Around the District

Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Spring break next week

The spring recess for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Kenai Peninsula College and most central peninsula private schools will run Monday through March 22. Regular classes will resume March 25.

Friday also is the end of the third quarter.

Science conference features peninsula teachers

The Alaska Science and Technology Foundation will hold its annual teachers' conference Thursday and Friday in Anchorage. Two Kenai Peninsula teachers, Gary Leiter of Cook Inlet Academy and Ed Sotelo of Cooper Landing School, will make presentations at the conference.

Leiter and Sotelo are among two dozen teachers who received grants from the foundation, which promotes developing Alaska's science and technology expertise and economy. Each teacher who received a grant in 2001 will set up an interactive booth to demonstrate their classroom project.

Leiter's project was on wilderness and environmental science. Sotelo's was on Fibonacci and mathematical patterns.

PDK discusses educator training

Phi Delta Kappa, the professional organization for educators, will host a panel discussion on endorsements and masters programs Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Soldotna Elementary School library. Guest panelist include Dorothy Gray, Sherril Miller, Eileen Bryson, Kris Green and Janet Boyce. For more information, call Cindy Hurst at 260-5114.

Labor council offers scholarship

The Kenai Peninsula Central Labor Council will offer a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior or home-school student. To be eligible, students must be graduating this year, be a relative of a union family, attend an accredited school, have financial need and have the most improved grade history of those who apply. Applications must be postmarked by April 30. Applications and instructions are available through school counselors.

Ninilchik School announces Students of the Month

Ninilchik School has announced its Citizens and Students of the Month for February.

Citizens of the Month were Amber Self and Ryan Bear for kindergarten, Stephanie Blank for second grade, Michael Pinnow and Scott Goins for third grade, Lindsay Schnabl for fourth grade, Adam Byrne for fifth grade, Ian McArdle and Nicole Bristow for sixth grade, Hannah Chase for seventh grade, Katie Rey for eighth grade, Mindy Dawson for ninth grade, Donna Henderson for 10th grade, Victoria Florey and Coda Russell for 11th grade and Melissa Deiman for 12th grade.

February Students of the Month were Levi Russell, strength training; Katie Schollenberg, sociology; Katie Moerlein, world history; Whitney Leman, U.S. history; Alicia Self, eighth-grade social studies; Lauren Baker, seventh-grade math; Danny Roderick, seventh-grade social studies; Argent Kvasnikoff, trigonometry; Kelsey Deiman, algebra II; Ashley Randall, algebra; Amy Klapak, desktop publishing; Jennifer Bartolowits, eighth-grade math; Donna Henderson, photography; Chrysannia Taylor and Dylan McKee, creative writing; Janelle Moerlein, 12th-grade English; Steven Miller, 11th-grade English; and Hannah George and Amanda Peterson, 11th-grade English.

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