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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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  • KIBSD Technology Department, You Made My Day!

    Thank you for always being available and willing to assist with technology issues and surprises in our building! We are truly lucky to have a team that works as hard as you all do, and always with a smile on your faces!

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  • Tara Prior-Abbott, You Made My Day!

    Tara goes above and beyond in her position as secretary at Peterson Elementary. Recently Tara worked really hard to help a new family enroll their child. She was professional and courteous in every way and was able to solve the enrollment problem on a Friday afternoon. She really made this new family feel welcomed to Peterson Elementary! Thanks Tara!

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  • Stewart McDonald, Johnathan Strong, Robin Baxter, Heather Bogardus, Kendra Bartz, Amber Schmidt, Marilyn Gail, Mike Hautala and Alice Aga, You Made My Day!

    First of all, I have to say Quyannasinaq! Truly a big thank you from my heart to yours. KIBSD does care and love our students and cares for each of their employees. My son and I have experienced a very difficult year with grieving and loss, and being cut off living in a rural area it can be a very isolating feeling. At inservice training Stewart gave a speech in regards to how KIBSD supports the students. It really got my attention and I really listened and said Lord is this the answer I'm looking for? It brought Johnathon Strong our youth advocate to mind and I texted him. He got back in touch and we talked, needless to say doors opened. Staff came and supported me and my son. Kendra and rural staff Quyanna for all your love care and support. I see the care and compassion in all you do. I'm grateful and thankful for having this opportunity to work with each and every one of you. Sincerely, Teresa Carlson a very grateful mother and happy employee.

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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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    The Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) has completed Alaska’s First Draft State Application for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the new federal education law.  We encourage you to take a moment and participate in this important survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TQual_SLC.  


    Information about ESSA can be found on the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development website at https://education.alaska.gov/akessa/ 


District-wide News & Announcements

District Spotlight

  • KHS students ‘The Addams Family’ musical

    They were creepy, cooky, mysterious, spooky and all-together ooky. Last weekend, KHS students took the stage at the Gerald C. Wilson auditorium last weekend transforming themselves into one of television’s most-beloved and interesting families to perform “The Addams Family” musical.

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  • Decision ’17: College guidance for KHS students

    As the universal college acceptance date — May 1 — looms, some 35 Kodiak High School students will head to Kodiak College on April 19 for a day filled with information, tours and guidance to help them make some very important educational decisions.

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  • East Elementary Kindergarteners ROCK!

    Kindergarteners in Melissa Griffin’s East Elementary classroom have left their mark around Kodiak Island — literally. Recently, Griffin’s students participated in the Kodiak Island Rocks campaign “to decorate rocks and hide them in various locations to brighten someone's day.”

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  • AKTEACH: KIBSD’s link to the Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium

    This week, scientists and those interested in scientific work being done on and in the waters around Kodiak Island will gather at the Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium, or KAMSS. Students throughout the Kodiak Island Borough School District will have a front row seat thanks to AKTEACH.

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  • Tell your story at the 2017 Summer Film Intensive

    “The ability to see our lives as stories and share those stories with others is at the core of what it means to be human.” (John Capecci and Timothy Cage in Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference) This is the philosophy at the heart of the Summer Film Intensive program, a two-week summer filmmaking class open to Kodiak middle and high school students and hosted by the Baranov Museum, Kodiak Island Borough School District and AKTEACH.

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  • From The Boardroom

  • From the Board Room: FY18 preliminary budget on docket for April 24

    It has been a long road through the FY18 budget process for Kodiak Island Borough School District, but the end is in sight. KIBSD Business Manager Sandy Daws received direction from the Board of Education during its work session on April 10 to prepare the FY18 budget for board approval at the April 24 regular meeting.

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  • From the Board Room: Mental Health Clinicians in Schools Program update

    Today, more than ever before, there is a growing need for mental health services for children and youth. According the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in five children and adolescents experience a mental health problem while in school, including stress, anxiety, bullying, family problems, depression, a learning disability, and alcohol and substance abuse. Middle and high school youth also face more serious mental health problems, such as self-injurious behaviors and suicide, and instances of these are on the rise.

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  • From the Board Room: Report on computer usage throughout KIBSD

    Over the last few years, the Kodiak Island Borough School District has made major investments in classroom technology, including various Apple laptop computers and iPad mobile devices.

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Celebrating Academic Excellence


Our Mission

  • The Kodiak Island Borough School District, in close cooperation with our diverse island community, exists to provide an educational program of the highest standard that empowers all students to achieve personal and academic excellence while developing their full potential as responsible, productive citizens.