Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Public budget meeting
to address school funding
Feb. 23: Homer High School Library, 5:30 p.m.
Parents, staff, students, business partners, community members and elected officials are invited to attend the public meetings. The district budget perspective, expenditures and revenues will be discussed, and the public will be able to have questions answered.
Feb. 11: Volleyball at Ninilchik, 4 p.m.
Feb. 13: Wrestling at Seward, 10 a.m.
Feb. 16: Volleyball at Chapman v. Nikolaevsk, 4 p.m.
Feb. 18: Volleyball at Skyview, 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 19: 1st/2nd trip to dentist office, 2-3 p.m.
Feb. 11: Homer Pickle Ball at Paul Banks, 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jake Parrett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 15-26: Second session swimming lessons: 10 lessons, 1-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. 25 students maximum for swimming lesson session. Call 226-1880 to reserve a spot.
Feb. 19: AVTEC guided tour in Seward for high school students. Tour will be from 10 a.m.-noon. For more information: avtec.edu/training-program-summary. To RSVP, contact Reubin Payne at email@example.com, or call Connections at 907-714-8880.
Fireweed Academy (all grades)
March 11 : Teacher in-service day, no school.
March 14-18 : Spring break, no school.
Fireweed Academy K-2)
Feb. 12: Islands and Oceans Discovery Lab, “Our Amazing Oceans”
Feb. 15-19: Fireweed Friendly Visit Week
March 4: Structures Exposition Field trip at Big Fireweed
March 7-10: Little Fireweed Swim Week
Fireweed Academy (3-6)
March 4: Structures Exposition, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Homer High School
Feb. 11: Girls C/JV Team at Seldovia v. CIA
Feb. 11: Homer Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament Girls – Ninilchik vs Bristol Bay, 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 11: HWC Basketball Tournament Boys – Ninilchik vs Bristol Bay, 5 p.m.
Feb. 11: HWC Basketball Tournament Girls – Homer vs Dimond JV, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 11: HWC Basketball Tournament Boys – Homer vs Unalaska, 8 p.m.
Feb. 12: Girls C/JV Team at Seldovia vs Unalaska
Feb. 12: HWC Basketball Tournament Girls – Ninichik vs Dimond JV, 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 12: HWC Basketball Tournament Boys – Ninilchik vs Unalaska, 5 p.m.
Feb. 12: HWC Basketball Tournament Girls – Homer vs Bristol Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 12: HWC Basketball Tournament Boys – Homer vs Bristol Bay, 8 p.m.
Feb. 13: Borough Nordic Ski race at Look Out, 11 a.m.
Feb. 13: HWC basketball skills competition 11 a.m.
Feb. 13: Girls C/JV Team at Seldovia vs Seldovia
Feb. 13: HWC BB Tourney Girls – Bristol Bay vs Dimond JV, 1 p.m.
Feb. 13: HWC BB Tourney Boys – Bristol Bay vs Unalaska, 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 13: HWC BB Tourney Girls – Homer vs Ninilchik, 4 p.m.
Feb. 13: HWC BB Tourney Boys – Homer vs Ninilchik, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 13: Winter Ball, 8-11 p.m.
Feb. 15-19: The PHAT team is presenting Sexual Health and Wellness from 2-3 p.m. Please contact the REC Room with any questions at 235-OPEN (6736) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homer Middle School
Through Feb. 19: Pennies for Pasta fundraiser.
Through Feb. 25: Turn in Box Tops for Education
Feb. 12: Volleyball at Nikiski, 3 p.m.
Feb. 12: Nordic Skiing Skyview Invitational at Skyview, 3 p.m.
Feb. 13: Mathletes compete in MATHCOUNTS Competition Series in Anchorage.
Feb. 16: Volleyball at Kenai, 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 19: Volleyball at Skyview, Homer vs Skyview 8th, 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 25: Volleyball at Homer, Mixed 6 vs Nikolaevsk, 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 12: Holy Day, no school.
Feb. 15: Holy Day, no school.
Feb. 17: Parent meeting at high school, 3:15 p.m.
McNeil Canyon Elementary School
Feb 11: Site Council Meeting, all parents welcome to attend, 3:30 p.m.
Feb 17: Substitute training will be held 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. People who live in Homer can attend via polycom in the Homer Middle School Professional Development room. This is a substitute training for anyone who would like to sub as a teacher, aide, tutor, secretary or custodian. This may be the last substitute training of the year. Contact Larissa Mika at email@example.com or 907-714-8888 to reserve a spot in the class
Feb. 18: Communinity Council meeting, 1 p.m. Will discuss final talent show plans and bussing issues. All parents welcome.
Feb 19: Books that Matter: 4-6th graders share meaningful books with K-3rd graders.
Feb 19: Nerd Day
Feb 19: Spelling Bee, 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 19: Movie Night, 6:30 p.m.
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.
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 headfirstlicelessons.org
Girls on the Run: Recruiting coaches for the spring 2016 season. For more information, contact sixth grade teacher Joanna Greene, or Haven House at 235-7712, ext. 227.
Feb. 18: Site Council Meeting, 3:45 p.m.
Paul Banks Elementary School
Through March 3: After school programs: gymnastics, art, Lego creations, outdoor explorers, Monday-Thursday, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Feb. 12: Read-A-Thon Pledges and Minutes due
Feb. 13: PTA Winter Carnival: food, games, face painting and more, 1-4 p.m.
Feb. 19: First grade field trip to the ice rink. Kindergarten field trip to the dog trainers.
April 1: First Friday Art Extravaganza, 5-7 p.m.
West Homer Elementary School
Through Feb. 8: Parents, staff and community members who could not attend the Feb. 3 meeting to discuss characteristics desired for a new principal are invited to fill out an input form available in the office. Forms can be returned no later than Monday, Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m. by fax, email or in-person.
Feb. 12: Holy Day, no school.
Feb. 15: Holy Day, no school.
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 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.
National Non-Traditional Auxiliary Scholarship, $1,000: For continuing students who are members of the Legion, Auxiliary, or S.A.L. (Legion Family). Deadline is March 1. 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.
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. Due last day of March.
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”
(1) $750 scholarship for a high school senior student (GPA no higher than 3.5). Contact Darlene 235-6789 or Post at 235-8864 for more information and/or applications.