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Stephanie Cronin, 2017 Kenai BP Teacher of the Year!

Published on May 2, 2017 By Pegge

Congratulations to the 2017 Kenai Peninsula Borough BP Teacher of the Year, Ms. Stephanie Cronin, Seward High School! “This is a great honor; I would like to thank BP for recognizing teachers of excellence across the state of Alaska, and for their support of public education! I became a teacher to make a difference. Teachers […]

Meet KPBSD Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Published on March 2, 2017 By Pegge

Do you have a dream?   Meet Jordana Engebretsen, KPBSD teacher of the blind and visually impaired! Mrs. Engebretsen teaches KPBSD students who are blind and visually impaired, and she herself is blind. Jordana organizes community events and outreach in KPBSD schools to aid sighted people learn about braille and blindness. #Celebraille   In addition, Jordana […]

Nikolaevsk mines a day of sports travel

Published on February 14, 2017 By Pegge

When the #KPBSD Nikolaevsk School basketball team traveled to Nenana, learning happened on the road! Students stopped by the Usibelli Coal Mine for a tour led by the senior engineer. A visit to the lab, shop, mine, and a presentation on the science behind the operations was insightful! #AKlearns Tweet This Post

KPBSD Key Communicator Collaboration

Published on February 7, 2017 By Pegge

On February 7, 2017, a KPBSD Key Communicator Collaboration with more than seventy participants met at the Challenger Learning Center, in Kenai, Alaska. Click here to view Key Communicators Collaboration presentation Attendees: School board members, Key Communicators, site council representatives, leadership team, students, regional principals, community partners Purpose: Collaborate with key people in our schools to […]

Sara Moore, AKSCA 2016 Advocate of the Year

Published on December 16, 2016 By Pegge

Alaska School Counselor Association’s 2016 Advocate of the Year Award goes to KPBSD Sara Moore! “Sara Moore has done a terrific job with our students for many years. Even in retirement she is making a positive difference with our students! Congratulations on the award!” – Sean Dusek, superintendent In 1996, beginning in #KPBSD at Soldotna […]

#KPBSD James Harris is 2017 Alaska Teacher of Year

Published on December 6, 2016 By Pegge

State Championship of Teaching! 2017 Alaska Teacher of the Year plus the Alternate Teacher of the Year are #KPBSD educators Soldotna, December 6, 2016—Why is the the Alaska Commissioner of Education, Dr. Michael Johnson, visiting Soldotna High School? To surprise the 2017 Alaska Teacher of the Year during a crowded assembly of students and staff. And, more […]

You’re invited: winter musicfest at KPBSD schools #delight

Published on November 28, 2016 By Pegge

KPBSD Winter Concerts & Music Programs Please treat yourself and attend a music concert or school play in December!   Aurora Borealis Charter School – November 22, 7:00 p.m., Winter Program, KCHS Chapman School – December 15, 7:00 p.m. Homer High School – December 19, 7:00 p.m., Winter Concert; December 21, 7:00 p.m., Candlelight, Carols […]

Tsalteshi Trails Story Mapping and App Project 

Published on November 10, 2016 By Pegge

Skyview Middle School eighth grade students in Sheilah-Margaret Pothast’s classes took to the Tsalteshi Trails to learn about GIS (Geographic Information Systems), use GPS to map a new trail, build a mobile app, and provide research for a story map now posted on the Kenai Peninsula Borough website. Mrs. Pothast explains, “My first and second […]

Mind a-Mazes in Rodent Racers

Published on November 3, 2016 By Pegge

Forty-four registered teams with close to 200 students from fourth grade through high school competed in the KPBSD annual “Mind A-Mazes” meet on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Soldotna Prep School. Teams came from all parts of the peninsula – Homer, Hope, Seward, Nikiski, Moose Pass, and the Central Peninsula. This year’s annual “Mind A-Mazes” […]

News Release: Meeting dates | school start and end time options

Published on October 13, 2016 By Pegge

News Release Southern peninsula school start and end time options Soldotna, October 12, 2016—Changes to school start and end times will begin in August, 2017, and in order to inform and gather input, three southern peninsula community meetings will take place in November. The same content will be presented at each meeting. Parents, KPBSD staff, […]