Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 8:08 PM on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

School Briefs

Student news


Maya Rourke

Maya Rourke of Homer graduated winter term from Western Oregon University, on the academic honor roll, with a bachelor's of science in dance and entrepreneurship. Maya plans to live in Homer where she will teach dance classes and develop her own business.

The following Homer High School students are award-winners in the Alaska Schools All State art competition: Rheanna Tussey, first place, fiber/textiles, "The Day After Judgment," goat skull mask made of paper mache; Tressa Lewis, third place, painting, an oil painted portrait of Bob Marley; Maya Rohr, honorable mention, multicultural paper mache, skull mask.

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District


May 2: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m.

Chapman School

Today: Science fair.

Today: Spring concert, grades Pre-K through 8.

May 2: Mass band.

May 2-13: Swimming, Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center, grades 2-3.

May 20: Kindergarten graduation, 2 p.m.

May 23: Eighth grade graduation, 7 p.m.

May 24: Field day, all-school barbecue, awards assembly.


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.

Fireweed Academy, Grades K-2

April 29: Fire awareness and safety.

May 18: "Welcome to the Jungle" play performance.

May 18: All Fireweed promotion ceremony, evening.

May 20: Homestead hike with Big Fireweed.

May 23: Time capsule unburied

May 24: Play day, picnic at Kiki's.

Fireweed Academy, Grades 3-6

April 29: Pratt Museum, Alaska cultures, grades 5-6 in morning; grades 3-4 in afternoon.

May 4-6: Spring field trip, grades 3-5.

May 5: Math bowl, grade 6.

May 6: Step-up day for sixth-graders.

May 9-11: Kasitsna Bay field trip, grade 6.

May 18: Graduation, promotion, 6-8 p.m.

May 20: Homestead hike.

May 24: Last day of school, picnic at Kiki's.

Homer Flex School

May 23: Graduation, 5 p.m.

Homer High School

April 30: Prom.

May 23: Graduation, 7 p.m.

Homer Middle School

April 30: Track Nikiski Invite, 10 a.m.

May 2: Mass band, Kenai Central High School.

May 7: Track and field, Boroughs, Skyview High School.

May 10: Site council.

May 12: Choir and band concert, Mariner Theatre, 7 p.m.

Kachemak Selo School

May 26: Graduation, 3:30 p.m.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

April 29: Community square-contra dance, 1:30 p.m.

May 1-7: Teacher and staff appreciation week.

May 5: Spring concert, 6:30 p.m.

May 10: Site council.

May 17: All-school field trip.

May 23: Sixth-grade graduation, 12:30 p.m.

Nanwalek School

May 26: Graduation, 2 p.m.

Nikolaevsk School

Through April 29: Spring break.

May 26: High school graduation and eighth grade promotion, 3 p.m.

Ninilchik School

May 25: Graduation, 7 p.m.

Paul Banks Elementary School

Through April 29: Volunteer appreciation week.

Port Graham School

May 25: Graduation, 4 p.m.

Razdolna School

May 26: Graduation, 1 p.m.

Susan B. English School

May 5: Booster club, 7 p.m.

May 7: SAT.

May 9-20: Artist in school, Eddie Wood.

May 9-20: Work Force Academy.

May 20: Eligibility check.

May 25: Eighth grade graduation, 2 p.m.

Voznesenka School

May 26: Graduation, 6 p.m.

West Homer Elementary School

Today: Artist in the Schools Shakespeare, 2-2:45 p.m.

April 29: Volunteer dessert, 2 p.m.

May 3: PTO, 4:45 p.m.

May 3: Site council, 4 p.m.

May 6: Art fair, WHES gym, parents invited, 5-7 p.m.

May 23: Fourth quarter assembly, 9 a.m.

May 23: Sixth grade promotion, 2:15 p.m.

May 24: Field day and barbecue.

Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage

May 4: Graduation, Mariner Theatre, 7 p.m.


Faith Christian Preschool is now registering children 3-5 years old for the 2011-2012 preschool year. It is located at Faith Lutheran Church, 1000 Soundview Avenue, across from West Homer Elementary School. For options available, call 235-7600.

Homer Head Start is accepting applications for 3- to 5-year-olds for the 2011-2012 year. All are welcome. Center-based and home-based programs. For information, call 235-4322.


The USCGC Hickory is offering a $1,000 scholarship essay contest to graduating students in the Homer area. The essay is to explain the importance of lifelong community service and how the writer's strengths and weaknesses affect the organization(s) with which they volunteer. The scholarship may be used at any accredited two-year, four-year or trade school within the United States to help defray educational cost for the first year of schooling. The scholarship money will be forwarded to the college, university or trade school of the winner's choice in the winner's name upon receipt of a copy of the winner's confirmed admission to their chosen school.