KPBSD District Stories

Celebrate Audra Faris, NNS music teacher

Posted by on January 2, 2018 at 12:48 pm

School Band and Orchestra SBO 20th Annual “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” in 2017!    Audra Faris, Nikiski North Star Elementary music teacher, represents Alaska! “I feel quite honored and totally undeserving of this award. Somewhere, some kind soul nominated me for this modern band award. I am thankful that someone noticed I was […]

How-to measure KPBSD student success #KPI

Posted by on December 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm

KPBSD measures student and organizational success with multiple Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Superintendent Sean Dusek explains in short two minute video: Learn more about the KPBSD 2017 – 2022 Strategic Plan, and KPBSD KPIs Video text: Hello! Sean Dusek here with you again today to continue our discussion on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District […]

KPBSD Winter Music Lineup

Posted by on December 7, 2017 at 12:51 pm

 Celebrate what’s right in the world, and treat yourself – attend a music concert or school play! Programs are at school location unless otherwise noted. Also, some schools have more than one program, and so the location may vary by date. Aurora Borealis Charter School – November 30, 7:00 p.m., Winter Program, Soldotna High School […]

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 […]