Homer High-Lights

Volume 2, Issue 7, February 2014

Message from the Principal

We are trying to redesign and re-energize our Spring Parent Teacher conferences. Traditionally, these have been our lowest attended conferences of the year so we are going to try to spice them up and make them more relevant for both students and parents.


The main change will be that our evening session will be on Wednesday, February 5th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm in the commons. This is meant to be a celebration of our students' hard work and informational meetings for parents along with conferences with teachers. All teachers will be in the commons. There will be student presentations in the commons throughout the evening, and student work will be on display. Snacks will be provided.


We understand this will be a little different than what we have done in the past, but we are trying to meet your needs as you have shared with us. If you still need to meet with teachers for a more in-depth session, you can sign up for a time on Thursday. Teachers will have sign up lists available.


We think this will be a fun, informational and worthwhile experience for everyone. We hope to see you there. A draft schedule is provided below.


Remember, my office is always open and I would love to hear 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.


Sincerely,


Douglas Waclawski

Principal

Informal Parent Teacher Conference Schedule

Wednesday, February 6, 2014

5:00 - 8:00 pm


5:00 - Meet and Greet - Commons

5:00 - Slide Shows of Student Work - Commons

6:00 - Jazz Band Presentation - Commons Stage

6:00 - Senior Scholarship Workshop - B-103

6:30 - Power School Parent Work Shop - B-102

6:30 - Senior College Workshop - B-103

6:30 - Breaking the Silence Video - Commons Stage

7:00 - Senior Financial Aide Workshop - B-103

7:00 - Swing Choir - Commons Stage

7:30 - Power School Parent Workshop - B-102

7:30 -Student Produced Videos - Commons Stage

Photo Voice

Several Homer High School students participated in PhotoVoice which recently presented their work at K-Bay Cafe. Their assignment was to show what influences people to drink or not drink alcohol through photography. Below is a picture by Chelsea Marsh as well as some of the shows' exhibits and several of the student artists on stage.

Dates To Remember

Feb 4 - Site Council Meeting - 3:45 pm

Feb 4 - Basketball vs. Nikiski - Home

Feb 5 - Informal Parent Teacher Conferences - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Feb 6 - Scheduled Parent Teacher Conferences 8:30 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 3:00

Feb 6 - Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament - Home - TBA

Feb 6 - Hockey Regional Tournament - Kevin Bell Arena

Feb 7 - Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament - Home - TBA

Feb 7 - Contra Dance open to the public - Commons - 8:00 to 11:00 pm

Feb 7 - Hockey Regional Tournament - Kevin Bell Arena

Feb 8 - Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament - Home - TBA

Feb 8 - Hockey Regional Tournament - Kevin Bell Arena

Feb 10 - Grade Check

Feb 12 - CTSO Competition at Homer (During the school day!)

Feb 26 - Early Release Day - Students leave at 1:45

March 7 - End of the Quarter

March 10-14 - No School - Spring Break


Facebook

We want to be able to give you instant up-to-date information about what is going on at school. This could include emergencies, sports scores and dates and times of events. To stay tuned to what is going on at Homer High, "like" us on Facebook. The address is www.facebook.com/homerhs.


KPBSD Budget Meeting in Homer

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is holding a Public Budget Meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Homer High School library. Everyone interested is encouraged to attend. If there are questions, please contact Lassie Nelson at 714-8838.



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 meeting? 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 Mr. Waclawski.

Website Link of The Month

HHS Counselor's Corner


You can find the link to this webpage on our school webpage under the Student tab. The school website address is: http://homerhighschool.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/.


If you have a junior or senior and you have any questions about what our counseling office has to offer and need some basic information on when the SAT/ACT tests are scheduled and when college recruiters are visiting HHS, this is the place to go. In addition to that information you can find out about PSAT/NMSQT tests and find out about Rotary Youth Exchange. See the screenshot below for what this page looks like.

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Homer Winter Carnival

Our Homer High School Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament will be on Feb. 6-8.


Here is the schedule:

Thursday February 6, 2014


2:30 pm - Girls Tikigaq v. Grace

4:00pm - Boys Tikigaq v. King Cove

5:30pm - Bruins Basketball Scrimmage

6:00pm - Girls Delta v. Homer

7:30pm - Bruins Basketball Scrimmage

8:00pm - Boys Delta v. Homer


Friday February 7, 2014

2:30pm - Girls Grace v. Delta

4:00pm - Boys King Cove v. Delta

5:30pm - Bruins Basketball Scrimmage

6:00pm - Boys Tikigaq v. Homer (Schedule Change)

7:30pm - Bruins Basketball Scrimmage

8:00pm - Girls Tikigaq v. Homer (Schedule Change)

8-11pm - Contra Dance - all are welcome. $6.00 to enter


Saturday February 8, 2014

10:00am - Girls Delta v. Tikigaq

11:30am - Boys Delta v. Tikigaq

1:00pm Girls Grace v. Homer

2:30pm Boys King Cove v. Homer

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Hockey Regionals

We are hosting Hockey Regionals this year. Some details have to be determine yet, but here is the schedule. These games should be exciting and we hope you support our Mariner Hockey team!

Thurs, Feb. 6

Game #1 @ 5:00 pm

Game #2 @ 7:30 pm

Fri, Feb. 7

Skills Contest in speed, accuracy, hardest shot, and showdown @ 10:00 am

Awards following the Skills Contest (location TBD)

Game #3 @ 5:00 pm

Game #4 @ 7:30 pm

Sat, Feb. 8

Championship Game @ 12:30 pm

Come Support Mariner Basketball

We want you to come and cheer on our Mariner basketball teams. To make this easier, all Homer areas student with a valid school ID will get into all home games for Free! All students who wear school gear to the game (HHS, HMS, Paul Banks, etc.) will get a free bag of popcorn. We hope to see you at our next Mariner game and show your school pride!