District Spotlight

  • 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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  • KHS students represent in annual AIA contest

    Kodiak High School’s Architectural Design students fared well in during the recent 52nd Annual American Institute of Architects Alaska (AIA) Frank Maier High School Design Competition.

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  • KIBSD celebrates the Class of 2017

    High school graduations provide an opportunity for reflection, celebration and optimism about the future, and from Kodiak High School to its eight rural schools, Kodiak Island Borough School District has been a source of all of these for the month of May.

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  • Native Alaskan Dolls

    The final class project of Kristie Wall’s teaching career was one of which to be incredibly proud. The long-time Main Elementary School teacher guided her fourth-grade students through a culturally-infused project that focused on the many Native Alaskan cultures that can be found throughout the state.

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  • KHS talent give ‘superior’ performances at State music festival

    Earlier this month, 16 students from the Kodiak High School Music Department competed in the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 2017 State Solo and Ensemble Music Festival at the University of Alaska Anchorage. “Our students performed well and were well received,” said Adela Martinez, KHS choir teacher.

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  • KIBSD announces new administrative hires

    The end of the 2016-2017 school year marks a number of new administrative hires throughout Kodiak Island Borough School District and its schools. Chief among them are:

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  • Do middle school students really love to eat broccoli?

    The answer is probably no, but today they did! Food Services Director Carl Butler presented students at KMS with a challenge: For every serving of broccoli consumed during lunch, KMS Principal Jethro Jones would eat one piece.

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  • KIBSD, KHS to hold Academic Excellence Awards ceremony

    The KIBSD Board of Education and administration, along with the faculty and staff of Kodiak High School, will honor students with Academic Excellence Awards for the spring during a ceremony on Tuesday, May 23, at 6PM.

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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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  • KHS talent heads to state solo, ensemble music festival

    Sixteen students from the Kodiak High School Music Department are headed to the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 2017 State Solo and Ensemble Music Festival this weekend, May 12-13.

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  • Kodiak Track & Field Invitational set for May 12-13

    Kodiak High School’s track and field teams are busy prepping for the final regular track meet of the season. The Kodiak Invitational will be held May 12-13 at the Joe Floyd Track & Field facility. KHS will host Anchorage Christian School, Seward High School and Galena High School. The two-day athletic event will begin Friday afternoon and run through Saturday morning.

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  • School lunch planning the KIBSD way

    When Carl Butler attended a national food conference in Texas last year, he had an epiphany regarding school lunch planning: Student input is important, and students should be involved in choosing items for the school lunch menu.

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  • KHS FFA makes mark at Alaska state conference

    In April, Kodiak High School sent a contingent to the Alaska FFA 2017 State Convention, and the KHS students made an indelible impression on their peers and FFA state leadership.

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  • Main Elementary takes flight with artist-in-residence Evon Zerbetz

    Last month, artist Evon Zerbetz visited Kodiak Island Borough School District, and the Main Elementary School family rolled out the red carpet for the Ketchikan-based artist, relief printmaker and book illustrator. Zerbetz was on-island as part of KIBSD’s “Artist in Schools” program for the 2016-2017 school year.

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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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  • 16 Ways To Say 'Welcome'

    The KHS Geometric Design class created a quilt that welcomes students and their families in all of the languages used by students at KIBSD.

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  • 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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