Survey: Should Paul Banks Elementary host a Boys and Girls Club?

Posted by on February 10, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Public Comment Opportunity now open through February 14, 2017 Dear Parents in the Homer area, I need your input to determine the level of interest in our community to host a Boys & Girls Club at Paul Banks Elementary, which would serve Homer area schools. I’ve heard from several parents who are concerned about after-school childcare starting […]

KPBSD responds

Posted by on January 21, 2017 at 6:33 pm

To everyone who is concerned and outraged: The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and  Soldotna High School are disappointed and troubled by recent social media postings. Today, more than ever, we each need to pause and think about what we tweet, post on social media, and say to one another. Hate filled, racist, and disparaging […]

National Suicide Prevention Week #NSPW16

Posted by on September 8, 2016 at 4:42 pm

An open letter to the community from Sean Dusek, Superintendent  of Schools September 5 – 11, 2016 is National Suicide Prevention Week #NSPW16. World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10, 2016. Alaska has a high rate of suicide. In 2014, according to the CDC, our state was ranked second in the nation for death by suicide. In […]

Share awareness: students are homeless

Posted by on November 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I am a foster adoptive mother. My heart stretches to people on our margins–especially teens and children. I believe that change begins with awareness. So I pose the question to you: Are you aware that 121 students are homeless in our school district? In our local towns? At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, […]

When a bus stops…

Posted by on November 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

Do you know what to do when a bus is stopping or stopped on a road? Alaska State Law lists eight “Stops Required” for motorists. Number seven is:  School bus — “Stop when red flashing lights are in operation, and stop arm is extended. Drivers meeting and following bus must stop.” Please drive with caution during our […]

Parking lot viewpoint

Posted by on September 28, 2011 at 11:33 am

September 27, 2011–Nearly one hundred high school student council leaders convened at Kenai Central High School for the day. Their smiles and eagerness to collaborate, generate ideas, problem solve, and learn together inspires me. It was a powerful day. My web story was written; I’d sifted through dozens of photographs–so many smiling young faces. I walked […]