KPBSD District Stories

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 […]

Tuesday: KPBSD Facebook LIVE Q and A with Superintendent Dusek

Posted by on November 13, 2017 at 10:07 am

You’re invited to the launch of KPBSD Facebook LIVE Q & A with KPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. How-to watch: It’s simple. Go to the KPBSD Facebook page on 11/14/17, at 7:00 PM, via your device or computer, and connect! You’ll see that KPBSD is live – click […]

Curious teens prep for college and careers

Posted by on November 2, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Hundreds of teens–nearly 500–positively shape their future during the eighth annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair. High school students from all points in the district arrived at host site, Soldotna High School, to explore future options during the eighth annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair on October 17, 2017. KPBSD junior and senior high school students arrived […]

October 17: Community Budget Meeting info

Posted by on October 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Building a school budget is foundational to schools, so bring your questions and concerns about funding, expenditures, and priorities. Everyone is invited to participate. October 17, 2017. Twenty-two school locations. One hour, 5:30 – 6:30 PM Resources: Watch Superintendent Dusek’s presentation live from 5:30 – 5:45 delivered via PolyCom Follow along with PDF of Superintendent Dusek’s PowerPoint presentation […]

News Release: Get the process rolling October 17

Posted by on October 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Get the process rolling October 17, 5:30 PM, at 22 KPBSD school sites If a quality education and the future success for every young person on the Kenai matters to you, mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. Parents, staff, students, business partners, community members, and elected officials are invited to […]

Personalized Learning: facilitate plus solid trusting relationships

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Mrs. Stephanie Cronin, Seward High School Educator of all levels of high school mathematics and Principles of Engineering My role in the classroom is as a facilitator of learning. This role has changed throughout my twenty years as a teacher. From the days of overheads, and sage on the stage in which the teacher passes […]

Personalized Learning: increase student autonomy

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Mrs. Meredith McCullough, Kenai Central High School English Teacher By the time I meet my students in high school, many believe their educational paths are set. This fixed view of learning creates unnecessary challenges and limitations that impact students for their entire lives, and is the reason I reevaluated my beliefs about teaching. The truth […]

Personalized Learning: Think Kaladi Brothers, soup and salad bar, treadmill

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm

Ms. Sienna Griggs, Mountain View Elementary, 4th grade teacher explains, I define personalized learning as the ability of a student to have self-directed choice in what and how he or she is going to learn; a sense of ownership over their education. While I am still learning about personalizing, I experimented with several elements of personalization […]

David Kalugin | Voznesenka School #Classof2017

Posted by on July 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

David Kalugin Voznesenka School Class of 2017 “Voznesenka School is proud to recognize David Kalugin as an accomplished member of our 2017 graduating class who created a reputation of being witty and laid back,” said Principal Wojciak. Starting his school career at McNeil Canyon School, which he attended from kindergarten through sixth grade, David completed […]

Gavin Elvsaas | Susan B. English School #Classof2017

Posted by on July 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Gavin Elvsaas Susan B. English School Class of 2017 Gavin Elvsaas grew up in Seldovia and is part of the graduating class of 2017 at Susan B. English School, the same school from which her mother, aunts and uncles, cousins, and other relatives graduated. She is a self-possessed, kind-hearted, and passionate girl who has made […]