District Highlights: 2014-15

  • 2015 Kenai BP Teachers of Excellence
    Posted On: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 5:49 AM
    Five Kenai Peninsula Borough School District teachers are among the 32 Alaska teachers honored in 2015 as a BP Teacher of Excellence
  • Caring for the Kenai competition
    Posted On: Friday, May 29, 2015 6:07 AM
    “Caring for the Kenai is a great program that supports our efforts to have students apply their classroom learning in problem solving activities,” said Sean Dusek, superintendent. “This program is truly cross curricular and allows students to be creative and collaborate with their peers, teachers and the community
  • Congratulations Class of 2015!
    Posted On: Friday, May 29, 2015 5:49 AM
    "On behalf of our entire school district, I offer congratulations and best wishes for fantastic future success to the Class of 2015! It has been an honor to serve you and I thank you for your contributions to our schools. We look forward to seeing the great accomplishments this class will earn over the upcoming years. Best of luck!"
  • KPBSD appreciates dedicated staff who will retire this year
    Posted On: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 7:53 AM
    “Every year our district loses staff to retirement. It is bittersweet in that staff who retire definitely deserve this opportunity, but losing such quality people with vast experience is very difficult to replace. All of our staff choosing to retire will be missed and I wish all of them the best as they embark on their next adventure. Thanks to all our retirees for their great efforts and the positive difference they made with our students.” – Sean Dusek, Superintendent
  • Visual Feast: KPBSD Juried Student Art Show
    Posted On: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:15 PM
    The room was packed at the April 2, 2015, opening reception for the 26th annual juried art show. Middle school awards and high school awards were presented, and guests mingled, pausing to talk to artists, and feast on art in categories ranging from drawing, printmaking, functional ceramics, photography, sculpture, watercolor, and mixed media
  • Battle of the Books
    Posted On: Thursday, April 02, 2015 3:12 PM
    Sixty-four KPBSD teams answered “In which book…?” during the annual KPBSD Battle of the Books Competition. All did a spectacular job. Cheers to the following teams who reached the final rounds
  • Teachers Focus to Individualize Student Instruction
    Posted On: Monday, March 23, 2015 4:15 PM
    Six times in the new school year, KPBSD school days will end ninety minutes early for students, in order for teachers and instructional support staff to collaborate. A staff and parent survey will take place in April to evaluate the early release days
  • KPBSD Golden Apple Award Recognition - Spring 2015
    Posted On: Monday, March 23, 2015 3:54 PM
    The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education is proud to recognize Ms. Kelly King, for dedication to the students, parents, and staff in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
  • Career and Technical Education Student Organization Conference
    Posted On: Friday, February 20, 2015 9:55 AM
    On January 29, 2015, KCHS hosted the annual regional SkillsUSA competition. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions
  • Standards Referenced Reporting for K-6 students
    Posted On: Friday, February 13, 2015 4:03 AM
    Can you imagine having to bowl an entire game blindfolded? Imagine your surprise at the end of the game when you discovered your score! If you’d bowled before and were good at it under normal circumstances, you might hit at least half the pins
  • KPBSD Golden Apple Award Recognition - Winter 2015
    Posted On: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 3:09 AM
    The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education is proud to recognize Mrs. Lisa Whip, for dedication to the students, parents, and staff in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
  • Mind A-Mazes
    Posted On: Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:23 PM
    Twenty KPBSD schools sent forty-four teams to participate in the annual Mind A-Mazes Problem Solving Competition sponsored by KPBSD's Quest Program. This year's district-wide event took place at Soldotna Prep School. Teams tackled long-term problems and spontaneous problems.
  • KPBSD Winter Music Program
    Posted On: Friday, December 05, 2014 2:37 PM
    Please treat yourself and attend a music concert or school play in December!
  • Happy Thanksgiving from KPBSD 2014
    Posted On: Monday, November 24, 2014 8:27 AM
    "All of us at KPBSD give #AKthanks for our students, families, dedicated staff and volunteers." - Dr. Steve Atwater, superintendent
  • Teens think college and career possibilities!
    Posted On: Friday, November 07, 2014 5:34 AM
    Nearly 400 students participated in the fifth annual KPBSD College and Career Fair held at the Soldotna Sports Center on October 21, 2014. Representatives from 48 colleges, vocational and technical education schools, and dozens of counselors and staff made a commitment to providing KPBSD students with an opportunity that many may not otherwise have, and opportunity to discuss education, career paths, and financial aid
  • KPBSD Golden Apple Award Recognition - Fall 2014
    Posted On: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 6:36 AM
    The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education is proud to recognize Central Peninsula Hospital, for dedication to the students, parents, and staff in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
  • It’s October: appreciate a school principal!
    Posted On: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 5:55 AM
    “Please join me in recognizing and thanking our school principals during the month of October. Each of our principals is dedicated to moving his or her school to a new level; let’s do all that we can to support them in this effort.” – Dr. Steve Atwater, superintendent
  • Walk to School Day 2014
    Posted On: Monday, October 06, 2014 6:55 AM
    A brisk twenty-five degree morning greeted more than 250 parents, students, staff, district administration, and public officials who took to the streets of Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. With gold leaves falling, frost on the ground, and less and less visible light youth still walk or bike to school, and wait at bus stops, often on busy roads
  • Project SEARCH school-to-work program
    Posted On: Friday, October 03, 2014 7:17 AM
    On Monday, September 29, 2014, more than 60 community members, school district and Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) personnel, and families attended the annual Kenai Peninsula Project SEARCH open house to meet the team, three new interns, and past graduates
  • 2014 Borough Student Government Leadership Conference
    Posted On: Thursday, October 02, 2014 3:58 PM
    More than 120 high school student leaders met September 23, 2014, for a day of learning, elections, and collaboration at the annual borough-wide Student Council Meeting
  • The 25th Annual Tsalteshi Cross Country Invitational
    Posted On: Friday, September 05, 2014 6:52 AM
    Hundreds of athletes convened at Skyview Middle School on Saturday, August 23, 2014, to compete in one of the largest cross country races in the state. The 25th Annual Tsalteshi Cross Country Invitational delivered an excellent trail and competitive contenders to students representing twenty-five schools.
  • Student Growth Maps and effective instruction
    Posted On: Thursday, September 04, 2014 6:21 AM
    Beginning in the fall of 2015, the State of Alaska will require certified staff to include student learning data into their evaluation.
  • KPBSD celebrates fifty years!
    Posted On: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:08 AM

    KPBSD celebrates fifty years! The afternoon of August 14, 2014, marked a joint celebration with the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Kenai Peninsula College, and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Celebrating the fifty year anniversary, Dr. Steve Atwater, KPBSD superintendent, provided remarks on behalf of the scho

  • A new beginning!
    Posted On: Monday, August 25, 2014 10:26 AM
    “The resumption of school is always a special day. Seeing hundreds of bright-eyed students on Tuesday was both encouraging and reassuring that our school district is again up and running at full speed. All of us at KPBSD look forward to another good year.” –Dr. Steve Atwater, superintendent
  • Take Your Child to School Week
    Posted On: Monday, August 18, 2014 10:13 AM
    A new school year is beginning! Parents, relatives, older brothers, sisters, and friends … will you walk, bike, drive, or ride to school with a K-12 student during the first week of school?
  • Early Release Days in the 2014-2015 School Year
    Posted On: Monday, September 09, 2013 4:00 PM
    Six times in the new school year, KPBSD school days will end ninety minutes early in order for teachers and instructional support staff to collaborate

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