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 […]

American Sign Language (ASL) on the upswing in KPBSD

Posted by on February 28, 2015 at 11:42 am

Sign Language is busting out all over the district! This year interest is surging to learn American Sign Language (ASL). Why? New students who are deaf are enrolling in our district. When that happens, a whole school perks up and notices there are people signing in the halls and the classroom. Classroom teachers like Lyn […]

PBiS: If you’re peaceful you get a ticket

Posted by on February 28, 2015 at 11:23 am

According to kindergartener, Kalena Schriner, “The Warrior Way is peaceful. If you are peaceful, then you get a ticket.” First grader,  Kaptelina Fefelov says, “The Warrior Way makes the school better.” And kindergartener, Alexander Stading says simply, “The Warrior Way is fun!” Nikolaevsk School is in its second year of implementing school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and […]

KPBSD celebrates employee Kelly King

Posted by on December 20, 2013 at 10:28 am

“One of the more challenging tasks that we face is educating our homeless students. Because of the extraordinary effort and dedication of Kelly King, the district is able to do its best to meet this challenge.” –Steve Atwater, superintendent “I am blessed with the opportunity to do what I love every day. Having the work […]

In Homer and Soldotna: Taylor Crowe “My Life With Autism…”

Posted by on March 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Is your life centered on capability or disability? In spite of a daily struggle with autism, national speaker, Taylor Crowe, knows his life is centered on his capability. Now thirty years old, his life is in direct contrast to the physician who initially diagnosed his autism, adding, “There is no hope for him.” The Alaska Autism […]

Giving thanks in Kenai

Posted by on November 15, 2011 at 6:31 pm

November 15, 2011 A feast was held today! Kenai Alternative High School served their 21st annual Thanksgiving Day Meal to 166 parents, students, and invited guests–many who were community members active with the high school throughout the year. Greeters at the door welcomed everyone with hellos and smiles. What a contrast to the frigid, wind-to-the-bone noon […]

Share awareness: students are homeless

Posted by on November 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I am a foster adoptive mother. My heart stretches to people on our margins–especially teens and children. I believe that change begins with awareness. So I pose the question to you: Are you aware that 121 students are homeless in our school district? In our local towns? At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, […]