Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
March 1: Iditaread starts. Contact Kristin Metz at 226-1880 for more information.
March 1: ACT testing at the Homer Connections office, 8:15 a.m.
March 2: Homer Rock Climbing at the Bay Club. 1:30 p.m. Contact Jake Parrett at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
March 4: Homer Rock Climbing at the Bay Club. 3:30-5 p.m. Contact Jake Parrett at email@example.com for more information.
March 10: High School Eligibility due.
March 11: End of quarter.
March 14-18 : Spring break. Homer and Seward office closed, Soldotna office will remain open.
Fireweed Academy (all grades)
March 8: APC meeting in room 103, 4:30 p.m.
March 11 : Teacher in-service day, no school.
March 14-18 : Spring break, no school.
Fireweed Academy K-2)
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.
March 7: Guest speaker Coowe Walker from KBRR
March 29: Field trip – Mud Bay
Homer High School
March 2-5: Homer High hosts Region II basketball tournament.
March 3: JV and varsity boys and girls basketball at Grace, 3, 4:30, 6, 7:30 p.m.
March 3: Baseball parent meeting in library, 6 p.m.
March 4: JV and varsity boys and girls basketball at Houston, 3, 4:30, 6, 7:30 p.m.
March 5: JV and varsity boys and girls basketball at ACS, 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30, 4 p.m.
March 5: SAT Test, 7:30 a.m.
Pennies for Patients: The Pennies for Patients fundraiser for children’s cancer research 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 Middle School
March 4: 8th grade registration for 9th grade classes.
March 4: 7th grade bully awareness and prevention survey.
March 4: Activity Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
March 8: Music in Our Schools at Homer Mariner Theater, 6 p.m.
March 9: 8th grade bully awareness and prevention survey.
March 11: End of quarter, no school.
March 14-18: Spring break, no school.
McNeil Canyon Elementary School
March 8: Music in Our Schools at Homer Mariner Theater 6 p.m.
March 14-18: Spring break, no school.
March. 17-18: Safe Sitter class at South Peninsula Hospital for 11-14 year olds. Pre-registration is required. Call Bonita Banks, 235-0285.
Safe Sitters learn what to do when a child chokes, how to entertain children and keep them safe, safety for the sitter, how and when to call for emergency help, babysitting business skills and basic child care skills.
March. 21-31: Parents volunteers needed for swimming for K-3 to spend an hour in pool every day for a week. Parents would not be coaching, but are an extra pair of eyes for safety. Volunteers will receive a swim pass or one session of summer swimming lessons. Contact Laura for more information or to sign up.
March 25: Report cards home.
Geography bee winner update: Matfey Reutov qualified to compete at the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee in Anchorage on April 1.
Spelling bee winners: Eryn Field won the McNeil Canyon spelling bee. Blaise Banks won runner-up. Eryn will go on to compete in the State Spelling Bee on March 22.
Paul Banks Elementary School
Through March 7: Artist in the Schools with Marie Alexson: “Spirit Flags”: Movement and Visual Art
March 11 : End of quarter. Teacher in-service day, no school.
April 1: First Friday Art Extravaganza, 5-7 p.m.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington State University – President’s Honor Roll
John Basil Hannan is listed on the president’s honor roll for WSU’s fall 2015 semester.
The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students who stand above the rest with excellent academic performance. To be eligible for the honor roll, undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine graded hours in a single term at WSU and earn a grade point average of 3.75 or earn a 3.50 cumulative GPA based on 15 cumulative hours of graded work.
KPBSD employees receive 2016 ASTE Technology Leadership Award
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District programmer Casey Olson and analyst and Seward High School principal Trevan Walker are two of three statewide recepients of the Alaska Society for Technology in Education Leadership Award. Award recepients must demonstrate true technology integration and a positive impact on teaching and learning in Alaska, according to a press release from KPBSD. Olson received the Technology Support of the Year award, while Walker was named 2016 Administrator of the Year.
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 for the following. 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. Return completed application to your nearest American Legion Post or American Legion Auxiliary. Deadline is March 1, 2016
National Non-Traditional Auxiliary Scholarship, $1,000: For continuing students who are members of the Legion, Auxiliary, or S.A.L. (Legion Family). Deadline March 1, 2016. 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.
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. Return your completed application to the nearest American Legion Post or American Legion Auxiliary. Deadline is March 1, 2016.
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, 2016.
Merrilyn Stock Memorial Scholarship, $500-$1,000: For continuing students (no matter what age) who are members of the Legion Family. Due last day of March 2016.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 Scholarships, $500 award: High School Seniors (student GPA 2 to 3.5), Deadline is April 10, 2016.
American Legion Auxiliary Robert Turkington Memorial Scholarship “Make Hay While The Sun Shines”
(1) $750 Scholarship for a high school senior student (GPA no higher than 3.5). Contact Darlene 235-6789 or Post @ 235-8864 for more information and/or applications. Several of the State and National scholarships have a $500 (Homer winner) award.