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
  • By KAT SORENSEN Peninsula Clarion
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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

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)

School board focuses on student safety

The number of students being assessed as suicide risks is seeing an uptick in Kenai Peninsula schools. During Monday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board… 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)
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                                Homer Flex School student Colten Morris is shown here with his Homer Flex Phoenix Award, which is given out monthly to students who represent the school’s values.

Students share Homer Flex Phoenix Award

Seniors Colten Morris and Nikola Reutov are the recipients of the October Flex Phoenix Award. This award is given monthly to the student who represents… Continue reading

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                                Homer Flex School student Colten Morris is shown here with his Homer Flex Phoenix Award, which is given out monthly to students who represent the school’s values.
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

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)
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

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)

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).