On our next early release day, October 26, all 7th graders will be participating throughout the day in CoastWalk activities. Students will follow a special rotation schedule and walk to the beach after lunch. Attached is the information letter and the schedule. I also put a printed copy of this in the mailboxes of participating staff. The parent letter and permission slip will go out to students on Monday, Oct. 17. Please let any of the 7th grade core teachers know of any concerns.
Homer Middle School
Science and Robotics teacher
Greetings, Students and Parents! As we enter the final approach to the Fall Concert, I wanted to let you know that we will be providing a Live WebCast of the Fall Concert. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you would like.
All of the information about the WebCast can be found at the band blog:
Thanks to Julieanne Super for running the camera for us!
Just a reminder, call time for the concert is at 6:30pm. That means that students should be ready to go – in uniform, instruments together, and music in order at 6:30. The band room will be open by 6:00pm.
We will be taking donations at the door. These donations go to help support the music programs at Homer Middle School, through purchasing new instruments, repairing old instruments, updating uniforms, and purchasing new music.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am excited to share with you what we have been working on this quarter!
When: November 10th from 5:30-7:30, come when you can and leave when you like
Where: Homer Middle School
Who: Open to all parents and family of middle school students
FYI: Food and refreshments will be provided
Come spend an evening with Homer’s Peer Education team. We will be offering a presentation about the lessons covered in 7th and 8th grade sexual health and development classes during this school year. If you are a parent or adult in the life of an adolescent, please take advantage of this evening to meet our presentation staff and learn about what has changed in the world of sexual health since you were a teenager so you are prepared to talk with your teen about important issues and questions your teen may have as they develop.
We will be discussing the topics we cover in our resiliency informed Sexual Health and Wellness Lesson Package as well as speaking about how contraception, online relationships, pornography, and consent have changed the way our world talks about sexual relationships. All families will leave with a parent’s resource packet and are welcome to take any provided info from the resource table that will be available.
Today teens are faced with incredible pressures to be sexually active. It is important to be aware of these challenges and pressures in order to talk effectively with young people about their sexual health. Teens deal with everyday pressures in our society that can influence their physical, emotional, mental, and social decision making. Our goal is to equip young people with the evidence-based information they’ll need to make informed choices to practice responsibility and respect in relationships.
As the parents of teenagers, you can be the main source of support in assisting their development. Parents share ideas in the context of their family’s personal and moral values. As facilitators, we do not share our personal or moral values about sexuality. The sexual health lessons provide students with medically accurate information, as well as resiliency and communication skills to help them make decisions that can keep them healthy and safe.
The Homer Peer Education (formerly known as AK PHAT) team operates out of the R.E.C. Room and is a project of the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC). Our team is comprised of adult and youth peer educators who are committed to the health and well-being of teenagers on the Kenai Peninsula. Our program is funded by a grant from the State of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services to prevent unintended teen pregnancy.
We are guest presenters with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) in both middle and high school settings. KPBSD requires specific sexual health based prevention and communication skills to be taught in the middle school and high school setting. The main goal in this class is to help teenagers learn how to avoid engaging in risky behaviors by forming decision making skills that support their health.
As facilitators of sexual health presentations in the community and schools, we look forward to this opportunity to engage with parents about their teen’s health and well-being. We welcome any questions before or after these evenings. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 235-3436, ask for R.E.C. Room.