• Field trips are a fun way to take learning from the classroom and into the real world. Those opportunities don’t come cheap, however. The biggest cost: transportation. At Fireweed Academy, students in grades two through six are raising funds to help pay their own way for those opportunities. On Ja...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:27pm
  • West Homer Elementary School’s spelling bee last month began with almost four dozen eager spellers and eventually  narrowed down to two: fifth-grader Peter Syth and sixth-grader Gus Roelof. One word put an even finer point on the competition, with Syth taking first place and Roelof the runner...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:57pm
  • Staff report Not trusting email, texts or tweets, Chapman School kindergarteners took a more traditional route this holiday season and wrote letters to Santa in hopes of giving the jolly old man hints at what they’d like to see on Christmas morning. Some are quite detailed, down t...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:45pm
  • Student News Homer resident Alivia Erickson graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing on Dec. 14. She was one of 800 graduates at the winter commencement ceremonies at the evangelical Christian university with a campus, onl...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:42pm
  • Homer High School senior John Walsworth has been selected as one of 104 student delegates to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program and attend the 52nd annual Washington Week, March 8-15. It is sponsored by the United States Senate and funded and administered by the Heart Foundation. ...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:40pm
  • Homer Middle School’s band — including (from left) Spencer Warren, Emily Baylink, Nick Gilliam, Hunter Henley, Joel Carroll and Saul Arrazcaeta — perform at South Peninsula Hospital’s Long Term Care Unit on Dec. 5....

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:34pm
  • School Events KPBSD Dec. 20, 23-Jan. 3: No school.   Chapman School Dec. 16: Winter concert, 7 p.m.   Fireweed Academy (grades K-6) Dec. 18: Grinch Party...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:33pm
  • With a dozen schools participating in the Dimond High DDF Tournament at Anchorage’s Dimond High School, Homer High School’s Drama Debate and Forensics team brought home an impressive handful of awards: Second place, duo interpretation: Jonas Noomah and Evan Boyer; Fourth...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:32pm
  • In up-to-the-end excitement, the Homer Middle School Robotics team, Your Mama’s Llamas, took first place in the Kenai Peninsula competition Saturday. “They did really well,” said Margi Blanding, advisor for the HMS team. “(Competition) went right up to the end. It was really touch and go.”...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:31pm
  • Each Homer High faculty member nominates one outstanding student as a “Mariner on the Move” per year based on scholarships and citizenship. Nominees and their families are invited to a celebration catered by the HHS culinary arts class. First quarter winners are (from left): ...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:26pm

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