Wake up! Second Grader Takes Leadership Role in Nanwalek School

Posted by on June 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm

In Nanwalek, Alaska, Sean Moonin, a second grade student has proven that if you set your mind to doing something–even something unlikely—it can be done. Through his leadership and perseverance, Mrs. Kara Fraser’s second and third grade class earned 48 “Eagle Days” in 2015-2016. “Eagle Days” are a motivational strategy that Nanwalek School uses to […]

Students host science fair in Nanwalek

Posted by on April 14, 2016 at 3:09 am

Sixth through twelfth grade students at Nanwalek hosted a Science Fair for their community. The Nanwalek community showed tremendous support for students by helping them with their projects and coming to the science fair to listen to student presentations and learning about their topics. The Nanwalek gym was buzzing with excitement! A few of the […]

KPBSD students score at SkillsUSA conference

Posted by on April 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) add value to the overall development of our Career and Technical Education (CTE).  KPBSD students from CTE classes have the opportunity to be involved in the SkillsUSA CTSO organization. This organization, or club, allows students to compete against other students in competitions that involve the use of the skills taught and […]

Exploring Careers at ANSEP Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Summer Academy

Posted by on September 2, 2015 at 6:32 pm

Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) Partnering with the University of Alaska ANSEP program for the first time this year, we recruited qualified students from 27 of our schools to attend the ANSEP Middle School Academy. Of the 1,014 identified native students in the district, 245 attend middle school (6-8 grade), with 143 of […]

Reading Comes Alive in Port Graham

Posted by on May 28, 2015 at 11:11 am

The village of Port Graham has seen a burst of activity in the area of reading this year. Students’ interest in curling up with a good book has been sparked by two programs, Accelerated Reader and the Battle of the Books. Elementary teacher, Stephanie DeVault had used the Accelerated Reader (AR) program in a previous […]

HB72 and Education Funding in KPBSD

Posted by on April 8, 2015 at 5:39 pm

HB72 and Education Funding in KPBSD Prioritize Alaska’s future. Our children have one chance for a K-12 education and it needs to be the best we can provide. KPBSD is committed to deliver a quality education to our students and provide stability for our staff and communities. Unanticipated education funding reductions, proposed this late in […]

Parent Survey: Do student early release days make a difference?

Posted by on April 2, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Dear KPBSD parents and guardians, Please take a brief four question survey, open April 1 – 24, 2015, to share your perceptions and thoughts about the six early release days for students. KPBSD staff is also completing a similar survey. “Each school day, more than 1,200 KPBSD employees do all that they can to provide […]

Seward High students grow greens

Posted by on April 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Students at Seward High School are using their greenhouse to supply the school with healthy greens, which provides essential nutrients and supports the local student body. Greenhouse preparations began in November and planting started the first week of January. Seeds were planted a week apart in order to have a sustained yield, which means the […]

News Release: KPBSD Pre-Kindergarten assessment dates

Posted by on March 18, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Pre-Kindergarten Title I assessments will take place in April Soldotna, March 17, 2015—Children who will be four years old by September 1, 2015, have an opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten classes at their local area school in the fall. To qualify for the classes, parents and guardians must contact their local area school to schedule a […]

SALT offers flexibility and individuality, a bedrock for success

Posted by on February 28, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Soldotna Alternative (SALT) is new program at Soldotna High School designed to serve primarily juniors and sophomores who are at risk of dropping out or not graduating from high school on time. SALT enables students to earn credits at an accelerated rate through an individualized learning experience, smaller class size and an altered school schedule. […]