Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 2:15 PM on Wednesday, February 8, 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.

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

Feb. 21: Informational meeting to discuss transportation on the southern peninsula; Mariner Theatre, 7 p.m.

Chapman School

Wrestling: Practice schedule is Monday and Tuesday, 3:10-5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 5-6:30 p.m.

Volleyball: Practices are Tuesday-Friday, 3:10-5 p.m.

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

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

Feb. 14: Volleyball at Chapman vs. Ninilchik, 4 p.m.

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

Feb. 16: Volleyball at Cook Inlet Academy, 4 p.m.


March 6: Ice skating party at Kevin Bell Arena. All home-schooling families are welcome. Bring skates or use some at the rink; refreshments will be provided; free admission; 1:30-3 p.m.

Fireweed Academy, grades 3-6

Thru March 2: Open enrollment.

Feb. 9: Terra Nova make-ups.

Fireweed Academy, grades K-2

Through March 2: Open enrollment.

March 5, 6 and 8: Swim lessons at Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center; more info to come.

Homer Middle School

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

Feb. 10: Ski meet at home; 3-5 p.m.

Feb. 11: Wrestling at Seward, 10-11 a.m.

Feb. 13: Volleyball at home vs. Nikolaevsk, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Feb. 16: Volleyball at Ninilchik, 4-7 p.m.

Feb. 17: Volleyball vs. Soldotna at Homer, 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 17: Ski meet at Kenai, 3:30-6 p.m.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Feb. 12: After-school skiing begins; Mondays and Wednesdays.

Feb. 15: Talent show tryouts, noon.

Feb. 17: Skate night, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 23: Talent show, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 26: Spotlight lunch honoring Bryce Glidden, Molly Kesey, Rainbow O'Phelan, Jenna Lapp, Anthony Basargin, Sam Banks, Liam James, Zoe Stonorov, Marina Greear, Irina Ivanov, Daniel Reutov, Hailey Wilkins, Hunter Patton and Thomas Bridgeman. Parents are invited to join their child and the principal for lunch, 11:25 a.m.

Paul Banks Elementary School

Feb. 10: End read-a-thon.

Feb. 11: Winter carnival.

Feb. 17: Read-a-thon pledges due.

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. 9: Terra Nova testing, grade 5.

Feb. 13: Volleyball, 3;20-5 p.m.

Feb. 15: Volleyball, 3:20-5 p.m.

student opportunities

Alaska's Educational Resource Center's Career Connection program brings students in grades 11 and 12 from around the state to Juneau to job-shadow in various work sites for a one-week period. 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.

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State and American Legion Boys State>

The application deadline for these one-week, hands-on government leadership camps for high school juniors is April 4. Contact Darlene, 235-6789, or the post at 235-8864 for more information and/or applications.

Youth Rally

Homer Electric Association is offering scholarships to the annual Youth Rally in Caldwell, Idaho, in June. Applications are available at www.homerelectric.com. Deadline for entries is April 2.

Student scholarships available

For more information on the following scholarships, see the Homer News online at homernews.com.

The Alaska State Fair scholarship deadline is 4 p.m. April 20; visit www.alaskastatefair.org.

The American Cancer Society's Cancer Survivor College Scholarship Program deadline is Feb. 24; application packets can be obtained by calling (866) 500-3272.

The American Legion has the following scholarships available: American Legion Auxiliary deadline is April 12; the American Legion Western District award deadline is Feb. 15; the National President's Scholarship deadline is March 1; the Western District Auxiliary deadline is Feb. 29; the Non-Traditional Auxiliary Scholarship deadline is March 1; the Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship deadline is March 1.

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges scholarship applications must be submitted by March 1; see www.alaskarefugefriends.org.

Homer Electric Association scholarship information is online at www.homerelectric.com; the deadline is 5 p.m. March 1.

The Homer Foundation has the following scholarships available: Alain and Daniel Rieser Scholarship; Homer Community Science Scholarship; Health Care Providers Scholarship; Drew Scalzi Memorial Maritime Scholarship; Diane Wambach "Shoot for the Stars" Scholarship; Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic Scholarship; Beluga Tail / Tale Writing Scholarships; deadline for all applications is 4 p.m. April 19.