Soldotna to consider school zone cellphone ban

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Soldotna City Council member Jordan Chilson is looking to amend the Soldotna Municipal Code to prohibit the use of hand-held electronic devices, like cellphones, while driving in school zones and on school property. This year, the Alaska State Legislature passed House Bill 333, which gave cities the … Continue reading Soldotna to consider school zone cellphone ban

Students work on dignity, kindness with Heritage Place residents

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. On Friday, kindergartners from K-Beach Elementary School visited residents at Heritage Place, a continuing care facility for seniors and the disabled, for a Dignity Mission. Dignity Missions offer the power to heal, Aud Walaszek, Heritage Place activities coordinator, said. “We do a Dignity Mission with them so … Continue reading Students work on dignity, kindness with Heritage Place residents

School board advances efforts for new Aurora high school

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Parents and students wanting to expand Aurora Borealis Charter School into a high school are one step closer to their goal after the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education approved their application to establish a high school Monday evening. Several conditions were added to the … Continue reading School board advances efforts for new Aurora high school

Nikiski seniors perform mock trial to better understand judicial system

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Senior students from Nikiski High School’s American government class spent Wednesday and Thursday afternoon performing mock murder trials at the Kenai Courthouse. With the help of local attorneys Peter Erhardt and Paul Morin, who acted as the judges during the mock trial, the students filled the roles … Continue reading Nikiski seniors perform mock trial to better understand judicial system

December brings student concerts, productions

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Looking for a way to get in the holiday spirit? Schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are gearing up for their annual winter music concerts and productions. Soldotna Montessori Charter School — Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., Winter Concert Grades K-6, Soldotna High Auditorium; Dec. 18, 6 … Continue reading December brings student concerts, productions

Students work with Heritage Place residents to spread Thanksgiving cheer

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Elementary school students from Soldotna Montessori and residents from Heritage Place, a continual care facility for seniors and the disabled, met Friday morning to add an extra special component to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s Thanksgiving food boxes. The first-, second-, and third-graders worked with Heritage Place … Continue reading Students work with Heritage Place residents to spread Thanksgiving cheer

Peninsula teachers looking for extra income, second jobs

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Arin Bowen starts her morning at Soldotna Montessori where she works as an interventionist. In the afternoon, she works as the Quest teacher at Redoubt Elementary. Her workday doesn’t end there though. She works as a referee for high school volleyball and works at Challenger Learning Center … Continue reading Peninsula teachers looking for extra income, second jobs