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Celebrate Carlyn Nichols, 2018 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 31, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

“It’s an exciting time to be an educator. Through personalized learning and maker education I get to be a facilitator of experiences and mentor in learning rather than a conduit of information and “giver of tests”. I love watching students take ownership of their learning and pursue their curiosities.  I really believe one of the […]

Green flag time at Kenai Alternative School #race

Published on March 21, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

Every spring, Kenai Alternative School students in Wade Marcuson’s Physical Science class have the opportunity to race their cars as fast as they can. These aren’t just any car mind you. These are the CO2 cars that the students designed and built themselves. After covering the concepts of gas expansion, inertia, mass, force, and friction, […]

Exploring Careers at ANSEP Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Summer Academy

Published on September 2, 2015 By Pegge Erkeneff

Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) Partnering with the University of Alaska ANSEP program for the first time this year, we recruited qualified students from 27 of our schools to attend the ANSEP Middle School Academy. Of the 1,014 identified native students in the district, 245 attend middle school (6-8 grade), with 143 of […]

Seward High students grow greens

Published on April 1, 2015 By Pegge Erkeneff

Students at Seward High School are using their greenhouse to supply the school with healthy greens, which provides essential nutrients and supports the local student body. Greenhouse preparations began in November and planting started the first week of January. Seeds were planted a week apart in order to have a sustained yield, which means the […]

Brie and Sangria on the move

Published on October 4, 2011 By Pegge Erkeneff

On September 8, 2011, I headed to the beach in Kenai to meet two Pacific Harbor Seals, 134 seventh graders from Kenai Middle School, a science teacher, and the Alaska SeaLife Rehabilitation Program team for an exciting learning opportunity. From the Kenai Middle School students head to the beach with Brie and Sangria KPBSD web highlight story: […]