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Facebook Live Q and A plus Community Budget Forums

January 29, 2018

News Release Soldotna, January 29, 2018—Do you understand how the KPBSD school district budget will affect what KPBSD can offer in schools to educate our youth? If you wonder about what you can do, or what might change in the 2018-2019 school year, you’re invited to join a KPBSD February Facebook Live Q & A, […]

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Alert: Two-Hour Delay Start for these KPBSD schools on 1.23.18

January 23, 2018

►ALERT: TWO HOUR DELAY START on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, for KPBSD schools in the southern peninsula and Seward area, following an earthquake in Kodiak, and Tsunami warning. These schools will start two hours later than normal, and buses will run two hours later than normal. *note: as of 4:15 a.m. the Tsunami alert for […]

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Representing Alaska in the National Microsoft Championships

January 19, 2018

Two KPBSD Distance Learning Students have been invited to represent Alaska in the National Microsoft Championships! Most of us on the Kenai Peninsula will never make it to the Olympics. But for our KPBSD students that are enrolled in a Distance Computer Applications course, there’s another kind of world championship up for grabs. Caitlin Painter, […]

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KPBSD teacher feature: connect with students one-on-one

January 17, 2018

“What does Personalized Learning (PL) look like in the classroom?” is quizzed back and forth in education circles, and students and parents even wonder and ask questions! Every teacher, group of students, and scenario is unique, and personalized learning is adaptive. To offer a look into the practices of PL, meet Mrs. Amy Angleton, a […]

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Everyone can learn, starting with newborns!

January 12, 2018

News Release Developmental Screenings for newborns to age five in Seward and Soldotna areas Empowering all learners, starting with newborns! Soldotna, January 12, 2018—Free opportunity for a screening to learn a child’s early development, motor skills, speech, early learning concepts, vision, and hearing for children ranging from newborn to age five (not yet in kindergarten) […]

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Facebook Live Q and A with Superintendent Dusek

January 9, 2018

You’re invited to a Facebook LIVE Q & A with KPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek Tuesday, January 23, 2018 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. How-to watch: It’s simple. Go to the KPBSD Facebook page on 1/23/18, at 7:00 PM, via your device or computer, and connect! You’ll see that KPBSD is live – click to view. How-to ask questions or […]

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How RESPONSIVE fits into the KPBSD educational strategy

January 8, 2018

Four key areas define the KPBSD five year strategic plan. In this two minute video, Superintendent Sean Dusek explains how Responsive is a core element: Learn more about the KPBSD 2017 – 2022 Strategic Plan Video text Hello! This is Sean Dusek and today we are going to examine what Responsiveness means in KPBSD. As you know, we […]

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Seventh graders personalize reading at Nikiski Middle High

January 2, 2018

“I’m very big on giving students as much choice as possible in their middle school years,” said Laura Niemczyk, Nikiski Middle-High School teacher. “I am also very big on turning kids into lifelong readers. With those two objectives in mind, I issued the 25 book challenge to my seventh graders this year. This is not […]

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Celebrate Audra Faris, NNS music teacher

January 2, 2018

School Band and Orchestra SBO 20th Annual “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” in 2017!    Audra Faris, Nikiski North Star Elementary music teacher, represents Alaska! “I feel quite honored and totally undeserving of this award. Somewhere, some kind soul nominated me for this modern band award. I am thankful that someone noticed I was […]

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Christmas Cheer in the Ninilchik Senior Center

January 2, 2018

“Singing in a small choir group this year was the best decision I have made! It was my way of relaxing after a long day of school. I became closer with some of the girls I barely knew. When we had a chance to sing carols at the senior center, I refused to pass this […]

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