School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

April 16: Early dismissal, 1:40 p.m.

April 18: Vacation day.


Chapman School

Students of the quarter: Pre-K Valerie McAnnelly and Carter Drake, kindergarten Carter Woodhead, grade 1 Kylee Akee, grade 2 Nikole Drake, grade 3 Isabella Jansen, grade 4 Tyson Overson, grade 5 Miranda Inman, grade 6 Savannah Jansen, grade 6 Wayne Newman, grade 8 Tyler Johnson.

Through today: Student testing.

April 11: Math Meet, grades 6-8.

April 15: Lifetouch school pictures; only those students who have returned picture packets with money will have their photos taken.

April 15: Kindergarten to Pratt Museum.

April 15-16: Grades 4-5 to Seward.

April 16: Early release 1:40 p.m., no afternoon pre-K.

April 17: Kindergarten to Pratt Museum.


Fireweed Academy (all grades)

April 11: Hallo Bay presentation with guest speaker Smyra Tabak, 1 p.m.


Homer High School

The following students have qualified with a “superior” rating for the state solo and ensemble festival in Anchorage next month: Brandon Beachy, snare drum; Miles Catlin, horn; Andrew Doughty, turmpet, Owen Duffy, trombone; Robert Hockema and Patrick Latimer, tenor sax duet; Zak Holschen, bass clarinet; and Marissa Lind, flute.

April 11: HHS Spring Swing, 7 p.m.

April 12: ACS test, 8 a.m.

April 12: Prom, 8 p.m.


Homer Middle School

April 11: HMS Math Meet, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., grades 6-7 throughout school district.

April 16: Early release.

April 17: Kenai Invitational, 3 p.m.


McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Through April 11: National Volunteer Week.

Today: Drama Club.

Today: Learning lab.

Today: Site council, 3:30 p.m.

Today: Deadline for nominations of parent representatives to the McNeil Canyon Site Council. Contact the office for more information.

April 14: Programming camp.

April 15: Learning lab.

April 16: Early release.

April 17: Drama club.

April 17: Kindergarten and new student registration, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

April 17: Kindergarten open house, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

April 17: Learning lab.

Nikolaevsk School

April 12: Saturday school.


Paul Banks Elementary School

Through today: Kindergarten and new student registration for 2014-2015 school year, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Today: Title I pre-K screening.

April 12: PTA Spring Fling Festival.

April 15: Spring Musical, “The Cheese Stands Alone, 1 p.m., Mariner Theatre.

April 15: PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m. 


Susan B. English School

April 15: Parents Advisory Committee meeting, 7 p.m.


West Homer Elementary School

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

April 11: Ice cream social, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

April 12: Field trip, Worsfold’s class, Pratt Museum, 12:30-3 p.m.

April 14: Sixth-grade band, 11:35 a.m.

April 14: Second graders to West, 1-2:30 p.m.

April 15: Field trip, Heimbuch’s class, Pratt Museum, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

April 15: Field trip, Maslow’s class, Pratt Museum, 12:30-3 p.m.

April 15: Fifth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

April 16: Field trip, Moreth’s class, Pratt Museum, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

April 16 Spring pictures, 9-11:30 a.m.

April 16: Sixth-grade band, 12:35 p.m.

April 16 Awards assembly, 12:45-1:45 p.m.

April 16: Early release.

April 17: Orca Olympics, 1-3 p.m.

April 17: Fifth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.


Scholarships, contests, etc.

Boys State: Must be a high school junior to apply. Boys State educates young men in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. Interviews will be at the Homer High School counselor’s office. If you do not attend Homer High, contact us for interview place and times. Boys State will be held June 7-14 at the Wilderness Lodge at St. Therese’s Camp near Wasilla. Interviews for Boys State also will be held mid–April also. Deadline to apply is April 20. Scholarships are available for students attending these two camps, as well as on-line college course discounts. There is an opportunity to go to Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. The program is sponsored by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary and this organization will pay all your travel expenses to and from camp and your registration fee. Applications may be picked up at schools and at the American Legion Post in Homer. For more information, visit or contact Bill at 235-6789 or Post 16 at 235-8864.