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  • There’s nothing quite like a Paul Banks Elementary School readathon. Each year faculty and staff put their heads together to come up with a challenge that sends the school’s pre-k through second-graders into a reading frenzy. This year, the youngsters’ reading will result in clues to help loca...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:13am
  • That was the question Chapman students in pre-k through first grade explored last week as the 2013-2014 school year reached its 100th day....

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:12am
  • Move over fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. At Chapman School, it’s the fourth-graders that know how to use their A, B and C’s. At the school spelling bee on Jan. 30, the top three finishers were fourth-grade students: • First place: Kimberly Abbott; • Second place: Andy Nelson; a...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:10am
  • Middle school teams from Chapman, Homer Middle School and Vozensenka traveled to Nikiski to battle against Kenai, Nikiski and Soldotna last week. Vozenenka’s highest placer was Max Kuznetsov at 85 pounds; he placed second. Dia Martishev placed fourth at 100 pounds, as did Nikit Anufriev at 138 and...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:47pm
  • Student News Hannah Baird of Fritz Creek has been accepted at Cornell College, a private liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and has earned the Presidential Scholarship. Laura Louise Wayne Delehanty of Homer has been named to Juniata...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:46pm
  • It wasn’t just the students at Paul Banks Elementary School that celebrated school spirit day. The faculty and staff got into the act, too, with a human pyramid built by (bottom row, from left) Principal Eric Pederson, school custodian Eric Benson and aide Daniel Bunker; (second row, from left) te...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:45pm
  • They might not have been born when it happened, but ask the fifth- and sixth-grade students at Fireweed Academy about the Exxon Valdez oil spill and related topics and they can give you answers. Better yet, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 3-5 p.m., visit the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center where ...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:44pm
  • Student News John Walsworth, a Homer High School senior, has been nominated by U.S. Rep. Don Young for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. This is the first step in acceptance. Walsworth must now go through the acceptance process.    ...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:28pm
  • Micah Mershon has won West Homer Elementary School’s National Geographic Geography Bee contest, and Josiah Raymond is the runner-up in the school event. Mike Hawfield, history professor at Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula college-University of Alaska Anchorage, volunteered as the questioner. T...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:26pm
  • Since her birth seven and a half years ago, Brooke Shafer has been steadfast in keeping her dark brown hair long. Really long. Past-your-waist long. “She used her hair like a powerful whip,” said Gibby Bachiochi, Brooke’s Brownie Girl Scout leader and the librarian at Chapman School, where Bro...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:25pm

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