Awards

Tustumena Elementary is Recognized as a 2019 National ESEA Distinguished School

Posted by on January 8, 2020 at 4:04 pm

Join the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to celebrate Tustumena Elementary educators, students, and families! One hundred schools nationwide earned recognition as a National ESEA Distinguished School in 2019, and Tustumena Elementary School is recognized in the category of exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years! In the small coastal area of Kasilof, […]

Celebrate Supt. O’Brien – Alaska School Counselor Advocate of the Year

Posted by on November 21, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Superintendent John O’Brien was surprised after he delivered a presentation to school counselors in Anchorage when the Alaska School Counselor Association (AkSCA) recognized him as their Advocate of the Year! “The Advocate of the Year award recognizes a special individual or group for their assistance in furthering the mission of school counselors in Alaska,” wrote […]

KPBSD leadership recognized by State of Alaska Educational Leaders!

Posted by on November 5, 2019 at 3:38 pm

News Release Kenai Middle School Assistant Principal Dan Beck is State of Alaska 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year! KPBSD is proud to celebrate Homer Middle School Principal Kari Dendurent who is Region III Principal of the Year, and Kenai Middle School Assistant Principal Dan Beck who is recognized as both the Region III Assistant […]

The Honorable Representative Paul Seaton awarded Golden Apple

Posted by on October 7, 2019 at 3:45 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District The Honorable Paul Seaton, Alaska House of Representatives Golden Apple Award | September 9, 2019 Golden Apple nominator Sean Dusek said, “It is with great pleasure that I nominate Paul Seaton for a Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award for his tireless support of public education in Alaska.” […]

Special Education Teacher David Justice awarded Golden Apple

Posted by on December 3, 2018 at 7:28 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | December 3, 2018 Mr. David Justice, Soldotna High School Special Education teacher Golden Apple nominator Greg Landeis wrote, “In the spring of 2018, I witnessed my son graduate from Soldotna High School. You might think this is a great feat since thousands of kids graduate from high […]

Ms. Natali Jones, 2018 Alaska Counselor of the Year!

Posted by on November 19, 2018 at 6:05 pm

The 2018 Alaska School Counselor of the Year is Ms. Natali Jones, itinerant counselor serving Chapman School Anchor Point Alaska, Homer Flex High School, Nanwalek School, Nikolaevsk School, Port Graham School, and Susan B. English School in Seldovia! “The communities that I serve are incredibly diverse. Weekly, I work with Alaska Native villages, a Russian Orthodox village, a township, and an alternative […]

Celebrate Jason Daniels, Alaska State Finalist for the PAEMST!

Posted by on October 30, 2018 at 7:35 pm

Jason Daniels, Alaska State Finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching  “Our children, to a greater and greater degree, will inherit a world full of STEM, which is all the more reason to set our students up for success by providing quality experiences in the STEM field, whether it be […]

Homer Middle School, 2018 National Blue Ribbon School

Posted by on October 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm

News Release Homer Middle School achieves 2018 National Blue Ribbon School recognition “It is with great pride for Homer Middle School to be recognized as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Students, staff, parents, and the community of Homer are all responsible for this extraordinary achievement. This accomplishment is a result of support, […]

Golden Apple Award Recognition

Posted by on July 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Who do you believe goes above and beyond in our schools to meet our KPBSD mission? Kindly nominate a staff member, volunteer, student, business or community partnership to be recognized for outstanding service and contributions to educating our students. How-To make your nomination: Read the Golden Apple recognition rubric below. Complete the nomination; make sure to […]

Nurse Tracy Silta awarded Golden Apple

Posted by on July 9, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      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 […]