• On March 27, Parker Lowney, a student in Brandon Young’s sixth-grade class at West Homer Elementary School, earned 11th place in the state-level competition of the National Geographic Bee. The first step in qualifying for the state competition was winning at the school level, something Parker did ...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:52pm
  • A West Homer Elementary School teacher is one of five Kenai Peninsula Borough School District educators who have been selected as 2014 BP Teachers of Excellence.  Judy Gonsalves of WHES joins Jacob Doth of Nikiski Middle-High School, Shannon Dwyer of Skyview Middle School, James Harris of Soldo...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:51pm
  • On April 14, six Homer High School students attended Paul Banks Elementary recess. The high school students, Sam Draves, Drew Brown, Ian Lowe, Patrick Rainwater, Sheldon Hutt and JJ Sonnen, were allowed to miss one period of class to visit the elementary school. They helped teach younger students ne...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:45pm
  • A Homer High School student has won second place and $1,100 in the 25th annual Caring for the Kenai environmental competition for his volcano eruption preparedness kit. “The road to development is always rough, but I plan to take my idea to the fullest level of implementation so when the next erup...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:33pm
  • A 15-year-old student was arrested at his home in Kenai after police said he sent a threatening text message that included the threat of a gun, to students at Kenai Central High School. The school was on lockdown for less than an hour Tuesday, as were Kenai Middle School, Kenai Alternative School an...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:32pm
  • May 1: Early release day. May 4: School board meeting, Seward. June 1: School board meeting, Soldotna. June 2: School board planning session, Soldotna. Homer Flex School April 20-24: Artist in Schoo...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:48pm
  • The committee tasked with working out differences between the House and Senate budgets took up the Department of Education and Early Development budget Tuesday but didn’t make a decision on the line item that cuts about $48 million from K-12 education. The Senate made the cut in K-12 funding after...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:47pm
  • A textbook that has been criticized as having a biased view of history has been approved for continued use after Kenai Peninsula Board of Education members voted to retain it. Some board members said they had issues with the book, but ultimately found that it would be cost-prohibitive to find replac...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:45pm
  • Paul Banks Elementary School parents and friends packed the Mariner Theatre last Thursday for  the school’s spring performance, “Drums Alive!” ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:14pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will not be handing out any pink slips this spring. At Monday’s Board of Education meeting, all non-tenured contracts were approved for the 2016 school year. Roughly 70 contracts were signed off on and roughly 30 non-tenured teachers were moved to tenure...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:11pm

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