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Ms. Deanne Pearson awarded Golden Apple

Published on April 5, 2021 By Pegge Erkeneff

Ms. Deanne Pearson began serving in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in 1984. She taught in schools, raised her children through our schools, and instructed our graduates at Kenai Peninsula College. What might be most surprising–both if you know Ms. P and if you know math teachers in general–is that her flexibility is what […]

KPBSD inspiration: Steven Hunter Smith, River City Academy, #ClassOf2019

Published on June 20, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

River City Academy (RCA) Steven Hunter Smith, Class of 2019 “Don’t underestimate the determination of a quiet man.” This speaks volumes to the character and quiet leadership displayed by River City Academy’s valedictorian, Steven Hunter Smith. Steven first joined RCA as a middle school student. He worked consistently and diligently throughout the years to reach […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Annaleah Karron, Seward High School #ClassOf2003

Published on May 15, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

KPBSD Inspiration, Annaleah Karron, Seward High School, Class of 2003 Annaleah Karron teaches 7th to 12th grade social studies at River City Academy, a KPBSD performance based school in Soldotna, Alaska, and in her spare time runs a fun, small business teaching Paint & Sip art classes in the community called “Easy As D.I.Y – […]

Josh Shuler, River City Academy, #ClassOf2018

Published on June 14, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

Josh Shuler River City Academy, Class of 2018 Josh Shuler is an exemplar of personalized learning in KPBSD. He’s been a student at RCA since 7th grade, when he tested into high school level English, and has continued working above grade level ever since. He earned high school credit as a middle schooler, and as […]

Izabeau Stalkfleet Pearston | River City Academy #Classof2017

Published on July 13, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

Izabeau Stalkfleet Pearston River City Academy Class of 2017 Class of 2017 Valedictorian Izabeau Stalkfleet Pearston has been a cornerstone of River City Academy since seventh grade. Izabeau graduates with a 3.98 GPA and a total of 16 college credits through JumpStart at Kenai Peninsula College (KPC). Her completed college courses include college algebra, trigonometry […]

Haley Trefon, River City Academy #Classof2016

Published on June 21, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

River City Academy Haley Trefon Haley is an outstanding, exceptional student in the Class of 2016. She began her high school career at Skyview High School, then Soldotna High School, and transferred to RCA her senior year, where Haley fit in beautifully and worked very hard to complete her standards. She earned the Alaska Performance […]

Student highlight: Kiowa Richardson, River City Academy

Published on April 21, 2014 By Pegge Erkeneff

Kiowa Richardson, River City Academy (RCS) senior, appointed to the United States Air Force Academy River City Academy is proud to announce the appointment of RCA’s Class of 2014 Valedictorian, Kiowa M. Richardson, to the United States Air Force Academy. Kiowa has been selected from an elite applicant list of over 9,700 candidates to become […]

Soldotna 7-12 grade school administrators announced for 2014-2015

Published on November 1, 2013 By Pegge Erkeneff

Media Release KPBSD announces Soldotna 7-12 grade administrators for 2014-2015 Soldotna, October 2, 2013—The principals and assistant principals for the Soldotna schools reconfiguration were determined this week after an interview process. Dr. Steve Atwater, superintendent, made the final decision. The assignments will take effect in the 2014-2015 school year, and each of the five is […]

Mind A-Mazes: Fantastic Flight

Published on October 10, 2011 By Pegge Erkeneff

Fifty-eight student teams from twenty-two schools designed, built, and flew paper airplanes on Saturday, October 8, 2011, in the annual KPBSD Mind A-Mazes contest sponsored by Quest. A KPBSD problem-solving competition, 3 to 4 students work in a team to solve a long-term problem, prior to the competition. In addition, the day of the competition, a spontaneous problem […]