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Three cities, three decades, three leaders: KPSBD graduate #inspirations

Published on January 16, 2019 By Pegge

Good things come in threes, and on the Kenai Peninsula, this week the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District celebrates and introduces you to three graduates who now manage three of the largest cities in the Borough spanning 25,600 square miles. Meet Katie Koester [Homer High School Class of 1998] Homer City Manager Paul Ostrander [Soldotna […]

KPBSD Inspiration: Kersten Gomez, Soldotna High School #ClassOf1998

Published on January 9, 2019 By Pegge

KPBSD Inspiration, Kersten (Petersen) Gomez, Soldotna High School Class of 1998 “I was diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) as a child, struggled with academics, and was bullied. This took a toll on my self-esteem. I was afraid to put myself out there and try anything new out of a fear of failing and being ridiculed.” […]

Nurse Tracy Silta awarded Golden Apple

Published on July 9, 2018 By Pegge

      Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | July 9, 2018 Mrs. Tracy Silta “Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nurse Tracy Silta demonstrates on a daily basis all of the personal and professional qualities of an efficacious school nurse for students,” wrote nominator James Knoebel, Special Education Department Chair, Soldotna High School. “She […]

Jackson Blackwell | Soldotna High School #Classof2017

Published on July 13, 2017 By Pegge

Jackson Blackwell Soldotna High School Class of 2017 The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Soldotna High School have provided me and many other students with countless opportunities. Over my thirteen years in the district I have been challenged to excel and make a difference within the school and greater community. I credit my many […]

#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 […]

Golden Apple awarded to Coach Galen Brantley

Published on December 5, 2016 By Pegge

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | December 5, 2016 Mr. Galen Brantley Galen Brantley, coach and educator, has served the students and community of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District since “the dawn of time” or more accurately, since August 2002, when he began working in the KPBSD. Coaching a record of 97 […]

Soldotna High Making a Difference

Published on November 23, 2016 By Pegge

“Every day I speak to students at Soldotna High School about respect, treating people right, kindness, and dreams. I tell them that the choice is theirs: they can choose to make a difference in their lives as well as the lives of others. Actions speak louder than words, and this year they broke the sound […]

#iAmKPBSD Outstanding Students | Distance Learning

Published on November 9, 2016 By Pegge

Meet #iAmKPBSD outstanding Distance Learning education students, Fall 2016 Annie Quinn Soldotna High School Distance Class: Computer Applications Distance Teacher: Darren Jones “Annie Quinn completed all three computer applications courses this year earning her six college credits from Kenai Peninsula College. Annie has a great work ethic, time management skills and has demonstrated outstanding computer skills.” […]

Two KPBSD educators named Alaska Teacher of the Year finalists!

Published on October 22, 2016 By Pegge

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 News Release Two KPBSD educators are Teacher of the Year finalists   Soldotna, October 22, 2016—KPBSD is so proud! Two of the three finalists for the Alaska Teacher of the Year make a difference every day in our district. Join us to celebrate Stephanie Cronin, Seward […]

Kayla Haeg | Soldotna High School #Classof2016

Published on June 21, 2016 By Pegge

Soldotna High School Kayla Haeg Soldotna High School’s valedictorian Kayla Haeg holds deep pride in her choice to take full advantage of the many opportunities and courses offered at Soldotna High School. She often found that the knowledge she gained in diverse courses extended across multiple academic disciplines and well beyond the classroom. “After spending […]