Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 7:54 PM on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

School Briefs

Student news

Claes Nobel, the senior member of he family that established the Nobel Prizes and founder of the National Society of High School Scholars, has awarded a $1,000 National Honor Award to Phillips Academy student Kristen Faulkner of Homer. Faulkner was selected for the award from nearly 14,000 applicants for excellence in academics, leadership and community service, and is invited to one of the NSHSS recognition ceremonies in Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Al., or Atlanta, Ga.

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District


June 6: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m.

Chapman School

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

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


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, 2011. All kindergarten students and students new to the school district must bring a photocopy of their birth certificate to the appointment.

May 24: Second semester grade reports due at Homer Connections office.

May 25: Connections graduation ceremony, Soldotna High School, 4 p.m.

May 25: Homer Connections office closed all day; reopens May 27.

Fireweed Academy, Grades K-2

May 23: Time capsule unburied

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

Fireweed Academy, Grades 3-6

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

Homer Flex School

May 23: Graduation, 5 p.m.

Homer High School

May 23: Graduation, 7 p.m.

Kachemak Selo School

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

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 23: Sixth-grade graduation, 12:30 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 24: Last day of school activity day and sack lunch picnic.

Port Graham School

May 25: Graduation, 4 p.m.

Razdolna School

May 26: Graduation, 1 p.m.

Susan B. English School

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

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.