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Two-Hour Delay Start on 12-10-19

Published on December 9, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, all 42 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools will begin with a two-hour delay start due to a combination of road conditions, weather conditions, power outages, flooding, and safety concerns. Buses will run two-hours later than normal in the morning. Pre-K classes in the morning and afternoon session are cancelled […]

KPBSD leadership recognized by State of Alaska Educational Leaders!

Published on November 5, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

News Release Kenai Middle School Assistant Principal Dan Beck is State of Alaska 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year! KPBSD is proud to celebrate Homer Middle School Principal Kari Dendurent who is Region III Principal of the Year, and Kenai Middle School Assistant Principal Dan Beck who is recognized as both the Region III Assistant […]

KPBSD and #SwanLakeFire information – August 20, 2019

Published on August 20, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

8/20/19: 6:00 PM Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools and the Swan Lake Fire On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Cooper Landing School will start the day with a two-hour delay start. The final determination about a full day closure will be made no later than 9:00 AM. A two-hour delay start allows the KPBSD to […]

Caring for the Kenai 2019 Competition raises the bar

Published on April 23, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

“What can I do, invent or create to better care for the environment of the Kenai Peninsula or improve the area’s preparedness for a natural disaster?” In the 29th year of the competition, on April 18, 2019, Homer High student Austin Cline took first place honors and a $1,600 cash award in the annual Caring […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Kelly King, Nikiski High School #ClassOf1999

Published on April 18, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

Born and raised in Alaska, Kelly King now serves one of our most vulnerable and invisible populations on the Kenai Peninsula—youth who experience homelessness, and lack a stable place to sleep at night. When she graduated from Nikiski Middle-High School in 1999, after elementary years at (Nikiski) North Star, she headed north to the University […]

KPBSD Graduate Inspiration: Joel Isaak, Skyview High School #ClassOf2007

Published on February 13, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

Joel Isaak, Skyview High School, Class of 2007, is a practicing artist, currently enrolled in an Indigenous Studies doctorate degree program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Tribal Liaison for the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Learning. Isaak says, “I want to keep growing in learning my Dena’ina people’s language. […]

Superintendent Sean Dusek announces retirement

Published on January 15, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

News Release  On Monday, January 14, 2019, Superintendent of Schools Sean Dusek tendered his resignation and retirement, effective June 30, 2019. The resignation and retirement letter is posted in the online Board of Education packet, and this action was approved during the Monday evening public school board meeting. In his words “I am very grateful […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Homer High School Salmon Sisters

Published on December 19, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

KPBSD Graduate Inspiration Homer High School | Claire (Laukitis) Neaton (2008) and Emma Teal Laukitis (2009) #SalmonSisters   “Growing up in a small town in Alaska, it is sometimes difficult to know how different life can be outside the state. We both ended up going to college on the East Coast because people in our […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Kristin (Beck) Bates, Seward High School #ClassOf2004

Published on December 12, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

“A combination of opportunities I had while attending Seward schools sent me into a salmon spiral,” said Kristin Beck Bates, a Seward High graduate who attended Nikiski Elementary, K-Beach Elementary, Seward Elementary, Seward Middle School, and graduated in 2004. KPBSD Inspiration, Kristin (Beck) Bates, Seward High School #ClassOf2004 Kristin, now the hatchery manager at Trail […]

Forty-three free public school choices in KPBSD

Published on December 11, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

KPBSD: One district, 43 diverse schools Parents and schools share equally valuable roles in education. Parents and guardians are more than volunteers; they are part of a school’s learning community. Students and parents both have enormous influence in the quality of a child’s education. Research shows that parents and teachers build partnerships that help children […]