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Student News:

Dana Olesch of Homer has been named to the Beloit College dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list a student must carry a semester grade point average of 3.4 or higher and take a minimum of three letter-graded courses. 

Sarah Cobb, Esther Knox and Carla Pherson, all of Ninilchik, are among more than 1,400 Bob Jones University students named to the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2013 semester. To qualify, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average.   

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Jan. 20: Vacation day.

Jan. 22: Early dismissal, 1:40 p.m.


Fireweed Academy (grades 2-6)

Jan. 17: Soup and bowl fundraiser.  


Homer High School

Jan. 16: Hockey at Wasilla.

Jan. 16-18: Basketball at Nikiski Tourney.

Jan. 17:  Hockey at Palmer.

Jan. 17-18: Skiing at Kenai.

Jan. 18: Hockey at Colony.


Homer Middle School

Jan. 17: Wrestling: Seldovia, Chapman, Ninilchik, Voznesenka at Homer, 10 a.m.

Jan. 24: Nordic Skiing Kenai Invitational, 3 p.m.

Jan. 25: Wrestling Nikiski Invitational, 10 a.m.


Kachemak Selo School

Jan. 20, 24: Parent-teacher conferences.


McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Jan. 16, 21, 23: Learning lab.


Nikolaevsk School

Jan. 17-18: Basketball Newhalen girls at Nikolaevsk 6 p.m.

Jan. 20: Basketball at Nikolaevsk boys vs Kodiak EES, 6 p.m.

Jan. 21: Basketball at Nilkolaevsk, girls JV 3 p.m., boys JV 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 22: Basketball at Nikolaevsk vs Nenana JV girls, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 23-25: Basketball Nikolaevsk Warrior Rumble.


Paul Banks Elementary School

Jan. 14: PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 20: No school.

Jan. 22: Early release.

Jan. 24: Paul Banks Shirt Day and Crazy Hat Day.



Jan. 20, 24: Parent-teacher conferences.


Susan B. English School

Jan. 23-25: Basketball at Cordova Tournament.


Voznesenka School

Jan. 20, 24: Parent-teacher conferences.


West Homer Elementary School

Jan. 16: Fifth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.

Jan. 21: Fifth-grade lband, 12:35 p.m.

Jan. 22: Sixth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

Jan. 23: Fifth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.

Jan. 23: Skiing, students will have ski gear checked by coaches and need to be picked up by 4 p.m.

Jan. 27: Sixth-grade band, 11:35 a.m.

Jan. 27: Skiing, students will ride the bus to Rogers Loop or Sunset. Pick your child up at the school by 5:30 p.m.


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