Paul Banks Elementary School

Kindergarteners craft Christmas gift wish lists

’Tis the season for giving, and, if you’re a kindergartner, the season for dreaming about Santa Claus and his sleigh full of toys. Kindergarten students… Continue reading


Rylyn Todd. (Photo provided)

More than just a senior service project: High school students mentor at Paul Banks

While some students at Homer High School may complain about the 40 hours of community service that must be completed before graduating, many find it… Continue reading


Alonzo Lang helps his 5-year-old daughter, Payton, create a violin out of cardboard during a craft night at Paul Bank Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at the school in Homer, Alaska. The project is part of the school’s Preludes Violin Program, which teaches first and second grade students musicianship and the host of skills that come with it. Students start out with the cardboard violins before graduating to the real instruments later in the year. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Paul Banks students get started on another year of Preludes Violin Program

While most students are busy this time of year breaking in their crayons and calculators, some at Paul Banks Elementary School are gearing up to… Continue reading