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School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Oct. 20: School board, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers, Soldotna, 7 p.m.

Oct. 29: Early release day.

 

Chapman School

Through Sept. 26: Oceanography field trip, grades 5-8.

Sept. 29: Basketball begins.

Oct. 2: National Custodian Day.

 

DDF returns from first meet

The Homer High School DDF — Drama, Debate and Forensics — team began its season with a meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage last weekend and came home with some impressive results:

Duet acting: 1. Evan Boyer and August Kilcher; 2. Robert Hockema and Eryn Gillam; 3. Loren Jones and Zane Boyer; 4. Drewy Wimmerstedt and Iustine Kuznetsov; 5. Johanna Allen and Maya Jones.

Connections: It’s about working together

Identifying what stands out about Connections, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s homeschool program for grades K-12, was easy for Lee Young, principal of the program for the past 10 years.

“The relationships with parents,” said Young. “I’ve been in public education for a lot of years and a homeschool education provides for a setting to become education partners with families. Also it’s about seeing the success of dedicated homeschool families and the overall achievement that’s attained.”

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

 

Chapman School

Today: Soccer at Skyview, 4 p.m.

Sept. 22: Soccer at Kenai, 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Sept. 24-26: Oceanography field trip, grades 5-8.

Sept. 29: Bus evacuation drills.

Oct. 2: National Custodian Day. 

 

Flex open house features student-grown vegetables

Most school open-house events are an opportunity for families to visit inside a school building and meet teachers. Flex School took it another step this year with a farm-to-table spin.

“It was amazing. We’ve never seen anything like it,” said Principal Karen Wessel of the attention the event attracted. 

In addition to having grown the showcased vegetables in the school garden, Flex students spent the day preparing food for their guests. Broccoli casserole, borsch, appetizers, pies.

Chapman School: One of ‘best kept secrets’

In his fourth year as principal of Chapman School, Conrad Woodhead wasn’t talking about the school’s address when he called it “one of the best kept secrets.” From its Anchor Point location beside the Sterling Highway, it would be hard to miss the K-8 school.

Woodhead was referring to the school’s high performance, one measure of which is the ASPI, the Alaska School Performance Index. Results for the 2013-2014 school year released earlier this month rate Chapman a five-star school with the 18th highest score of 501 schools rated across the state.

New Paul Banks book honors school’s namesake

Paul Banks Elementary School celebrates “Paul Banks Day” on Sept. 16. During a 1 p.m. assembly, author Dotty Cline will present her new book “Paul Banks: Alaskan Music Man.”
Banks was a custodian at East Elementary for 17 years, writing and playing songs for the students to perform. The school was renamed in his honor when he retired in 1981.

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Today: School board work session, 2-5 p.m., Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers, Soldotna.
Sept. 17: Early release.
Chapman School
Sept. 15: Soccer vs. Nikiski at Chapman, 3:15 p.m.
Sept. 16: Soccer at Homer, 3:45 p.m.
Sept. 18: Soccer at Skyview, 4 p.m.
Sept. 24-25: Oceanography field ltrip, grades 5-8.
Homer High School
Today: Volleyball C, JV and varsity teams at Grace Christian School.
Sept. 12-13: Swim and dive at Kodiak.
Sept. 12: XC at Seward.

High school catches up on GPAs

Putting a final stamp on the 2013-2014 school year, Homer High School has released the following information from the final quarter:

• 55 students achieved Mariner Gold status by earning a 4.0 grade-point-average;

• 89 students achieved Mariner Blue status by earning a GPA between 3.5 and 4.0;

• 13 students earned Honorable Mention by improving their GPAs by at least .5;

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Sept. 8: School board meeting, Homer High School

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board will hold committee meetings and its next regular meeting at Homer High School on Sept. 8. The afternoon committee meetings will be held in the school’s library and conference room. The board’s regular meeting will be held in the Mariner Theatre.

12:15 p.m. Legislative committee

12:15 p.m. Policy review committee

District relies on ‘ALICE’ to increase student safety schools safe with ‘ALICE’

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is changing the way schools respond to armed intruders through training in ALICE, Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, the school district announced in a press release issued Monday.

Training and collaboration between law enforcement and school principals is being held this week in Kenai.

SCHOOL EVENTS

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Today: Board candidate orientation, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Soldotna.

Sept. 1: School holiday.

Sept. 8: School board meeting, Homer High School, 7 p.m.

Sept. 17: Early release.

Chapman School

Sept. 8: School pictures.

New school moves to top of district’s priority list

Constructing a new school for Kachemak Selo has found its way to the top of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s six-year-plan for fiscal years 2015-2021. 

“Placing a new school at the top of the priority list positions the project, makes it eligible, to gain maximum points from the state’s review process,” Pegge Erkeneff, the district’s communications specialist, said of giving the project the No. 1 position.

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Aug. 28: Board candidate orientation, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Soldotna.

Sept. 1: School holiday.

Sept. 8: School board meeting, Homer High School, 7 p.m.

 

Chapman School

Sept. 8: School pictures.

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