• What’s as tiny as a sesame seed, but big enough to cost Americans in the neighborhood of $367 million to $1 billion each year?  Answer: head lice. Pediculosis, to be a bit more formal....

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:23am
  • West Homer Elementary School student Katlin Cudaback gets a little help from classmates as she scales a wall at Ageya Wilderness Center, where the fifth- and sixth-grade students worked on teambuilding and leadership while studying a natural history unit about plants, birds and animal tracking....

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:56am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 18: Inservice, no school.   Chapman School Oct. 21-25: Scholastic Book Fair. Oct. 22: Basketball at Nikolaevsk, 3:30 and 5 p.m. Oct. 23: Basketball ...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:53am
  • Homer was once a place Kari Dendurent came for vacations. Now, as Homer Middle School’s principal, the southern peninsula has become her home. “Since I moved to Alaska, we’ve come to Homer on weekend trips, to go fishing,” said Dendurent. Now that she and her partner, Jared Kane, are residen...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:46am
  • Student news Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., has annouced the enrollment of two students from Homer for the fall 2013 semester: Connor McCarron is majoring in environmental studies; Garrett Hoanin’s major is unclassified.   Kena...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 2:24pm
  • Meet Homer High School’s exchange students: Maximiano “Max” Mangue Jr. of Mozambique; Yusra Sahi of the Philippines and Sebastian Talamas Jr. of Bolivia. “Our current exchange students are sweet, respectable young men and women,” said Principal Doug Waclawski. “I’m glad they chose to c...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 2:21pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Oct. 11: picture retakes. Oct. 18: Inservice, no school.   Fireweed Academy (grades K-2) Oct. 9: School picture day, 9 a.m. Oct. 1...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:24am
  • On the search for more learning, the first-grade students from Paul Banks Elementary School, accompanied by teachers and four parents, tapped into the rich resource of their community Sept. 19. Their search led to the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and, for the 16 students in teacher Wendy Todd’s...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:22am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 14: School board meetings, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 30: 90-minute early release. Nov. 20: 90-minute early release. Jan. 22: 90-minute early release. Feb. 26:...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:09am
  • You can read about the nation’s capital, hear what it’s like to be in New York and see photos of historic sites on the East Coast. Or you can go there and experience it for yourself. That’s what local middle school-age youngsters have been doing since 2006, through School Tours of America. The...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:06am

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