Inspiration

PE: a vision impaired bowman learns skills

Posted by on March 22, 2016 at 11:35 am

Unassumingly, everyday, KPBSD staff goes the extra mile for their students, and often we never hear about it. This #GoldenMoment took place before school started, one winter day in Soldotna, Alaska. Before school hours, Malikhi Hansen, a Soldotna High School vision impaired student, made a visit to Redoubt Elementary, a neighboring school. With Granger Nyboer, KPBSD […]

Maddy Rea’s senior year adventure | Seward High School #Classof2016

Posted by on March 2, 2016 at 11:48 am

Maddy Rea’s Adventure Maddy Rea [Seward High School, Class of 2016], set a goal early in her high school career to travel abroad and volunteer to work with animals. At first, her plan was to travel to Malaysia and work with Sea Turtles. When she discovered that this program was not accepting more applications, her research […]

Homer High School student to represent Alaska at the Grand Ole Opry House

Posted by on September 24, 2015 at 4:40 pm

When he was five, his music teacher inspired him. Fast forward eleven years, and Falcom Greear, now a sophomore at Homer High School, hasn’t stopped singing, and videoconferences via Skype nearly every week with his retired music teacher, who lives in Mississippi. She has been his inspiration and helped guide his love of music since […]

9/9 at 9:09 | International FASD Awareness Day

Posted by on September 8, 2015 at 6:59 pm

September 9, 2015, is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day Do you know that the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is a leader compared with schools throughout North America in facing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)? We are working to increase our capacity to successfully deal with the many challenges faced by students […]

Neighborhood school takes it to the streets

Posted by on May 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm

On May 2, 2015, twenty six “Mountain View Minions” participated in the Walk and Roll for Hope. This event, the 46th annual, takes place in communities throughout Alaska to raise funds for and awareness about disability services available for Alaskans. As a large, open enrollment, neighborhood school Mountain View Elementary is fortunate to be able to provide […]

Celebrate KPBSD Natalie Kant, Alaska Counselor of the Year

Posted by on May 20, 2015 at 4:15 am

Natalie Kant, Alaska Counselor of the Year! Skyview Middle School (SMS) counselor Natalie Kant received top acknowledgment from the State of Alaska for her “exceptional leadership skills, work ethic, enthusiasm for the profession, and care for students.” Sarge Truesdell, principal of SMS said, “There is this old saying in schools that the head secretary and […]

Panther leadership at Skyview Middle School

Posted by on April 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Leadership is many things to many people. For this year’s Skyview Middle School Panther Student Council (StuCo), leadership can be summed up in three words: courage, compassion, and commitment. Each of those words was exemplified in the work Panther StuCo did to raise funds for the KPBSD Students in Transition program earlier this school year. […]

An outpouring of advocacy, care and service for homeless students

Posted by on February 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm

KPBSD students demonstrate incredible compassion and support for their homeless peers and the KPBSD Students in Transition (SIT) Program. They are on the move, making a tangible difference. Socktober! Kenai Middle School Leadership Class Leadership students organized a collection drive for socks, hats, and gloves to benefit the local homeless population. Students created a PowerPoint […]

SALT offers flexibility and individuality, a bedrock for success

Posted by on February 28, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Soldotna Alternative (SALT) is new program at Soldotna High School designed to serve primarily juniors and sophomores who are at risk of dropping out or not graduating from high school on time. SALT enables students to earn credits at an accelerated rate through an individualized learning experience, smaller class size and an altered school schedule. […]

After 13 years, student takes flight and lands back at Razdolna School

Posted by on February 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Meet Polagia Basargin Polagia was born in the village, and attended the small school there for thirteen years, graduated, and now works in the school! Prezi: A Student Takes Flight A Student Takes Flight…. At the end of her 8th grade year, the students outgrew their building, and she waited a full year for a […]