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News Release: KPBSD students are homeless // come to a candlelight vigil

Published on November 12, 2015 By Pegge

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 News Release Candlelight vigil for KPBSD students who are homeless Soldotna, November 12, 2015—Families and unaccompanied youth are homeless on the peninsula. An invisible reality to many residents, would it surprise you to know that 253 is the average number of students who experience homelessness, but […]

Homeless liaison Kelly King receives Golden Apple award

Published on March 2, 2015 By Pegge

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | March 2, 2015 Kelly King, Homeless Liaison  One of the more challenging tasks that we face is educating our homeless students. Because of the extraordinary effort and dedication of Kelly King, KPBSD homeless liaison, the district is able to do its best to meet this challenge. Ms. […]

An outpouring of advocacy, care and service for homeless students

Published on February 28, 2015 By Pegge

KPBSD students demonstrate incredible compassion and support for their homeless peers and the KPBSD Students in Transition (SIT) Program. They are on the move, making a tangible difference. Socktober! Kenai Middle School Leadership Class Leadership students organized a collection drive for socks, hats, and gloves to benefit the local homeless population. Students created a PowerPoint […]

Candlelight Vigil for homeless youth and families

Published on November 5, 2014 By Pegge

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District News Release Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 Candlelight Vigil for homeless youth and families Soldotna, November 5, 2014—Families and unaccompanied youth are homeless on the peninsula. An invisible reality to most residents, the number 253 is important. Would it surprise you to know that 253 is the average number of students […]

KPBSD celebrates employee Kelly King

Published on December 20, 2013 By Pegge

“One of the more challenging tasks that we face is educating our homeless students. Because of the extraordinary effort and dedication of Kelly King, the district is able to do its best to meet this challenge.” –Steve Atwater, superintendent “I am blessed with the opportunity to do what I love every day. Having the work […]

Share awareness: students are homeless

Published on November 8, 2011 By Pegge

I am a foster adoptive mother. My heart stretches to people on our margins–especially teens and children. I believe that change begins with awareness. So I pose the question to you: Are you aware that 121 students are homeless in our school district? In our local towns? At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, […]