Kids get taste of higher ed during Kids2College campus visit

Most kids in the sixth grade might not be picturing what it’s like to sit in a collegiate lecture hall, to pay for university credits… Continue reading

School announcements

General: There will be a community meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 15 in the Homer High School Commons to discuss possible consolidation of Homer… Continue reading

Members of the community attend the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board meeting on Monday in Soldotna. The board passed a $145 million budget during the meeting. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School district passes budget

The school district passed a total general fund revenue budget of $145,387,469

Members of the community attend the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board meeting on Monday in Soldotna. The board passed a $145 million budget during the meeting. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Little Fireweed Academy students practice with ceramics during the culmination of an art residency at the school Friday, March 29, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. Debbie Piper was the artist in residence. (Photo courtesy Kim Fine)

Fireweed celebrates artist residency

Debbie Piper was the most recent Artist-in-Schools resident at Little Fireweed. On Friday, March 29, the school celebrated with a gallery art walk for friends… Continue reading

Little Fireweed Academy students practice with ceramics during the culmination of an art residency at the school Friday, March 29, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. Debbie Piper was the artist in residence. (Photo courtesy Kim Fine)

School announcements

General: The 2019 graduation ceremony for Alaska Bible Institute students will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Glacierview Baptist Church, 906 East… Continue reading

Daylynn Yenny, a junior at Homer Flex School, holds her Phoenix award in this undated photo at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ingrid Harrald)

Homer Flex Phoenix award winners announced

Jonny Bice-Dee and Daylynn Yenny, both juniors, are the recipients of the Flex Phoenix Award for this month. This award is given monthly to the… Continue reading

Daylynn Yenny, a junior at Homer Flex School, holds her Phoenix award in this undated photo at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ingrid Harrald)

School announcements

General: The following students participated in the State Spelling Bee in Anchorage for Grade 3-8 school champions on March 19. Garrett Briscoe (grade 8 at… Continue reading

Members of the Kachemak Bay Campus Student Association march down Pioneer Avenue in a whale costume Feb. 9, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Parade in Homer, Alaska. The student association is among the organizations that would sustain major cuts under Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budgets. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Local college at risk in face of governor’s proposed budget

Fear and uncertainty lace the atmosphere at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kachemak Bay Campus in response to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s state budget proposal, released on Feb.… Continue reading

Members of the Kachemak Bay Campus Student Association march down Pioneer Avenue in a whale costume Feb. 9, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Parade in Homer, Alaska. The student association is among the organizations that would sustain major cuts under Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budgets. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, introduces Senate Bill 22 to the Senate Resources Committee at the Capitol on Jan. 30. The bill would allow organizations to obtain permits and enhance the habitat of shellfish in hopes of improving the seafood industry. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)
                                Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, introduces Senate Bill 22 to the Senate Resources Committee at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The bill would allow organizations to obtain permits and enhance the habitat of shellfish in hopes of improving the seafood industry. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)

Peninsula educators support early funding for education

Last week, Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, introduced a constitutional amendment guaranteeing early funding for state K-12 public education. Several state entities and peninsula educators testified… Continue reading

Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, introduces Senate Bill 22 to the Senate Resources Committee at the Capitol on Jan. 30. The bill would allow organizations to obtain permits and enhance the habitat of shellfish in hopes of improving the seafood industry. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)
                                Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, introduces Senate Bill 22 to the Senate Resources Committee at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The bill would allow organizations to obtain permits and enhance the habitat of shellfish in hopes of improving the seafood industry. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)
Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) addresses a crowd of people at a town hall meeting Friday, March 15, 2019 at Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sen. Stevens talks education, PFD at Anchor Point town hall

Concerned parents, educators and community members flocked to Chapman School last Friday to hear from Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) in one of two town hall… Continue reading

Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) addresses a crowd of people at a town hall meeting Friday, March 15, 2019 at Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School announcements

Homer High School Friday — “Once Upon a Review” Musical Performance at 7 p.m. in the Mariner Theater Saturday — “Once Upon a Review” Musical… Continue reading

Paul Banks Elementary School students enjoy a celebration of their end of their read-a-thon, while dressed as pirates, on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Read up me hearties, yo ho

Paul Banks Elementary students celebrate read-a-thon

Paul Banks Elementary School students enjoy a celebration of their end of their read-a-thon, while dressed as pirates, on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School announcements

Homer High School March 17 – Once Upon a Review Homer High School Musical Rehearsals at 1 p.m. in the Mariner Theater Homer Flex School… Continue reading

Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion
                                Teachers and support staff from across the Kenai Peninsula fill the Betty J. Glick Borough Assembly Chambers during the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board meeting in Soldotna on Monday, Feb. 11.

Schools face drastic cuts

District would see increased class sizes, school closures if Dunleavy budget passes

Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion
                                Teachers and support staff from across the Kenai Peninsula fill the Betty J. Glick Borough Assembly Chambers during the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board meeting in Soldotna on Monday, Feb. 11.

School announcements

Homer High School Today — Hockey Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. in the Commons Friday — End of 3rd Quarter. Teacher in-service (no school) Saturday… Continue reading

Homer students place at Drama, Debate and Forensics state competition

Students from Homer High School had a successful weekend of competition last weekend at the Drama, Debate and Forensics State Championship in Anchorage. The Homer… Continue reading

School announcements

Homer High School Today — Track and Field Parent Meeting, at 6:15 p.m. in the library March 4 — Big Booster Club Meeting at 6… Continue reading

Eric Pedersen, principal of Paul Banks Elementary School, speaks during a budget meeting hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Eric Pedersen, principal of Paul Banks Elementary School, speaks during a budget meeting hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Mariners on the Move announced

This quarter’s Mariners on the Move award winners have been announced. Each Homer High School faculty member is tasked with selecting one outstanding student per… Continue reading

Daniel Perry answers questions from students after a concert Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Paul Banks Elementary School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Local musicians play to support youth ensemble programs

Big musicians came together to lend a hand to their little counterparts last weekend by putting on a chamber music concert. The public was treated… Continue reading

Daniel Perry answers questions from students after a concert Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Paul Banks Elementary School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)