Dolphin’s class names drug detective K9

Posted by on May 17, 2017 at 3:39 pm

As part of the Safer Alaska initiative, Governor Bill Walker  announced the names for the two new Alaska State Trooper drug detection K9s.  K9-B will be named Mak (short for Kachemak, as in Kachemak Bay) -that name was suggested by Hannah Dolphin’s class at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School in Kenai! Hannah Dolphin, 6th Grade Teacher, K-Beach Elementary said, “We’re […]

Hope student shadows Alaska Governor

Posted by on December 13, 2016 at 10:51 am

“In November I spent the day with the Governor of Alaska, Bill Walker. I was able to do this as part of his program that donates a day of shadowing the Governor to nonprofits around Alaska. My specific opportunity was thanks to Hope local resident, Jim Skogstad, who attended The Basics auction where he won […]

KPBSD Annual Report #golden #iAmKPBSD #innovation

Posted by on August 26, 2016 at 7:39 am

 Thirty two pages of stories and photos offer a glimpse into our diverse district. You’ve got options if you missed the print version: flip through the online page turning version view in a PDF format online download it to your computer or device   Tip: When you see this icon, you can click it to […]

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 […]

Be inspired. #UnifiedTrackTeamRace

Posted by on May 3, 2016 at 3:14 pm

“Espen (Homer High School) takes the lead from Malikhi (Soldotna High School) with about 10 m left in the 4×100 relay. But then, Espen stops before the finish line to wait for Malikhi,  his sight-impaired competitor, so they could finish together. #golden #inspiration #sportsmanship Homer Invite, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Unified Track Team Race April […]

PE: a vision impaired bowman learns skills

Posted by on March 22, 2016 at 11:35 am

Unassumingly, everyday, KPBSD staff goes the extra mile for their students, and often we never hear about it. This #GoldenMoment took place before school started, one winter day in Soldotna, Alaska. Before school hours, Malikhi Hansen, a Soldotna High School vision impaired student, made a visit to Redoubt Elementary, a neighboring school. With Granger Nyboer, KPBSD […]

Maddy Rea’s senior year adventure | Seward High School #Classof2016

Posted by on March 2, 2016 at 11:48 am

Maddy Rea’s Adventure Maddy Rea [Seward High School, Class of 2016], set a goal early in her high school career to travel abroad and volunteer to work with animals. At first, her plan was to travel to Malaysia and work with Sea Turtles. When she discovered that this program was not accepting more applications, her research […]

Homer High School student to represent Alaska at the Grand Ole Opry House

Posted by on September 24, 2015 at 4:40 pm

When he was five, his music teacher inspired him. Fast forward eleven years, and Falcom Greear, now a sophomore at Homer High School, hasn’t stopped singing, and videoconferences via Skype nearly every week with his retired music teacher, who lives in Mississippi. She has been his inspiration and helped guide his love of music since […]

9/9 at 9:09 | International FASD Awareness Day

Posted by on September 8, 2015 at 6:59 pm

September 9, 2015, is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day Do you know that the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is a leader compared with schools throughout North America in facing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)? We are working to increase our capacity to successfully deal with the many challenges faced by students […]

Neighborhood school takes it to the streets

Posted by on May 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm

On May 2, 2015, twenty six “Mountain View Minions” participated in the Walk and Roll for Hope. This event, the 46th annual, takes place in communities throughout Alaska to raise funds for and awareness about disability services available for Alaskans. As a large, open enrollment, neighborhood school Mountain View Elementary is fortunate to be able to provide […]