Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 12:24 PM on Wednesday, January 25, 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.

Today: Informational meeting regarding bus routes, Homer High School, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 2: Informational meeting regarding bus routes, Ninilchik School, Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m.

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. 27: Spelling bee, 1 p.m.

Jan. 28: Wrestling at Nikiski, 10 a.m.

Jan. 30: Volleyball vs. Cook Inlet Academy, at Chapman, 4 p.m.

Jan. 31: Volleyball at Ninilchik, 4 p.m.

Feb. 2-3: Parent teacher conferences, no classes.

Feb. 8: Volleyball vs. Nikolaevsk at Chapman, 4 p.m.

Feb. 10: Volleyball at Nikolaevsk, 4 p.m.

Feb. 14: Battle of the Books, grades seven and eight.

Feb. 16: Battle of the Books, grades five and six.

Feb. 17: Battle of the Books, grades three and four.

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.

Fireweed Academy, grades 3-6

Jan. 27: Field trip to Kiki's house

Feb. 2-3: Student-led conferences

Feb. 7-9: Terra Nova 5th grade standardized test.

Fireweed Academy, grades K-2

Today: Field trip to McNeil Canyon for storytelling and square dancing.

Jan. 27: 100 Day Celebration

Feb. 2-3: Student led conferences.

Homer High School

For sports events, see calendar, page 18.

Homer Middle School

Jan. 27: Ski meet at Seward, 3-9 p.m.

Jan. 28: Wrestling at Nikiski, 10 a.m.

Feb. 1: Conferences, 4:30-7 p.m.

Feb. 2: Conferences, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.

Feb. 3: Conferences, 9 a.m.-noon.

Feb. 4: Wrestling away, 9 a.m.

Feb. 4: Volleyball at Seward, noon.

Feb.10: Volleyball at Nikiski, 3 p.m.

Feb. 18: Wrestling Boroughs at Kenai, 10-11 a.m.

Feb. 18: Volleyball at Kenai, 10 a.m.

Feb. 18: Volleyball at Soldotna, noon.

Feb. 21: Volleyball first round at Boroughs, 9:30-10 a.m.

Feb. 25: Volleyball finals at Boroughs, Nikiski, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Feb. 25: CS Basketball League Tournament, 3-9 p.m.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Through Jan. 26: Artist in the schools, Jerry Falek.

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.

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.

Through 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.

Alaska's Educational Resource Center's Career Connection

AERC's Career Connection program brings students from around the state to Juneau to job-shadow in various work sites for a one-week period. The opportunity is available to students in grades 11 and 12. They will be placed at sites in a field of their interest and explore related careers and higher education opportunities. During a one-week session, students will stay at the Juneau Youth Hostel. Two sessions will be held: April 9-13 and April 16-21. Tuition for students is $650 plus airfare to Juneau. Students must be accompanied by a teacher and/or a chaperone (five students to one adult per school site). Tuition for accompanying adults is $450 plus airfare. Tuition covers cost of the program, transportation in Juneau, food and accommodations. Deadline to submit letters of intent is Feb. 10. For information, visit www.serrc.org/academy, email lindak@serrc.org or call (907) 586-6806.


Families First: A Best Beginnings Partnership has awarded three scholarships to Homer-area child care centers:

$130 to Jeanne's Learning Yurt to meet fire marshal structural requirements;

$130 to Kachemak Kids Early LearningCenter to purchase art supplies;

$240 to Smallpond Childcare to purchase music curriculum and instruments.