Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 12:43 PM on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

School events

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District


Nov. 1: Deadline for applications for the Student Scholarship for Single Parents. For more information, see www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us.

Nov. 8: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m.

Chapman School

Through Oct. 28: Scholastic Book Fair.

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

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


Today: Analytical Writing Assessment for grades 5, 7 and 9 continue.

Fireweed (Little) Academy, grades K-2

Through Oct. 28: Parent-teacher-student conferences. No school.

Nov. 3: Picture retakes. Return old ones to get a new one.

Nov. 4: Fall fundraiser, 6 p.m.

Nov. 11: Field trip to Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Fireweed (Big) Academy, grades 3-6

Through Oct. 28: Book fair at West Homer Elementary.

Through Oct. 28: Student-led conferences, no school.

Nov. 3: Picture retakes.

Nov. 4: Fall fundraiser, 6-8:30 p.m.

Homer Flex School

Through Oct. 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.

Nov. 11-12: DDF at Eagle River High School.

Homer Middle School

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

Oct. 31: Basketball season begins. Fees to participate are $60 total, or an additional $45 if you have already paid for intramurals.

Nov. 4: Basketball vs. Kenai, 3 p.m.

Nov. 5: Basketball vs. Mat-Su, 4 p.m.

Nov. 8: Site council, 3:45 p.m.

Nov. 12: Basketball at Seward, noon.

Nov. 16: Geography Bee.

Nov. 18: Basketball vs. Nikiski, 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 19: Basketball vs. Soldotna, 11 a.m.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Through Nov. 4: Book efair, benefits the school's art program. Visit www.usbornebooks.com and look for the school's name in the upper right hand side, or go directly to www.myubam.com/BF48402.

Through Oct. 28: Parent-teacher conferences.

Oct. 28: Fall carnival, sponsored by the Community Council. Volunteers are needed for the carnival and for cupcake donations for the Cupcake Walk. Set up is 9 a.m. until done. Carnival is 4-7 p.m.

Oct. 31: Rehearsals begin for upcoming "Polar Express," an award-winning musical produced by the entire school. Parents are asked to consider sending an after-school, nourishing snack for rehearsals. Help also is needed for making sets and sewing costumes.

Paul Banks Elementary School

Through Oct. 28: Book fair.

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

Nov. 4: Movie night.

Nov. 4: PBE Shirt Day.

Nov. 8: PTA meeting.

Nov. 9: Site council.

West Homer Elementary School:

Through January: Battle of the Books.

Today through Oct. 31: Book Fair.

Oct. 31: West Homer Youth Court, after school.

Oct. 31: Do not come to school in costumes and makeup. Costumes can be put on prior to the 1 p.m. parade in the gym. Parents and visitors invited.

Girls basketball: Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 22, 3:15-5 p.m.

Boys basketball: Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 23, 3:15-5 p.m.

essay contest

High school students and their teachers are invited to participate in the Bill of Rights Institute's sixth annual "Being an American Essay Contest." Specifically, students are asked to share their thoughts on the Constitution by answering, "How does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty?" The top three student winners from each of five geographical regions will be awarded cash prizes of $1,000 first place, $500 second place and $250 third place. Teacher sponsors for each student will receive a cash prize of $100. Essays are to be no more than 1,000 words. Judging criteria is adherence to essay question, originality, organization, writing style and depth of analysis. The deadline for essay submissions is 11:59 p.m. Dec. 15. For more information, visit www.billofrightsinstitute.org/Contest.


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