HUSKIES HIGHLIGHTS

Homer Middle School, May, 2017

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From the Principal

Summer is just around the corner and our 2016-17 school year is quickly coming to an end. What an exciting journey this year has been with so many wonderful memories. It is with pleasure and sadness that we say, "Goodbye" to our 8th graders who will be moving to the High School. They have done a tremendous job being leaders, advocating for Homer Middle School, and are well prepared to take their next step. On Friday, May 12th, 8th grade students will travel to the high school for a formal presentation about the opportunities available, as well as to get a behind the scenes tour of the campus. Our final sendoff will be on May 24th when we celebrate our End of the Year Picnic/BBQ and Husky Olympics. Students will be able to play games with their friends, sign yearbooks and say their final goodbyes for the summer.

Our 7th graders have big shoes to fill including establishing leadership roles, creating new traditions and welcoming our new 7th grade class. Speaking of new roles, Homer Middle School will be losing one of its’ finest. Dan Calhoun will be retiring this year. We are lucky to announce Rand Seaton will be our new advanced 7th grade and 8th grade math teacher. We will also have a new Resource Teacher, Katie Newsted who will be moving to Homer from Idaho.

Homer is very busy during the summer, and we encourage our students to be active both physically and mentally. Be sure to check out the goings on around town and possibly sign up for an art class or join a club. Be sure to say, "Hi" when you see us out and about and have a Great Summer!

Kari Dendurent

DATES TO REMEMBER

05/01- 05/05 Artists inThe Schools during PE Classes

05/02 Mass Band

05/03 Early Release and Schoolyard Habitat Trail Project

05/04 R.E.C Room presents Adult Night - HMS Library 5-7 pm

05/05 Nikiski Invite @ Nikiski 3:00 pm

05/08 Site Council

05/09 Track borough Prelims @ Kenai Middle School 3:00 pm

05/11 Math Meet

05/12 Step-up Day

05/13 Track Borough Finals @ SoHi

05/18 Spring Concert

05/24 Last Day of School and BBQ

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK IS MAY 1 - 5

LET YOUR HOMER MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS KNOW YOU CARE!

NEIGHBORS CARING ABOUT NEIGHBORS...

I am posting this after meeting with Mr. Rollins....

Dear Parents and Middle school students;


As many of you are aware, drug manufacture and usage goes on in our community. One such location is being cleaned up now; it is about an acre in size. The front is on Forest Glenn (3702); it backs up to SPARC. It will be at least a month before the new caretakers have it clean.


We remember how much fun it was to hear your voices as you ran the trail to and from school, but please - its dangerous! When it is safe, we will open the trail for public use, again. For now, please stay off the property, it is dangerous!


Your neighbors,

Donna and Stephen Rollins

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HUSKIES SPORTS PAGE

Kenai Invitational - Results from Meet 04/20

Seventh Grade Water Safety & Beach Transects

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT IS ALMOST SUMMER?!


It’s time to remind your teenager to “Play it Safe!” Bike helmets are a simple way to prevent many head injuries. Skateboarding helmets and gear prevent many more injuries. Simply getting an adequate amount of sleep (Middle school students need about 9 hours each night for peak performance at school!) and eating a healthy breakfast can help your child stay healthy. Set an example for your teen by putting on your own helmet, strapping on that personal floatation device, and taking care of yourself. Remember that actions speak volumes!

Helmets are also available at the Homer Fire Hall.

School Contacts

Kari Dendurent, Principal -kdendurent@kpbsd.org

Marilyn Wythe, Secretary – mwythe@kpbsd.org

Lisa Fellows, Counselor – lfellows@kpbsd.org

Janette Latimer, Nurse – jlatimer@kpbsd.org

500 Sterling Highway
Homer, AK 99603
235-5700/fax 235-2513