School Spotlight

  • NEW for the 2018-19 School Year, PowerSchool Unified Classroom!

    The Kodiak Island Borough School District is excited to announce the launch of Unified Classroom, a new software for PowerSchool. In order to access the Unified Classroom, all parents/guardians will need to create new portal accounts. Be prepared for the first day of school, create your account today.

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  • Veterans Day at North Star

    Thank you for those who were able to join us for a wonderful Veterans Day assembly honoring our past and present Veterans! Our music teacher Ms. Pederson-Smith taught our students both the Star-Spangled Banner and Semper Paratus to honor our Veteran guests. It was very moving and our students made us so proud. Their hard work memorizing the songs showed, and they sounded amazing!

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Munartet arts, culture symposium set for April 8

    The Munartet Project will hold its first arts and culture symposium this Saturday, April 8. Activities will be held at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium from 9AM-5PM. Dubbed “a day to celebrate, learn and explore Kodiak's arts and culture,” the symposium has a full schedule of events for the entire family, even little ones ages 4 and up.

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  • KIBSD students to take new state assessment beginning March 28

    Beginning Tuesday, March 28, Kodiak Island Borough School District students in grades 3-10 will take the state of Alaska’s new summative assessment — the Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools, or PEAKS.

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  • KIBSD to celebrate Digital Learning Day Feb. 23

    In keeping with Kodiak Island Borough School District’s “21st Century Classroom Initiative,” the district is celebrating National Digital Learning Day on Thursday, Feb. 23.

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  • Governor proclaims ‘Alaska School Counseling Week’ Feb. 6-10

    School counselors play a major role in the lives of Kodiak Island Borough School District Students. From teaching students how to respect one another and their teachers at the elementary school level to bullying prevention in middle school to college and career counseling in high school, KIBSD school counselors truly help guide KIBSD students through their ever-changing worlds.

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  • Lego Robotics

    Lego Robotics allows kids to demonstrate creativity, teamwork, and an understanding of technology. Watch our quick video clip.

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  • October Attendance Winners!

    1st place went to Mrs. Simpler's class. 2nd place went to Mrs. Parker's Class.

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  • North Star Celebrates Constitution Day

    Students at North Star Elementary celebrated Constitution Day by gathering around the flag pole and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

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  • Kids are being awarded with bucket filler tickets at North Star!

    The idea comes from reading the award winning book, 'How Full is your Bucket' for kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer.

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  • Classroom innovators: North Star’s Elizabeth Ridgeway and Chris Polum

    What does it mean to be an innovator, a trailblazer, a pioneer, a groundbreaker or a trendsetter?

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  • KIBSD students visit Australia through AKTEACH

    North Star takes a virtual trip to Taronga Western Plains Zoo in New South Wales, Australia.

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