Education

Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Meeting

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting at 6:00 pm, Monday, November 3, 2014. The agenda includes a presentation by the Upward Bound High School project, and establishing the FY2015 State Capital Project Requests. The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward Office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The […]

October 30, 2014 ·
PTSA Annual Wreath & Garland Fundraiser

PTSA Annual Wreath & Garland Fundraiser

October 30, 2014 ·
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!  Come Visit the Book Fair!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Come Visit the Book Fair!

The Seward Elementary Library has been turned into Sir Readalot’s Castle and is now filled with engaging, entertaining books.  On display are hundreds of affordable books for preschool through elementary aged students, including interesting non-fiction books, riveting chapter books, beginner reader books and gift hardback books.  There are several cookbooks and a handful of adult fiction books as well.  Consider […]

October 28, 2014 ·

Halloween Medic First Aid/CPR Class

Yolanda Ifflander RN and Emily Mechtenberg RN will be providing a MFA/CPR class on Friday 10/31/14 from 10:30-2:30pm. This class will be held at Seward Elementary. We encourage babysitting-age kids and any community member interested in getting MFA/CPR certification for a bargain price of $12.00. Call us at 224-7574 to reserve your spot.

October 28, 2014 ·
PTA Meeting October 28

PTA Meeting October 28

The Seward PTA will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 28th at the high school, beginning at 6:30.

October 27, 2014 ·
Grants Awarded, History Preserved

Grants Awarded, History Preserved

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its meeting in Moose Pass on October 23, the Corridor Communities Association of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTANHA) awarded over $31,000 in grants, much of it locally, with more pending. The non-profit organization receives the majority of it funding from National Park Service grants and in turn funds projects that […]

October 26, 2014 ·

Make your reservations for the Academy Café

The Academy Café is open Tuesdays through Fridays, November 5 through December 17.  Reservations need to be made online and are open now.   Diners will experience Brazilian themed dishes created and presented by AVTEC culinary students.  To make reservations visit www.avtec.edu and under hot topics click on the link to Academy Café.

October 23, 2014 ·
Assistant Superintendent Dusek will take over KPBSD leadership

Assistant Superintendent Dusek will take over KPBSD leadership

  KPBSD Press Release – Soldotna, October 23, 2014 — At the October 20, 2014, Board of Education meeting, the school board, “unanimously approved a Contract Amendment for the Interim Superintendent.” Thus, current assistant superintendent Sean Dusek will become the superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District effective December 1, 2014. Board president Joe Arness said, “The KPBSD school […]

October 23, 2014 ·
Drive-by local history series wins national award

Drive-by local history series wins national award

  Heidi Zemach for SCN – Teachers wishing to enhance their student’s interest in learning about local areas have a wonderful new, award-winning tool. Marc Swanson, a lifelong teacher and national parks interpreter has created a 12-part video series of short segments set in, and giving the more interesting stories about places in our unique national heritage area, including Moose […]

October 22, 2014 ·

Calling All Superheroes!

In conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club-Seward clubhouse, the FAB 4/5 class at Seward Elementary is running a “Super Supply Drive” from now until Thanksgiving. Our supply drive supports the efforts of Robby Novak, also known as, “Kid President,” and his national “Socktober” event, which aims to donate socks and other necessities to people that are in need. We […]

October 22, 2014 ·
KPC Intermediate Yoga Class begins soon… Register today!

KPC Intermediate Yoga Class begins soon… Register today!

October 16, 2014 ·

PTA Garage Sale for October 25 canceled

The PTA Garage Sale scheduled for October 25 has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.

October 16, 2014 ·

Your used books are wanted

The Friends of the Library Museum are needing your used books. Used book sales helps the Friends support library programs, like the Summer Reading Program, purchase of new books for all age groups and more. Our shelves are almost empty! With fall in the air, we are all getting our lawns, yards and homes ready for winter. Bag those already […]

October 15, 2014 ·

PTA Garage Sale Saturday Oct 25

The PTA biannual garage sale will be held on Saturday Oct 25 25th from 8:30am – 2pm in the High School cafeteria. You can drop off donations at the back loading dock after 2 PM on Friday the 24th.  Please call Al if you have any questions at 491- 1095. Thanks for your support!

October 15, 2014 ·
Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper

Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper

Saturday, October 18th is the second annual Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper. If you like to run/walk, want to support Seward High School Activities and get covered with green and gold in the process, then this is the event for you!! The Scamper will follow the same route as last year from in front of the Alaska Sealife Center down 4th […]

October 13, 2014 ·
“Blood Moon” tonight

“Blood Moon” tonight

With clear skies, the second total lunar eclipse of the year should be visible from Seward.  The lunar eclipse will start at 12:45 A.M. and become total at 2:30. The eclipse will complete at 3:30 AM.. The “blood phase” will only be visible for approximately 10 minutes. What is a “blood moon”?  According to Sky and Telescope a blood moon is when, instead […]

October 7, 2014 ·
Senator Lisa Murkowski Visits Seward Middle School

Senator Lisa Murkowski Visits Seward Middle School

On Monday morning U.S .Senator Lisa Murkowski paid a visit to Seward Middle School before continuing her plans to also visit AVTEC, Aurora Energy, and meet with members of city council. Students and faculty pleasantly greeted Senator Murkowski for several minutes prior to a 30 minute two-way conversation with the sixth to eight graders in the audience. The Senator began by […]

October 7, 2014 ·
Qutekcak Native Tribe receives grant for an Early Childhood Development Program

Qutekcak Native Tribe receives grant for an Early Childhood Development Program

Qutekcak Native Tribe Press Release – The Qutekcak Native Tribe is excited and honored to announce the receipt of a federal grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Social Economic Development Strategies SEDS grant: Early Childhood Development Program.  This project will develop a Preschool Program with a Daycare for our area’s most valuable asset; our preschool youth.  We are […]

October 6, 2014 ·
500 suicide gatekeepers trained in Seward

500 suicide gatekeepers trained in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward, AK – Seward’s middle school and high school students and their teachers, all of AVTEC’s students and staff, and 18 other community members were trained as suicide prevention “gatekeepers” using the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) method, established by Dr. Paul Quinnett, and promoted by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Some 500 […]

October 3, 2014 ·
Please donate to help purchase graphing calculators

Please donate to help purchase graphing calculators

Dividend time is upon us. Now would be the perfect chance to show your support of math in our school. Please consider donating to my DonorsChoose request for a class set of graphing calculators. The PTSA has agreed to fund 4 calculators, so we only have 20 more to go (about $1800). The graphing calculators make a big difference in […]

October 2, 2014 ·
KPBSD Students to participate in Salmon Egg Takes

KPBSD Students to participate in Salmon Egg Takes

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release – October 2, 2014 – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Aquatic Education Program and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will start this year’s “Salmon in the Classroom” program with two coho salmon egg-takes. The egg-takes will be at Bear Creek near Seward on Thursday, October 9, and at the […]

October 2, 2014 ·
Back-to-School Healthy: A Community Effort

Back-to-School Healthy: A Community Effort

  The Back-to-School Healthy Campaign, hosted by Seward Community Health Center (SCHC), is a collaborative effort of community organizations, businesses, and practitioners coming together to ensure a brighter, safer, healthier future for our children.  With this campaign, SCHC provided over 400 backpacks to each child at the Seward Elementary and Middle Schools. A variety of purple, yellow, red and blue […]

October 1, 2014 ·
KPBSD Budget Development Meeting: $160 Million for Public Education on the Kenai ?

KPBSD Budget Development Meeting: $160 Million for Public Education on the Kenai ?

KPBSD Press Release – Soldotna, September 29, 2014—Does the bottom line in a $160 million+ budget matter to you? These are the top three reasons to ink the date for the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, coming to a school near you, Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. Up front learning how KPBSD crafts an award-winning, multi-million dollar budget, […]

September 30, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: 907

SMAF Performer Spotlight: 907

The roots of 907 sprouted from distant directions— the South, Midwest and Alaska — and migrated through the rich traditions of folk, soul, rock, country and bluegrass. The point where these paths of Americana converge is where 907 diverges into Alaskana. In Alaska, utility is beauty, form is function and sincerity survives. 907 is the melody of that mentality. See […]

September 26, 2014 ·

Robotics Reaching Many of Seward’s Youths

Did you know there’s a club right here in Seward that’s piping out future engineers? Okay so that’s not a guarantee, but at a minimum, this club is offering children the opportunity to dabble in STEM activities, which means activities geared toward science, technology, engineering, and math. It’s called the Seward Code Club. The Club, co-founded by Leigh Ray, Amy […]

September 22, 2014 ·