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Skyview Middle School: Sources of Strength mentors and trusted adults

Published on May 4, 2020 By Pegge Erkeneff

Skyview Middle School, Soldotna Alaska Trusted Mentors Mentor Mysteries “Wanted Posters” in a Month of Mentors! To highlight Skyview Middle School mentors, the Sources of Strength team sent students on a mystery to determine the WHO in the wanted-poster mentors for the week! The investigation and mystery encouraged students to connect with mentors, ask them […]

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 teacher feature: connect with students one-on-one

Published on January 17, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

“What does Personalized Learning (PL) look like in the classroom?” is quizzed back and forth in education circles, and students and parents even wonder and ask questions! Every teacher, group of students, and scenario is unique, and personalized learning is adaptive. To offer a look into the practices of PL, meet Mrs. Amy Angleton, a […]

RAMP it up! Natalie Kant blazes a trail for Alaska school counselors to follow

Published on June 20, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

“Skyview Middle School (SMS) is the first school in Alaska to be designated with national Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) recognition,” said Natalie Kant, Skyview Middle School counselor. This year 104 schools from 27 states will receive this designation.” The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) established RAMP  to promote exemplary school counseling programs. The Skyview […]

Tsalteshi Trails Story Mapping and App Project 

Published on November 10, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

Skyview Middle School eighth grade students in Sheilah-Margaret Pothast’s classes took to the Tsalteshi Trails to learn about GIS (Geographic Information Systems), use GPS to map a new trail, build a mobile app, and provide research for a story map now posted on the Kenai Peninsula Borough website. Mrs. Pothast explains, “My first and second […]

Duct tape boats race in Skyview pool

Published on March 25, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

Skyview Middle School robotics classes spent the third quarter learning about the properties of buoyancy, design and construction, then created life size duct tape boats, and took to the pool for boat races! “STEM Education ROCKS!” — Shelli Church. educator, Skyview Middle School Tweet This Post

Educator Patrick Dwyer receives Golden Apple award

Published on November 3, 2015 By Pegge Erkeneff

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award November 2, 2015 Patrick Dwyer, Educator “Mr. Patrick Dwyer is a positive educator who builds rapport with students and goes beyond the scope of his teaching duties when working with students,” said Sarge Truesdell, Skyview Middle School principal. “He is an innovator in the classroom as well as […]

Panther leadership at Skyview Middle School

Published on April 1, 2015 By Pegge Erkeneff

Leadership is many things to many people. For this year’s Skyview Middle School Panther Student Council (StuCo), leadership can be summed up in three words: courage, compassion, and commitment. Each of those words was exemplified in the work Panther StuCo did to raise funds for the KPBSD Students in Transition program earlier this school year. […]

Media release: KPBSD 2014-2015 budget revision

Published on April 11, 2014 By Pegge Erkeneff

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 Media Release KPBSD 2014-2015 budget revision Soldotna, April 11, 2014—Due to the changing fiscal climate at state and local levels, district administration is recommending that funding for the Skyview Middle School pool in Soldotna, Alaska, be reinstated into the 2014-2015 (FY15) budget. KPBSD district administration has […]