HOMER HIGH-lights

Volume 1, Issue 1, November, 2012

Message from the Principal

One of our school improvement goals this year is to improve communication and collaboration between students, parents, and our community. PowerSchool has provided a means for students and parents to stay current with academic grades and attendance. Homer High also has a web page - http://homerhighschool.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/

However, some parents have asked that we provide a traditional newsletter format to highlight our students and increase communication. Hopefully this newsletter will accomplish this request. However, we would like your input. What do you want to know about? What would you like included in our newsletter? Let us know your thoughts as we focus on improved communication - dgee@kpbsd.k12.ak.us


Allan Gee, Ed.D.

Homer High Activities Calendar

Need to know what's happening at Homer High?

All of our events are posted on-line and available on our website. Here is an abbreviated link:

http://tinyurl.com/asyd9pn

Feast or Famine Supports Food Pantry

On November 14 during FOL, students will participate in a Feast or Famine fundraiser to help support our local food pantry. Students will pay $3.00 to draw a ticket to either feast on some fantastic food created by the HHS Culinary Arts students or receive a ticket for a small ration of rice. It is a fun way for students to show their support for families in need within our community.

Extra-curricular at Homer High

SKILLS USA Scholarships

As many of our seniors complete college scholarship applications, there are other post-secondary options available as our students consider their career choices. Take a look at some of the Career-Technical funds available:

http://www.skillsusa.org/students/scholarships.shtml

ONE STOP

Students, check out this cool link for ONE STOP to find out about after school academies, scholarship information, college Jump Start, and apprentice programs.

http://onestop.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/default.aspx

WORLD BOOK Resources Available to KPBSD Students

Parents, are you aware of the free World Book resources available through KPBSD?

Click on the links below to learn more:

World Book - Kids

http://worldbookonline.com/kids/home

World Book - Students

http://worldbookonline.com/student/home

World Book - Advanced

http://worldbookonline.com/advanced/home

World Book - Discover

http://worldbookonline.com/wbdiscover/home

Senior Service Project

Seniors,

The timeline to submit your proposal for the Senior Service Project is November 30, 2012.

See Mr. Paul Gutzler with any questions.

https://sites.google.com/a/g.kpbsd.org/homer-high-senior-project/

Parent Input for Schools, Teachers & Principals

Let us know what you think about our school. Click on the link below to participate in a survey.

http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/schools.aspx?id=340

School Closure/Delay Info

Click on the link for information regarding the process for determining school closures or delays. In the event of a school closure or delay, information will also be posted on the district web site, Facebook, and a phone alert will be sent to all parents.

http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=86