Schools

  • Forty-nine schools across the state, including three from the southern Kenai Peninsula, have been recognized as “2013 Reward Schools” by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the department announced in an Oct. 22 press release. The recognition is a way to honor student achie...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:05pm
  • Fireweed Academy students are wrapping up a skeletal systems study while also learning about Day of the Dead, a centuries-old holiday mixing ancient Aztec and traditional customs celebrated throughout Mexico and Central America. In teacher Stephanie Zuniga’s third- and fourth-grade classroom, stud...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:22pm
  • Deb Evensen, a national educational consultant specializing in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, will discuss new ways to help children with FASD be successful from preschool through the adult years. The presentation is part of Kachemak Bay Campus’ public health lecture series  It will be held...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:20pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nov. 3: Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Nov. 26: Early release day. Chapman School Oct. 29-31: Parent-teacher conferences. Oct. 30-31: ...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:19pm
  • A tiny front-page entry in the Sept. 23, 1983, Homer News, announced bids for construction of a new Homer High School had been received. Two years later, a much larger front-page story announced the newly finished school’s main doors welcomed 400 students for the 1985-1986 school year. In 2014, th...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:39am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 29: Early release day. Nov. 3: Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Chapman School Today: Basketball at Chapman. Oct. 24: First quarter...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:45pm
  • The public is invited to hear Deb Evensen, national consultant and teacher on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, discuss new ways to help children with FASD succeed from preschool through adult life.  The lecture includes stories of help and hope for a brighter future for families and adults, as ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:43pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education members on Tuesday considered options to lobby for education funding. Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, asked the school board to identify targeted or specialized programs that address gaps in education statewide. Legislators may be more swayed if they s...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:42pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Today: The Great Alaska ShakeOut “Drop, Cover and Hold On” earthquake drill, 10:16 a.m. Oct. 20: School board, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Oct. 21: Fifth annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair, Soldotna Sports Center, 10 a.m.-2...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:07pm
  • One minute the hallways at Chapman School in Anchor Point were empty. The next, with the fire buzzer going off loud and clear, the school came alive with students orderly and very quickly pouring out of their classrooms, into the hallways and out the door....

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:06pm

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