Marge Mullen shows a third-grade class how the residents of the Howard Lee Homestead heated their home, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Students get firsthand account of Soldotna’s homesteading history

Third graders at Soldotna Elementary are learning all about their community. Marge Mullen, one of the city’s first homesteaders, it invited every year to teach… Continue reading

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Schools briefs for the week of Oct. 14, 2018

Skyview Events this week: Intramural Basketball continues! Girls information: Girls practice time will be from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Please pick up girl participants at… Continue reading

 

Silas Firth and Michael Miller help shoot a promo video about the Nikiski Children’s Fund with the founder, Carlee Rizzo, in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Joseph Rizzo).

Local highschooler’s nonprofit looks to expand

The Nikiski Children’s Fund, a nonprofit set up by Nikiski High School student Carlee Rizzo, is looking to expand its reach to Homer, Kenai, Soldotna… Continue reading

 

School News for the week of Sept. 24, 2018

Soldotna High School The afterschool tutoring buses will start running on 8/28. There are 2 buses that leave at 4:15. You must be on the… Continue reading

Soldotna Community Schools Program begins this month

The opportunity to learn how to sew fur, master the fundamentals of coffee, swing dance and cha-cha, excel at table tennis and more is now… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula College Around Campus for the week of Sept. 24, 2018

KPC’s Kachemak Bay Campus Semester by the Bay program participates in federal beluga count According to Debbie Boege-Tobin, KBC Professor of biology and coordinator of… Continue reading

School district sees rise in homeless students

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has seen a 42-percent increase in their Students in Transition program from this time last year. The 16-year-old program… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula College Around Campus for the week of September 17, 2018

Alaska needs more teachers! The community should be aware there has never been a greater need for teachers in Alaska. Many schools are going outside… Continue reading

No shirt was clean after Kaliedoscope School’s Color Run on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Rainbow dash: Kids and families turn out for Kaliedoscope School’s Color Run

Runners and walkers got splashed with a bit of color during the Saturday, Sept. 15 Kaleidoscope School of Arts & Science hosted a 5K Color… Continue reading

No shirt was clean after Kaliedoscope School’s Color Run on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Schools briefs for the week of September 17, 2018

Kenai Peninsula College Council meeting scheduled The College Council will hold their next meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at KPC’s Kenai River… Continue reading

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School board fields questions, accusations about health care plan

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct information about how the school district’s health care committee sets rates for health insurance plans. The… Continue reading

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Attendees enjoy a game of chess at the Alaska Chess fundraiser on July 29 at Fireweed Meadows Golf Course in Anchor Point. (Photo courtesy of Colleen Evanco)

Local nonprofit expanding chess program to central peninsula

A local nonprofit that’s teaching children to play chess is expanding its reach to the central peninsula. The nonprofit, Alaska Chess, began as a chess… Continue reading

Attendees enjoy a game of chess at the Alaska Chess fundraiser on July 29 at Fireweed Meadows Golf Course in Anchor Point. (Photo courtesy of Colleen Evanco)

School board discusses future capital projects, potential school in Nanwalek

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District leadership is exploring the most important infrastructure projects in local schools as part of its Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan,… Continue reading

New things to come for the 2018-2019 school year

As August begins, wild berries start to ripen, the fishing season slows and children, parents, educators and others gear for the school year. The Kenai… Continue reading

Kenai music teacher earns national recognition

When Deborah Sounart came to Alaska, she had a roundtrip ticket and a plan to leave one year later. She’s starting her 25th year teaching… Continue reading

School board discusses support for sales tax increase, no formal backing

At their Monday meeting, school board members expressed support for an initiative to bring a sales tax increase to the borough, but no formal backing… Continue reading

Out of class, but not off duty: Local teachers come together to make music

For the members of the band Recess Duty, teaching music all day just wasn’t enough. “We decided we should do something for ourselves,” Kent Peterson,… Continue reading

‘Just say no,’ no more

D.A.R.E. — the ubiquitous anti-drug campaign of the 1980s and 1990s — has come a long way since the days of “just say no.” Launched… Continue reading

Salmon in the Classroom gets gutsy

The “Salmon Professor” visited Connections Home School on Thursday, showing a group of students the ins and outs of one of the Kenai’s most ubiquitous… Continue reading

Caring for my Backyard

Each year students across the Kenai Peninsula are tasked with finding a way to care for the place that they call home in the annual… Continue reading