• The Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club sponsors two $1,500 scholarships for the spring 2016 Kachemak Bay Campus semester. Application packages must be received by Dec. 30.  Applicants must attend the Kachemak Bay Campus and demonstrate the best combination of financial need, academic achievement, c...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 10:25am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District    All KPBSD schools will have winter break from Dec. 19-Jan. 3. School will resume on Jan. 4. Happy holidays! Fireweed Academy (all grades) Dec. 14: APC meeting in Room 103 at West Homer Elementary....

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 10:18am
  • Longtime school board member Sunni Hilts (District 9) retires this month. (See story, page 1.) Thus, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is seeking applicants to fill this vacant school board position through October 2016. Applications are online at, and will be acce...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 10:16am
  • On Thursday, Dec. 3, Homer Flex students and teachers had the option to spend their after-school hours crafting.  The Flex Craft Fair is “about creating a handmade gift for a loved one or yourself,” said Flex teacher Colette Choate. All the crafts were holiday oriented or ideal gifts. While...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 10:14am
  • Chapman School Dec. 3: Winter concert by grades K-8, 7 p.m. Fireweed Academy (all grades) Dec. 9: Nutcracker performance, 7 p.m. Intermission bake sale fundraiser. Dec. 14: APC meeting in Room 103 at West Homer Elem...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:52am
  • Ask 8-year-olds in most parts of the country to name invasive species in their town, and you’d get a lot of confused looks. But when Matt Steffy, a natural resources specialist at Homer Soil and Water Conservation District, posed that challenge to a class of third- through sixth-graders at Firewee...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:51am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District All KPBSD schools will release early today, Wednesday, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving break. There will be no school on Thursday or Friday. Happy Thanksgiving! Fireweed Academy (all grades) Dec. 18-Jan. 3: Holiday ...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:42am
  • Each year two Alaska schools are honored as a National Title I Distinguished School. This year, Chapman School in Anchor Point was recognized for exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years. Nikolaevsk School in Nikolaevsk was recognized for significantly closing the achievemen...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:41am
  • kenai Peninsula Borough School District All KPBSD schools will release students early on Wednesday, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving break. There will be no school on Nov. 26 and 27.    Last spring, third- through tenth-graders took a new assessment, Alaska Measures Progress, for...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:46am
  • Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to show that Eddie Wood was at West Homer Elementary School for two weeks, not a month, from Nov. 2-13. Long-time Homer artist Eddie Wood’s November residency at West Homer Elementary School culminated with a goofy, imaginative...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:45am

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