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

Students learn about salmon through annual life cycle program

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… Continue reading

Two Kenai Peninsula students study STEM in Anchorage

School may be out, but middle schoolers Olivia Reger of Cooper Landing and Blaine Hayes of Soldotna used some of their summer days in June… Continue reading

Food for thought

On the corner of North Binkley Street and East Park Avenue, students at Soldotna Montessori Charter School are fighting hunger in the community with a… Continue reading

A Farewell to Mrs. Bird

The Kenai Middle School choir bid a fond farewell to choir teacher Rosemary Bird on Thursday, April 27 in the Kenai Central High School Auditorium… Continue reading

Photo: Mathletes

Terry Yerly, left, and Brenden Jones, fourth-graders from Tustumena Elementary School, race against the clock during lightning round of the elementary school math meet at… Continue reading

Fourth-grade going on Freshman

Here is what fourth-graders know about college. “College helps you get a better job,” “there’s a lot of knowledge there and you can make things”… Continue reading

One act at a time

The drama department at Soldotna High School presented their annual “One-Act Play Festival” this past weekend, which included four different plays at three different showings… Continue reading

Feast your eyes on this

No reservations are required at the 28th annual Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Visual Feast, which opened with a reception April 6 and will be… Continue reading

Live streaming: Fifth-graders visit Slikok Creek

Fifth-grade students at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary trekked along a trail, across the road, down a hill and over a small stream to Slikok Creek on… Continue reading

Zero waste with rags to bags

Students at Soldotna Montessori Charter School are no strangers to community service. For the entire third quarter of each year, students donate at least one… Continue reading

Top 12 selected for Caring for the Kenai competition

Twelve high school students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have been selected as finalists in this year’s Caring for the Kenai competition. A… Continue reading

Board of Education presents preliminary budget despite fiscal uncertainties

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Board of Education presented a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2018, cautioning that it is a work in progress… Continue reading