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Nurse Tracy Silta awarded Golden Apple

July 9, 2018

      Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | July 9, 2018 Mrs. Tracy Silta “Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nurse Tracy Silta demonstrates on a daily basis all of the personal and professional qualities of an efficacious school nurse for students,” wrote nominator James Knoebel, Special Education Department Chair, Soldotna High School. “She […]

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School district budget awareness reductions and savings useage

July 6, 2018

KPBSD fiscal reality, budget 101, and FY19 budget 2018 Spring KPBSD Budget Awareness for schools PDF flyer Download the 2018 Spring KPBSD Budget Awareness for schools flyer Action ideas Attend a Facebook Live Q & A; community budget forum; KPBSD school site council meeting, school board meeting; Borough Assembly meeting; Alaska legislative opportunities with elected officials Communicate with your school, friends, neighbors, legislators, and […]

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Special education student grade rate on the rise!

July 5, 2018

Students receiving special education services in the KPBSD continue to find success! In the most recent reporting year (2016-2017), 73 percent of students receiving special education services in the KPBSD graduated within four years! The State of Alaska graduation rate is 58.7 percent. “A graduation rate this high is not something seen in the state […]

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Understanding Disabilities and Celebrating Kindness

July 5, 2018

Individuals with disabilities, as well as experts in the field of disabilities, came to Mountain View Elementary to set up eight different stations for presentations on a wide variety of physical and cognitive disabilities. These experts presented information about disabilities to our students and staff and provided engaging activities that facilitated the understanding of challenges […]

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KPBSD celebrates the #ClassOf2018

July 5, 2018

KPBSD celebrates our diverse schools and students! Be inspired by #Classof2018 graduates. “Congratulations to the class of 2018! I am very proud to send another high caliber group of young people into their future. I wish all of our graduates the best and look forward to seeing the positive difference they will make in the world!” – […]

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Suicide prevention and resiliency

July 5, 2018

KPBSD takes a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and resiliency training for both staff and students. This school year, KPBSD received two grant awards, a Suicide Awareness Pre and Postvention grant from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) and the GCI Alaska Community Foundation Suicide Prevention grant. Combined, these awards allowed our […]

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David Sanarov, Voznesenka School #ClassOf2018

July 3, 2018

David Sanarov Voznesenka School, Class of 2018 David Sanarov is the standout senior selected for 2017 – 2018 at Voznesenka School. He has game, humbleness, and an incredibly kind heart. David is the type of person that most of us want to aspire to become. David’s athleticism is an inherited family trait that did not […]

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Desmond Moon, Tebughna School, #ClassOf2018

July 3, 2018

Desmond Moon Tebughna School, Class of 2018 Desmond Moon is Tebughna School’s Student Body President. “But he is so much more than that—he is thoughtful, intelligent, patient, kind, fun to be around, a fabulous leader and a great role model,” said Principal Pamela Potter. Mr. Desmond says, “So many people helped me throughout my life. […]

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Heleana Backus, Seward High School #ClassOf2018

July 3, 2018

Heleana Backus Seward High School, Class of 2018 Heleana Backus was a member of the Seward High School Debate, Drama, and Forensics Team, Student Council, and the National Honor Society. However, she wrote that, “The most pivotal points in my development as a thinker and human being have happened in the English classroom.” It was […]

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Olivia Delgado, Ninilchik School #ClassOf2018

July 3, 2018

Olivia Delgado Ninilchik School, Class of 2018 Olivia Delgado graduated this year as the Valedictorian with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. She studied at Ninilchik School for 12 years and from sixth grade on always earned A grades. During her valedictorian speech, she talked about how it is important to move forward and learn from […]

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