Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 1:42 PM on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Rebecca M. Temple of Homer has made the Oregon State University scholastic honor role for the winter term with a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Temple is a senior, majoring in mathematics.

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District


April 24: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7 p.m.

April 24: Mass choir, Kenai.


Through April 5: SBA testing, grades 3-8.

April 10: SBA science test, grades 4 and 8.

April 11: Librarian Day.

April 16-20: Volunteer appreciation week.

April 19: Spring pictures.


April 24: Grades 7-10 participate in a six-hour oceanography field trip on Kachemak Bay aboard the Rainbow connection. The trip is sponsored by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Pre-registration is required and now open.

Fireweed Academy, Grades K-2

April 9-13: Sharlene Cline, artist in the schools.

Fireweed Academy, Grades 3-6

Thursdays: After school cross-country skiing.

Through April 5: Standards Based Assessments.

April 12-13: Alaska Islands and Ocean field trips.

April 16: Grades 5-6 to Challenger Learning Center.

Homer Middle School

Track: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 3:30-5 p.m.

Through April 5: Student testing.

April 10: Site Council, 3:30 p.m.

April 13: Math Meet.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

April 10: Grade 4 SBA testing.

April 10: Deadline for parent representative nominations to the McNeil Canyon Site Council. There are openings for a one-year term and a two-year term. Elections will be held May 3. For information, contact the office.

April 12: Sibling pictures, 11 a.m.

April 12: Spring pictures.

April 12:: Site council, 3 p.m.

April 13: Summer skill book orders due.

April 16: Spanish club.

April 17-20: Holy days.

Paul Banks Elementary School

Note: Paul Banks students swim month of April.

April 6: Dress Up Day.

April 6: First Friday Art Extravaganza.

April 10-12: Kindergarten and new student registration.

April 14: PTA garage sale.

April 17: Spring music program, Mariner Theatre, 1 p.m.

April 18: Spring pictures.

West Homer Elementary School

Volleyball: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:20-5 p.m.

Through April 5: SBA testing.

April 10: SBA testing.

April 19: Spring pictures, morning.

Student scholarships available

Through the Alaska Community Foundation, the following scholarships are available: the David E. Knot Memorial Nursing Fellowship with funding for individuals pursuing a registered nursing degree in a two-, three- or four-year program, $2,500, deadline is April 15; the Frank and Carol Pinkerton Orchestral String Instrument Scholarship available to Alaska high school seniors committed to obtaining a college or university degree in music education with an emphasis on string instruments, up to $1,500, deadline is May 1; the Jim Snead Memorial Scholarship available to students pursuing a post-secondary education in an accredited vocational school, college or university with a concentration in transportation, business, international business or related industries, $1,000-$1,500, deadline is April 20; the $7,500 Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship to high school graduates who will be the first in their immediate family to attend a college or university and attend or plan to attend one of a selected list of colleges and universities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington; applications will be accepted until May 31; Shelly Szepanski Memorial Flight Scholarship assists women earning private or commercial instrument flight ratings who are pursuing flying as part of a science-related degree program, up to $5,000, deadline is June 15; see www.alaskaacf.org for applications.

The Alaska State Fair is accepting scholarship applications from junior and senior high school students planning to attend college or vocational school are eligible. Mail or hand-deliver applications to the Alaska State Fair, 2075 Glenn Highway, Palmer, Alaska 99645 by 4 p.m. April 20. For more information, visit www.alaskastatefair.org.

The American Legion Auxiliary scholarship is available to high school seniors and people going back to school, $500, deadline is April 12.

The Gale Parson Memorial Scholarship, is a $500 award to a deserving area Native student pursuing a formal education in cultural studies or archaeology. For more information, see www.prattmuseum.org.

The Homer Foundation has applications available for: The Alain and Daniel Rieser Scholarship for foreign language study/travel; Homer Community Science Scholarship supporting post-secondary education in the life sciences; Health Care Providers Scholarship supporting students serious in pursuing a career in healthcare; Drew Scalzi Memorial Maritime Scholarship supporting students of fishing families and/or students wishing to pursue a career in Alaskas maritime industry; Diane Wambach Shoot for the Stars Scholarship supporting education and training for young people with a plan to pursue their dreams; Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic Scholarship supporting students with outstanding academic achievements and a strong work ethic; Beluga Tail / Tale Writing Scholarships that provide awards in both creative and nonfiction writing. Applications may be requested via mail, phone or email, picked up at the Homer Foundation or Homer High School counselors office or downloaded from the Foundations website at www.homerfund.org, click on forms. The deadline for all applications is 4 p.m. April 19.

The International Pacific Halibut Commission funds merit scholarships to support university, technical college and other post-secondary education. Contact Laura Black at (206) 634-1838, ext. 7661; Tamara Briggie, ext. 7661, or Bruce Leaman, ext. 7672. Applications can be downloaded at www.iphc.int/opportunities/scholarship.html. They must be received by June 29.

The Kachemak Board of Realtors will award three $750 scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing career training in a vocational/technical field or a college degree. See school counselor for application details or call Gina Pelaia at 235-6183 or 399-6183. Deadline is April 15.

The Kachemak Bay Chapter of Alaska State Employees Association is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior. Submission deadline is April 20. For more information, contact Carla Milburn or Marnee Beverage at 235-8191.

Ptarmigan Arts is seeking local junior and senior high school students interested in furthering their arts education to apply for the visual arts scholarship. Guidelines and applications are available at www.ptarmiganarts.com, as well as at the gallery, 471 E. Pioneer Ave. Deadline for submission is April 20.