Education

Happy Constitution Day!

Posted by on September 11, 2018 at 5:25 pm

  On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the U.S. Constitution document they created. KPBSD invites teachers, students, and the community to celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, and demonstrations of our love for the United States of America and the blessings of freedom our […]

Josh Shuler, River City Academy, #ClassOf2018

Posted by on June 14, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Josh Shuler River City Academy, Class of 2018 Josh Shuler is an exemplar of personalized learning in KPBSD. He’s been a student at RCA since 7th grade, when he tested into high school level English, and has continued working above grade level ever since. He earned high school credit as a middle schooler, and as […]

Students drone and buzz during Upstream Academy

Posted by on June 20, 2017 at 3:41 pm

STEM Camp in Kenai One nonstop week, 34 KPBSD students, community volunteers and instructors make a definite buzz in Upstream Academy, a STEM camp for Title VI middle school students! May 29 – June 3, 2017, students from throughout the KPBSD lived at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai, Alaska, to take part in the […]

Three state virtual choir imagining a wonderful world

Posted by on June 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm

click to watch Imagine a Wonderful World In April and May, three KPBSD Redoubt Elementary music classes (4th, 5th, 6th) joined students from Michigan and Texas to learn a song and employ technology to create a video with 115 young people from three states singing the same song together in a virtual choir! “We are […]

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 […]

Middle School Math Meet in Homer

Posted by on May 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm

KPBSD Math Meet Homer Middle School reports over seventy 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from all around the school district met in at Homer Middle School gym on Thursday, May 11, 2017, to compete in the KPBSD Middle School Math Meet. This all day event consisted of four grueling rounds of math competition in […]

Industry certification opportunity for teens | Alaska Petroleum Academy

Posted by on March 9, 2017 at 4:59 pm

KPBSD teens, will you be 18 by June 30, 2017? You have the opportunity to earn industry certifications in Kenai, from The Alaska Petroleum Academy. Certifications offered include: 16 Hour Petroleum Health & Safety 24 Hour CITS Certification 40 Hour Hazwoper Certification Confined Space Entry Certification Classes will be held at the Work Force Development […]

Nikolaevsk mines a day of sports travel

Posted by on February 14, 2017 at 4:32 pm

When the #KPBSD Nikolaevsk School basketball team traveled to Nenana, learning happened on the road! Students stopped by the Usibelli Coal Mine for a tour led by the senior engineer. A visit to the lab, shop, mine, and a presentation on the science behind the operations was insightful! #AKlearns Tweet This Post

Preludes: Paul Banks Elementary music makers

Posted by on November 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

After a month of paper violins, Paul Banks Elementary “Preludes” graduated to real violins. They are learning how to play the open strings as an ensemble group, how to keep beat in unison, as well as how to hold a bow and develop fingering techniques. While much of the instruction still focuses on building physical […]

Wake up! Second Grader Takes Leadership Role in Nanwalek School

Posted by on June 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm

In Nanwalek, Alaska, Sean Moonin, a second grade student has proven that if you set your mind to doing something–even something unlikely—it can be done. Through his leadership and perseverance, Mrs. Kara Fraser’s second and third grade class earned 48 “Eagle Days” in 2015-2016. “Eagle Days” are a motivational strategy that Nanwalek School uses to […]