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Sources of Strength suicide prevention efforts in KPBSD

September 22, 2017

News release Suicide Prevention and Awareness “While suicide is sometimes a difficult topic to discuss, it is also paramount that we as a community address it head on. Programs such as Sources of Strength are critical components of our commitment and dedication to support our students through the myriad of issues they may experience throughout […]

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News Release: Native Education Title VI Advisory Committee

September 8, 2017

KPBSD Native Education Title VI Advisory Committee seeks parent, student, and staff members to serve Are you interested in setting priorities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of our 1,200 Alaska Native and Native American students? Is encouraging or assisting our Alaska Native and Native American students to stay in school […]

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KPBSD observes international FASD Awareness Day

September 8, 2017

News Release Soldotna, September 8, 2017— Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) do affect KPBSD students, and September 9, 2017, marks international FASD awareness day. The KPBSD, together with our board of education, community agencies, and families recognize the challenges of FASD. We are working with and supporting our students and families, providing FASD education, awareness, […]

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News Release: State, district, and school PEAKS results now online

September 1, 2017

State, district, and school PEAKS results now online Soldotna, September 1, 2017— The first year results of PEAKS, the online assessment for students in grades three through ten in English language arts and mathematics are now available online. KPBSD students continue to outperform state median scale scores in both English language arts and math.  “PEAKS […]

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Graduate Survey: How Did KPBSD Do?

August 28, 2017

News Release KPBSD Classes of 2010 to 2017, How Did KPBSD Do? To improve schools, KPBSD seeks graduate input from the Classes of 2010 through 2017. A brief survey is open through September. Please assist the KPBSD to reach 4,978 graduates. The alumni survey will help KPBSD understand how well students were prepared to meet goals for […]

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news release: New KPBSD bus routes, times, and practice run

August 16, 2017

News Release KPBSD welcomes Apple Bus Company The first day of school is Tuesday, August 22, 2017*, and Apple Bus Company is in final preparations for the new school year. Find new bus route and pickup and drop-off times Apple Bus Company routes and times are now online and searchable via the Kenai Peninsula Bus […]

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Creativity, assessment, and learning in small school classrooms

August 9, 2017

Creativity, Assessment, and Learning in a Small School Classrooms August 3 – 4, 2017 Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula (PGKP) organized and partnered with KPBSD to present a two-day professional development training and conference at Land’s End Resort on August 3-4, 2017. Due to travel costs and logistics, it is difficult for teachers in these rural […]

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How to register for KPBSD Pre-Kindergarten Title I classes

August 8, 2017

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 News Release How to register for KPBSD Pre-Kindergarten Title I classes Soldotna, August 8, 2017—Free pre-kindergarten classes at local schools for children who will be four years old by September 1, 2017, are open. To qualify, parents and guardians must contact their local area school, schedule […]

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Personalized Learning: facilitate plus solid trusting relationships

July 20, 2017

Mrs. Stephanie Cronin, Seward High School Educator of all levels of high school mathematics and Principles of Engineering My role in the classroom is as a facilitator of learning. This role has changed throughout my twenty years as a teacher. From the days of overheads, and sage on the stage in which the teacher passes […]

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Personalized Learning: increase student autonomy

July 20, 2017

Mrs. Meredith McCullough, Kenai Central High School English Teacher By the time I meet my students in high school, many believe their educational paths are set. This fixed view of learning creates unnecessary challenges and limitations that impact students for their entire lives, and is the reason I reevaluated my beliefs about teaching. The truth […]

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