Homer Alaska - Schools

Story last updated at 6:21 PM on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District


Visit www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us, with local radio stations, and KPBSD on Facebook and Twitter for immediate updates in the event of a school delay or closure. If school remains open, and you as a parent believe that it is not safe for your child to travel to school, you have the right to keep your child at home. Please notify the school if you choose to do so.

Nov. 18: Alaska School Principal Day; an executive proclamation issued by Gov. Sean Parnell to acknowledge "the important role of school principals in their communities and support their continuing professional dedication to educating future generations of Alaskans."

Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving break, no school.

Dec. 5: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m.

Fireweed Academy (grades 3-6)

Nov. 15: Ryjil Christianson, Pratt Museum director of education, speaks on habitats.

Homer High School

Nov. 19: Lady Mariner basketball banquet. Meet the team and have a good time; prime rib dinner; live and silent auction; tickets $20 with all proceeds benefiting the team; call Cindy, 235-4600; 6 p.m.

Homer Middle School

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

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

Dec. 2: Basketball at Soldotna, 3 p.m.

Dec. 2: High school basketball practice, 6 p.m.

Dec. 3: High school basketball practice, 10 a.m.

Dec. 6: Basketball, first round of Boroughs.

Dec. 7: Spelling bee.

Dec. 10: Basketball Borough finals at Soldotna, 10 a.m.

Dec. 13: Site council, 3:45 p.m.

Dec. 13: Winter concert.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Today: Kindergarten harvest lunch prepared for students' families.

Today: Site council.

Nov. 18-19: Lego League Robotics.

Nov. 22: Spotlight lunch honoring Blaise Banks, Briar Boyd, Kyeson Johnson, Lucas Story, Bristol Johnson, Melanie Morris, Fiona Hatton, Sailey Rhodes, Katelyn Engebretsen, Paige Jones, Rebecca Wythe, Mattea Allen, Abby Middleton, Mackenzie Ormond, Rio Shemet-Pitcher, Kenny Asbell, Ciara Jones and Hunter Warren. Parents are invited to join their child and the principal for lunch at 11:25 a.m.

Dec. 7: "Polar Express," school musical. Costume requirements include red top and bottoms for kindergarten; white top and blue bottoms for first grade; all black for second grade; third-grade students match clothing to their specific animal; white top and black bottoms for fourth grade; denim or navy blue top and bottoms for fifth grade; all back for sixth grade.

Dec. 20: Deadline for entries in Coastal American Student Art Contest; rules are posted on the bulletin board at the front entrance.

Paul Banks Elementary School

December: Food drive for Share the Spirit.

Dec. 8: Holiday Program, Mariner Theatre, 1 p.m.

Dec. 13: PTA, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 15: West holiday colors.

Dec. 16: No school for students; inservice and work day for staff.

West Homer Elementary School:

Through January: Battle of the Books.

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.

Dec. 6: Site council, library, 4 p.m.

Dec. 6: PTO, library, 4:45 p.m.

Dec. 15: Rehearsal for winter concert, 1 p.m.

Dec. 15: Winter concert, Mariner Theatre, 7 p.m.

Dec. 16: End of quarter, no school for students, inservice-work day for staff.


Applications are available online for the scholarships offered by the National Federation of Independent Business' Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Alaska high school seniors wishing to apply can visit www.nfib.com/yef until Dec. 15. The nomination period by an NFIB member will occur Feb. 1-March 1. NFIB members also can go to the same online address to make tax-deductible contributions to the program. Award recipients will attend the university, college, community college or vocational-technical institute of their choice with $1,000-$10,000 in tuition assistance. To qualify, students must be running their own business. They are required to write an essay describing their entrepreneurial endeavors and future goals. Standardized test scores, GPA and class rank also are considered. Call Stacy Jenkins at (866) 307-2846 or email stacy.jenkins@nfib.org.

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 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 receive a cash prize of $100. The deadline for essay submissions is 11:59 p.m. Dec. 15. For more information, visit www.billofrightsinstitute.org/Contest.