Homer High School

D.J. Marsengill and Halle E. Sinn

William Dale (D.J.) Marsengill, Jr. and Halle Elizabeth Sinn

Paul and Lara Fleenor and Jeff and Rose Sinn of Homer announce the engagement of their daughter, Halle Elizabeth Sinn, to D.J. Marsengill. The couple… Continue reading

D.J. Marsengill and Halle E. Sinn
Homer High School student Daniel Wiest’s volcano eruption preparedness kit consists of a five-gallon bucket with a resealable lid containing: emergency reference material outlining what to do in the case of an eruption, 10 dust masks, three sets of eye protection, five plastic drop cloths, a roll of painter’s tape, moist sanitizing towels, a manual can opener, pliers, a whistle, a first aid kit, a box of matches, heavy work gloves, small battery-powered radio, water purification tablets, a battery-powered flashlight and extra batteries. If appropriately used, the kit will reduce the chance of injury and damage to property by providing the necessary items and information to safely prepare after a volcanic eruption, says Wiest.

Homer student places second in Caring for Kenai

A Homer High School student has won second place and $1,100 in the 25th annual Caring for the Kenai environmental competition for his volcano eruption… Continue reading

Homer High School student Daniel Wiest’s volcano eruption preparedness kit consists of a five-gallon bucket with a resealable lid containing: emergency reference material outlining what to do in the case of an eruption, 10 dust masks, three sets of eye protection, five plastic drop cloths, a roll of painter’s tape, moist sanitizing towels, a manual can opener, pliers, a whistle, a first aid kit, a box of matches, heavy work gloves, small battery-powered radio, water purification tablets, a battery-powered flashlight and extra batteries. If appropriately used, the kit will reduce the chance of injury and damage to property by providing the necessary items and information to safely prepare after a volcanic eruption, says Wiest.

School Events

May 1: Early release day. May 4: School board meeting, Seward. June 1: School board meeting, Soldotna. June 2: School board planning session, Soldotna. Homer… Continue reading

School events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 27: Early release day. April 6: School board meeting, Soldotna.  May 1: Early release day. May 4: School board… Continue reading

A plaque at McNeil Canyon Elementary School proclaims the school a 2004 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon school.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

McNeil Canyon: grounded in community

When funding for a new school at McNeil Canyon was needed in 1981, the McNeil School Steering Committee created a marketing plan that included distribution… Continue reading

A plaque at McNeil Canyon Elementary School proclaims the school a 2004 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon school.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 2: School board meeting, 7 p.m. March 3: Interviews with district superintendent candidates. March 6: Inservice, no school.  Chapman… Continue reading

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Feb. 24: Public school district budget meeting, Homer High School library, 5:30 p.m. Scholarships • American Legion Auxiliary scholarships are… Continue reading

Outhouse racers compete last year at the Homer Winter Carnival. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Homer Winter Carnival: A Tradition for 61 Years

Feeling February’s chill now that the temperature has dropped?  Warm up with the 61st annual Homer Winter Carnival today through Sunday. This year’s theme, “Warm… Continue reading

Outhouse racers compete last year at the Homer Winter Carnival. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Students prove themselves, school employment ready

Once again, Homer High School was named “most employable school” in Kenai Peninsula Borough School District CTSO, Career Technical Student Organization, competition.  “I think Homer… Continue reading

Some more history to remember

Loved the 50th Anniversary issue of the Homer News. What a huge job, to go through all the old papers and print that wonderful history.… Continue reading

Mountainfilm fest opens Jan. 15

Mountainfilm fest opens Jan. 15 The annual Homer Mountainfilm festival opens next week with shows at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 and 7 p.m. Jan. 17… Continue reading

John Michael Kettell

John Michael Kettell

John Michael Kettell Aug. 22, 1974-Dec. 24, 2014 Longtime Homer resident, Mr. John Michael Kettell, 40, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2014, at his home in… Continue reading

John Michael Kettell
Tommie CarlinSchauer

‘Coach Tommie’ loses battle to cancer

Less than two months after a text alerting his sister, Linda Rourke, that he was in the hospital with an infection requiring surgery, Tommie CarlinSchauer,… Continue reading

Tommie CarlinSchauer

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Today: Caroling, grade 2, 10 a.m. Today: Christmas party, grades 2-4, 1 p.m. Dec. 19: End of second… Continue reading

Homer DDF team performs well at Eagle River

Eighteen members of the Homer High School debate, drama and forensics team are back from a multi-school meet at Eagle River High School last weekend.… Continue reading

Choir members sing during a 2007 rehearsal of “The Messiah”  at Homer High School, the last time the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra performed Handel’s oratorio.-Homer News file photo

Hallelujah! Community sings together again

Feel like singing? This Monday at the Homer High School Winter Concert an old tradition will make an encore — and the community is invited… Continue reading

Choir members sing during a 2007 rehearsal of “The Messiah”  at Homer High School, the last time the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra performed Handel’s oratorio.-Homer News file photo
State’s high cost of living  makes financial hardships common on peninsula

State’s high cost of living makes financial hardships common on peninsula

As a community we are identifying the best ways to support and increase family well-being. When families get the support they need and are resilient,… Continue reading

State’s high cost of living  makes financial hardships common on peninsula

Wrestlers end regular season at Kenai

The Mariners wrestling team traveled to Kenai for the Luke Spruill Memorial Tourney on Nov. 25. Nikiski, Soldotna and host team Kenai were present.  Homer… Continue reading

Annual Nutcracker Faire set for Saturday, Sunday

The Homer Council on the Arts annual Nutcracker Faire runs 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Homer High School.  The Nutcracker Faire… Continue reading

Nanwalek School gets needed ‘techno’ boost

Nanwalek School is one of 114 schools in the nation and the only one in Alaska to receive an Apple grant as part of the… Continue reading

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