School Spotlight

  • Maria Velasco wins Alaska Municipal League's Essay Contest

    Mrs. Lhotka’s sixth-grade students recently participated in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the Alaska Municipal League. The essay question posed to students was, “If I were Mayor, I would…” and Kodiak Middle School’s very own Maria Velasco rose to the occasion and deliver the winning essay for our District. Congratulations, Maria!

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  • Kodiak Middle School students dominate statewide eCYBERMISSION STEM Competition

    The U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) has announced 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams from Kodiak Middle School as 1st place state winners in the 17th annual eCYBERMISSION competition – one of several science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives sponsored by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP).

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  • Congratulations Maria Velasco!

    Congratulations to Kodiak Middle School student, Maria Velasco for being among the 2019 iDidaContest winners for her submission in the iDidaBook category.

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  • KMS and Island Trails Network Marine Debris Clean-up Project

    KMS students from Mr. Adams’ Discovering Kodiak class teamed up with Island Trails Network for a marine debris clean-up project. Over the course of 2 weeks, teams of students combed the beaches of Kodiak collecting everything from plastic bottles to old toothbrushes.

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  • Rotary Youth Merit Award

    During a special luncheon, the Kodiak Rotary Club awarded five Kodiak Middle School students with the Rotary Youth Merit Award. This award recognizes students for services to their community and classmates, leadership qualities, and academic achievements.

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  • Rotary Youth Merit Award

    During a special luncheon, the Kodiak Rotary Club awarded five Kodiak Middle School students with the Rotary Youth Merit Award.

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  • Annual Student Council Food Drive

    Our annual food drive brought in a total of 1,169 food items! Each year, the Student Council organizes the food drive and helps encourage all students at KMS to get involved and help their community.

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  • KIBSD secondary grades move back to 0-100%, A- F grade scale

    Starting on Monday, October 2, Kodiak High, Middle, and Rural Schools’ students will once again be graded on the familiar 0-100 scale and receive A-F grades instead of the current four-point scale. This change will apply to all class work, homework, projects, quizzes, and tests.

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  • KMS Boys and Girls Cross Country teams compete in Wasilla

    What a great season for the KMS Boys and Girls Cross Country teams! On Wednesday, September 20th, they competed in the Wasilla Cross Country Borough Invitational where all athletes set personal records and the girls placed 3rd overall.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • KIBSD offering students new summer intensive programs

    With summer just around the corner, Kodiak Island Borough School District is hoping its students will take advantage of new learning opportunities being offered through the 2017 KIBSD Summer Intensive Program.

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  • KIBSD strives to incorporate tradition, culture into curriculum

    Kodiak Island has a heritage and history rich with traditions from the many cultures that have shaped its existence. From the Alutiiq people to Russian settlers to the more recent Filipino immigrant community, all of these cultures have left an indelible impression on what it means to be Kodiakan.

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  • 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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  • KIBSD students honored by Kodiak USCG Auxiliary

    During the April regular meeting of the Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education, the Kodiak United State Coast Guard Auxiliary was there to hand out awards to KIBSD students who won the annual “Kids Don’t Float” poster contest.

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  • KMS students dominate statewide eCYBERMISSION STEM Competition

    Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics education are important components of the curriculum throughout Kodiak Island Borough School District. This was evident during the recent 15th Annual eCYBERMISSION STEM Competition, where three teams from Kodiak Middle School — a sixth-grade team and two eighth-grade teams — placed first, first and second in their respective statewide contests.

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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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