Homer High-Lights

Volume 3, Issue 8, May 2015

Message from the Principal

Summer is quickly coming upon us, but the reality is that this is one of the busiest times of the school year. Spring sports are in full swing, award ceremonies for academics and sports are scheduled and the yearbook is ready to be distributed. Of course, we can't forget that finals, Baccalaureate and graduation are just around the corner.

With all of these activities scheduled please remind your child to finish the year strong. We may only have 12 days of school in the month of May, but those days can make a big difference in your child's grades. As a parent, make sure they get to school each day and that they continue to stay up-to-date and work hard in all of their classes.

Come out and cheer on our students in athletics and activities. We also hope to see everyone at our Graduation this year on Tuesday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. This is a change from past years.

My office is always open and I appreciate hearing your opinions or suggestions. My goal is to be responsive to what our parents and community want and need. Please give me a call or come in and chat.


Douglas Waclawski


Dates To Remember

May 5 - AP Calculus Exam - 8:00 am at KBC

May 5 - Site Council meeting - 3:45 in Library

May 5 - Soccer vs SOHI - 4:00 & 6:00 pm

May 7 - Girl's V. Soccer vs Ketchikan - 6:00 pm

May 8 - AP US History Exam - 8:00 am at KBC

May 8 - Soccer vs Grace Christian - 2:00, 3:30, 5:00 & 7:00 pm.

May 8 - Baseball vs Kodiak - 4:00 & 7:00 pm

May 9 - Baseball vs Kodiak - 11:00 & 2:00 pm

May 11 - AP Biology Exam - 8:00 am at KBC

May 11 - Mariner Scholarship Award Ceremony - 6:30 pm

May 12 - AP US Government Exam - 8:00 am at KBC

May 12 - Softball vs SOHI - 4:00 & 6:00 pm

May 13 - AP English Exam - 8:00 am at KBC

May 14 - POPS Concert - 7:00 pm

May 14 - Mariner Awards and Yearbook Assembly during FOL - 2:30 pm

May 15 - Soccer vs Kodiak - 4:00 & 6:00 pm

May 15 - Softball vs Kodiak - 4:00 & 6:00 pm

May 17 - Baccalaureate - 2:00 in the Mariner Theater

May 18 - Baseball vs Houston - 4:00 & 6:00 pm

May 18 - Graduation Rehearsal - 2:00 pm

May 19 - Graduation 7:00 pm

May 20 - Last Day of School

May 22 - Baseball vs Palmer - 3:00 & 6:00 pm

May 23 - Baseball vs Palmer - 11:00 & 2:00 pm

KPBSD Will Now Take Online Payments

RevTrak is the online payment system that will allow parents/students/community members to make payments for student activities, class fees, food service and other items or to make donations. The cost is a 3.61% transaction fee, which is the cost of the service and not a source of revenue for the district.

There are 3 ways to access RevTrak:

 Through KPBSD website

 Through PowerSchool

 Through “online payments” icon on KPBSD mobile app

The KPBSD website link will take you to the web store.

Seeking 2015-16 Site Council Members

Help our school by volunteering to be a member of our Site Council for next year. Assist by providing direction, feedback and suggestions for making Homer High a better place for students. We are always looking for parents and community members who are interested in these vital positions. If you are interested in running for one of the open seats, please call Cindy Koplin at 235-4600 and she will put you on the ballot. Currently, we have three parent seats and one community member seat open. Elections are held electronically the first 2 weeks of the school year.

Counselor's Corner

As the year winds down, it is important for seniors and their parents to keep the following in mind:

  • Pick up caps & gowns and try them on to be sure they fit
  • Check with the counseling office to make sure all credits are in order. Online classes must be completed as well
  • Students attending KPC need to bring a copy of any final grades to the counseling office in order to get HHS credit
  • Pick up scholarship applications and stay on top of the deadlines for turning them in. Dates vary
  • Pay for AP tests and know your testing times and dates
  • Check with Ms. Felice to be sure your Service Learning hours are in order (this must be completed in order to participate in the graduation ceremony)

May 11—Mariner Awards ceremony in the commons--6:30

May 18—Graduation Practice in the gym (you must attend practice to walk in graduation)--2:00

May 19—Graduation—7:00

It’s a long way off but you can put it on your calendar. . .

Schedule pick-up for next year (all are 9 am—3pm):

  • Seniors—Wed. August 5
  • Juniors –Thurs. August 6
  • Sophomores—Friday, August 7
  • New Student Registration—Monday August 10
  • Freshman Orientation/Open House—August 13 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Nurse's Corner

Every year HHS nurses complete vision, hearing and growth screening on students. 10th and 12th grade students have growth screening which is height, weight and body mass index; 9th and 11th grade students have vision and hearing, in addition to growth screening. If students have had a sports physical, we do not screen for growth and vision as these screenings were already done at the student’s clinic.

If your child’s hearing or vision were not in the normal range, we have already contacted you. If you would like to know your child’s growth screening, please email or call the HHS nurses, Ella May Copper-Waldron, RN, and Sharon Gorman, RN, at 235-4626 or ecooper-waldron@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or sgorman@kpbsd.k12.ak.us.

All graduating seniors receive a copy of their vaccination records with the nurse’s signature in their graduation packets.

Sharon Gorman, RN

Homer High School Nurse


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