Community Partners

Upstream Academy: STEM, speed, drones, connect, learn!

Posted by on November 17, 2017 at 5:11 pm

KPBSD’s second Upstream Academy in October expanded to include students from both Title VI and Migrant Education–this brought a new dynamic and an element of cultural diversity and sharing to the academy! Students from Kachemak-Selo joined other migrant students from Homer, Soldotna, and Sterling and were able to share their lifestyle and culture with our Title […]

Meet Chris Mburu, be inspired by A Small Act

Posted by on November 10, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Kenai Peninsula! Meet Chris Mburu and be inspired by A Small Act November 16 – 17, 2017 Kenai | Ninilchik | Port Graham | Razdolna Chris Mburu, international human rights lawyer currently serving with the United Nations as a Senior Human Rights Advisor, is visiting Kenai, Ninilchik, Port Graham, and Razdolna schools, November 16 and 17, 2017. […]

Creativity, assessment, and learning in small school classrooms

Posted by on August 9, 2017 at 3:07 pm

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 […]

Dolphin’s class names drug detective K9

Posted by on May 17, 2017 at 3:39 pm

As part of the Safer Alaska initiative, Governor Bill Walker  announced the names for the two new Alaska State Trooper drug detection K9s.  K9-B will be named Mak (short for Kachemak, as in Kachemak Bay) -that name was suggested by Hannah Dolphin’s class at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School in Kenai! Hannah Dolphin, 6th Grade Teacher, K-Beach Elementary said, “We’re […]

700 kids: Take me to the river #service

Posted by on May 17, 2017 at 2:50 pm

The weather cooperated with the 4th Annual Kenai River Spring Cleanup, students scoured the river and campgrounds, and logged in a total of 3,055 pounds of debris and trash. And that’s a lot considering how light fishing line is! Six KPBSD schools and nearly 700 students participated from 27 third through sixth grade classes. Connections […]

News Release: 2017 Kenai BP Teachers of Excellence

Posted by on May 3, 2017 at 9:44 am

News Release 2017 Kenai BP Teachers of Excellence Soldotna, May 2, 2017—KPBSD celebrates Stephanie Cronin, 2017 Kenai BP Teacher of the Year, our five BP Teachers of Excellence, and new this year, the BP Educational Ally award recipient. This year’s nominees were again, an excellent representation of our staff as a whole,” said Sean Dusek, […]

Celebrate Meredith McCullough, 2017 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Posted by on May 3, 2017 at 8:22 am

“The greatest gift any teacher can ask for is the knowledge that they have helped to improve the lives of their students in some small way. I am blessed and humbled that this incredible community feels I am building that legacy, and hope to continue to serve my students, their families, and my colleagues for […]

Celebrate Bobbi Larrivee, 2017 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Posted by on May 3, 2017 at 8:13 am

“Teaching has been my life ambition. Today, after 23 years, it still is. No doubt there are tough days, but when I reflect on those moments, I realize I’ve been given an opportunity to look at a challenge from a different view point and get in there and try again. Perseverance is the gift teaching […]

Celebrate Colby Way, 2017 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence!

Posted by on May 3, 2017 at 4:28 am

“Something that I would like to share with my students is: You can lose every material item in your life, but no one can take your education. This was told to me by one of my favorite aunts (a professor at Millersville University in Pennsylvania). I have carried this advice with me through the proverbial […]

Celebrate Jonathan Dillon, 2017 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence!

Posted by on May 3, 2017 at 4:06 am

“While I am honored by this recognition, I want to share that it isn’t mine alone. What we achieve at Mountain View Elementary—both students and staff—comes from the ways in which each of us work to support one another. I am fortunate to teach alongside helpful administrators, loving families, master teachers and staff, and—most importantly—kind, […]