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Volunteer Red Asselin Martin awarded Golden Apple

Published on June 4, 2020 By Pegge Erkeneff

Ms. Red Asselin Martin, Paul Banks Elementary volunteer Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | June 1, 2020 “As the principal of Paul Banks Elementary in Homer, Alaska, I have witnessed firsthand the incredible resource that “Red” or Ms. Lisa Asselin Martin is for our school,” wrote nominator Eric Pederson. “She is a […]

Principal Eric Pederson, named Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals 2020 National Distinguished Principal

Published on May 29, 2020 By Pegge Erkeneff

Superintendent John O’Brien said, “I am so proud that one of our principals received this prestigious national honor when the Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals selected Eric Pederson as the Alaska National Distinguished Principal for 2020! Congratulations to Eric and the entire Paul Banks Elementary School learning community—this recognition is so well deserved!” Nominated and […]

Celebrate Wendy Todd, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 2, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

Celebrate Wendy Todd, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence “When I learned I was recognized as a BP Teacher of Excellence, I thought that this award truly goes to the Paul Banks Peanuts community; my special colleagues, committed parents, and the incredible students I am lucky enough to teach every day. It truly takes a […]

Miss Stephanie awarded Golden Apple

Published on March 6, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | March 6, 2017 Stephanie Young “Miss Stephanie” Young is an exemplary community partner at Paul Banks Elementary School in Homer, Alaska. The kids call her “Miss Stephanie,” and she cares deeply about the students and staff of Paul Banks Elementary, and the community of Homer. A […]

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

Published on February 10, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

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 […]

Changing times for schools in Southern Peninsula

Published on November 29, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

Plan ahead In August, 2017,  with the start of the new school year, ten school locations in the southern peninsula will begin with new school start and end times. This change is taking place to accommodate a switch from single-tier to double-tier bus transportation, which is already in effect for other schools throughout the KPBSD. […]

Preludes: Paul Banks Elementary music makers

Published on November 23, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

After a month of paper violins, Paul Banks Elementary “Preludes” graduated to real violins. They are learning how to play the open strings as an ensemble group, how to keep beat in unison, as well as how to hold a bow and develop fingering techniques. While much of the instruction still focuses on building physical […]

News Release: Meeting dates | school start and end time options

Published on October 13, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

News Release Southern peninsula school start and end time options Soldotna, October 12, 2016—Changes to school start and end times will begin in August, 2017, and in order to inform and gather input, three southern peninsula community meetings will take place in November. The same content will be presented at each meeting. Parents, KPBSD staff, […]

Linda Grandma Reinhart receives Golden Apple award

Published on March 7, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | March 7, 2016 Linda Reinhart, Volunteer Linda Reinhart has been a consistent volunteer at Paul Banks Elementary for thirteen years, since her granddaughters attended Paul Banks. She donates one to two days every week to help teachers and work with students, in addition to other special projects. […]

Four KPBSD schools receive USDA HealthierUS Schools Challenge (HUSSC) award

Published on September 12, 2012 By Pegge Erkeneff

PRESS RELEASE Bronze Award from the USDA HealthierUS Schools Challenge (HUSSC) is awarded to Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science, Paul Banks Elementary, Seward Elementary, and Soldotna Elementary Soldotna, September 12, 2012—Four Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools received national recognition for supporting the health of children and communities. As part of their efforts in […]