West Homer Elementary

West Homer Elementary School teacher Becky Paul explains the use of a feather used by whoever’s turn it is to speak before a group a fifth and sixth grade students perform a demonstration of restorative justice on March 22, 2019 at the School in Homer, Alaska. This is a new aspect of Homer’s Youth Court program that focuses on getting restorative justice practices into local schools. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Students learn problem solving through restorative justice practices

Editor’s note: This story has been edited to add information and to clarify that Homer Flex School was the first in the district to use… Continue reading


Daniel Kulikov, left, and Addie Moore, center, swing while Aiden Clark, right, stands near the swings during recess Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2018 on the first day of school at West Homer Elementary in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: Back to school

Hundreds of students from the Southern Kenai Peninsula boarded buses on a foggy Tuesday morning, heading in droves back to their teachers, desks and classmates… Continue reading