Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 3:48 PM on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District


Visit www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us, with local radio stations, and KPBSD on Facebook and Twitter for immediate updates in the event of a school delay or closure. If school remains open, and you as a parent believe that it is not safe for your child to travel to school, you have the right to keep your child at home. Please notify the school if you choose to do so.

Through Jan. 21: Comments being accepted on transportation proposal, visit www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=23051.

Feb. 6: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7 p.m.

Feb. 14: Deadline to nominate a favorite KPBSD educator to the 2012 BP Teachers of excellence program. See www.BPTeachers.com.

Chapman School

Wrestling: Michael Wells is coaching; schedule will be posted in "Dates to Remember," the school blog and Facebook pages and in the daily bulletin on "Power School." Practice schedule is Monday and Tuesday, 3:10-5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 5-6:30 p.m.

Volleyball: Heidi Stokes is coaching; schedule will be posted; practices are Tuesday-Friday, 3:10-5 p.m.

Jan. 21: Cabin Fever Variety Show. Chapman music department will have a bake sale during the show. Donated baked goods are needed and must be at the school by Jan. 20 or at the school gym by 6 p.m. Jan. 21.

Jan. 27: Spelling bee, 1 p.m.

Feb. 24: Snow Rondi talent show, 7 p.m.

Feb. 25: Snow Rondi pinewood derby, weigh-in 10 p.m., race starts 11 a.m.

Feb. 26: Snow Rondi dog show, 2 p.m.

Homer Middle School

Jan. 25: Spelling bee.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Today: Site council, library, 3 p.m.

Today-Jan. 26: Artist in the Schools, Jerry Falek.

Jan. 20: School store re-opens and will cotinue to be open every Friday.

Jan 24: Spotlight lunch honoring Wade Carroll, Kyeson Johnson, Kiril Kalugin, Jake Tappan, Hannah Stonorov, Katerina Kuzmin, Kera Jones, Madison Story, Ty Etzwiler, Piper Kassouni, Jennasea Puterbaugh, Jessie Skalisky, Tristen Gonzales, Rhythm Beckett-Cook, Summer McGuire and Erica White. Parents are invited to join their child and the principal; 11:25 a.m.

Jan. 27: Family movie night, with hotdogs, soda, popcorn and candy. 6:30 p.m..

Feb. 12: Spelling bee. For more information and study tips, visit www.spellingbee.com or www.myspellit.com.

Congratulations: The following students have been placed on the second-quarter honor roll: Tristen Gonzales, Scott Lapp, Abby Middleton, Chad Morris, Daniel Reutov, Alec Rhodes, Austin Shafford, Jessie Skalisky, Mattea Allen, Jennasea Puterbaugh, Rhythm Beckett-Cook, Lia Jacobsen, Ciara Jones, Elizabeth Kalugin, Summer McGuire, Hunter Patton, Josie Reyes, Sammy Walker, Hunter Warren, Raisa Basargin, Jordan Beachy, Alissa Cole, Koby Etzwiler, Max Kuzmin, Jaron Morris, Elizaveta Reutov, Michael Reutov and Bradley Wythe.

April 19: Science fair. For help with ideas of science fair projects, visit www.sciencebuddies.org and www.sciencebob.com.

West Homer Elementary School:

Through Feb. 10: Wrestling on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Jan. 13: Geography bee, 9 a.m.

Jan 23-Feb. 29: Ski program, 3:30-5 p.m.

Feb. 7: PTO meeting, library, 4:45 p.m.

Feb. 7: Site council, library, 4 p.m.

Congratulations: WHES students participated in a statewide math contest the last two weeks before the holiday. The contest was run through a website called Sumdog, which offers free games to make math more fun. During the two weeks, 182 students participated and by the end of the contest, WHES students had attempted more than 200,000 math problems. Although WHES did not win the overall school contest, Teddy Croft, WHES student, was the overall individual winner, completing 9,000 math problems on his own. Four other WHES students were in the top 10.


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