Paul Banks

Smith: Let’s own our community

As if it were cemented in time, the earliest memory of my entry to Homer, in 1974, is canvased onto the outside wall of the… Continue reading


Paul Banks says thanks

Paul Banks staff and students would like to thank the Homer Animal Friends for providing our school with a subscription to Kind News. We appreciate… Continue reading


High school students join Paul Banks kids at recess

On April 14, six Homer High School students attended Paul Banks Elementary recess. The high school students, Sam Draves, Drew Brown, Ian Lowe, Patrick Rainwater,… Continue reading


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

Paul Banks Peanuts say thanks

The staff and students at Paul Banks Elementary would like to thank the Homer Foundation, with support from the KLEPS Fund, for the generous grant… Continue reading

Students still talking about field trip

The teachers and students of Paul Banks would like to thank the Homer Fire Department and Police Department for hosting a field trip to help… Continue reading

Namesake celebrated

At Paul Banks Elementary School’s first “Paul Banks Day,” Sept. 16, the K-2 students, faculty, staff and visitors celebrated the school’s namesake, the late Paul… Continue reading

Cline signs Paul Banks book Saturday at Homer Bookstore

Dorothy “Dotty” Cline signs her new book, “Paul Banks: Alaskan Musical Man” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Bookstore. Banks was a… Continue reading

New Paul Banks book honors school’s namesake

Paul Banks Elementary School celebrates “Paul Banks Day” on Sept. 16. During a 1 p.m. assembly, author Dotty Cline will present her new book “Paul… Continue reading

Students learn from artist

Paul Banks Elementary was fortunate to have Jimmy Riordan, an Alaska artist and bookmaker in our school this spring. We learned techniques and skills for… Continue reading

26 southern peninsula school faculty leaving

It isn’t only students, moving from one grade to another, whose lives are changing with the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Retirements and resignations… Continue reading

Homer teacher honored for work

One of five Kenai Peninsula Borough teachers named as this year’s “BP Teachers of Excellence,” Barbra Ann Veeck of West Homer Elementary School, has gone… Continue reading

Paul Banks challenges Little Peanuts

As a mother of two young children (ages 6 and 4), I know that finding child care and/or a pre-school in the Homer area can… Continue reading

Thanks for Childhood Wellness Fair

A big thank you to all of the sponsors of the Early Childhood Wellness Fair which was part of the larger Rotary Health Fair held… Continue reading

Three Homer-area schools earn state honors

Forty-nine schools have been identified as 2013 Alaska Reward Schools in honor of their student achievement, with two categories recognized: highest performing and high progress.… Continue reading

Homecoming a community event

There was definitely a buzz of community energy at Homer High School Mariner homecoming events Friday and Saturday. “All that jazz” was the theme of… Continue reading

Paul Banks thanks SBS

Thank you Spenard Builders Supply for donating lumber to Paul Banks Elementary to build benches for the staff, parents and students of our school.  On… Continue reading

Students guided in creative process

Paul Banks Elementary was fortunate to host former Homer resident Gail Baker, art maker, for a two-week artist in the school program last month. Connecting… Continue reading

Paul Banks appreciates Mariners

The Paul Banks staff would like to thank Amy Christianson and the members of the Homer High DDF team that took time out of the… Continue reading

Abraham to retire after 11 years at Paul Banks

After 11 years as principal of Paul Banks Elementary School, Benny Abraham is hanging up his hat. Abraham has announced his plans to retire at… Continue reading