colin Shero, Levi Skalisky, Adeline Berry, Niya Brown, Marina Greear and Oriana Mahoney. Parents are welcome to join their child and the principal for lunch, 11:25 a.m.   

Sept. 26: Learning lab.

Sept. 26: School store open.

Sept. 27: Holy day.

Sept. 30: Picture day; siblings from 11-11:30 a.m.

Oct. 1: Learning lab.

Oct. 3: Learning lab.

Oct. 3: School store open.

Oct. 5: Garage sale; $10 to rent half a table, $20 for full table. A sixth-grade table will accept donations of clean items in good shape; a bake sale will be held in conjunction with the garage sale and donations are welcomed.


Paul Banks Elementary School

NOTE: Ongoing PTA fundraisers that help support the school. Ask the office for more information. 

Today: School pictures. Picture packet will be sent home with students closer to picture day, Re-takes will be Oct. 29. 

Oct. 2: Custodian’s Day.


Razdolna School

Sept. 27: Vacation day.


Voznesenka School

Today: Football at Nikiski.

Sept. 25: Football at Monroe.

Sept. 27: Vacation day.

Oct. 4: Football vs Eielson at Homer, 5:30 p.m.


West Homer Elementary School

Sept. 20: Student pictures; a packet will be sent home with each student before this date; families can sign up and pay on line at; music room, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sept. 23: Sixth-grade band, 11:35 p.m.

Sept. 24: Fifth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

Sept. 25: Sixth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

Sept. 26: Fifth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.

Sept. 30: Sixth-grade band, 11:35 a.m.


Contests, Scholarships

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 Nov. 15. 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 Nov. 15. Call Jennifer, 399-7572.