Local first graders built their own cardboard violins the night of Wednesday, Sept. 13 as part of the Paul Banks Elementary Preludes Violin Program. After developing the strength, coordination, and knowledge of how to handle a delicate and difficult to play instrument, they will graduate to real violins and bows later this fall.
Some young Paul Banks Elementary students got a bit dirty in the name of public service last week when they helped spruce up some recently-constructed trails at Karen Hornaday Park.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has the opportunity to obtain Narcan, a brand of the drug naloxone which temporarily blocks or reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, at no cost to the school.
West Homer Elementary:
During her senior year at Homer High School, Sunny Puterbaugh lacked a plan for the future.
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By Megan Pacer
In October 2016, parents took notice when the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced cutbacks due to declining dollars from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. Specifically, it meant a change in busing schedules beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, resulting in changing start and stop times for 10 southern peninsula schools.
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Registration for fall workshops and classes through Kenai Peninsula College are ongoing at the Kachemak Bay Campus.
Ten schools in the lower peninsula have new start and end times as of the 2017-18 school year. The change is due to a switch to a double-tier bus transportation system, which other schools in the district already have. The new start and end times affect the following schools:
As the start of a new school year draws ever closer, parents and students alike have plenty of things to get ready for: sports, new classes and teachers, and new assignments. Part of being ready for school means equipping students with the supplies they’ll need to complete note taking, projects and assignments, both in the classroom and back at home.
Below is a list of school supplies for the different grades in some of the district’s schools. Visit a school’s individual website for any further information.
The Homer Public Library last Saturday honored readers and super readers at its annual Ice Cream Celebration and Young Maker’s Faire. About 150 people attended. Kids who read 600 or more minutes were invited to attend, although many young people read much more than that. Ulmer’s Drug & Hardware donated two backpacks filled with school supplies and Scarlett Uhlig and Konrad Overholt each won one in a raffle.
At commencement ceremonies Monday night for Homer Flex School and Homer High School, speakers offered practical guidance for young adults going forth in the traditional American rite of passage. Usually adults offer inspiration, but at both schools examples of overcoming adversity came from the students themselves.