School news

School Board to Meet


The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in Assembly Chambers in the borough building, at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted).

For more information, call 714-8888 or visit http://www. The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon prior to the date of the Board meeting.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to participate at School Board meetings should contact Debbie Tressler at 714-8836 or email dtressleratkpbsd.k12. no later than three business days before the meeting date.

■ June 3

■ June 4 (Board Planning Session)

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Career and technical education

KPBSD Career and Tech Department is offering free after school academies to train students in the Welding and Medical Field.

Any high school student is able to participate in any of the academies. If a student successfully completes the 60 hour academy they will receive 1/2 practical art credit. Transportation may be provided if needed.

■ Welding Academy at Workforce Development Center (WDC-located behind KCHS): Summer welding academy with Mr. Widaman will be starting May 29th-June 7th, weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

■ Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) Summer Academy. School location and class dates TBA. This course will cover all areas required to receive certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. The last week of class will be for review and the final exam. If you pass the exam you’ll receive your certification and an ETT patch.

For more information contact Debbie Pearson at 283-2145 or you can sign up by going to:

Funding for the Alaska Construction Academies comes from a grant from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development and The Alaska Youth First Program.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Sciences

Science Camp will be held in the afternoon today, for kindergarten through second grade.

Today will be the last day for hot lunch.

Officers from the Kenai Police Department will be at Kaleidoscope today to teach all students about bike safety. Bike Rodeo is Tuesday. Students in grades first through sixth should plan to bring their bikes to school and park them outside by their classroom window. Please make sure to label all bikes and helmets with first and last name. Helmets will be available for $5 for all students to purchase.

There will be an all school barbecue on Tuesday provided by the KSAS PTA and the Moose Lodge. Students will not need a lunch.

There will be an all school assembly in the morning on Wednesday. All students will head to the beach for the last day of school. Check with your student’s teacher for exact times and what to bring.

The last day the office will be open is Thursday. If your plans for next school year change over the summer, please call and leave a message at the school as soon as possible. Messages will be checked over the summer.

The supply list for the 2013-2014 school year is on our school webpage and a paper copy will be sent home by Wednesday.

Thank you for another great year at Kaleidoscope.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Thank you for clipping Box Tops! The K-Beach Student Leadership Club worked hard this school year processing and submitting Box Tops for Education. The students raised $707.40 in these efforts to benefit K-Beach Elementary School.

Mr. Daniels’s class is in for a howling good time this week. The Homer Outdoor Wilderness Leadership School will be coming to visit K-Beach and teach the kids some bear aware and survival skills. They will also Skype their Australian teacher Mr. Brown one last time to say goodbye to a great teacher and a great year. Later in the week the kids will get to rotate through mini-courses, which are stations with hands on activities and outdoor games. A huge thank you to all the parents who have helped in and out of the classroom. Have a happy safe summer, and we’ll see you next year!

Monday is field day for third through sixth grades. Volunteers are still needed. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the office.

Monday is field day for kindergarten through second grade. Volunteers are still needed. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the office.

Wednesday is the last day of school.

Please keep in mind that we are still accepting registration forms for next year’s incoming kindergarteners. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 260-1300.

Kenai Central High

Tonight at 6p.m. is Kenai Central High School’s annual Awards Night Ceremony to recognize our students’ academic success. The Awards Ceremony will be held in the Renee’ C Henderson Auditorium. If you have any questions, please contact Patti Lawyer at the KCHS Counselors Center.

Congratulations to all of the seniors. Graduation practice is Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. All seniors that are panning on walking during the ceremony later that evening need to be at practice that morning. The graduation ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Renee’ C Henderson Auditorium.

The 2012/2013 school year is coming to an end. Thank you students and staff for making this year at KCHS, great.

“Swing Into Summer” with the KCHS Jazz Band and the Lyon’s Pride Jazz Band on Saturday from 8-11 p.m. at the Renee’ C Henderson Auditorium. Live swing dance with two jazz bands! Tickets are $10 per person, available at the door.

The bell schedule will be different this week to accommodate the students that are taking finals.

Monday — Finals 1,4,6: Morning Announcements, 7:40-7:45; 2nd periods, 7:45-9:35 (110 minutes); Break, 9:35-9:50 (15 minutes); 4th periods, 9:50-11:40 (110 minutes); Lunch, 11:40-12:25 (45 minutes); 6th periods, 12:25-2:15 (110 minutes).

Tuesday — Finals 2,5,7: Morning Announcements, 7:40-7:45; 1st periods, 7:45-9:35 (110 minutes); Break, 9:35-9:50 (15 minutes); 3rd periods, 9:50-11:40 (110 minutes); Lunch ,11:40-12:25 (45 minutes); 4th periods ,12:25-2:15 (110 minutes).

Wednesday — Last Day of School: 1st Period, 7:45 - 8:23 (38 minutes); 2nd Period, 8:28 - 9:06 (38 minutes); 3rd Period, 9:11 - 9:49 (38 minutes); Locker Cleaning, 9:49 - 10:14 (25 minutes); 4th Period, 10:19 - 10:57 (38 minutes); 5th Period, 11:02 - 11:40 (38 minutes); 6th Period, 11:45 - 12:23 (38 minutes); LUNCH (Barbecue on front lawn if nice, Barbecue in cafeteria if rainy) 12:23 - 1:00; Activities 1:00 - 2:15.

Kenai Middle

The 2013 school year is winding down fast at Kenai Middle School. Students will end the year with two days of mini-courses. Mini-courses are one and two day adventures that mostly include getting out in the great Alaska outdoors. This is a great opportunity for students to create fond memories with their peers. Wednesday is the last day of school. There will be an Awards Assembly on Wednesday morning from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m. We will have a barbeque during lunches with outdoor activities in the afternoon.

School will resume on August 20. We wish everyone a wonderful summer.

Mountain View Elementary

We have a limited number of yearbooks available at the office for $16 each.

There will be a Site Council meeting on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the library.

Please check the lost and found outside the school office before the end of the school year. There are a lot of coats, hats, and gloves just waiting to be claimed.

Please try to repay borrowed lunch money before school is out.

Wednesday is the last day of school. Students will be participating in field day activities. We will be having a picnic for the students with chips, cookies and juice provided by the PTA and hot dogs being provided & cooked by the Kenai Moose Lodge.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

Congratulations to the fourth and fifth-grade students who represented Nikiski at the Elementary Math Bowl in Seward: Jakobee Anderson, Katerina Sinenko, America Jeffreys, Kaycee Bostic, Danielle Elsey, Savannah Ley, Emilee Braun, Brenden Boehme, Boden Quiner and Aspen Hooper.

Today is our annual field day. Third and fourth grade activities will be from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. and kindergarten through second grade will participate from 1:45 - 3 p.m, Also, today is fifth grade promotion at 9:15 a.m. in the gym and PreK graduation at 10:15 a.m. If you have any questions on these events, please call the school office at 776-2600.

Wednesday is the last day of school. We will have our end of the year assembly in the morning and our annual school picnic beginning at 11:45 a.m. All families are welcome to attend and share this fun time together. We want to wish everyone a fun and safe summer. See you in August.

Redoubt Elementary

The last day of school is Wednesday.

Student Awards Assembly, School Picnic, Field Day — Volunteers are needed to help with the picnic. Please call the school office at 260-4300 if you can help. Students are asked to bring $2.00 for the picnic lunch. We are in need of volunteers to help with Field Day events. Please contact Mr. Withrow if you are willing and able to help. To contact Mr. Withrow please call the school office or email

Box Top Winners last week were Drew Cox, Gavin Hanson, Abigail Hugarte, Tre’ Penninger and Anika Jedlicka.

Redoubt’s Boys and Girls Club after school program will be closed starting Thursday, May 23rd and re-open June 3rd. Taking Registrations now for summer. No wait List. If you have questions regarding this program please contact Kim Lee at 398-9669.

All library books need to be returned to the school library before students leave for the summer.

Redoubt’s fall Open House will be Monday, August 19th at 5:30-7:00pm.

Fall registration for students new to Redoubt will be held August 5th and 6th from 10:00am. – 2:00pm.

Have a restful and fun summer; remember to be Respectful, Responsible and Safe.

Soldotna High

Congratulations to David Swedberg, Alaska State Trig-Star Champion and Cortney Weston, third. David had the only perfect score in the state and will now be competing at the national level. Soldotna High School had 6 in the top 12.

SoHi Cross-Country Running to begin on August 5, 2013. First practice will meet at SoHi, Room #81, at 11:00a.m. If you have any questions please contact Coach Dan Harbison or Soldotna High School.

There are two ways to order a transcript.

If you need a transcript sent to a college or NCAA or a similar agency, then you will need to log on to: to order transcripts to be sent. The request is then forwarded to SoHi. After processing, it then goes through cyberspace to get to its destination. All transcripts that are headed for NCAA, colleges, etc. have to be processed this way.

A final transcript is one that shows your second semester grades. If you order your transcript when we are in second semester, you will need to make sure you choose “next grading period” when you go on to Parchment. That way your transcript request will wait until the grades are in at the end of the year before it is sent.

Soldotna Middle School

Team Spartan - Last Week of School

Monday - Yearbook assembly

Tuesday- Student Checkout – seventh & eigth grade - Return classroom textbooks, clean out lockers

Wednesday - Last day of school for students

8 a.m. - Celebration of Academic Achievement for 8th Grade Students – SMS large gym, with a reception to follow in the SMS small gym. Parents, family, and friends are invited to attend.

Noon to 2:15 pm – Lunch provided for all students. Talent Show and school-wide field day to follow.

All outstanding fees and library materials are due. Please contact Mrs. Kircher at 260-2500 with any questions or concerns.

Congratulations to the Students of the Month for April and May:

Language Arts – Christian Carr, Delaney Johnson, Vanessa Steiner, Sean Verg-In, Skyler Williamson, Ricky Fiebelkorn; Reading - Judah Harshman; Algebra – Zackary Selinger; Math – Jay Frost, Savanah Hutchens, Brandon Crowder, Heather Engle, Kellsi Ulrich; Math Study Skills – Koby Vinson, Carmen Kelly, Anthony Kitson; Science – Jackson Blackwell, Catherine Craig, Arianna Hiler, Leah McCabe, William Rogers, Eric Estes, Jaela Hubbard, Anna Aley, Caroline Cho, Kyle Bauter; American History – Jackson Larson, Leah McCabe, Lucero Hugarte, Johnathan Tanape; World History – Fiona Boze, Jessica Davis; Spanish I – Grace Graham, Richard Topp; Spanish II – Brian Dusek, Hannah Selden; Woods I – John-Mark Pothast, Sara Faris; Woods II – Keagan Newby; Physical Education – Dakota Anderson, Jazilyn Larrow, Makenna Holly, Nicholas Edwards, Mikala Mudrick, Daniel Davis, Renee Hinz; Health – Jake Marcuson, Shannon Spence; Jobs – Anthony Carrasco; Homeroom – Selby Hill; Study Skills – Cody Nill; Teacher Aide – Trevor Witthus, Keenan Foster; Yearbook – Hailey Wilkinson, Madison Woodland Goforth; Robotics – Rebecca Gillen; Computer Tech – Benjamin Wilson; Digital Photo II – Jazilyn Larrow; Business & Info – Ricci Sackett, Makenna Holly; Band – Afton Carlson; Choir – Robin Johnson; Drumline – Jazilyn Larrow

Congratulations to the “Citizens of the Fourth Quarter”!

Kellie Arthur, Jacob Creglow, Kiernan Escott, John Holland, Dakota Hupp, Savannah McDonald, Maguire Merriman, Charles Meyer, Delaney Risley, Travis Troxell, Sean Verg-In, Trevor Witthus

Please visit the Soldotna Middle School KPBSD Web Homepage @ for upcoming 2013-2014 school year information.

Skyview High

Final exams for periods 1, 4, and 6 for grades ninth through 11th will be held today.

Graduation will be held at 7 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Final exams for periods 2, 5 and 7 for grades ninth through 11th will be held Tuesday.

On Wednesday, shortened periods 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7, followed by lunch and staff/student activities. Final check-out for grades ninth through 11th and last day of school for students;

Softball vs Homer will be held at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Thursday will be the last teacher day.

Softball at Kenai Central will be held at 4 and 6 p.m.

Friday Softball vs Houston at 5 and 7 p.m.

Saturday Softball vs Kodiak at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Tustumena Elementary School

Monday the sixth grade graduation will be held at 1 p.m. and the awards assembly will be held at 2 p.m.

Tuesday the sixth grade egg drop, 9:45am/Spaghetti Bridges

Wednesday is the last day of school and field day

August 8 and 9 is new student registration

August 19 Open House at 5:30 p.m.

August 20 First Day of School