• It was about 5:40 a.m. in Soldotna on Friday when a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and killed 26 people. But information spreads fast and by midday several classes were paused so teachers could talk to students about what they had been texting, Facebooking and tal...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:23am
  • All I want for Christmas is... Santa doesn’t have to wonder what the first-grade students in Wendy Todd’s classroom at Paul Banks Elementary School want for Christmas. The youngsters’ letters make it clear what’s on their wish lists. And they aren’t just thinking of themselves. There are i...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:32am
  • Homer High DDF took 18 students to the Eagle River High School Drama, Debate and Forensics tournament last weekend and competed with 12 schools from the Anchorage area and Seward, and brought home the following awards: Drew Turner, Owen Duffy, Neal Wimmerstedt - 3rd...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:19pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Dec. 21: Inservice, no school. Dec. 24-Jan. 6: Winter break; no school. Jan. 14: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7 p.m.  Chapman School...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:17pm
  • Not just one or two, but five foreign exchange students representing four different countries are enrolled at Homer High School this year. Their visits to Homer represent the efforts of three different exchange programs. With thousands of miles separating them from home a...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:15pm
  • Middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) are invited to participate in the first annual Alaska Regional Science Bowl to be held in Anchorage in March. The registration deadline has been extended to Dec. 15. Each team is composed of four students, one alternate, and ...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:49am
  • The holiday season is here, and we all love to give. Maggie Alston, a seventh-grade student at Homer Middle School, wanted to help the pets at Homer Animal Shelter find homes during the holidays. She developed an idea to sell candy canes to her fellow students and teachers to help with the cost of s...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:16am
  • Homer Middle SchoolDec. 8: Basketball, finals of borough tournament, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kenai.McNeil Canyon Elementary SchoolDec. 14: Deadline to bring to school items for dry bean soup mix. Each student brings two cans of stewed, diced or whole tomatoes (14.5 ounce size).Dec. 18: Mini workshops.Ninilc...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:15am
  • When you think of giving to people around the world, what do you think of? The Homer Middle School student body has been given a new idea, a project that, when introduced to them, became not only a grade, but also a way to help other people....

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:14am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Dec. 3: School board meeting, 7 p.m.  Chapman School Dec. 18: Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Fireweed Academy (all grades) Dec. 12: APC meeting, 4:30 p.m., Li...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:22pm

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