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                                Pictured left to right are Homer High School students Shyanne Sallee, Brianna Wise, Rebecca Wythe, Karmyn Gallios, James Campbell and Timmy Hatfield, winners of this quarter’s Mariners on the Move awards. Winners not pictured are Katie Lane and Alex Miller.

Mariners on the Move winners announced

The latest installment of Mariners on the Move have been announced. The award is given out quarterly to Homer High School students. Each Homer High… Continue reading

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                                Pictured left to right are Homer High School students Shyanne Sallee, Brianna Wise, Rebecca Wythe, Karmyn Gallios, James Campbell and Timmy Hatfield, winners of this quarter’s Mariners on the Move awards. Winners not pictured are Katie Lane and Alex Miller.

Flex Phoenix Award winner: Elizabeth Prescott

Homer Flex School has announced its student winner of the Flex Phoenix Award for the month of November. The school gives out the award each… Continue reading

Paul Banks students reflect on Turkey Day

With Thanksgiving over and gone, but more feasting to come at Christmas, some local students are reflecting on one of the most basic traditions of… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Pep Rally at 10:25 a.m. Hockey vs Eagle River at 7 p.m. at Kevin Bell Ice Arena. Friday — Nutcracker… Continue reading

First grade student Elizabeth Parke practices holding a cardboard violin, in anticipation of the real thing, at Fireweed Academy in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Miranda Weiss)

Fireweed becomes second Homer school to employ group music program

There’s something growing in Homer, and it’s not a giant fungus or the many glaciers. An ensemble music program that’s sweeping education internationally has made… Continue reading

First grade student Elizabeth Parke practices holding a cardboard violin, in anticipation of the real thing, at Fireweed Academy in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Miranda Weiss)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Nov. 22-23 — Thanksgiving Holiday (no school) Monday, Nov. 26 — Football Banquet in the Commons, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 –… 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)

Peninsula teachers looking for extra income, second jobs

Arin Bowen starts her morning at Soldotna Montessori where she works as an interventionist. In the afternoon, she works as the Quest teacher at Redoubt… 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)
Kenai Central High School is photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Grant funding helps buoy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District learning programs

Throughout the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, several programs and activities are offered through the use of grant money. According to board documents, in the… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018
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Kenai Central High School is photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — End of the Road Shootout, 7:30 p.m. at Kevin Bell Ice Arena, Homer v. Service. Friday — End of the… Continue reading

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                                Parents, teachers, staff and concerned public gather at the Kenai Central High School library to listen to Superintendent Sean Dusek and Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones discuss the future Kenai Peninsula Borough School District budget on Tuesday in Kenai.

District begins future budget development with public input

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is already breaking ground on their upcoming budget development — and is getting the community involved. Superintendent Sean Dusek… Continue reading

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                                Parents, teachers, staff and concerned public gather at the Kenai Central High School library to listen to Superintendent Sean Dusek and Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones discuss the future Kenai Peninsula Borough School District budget on Tuesday in Kenai.

Homer area school announcements

Homer Flex Nov. 22-23 — Thanksgiving Break – no school Homer Middle School Today — Homer v. Aurora Borealis Charter School at Aurora Borealis Charter… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today – Parent teacher conferences from 8:30-11 a.m., noon to 3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. No school. Also, wrestling meet v. Grace… Continue reading

Homer Middle named National Blue Ribbon School

One local school was recently held out as a national example with two other Alaska schools as the recipient of the National Blue Ribbon School… Continue reading

Dr. Reid Brewer holds a Pacific giant octopus while doing field research in 2009. Brewer was named Campus Director of Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, on Oct. 19. (Photo provided)

Brewer named new KBC director

After a national search and three finalists, Dr. Reid Brewer, 46, of Sitka, has been selected and approved to become the next Kenai Peninsula College… Continue reading

Dr. Reid Brewer holds a Pacific giant octopus while doing field research in 2009. Brewer was named Campus Director of Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, on Oct. 19. (Photo provided)
Students from Fireweed Academy listen to a presentation during an Oct. 8, 2018 field trip to the Homer Courthouse in Homer, Alaska. There, the learned more about the law, law enforcement and the inner workings of the court. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Fireweed students get a look at local court system

Fireweed Academy students headed back to their classrooms with a lot more knowledge of their local court system after a field trip to the Homer… Continue reading

Students from Fireweed Academy listen to a presentation during an Oct. 8, 2018 field trip to the Homer Courthouse in Homer, Alaska. There, the learned more about the law, law enforcement and the inner workings of the court. (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)

Negotiations continue between school district and unions

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District met last week with the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association to continue negotiations… 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 Oct. 25-27 – Swim and Dive Regions, in the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center Saturday, Oct. 27 – Futsol Tourney Mariner Boys Soccer… Continue reading

Pictured left to right: Natalie Cooper, Cassidy Wylde, Daniel Veldstra, Audnia Carlson, Samantha Martin and Sierra Clark received academic awards from Homer Flex School for the last rotation. Not Pictured: Elvis Wood and Oriana Mahoney, who also got awards. (Photo provided)

Homer flex students awarded for academic achievement

Homer Flex students ended a successful first rotation on Oct. 5. Six students were awarded Certificates of Excellence for their hard work and academic pursuits.… Continue reading

Pictured left to right: Natalie Cooper, Cassidy Wylde, Daniel Veldstra, Audnia Carlson, Samantha Martin and Sierra Clark received academic awards from Homer Flex School for the last rotation. Not Pictured: Elvis Wood and Oriana Mahoney, who also got awards. (Photo provided)
Kachemak Bay Campus Semester by the Bay students Sam Roth, left, and Sophia Peterson, right, help Dr. Debbie Boege Tobin, back left, and Lee Post, back right, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska, flense a subadult beluga whale found on the Deep Creek beach on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, near Ninilchik, Alaska. The students were removing tissue from the whale in preparation for cleaning it as part of Post’s bone articulation class. Roth visits from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and Peterson from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. The whale was collected under permits from the National Marine Fisheries and Alaska SeaLife Center. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

KBC students help in dead Beluga whale stranding response

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to note that the whale was collected under permits from the National Marine Fisheries and Alaska SeaLife Center.… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Campus Semester by the Bay students Sam Roth, left, and Sophia Peterson, right, help Dr. Debbie Boege Tobin, back left, and Lee Post, back right, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska, flense a subadult beluga whale found on the Deep Creek beach on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, near Ninilchik, Alaska. The students were removing tissue from the whale in preparation for cleaning it as part of Post’s bone articulation class. Roth visits from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and Peterson from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. The whale was collected under permits from the National Marine Fisheries and Alaska SeaLife Center. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Friday– End of First Quarter and Teacher In-Service (no school), all day. Also, Wrestling Rumble Duals, in the Alice Witte Gymnasium at… Continue reading