School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District


Chapman School 

May 3: Title-1 Pre-Kindergarten screening.


Fireweed Academy (all grades)

May 1: May Day celebration at Little Fireweed, 12-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

May 4: Early release day; school out at 1:30 p.m.

May 16: Picnic and play day at Kiki’s house.

May 18: Last day of school.


Fireweed Academy (K-2)

May 4: Step-up visit day to Big Fireweed for 2nd graders.

May 5-6: Spring trip to Ageya Wilderness Center.

May 13: K-2 closing celebration, potluck and promotion ceremony.


Fireweed Academy (3-6)

April 21: Starlab in West Homer Elementary library.

April 22: Ray Troll performance and art class.

April 29: Mud Bay field trip.

April 29: Guest speakers: Rotary exchange students.

May 2: Guest speaker: Daniel Perry, violinist.

May 3-6: 6th grade field trip to Talkeetna.

May 9-11: 3rd-5th grade fieldtrip to Port Graham.


Homer Flex

April 25-29: Artist in the Schools with Melisse Reichman.

May 4: Flex Phoenix Award breakfast, 8 p.m.

May 6: 6th Annual Flex First Friday, time TBA.

May 12-13: Seward field trip.

May 18: Eligibility due.

May 18: Last day of school for students.


Homer High School

April 22: Track at Kenai Invite, 1:30 p.m.

April 22: Homer Middle School track meet at high school track, 3:30 p.m.

April 22: Varsity girls and boys soccer at Kodiak, 5 and 7 p.m.

April 23: Track at Kenai Invite, 1:30 p.m.

April 23: Baseball at SoHi. JV, 12p.m.; varsity, 3 p.m.

April 23: Varsity girls and boys soccer at Kodiak, 3 and 5 p.m.

April 25: Voznesenka soccer vs Nikiski at Homer High School field, 4 p.m.  

April 25: Spring concert, 7 p.m.


Homer Middle School 

April 22: Track; Homer Invitational, 3:30 p.m.

April 26: Mass Band at Skyview Middle School.

April 29: Track; Seward Invitational.


McNeil Canyon Elementary School

April 22: Dress Like a Teacher Day.

April 25: Homer Middle School staff and ambassadors present information to 6th graders during school day.

April 25: Homer Middle School parent meeting in McNeil Canyon Library, 6:30 p.m.

April 27: Science fair.

April 28: Spotlight lunch. 

April 28: Site council meeting, 3:30 p.m. 

April 29: Student council election. 

May 4: Early release.

May 5: Volunteer lunch, 11:50 a.m.

May 5: Spring program, 6:30 p.m.

Site Council Elections: 

Nominations for parent representatives to the McNeil Canyon Site Council are being accepted until April 10. There are openings for a one-year term and a two-year term. Elections will be held the evening of the spring concert, May 5th. Please contact the office with questions, interest in serving on the Site Council or a nomination.

Kindergarten and new student registration: 

It’s time to register for the 2016-2017 school year. New kindergartners must be five years old on or before September 1, 2016. Immunization records and birth certificate are required at registration.

Registration will be held on April 14th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Kindergarten students are invited to visit the classroom from 10:20 – 11:20 a.m. and stay for recess (accompanied by an adult) and lunch from 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. You can either bring your own lunch or purchase a school lunch for $2.85 (children) and $4.25 (adults.) 

It is important for the school to know how many kindergarten and new students they are going to have next year for staffing purposes. If you are unable to register your child on the dates indicated, please call the school office and let us know your child plans on attending McNeil Canyon this fall.


Paul Banks Elementary School

April 4-29: Swim lessons: Every class has one week of swim lessons. 

April 4-28: PTA After School Programs start. Including: Little League Baseball, Outdoor Explorers, LEGO creators, Zumba and Cardboard Inventions. 


Homer student makes Oregon State University honor roll 

India V. Bloom, a junior public health major from Homer, earned a place on the Scholastic Honor Roll for winter term at Oregon State University with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, according to a press release from OSU. 

To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 unites of course work during the term. 


KBC students receive nursing certification

The Kachemak Bay Campus – Kenai Peninsula College is proud to announce that the following students have completed their training this semester to earn their state certification as a certified nursing assistant. KBC’s certified nursing assistant class was taught by adjunct instructor Halee Bradshaw, RN with support from South Peninsula Hospital staff and South Peninsula Hospital Foundation.

Certified nursing assistants: Abigail Brant, Sara Douglas, Jenna Kilcher, Jessica Moore, Daniel Querfeld, Anastasia Snegirev, Tamara Van Vliet, Shy Walter, Maria Kulikov and Brooke De Vaney.


Toyota and Discovery Education annouce Homer students as finalists in national TeenDrive365 video challenge 

Three 12th-grade students at Homer High School triumphed over more than 1,500 entrants from across the country – the highest number of submissions ever received in the competition’s 5-year history – to be one of the top ten finalists in the annual Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge. The three teens are Liam Somers, Johann Kallelid, and Lyndsay Brown. Now through April 25, these top ten videos will be posted online for the public to vote for the People’s Choice Winner, as well as inspire other teens across the nation to drive more safely and avoid risky behavior.

To view and vote for their video, The People’s Choice Winner will receive a $5,000 prize and a behind-the-scenes trip to a taping of a Velocity network show.


KPBSD Title 1 Pre-Kindergarten screening

Children who will be four years old by September 1, 2016, have an opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten classes at their local area school in the fall. To qualify for the classes, parents and guardians must contact their local area school to schedule a Pre-K assessment, and complete an application prior to the school screening appointment date.

Parent or guardian action steps:

1.    Contact local attendance area school for times and testing locations.

2.    Complete a Pre-K application. The school office in your attendance area will provide applications, or find one at 

3.    Return the application to your neighborhood school office during school hours.

4.    Schedule your child’s assessment prior to the date for your neighborhood school. 

6.    For more information about Title I KPBSD programs:


 Girassol Learning Center and Art Studio now taking students

Girassol offers early preschool, preschool, and after school programs for school age children. The center combines Montessori, Constructivism theory and Reggio Emilia teaching approaches in their programs and is licensed by the state of Alaska. Open year-round, even on school breaks.

Located at Christian Community Church, 3838 Bartlett St., Homer. 

Preschool programs:

Early preschool: ages 2 and 3 years

Preschool: ages 3 1/2 to 5 years

Preschool is offered 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with flexible pick-up and drop-off times. Half day, up to four hours: $35/day. Full day, over four hours: $45/day. Preschool taught by Julie Schaw. 

After school programs: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. $20/day.

Art: Kids recreate the masters and make the classics their own. Art is displayed in the children’s section of the Homer public library and the South Peninsula Hospital’s pediatric ward. Taught by Drue Smith and Rosana Moyer.

Lego club: Taught by Kevin Lahaie.

Girassol Learning Center and Art Studio is owned and administrated by Rosana Moyer. For more information or to sign up for the preschool, after school programs or summer program, call 907-299-4733 or email