Posted: Monday, November 27, 2000

School district receives kudos from new substitute

As a substitute teacher for the school district, I was recently called to Nikiski High as many teachers wanted to attend the funeral of a 16-year-old student. I was impressed as Donna Peterson, the superintendent for the KPBSD, and several others in management from the district office were there to "sub" and generally support the staff and students.

My family and I moved here 21/2 years ago from Anchorage. I am very pleased with this school district. The teachers are caring, committed individuals. The attention to detail regarding policy, and striving for academic excellence all give the KPBSD high marks in my book!

Anne Larson

K-Beach Elementary School fifth graders make splash with seniors

A group of fifth graders at K-Beach Elementary School recently performed an act of humbling generosity and kindness.

The students of Bev Edward's fifth-grade class decided to do something very special for the older adults who attended the Forget-Me-Not Care Center. The Forget-Me-Not Care Center provides a day program for people with Alzheimer's disease and for the frail elderly. Raising their own funds from activities such as bake sales and baby-sitting, the children purchased a video camera for the older adults at the Forget-Me-Not Center.

Each year for the past 10 years, Bev Edward's fifth Grade students and Forget-Me-Not Center folks "adopt" each other. These two groups, the young and the old, visit each other several times a year. The children unfailingly make the older adults feel appreciated, accepted and respected.

A tremendous and well earned thank you goes to each student of Bev Edward's fifth grade class.

They are: Benjamin Woodland, Brayton Neil, Chelsa Paulk, Carolanne Small, Chad Hatten, Chelsea Kime, Danya Radisch, Dez Davis, Ellen Giles, Harmony Tomes, Heather Drake, Heidi Self, Jarred Axtel, Josh Partridge, Julian Nevaeh, Kirsten Giles, Kluane Pootjes, Leilani Austin, Lindy Tikka, Matt Speed, Michae Arritola, Rachelle Forbes, Ryan Shelton, Samantha Jones, Sierra Overman, Thomas Coreson, Tommy Honer and Trey Young.

Linda Boyle, director

Forget-Me-Not Care Center

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