• Last Thursday, Oct. 8, the cafeteria at Paul Banks Elementary School was crowded with a dog sled, a claw machine, several ball games and even more castles – and dozens of ecstatic 6-year-old engineers. First- and second-graders were participating in a nationwide Cardboard Challenge, which invited ...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:03am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is requesting input from interested persons at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled for  6 p.m. Oct. 15 at a school near you, via MS Lync. For information, or to find a l...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:36pm
  • For most preschoolers, nothing could beat meeting a real live superhero. But a special event at Paul Banks Elementary School on Sept. 30 came pretty close: As part of a 20-year partnership about fire safety education, the Homer Volunteer Firefighters paid a visit to Emily Priest and Mindy Hunter’s...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:35pm
  • Anyone interested in being a school volunteer needs to complete an online form and agree to a background check; only criminal activity will be checked. All information will be kept confidential. To complete the process, visit the school district’s web page at ...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:14pm
  • It’s Homecoming Week at Homer High, and that means celebrating Mariner spirit every day. All week long, students have shown their school pride at themed spirit days: ’Merica Day, PJ Day, Twin Day, Class Color Day, and Blue and Gold Day. On Friday, the school invites the whole community to come o...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:13pm
  • Chapman School Oct. 3: Kenai Peninsula Borough community meeting at 3 p.m. Contact Michele Turner at 714-2165. Oct. 8: Homer Electric Association community barbecue at Chapman, 5 p.m. Contact Joe Gallagher at HEA for more info. Oct. 20:...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:13pm
  • She walks slowly, but Angelica Haakenson is walking. Twelve-year-old Angelica of Anchor Point lost both her legs in a car accident on Christmas Day of 2014. After months of convalescence in Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Providence in Anchorage and physical therapy, s...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:12pm
  • Big Fireweed Academy Sept. 24: Open House and Harvest Festival, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7: Picture Day, 12:45 p.m. Little Fireweed (grades K-2) Sept. 29: Open House, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Oct. 7: Pictur...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:47pm
  • Falcom Greear’s musical talent has been a known fact in Homer for years: when he was just 10 years old, Greear put on a solo show at the Council on the Arts entitled “10 Songs From a 10-Year-Old.” By age 13, he’d performed an opera at Bunnell Street Gallery, sung in Jubilee five times and at...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:47pm
  • The beginning readers at Little Fireweed now have something to look up at between exploring books during Partner Reading Time: a new mural on the library wall.  Over the summer, kindergarten teacher Kim Fine invited three local artists — Nancy Wise, Barb Wyatt and Sarah Robertson — to decor...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:45pm

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