Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 1:26 PM on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Homer graduate and former Mariner wrestler Brittney Wyatt, now studying micro-biology and wrestling at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colo., was one of 126 wrestlers selected for the NWCA-NCWA All Academic Team for 2010-2011 by the National Collegiate Wrestling Association and the National Wrestling Coaches Association. "You should rightly be very proud of your accomplishments both on and off the mat. Not only for yourself, your team and your school, but as the example of what a true scholar athlete can be," wrote Jim Giunta, NCWA executive director.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District


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

Oct. 25: Kenai Peninsula College Fair and Financial Aid; high school juniors and seniors meet with more than 50 colleges from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Kenai Shopping Center. In the evening, 6:30-8 p.m., everyone is invited to Kenai Central High School Renee Henderson Auditorium for an overview of federal and state financial aid programs, local scholarship offerings, student timelines and funding post-secondary education.

Chapman School

Today: Basketball, Ninilchik at Chapman, 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 24-28: Scholastic Book Fair.

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

Oct. 28: Halloween Carnival, 6-8 p.m.


Oct. 25: Connections juniors and seniors are invited to the 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.

Oct. 25: Portrait retakes for students and siblings at Paul Banks Elementary School, 10-11 a.m.

Oct. 25-27: Analytical Writing Assessment for grades 5, 7 and 9. Call the office to register for testing.

Fireweed (Little) Academy, grades K-2

Nov. 4: Fall fundraiser.

Fireweed (Big) Academy, grades 3-6

Oct. 28: Mind A-Mazes, Soldotna.

Nov. 4: Fall fundraiser.

Flex School

Oct. 24: Food day.

Oct. 27-29: Parent-student conferences.

Homer High School

Oct. 22: SAT, check with the office for time and location.

Oct. 25: Individual photos of football, team wrestling and hockey will be taken. Information sheets are available at the front desk.

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected as alternates for the state band: Matt Jasper and Akane Fujimura.

Congratulations to the following students who were accepted after recorded audition for the 2011 KPBSD Borough Honor Choir: Cayenna Anderson, Hannah Baird, Conner Barger, Cassandra Burkhardt, Joseph Cardoza, Lauren Cashman, Riley Christensen, Lance Cowen, Aspen Daigle, Quinn Daugharty, Jenna Dragoo, Owen Duffy, Heidi Ebeling, Jenna Fabich, Casey Farrell, Larson Fellows, Akane Fujimura, Zac Gardner, Jessie Grant, Herman Hannan, Rachel Hannan, Sierra Harrington, Hope Hudson, Kenley Kingrey, Iustina Kuznetsov, Porter Livingston, Jacob Mayforth, Emma McNary, Matthew Meyer, Cruz Morey, Jonas Noomah, Ali Olson, Hayley Patton, Mattea Peters, Sam Reinert, Lucas Schneider, Ayla Schulz, Lindsey Seneff, Rebecca Seneff, John Shank, Cassidy Soitsman, Mariah Stuart, Adella Sundmark, Kirsten Swanson, Taylor Walkden and John Walsworth.

Congratulations to the All State Choir members: Cayenna Anderson, Hannah Baird, Cassandra Burkhardt, Joseph Cardoza, Lauren Cashman, Lance Cowen, Aspen Daigle, Quinn Daugharty, Owen Duffy, Casey Farrell, Larson Fellows, Jessie Grant, Herman Hannan, Rachel Hannan, Sierra Harrington, Hope Hudson, Jacob Mayforth, Matthew Meyer, Lucas Schneider, Ayla Schulz, Lindsey Seneff, Cassidy Soitsman, Mariah Stuart, Adella Sundmark, Kirsten Swanson, Taylor Walkden and John Walsworth.

Homer Middle School

Oct. 25: Fall concert.

Oct. 27-28: Parent-teacher conferences; no school.

Oct. 31: Basketball regular season begins.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Today: Spotlight lunch honoring students Minadora Reutov, Ava Johnson, Chase Jones, Braden Huffman, Neviya Reed, Sam Hambrick, Kira Milne, Emmet Wilkinson, Adeline Berry, Jade Jones, Halle Lapp, Gabriel LeBlanc, Chad Morris, Iona Reutov, Austin Shafford, Daniel Anufriev, Elizabeth Kalugin and Sammy Walker. Parents are invited to join their child and the principal for lunch at 11:25 a.m.

Oct. 21-Nov. 4: Book fair with a new online format. Look for website information and catalogs soon.

Oct. 26: Report cards sent home.

Oct. 27-28: Parent-teacher conferences.

Oct. 28: Fall carnival, sponsored by the Community Council, 4-7 p.m. Volunteers are needed. Call the school to to help, 235-8181. Carnival also includes a haunted house sponsored by the sixth grade.

Jan. 6: Geography Bee. To study, see www.nationalgeographic.com.

Feb. 1: Spelling bee. To study, see www.spellingbee.com.

Paul Banks Elementary School

Oct. 25: School picture retakes.

Oct. 27-28: Book fair.

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

West Homer Elementary School:

Today through Oct. 31: Book Fair.

Oct. 25: Book Fair Family and Friends Night.

City of Homer Community Recreation

Oct. 21-23: Jewelry making: introductory silversmithing; Art Koeninger, instructor; minimum six students, maximum 10 students; fee $150 for new students, $90 for repeat students who have taken two or more previous classes with Koeninger; 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 23.


High school students and their teachers are invited to participate in the Bill of Rights Institute's sixth annual Being an American Essay Contest. Students are asked to answer: "How does the constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty?" Top three student winners from each of five geographical regions will be awarded cash prizes of $1,000, $500, $250. Teacher sponsors for each student receive a cash prize of $100. Essays are to be no more than 1,000 words and are judged for adherence to essay question, originality, organization, writing style and depth of analysis. Submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. Dec. 15.; winners will be announced in February. For contest guidelines, visit www.billofrightsinstitute.org/contest.

Student contest

Homer Electric Association is sponsoring its second annual Energy Efficiency and Conservation Student Contest for grades three through eight. Deadline for entries is Oct. 24. For information, contact Tanya Lautaret, (907) 283-2305. Visit www.homerelectric.com for contest rules, guidelines, prizes and an entry form.


Young actors are encouraged to apply for the role of a 7-year-old girl in "Calling Fox," the next feature film to be produced by Brian Smith Productions of Homer. Send a short biography and one or two photos to sojourn50@alaska.net. Scripts are available via email.