Schools

  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Public budget meetings to address school funding Feb. 23: Homer High School Library, 5:30 p.m. Parents, staff, students, business partners, community members and elected officials are invited to attend ...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:02am
  • In late January as Homer artist Desiree Hagen worked to finish her installation at Bunnell Street Arts Center, she sat surrounded by a tsunami of paper scraps. While many artists add media to create things — paint to canvas or clay to throwing wheel — Hagen, 31, is like the sculptor who looks at...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:14am
  • Paul Banks Elementary School Principal Eric Pederson kisses Guinevere, the pig, at the end of the school’s month-long Wild West-themed Read-a-Thon on Feb. 3. The story that went along with this year’s theme stated that Guinevere was stolen by bandits and in order for her safe return, the...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:58am
  • Homer students competed with others throughout the Kenai Peninsula in the school district’s Battle of the Books. The competitions took place via telephone or videoconference. The winners go on to state competition Feb. 22. Students in different grade levels compete in four different categories: th...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:48am
  • Homer Middle School Mathletes competed in the MathCounts chapter meet Feb. 13. Eighth graders Jonathan Raymond, Marina Carroll, Ruby Allen and seventh grader Larry Dunn played on the official HMS team and took seventh place in the team round. Marina Carroll and Larry Dunn led the Homer team with the...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:46am
  • Sixth graders in Kris Owen’s class at Fireweed Academy and Deadliest Catch star Captain Johnathan Hillstrand pose with a sign telling 8-year-old Dorian Murray of Rhode Island that he is famous in Homer, Alaska. Dorian Murray has battled rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of pediatric cancer, since a...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 2:59pm
  • Raymond Marshall is leaving the principal post at West Homer Elementary School after the completion of the current school year. After spending six years in the position, Marshall is looking to pursue other opportunities outside of Alaska, he said. Resigning earlier in the year gives the school distr...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 2:56pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Public budget meeting to address school funding Feb. 23: Homer High School Library, 5:30 p.m. Parents, staff, students, business partners, community members and elected officials are invited to attend the pub...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 2:55pm
  • Homer High School’s DDF (Drama, Debate and Forensics) team competed at Service High in Anchorage on Jan. 29-30 and placed in several categories. They will next compete at the state tournament in Anchorage on Feb. 18-20. 1st Place, Solo Acting: Lindsey Schneider 2nd Place, Duet Acting: Ciara Jones ...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:01am
  • The annual Paul Banks Elementary School Bingo for Books was a fun evening for the 250-plus students, parents and staff who attended the event. It was the best-attended Bingo for Books in many years.  The majority of students left with at least four brand-new books. Bingo for Books’ focus is p...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:59am

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