For the birds Carson Grimm and his dad, Ryan Grimm, work together to build a bird feeder during an after-school parent/child activity for second graders sponsored by the Title I program at Mountain View Elementary School in Kenai. Students had to read the instructions to their parents and then work together to build the bird feeder. Families learned about bird feeder safety and what birds might come to their bird feeders, and took home some bird seed.
For the birds Carson Grimm and his dad, Ryan Grimm, work together to build a bird feeder during an after-school parent/child activity for second graders sponsored by the Title I program at Mountain View Elementary School in Kenai. Students had to read the instructions to their parents and then work together to build the bird feeder. Families learned about bird feeder safety and what birds might come to their bird feeders, and took home some bird seed.

Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

The KRC Health Fair will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 at KRC’s new Career and Technical Education Center. Low cost blood… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Hunter Richmond plays a ring toss game while his sister Grace Richmond watches from behing at the first "Pumpkins in the Playground," event Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary in Soldotna, Alaska.

Munchkins pickin’ pumpkins

By 6 p.m. Wednesday, the makeshift pumpkin patch was cleared and hundreds of Kalifornsky Beach Elementary students flooded the playground, trying to knock over tin… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Hunter Richmond plays a ring toss game while his sister Grace Richmond watches from behing at the first "Pumpkins in the Playground," event Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary in Soldotna, Alaska.

Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

“Twisted and Forged,” an exhibit created by Brad Nichols, assistant professor of metalsmithing at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, is currently on display… Continue reading

Around the District

School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley… Continue reading

Photo by Dan Balmer/ Peninsula Clarion Kenai Mayor Pat Porter watches as Kaleidoscope students Issac Erwin, Caden Fields and Cloey Followell from Julie Stephen's fifth and sixth grade class participate in a mock city council meeting Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at Kenai City Hall.

Students take over city business for a day

Future police officers, city council members and judges spent a day learning how Kenai city government works. Three classes from Kaleidoscope School of Arts and… Continue reading

Photo by Dan Balmer/ Peninsula Clarion Kenai Mayor Pat Porter watches as Kaleidoscope students Issac Erwin, Caden Fields and Cloey Followell from Julie Stephen's fifth and sixth grade class participate in a mock city council meeting Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at Kenai City Hall.

Around Campus: UA Board of Regents members’ terms expiring

The 11-member University of Alaska Board of Regents manages the university’s property, land, and financial assets; sets tuition rates; appoints the university president; and governs… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  More than 150 people gathered in a parking lot for snacks and prizes before the annual  Walk Your Kids to School Day Wednesday October 1, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

A brisk morning stroll

Many of the people who gathered at a Soldotna church parking lot on Wednesday came to the same conclusion — it was cold. “It’s a… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  More than 150 people gathered in a parking lot for snacks and prizes before the annual  Walk Your Kids to School Day Wednesday October 1, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Donate the gift of life at the Blood Bank

The public is encouraged to make a blood donation in the Blood Bank of Alaska’s LifeMobile between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.… Continue reading

Understanding others you might dislike

In the animated TV show Young Justice, a character named Bart Allen is introduced. At first, he seems like a fast-talking, annoying, and slightly disrespectful… Continue reading

Around the District

School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley… Continue reading

Leadership Institute brings high school students to KPC

Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula, founded in 2003, is a non-profit school improvement program that partners with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and seven local… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion At the Nikiski High School-Middle School Powder Puff flag football game one of the the school's homecoming week activities, the High School Senior and Freshmen girls competed against the Juniors and Sophomores, while the boys took on the role of cheerleaders, Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Nikiski, Alaska.
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion At the Nikiski High School-Middle School Powder Puff flag football game one of the the school's homecoming week activities, the High School Senior and Freshmen girls competed against the Juniors and Sophomores, while the boys took on the role of cheerleaders, Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Nikiski, Alaska.
Verbatim: You can't appreciate the good time without the bad

Verbatim: You can’t appreciate the good time without the bad

The phrase “summer reading” has a negative connotation and gives even those many years out of school a sense of dread. Over the summer I… Continue reading

Verbatim: You can't appreciate the good time without the bad

School briefs

School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley… Continue reading

Local social and ecological presentation planned

The mission of the National Science Foundation’s experimental program to stimulate competitive research (EPSCor) is to help the NSF reach its goal to strengthen research… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Kenai Watershed Forum's Educational Specialist Dan Pascucci took the students of Sara Boersma and Robyn Zinszer at the Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science for a walk on the Shqui Tsatnu Creek Trails, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Exploring in the neighborhood

The students scrambled into a rainbow of waterproof jackets and rain boots. They were ready for an adventure. The Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Kenai Watershed Forum's Educational Specialist Dan Pascucci took the students of Sara Boersma and Robyn Zinszer at the Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science for a walk on the Shqui Tsatnu Creek Trails, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

New art show opening at Kenai River Campus

Local photographer Joe Kashi is the next featured artist in the G.L. Freeburg Gallery located in the Brockel Building at the Kenai River Campus. Kashi’s… Continue reading

School briefs

School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley… Continue reading

Soldotna Prep students listen to their guide as they tour the Career and Technical Education Center on Kenai Peninsula College's Kenai River Campus on Sept. 9. The freshmen visited KPC to kick off the Career Pathways Program for the year. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Planning for the future

A quick field trip to the nearby college for Soldotna Prep students proved to be an eye-opening experience for some ninth graders. Monday and Tuesday… Continue reading

Soldotna Prep students listen to their guide as they tour the Career and Technical Education Center on Kenai Peninsula College's Kenai River Campus on Sept. 9. The freshmen visited KPC to kick off the Career Pathways Program for the year. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion