Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 5:49 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2011

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District


Oct. 17: School board meeting, 7 p.m., Soldotna.

Oct. 21: No school; inservice; end of first quarter.

Note: The district is requesting applications from individuals interested in serving on the Budget Development Committee. The committee reviews current practices and procedures used to develop the expenditure budget and reviews how federal, state and local revenues are determined. Suggested changes or improvements to the FY13 budget will be discussed. The committee meets in the Borough Assembly Chambers from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 26. To apply, contact Lassie Nelson, (907) 714-8838 or complete the short online application at www.kpbsd.org. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 10.

Chapman School

Oct. 27-28: Parent-teacher conferences. No classes.


Oct. 25: Connections students and parents are invited to the second annual Kenai College Fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Old Carr's Mall, Kenai. More than 50 colleges and universities will be represented. For more information, contact your adviser.

Fireweed (Little) Academy, grades K-2

Today: Fall fundraiser meeting, 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 7: Friendly Friday and Health Fair at "Big" Fireweed, 11:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Oct. 21: End of quarter; inservice; no school.

Nov. 4: Fall fundraiser.

Fireweed (Big) Academy, grades 3-6

Oct. 28: Mind A-Mazes, Soldotna.

Nov. 4: Fall fundraiser.

Flex School

Oct. 21: End of quarter; eligibility check.

Oct. 24: Food day.

Oct. 27-29: Parent-student conferences.

Nov. 2-9: Improv with Martty Zeller.

Homer High School

NOTE: An after-school study hall is available every day after school in room B-101.

NOTE: Any interested in taking a lifeguard class, sign up at the pool. Dates of training are Oct. 16, 22 and 23, total 30 hours.

Homer Middle School

Oct. 7: Salsa performance, culminating two intense weeks of salsa instruction given through Artist In the Schools with Eddie Wood, partially sponsored by Bunnell Street Arts Center, with support from Alaska State Council on the Arts, Homer Foundation, Edgeware Productions, Jazzline, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Rasmuson Foundation; 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m..

Oct. 25: Fall concert.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Today: School pictures.

Oct. 1: Garage sale.

Oct. 8: Mind A-Mazes competition, Soldotna.

Oct. 14: Movie night, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 24-28: Book fair.

Oct. 28: Fall carnival, 4-7 p.m.

Ninilchik School

Today: Public Health nurse at school, 8:30-10 a.m.

Oct. 12: ASVAB, Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, for high school juniors and seniors, 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 19: Picture retakes.

Paul Banks Elementary School

Oct. 13: PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 25: School picture retakes.

Oct. 27-28: Book fair.

Oct. 31: Halloween parade, 12:30 p.m.

West Homer Elementary School:

Through January: Battle of the Books.

Today: Testing.

Oct. 8: Soccer tournament.

Oct. 17: Basketball begins.

Oct. 20: Spelling bee.

Oct. 20-31: Book Fair.

Oct. 25: Book Fair Family and Friends Night.

Cross country running and walking: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:20-4:30 p.m., through today.

Boys soccer: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:20-4:30 p.m., through today.

Head Start

Through Nov. 19: Parent and Teach Class — Conscious Discipline. For information, call 235-4322.

Student contest

Homer Electric Association is sponsoring its second annual Energy Efficiency and Conservation Student Contest for grades three through eight. Students are invited to enhance their skills in science, writing and technology by entering the contest held in conjunction with HEA's 2011 Energy and Conservation fairs in November. Students are asked to answer a grade-specific question on how they reduce, reuse or recycle and make efficient use of electric energy in the form of a poem, essay, news article and television commercial. The contest is open to all students in the HEA service areas. Two separate contests will be held, one for the south service area and one for the north. Finalists will participate in fairs hosted in Kenai and Homer in November. Deadline for entries: Oct. 24. Contact Tanya Lautaret, (907) 283-2305. Visit www.homerelectric.com. for contest rules, guidelines, prizes and an entry form.