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Celebrate teacher Jason Daniels, PAEMST awardee

Published on March 1, 2022 By Pegge Erkeneff

K-Beach Elementary teacher Jason Daniels receives national recognition A Kenai Central High School graduate [Class of 1990] and a teacher at K-Beach Elementary for 24 years, Jason Daniels received national recognition as the Science Awardee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST). His Mom and Dad were educators in the […]

Celebrate Jason Daniels, Alaska State Finalist for the PAEMST!

Published on October 30, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

Jason Daniels, Alaska State Finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching  “Our children, to a greater and greater degree, will inherit a world full of STEM, which is all the more reason to set our students up for success by providing quality experiences in the STEM field, whether it be […]

Celebrate Aaron Gordon, 2018 Kenai BP Education Ally

Published on May 31, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

Nate Crabtree, K-Beach Elementary was in on a secret, and made up a story to bring Mr. Aaron Gordon to the BP Teachers of Excellence celebration. During the evening awards, Mr. Gordon discovered he was the 2018 Kenai Education Ally when Superintendent Dusek began reading about him! “Our Educational Ally works with young students in […]

Great Caribou Migration builds teamwork

Published on October 23, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

The tradition continues! K-Beach Elementary participates in their annual Great Caribou Migration in early fall. Proudly donning their bright red t-shirts to record laps, the students stormed the field to support the PTO and school. This yearly event has become a tradition in which students, staff, parents and community members share in exercise, teamwork and […]

Mrs. Jeanne Duhan receives Golden Apple award

Published on June 5, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | June 5, 2017 Mrs. Jeanne Duhan Mrs. Jeanne Duhan is an outstanding music educator, a tireless advocate for children, and a kind person. In the past five years at K-Beach Elementary School, Mrs. Duhan has gone above and beyond expectations to meet the unique needs of […]

Dolphin’s class names drug detective K9

Published on May 17, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

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 […]

K-Beach fourth grade engineering and design

Published on February 20, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

Fourth grade students were guided through the engineering design process by a parent who is an engineer! Hands-on learning included brainstorming, designing, constructing, testing, and redesigning. The three day tower project included seismic, wind, and strength tests. Winners were determined based on their performance. We had a lot of fun and learning! “We are thankful […]