Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 6:53 PM on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

School Briefs

Student news

After winning McNeil Canyon Elementary School's geography bee, sixth-grader Ustina Chernishoff's score in regional competition has her headed to the 2011 Alaska Geographic Bee at Egan Center in Juneau, April 1. The state winner receives $100, the "Complete National Geographic DVD" and a trip to Washington, D.C., for the national finals May 24-25. The national winner receives a $25,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society and an all-expense paid trip to the Galapagos Islands.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks announced the students on the dean's and chancellor's lists for the fall 2010 semester. Students receiving a 3.9 grade point average or higher are placed on the chancellor's list; students receiving a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.89 are named to the dean's list. Students from Homer on the chancellor's list were: Gareth S. Chesley, Marina L. Critchett, Holly I. Dickson and Brennan D. Palmer. Students from Homer on the dean's list were: Levi. P. Cowan, Iris R. Fletcher, Kalin Pitta-Rosse, Tux S. Seims, Connor R. Smith and Tyler P. Wentz.

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District


March 14-18: Spring break. No school.


Note: Registration is open for Homer Connections grades 7-12 to attend an overnight field trip to Kasitsna Bay April 19-20. The trip will focus on exploring the intertidal zones of Jakalof and Kasitsna beaches. The trip is sponsored by Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Pre-registration is required.

Today: Ice skating party, Kevin Bell Arena, 1-3 p.m. Bring your own skates or use some at the rink. Refreshments will be provided. Free admission.

March 14-18: Connections office closed for spring break.

Fireweed Academy

March 11: Teacher in-service day; no school.

Homer Middle School

March 28: Track and field begins.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

March 21-25: Swim lessons, grades 1 and 3.

March 28-April 1: Swim lessons, grades K and 2.

March 31: Spotlight lunch.

Paul Banks Elementary School

March 25: Geography Day.

Susan B. English School

Today: Eligibility check.

March 14-16: Basketball state.

West Homer Elementary School

Today: Orca Olympics, afternoon.