Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 1:17 PM on Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Sarah K. DWater, a senior at Homer High School, was one of four students to receive a Masonic $1,000 scholarship at the 45th annual Masonic Outstanding Student Awards event at Kenai Central High School on April 27. Twenty-nine students to be recognized as Outstanding Students of the Year included the following from the southern Kenai Peninsula: Mark Reutov of Voznesenka School; Kaitlyn Hecks of Susan B. English School; Pelagia Basargin of Razdolna School; Marie Schmidt of Homer High School; Landon Bunting of West Homer Elementary School; Katherine (Katya) Konev of Kachemak Selo School; Kate Kerns of Homer Flex School; Nianiella Dorvall of Nikolaevsk School; Labri Estrada of Chapman School.

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District

May 7: School board meeting, Seward, 7 p.m.

May 23: Last day of school.


April 30-May 4 and May 9-11: Grades 3-4, swimming in Homer, 1-2 p.m.

May 5: Parent group garage sale.

May 7-May 11: Teacher, nurse and school nutrition appreciation week.

May 15: Spring concert, grades K-8, 7-8 p.m.

May 18: Eighth-grade graduation, 7-8:30 p.m.

May 21: Kindergarten graduation, 2:30 p.m.

May 23: Field day, awards assembly.

May 23: All-school barbecue, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Enrollment for new and returning Connections students for the 2012-2013 school year is currently underway. Call the office at 226-1880 to make an enrollment appointment. Kindergarten students must be five years old by Sept. 1. All kindergarten students and students new to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District must bring a photocopy of their birth certificate to the appointment.

Today: High school orientation meeting for current Homer Connections eighth-grade students, Bidarka Best Western, 2-3 p.m.

May 24: 12th-grade graduation, Soldotna High School, 4 p.m.

Fireweed Academy, Grades K-2

May 4: HAYEA presentation on eating locally.

May 4: Sharlene Clines artists introduction.

May 7-11: Artist-in-the-schools week.

May 7: Spring low tide field trip.

May 10: Second grade step-up day.

May 11: Artists celebration, 1:30 p.m.

TBA: K-2 spring field trip.

May 18: Second grade promotion and festivities, 1 p.m.

May 23: All-school field trip to Kikis house.

Fireweed Academy, Grades 3-6

May 9: Grade 6 step-up day at Homer Middle School, 1:30-3:10 p.m.

May 15: Parent meeting for sixth-grade parents, Homer Middle School library, 6 p.m.

May 15-18: Sixth-grade field trip to Talkeetna.

May 16-18: Grades 3-5 field trip to Peterson Bay.

May 22: Sixth-grade promotion, 1 p.m.

May 23: All-school field trip to Kikis house.

Homer Flex School

May 21: 12th-grade graduation, Lands End Resort, 5 p.m.

Homer High School

May 21: Graduation, 7 p.m.

Homer Middle School

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

Today: Volunteer appreciation tea, library, noon-2 p.m.

May 4-5: Track Boroughs, Skyview High School.

May 7-8: Grade 7 field trip to beach/pool.

May 8: Spring concert, 7-9 p.m., Mariner Theatre.

May 15: Grade 6 transition meeting, 6-7 p.m., library.

May 23: Year-end celebration.

Kachemak Selo School

May 17: Eighth- and 12th-grade graduation, 3:30 p.m.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

May 7-11: Teacher and staff appreciation week.

May 7: Spanish club.

May 8: Beach day.

May 8, 10, 15, 17: Learning lab.

May 22: Sixth-grade graduation and step-up assembly, 12:30 p.m.

May 23: Play day.

Nanwalek School

May 24: Head Start, kindergarten, eighth- and 12th-grade graduation, 2 p.m.

Nikolaevsk School

May 24: Eighth-grade graduation, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Ninilchik School

May 24: 12th-grade graduation, 7 p.m.

Paul Banks Elementary School

Today: Title 1 Pre-K screening, school library, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

May 8: Beach day.

May 8: PTA meeting.

May 9: School nurses day.

May 11: Spirit Day.

Port Graham School

May 21: Preschool, eighth- and 12th-grade graduation, 4 p.m.

Razdolna School

May 17: Kindergarten, eighth- and 12th-grade graduation, 1 p.m.

Susan B. English School

May 23: Head Start, eighth- and 12th-grade graduation, 1 p.m.

Voznesenka School

May 17: Eighth- and 12th-grade graduation, 6 p.m.

West Homer Elementary School

May 6: The schools Robotics team will hold a spaghetti feed to help raise funds to send the team to the North American Open Lego Robotics Championships in San Diego; American Legion Post 16, Mile 2.5 East End Road; 4 p.m.

May 15: Grade six transition meeting, 6-7 p.m., Homer Middle School library.

May 21: Sixth-grade promotion.

Project GRAD

May 5: The public is invited to the Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula Spring Student Showcase from noon-4 p.m. at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. Celebrate the achievements of high school scholars from Nanwalek, Ninilchik, Nikolaevsk, Port Graham, Razdolna, Tyonek and Voznesenka with more than 50 presentations of art, science, leadership, unity service and career development. Free. Features student-led music, Native Youth Olympics and cultural demonstrations, a Russian clothing style show and more.

Student scholarships available

Through the Alaska Community Foundation, the following scholarships are available: the $7,500 Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship to Alaska 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 their private or commercial instrument flight ratings who are pursuing flying as parpt of a science-related degree program, amount is up to $5,000, deadline is June 15; see www.alaskaacf.org for applications.

The Gale Parson Memorial Scholarship, established in 2008 by friends and family as a way to honor Parsons memory and legacy, if an annual $500 award to a deserving area Native student in the region who wishes to pursue a formal education in cultural studies or archaeology. The recipient also will be awarded a travel scholarship to participate in a week of archaeological/anthropological survey fieldwork at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in June 2012, with an option of receiving UAA college credit for fieldwork experience. For more information, see www.prattmuseum.org.

The International Pacific Halibut Commission funds several merit scholarships to support university, technical college and other port-secondary education. For additional information, 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.