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Retirements: thank you for 15+ years with KPBSD

Published on June 5, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

KPBSD appreciates dedicated staff who will depart this year “I wish everyone who is leaving our district all the best. I am so thankful for their contributions and commitment to KPBSD over the years and they will be missed. Best of luck and enjoy your next adventure!” –Sean Dusek, Superintendent The Kenai Peninsula Borough School […]

Flex day: 215 Hours of Community Service Learning

Published on December 18, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

215 Hours of Community Service Learning in Skyview Middle School Flex Day I.N.S.P.I.R.I.N.G. rippled throughout Kasilof, Soldotna, and Sterling on Thursday, December 14, 2018, when Skyview Middle School students assisted in elementary schools, at the Food Bank, visited Kenai Peninsula College, and visited local Soldotna businesses. Principal Sarge Truesdell explained, “The Skyview Middle school staff […]

KPBSD Inspiration: Jeffrey Dolifka, Class Of 2006

Published on December 5, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

“Take risks and don’t be afraid of failure,” says attorney Jeffrey Dolifka, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Class of 2006, Skyview High School. “I wish I had figured that out a lot earlier in my life.” He’s been in the courtroom since he was five, when he’d accompany his father, and sit beneath a table, […]

700 kids: Take me to the river #service

Published on May 17, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

The weather cooperated with the 4th Annual Kenai River Spring Cleanup, students scoured the river and campgrounds, and logged in a total of 3,055 pounds of debris and trash. And that’s a lot considering how light fishing line is! Six KPBSD schools and nearly 700 students participated from 27 third through sixth grade classes. Connections […]

KPBSD students connect with Syrian refugee crisis #videoconference

Published on November 17, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

KPBSD students across the Kenai listen and learn firsthand about the Syrian refugee crisis, via a videoconferencing presentation from Seward, Alaska, USA. Teresa Gray, a retired paramedic, spent several weeks volunteering in Lesvos, Greece, greeting and serving refugees from Syria, offering medical aid, hugs, and suckers, alongside volunteers from other countries. At a camp on the beach, where […]

Chapman School students head outside for service learning

Published on February 28, 2015 By Pegge Erkeneff

Chapman School Charitable Works The eighth grade class in working on a documentary about the good that the Chapman School students do. The main focus of the documentary is about a field trip in late September. During the field trip, the students erected a new trail. That required clearing out the path, hauling the wood […]

Great Grocery Grab at Redoubt Elementary

Published on November 18, 2011 By Pegge Erkeneff

Kids and adults raced Redoubt Elementary halls today…for a good cause! Principal John Pothast competed against Superintendent Steve Atwater to see who could race the hallways, pushing grocery carts, fill them with cans of food donated by students, and get back to starting position, first. Dr. Atwater won the blue ribbon for time, wearing his speedy […]

Share awareness: students are homeless

Published on November 8, 2011 By Pegge Erkeneff

I am a foster adoptive mother. My heart stretches to people on our margins–especially teens and children. I believe that change begins with awareness. So I pose the question to you: Are you aware that 121 students are homeless in our school district? In our local towns? At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, […]