Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 9:47 PM on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

School Briefs

Student news

Jacob Bowler and Caitlin Davis, both of Homer, were among 2,270 graduates of the University of Alaska Anchorage class of 2011. Bowler received a bachelor of business adminisration in economics and graduated magna cum laude. Davis received a bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in philosophy.

Homer High School senior Jonathan Jester recently received word of his acceptance at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Founded in 1876, the academy is located in New London, Conn.

School news

Chapman School

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

May 14: Rummage and bake sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rent a table for $10 and keep the profits or donate them to the Chapman parent group for the purchase of sports uniforms. Donations can be dropped off at the Chapman office. For more information, contact Sherree Drake at 299-8808 or Tanya Shafer at 399-7523.

May 20: Kindergarten graduation, 2 p.m.


Note: Connections is enrolling new and returning students for the 2011-2012 school year. Please call to make an enrollment appointment. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1.

Fireweed Academy, Grades K-2

May 13: Karen Hornaday picnic and play day, noon-2:30 p.m.

May 17: Big Fireweed here for dress rehearsal of play, 1:30 p.m.

May 18: "Welcome to the Jungle" play performance, potluck and second-grade promotion, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 19: Pajama Day.

May 20: Homestead hike with Big Fireweed.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

As they do each year, McNeil Canyon sixth-graders are selling Fritz Creek Garden certificates through May 16. The certificates are available from sixth-graders, at the school office or at the Homer Bookstore. The certificates cost $20 and are redeemable for $20, with Fritz Creek Garden owner Rita Jo Shoultz donating a portion of the proceeds to the class.

May 17: All-school field trip

Fireweed Academy, Grades 3-6

May 13: Diamond Creek field trip, trades 3-6.

May 17: Trip to Little Fireweed for play dress rehearsal.

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

May 20: Homestead hike.

Homer Flex School

May 23: Graduation, 5 p.m.

Homer High School

May 23: Graduation, 7 p.m.

Homer Middle School

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

Kachemak Selo School

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

Nanwalek School

May 26: Graduation, 2 p.m.

Nikolaevsk School

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

Ninilchik School

May 25: Graduation, 7 p.m.

Paul Banks Elementary School

May 18: Beach Day.

Port Graham School

May 25: Graduation, 4 p.m.

Razdolna School

May 26: Graduation, 1 p.m.

Susan B. English School

Through May 20: Artist in school, Eddie Wood.

Through May 20: Work Force Academy.

Voznesenka School

May 26: Graduation, 6 p.m.

West Homer Elementary School

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

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

May 24: Field day and barbecue.


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.