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District Highlights: 2015-16


  • 2016 Summer Leadership Academy #innovation
    Posted On: Sunday, June 19, 2016 5:31 PM
    More than 100 principals, teachers, and district administrators gathered at Soldotna Prep School May 24-25, 2016, for two days of learning and collaboration
  • KPBSD appreciates dedicated staff who will retire this year
    Posted On: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:52 AM
    “As the year comes to a close, we celebrate our accomplishments and acknowledge the wonderful service of our retiring staff. While losing such quality people is difficult, I wish all of our retirees the best as they move into a different phase of their lives. Thank you for all of your efforts and for making a positive difference for so many children over the years you served KPBSD.” – Sean Dusek, Superintendent
  • Congratulations KPBSD Class of 2016
    Posted On: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:36 AM
    “With the end of the school year, we will again have over 600 students graduate from our schools! These graduates represent many years of hard work and perseverance. They exemplify the quality of our schools and have demonstrated perseverance, community engagement and academic excellence. I am very proud of each and every student of the KPBSD Class of 2016 and wish them the best of luck as they embark on their personal adventure! Congratulations!” – Sean Dusek, Superintendent
  • Celebrating BP Teachers of Excellence #golden
    Posted On: Thursday, May 12, 2016 5:53 PM
    “This year’s nominees were again, an excellent representation of our staff as a whole,” said Sean Dusek, superintendent
  • Be inspired. #UnifiedTrackTeamRace
    Posted On: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:54 AM
    Espen, Homer High School, takes the lead from Malikhi, Soldotna High School, with about 10 m left in the 4×100 relay
  • 2016 Caring for the Kenai Competition
    Posted On: Sunday, May 01, 2016 6:14 PM
    “I am very proud of all the finalists for Caring for the Kenai,” said Sean Dusek, superintendent. “This program allows the students and staff in our district to extend learning beyond the classroom in a meaningful way
  • “You are not alone” suicide awareness and prevention
    Posted On: Friday, April 29, 2016 3:21 PM
    This spring, more than one thousand students from Kenai Central High School, Kenai Middle School, Nikiski Middle-High School, Skyview Middle School, Soldotna Prep, and Soldotna High School attended assemblies about suicide awareness
  • Celebrating our KPBSD libraries in April #golden
    Posted On: Thursday, April 14, 2016 4:06 PM
    School Libraries Transform Learning is this year’s theme for National School Library Month. The following events showcase how this is taking place in our KBPSD Libraries
  • Homer High student video is a top ten national contender in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
    Posted On: Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:21 PM
    Three Homer High School students triumphed over more than 1,500 entrants from across the country – the highest number of submissions ever received in the competition’s five year history – to be one of the top ten finalists in the annual Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
  • SkillsUSA top awards to KPBSD students and educator!
    Posted On: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:24 AM
    Cam Wyatt, educator at Homer High School receives top state award as 2016 Secondary SkillsUSA Advisor!
  • April #Golden Apple awards
    Posted On: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 4:14 PM
    April #Golden Apple awards
  • The 2016 Book Battle
    Posted On: Friday, March 25, 2016 7:33 AM
    Many educators think of February as Love of Reading Month, so it is especially fitting that Battle of the Books takes place during that month. Sixty-five KPBSD teams participated in this year’s district competition.
  • 2016 ASTE Technology Leadership Awards #golden
    Posted On: Monday, March 14, 2016 8:31 AM
    KPBSD celebrates employees Casey Olson and Trevan Walker, who received top statewide recognition with a 2016 Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE) Leadership Award
  • Spring Break - No School! March 14-18, 2016
    Posted On: Friday, March 11, 2016 8:55 AM
    Spring Break - No School! March 14-18, 2016*. *Variance calendars for K-Selo, Nanwalek, Nikolaevsk, Port Graham, Razdolna, and Voznesenka schools: http://bit.ly/CalendarKPBSD
  • Golden Apple Awards! #Golden
    Posted On: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 4:23 AM
    March 2016 Golden Apple Recipients: Mary Reinhart, Mary Brady, and Jean Calhoun
  • Project SEARCH Intern Showcase
    Posted On: Friday, March 04, 2016 11:50 AM
    Videos, posters, resumes and Project SEARCH* interns combined to make a memorable evening on Monday, February 22, 2016
  • Teens compete in SkillsUSA Career and Technical Education Student Organization Conference
    Posted On: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:03 PM
    KPBSD students from all around the district convened at Soldotna High School on January 28, 2016, for the annual SkillsUSA competition
  • KPBSD team from Nikiski awarded top state recognition
    Posted On: Monday, February 22, 2016 6:10 PM
    A team of six KPBSD employees make a difference every day at Nikiski Middle-High School for their students with disabilities
  • Balancing Budgets
    Posted On: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:31 PM
    “I think it’s important for the people in my community to weigh in any opportunity that they get on the budget preference or revenue enhancements. And, while I don’t know how that is going to turn out yet, it will take some combination of both of those in order to come up with a sustainable budget that will move Alaska forward and help my community.” – Speaker of the House, Mike Chenault, February 8, 2016, in conversation with Soldotna High School student
  • KPBSD Key Communicator Collaboration
    Posted On: Monday, February 08, 2016 8:05 AM
    Hosting a mix of eighty people, KPBSD facilitated five active hours at the Challenger Learning Center on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, following a school board worksession
  • Appreciate School Counselors!
    Posted On: Sunday, January 31, 2016 7:42 PM
    National School Counseling Week is celebrated each year during the first week of February. KPBSD currently employs 16 certified counselors who serve over 3,500 middle and high school students.
  • Laurie Olson, KPBSD Director of Finance, named ALASBO School Business Official of the Year!
    Posted On: Thursday, January 07, 2016 4:30 PM
    In a crowded ballroom in Anchorage, Alaska, KPBSD director of finance Laurie Olson sat at a table with her staff, and a room full of her peers from throughout the state
  • Nikiski North Star Elementary students speak up
    Posted On: Thursday, January 07, 2016 7:40 AM
    Nikiski North Star Elementary students speak up
  • KPBSD Golden Apple Recipient December 2015 #golden
    Posted On: Thursday, December 10, 2015 8:18 AM
    Clayton Smith has been a motivating leader and dedicated teammate in the Homer High School (HHS) intensive needs classroom for 15 years. He is considered the team captain in the room, based both on his positive attitude and enthusiasm for his work, as well as his vast knowledge and experience in the classroom
  • “Why is it special to have a Christmas tree from Alaska?”
    Posted On: Thursday, December 03, 2015 6:48 AM
    Congratulations to Anna DeVolld, a 5th grade Connections Homeschool student from Soldotna, and her winning essay which was chosen by Senator Murkowski from hundreds of submissions throughout the state
  • KPBSD Winter Music Programs
    Posted On: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 4:27 AM
    Please treat yourself and attend a music concert or school play in December!
  • Let’s turn 10K into 20K for KPBSD students who are homeless
    Posted On: Monday, November 30, 2015 5:17 AM
    Thank you to everyone who braved the snow and winter weather to gather at Farnsworth Park in Soldotna, Alaska, for the 6th Annual Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth and Families
  • Happy Thanksgiving from KPBSD
    Posted On: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 12:01 PM
    KPBSD staff and administration are very thankful for the support from all of our communities as we work hard to prepare students for their future. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • KPBSD empowers Native youth and fosters teen leadership
    Posted On: Thursday, November 12, 2015 4:28 AM
    A strong partnership between Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) and Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula (PGKP) resulted in growing leadership projects and opportunities for students
  • KPBSD Golden Apple Award Recipients – November 2015
    Posted On: Thursday, November 05, 2015 3:00 PM
    Mr. Patrick Dwyer, Golden Apple certificate, nominated by Sarge Truesdell, Skyview Middle School principal. Mrs. Lisa Green, Golden Apple certificate, nominated by Principal Douglas W. Hayman, on behalf of the Tustumena Elementary staff and community.
  • Mind A-Mazes 2015: As the Pendulum Swings
    Posted On: Monday, November 02, 2015 7:46 AM
    The annual KPBSD Mind A-Mazes borough meet was held Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Soldotna Prep School. Mind A-Mazes is a yearly challenge created and facilitated by the district Quest (gifted and talented) program to engage teams of students in fourth through twelfth grade with a hands-on engineering challenge
  • High accolades!
    Posted On: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 6:11 AM
    Three KPBSD employees receive praise and recognition during the Alaska Speech –Language-Hearing Association (AKSHA) conference, October 16-17, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska! #GoldenStory
  • Teens prep for college and careers
    Posted On: Friday, October 23, 2015 7:27 AM
    Kenai Peninsula teens from all points in the district arrived at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex to ask questions, and explore options at the sixth annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair on October 20, 2015
  • Job Fair
    Posted On: Monday, October 19, 2015 7:28 AM
    Curious Nanwalek and Port Graham School students participated in job fairs sponsored by Chugach Corporation on October 8, 2015. “The job fair was one of the best events we have ever had in our school, as the vendors and possible careers, were all very relevant to our students,”
  • Student Government Conference
    Posted On: Thursday, October 08, 2015 5:29 AM
    KPBSD student council leaders convened in Homer for a day of learning, sharing ideas, and connecting with each other
  • 2015 Blue Ribbon School: Kaleidoscope School of Arts & Science
    Posted On: Friday, October 02, 2015 6:03 AM
    Kaleidoscope School of Arts & Science achieves national recognition as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. Based on overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups for making progress, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named 335 schools as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School
  • Homer High School singer will represent Alaska at the Grand Ole Opry House
    Posted On: Monday, September 28, 2015 5:25 AM
    When he was five, his music teacher inspired him. Fast forward eleven years, and Falcom Greear, now a sophomore at Homer High School, hasn’t stopped singing, and videoconferences via Skype nearly every week with his retired music teacher, who lives in Mississippi
  • K-12 students receive window of opportunity #Apple #ConnectEdInitiative
    Posted On: Monday, August 24, 2015 6:02 PM
    A year ago it wouldn’t have been possible… Fast forward: “It makes me want to go upstairs and register for school,” said Chief John Kvasnikoff speaking at Nanwalek School
  • 2015-2016 School Year #MakeItGolden!
    Posted On: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:04 PM
    Question to KPBSD principals while preparing for this new school year: What’s golden in your school? What stories are happening with your staff, students, and community that no one might know about? Take a sticky note, and write down one or two things you celebrate about your school
  • Preparing for a new school year! #MakeItGolden
    Posted On: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:38 AM
    Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year! Our district is very excited to have all of students, staff, and parents back in school. We have had a busy summer at the district office in preparation for this year
  • Connect! KPBSD is mobile.
    Posted On: Monday, August 03, 2015 1:24 PM
    The KPBSD mobile app is your all-in-one information source. Parents, students, staff, and community will discover easy access to connect with KPBSD and your favorite schools in the most convenient format: your mobile device. Free, you can find Kenai Peninsula Borough SD in the app store. New school and district features continue to be added.

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