District Highlights


  • Board of Education Meeting - Monday, July, 13, 2020
    Posted On: Monday, July 06, 2020 8:42 AM
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  • KPBSD Sports and Activities
    Posted On: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:21 PM

    Go to the KPBSD Sports and Activities page

  • KPBSD Smart Start 2020
    Posted On: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:32 PM

    KPBSD Smart Start 2020 webpage

  • Chris Brown, AASSP Region III 2020 Principal of the Year, personifies flexibility
    Posted On: Monday, June 15, 2020 10:42 AM
    Rising like a Phoenix, Chris Brown consistently greets his own inquisitive single digit age children with delight. At Homer Flex High School, his smile and twinkling eyes offer a welcoming presence to each teen who walks
  • Margaret Griffin - Golden Apple Award
    Posted On: Monday, June 08, 2020 8:17 AM
    Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Ms. Margaret Griffin, Soldotna High School Golden Apple Award | June 1, 2020
  • Sharon Hale - Golden Apple Award
    Posted On: Monday, June 08, 2020 8:12 AM
    Golden Apple Award | June 1, 2020 Mrs. Sharon Hale, Redoubt Elementary School Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
  • Red A Martin - Golden Apple Award
    Posted On: Monday, June 08, 2020 8:07 AM
    Golden Apple Award | June 1, 2020 Ms. Red Asselin Martin, Paul Banks Elementary volunteer “As
  • Paul Banks Elementary Principal Eric Pederson, named Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals National Distinguished Principal for 2020
    Posted On: Monday, June 01, 2020 7:43 AM
    Superintendent John O’Brien said, “I am so proud that one of our principals received this prestigious national honor when the Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals selected Eric Pederson as the Alaska National Distinguished Principal for 2020  Congratulations to Eric
  • Remote Learning Survey now open Planning for the future: What is the remote learning experience from the KPBSD student, parent, and guardian perspective?
    Posted On: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:09 AM
    Soldotna, May 20, 2020—When health mandates closed 42 schools on the Kenai Peninsula to students this spring, KPBSD shifted to remote learning for students. We’ve all learned and experienced a lot, and want
  • Dear Class of 2020, Congratulations!
    Posted On: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:58 AM

    Congratulations!

  • KPBSD appreciates dedicated staff who will depart this year!
    Posted On: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:59 AM

    The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District celebrates the commitment and service these retiring employees contributed, each with fifteen or more years in the school district. Each of you has made a difference, THANK YOU! 

  • Virtual Job Fair - We're Hiring!
    Posted On: Monday, May 11, 2020 7:19 AM

    Virtual Job Fair – We’re Hiring!

     

    The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will join Alaska Teacher’s Placement for a Virtual Job Fair (VJF) on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 3:30-5:00 PM AST.

      For 90 minutes on Tuesday, May 12th, tap into the Alaska Teacher Placement Virtual Job Fair (VJF) with guest Kenai Peninsula Borough School District! Join us from 3:30-5:00 PM AST, Tuesday. May 12, 2020.
  • National School Principal Appreciation Day
    Posted On: Friday, May 01, 2020 9:28 AM

    Together let us offer a thank you to our incredible team of KPBSD school principals for their dedication to students, and the work they do day in and day out to make our schools welcoming and safe.

    This has been a very difficult school year and our principals are the glue that keeps our school communities together.

    May 1, 2020, is a special day to recognize the important role our principals play, and the awesome responsibility that they have in the lives of our schools and communities. Please contact your school principal and offer them a warm thank you today!

    - John O'Brien, Superintendent

  • Parent Webinars
    Posted On: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:39 AM

    Parent Webinars

  • KPBSD: Shifting to Remote Learning Free online webinars for parents & guardians
    Posted On: Friday, April 17, 2020 4:51 PM

    You can find on-demand videos of past webinars, current offerings, and registration information on the Remote Learning Resource for Parents webpage.

    To register for these free parent webinars taught by KPBSD professional development coaches, complete this simple online registration.

    After registration, you will receive an auto-generated email with a list of your session choices, and the password to enter the virtual classroom for your session. Plan for approximately 30-minute sessions, followed by Q & A.

    Week of April 20-25, 2020*

  • KPBSD Graduate Inspiration: Tatiana Tucker, Nikiski-Middle High Class of 2006
    Posted On: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:38 AM

    Early education at Nikiski North Star Elementary, then Nikiski Middle-High School (2006), Tatiana graduated from Amherst College in 2010, and now lives in Washington. An artist, she’s the author and illustrator of Stay-at-Home Hero, a new children’s book in response to the coronavirus. She offers a free download PDF (and it is a coloring book!) on her website www.TatianaTucker.com.  

  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District: Shifting to Remote Learning Free online webinars for parents & guardians begin April 14, 2020!
    Posted On: Monday, April 13, 2020 10:29 AM

    To register for these free parent webinars taught by KPBSD professional development coaches, complete this simple online registration.

    After registration, you will receive an auto-generated email with a list of your session choices, and the password to enter the virtual classroom for your session. Plan for approximately 30-minute sessions, followed by Q & A.

  • School Nurses
    Posted On: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 7:42 AM
    On World Health Day in 2020, let us all thank and celebrate our school nurses and nurses everywhere who make a difference for students, families, and our communities, everyday   “We want all our students
  • Vacation Day for Students is Friday, April 10, 2020
    Posted On: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 7:21 AM
    variance Cooper Landing, Kachemak Selo, Nanwalek, Port Graham, Razdolna, and Voznesenka schools have a variance schedule and are in session on Friday.
  • Board of Education Virtual and Telephonic Meeting
    Posted On: Monday, April 06, 2020 10:10 AM
    Monday, April 6, 2020, 6 00 PM The Kenai Peninula Borough School District Board of Education will hold a virtual and telephonic meeting in the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, George A. Navarre Administration
  • Parent and Student Remote Learning Resources page
    Posted On: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:03 PM
    Click to visit the KPBSD Parent & Student Remote Learning Resource page
  • Free Student Food Service for KPBSD Students Begins Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Posted On: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:28 AM

    The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will continue to feed our students during the extended spring break. With schools closed to students, KPBSD will provide free “Get It & Go” breakfast and lunch meals for KPBSD students at food distribution buses for youth age 18 and younger.

  • School Cancelled for Students
    Posted On: Friday, March 13, 2020 7:30 AM

    Visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) KPBSD Webpage!

  • Visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) KPBSD Webpage
    Posted On: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 5:32 PM

    Visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) KPBSD Webpage!

  • Celebrate Mrs. Lynn Rickert, Sterling Elementary volunteer
    Posted On: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 7:19 AM
    Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | March 2, 2020   A volunteer at Sterling
  • PL Champs in KPBSD
    Posted On: Friday, February 28, 2020 2:42 PM

    Who are KPBSD Personalized Learning (PL) Champs?

    “PL Team members represent schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, and are passionate about personalizing learning for kids,” said Amanda Adams, Personalized Learning and Student Success Specialist. “Our mission is to continually expand our understanding of personalized learning, deepen our practices, and share this journey with our schools. We achieve this through participating in our PL Champ Community of Practice with the shared experiences of ongoing interaction through regular workshops, social media forums, and active participation in KPBSD’s culture of innovation. We are determined to have continuous growth and innovation in our teaching practices.”​

  • 2020 ASTE Teacher of the Year is Ms. Carlyn Nichols
    Posted On: Friday, February 28, 2020 11:56 AM
    Soldotna, February 28, 2020--Ms. Carlyn Nichols [Seward Middle School] is recognized as the 2020 Alaska SOciety for Technology in Education (ASTE) Teacher of the Year for her exceptional and intentional integration of technology to redefine the learning experiences of students!
  • March 2020 Board of Education Meeting
    Posted On: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:50 PM

    Monday, March 2, 2020
    Borough Administration Building
    148 N Binkley St., Soldotna, AK 99669
    Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers
    Remote participation and testimony from Homer Middle School

  • Director Clayton Holland receives State of Alaska Distinguished Special Education Administrator of the Year Award!
    Posted On: Monday, February 24, 2020 7:40 AM
    “I am honored to receive this award,” said Mr. Holland. “I hope this is seen as a reflection of the great work our entire district office department team has done along with our outstanding teachers, related services staff, and paraprofessionals that we have working in the KPBSD. I am thankful for our parents and community partners who work with us to provide positive long-term outcomes for our students.
  • February Community Budget Forums: planning for the 2020-2021 school year
    Posted On: Monday, February 17, 2020 4:01 PM

    February Community Budget Forums: planning for the 2020-2021 school year

     

    “At the community budget forums, we will review the 2020-2021 (FY21) preliminary budget. Staff, parents, students and community members will have an opportunity to learn about our budget, provide input, and ask questions.” –Liz Hayes, Director of Finance, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

  • If I Built a Car! #KenaiReads
    Posted On: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 12:18 PM

    If I Built a Car! #KenaiReads

     

    At Mountain View Elementary, Mrs. Bates’ second graders class learned all about automobiles! Everyone read If I Built a Car, by Chris Van Dusen, students looked at the history of cars, and created their own version of a future car, which involved drafting blueprints, building a model of it, and presenting to the class, and a family event to show off their lego vehicles!

  • Coffee and Conversation
    Posted On: Monday, January 27, 2020 4:15 PM

    Coffee and Conversation

    Coffee & Conversations are happening in Homer, Kenai, Nikiski, Seward, and Soldotna this spring. All dates will be posted very soon.

  • Golden Apple Recognition
    Posted On: Thursday, January 09, 2020 4:57 PM

    Do you know someone who goes above and beyond for KPBSD schools or students and makes an exceptional difference?

     

    Recognition matters! You are invited to nominate the special staff member, volunteer, student, business, or community partner to be recognized for outstanding service and contributions to educating students.

     

    Your nomination can help the KPBSD school district recognize one or more exceptional people each month!

  • Board of Education Meeting(1)
    Posted On: Thursday, January 09, 2020 3:36 PM
    Board of Education Meeting - Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Tustumena Elementary is recognized as a 2019 National ESEA Distinguished School
    Posted On: Thursday, January 09, 2020 9:13 AM

    Join the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to celebrate Tustumena Elementary educators, students, and families! One hundred schools nationwide earned recognition as a National ESEA Distinguished School in 2019, and Tustumena Elementary School is recognized in the category of exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years!

  • KPBSD Inspiration: Anna DeVolld, Connections Homeschool Class of 2023
    Posted On: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:54 AM

    She’s 14, won’t graduate until 2023, and is buzzingly changing our world, one word, image, and seed at a time.

     

    Meet Anna, a homeschool student, with an online teacher who inspires her to be a citizen scientist…

  • Winter Break
    Posted On: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:27 PM

    Winter Break

    "My best wishes to our KPBSD staff, students, families, and communities for a peaceful holiday season filled with warm memories and joy." -- John O'Brien, Superintendent of Schools

  • SIT program Kenai Central High School Spaghetti Feed and Auction
    Posted On: Friday, December 13, 2019 4:00 PM

    The outpouring of holiday support for our students experiencing homelessness is incredible!

     

    “Many of these projects have been taking place for multiple years, and we are so grateful for the relationships we’ve created and the effort and energy that goes into them each year. We thank these groups and all the individuals who contributed for being part of the community of care. It is beautiful!” –Kelly King, KPBSD Students in Transition Homeless Liaison

  • KPBSD Winter Concerts and Music Programs
    Posted On: Monday, December 09, 2019 7:21 AM

    KPBSD Winter Concerts and Music Programs
    Treat yourself and attend a music concert or school play!
    Programs are at the school location unless otherwise noted. Also note that some schools have more than one program, and the location may vary by date.

  • Board of Education Meeting
    Posted On: Friday, December 06, 2019 3:23 PM
    Monday, December 9, 2019 Borough Administration Building 148 N. Binkley St., Soldotna, AK 99669 Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers
  • Health Care Open Enrollment
    Posted On: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:24 AM
    Health Care Open Enrollment ends Monday, December 16, 2019, at 4:30PM.
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    Posted On: Monday, November 25, 2019 4:47 PM

    KPBSD gives thanks for our students, families, dedicated staff, volunteers, and community partners. Thank you for being part of what makes KPBSD great! 

  • Board of Education Special Meeting
    Posted On: Friday, November 22, 2019 4:05 PM

    Board of Education Special Meeting

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    Borough Administration Building
    148 N. Binkley St.
    Soldotna, AK 99669
    Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers

  • School Counselor Advocate of the Year
    Posted On: Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:12 PM

    Superintendent John O’Brien was surprised after he delivered a presentation to school counselors in Anchorage when the Alaska School Counselor Association (AkSCA) recognized him as their Advocate of the Year! “The Advocate of the Year award recognizes a special individual or group for their assistance in furthering the mission of school counselors in Alaska,” wrote @MyAkSCA. “The Advocate of the Year may have developed or implemented a new program that affects the well-being of students and staff; they may have initiated improvement in counseling services; or they may have provided outstanding opportunities for the professional growth of counselors. Whether an administrator, community group, or other individual in or out of the school environment, the recipient of this award represents true advocacy for our profession.”

  • School board vacancy accepting applications
    Posted On: Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:51 PM

    The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education seeks applicants to fill the District 6 (East Peninsula) school board vacancy. KPBSD schools in District 6 are in Cooper Landing, Hope, Moose Pass, and Seward. 



    • School Board Vacancy in District 6, East Peninsula
      Posted On: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:13 AM
      The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education will hold an emergency special meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, in the Betty J. Glick
    • KPBSD Inspiration, Dan Beck, Kenai Middle School Assistant Principal
      Posted On: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 3:35 PM
      KPBSD Inspiration, Dan Beck, Kenai Middle School Assistant Principal, and State of Alaska 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year “It is great to be involved in a career that I love, and I wake up
    • Mind aMazes!
      Posted On: Friday, October 25, 2019 4:25 PM
      The 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Mind aMazes was musical In a new location at Skyview Middle School, 47 teams representing 15 KPBSD schools on the Kenai Peninsula competed in the “Music Mechanisms” problem solving competition, and a
    • Rep. Paul Seaton Golden Apple Award
      Posted On: Sunday, October 06, 2019 7:27 PM
      Golden Apple nominator Sean Dusek said, “It is with great pleasure that I nominate Paul Seaton for a Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award for his tireless support of public education in Alaska.”
    • School Board Public Involvement Opportunities
      Posted On: Friday, October 04, 2019 5:27 AM
      Monday, October 7, 2019 Borough Administration Building 148 N. Binkley St., Soldotna, AK 99669 Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers Committee Meetings – Redoubt Conference Room 12 30 p.m. Policy Review Committee 12 45 p.m. Information

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