Students get an up close look at a salmon during an educational egg take trip to the Anchor River on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. Eggs are harvested and fertilized, then sent back to each classroom so the students can watch them grow into fry. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Students kick off Salmon in the Classroom program with egg take

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to correct the organization Fish and Game gets the salmon from for the egg take event in the… Continue reading

 

The Kachemak Selo Middle-High School building sits against a backdrop of the ridge separating the village from the Kenai Peninsula Borough road system Thursday, Aug. 30, in Kachemak Selo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

What’s next for K-Selo?

Bonds to build a new school in the Old Believer village of Kachemak Selo, east of Homer, were voted down last week, but the effort… Continue reading

 

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Friday — Alaxsxa school-wide assembly at 2:45 p.m. Also, swim dual meet at Soldotna High School at 2:30 p.m. Saturday — 10… Continue reading

 

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                                First quarter winners were (pictured left to right): Micah Mershon, Rachelle Biggs, Brenna McCarron, Destiny Gracia, Brita Restad, Vianne Sarber, Nate Turpin and Gavin Maupin (not pictured).

Mariners on the Move

A new batch of Homer Mariner students are being recognized for their attributes that go beyond academics with this quarter’s Mariners on the Move award.… Continue reading

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                                First quarter winners were (pictured left to right): Micah Mershon, Rachelle Biggs, Brenna McCarron, Destiny Gracia, Brita Restad, Vianne Sarber, Nate Turpin and Gavin Maupin (not pictured).
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

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Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Friday – Green Dot Bystander Training, Green Room at 9 a.m. Saturday – Wrestling Fiesta Night Fundraiser at 5 p.m. in the… Continue reading

Homer Flex junior Sierra Clark. (Photo submitted)

Homer Flex Phoenix Award winner: Sierra Clark

Junior Sierra Clark is the recipient of the first 2018 Flex Phoenix Award for the 2018-2019 school year. This award is given monthly to the… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018
  • By Ingrid Harrald For the Homer News
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Homer Flex junior Sierra Clark. (Photo submitted)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Kenai Peninsula Native Youth Leader meetings in room A-106 at 3 p.m. Friday – Volleyball, Alice Witte Gym, 4 p.m.… Continue reading

School district sees rise in homeless students

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has seen a 42-percent increase in their Students in Transition program from this time last year. The 16-year-old program… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Friday — Homecoming football game against Seward High School at 5 p.m. Homecoming Parade and Bonfire to follow at 7 p.m. in… Continue reading

Homer Middle School eighth grade students load wheelbarrows with wood chips to be spread along the trail at Area 5 on the trail during the restoration event on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Lowney leads community trail restoration project

Members of the Homer community banded together last week to repair and restore the trail system behind Homer Middle School, which had long been neglected… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018
  • Delcenia Cosman For the Homer News
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Homer Middle School eighth grade students load wheelbarrows with wood chips to be spread along the trail at Area 5 on the trail during the restoration event on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)
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

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)

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

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)
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.