Community Partners

Sixth-graders invited to name two law enforcement K9s

Posted by on April 19, 2017 at 10:34 am

Students Invited to Name Two K9s Alaska’s sixth-grade classes are invited to submit names for two new law enforcement K9s, whose tasks will include searching for illegal drugs. Use of heroin and other opioids is a growing problem across the United States. Governor Bill Walker, who recently declared a public health crisis in Alaska, signed […]

From Great to Amazing : 12 students compete for $28K

Posted by on March 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Caring for the Kenai Twelve student finalists will take their innovative projects from great to outstanding in a live competition, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Four hundred entries culled to 120 semi-finalists when eight judges set the final 12 pick on March 8, 2017, in the 27th annual Caring for the Kenai competition. The final 12 […]

invitation: Possibility becomes reality for Project SEARCH interns

Posted by on February 16, 2017 at 2:50 am

You are invited! Project SEARCH intern showcase Possibility becomes reality when a school district and hospital collaborate to create a business-led, one-year, school-to-work program for students with disabilities. Everyone is invited to discover how Project SEARCH is a positive impact in our community. Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Denali Room, Central Peninsula […]

Seward SOS – Sources of Strength learning

Posted by on February 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm

“A best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. … Sources of Strength moves beyond a singular focus on risk factors by utilizing an upstream approach for youth suicide prevention. This upstream model strengthens multiple […]

Pointer: don’t aim a laser at an aircraft

Posted by on January 9, 2017 at 11:34 am

January 6, 2017 – This post is on behalf of FAA Aviation Safety in Kenai, Alaska, in an educational outreach effort to students and the Kenai Peninsula communities. Homer and Kenai report aircraft are being targeted by lasers. When aimed at an aircraft from the ground, the powerful beam of light from a handheld laser […]

Soldotna High Making a Difference

Posted by on November 23, 2016 at 2:37 pm

“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 […]

Tsalteshi Trails Story Mapping and App Project 

Posted by on November 10, 2016 at 5:05 pm

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 […]

Top 12 innovative ideas from KPBSD teens

Posted by on April 28, 2016 at 11:30 am

KPBSD News Release Teens respond: What can I do, invent, or create? Soldotna, April 28, 2016—More than 300 KPBSD students competed in the Caring for the Kenai (CFK) competition this year, with $28,000 awarded to students and classrooms. The CFK essay prompt challenge is, “What can I do, invent or create to better care for […]

BP celebrates five KPBSD teachers

Posted by on April 19, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 News Release BP celebrates five KPBSD teachers Soldotna, April 19, 2016—Five KPBSD teachers learned they were recognized as a 2016 BP Teacher of Excellence when Superintendent Dusek made surprise visits to congratulate the teachers and share the news. Selected from more than fifty excellent nominations, BP […]

Teens present innovative ideas in live competition for 25K in prizes

Posted by on April 18, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 News Release Twelve students present their innovative ideas in live competition, for 25K in cash awards Soldotna, April 18, 2016—How can we improve our environment or prepare for a natural disaster? Three hundred KPBSD students entered the annual Caring for the Kenai (CFK) competition and put […]