Opinion »

Over the course of the past three weeks, the students, who I have the pleasure of working with every day, in my freshmen language arts classes have been studying opinion/editorial writing as part of our argument writing unit. They have been reading example editorials, scouring news sites, researching data from government and educational institutions, reading others’ stories, talking with friends and family, reflecting upon their own experiences and much more in order to craft short — never have students sought to write more! — editorials about issues they care about. Each topic is their own. Their voices are their own. And, as I was reminded, as I am every day and every year, their voices are powerful, thoughtful, and insightful. Their voices matter.


Sophomore Audnia Carlson is the winner of the Flex Phoenix Award for March. This award is given monthly to the student who represents Homer Flex values of respect, ownership and productivity.


A forbidden love. A bitter rivalry. And love and hate expressed through rhyme. No, it’s not Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Students in Homer High School’s Concert Choir are bringing “West Side Story” to life for the first time in 15 years on the Mariner Theatre stage this weekend.