KPBSD District Stories

Amber Bridgeman, Homer Flex School, Class of 2018

Posted by on July 3, 2018 at 4:38 pm

Amber Bridgeman Homer Flex School, Class of 2018 During her junior year, due to unforeseen circumstances, Amber Bridgeman faced the tough decision to follow her family to Hawaii or stay in Alaska to complete her high school diploma. She opted to transfer to Homer Flex, and she made the most of her decision. Amber quickly […]

Brittany Gilman, Kenai Central High School #ClassOf2018

Posted by on June 28, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Brittany Gilman Kenai Central High School, Class of 2018 It was 1972 when Brittany Gilman’s KPBSD legacy began. Her grandmother Marj was a teacher in the school district followed by many other family members. It is now 2018 and Brittany is the last to follow the rest of siblings and parents as being a KPBSD […]

Suzanne LaBelle, Port Graham School #ClassOf2018

Posted by on June 27, 2018 at 4:04 pm

Suzanne LaBelle Port Graham School, Class of 2018 Suzanne LaBelle is the Port Graham School Class of 2018 Valedictorian. Suzanne is compassionate and curious, traits that will serve her well in the future. When opportunities come Suzanne’s way, she rarely lets them go by without grabbing on. She has participated in numerous extracurricular leadership skills […]

Superintendent Dusek on Borough Special Assembly Meeting

Posted by on June 27, 2018 at 2:58 pm

Superintendent Dusek invites you to contact your Borough Assembly representative for your district, or attend the Borough Special Assembly Meeting on July 6, 2018, at 6:00 PM, to offer your comments about funding for Kenai Peninsula K-12 schools, and the $652k funding veto for the school year beginning July 1, 2018. The Borough special assembly meeting […]

Isaiah Trevino, Kenai Alternative School #ClassOf2018

Posted by on June 25, 2018 at 4:02 pm

Isaiah Trevino Kenai Alternative School, Class of 2018 Isaiah Trevino is one of the twenty-five graduates to walk the handshaking, hugs, and celebration line at Kenai Alternative’s graduation ceremony in 2018. Two years ago, Isaiah came to Kenai Alternative looking for a different school environment. The shorter rotation schedule offered him the opportunity to grow […]

Borough Mayor vetoes 652k in school funding

Posted by on June 19, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor vetoes $652k of school funding June 19, 2018, Soldotna, Alaska—Today, Borough Mayor Pierce introduced two funding vetoes for the Borough budget beginning in less than a month. The Borough Assembly meets tonight, and one veto directly affects school district funding. Mayor Charlie Pierce said this in the memorandum to decrease funding […]

Jode Sparks, Soldotna High School, #Classof2018

Posted by on June 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm

Jode Sparks Soldotna High School, Class of 2018 “Jode Sparks is a remarkable leader who genuinely cares for the needs of others,” said Principal Tony Graham. In Jode’s words, “Community is not a location—rather, it is the result of a group of people caring about the same thing and caring about each other.” A former […]

Preventing Summer Slide #read

Posted by on June 14, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Preventing Summer Slide Summer Slide? No, not the slide at the playground or the water park. Not the Slip ‘N Slide from days gone by either. Summer Slide refers to the time period when kids are not in school and things they have learned slip from their minds. One area commonly affected is reading. Scholastic […]

Kristin Klaich, Nikolaevsk School, #ClassOf2018

Posted by on June 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm

Kristin Elisabeth Klaich, Class of 2018 Nikolaevsk School I plan to spend a semester at home and take a full load of online college classes through the University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA). Then, I will travel to Peru for six months to live with a missionary family and help with their three children. In the fall […]

Rachel Davidson, Connections Homeschool #ClassOf2018

Posted by on June 12, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Class of 2018 Rachel Davidson Connections Homeschool How many students graduate twice in three weeks? Rachel Davidson walked across the stage at Connections Homeschool graduation and received her high school diploma on May 24, 2018.  Fifteen days earlier, Rachel walked across the stage at Kenai Peninsula College’s graduation and received her Associate of Arts degree. […]