Glossary Of Education Reform

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You Made My Day!

  • Every day our employees do great things.  Often, those contributions can go unnoticed.  Not anymore!  Any community member or employee in the District can share a story of appreciation for an employee and why their contribution made a lasting impression.

    Share your story using our "You Made My Day" submission form.

  • Chester Topacio, You Made My Day!

    I just want to say thank you to Chester for always being cheerful and willing to help with any issue I may be having with our computer lab, self checkout or my desktop system itself. Yesterday was another example of an issue arising and Chester sticking with it until he had a solution and fixed it. Our IT staff are amazing and I don't know what we would do without them...thank you again for your help (and by help I mean I stepped aside while you fixed the problem).

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Cama’i Qik’rtamen!

  • Welcome to the Kodiak Island Borough School District. We are a K-12 public school district located on Kodiak Island in beautiful Alaska.

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District Spotlight

  • Melissa Haffeman comes home to be KMS principal

    “Oh, to be home again, home again, home again!” — James Thomas Fields This was Melissa Haffeman’s mindset as she and her family visited New Zealand last summer. After five-and-a-half years of living and working in education in the Lower 48, Haffeman and her husband, Mike, were searching for a place to settle down and raise their two young children, Alden and Sophie.

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  • Meet North Star Principal: Kerry Irons

    Kerry Irons is coming full circle. Two decades ago, she was parent volunteer in her son’s Kindergarten class at North Star Elementary. This spring, she was tapped to lead the Navigators as their new principal.

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  • Professional development, proficiency scales priority for 2017 Summer Institute

    It is summertime in the Kodiak Island Borough School District, and while the students are enjoying and exploring the beauty of their island home, the district’s faculty, staff and paraprofessionals already are hard at work preparing for the next school year at the Summer Institute. 

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  • Chiniak student graduates early in special ceremony

    The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education held a special graduation ceremony during its June 5 work session for Chiniak School student Lillie Ann Bowen. Bowen, who just completed her junior year of high school, amassed enough credits to earn her high school diploma a year early.

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  • KMS Principal Jethro Jones named ‘Digital Principal of the Year’

    School may be out for the summer, but the recognitions keep rolling in for Kodiak Island Borough School District administrators, faculty and staff. Kodiak Middle School Principal Jethro Jones was named a “2017 Digital Principal of the Year” by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

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  • From the Board Room: SCCS at a glance

    How do Kodiak Island Borough School District faculty, staff and students view their school climate? How connected do these students feel to adults and peers in their school community? These are the questions that the Association of Alaska School Boards’ School Climate and Connectedness Survey (SCCS) seeks to answer each year.

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  • From the Board Room: KIBSD celebrates service, retirees

    The May 22 regular meeting of the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education was one filled with bittersweet remembrances, laughter and a few tears.

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  • From the Board Room: Sprucing up the KMS entrance with marine debris

    Kodiak Island Borough school district students have a knack for turning trash into amazing artistic treasures. Remember Ophelia, the marine debris octopus? Kodiak High School students created the eight-armed art installation for the Seward SeaLife Center out of marine debris collected — mostly plastic objects — on Alaska’s beaches.

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