School buses drop students off at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gov’s bills includes $20M slash to education

The money was already approved.

School buses drop students off at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, listens to Dr. Steve Atwater, Executive Dean of the university’s new Alaska College of Education, during an interview at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, August 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Loss of accreditation could put university’s school of education ‘years behind’

The University of Alaska Board of Regents met last Friday, with the main goal of discussing how to be more efficient with its spending. The… Continue reading

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, listens to Dr. Steve Atwater, Executive Dean of the university’s new Alaska College of Education, during an interview at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, August 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

School announcements

General Nominations for exceptional teachers are now open. Nominate your favorite teacher at BPTeachers.com by Feb. 1. Homer High School Today — Hockey game at… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek waits to talk and answer the public’s questions in the back room of Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Superintendent Sean Dusek announces retirement

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District superintendent Sean Dusek announced his retirement on Monday. Dusek will be leaving the district at the end of the school… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek waits to talk and answer the public’s questions in the back room of Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Soldotna postpones vote on school zone cellphone ban

Soldotna City Council has postponed voting on an ordinance that would to prohibit the use of hand-held electronic devices, like cellphones, while driving in school… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

General: Monday, Jan. 21 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school) Nominations for exceptional teachers are now open. Nominate your favorite teacher at BPTeachers.com… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

General: Nominations for exceptional teachers are now open. Nominate your favorite teacher at BPTeachers.com by Feb. 1, 2019. McNeil Canyon Elementary On Wednesday, Jan.9, After-School… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

General: Classes will resume on Monday, Jan. 7. Nominations for exceptional teachers are now open. Nominate your favorite teacher at BPTeachers.com by Feb. 1, 2019.… 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 to offer remote testimony in 2019

The new year is bringing a new feature to Kenai Peninsula Borough School District meetings. Starting at the Jan. 14, 2019 6 p.m. Board of… 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)
Chapman 4th-grade student Miles Tressler displays a Flag of Peace he painted on Dec. 6, 2018 at Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Downtown Rotary sponsors Flags of Peace program

In partnership with the Germany-based Friendship Without Boundaries Foundation, the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown sponsors a project to plant seeds of peace in children… Continue reading

Chapman 4th-grade student Miles Tressler displays a Flag of Peace he painted on Dec. 6, 2018 at Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Final Exams, Periods 2, 4, 6 Dec. 20-22 — Share the Spirit. For Senior Service Project info, contact cfelice@kpbsd.org Friday,… Continue reading

Kindergarteners craft Christmas gift wish lists

’Tis the season for giving, and, if you’re a kindergartner, the season for dreaming about Santa Claus and his sleigh full of toys. Kindergarten students… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Friday and Saturday — Homer High School Drama Debate and Forensics Home Meet. Volunteer judges needed. Contact Coach Hilary Brant for info… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today – KP Native Youth Leader Meeting at 3 p.m. in room A-106 Saturday, Dec. 8 – 3 v. 3 Basketball Tournament… 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.

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