Homer students rally for climate change action

Advocating for action and raising their young voices over concerns about the growing climate change crisis, students from Homer High School walked out of their… Continue reading

Emma Sulczynski, a sophomore at Homer High School, stands outside the school on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Student Spotlight: Emma Sulczynski

Depending on the size of the high school one attended, the memory of challenging Advanced Placement courses and final exams may still linger. For most,… Continue reading

Emma Sulczynski, a sophomore at Homer High School, stands outside the school on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Homecoming Pep Rally at 3 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gym Friday — Homecoming Parade, bonfire and games at 7:30… Continue reading

Sport programs end for Russian Old Believer schools

Effective this year, the schools in three Russian Old Believer villages at the head of Kachemak Bay no longer have athletic programming. Michael Wojciak, principal… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Friday — Volleyball team competing in West SpikeFest in Anchorage. Swimmers competing at SoHi Pentathlon in Soldotna. Saturday — Cross country borough… Continue reading

School employees, community members and members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education listen to a presentation on Voznesenka and Kachemak Selo schools during a Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 meeting of the school board at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
School employees, community members and members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education listen to a presentation on Voznesenka and Kachemak Selo schools during a Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 meeting of the school board at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Kenai peninsula Borough School District administration, members from the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association meet at a collective bargaining session to continue contract negotiations for employees who have been without contracts for a year, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Educators set to strike Tuesday

Educators and staff will strike, starting Tuesday, a Friday night press release from two employee associations said. Executive committees with the Kenai Peninsula Education Association… Continue reading

Kenai peninsula Borough School District administration, members from the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association meet at a collective bargaining session to continue contract negotiations for employees who have been without contracts for a year, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board hears teacher concerns on contract, health care

Teachers, school staff and concerned community members flooded the Homer High School Mariner Theater with red on Monday as they attended a meeting of the… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Volleyball teams host Palmer High School for endowment game. C Team at 4 p.m., JV at 5 p.m. and varsity… Continue reading

Students get hands on experience in natural resources class

People know exactly how to get to Homer High School’s football field and the Alice Witte Gymnasium. The Commons is often used for community events.… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Friday — Football vs Houston on the turf field. JV at 3 p.m. and varsity at 6 p.m. Saturday — Homer Swim… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Volleyball v. Kodiak: C-Team at 4 p.m., JV at 5 p.m. and varsity at 6:30 p.m. in the Alice Witte… Continue reading

Students, teachers head back to school

Fireweeed Academy teacher Diane Ditton and her fifth- and sixth-grade students pose for a photo at the end of the first day of school on… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and two employee associations — The Kenai Peninsula Borough Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Education Support Association — negotiate for a new contract on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at the Soldotna High School Library, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

No deal reached in district contract negotiations

Negotiations between school district and associations have snagged on rising cost of health care.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and two employee associations — The Kenai Peninsula Borough Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Education Support Association — negotiate for a new contract on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at the Soldotna High School Library, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

A Welcome from Superintendent O’Brien

The 2019 - 2020 school year is here and we are ready. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District team is thrilled to welcome back students,… Continue reading

Back to school information

Homer High School Registration dates: Thursday, Aug. 12 — new student registration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. School start/end times: 9 a.m. to 3:45… Continue reading

Homer Head Start early education program at risk for being shut down

Parents, staff and young students gathered last Thursday in front of the Homer Head Start to advocate for the school and urge people to support… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Two student representatives join school board

Student representatives are offered a vote, however it is only an advisory vote.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                The Tlingit & Haida Head Start program is located in the Airport Shopping Center.

Pre-K programs to lose funding after budget vetoes

ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s Head Start early childhood education program is preparing to close pre-K classrooms and cut jobs after budget vetoes, officials said. The program… Continue reading

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                                The Tlingit & Haida Head Start program is located in the Airport Shopping Center.

‘Everything is on the table’

Facing $135M budget cut, university contemplates drastic action

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