Tag Archive

News Release: State education funding cut scenarios for KPBSD

Published on May 10, 2017 By Pegge

News Release State education funding cut scenarios for KPBSD Soldotna, May 10, 2017—The HB57 Operating Budget conference committee is appointed. If you value public education in the KPBSD, please contact committee members* and local legislators now to request status quo education funding. In preparation for potential reductions to education funding, KPBSD administration anticipates: The effect […]

News Release: Senate proposes 5% cut to KPBSD

Published on April 4, 2017 By Pegge

News Release Alaska Senate proposes 5% cut to education funding Soldotna, April 4, 2017—The Senate Finance Committee proposed a 5% cut to education funding, creating an additional deficit hit of $5.29 million to the KPBSD. Plus, the 5% links to a second cut of $1.21 million by reducing the maximum allowable contribution the Borough may […]

Celebrate KPBSD music teacher Jonathan Dillon

Published on March 3, 2017 By Pegge

Meet Jonathan Dillon, music teacher at Mountain View Elementary! In 2016, three Alaska Arts Educator Fellowships were awarded, including a music specialist, a visual arts specialist, and a kindergarten teacher. All three were awarded to KPBSD educators! Mr. Dillon, Mountain View Elementary music educator,  furthered his study of elementary choral conducting through the Kodály Program […]

Spotlight your favorite KPBSD teacher in 2017 BP Teacher of Excellence program

Published on January 19, 2017 By Pegge

Would it be fun to celebrate your favorite KPBSD teacher or education ally in a public forum?  Go online by February 1 to complete your nomination for the 2017 BP Teachers of Excellence program. Five teachers from the Kenai Peninsula will be publically celebrated by BP, their school, family and friends, and throughout Alaska. Do […]

Public invitation to KPBSD Key Communicator Hour

Published on October 17, 2016 By Pegge

News Release Public invited to KPBSD Key Communicator events Soldotna, October 17, 2016—KPBSD is hosting three Key Communicator Connect & Collaborate Hours to converse about the KPBSD budget, five year strategic plan, and respond to questions and ideas about our diverse district. Key Communicators gather throughout the year; everyone interested in KPBSD schools is invited […]

Priorities: Which KPBSD school programs and services do you value?

Published on October 4, 2016 By Pegge

News Release Community Budget development meetings – October 13, 2016 How to best prioritize programs and services in KPBSD? Soldotna, October 3, 2016—Does a quality education and the future success for every young person living on the Kenai Peninsula matter to you? If so, KPBSD needs you to participate in the budget development meetings taking […]

New Learning Opportunity: iPads for Orcas

Published on September 26, 2016 By Pegge

“iPads for Orcas” Celebration Rolls Out New Learning Opportunities for Port Graham School Wednesday, September 21, 2016, rolled out iPads for Orcas, a festive celebration in Port Graham School. Students, staff, community, and guests gathered in anticipation for every student to be presented with their very own iPad for use in school. Before presenting the […]

Nickole Lyon | 2016 BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 6, 2016 By Pegge

Nickole Lyon – Seward Elementary School 2016 BP Teacher of Excellence Special education preschool teacher “None of us get good at what we do without a little help,” said Nikole Lyon. “I work with some of the most dedicated families and professionals I know on a daily basis. I am so thankful to live and […]

Darilynn Caston | 2016 BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 6, 2016 By Pegge

Darilynn Caston – Redoubt Elementary School 2016 BP Teacher of Excellence “To view the world from the eyes of a child is a beautiful gift. These children inspire me to be a better version of myself every day.  I am both honored and grateful to be entrusted in the nurturing of this beginning part of […]

2016 Kenai BP Teacher of the Year | Sharon Hopkins

Published on May 6, 2016 By Pegge

Sharon Hopkins – Tustumena Elementary School, Kasilof, Alaska 2016 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence, and Kenai BP Teacher of the Year “I am inspired by the children in my classroom,” said Sharon Hopkins. “When first graders become confident readers it changes them. Every year I’m rewarded with this process when each student blossoms into a […]