• Sixth graders in Kris Owen’s class at Fireweed Academy and Deadliest Catch star Captain Johnathan Hillstrand pose with a sign telling 8-year-old Dorian Murray of Rhode Island that he is famous in Homer, Alaska. Dorian Murray has battled rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of pediatric cancer, since a...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:59pm
  • Raymond Marshall is leaving the principal post at West Homer Elementary School after the completion of the current school year. After spending six years in the position, Marshall is looking to pursue other opportunities outside of Alaska, he said. Resigning earlier in the year gives the school distr...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:56pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Public budget meeting to address school funding Feb. 23: Homer High School Library, 5:30 p.m. Parents, staff, students, business partners, community members and elected officials are invited to attend the pub...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:55pm
  • Homer High School’s DDF (Drama, Debate and Forensics) team competed at Service High in Anchorage on Jan. 29-30 and placed in several categories. They will next compete at the state tournament in Anchorage on Feb. 18-20. 1st Place, Solo Acting: Lindsey Schneider 2nd Place, Duet Acting: Ciara Jones ...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:01am
  • The annual Paul Banks Elementary School Bingo for Books was a fun evening for the 250-plus students, parents and staff who attended the event. It was the best-attended Bingo for Books in many years.  The majority of students left with at least four brand-new books. Bingo for Books’ focus is p...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:59am
  • Chapman School Feb. 4-5: Conferences, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., no school.  Feb. 5: Wrestling at Homer, 10 a.m.  Feb. 8: 7th/8th grade Battle of the Books. Connections Feb.  1-12: First sessio...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:57am
  • The 21 students representing Homer High School in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District 2016 Career and Technical Student Organization Conference showed off their skills and picked up awards in 10 out of the 15 categories. ...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:56am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Jan. 28: Volleyball at CIA, 4 p.m. Jan. 30: Cabin Fever Variety Show at Anchor Point Public Library, 7 p.m. Feb. 1: First Aid/CPR for 7th and 8th grades in Mr. ...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 1:25pm
  • The Jan. 21 school pages contained errors: • In the story headlined “Superintendent, principal learn all about pie in the eye,” Brian Dusek was incorrectly identified. He is a student at Soldotna High School. • In the Kenai Peninsula Youth Court story, not all of the students recently sworn ...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:17am
  • JUNEAU — After almost four years of preparation and planning, plus millions of dollars in implementation, Alaska’s new standardized testing scheme appears bound for the garbage can less than two months before students take it the second time....

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:16am

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