School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

May 6: School board meeting, 7-9 p.m., Soldotna. 

Pre-Kindergarden Title I Assessments

Children who will be four years old by Sept. 1 have an opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten classes at their local area school in the fall. To qualifys, parents and guardians must:

1. Contact their local area school to scheule a Pre-K assessment;

2. Complete a Pre-K application available at the school office or on the web at;

3. Return the application to your neighborhood school office during school hours and schedule your child’s assessment prior to the date for your neighborhood school.

Screening dates are:

May 9: Chapman, 235-8671;

May 16: Paul Banks Elementary, 226-1801.

Chapman School

Third quarter honor roll: Katrina Appelhanz, Jonny Bice, Luke Clutts, Kylie Cortez, Luciano Fasulo, Diana Gaedecke, Brittney Harshfield, Finn Heimbold, Mya Houglum, Faith Jackson, Savannah Jansen, Julianna Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Kalen Molodih, Wayne Newman, Jamie Parish, Jacob Roberts, Allison Wells, Kyle Wells.

Third quarter all-A honor roll: Garrett Cooper, Andy Drake, Cora Parish, Fawna Johnson, Shelly Johnson.

Perfect attendance: Aidan Gaedecke, Diana Gaedecke, Mischa Slaughter.

Third quarter students of the quarter: Gracey Bradshaw, Zayne Adams, Samson Isaac, Brooke Shafer, Anna Neland, Kylie Cortez, Faith Jackson, Kalen Molodih, Jack Heimbold, Ashley Gentry.

May 3-4: Borough track meet in Homer.

May 4: Garage-bake sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

May 6-10: Teacher and staff appreciation week.

May 6-10: Swimming, grades 3-4.

May 7: Homer coastal studies field trip, grades 1-2.

May 7: Chapman Student Film Festival, includes films entered in the district-wide film festival and Chapman seventh-graders’ first-prize film at the secondary level; the public is invited to attend; 6-7 p.m.

May 9: Field trip to First National Bank, kindergarten.

May 9: Pre-kindergarten assessments.

Fireweed Academy

May 4: May Day Celebration, fundraiser.

May 8: Regular APC meeting at Little Fireweed, 4:30 p.m.

Little Fireweed (grades K-2)

May 7: Moving-up Day for second grade to Fireweed 3-6.

Big Fireweed (grades 3-6)

May 4: May Day celebration, fundraiser.

Flex School

May 10: Third annual ‘First Friday’ event showcasing various forms of student art including ceramics, live performances, writing, photography and woodworking; 5-7 p.m. 

May 19: Graduation, Land’s End Resort 5 p.m.

Homer High School

May 2: Deadline to register for June 1 SAT.

May 3: Deadline to register for June 8 ACT.

May 3: Brahms Requiem conducted by Mark Robinson, featuring the Homer High School Concert Choir and the Kenai Peninsula Community Chorus, accompanied by members of the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra at Kenei Central High School; $18 general, $15 seniors, $12 Raven Club, $7 youth available at River City Books in Soldotna and the Homer Bookstore; 7:30 p.m.

May 4: SAT exam, 8 a.m.

May 4: Brahms Requiem (see May 3); Mariner Theatre; 7:30 p.m.

May 5: Brahms Requiem (see May 3); Mariner Theatre, 3 p.m.   

Homer Middle School

May 3-4: Borough track meet, hosted by Skyview and Nikiski.

May 6: Sixth-grade parents and student information meeting, 6-7 p.m.

May 9: Spring concert, Mariner Theatre, 7 p.m.

Kachemak Selo School

May 6-10: Vacation.

McNeil Canyon
Elementary School

Today: Spring concert, 6:30 p.m.

May 3: Hawaii Day.

May 6-10: Holy Day.

May 6-10: Teacher and staff appreciation week.

May 9: Fourth grade band assembly, 1:30 p.m.

May 9: Site council, 3:30 p.m.

Nikolaevsk School

May 6-10: Vacation.

Paul Banks Elementary School

May 2-3: Kindergarten screening.

May 7: Staff appreciation.

May 8: Nurse’s Day.

May 10: Beach day.

May 14: PTA meeting.

May 16: Title I pre-school screening.

May 17: Spirit day.

May 22: Activity day and sack lunch picnic.

Razdolna School

May 6-10: Vacation.

Voznesenka School

May 6-10: Vacation week.

West Homer
Elementary School

May 1-3: Field trip, Wilderness Lodge, fifth-grade students. 

May 2: Sixth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.

May 3: Math meet, Seward.

May 6: Fifth-grade band, 12:10 p.m.

May 6: Theater club, 3 p.m.

May 7: Sixth-grade band, 12:20 p.m.

May 8: Fifth-grade band, 11:20 a.m.

May 9: Sixth-grade band, 2:40 p.m.

May 9: PTO meeting, 6:30 p.m.


Icicle Seafoods, Inc., Homer, will grant up to three $500 scholarships. They are open to any graduating student from the Ninilchik, Anchor Point, Seldovia and Homer areas. Interested students need to submit a cover letter and resume with references to their school counselor. Students do not have to be A or B students to be considered. The committee may desire to award scholarships to students showing promise of success. Applications must be submitted by May 6 to a school counselor. Personal interviews may be conducted and, if so, applicants will be notified of the date and place of interview.   

The International Pacific Halibut Commission funds several merit scholarships to support university, technical college and other post-secondary education. Generally, a single scholarship valued at $2,000 per year will be awarded. Scholarships are renewable annually for the normal four-year period of undergraduate education, subject to maintenance of satisfactory academic performance. For information, contact Eva Luna at (206) 634-1838, ext. 7661, or Bruce Leaman, ext. 7672. Applications must be postmarked by June 28 and mailed to: International Pacific Halibut Commission, 2320 W. Commodore Way, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98199-1287. Applications may be downloaded at

Applications for the 2013 Student Art Scholarship are now available at Ptarmigan Arts, 471 Pioneer Ave., on the gallery’s website,, and on the Homer Foundation’s website, Details can be found on the guidelines page pertaining to who is eligible, amount granted and how to apply. The deadline for artwork and aplications to be dropped off at the gallery is May 3.