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KPBSD Inspiration: Nikiski Middle High Trio, Class of 2019

Published on June 12, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

Nikiski Middle-High School Bethany Carstens, Kelsey Clark, and Emma Wik Class of 2019 Bethany Carstens, Kelsey Clark, and Emma Wik have been friends for what seems like forever. “They grew up together in our small community of Nikiski and did everything together for the last 14 years,” said Principal Dan Carstens. “Not only are they […]

Celebrate Jennifer Hornung, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 2, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

Celebrate Jennifer Hornung, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence Ms. Hornung teaches a long list of math and science courses to sixth through twelfth graders at Nikiski Middle and High School, and she is also head volleyball coach for Nikiski Middle School. She holds two bachelor’s degrees: one in exercise physiology from the University of […]

KPBSD Wednesday Inspiration: Megan Mazurek, #Classof2005

Published on November 28, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

“There’s something satisfying with meeting daily deadlines and starting fresh the next day.” –Ms. Megan Mazurek, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District graduate, Class of 2005, Nikiski Middle-High School, and KTVA 11 News Anchor in Anchorage, Alaska. Only 150 miles by road, and 20 minutes by plane from where she attended school at Nikiski North Star […]

Aaron McCollum, Nikiski Middle-High School #ClassOf2018

Published on July 3, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

Aaron McCollum Nikiski Middle-High School, Class of 2018 Aaron McCollum is a student who has positively influenced the staff, students and community of Nikiski. Aaron has excelled in academics, athletics, and leadership activities in his time at NMHS. He does not always do things the traditional way, which sums up his leadership activities. Aaron was […]

Seventh graders personalize reading at Nikiski Middle High

Published on January 2, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

“I’m very big on giving students as much choice as possible in their middle school years,” said Laura Niemczyk, Nikiski Middle-High School teacher. “I am also very big on turning kids into lifelong readers. With those two objectives in mind, I issued the 25 book challenge to my seventh graders this year. This is not […]

Michale Meyers | Nikiski Middle-High School #Classof2017

Published on July 13, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

Michale Meyers Nikiski Middle-High School Class of 2017 Michale Meyers is the first high school graduate in his family, and has taken advantage of every opportunity throughout high school to prepare himself for the world of work. With a diploma in hand, eight semesters of welding courses under his belt, and a job already in […]

#iAmKPBSD Outstanding Students | Distance Learning

Published on November 9, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

Meet #iAmKPBSD outstanding Distance Learning education students, Fall 2016 Annie Quinn Soldotna High School Distance Class: Computer Applications Distance Teacher: Darren Jones “Annie Quinn completed all three computer applications courses this year earning her six college credits from Kenai Peninsula College. Annie has a great work ethic, time management skills and has demonstrated outstanding computer skills.” […]

Upward Bound at Nikiski Middle High School

Published on February 21, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

“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 […]

2016 Inclusive Practices Award goes to Nikiski special education team

Published on February 19, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 News Release KPBSD team from Nikiski awarded top state recognition Soldotna, February 19, 2016—A team of six KPBSD employees make a difference every day at Nikiski Middle-High School for their students with disabilities. Recognizing excellence, the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education awarded the 2016 […]

Nikiski Middle-High gets creative with Checkmate King CNC Laser

Published on April 9, 2015 By Pegge Erkeneff

Through a State of Alaska grant, Nikiski Middle-High School received a Checkmate King CNC Laser. The “King,” as the students call the CNC Laser, has made quite an impact both in quality projects and the understanding of dimensional geometry. NMHS CTE teachers Paul Johnson and Vern Kornstad have challenged both themselves and their students to […]