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  • Two Homer elementary schools are cleaning up their act by looking at the amount of amount of single-use plastics are thrown out. Single-use plastic waste is most often produced at lunch time and is a significant threat to the marine ecosystem, said Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Marine Debris Co...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:09pm
  • School Events     Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Dec. 12: APC meeting in room 104 at Big Fireweed, 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 22-Jan. 6: Holiday break. No School. Jan. 9: School resumes.   Little Fireweed (K-2) Dec. 16: Celebration of dance and song, 1:3...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:06pm
  • Homer Connections students who are taking an art course this semester — painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking or digital art — are invited to share their work at the Homer Connections First Friday K-12 Art Show. The show will be from 3-4 p.m. Dec. 2 at a place to be announced. Th...

    Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:45am
  • Thanksgiving is a time of thankfulness and togetherness, unless you happen to be a turkey. In the case of the fine, feathered fowl that graces the tables of American families on the fourth Thursday of November, the Thanksgiving season is not a fortuitous time. Even vegetarianism can do little to set...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:28pm
  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Nov. 23: Early release. Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving holiday. No school. Dec. 12: APC meeting in room 104 at Big Fireweed, 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 22-Jan. 6: Holiday break. No School. Jan. 9: School resum...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:48pm
  • The holiday gift giving season is here and many parents have contacted me asking for book recommendations. Gifting books is a great idea. It shows children that books, and reading, have value. Books and stories can feed children’s natural curiosity, stimulate imaginations, develop language skills,...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:45pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Nov. 18: Fresh fruit fundraiser. Call 235-9728 to order. Nov. 23: Early release. Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving holiday. No school. Dec. 12: APC meeting in room 104 at Big Fireweed, 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 22-Jan. 6: Holiday break. No School...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:21pm
  • While most of the currently enrolled students were still learning how to count to 10, Laureen Wentz was starting her first day at Homer Flex. Fifteen years later, she’s still at Flex, serving as the SPED (special education) aide/paraprofessional and perhaps more importantly, as the school caregive...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:18pm
  • Close your eyes and imagine a map of Homer High School, like the ones with the fire escape routes you see in the classrooms. Now, on that map, picture two red dots in the gym, one in the classroom upstairs, three in the commons and one in each hallway....

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:15pm
  • Principals of Homer-area schools recommended Option X to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District as the best choice for the change in school start and end times on the lower Kenai Peninsula. Parents, school staff, school board members and district administrators discussed the proposed schedule, ...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 4:45pm

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