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)

School announcements

Homer High School Friday, Feb. 22 — 2:30 p.m., DDF State Championships at East and UAA Saturday, Feb. 23 — 8:30 a.m., DDF State Championships… Continue reading

School announcements

Homer High School Friday, Feb. 15 — Skills USA Competition in Kenai and 9th Grade Activity Night at high school Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 18-19… Continue reading

A group of teachers gather outside the entrance to West Homer Elementary and Big Fireweed Academy wearing “red for ed” Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. Teachers around the Kenai Peninsula demonstrated this week to bring awareness to the contract negotiation situation with the school district. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Teachers, unions getting frustrated by contract negotiations

Teachers and representatives from the unions that represent them are speaking up about their frustrations with the current contract negotiations with the Kenai Peninsula Borough… Continue reading

A group of teachers gather outside the entrance to West Homer Elementary and Big Fireweed Academy wearing “red for ed” Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. Teachers around the Kenai Peninsula demonstrated this week to bring awareness to the contract negotiation situation with the school district. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Flex Phoenix award winner: Elvis Wool

Junior Elvis Wool has been awarded the Flex Phoenix Award for February. This award is given monthly to the student who represents the Homer Flex… Continue reading

School announcements

Homer High School Today — Parent-teacher conferences 8:30-11 a.m., and noon to 3 p.m. No school. Winter Carnival Basketball Games in the Alice Witte Gymnasium:… Continue reading

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a news conference in Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a news conference in Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
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

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