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Ms. Krista Etzwiler awarded Golden Apple

Published on September 18, 2020 By Pegge Erkeneff

Ms. Krista Etzwiler, West Homer Elementary School Teacher Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | September 14, 2020 “Providing art opportunities for kids brings me joy. I like to think big and long-lasting so that everyone’s efforts can be enjoyed by many people for a long time.” –Ms. Krista Etzwiler There is no […]

Celebrate Bobbi Larrivee, 2017 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 3, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

“Teaching has been my life ambition. Today, after 23 years, it still is. No doubt there are tough days, but when I reflect on those moments, I realize I’ve been given an opportunity to look at a challenge from a different view point and get in there and try again. Perseverance is the gift teaching […]

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. […]

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, […]

High accolades for speech, language, and hearing contributions

Published on October 26, 2015 By Pegge Erkeneff

High accolades for three KPBSD employees who receive praise and recognition during the Alaska Speech–Language-Hearing Association (AKSHA) conference, October 16-17, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska! “The speech-language pathologists working in the KPBSD are incredible,” said Clayton Holland, director of pupil services. “It is wonderful that Cynthia Detrow, Judy Gonsalves, and Amy Hogue were recognized for their outstanding contribution to […]

Librarian Lisa Whip receives Golden Apple award

Published on February 3, 2015 By Pegge Erkeneff

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | February 2, 2015 Lisa Whip, School Librarian   “The moment when a student of any level or age discovers a book that they are passionate about is the most exciting part of my job as a librarian. At that point the student’s desire to read unlocks […]

West Homer Elementary named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School

Published on September 7, 2012 By Pegge Erkeneff

PRESS RELEASE   West Homer Elementary named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School Soldotna, September 7, 2012—U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognizes West Homer Elementary School as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School. Based on overall academic excellence or for making progress in improving student academic achievement levels, 269 schools are honored as a […]

Robotics competitors prevent strawberry mold

Published on November 28, 2011 By Pegge Erkeneff

 West Homer Elementary heads to Anchorage in January to compete  In a three-component robotics, research, and teamwork competition sponsored by First Lego League, a West Homer fifth and sixth grade team won their first tournament this year against seven other teams in Kenai on November 19 to advance to the Anchorage competition in January!  Competing […]