Work ethic, attitude, altruism: All helpful traits to have in a growing student, but not always able to be captured on a report card. A relatively new program at Homer High School seeks to recognize these and other student accomplishments.
This year’s enrollment is lower than expected in schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, which could lead to funding issues as the year progresses.
For a short time Tuesday night, schools from all corners of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District were connected by a common cause and presentation: the budget.
Sometimes it’s nice to go back to where it all begins. At least that’s what several lower Kenai Peninsula elementary school kids did last week when they attended a field trip in Anchor Point that brought them to the beginning of the salmon life cycle.
What lies in the depths of Beluga Lake is not slightly less mysterious to Jennifer Waltenbaugh’s second grade class from Paul Banks Elementary School.
After getting a taste of the Kenai Peninsula School District Board of Education with a partial term, member Mike Illg of Homer will get to become a more familiar face as he takes his seat for a full term.
Local first graders built their own cardboard violins the night of Wednesday, Sept. 13 as part of the Paul Banks Elementary Preludes Violin Program. After developing the strength, coordination, and knowledge of how to handle a delicate and difficult to play instrument, they will graduate to real violins and bows later this fall.
Some young Paul Banks Elementary students got a bit dirty in the name of public service last week when they helped spruce up some recently-constructed trails at Karen Hornaday Park.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has the opportunity to obtain Narcan, a brand of the drug naloxone which temporarily blocks or reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, at no cost to the school.
West Homer Elementary:
During her senior year at Homer High School, Sunny Puterbaugh lacked a plan for the future.
West Homer Elementary:
By Megan Pacer
In October 2016, parents took notice when the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced cutbacks due to declining dollars from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. Specifically, it meant a change in busing schedules beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, resulting in changing start and stop times for 10 southern peninsula schools.