Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in the snow, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula College Around Campus for the week of February 11, 2019

Summer semester registration period opens soon

 

A group of teachers gather outside the entrance to West Homer Elementary and Big Fireweed Academy wearing “red for ed” Wednesday, in Homer. Teachers around the Kenai Peninsula demonstrated this week to bring awareness to the contract negotiation situation with the school district. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Teachers, unions getting frustrated by contract negotiations

District educators and classified staff have been without a renewed contract since July 1.

 

Schools briefs for the week of Feb. 4, 2019

What’s happening this week in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Fifth-graders at Soldotna Elementary school worked on pottery projects this week for a fundraiser that will buy new playground equipment for the school on Thursday, in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Getting their hands dirty

Students create pottery for school fundraiser

Fifth-graders at Soldotna Elementary school worked on pottery projects this week for a fundraiser that will buy new playground equipment for the school on Thursday, in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi Arts and Crafts Fair set for this weekend

There will be plenty of seasonal and year-round gifts on sale this weekend at the 23rd Annual SoHi Arts and Crafts Fair. With more than… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School is photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Grant funding helps buoy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District learning programs

Throughout the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, several programs and activities are offered through the use of grant money. According to board documents, in the… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School is photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Schools briefs for the week of Nov. 12-18

Soldotna High School Soldotna High School will be hosting a College Goal Alaska FAFSA completion workshop for seniors and their parents on November 27th at… Continue reading

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

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)
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

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

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).

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)