School Stories

Hope School: Home to Owls, Bugs, and Superheroes

Posted by on March 22, 2016 at 3:21 pm

What does Hope have to do with owls, bugs, and superheroes? Well, these topics meant money in the bank for some students at Hope School.   This year, students in Hope tried their hand at a new venture by competing in the state Ididacontest sponsored by the Alaska Society for Technology in Education, an organization […]

Green flag time at Kenai Alternative School #race

Posted by on March 21, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Every spring, Kenai Alternative School students in Wade Marcuson’s Physical Science class have the opportunity to race their cars as fast as they can. These aren’t just any car mind you. These are the CO2 cars that the students designed and built themselves. After covering the concepts of gas expansion, inertia, mass, force, and friction, […]

Project SEARCH grows skills for interns

Posted by on March 2, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Project SEARCH Intern Showcase Videos, posters, resumes and Project SEARCH interns combined to make a memorable evening on Monday, February 22, 2016. Guests perused booths staffed by Project SEARCH interns at Central Peninsula Hospital. Skills obtained while working alongside hospital mentors were highlighted by each KPBSD student intern. Poster boards created by students featured skills […]

KMS Seventh Graders #GoneFishing

Posted by on March 2, 2016 at 4:38 pm

One hundred and thirty Kenai Middle School (KMS) seventh graders descended upon Island Lake for a day of outdoor winter fun on February 26, 2016. The annual outing stresses outside life skills and activities, and is centered on an ice fishing contest. Students learned outdoor survival skills, socialized, and took part in fun activities. Twenty-five […]

Upward Bound at Nikiski Middle High School

Posted by on February 21, 2016 at 3:50 pm

“My grades are the best they’ve ever been.” — Angel, sophomore “It’s made me make more responsible decisions and think seriously about my life.” – Kaitlyn, junior “It has helped me expand my options and shown me other things that I can do to achieve the goals I want to achieve. I now know how much […]

Typical Tustumena Elementary Day #iAmKPBSD

Posted by on January 25, 2016 at 3:01 am

Tustumena Elementary is a small school in a diverse, supportive community. Students learn in an individualized, positive, accommodating, and caring environment. Tustumena Elementary is an ideal school. Our students and community greatly benefit from all staff member’s efforts. Their dedication to education is so very apparent. We are so fortunate and appreciative to have such […]

High School Flexibility in Homer

Posted by on January 6, 2016 at 5:48 pm

“For many reasons, Homer Flex High School is the kind of school I wish I could have attended. At Flex, teachers encourage students to be self-motivated and tailor their education to their learning style, while still providing enough structure and support that students aren’t lost in an ocean of options. It is also one of […]

Robotics enrichment at HMS

Posted by on January 4, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Homer Middle School Enrichment Opportunities Exciting changes happened to the master schedule at Homer Middle School. In an effort to offer students a variety of enrichment classes, every seventh and eighth grade student takes band or choir for thirty minutes each day. In addition to the core content classes, each student has an enrichment period […]

Chapman School and Nikolaevsk School named National Title I Distinguished Schools

Posted by on November 23, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 News Release Soldotna, November 23, 2015—Each year two Alaska schools are honored as a National Title I Distinguished School. This year, Chapman School in Anchor Point was recognized for exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years. Nikolaevsk School in Nikolaevsk was recognized for significantly […]

News Release: National Blue Ribbon for Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

Posted by on September 30, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District News Release Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 Soldotna, September 30, 2015—U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science [Kenai, Alaska] as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. Based on overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups for making progress, 335 schools […]