• The only charter school in the southern Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Fireweed Academy opened its doors as “Homer Charter School” in 1997. Two years later, using a consensus decision-making model, the teachers, parents, staff, the school’s Academic Policy Committee and community mem...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:06am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 20: School board, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Oct. 29: Early release day.   Chapman School Through Sept. 26: Oceanography field trip,...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:11pm
  • The Homer High School DDF — Drama, Debate and Forensics — team began its season with a meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage last weekend and came home with some impressive results: Duet acting: 1. Evan Boyer and August Kilcher; 2. Robert Hockema and Eryn Gillam; 3. Loren Jo...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:06pm
  • Identifying what stands out about Connections, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s homeschool program for grades K-12, was easy for Lee Young, principal of the program for the past 10 years. “The relationships with parents,” said Young. “I’ve been in public education for a lot of...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:05pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Chapman School Today: Soccer at Skyview, 4 p.m. Sept. 22: Soccer at Kenai, 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Sept. 24-26: Oceanography field trip, grades 5-8. ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:11pm
  • Most school open-house events are an opportunity for families to visit inside a school building and meet teachers. Flex School took it another step this year with a farm-to-table spin. “It was amazing. We’ve never seen anything like it,” said Principal Karen Wessel of the attention the event a...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:10pm
  • In his fourth year as principal of Chapman School, Conrad Woodhead wasn’t talking about the school’s address when he called it “one of the best kept secrets.” From its Anchor Point location beside the Sterling Highway, it would be hard to miss the K-8 school. Woodhead was referring to the sc...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:09pm
  • The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is searching for Alaska’ top youth volunteers of 2015. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply by Nov. 4.The application is available at and Paper application forms can be requested by calling 877-525-8491....

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:55am
  • Four Homer High School students are among 16,000 named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program:• Evan Boyer;• Patrick Latimer;• Jayce Miller;• Jonas Noomah.The students now compete for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered in the ...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:53am
  • Paul Banks Elementary School celebrates “Paul Banks Day” on Sept. 16. During a 1 p.m. assembly, author Dotty Cline will present her new book “Paul Banks: Alaskan Music Man.”Banks was a custodian at East Elementary for 17 years, writing and playing songs for the students to perform. The schoo...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:52am

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