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Caring for the Kenai 2019 Competition raises the bar

Published on April 23, 2019 By Pegge

“What can I do, invent or create to better care for the environment of the Kenai Peninsula or improve the area’s preparedness for a natural disaster?” In the 29th year of the competition, on April 18, 2019, Homer High student Austin Cline took first place honors and a $1,600 cash award in the annual Caring […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Kelly King, Nikiski High School #ClassOf1999

Published on April 18, 2019 By Pegge

Born and raised in Alaska, Kelly King now serves one of our most vulnerable and invisible populations on the Kenai Peninsula—youth who experience homelessness, and lack a stable place to sleep at night. When she graduated from Nikiski Middle-High School in 1999, after elementary years at (Nikiski) North Star, she headed north to the University […]

KPBSD Graduate Inspiration: Joel Isaak, Skyview High School #ClassOf2007

Published on February 13, 2019 By Pegge

Joel Isaak, Skyview High School, Class of 2007, is a practicing artist, currently enrolled in an Indigenous Studies doctorate degree program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Tribal Liaison for the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Learning. Isaak says, “I want to keep growing in learning my Dena’ina people’s language. […]

Superintendent Sean Dusek announces retirement

Published on January 15, 2019 By Pegge

News Release  On Monday, January 14, 2019, Superintendent of Schools Sean Dusek tendered his resignation and retirement, effective June 30, 2019. The resignation and retirement letter is posted in the online Board of Education packet, and this action was approved during the Monday evening public school board meeting. In his words “I am very grateful […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Homer High School Salmon Sisters

Published on December 19, 2018 By Pegge

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

Published on December 12, 2018 By Pegge

“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

Published on December 11, 2018 By Pegge

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 Wednesday Inspiration: Megan Mazurek, #Classof2005

Published on November 28, 2018 By Pegge

“There’s something satisfying with meeting daily deadlines and starting fresh the next day.” –Ms. Megan Mazurek, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District graduate, Class of 2005, Nikiski Middle-High School, and KTVA 11 News Anchor in Anchorage, Alaska. Only 150 miles by road, and 20 minutes by plane from where she attended school at Nikiski North Star […]

College Fair for teens in Kenai, Alaska

Published on October 11, 2018 By Pegge

News Release 9th Annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair Nearly 50 educational institutions will send representatives to meet with KPBSD high school students on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 10:00—1:00 in the Kenai Central High School gymnasium. The ninth annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair is free, and no appointments are needed. Students and parents can learn […]

Native Education Advisory Committee seeks members to serve

Published on September 24, 2018 By Pegge

Is setting priorities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of our 1,200 Alaska Native and Native American students of value to you? Do you believe it is important to encourage or assist our Alaska Native and Native American students to stay in school and pursue further education? The Kenai Peninsula Borough […]