School Events

Chapman School

Feb. 26: Volleyball tournament at Chapman.

Fireweed Academy (all grades)

March 11 : Teacher inservice day, no school.

March 14-18 : Spring break, no school

Fireweed Academy K-2)

Feb. 26: Field trips to Alaska Aquaponics and Nomad Shelters

March 4: Structures Exposition Field trip at Big Fireweed

March 7-10: Swim week

Fireweed Academy (3-6)

March 4: Structures Exposition, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Homer High School

Feb. 25: Nordic ski championships at Kincaid Park, 12 p.m.

Feb. 25: Hockey awards banquet in commons, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 26: Nordic ski championships at Kincaid Park, 11 a.m.

Feb. 26: Senior night for basketball. Boys JV, 4:30 p.m.; boys varsity, 6 p.m.; girls varsity, 7:30 p.m. Girls JV cancelled.

Feb. 26: Ocean Bowl Competition in Seward.

Feb. 27: Nordic ski championships at Kincaid Park, 11 a.m.

Feb. 27: Ocean Bowl Competition in Seward.

March 1: ACT test, 8:25 a.m. Juniors and seniors taking the test will need a calculator and a snack for the short break. Tests held in B102, B109 and the library – students were assigned their test location at the Feb. 24 pretest session.

Pennies for Patients: The Pennies for Patients fundraiser for children’s cancer research starts this week and goes until spring break. Pennies and nickels are positive and everything else is negative. Keep your class bucket in the positive numbers while bringing other classes into negative numbers. The buckets will be at the front counter. For questions, please see Riley Walls.

Homer Flex

March 1: Staff PBIS meeting, 3:30 p.m.

March 1-4: Careers Exploration, 2-3 p.m.

Homer Middle School

Feb. 25: Last day to turn in Box Tops for Education.

Feb. 25: Volleyball at Homer, Mixed 6 vs Nikolaevsk, 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 27: Borough Finals Volleyball Tournament TBA, 10 a.m.

Feb. 27: Borough Finals Cross Country Skiing Tournament, 10 a.m.

March 11: End of quarter, no school.

March 14-18: Spring break, no school

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Through February: Love of Reading celebration continues. Keep reading so the Love of Reading dragon can grow more scales.

Feb. 25: Spotlight lunch for February Spotlight students and parents, 11:15 a.m. Parents should meet their students by the dragon. If parents plan on eating a hot lunch, notify the school office and bring money to pay for an adult lunch, $4.25, plus $0.60 for milk.

Feb. 25: Talent show dress rehearsals, right after school. All props and CDs need to be at rehearsal.

Feb. 26: Talent Show, 6:30 p.m. Doors open and silent auction begins at 6 p.m. Pies and cakes for the silent auction and baked good for the bake sale are needed.

Feb. 26: Snow Fiesta in the afternoon. Parents are welcome to join. Hot chocolate servers needed.

Check your child for head lice: There have been multiple cases of head lice in our school in various grades. Be aware of excessive itching and check your child’s head if you suspect a problem. Teach your child not to share hats, combs, or other personal items and discourage head-to-head contact. If your child has head lice, wash hair with a medicated shampoo and comb carefully with a fine-tooth comb to remove all the nits (eggs). Wash clothing and sheets in hot water. Vacuum furniture and car. Non-washable items can be placed in a plastic bag for two weeks. For more information, see

Paul Banks Elementary School

Through March 3: After school programs: gymnastics, art, Lego creations, outdoor explorers, Monday-Thursday, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

April 1: First Friday Art Extravaganza, 5-7 p.m.

West Homer Elementary School

Feb. 25: Principal interviews in the WHES school library, 4 p.m.


Students from Anchor Point, Nikolaevsk and south across Kachemak Bay, East End Road, and Connections are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Check the deadlines. Applications are available at your local high school counselor’s office and at the American Legion Mile 2.5 East Road, Homer.

National President’s Scholarship, $1,500 plus: Award is gifted to high school seniors who are daughters, sons, greats and step-great children of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. Deadline is March 1.

National Non-Traditional Auxiliary Scholarship, $1,000: For continuing students who are members of the Legion, Auxiliary, or S.A.L. (Legion Family). Thinking about going back to college – this one is for you. Return your completed application to the nearest American Legion Post or American Legion Auxiliary. Deadline is March 1.

Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship, $1,000: Must be a Junior Auxiliary Member for past three years and hold a membership card for the current (2016) year. A four-year award. Deadline is March 1.

Department of Alaska – Richard D. Johnson Memorial, $1,000: For any high school senior who may not be able to get a scholarship and are ready to make a commitment to post-secondary education. Deadline is March 30.

Merrilyn Stock Memorial Scholarship, $500-$1,000: For continuing students (no matter what age) who are members of the Legion Family. Deadline is March 30.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 Scholarships, $500 award: High School Seniors (student GPA 2 to 3.5), Deadline is April 10.

American Legion Auxiliary Robert Turkington Memorial Scholarship “Make Hay While The Sun Shines” 

Contact Darlene 235-6789 or Post @ 235-8864 for info.