District Highlights: 2017-18

  • Volunteer
    Posted On: Monday, July 30, 2018 8:58 AM
    Thank you to the 3,787 volunteers in KPBSD schools during the 2017-2018 school year—you truly make a difference!
  • Golden Apple Awards!
    Posted On: Monday, July 16, 2018 7:32 AM
    The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education bestows Golden Apple Awards to District employees, volunteers and community organizations that go to extra lengths to support and advance education.
  • Class of 2018
    Posted On: Saturday, June 30, 2018 7:27 PM
    “Congratulations to the class of 2018! I am very proud to send another high caliber group of young people into their future. I wish all of our graduates the best and look forward to seeing the positive difference they will make in the world!” –Superintendent Sean Dusek
  • The future is bright in KPBSD
    Posted On: Saturday, June 30, 2018 7:08 PM
    Our district is very excited to have all of our students, staff, and parents for a new school year. We are having a busy summer at the district office in preparation for this year
  • Preventing Summer Slide
    Posted On: Monday, June 18, 2018 9:53 AM
    Summer Slide refers to the time period when kids are not in school and things they have learned slip from their minds. One area commonly affected is reading.
  • 2018 BP Teachers of Excellence
    Posted On: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:01 AM
    KPBSD celebrates Robanne Stading, 2018 Kenai BP Teacher of the Year, five BP Teachers of Excellence, and the 2018 Kenai Education Ally.
  • USDLA Awards Natalie Marlowe with the USDLA Student Achievement Award For Excellence in Distance Learning in 2018
    Posted On: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:15 PM
    Kenai Central High School student Natalie Marlowe is honored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) with the world's most prestigious distance learning award presented for excellence in distance learning.
  • KPBSD appreciates dedicated staff who will depart this year
    Posted On: Monday, May 21, 2018 5:57 PM
    “This is a bittersweet time of year with our staff. It is a time to celebrate the successes and growth we've all experienced throughout the district. It is also a time for transition. We are losing some excellent educators and support staff, and while it is sad they are leaving the district, it is also a time to be thankful for their contributions and also wish them well on their next adventure.
  • Free eBook! Inspiring New Ways of Learning at Nanwalek School
    Posted On: Friday, May 11, 2018 8:39 AM
    Principal authors free interactive eBook to showcase 1:1 iPad initiative
  • KPBSD celebrates our phenomenal educators!
    Posted On: Friday, May 11, 2018 7:23 AM
    KPBSD celebrates our phenomenal educators! Please #ThankATeacher this week during National Teacher Appreciation Week.
  • Caring for the Kenai #innovation #relevance
    Posted On: Monday, April 30, 2018 5:54 AM
    When Caring for the Kenai stepped into its twenty eighth year, Nikiski High School junior Carlee Rizzo took first place honors and a $1,600 cash award in the annual environmental and natural disaster preparedness contest. Carlee created an interactive presentation and video game to teach elementary school children that “it’s not too late to save the environment.”
  • Visual Feast: KPBSD Juried Student Art Show
    Posted On: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:40 PM
    KPBSD celebrates our art teachers, student artists, and judges. The show will hang until April 30, 2019, at the Kenai Fine Arts Guild in Old Town Kenai, 816 Cook Street, Kenai, Alaska.
  • Supreme Court LIVE Event Fosters Understanding of the Justice System
    Posted On: Friday, April 13, 2018 7:14 AM
    Three hundred and seventy-five students from six KPBSD high schools attended Alaska Supreme Court LIVE at Kenai Central High School on March 29, 2018.
  • KPBSD Battle of the Books 2018
    Posted On: Thursday, March 29, 2018 5:45 AM
    Battle of the Books is a statewide reading and comprehension program sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Librarians. The goals of the program are to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote academic excellence. All this is accomplished through a game-show style competition known simply as “BOB”.
  • Mrs. Devin Michel Way Golden Apple Award
    Posted On: Friday, March 09, 2018 4:30 AM
    Every school deserves to have at least one teacher as charitable and distinguished as Mrs. Devin Michel Way, for it is teachers like her that cause positive change not only in their own classrooms, but across the staff and beyond
  • KPBSD and The Legislature: School Board Leadership and Youth Advocacy Institute
    Posted On: Friday, March 09, 2018 4:24 AM
    A full weekend of learning and collaborating with school board members and students from around the state, plus two days of appointments with more than 25 legislators to share “Kenai schools” stories was fun, informative, and thought provoking!
  • Spring Break 2018
    Posted On: Thursday, March 08, 2018 5:16 AM
    Spring Break 2018: No School March 12-16, 2018*. *Variance: Kachemek-Selo, Nanwalek, Nikolaevsk, Razdolna, and Voznesenka schools are in session Friday, March 9, 2018. No school for students on teacher in-service day.
  • Upstream Ultra: Robotics, STEAM, Learning
    Posted On: Sunday, March 04, 2018 6:54 PM
    Concentrating on medical technology, the February 5 9, 2018, KPBSD Upstream Ultra Academy brought together thirty six middle school students for a week at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai, Alaska. At Upstream Ultra, students learned about
  • Budget Challenges In KPBSD: Learn. Get Facts. Act.
    Posted On: Thursday, February 01, 2018 5:02 AM
    Be informed so you can advocate for the 2018-2019 school district budget which will define opportunities and offerings in August, 2018.
  • Representing Alaska in the National Microsoft Office Specialist Championships
    Posted On: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 5:23 AM
    Most of us on the Kenai Peninsula will never make it to the Olympics. But for our KPBSD students that are enrolled in a Distance Computer Applications course, there’s another kind of world championship up for grabs.
  • BP Teachers of Excellence
    Posted On: Monday, January 15, 2018 6:12 AM
    Do you know an outstanding teacher or educational ally who deserves to be recognized? Please make time to nominate the person who you want to be recognized as a BP Teacher of Excellence!
  • Empowering all learners, starting with newborns!
    Posted On: Monday, January 15, 2018 5:48 AM
    Parents and guardians have a free opportunity for a screening to learn a child’s early development, motor skills, speech, early learning concepts, vision, and hearing for children ranging from newborn to age five (not yet in kindergarten) are offered this month. Children will be seen by appointment only, and appointments are free.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
    Posted On: Monday, January 15, 2018 5:40 AM
    Monday, January 15, 2018, is the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday - no school for students or staff.*
  • Learn more about the KPBSD five year strategic plan
    Posted On: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 11:24 AM
    Story: Learn more about the KPBSD five year strategic plan
  • KPBSD Winter Vacation
    Posted On: Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:33 AM
    "Happy Holidays!  It has been another excellent semester in our school district. As we enter into the New Year, I am excited about our staff’s commitment to learning and look forward to all of the wonderful possibilities of 2018. Have a safe, relaxing break and I will see you when we start the second half of the school year in January!” - Sean Dusek, superintendent
  • KPBSD Winter Concerts and Music Programs
    Posted On: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:12 PM
    Please treat yourself and attend a music concert or school play!
  • KPBSD School Weather Related Delays and Closures
    Posted On: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:04 AM
    Announcing a school closure or two-hour delay start in a timely manner for our students, families, and staff is important to KPBSD administration.
  • Upstream Academy
    Posted On: Sunday, November 19, 2017 7:04 PM
    KPBSD’s second Upstream Academy in October expanded to include students from both Title VI and Migrant Education--this brought a new dynamic and an element of cultural diversity and sharing to the academy!
  • Curious Teens Prep for College and Careers #ready
    Posted On: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:37 PM
    Hundreds of teens–nearly 500–positively shaped their futures during the eighth annual Kenai Peninsula College Faire.
  • Mind A-Mazes Competition: 51 KPBSD Teams
    Posted On: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 6:24 AM
    The annual KPBSD Mind A-Mazes challenge is oriented around an engineering problem and construction of a device which typically attempts to perform multiple tasks with consistency and accuracy, but the benefits of the challenge extend well beyond just engineering design.
  • Borough Mayor Mike Navarre Awarded Golden Apple
    Posted On: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:18 AM
    Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre provides tireless support of public education in our borough and in the state.
  • Get the process rolling October 17th
    Posted On: Sunday, October 08, 2017 5:32 AM
    Does a rigorous education and the future success for every young person on the Kenai matter to you? If so, mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.*
  • Suicide Awareness
    Posted On: Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:31 PM
    “While suicide is sometimes a difficult topic to discuss, it is also paramount that we as a community address it head on. Programs such as Sources of Strength are critical components of our commitment and dedication to support our students through the myriad of issues they may experience throughout their lives.” –Sean Dusek, superintendent
  • KPBSD Classes of 2010 to 2017 Survey: How Did KPBSD Do?
    Posted On: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:05 AM
    To improve schools, KPBSD seeks responses from graduates in the Classes of 2010 through 2017. A brief survey is open through September. Please assist the KPBSD to reach 4,978 graduates!
  • Personalized Learning
    Posted On: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 8:30 AM
    Personalized Learning in KPBSD empowers every student to reach their lifelong learning potential. Where do you want your learning to take you and how can KPBSD help you get there?
  • New School Year and Bus Times
    Posted On: Thursday, August 17, 2017 1:25 PM
    The first day of school is Tuesday, August 22, 2017*, and Apple Bus Company is in final preparations for the new school year.
  • KPBSD Key Communicators
    Posted On: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 5:09 AM
    KPBSD is forming a network of people who are interested in our schools in order to cultivate positive relationships with the school district and our diverse communities. Key Communicators will help people in their local communities know more about KPBSD, while also assisting our school district learn and understand more about what people think, feel, and know. The concept is to promote a continuing exchange between Key Communicators and the school district.

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