Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School board fields questions, accusations about health care plan

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct information about how the school district’s health care committee sets rates for health insurance plans. The… Continue reading

 

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Volleyball against KCHS, Alice Witte Gymnasium, 4 pm C Team, 5 pm JV, 6:30 pm Varsity Saturday — Football against… 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

 

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School board fields questions, accusations about health care plan

Homer High School’s colors are blue and gold, but the school’s Mariner Theatre was a sea of red Monday night as teachers and staff protested… Continue reading

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
One of the two buildings used to teach elementary school children in Kachemak Selo sits on the outer edge of the village Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in the village at the head of Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Borough reps answer community questions ahead of bond vote for Kachemak Selo

It’s a problem that’s been slowly growing for decades. It’s a problem that’s not going to be cheap to solve. And it’s a problem the… Continue reading

One of the two buildings used to teach elementary school children in Kachemak Selo sits on the outer edge of the village Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in the village at the head of Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Monday, Sept. 10 — School Board meeting at 4 p.m. in the Mariner Theatre Homer Flex Registration is ongoing. Contact Beth at… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Friday — C team/JV Volleyball Tournament at 4 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. Monday, Sept. 3 — Big Booster Club meeting… Continue reading

Homer Middle School teacher benefits from virtual coaching

Once burnt out to the point of switching professions, middle school teacher Darcy Mueller is starting off this year more refreshed than ever after having… Continue reading

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                                The current Kachemak Selo School as seen in February 2015.

Borough and district seek to provide more info on K-Selo bonds

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be providing information in the coming weeks to voters on their web… Continue reading

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                                The current Kachemak Selo School as seen in February 2015.
Daniel Kulikov, left, and Addie Moore, center, swing while Aiden Clark, right, stands near the swings during recess Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2018 on the first day of school at West Homer Elementary in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: Back to school

Hundreds of students from the Southern Kenai Peninsula boarded buses on a foggy Tuesday morning, heading in droves back to their teachers, desks and classmates… Continue reading

Daniel Kulikov, left, and Addie Moore, center, swing while Aiden Clark, right, stands near the swings during recess Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2018 on the first day of school at West Homer Elementary in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area school announcements

Homer Flex Registration is ongoing. Contact Beth at 907.235.5558 to schedule your appointment. Sept. 3 — Labor Day, no school. Sept. 12 — Early release… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Campus Director Carol Swartz, left, speaks June 8, 2018, at the opening of the 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Bay Campus director set to retire

Carol Swartz, director of Kachemak Bay Campus, will retire from the University of Alaska System effective Dec. 31 of this year. Swartz has been at… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Campus Director Carol Swartz, left, speaks June 8, 2018, at the opening of the 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Thursday, Aug. 16 — Freshman Open House at 6 p.m. in the Commons and Theater. Homer Flex Registration is ongoing. Contact Beth… Continue reading

School board discusses future projects in six-year Capital Improvement Plan

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District leadership is exploring the most important infrastructure projects in local schools as part of its Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan… Continue reading

Back to school information for Homer

Chapman School Phone: 907-235-8671 Principal: Conrad Woodhead Secretary: Debbie Poindexter Class start/stop times: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration: Aug. 6-10 from 8 a.m. to… Continue reading

School and student announcements

General announcements Faith Christian Preschool announces that Kristi Wickstrom will be the preschool teacher for the 2018-19 school year. The school has been in operation… Continue reading

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                                A LifeMed helicopter based out of Soldotna lands in front of Anchor Point Emergency Services Chief Al Terry (left) and Chapman School Principal Conrad Woodhead (right) on Friday, May 11 behind the school in Anchor Point. Woodhead and Terry contacted LifeMed to organize a demonstration for students.

Chapman School kids get up close look at LifeMed helicopter

Have you ever peered into the sky as a helicopter went by, trying to discern whether it was from the Alaska Division of Forestry, LifeMed,… Continue reading

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                                A LifeMed helicopter based out of Soldotna lands in front of Anchor Point Emergency Services Chief Al Terry (left) and Chapman School Principal Conrad Woodhead (right) on Friday, May 11 behind the school in Anchor Point. Woodhead and Terry contacted LifeMed to organize a demonstration for students.