Graduate Virginia Orth walks back to her car with her parents, April and David Orth, after receiving her diploma during the Connections Homeschool Class of 2020 graduation at Soldotna Elementary School in Soldotna, Alaska on May 21, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Making one last connection

Connections home-school students celebrate graduation together, at a distance

 

Homer Flex Phoenix award winners

Homer Flex School has announced the most recent winners of the Flex Phoenix Award. The award is given to the student who best represents the… Continue reading

 

Ninilchik grads leave school in style

Restrictions placed on the economy and social movements due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has changed and interrupted a lot of things, but it couldn’t… Continue reading

 

They’re done: Homer High School graduates walk outdoor stage

Balloons everywhere, the creaking of gymnasium bleachers or auditorium seats, and the unmistakable first notes of Pomp and Circumstance — the usual trappings of a… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk School graduates 8 in drive-in ceremony

In years past, friends and family of Nikolaevsk School graduates could show their support and appreciation in person at small, intimate commencement ceremonies. This year… Continue reading

A graduation balloon sits atop a vehicle during an alternative graduation ceremony for Homer Flex School on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Homer Harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Flex graduation heads outside

Celebrating the graduates of Homer Flex School has never been traditional — they’re not traditional students. This year was made even more unique by the… Continue reading

A graduation balloon sits atop a vehicle during an alternative graduation ceremony for Homer Flex School on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Homer Harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District staff distribute student meal for lunch at Kenai Central High School on March 25, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Meal program won’t continue into the summer

The meal program offered free breakfast and lunch during the week to any district student.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District staff distribute student meal for lunch at Kenai Central High School on March 25, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A screenshot of the 50th annual commencement ceremony for the 2020 graduating class of Kenai Peninsula College, which was done virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, May 7, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska.

‘Resilience and ability to overcome unbelievable odds’

Kenai Peninsula College graduates students from both campuses — virtually

A screenshot of the 50th annual commencement ceremony for the 2020 graduating class of Kenai Peninsula College, which was done virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, May 7, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska.
Esther Lowe poses for a photo at a reception for the Kachemak Bay Campus commencement last Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. Lowe received an associate of arts degree. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News.)

Kachemak Bay Campus commencement goes virtual

Like many other schools across the country, Kachemak Bay Campus had to get creative to honor this spring’s graduates in the midst of the novel… Continue reading

Esther Lowe poses for a photo at a reception for the Kachemak Bay Campus commencement last Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. Lowe received an associate of arts degree. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News.)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Homer High School to provide drive-through graduation

The public is invited to a procession through town following the ceremony

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
This quarter’s group of Mariners on the Move award recipients pose in their homes with their awards in this undated compilation. (Image courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move award winners celebrated via video conference

In awarding the quarterly Mariners on the Move awards, Homer High School had to get a little creative, seeing as students haven’t actually been in… Continue reading

This quarter’s group of Mariners on the Move award recipients pose in their homes with their awards in this undated compilation. (Image courtesy Paul Story)

Homer area school announcements

Retirement announcements Jeri McLean of Paul Banks Elementary School is retiring after 31 years. The school asks community members to help staff celebrate by sending… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Tuesday, May 5 — The Homer High site council will meet on Zoom for its May 5 meeting. The meeting is at… Continue reading

Homer Flex School announces Phoenix award winners

With daily learning at local schools taking a different and more distant route, Homer Flex School is catching up on its announcements with the presentation… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High graduates Eastern Oregon winter term dean’s list: Jordan Beachy Oregon State University honor roll. Of Homer: Sarah Fellows, junior, design and innovation management,… Continue reading

Student masks get art show opening

Masks reminiscent of the children’s tale “Where the Wild Things Are” adorned the walls of a local coffee shop last month in celebration on youth… Continue reading

A sign announcing the closure of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools at K-Beach Elementary can be seen on March 26, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board passes their budget, discusses transition to remote learning

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education unanimously passed their proposed fiscal year 2021 budget Monday night. However, it’s unclear how… Continue reading

A sign announcing the closure of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools at K-Beach Elementary can be seen on March 26, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Schools prep for online learning

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is preparing to migrate education from brick-and-mortar schools to a distance delivery system. The extended spring break for students… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion 
                                Seward’s Sam Koster passes around Kenai Central’s Kayden Daniels in front of a big crowd March 28, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. The state announced Friday there will be no after-school activiities until March 30, 2020, due to the new coronavirus.

Schools, sports, after-school events canceled

The closures of part of an effort to contain the new coronavirus outbreak.

Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion 
                                Seward’s Sam Koster passes around Kenai Central’s Kayden Daniels in front of a big crowd March 28, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. The state announced Friday there will be no after-school activiities until March 30, 2020, due to the new coronavirus.

Paul Banks celebrates end of reading challenge

There isn’t much Paul Banks Elementary School Principal Eric Pederson won’t do for his students, as evidenced last week when he puckered up and kissed… Continue reading

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