• Each month, this column will feature tips on how to include everyday literacy in your family’s daily routine using five familiar practices: reading, talking, playing, singing, and writing together! Each article will include book and digital media recommendations as well as activities you can try a...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:46pm
  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Homer Flex Aug. 31: Open house, 5-6:30 p.m. Registration is ongoing, please call 235-5558 for an appointment. Homer High School Aug. 25: JV and varsity football and cheerleaders leave for Whittier Ferry, 4 a.m. Aug. 25: C-team, JV and varsity vol...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:46pm
  • The first day of school is all about learning the ropes – new classroom, new rules, new names and new routines. In first grade teacher Anne Love’s class, the students were not the only ones getting used to the ebb and flow of a day at McNeil Canyon Elementary....

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:46pm
  • 2,014 parents, staff, students and community members have been using their phones as another platform to access the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District events and activities. School district liaison Pegge Erkeneff headed development of the platform, which among other avenues allows users to subs...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:17pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Most KPBSD schools start on Tuesday, Aug. 23. For variance calendar start dates, see Fireweed Academy Aug. 22: Academic Policy Committee meeting in room 104 at West Homer Elementary, 4:30 p.m. Ho...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:17pm
  • Two Homer area schools welcome new leadership at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year as Eric Waltenbaugh and Todd Hindman take the helms of Fireweed Academy and West Homer Elementary. The two new principals are long-time Alaska educators, both of whom have dreamt of living in Homer for some tim...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:16pm
  • District wide August 23: First day of school September 5: Labor Day September 14: Early release October 21: Inservice, end of quarter October 26: Early release October 27-28: Parent-teacher conferences November 23: Early release November 24-25: Thanksgiving holiday December 22: Inse...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 2:52pm
  • Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year! Our district is very excited to have all of our students, staff, and parents back in school. We have had a busy summer at the district office in preparation for this year. As you know, we are fully committed to prepare all of our students for their future....

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 1:48pm
  • Children entering public and private schools in Alaska, as well as certified preschools and licensed daycares, must be immunized, unless he or she is given an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Overall, the state does not see a high percentage of exemptions, said Gerri Yett, program manager...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 1:03pm
  • Fireweed Academy’s academic policy committee offered the position of principal to Todd Hindman, who accepted. Hindman founded and worked as principal in Nome, Alaska’s Anvil City Science Academy. “We are very excited to welcome Todd to Homer and to our school,” wrote academic policy committe...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 2:42pm

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