Homer High-Lights

Volume 2, Issue 9, April 2014

Message from the Principal


SBA and HSGQE testing will soon be upon us once again. This year testing will be held on April 1st - 3rd. Our schedule will have a different bell schedule and different classes during our block days. Please note the changes and look at the schedule attached below. Monday and Friday will be 6 period days. Lunch will be at 11:35 all week.

Juniors and seniors who have already passed the HSGQE won't need to come to school until after lunch at 12:10.

Testing is a big deal for Homer High School because we want everyone in the state to know how talented and hardworking our students and staff are. Please help us by making sure your child is at school and well rested on these dates. Thanks for all of your help and understanding during this week.

Remember, my office is always open and I appreciate hearing your opinions or suggestions. I am making it my goal to be more responsive to what our parents and community want and need. Please give me a call or come in and chat.


Douglas Waclawski


Prom 2014!


Prom will be held at Lands End on April 12th and will run from 8:00 pm till midnight.

Tickets to the prom will be available starting Monday, March 24th. The price is $45 for a single ticket and $80 for a couple. Remember, you must sign up all guests at the office who do not go to HHS. All guests must agree to follow HHS rules and must be under the age of 21 on the day of Prom. We hope everyone has a fun and safe time.

Dates To Remember

April 1-3 - SBA and HSQE Testing

April 4 - Activity/Movie Night

April 8 - Site Council Meeting

April 11- Spring Swing

April 12 - ACT testing (Pre-registration Required)

April 12 - Prom

April 18 - Homer Track Invitational

April 19 - Homer Track Invitational

April 24 - Soccer at Home vs Wasilla

April 25 - Soccer at Home vs Wasilla

April 26 - Safe Kids Fair

April 28 - HHS Spring Concert

May 3 - SAT Testing (Pre-registration Required)

May 6 - Site Council Meeting - 3:45 pm in Library

May 12 - Senior Scholarship Award Ceremony

May 15-16 - Senior Final Exams

May 19 - Graduation

May 20 - Final Exams

May 21 - Final exams

May 21 - Last Day of School

AP (Advanced Placement) Testing Schedule

Here is the AP testing schedule for 2014. If you are in an AP class and would like to take this test talk with your teacher and make sure you pay the $80 fee.

May 5 - Chemistry AP Testing - 8:00 am in Library

May 7 - Calculus AP Testing - 8:00 am in Library

May 8 - English Lit/Comp AP Testing - 8:00 am in Library

May 9 - English Lang/Comp AP Testing - 8:00 am in Library

May 13 - Government AP Testing - 8:00 am in Library

May 14 - US History AP Testing - 8:00 am in Library

Award-Winning Students

Homer High students have always excelled in both academics and sports. This year, they seem to be doing even better than usual. It is early in the year, but HHS is already racking up the awards. Here is a small slice of the honors our students have earned. My apologies if I have missed someone. Please let me know if a student has earned an award so I can include them in future newsletters.

  • John Sarmiento - 3rd Place State Poetry Out Loud Competition

  • Katherine Dolma - 1st Place Non-Fiction Writing 10-12th HCOA Writing Competition

  • Homer High - 5th place in the State Ocean Bowl Competition

  • Logan Reveil received $5000 scholarship to UAF from Icicle Corp

John Sarmiento Place 3rd in the State Poetry Out Loud Competition!


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Homer Mariners Made Us Proud at Regionals

Congratulations to both the boys and girls teams for having a great season and a great Regional Tournament. Here are the All-Conference award winners.

2014 South Central Conference Basketball Tournament - Individual Awards

Cheer All-Conference
• Waricha Thoechanthuek
• Hayley Patton
• Yusra Sahi
Good Sports Team
• Waricha Thoechanthuek
• Maggie Koplin
• John Walsworth
Second Team All-Conference
• Aurora Waclawski
• Ken Schneider
• Filip Reutov
First Team All-Conference
• Quinn Daugherty
• Tayla Cabana
• Madison Akers

Check Out Our Website

Are you wondering when sports teams have home games? Do you have a senior who needs paperwork for their senior service project ? Do you want to see agendas and minutes from our site council meetings? Check out our school website to find answers to these and other questions.

The address is http://homerhighschool.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/.

You can access PowerSchool from our website and weekly activities as well. There are lots of great links and valuable information about Homer High School. If you have suggestions for things you would like to see on our website, please talk to Mr. Waclawski.

Website Link of The Month

Missed a newsletter? Want to catch up on the great things our students and staff are doing? Just go to the newsletter page on our school website. This page can be found on the menu on the right side of our school webpage or at http://homerhighschool.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/newsletters/. All of our school newsletters for the past 2 years can be found here. What a great way to stay in touch with HHS. Happy reading!

National Ocean Bowl Team take 5th place in State Competiton

Homer High School's Ocean Bowl team took 5th place in the Statewide National Ocean Science Bowl competition on March 1st. The team consisted of Logan Reveil, Nolan Bunting, and Axel Gillam, Sierra Moskios and Molly Mitchell. Great work Mariners!

• Team earned 1st place Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) with perfect score 125/125 pts.
• Team earned 7th place on 20 page written research paper
• Team earned 6th place on 20 minute research presentation
• Team earned 5th place on National Ocean Science Quiz Bowl