KPBSD District Stories

Three cities, three decades, three leaders: KPSBD graduate #inspirations

Posted by on January 16, 2019 at 5:58 pm

Good things come in threes, and on the Kenai Peninsula, this week the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District celebrates and introduces you to three graduates who now manage three of the largest cities in the Borough spanning 25,600 square miles. Meet Katie Koester [Homer High School Class of 1998] Homer City Manager Paul Ostrander [Soldotna […]

KPBSD Inspiration: Kersten Gomez, Soldotna High School #ClassOf1998

Posted by on January 9, 2019 at 5:41 pm

KPBSD Inspiration, Kersten (Petersen) Gomez, Soldotna High School Class of 1998 “I was diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) as a child, struggled with academics, and was bullied. This took a toll on my self-esteem. I was afraid to put myself out there and try anything new out of a fear of failing and being ridiculed.” […]

New in 2019: Testify at a School Board meeting from Homer or Seward

Posted by on December 20, 2018 at 2:18 pm

News Release New in 2019: Testify at a School Board meeting from Homer or Seward Sign up no later than 3:00 PM the Friday prior to a Board of Education meeting to guarantee the remote site will be open and staffed. Soldotna, December 20, 2018—The KPBSD Board of Education will open two additional locations for […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Homer High School Salmon Sisters

Posted by on December 19, 2018 at 1:46 pm

KPBSD Graduate Inspiration Homer High School | Claire (Laukitis) Neaton (2008) and Emma Teal Laukitis (2009) #SalmonSisters   “Growing up in a small town in Alaska, it is sometimes difficult to know how different life can be outside the state. We both ended up going to college on the East Coast because people in our […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Kristin (Beck) Bates, Seward High School #ClassOf2004

Posted by on December 12, 2018 at 6:07 pm

“A combination of opportunities I had while attending Seward schools sent me into a salmon spiral,” said Kristin Beck Bates, a Seward High graduate who attended Nikiski Elementary, K-Beach Elementary, Seward Elementary, Seward Middle School, and graduated in 2004. KPBSD Inspiration, Kristin (Beck) Bates, Seward High School #ClassOf2004 Kristin, now the hatchery manager at Trail […]

Forty-three free public school choices in KPBSD

Posted by on December 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

KPBSD: One district, 43 diverse schools Parents and schools share equally valuable roles in education. Parents and guardians are more than volunteers; they are part of a school’s learning community. Students and parents both have enormous influence in the quality of a child’s education. Research shows that parents and teachers build partnerships that help children […]

KPBSD Inspiration: Jeffrey Dolifka, Class Of 2006

Posted by on December 5, 2018 at 6:03 pm

“Take risks and don’t be afraid of failure,” says attorney Jeffrey Dolifka, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Class of 2006, Skyview High School. “I wish I had figured that out a lot earlier in my life.” He’s been in the courtroom since he was five, when he’d accompany his father, and sit beneath a table, […]

Two-Hour Delay start: Monday, December 3, 2018

Posted by on December 2, 2018 at 6:15 pm

►ALERT UPDATE 7:00 AM: All KPBSD schools will open with a TWO HOUR DELAY START* on MONDAY, December 3, 2018, due to weather conditions throughout the Peninsula. Parents and guardians, if you decide, based on conditions near you to keep your child at home, kindly call your school to let them know. Absences will be […]

►INFORMATION #6 #AlaskaEarthquake

Posted by on November 30, 2018 at 5:01 pm

►INFORMATION #6: Friday, 11/30/18, 4:50 PM Thank you to everyone who worked closely in and with KPBSD schools today after the earthquake this morning, the Tsunami warning, evacuations, aftershocks, and damage assessments. You make a difference!   KPBSD anticipates Kenai Peninsula schools will open on a normal schedule Monday, December 3, 2018. If anything changes […]

Sources of Strength #SuicidePrevention

Posted by on November 29, 2018 at 5:20 pm

Nine KPBSD schools—Homer Flex School, Kenai Alternative School, Kenai Central High School, River City Academy, Seward High School, Seward Middle School, Skyview Middle School, Soldotna High School, Soldotna Prep School—are developing peer leaders through Sources of Strength (SOS) thanks to funding from the Alaska Community Foundation, GCI suicide prevention grant, and Alaska Children’s’ Trust! This […]