Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 9:01 PM on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

School Briefs

BP Teacher of Excellence

The deadline to nominate Kenai Peninsula area school teachers for the BP Teacher of Excellence award is Monday. The program recognizes Alaska educators for their dedication to teaching and inspiring students. Each Teacher of Excellence will receive a $500 gift card and one teacher will be chosen as the Kenai Peninsula BP Teacher of the Year. That teacher will receive a $1,500 scholarship for continuing education. This year, each of the recognized teachers' schools or PTA also will be awarded $500. To nominate a teacher go to bpteachers.com.

Scholarships available to local high school students

Applications for the American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships for high school seniors can be found at school counselor offices or by contacting the American Legion at 235-8864 or Darlene at 235-6789. The scholarships include:

National President Scholarship, with local, state and national awards. Applicants must be related to a veteran who served in the armed forces, from a daughter or son through step great-grandchildren. Application deadline is March 1.

Homer American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 Scholarship, a local award of $500. Applicants do not need to be related to a veteran or a member of the American Legion family. Several scholarships will be awarded. Application deadline is April 12.

Scholarship for Junior Auxiliary members. Application deadline is March 1. Call for more information.

Scholarships also are offered for non-traditional students who have been out of school for a few years and want to improve their skills or students who are in college and need additional financial support to obtain their degree. These include:

National Auxiliary Scholarship. Must be a current member of the American Legion family. Local, state and national awards are made from $500-$1,000. Application deadline is March 1.

Western District Scholarship. Local and Western District awards are made from $500-$1,000. Applicants must be a current member of the American Legion, auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion. Application deadline is Feb. 28.

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District


March 14-18: Spring break. No school.

Chapman School

Today: Battle of the books, grades 3-4.

Today: Girl Scout meeting.

Today: Volleyball vs. Homer, 4 p.m. at Chapman.

Feb. 11: Battle of the books, grades 5-6.

Feb. 11: Volleyball at Cook Inlet Academy, 5 p.m.

Feb. 12: Wrestling at Homer, 10 a.m.

Feb. 14: Spelling bee, 1:45 p.m.


Feb. 15-17: Terra Nova testing for Homer Connections 5th- and 7th-grade students, Best Western Bidarka Inn, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Arrive at the testing site by 8:45 a.m.

Fireweed Academy

Second Tuesday of every month: Academic Policy Committee, Room 103, 5 p.m.

Through March 4: Fireweed Academy is accepting enrollment applications for grades K-6 for the 2011-2012 school year. For information or applications, call 235-9728 or visit the web, www.edline.net/pages/Fireweed_Academy.

Through today: Terra Nova testing, grade 5.

Feb. 24: NEAP test, grade 4.

March 9: Invention convention.

Homer Middle School

Feb. 11: Skiing Homer Invite, 3 p.m.

Feb. 11: Volleyball vs Soldotna in Soldotna, 3 p.m.

Feb. 12: Wrestling Homer Invite, 10 a.m.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Feb. 11: Spelling bee 12:40 p.m.

Feb. 11: Family skate night, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 14: Love of Reading kick-off.

Ninilchik School

Through Feb. 12: Ninilchik Invitational Tourney.

Paul Banks Elementary School

Through-Feb. 13: Read-A-Thon Pirate Adventure.

Feb. 25: Bingo for Books.

Susan B. English School

Today-Feb. 12: Basketball at Grace Christian JV Tournament.

Feb. 12: Junior high volleyball at Nikolaevsk.

Feb. 12: Junior high wrestling a Homer Middle School, 10 a.m.

Feb. 15: Girls basketball vs. Kalskag at Seldovia.

Feb. 17-19: Seldovia Basketball Tournament.

Voznesenka School

Feb. 11: High school students hold fundraiser for academic trip to East Coast by sponsoring Homer Theatre showing of <0x201C>Gulliver's Travels.<0x201D>

West Homer Elementary School

Feb. 7-18: Terra Nova testing.