Heidi Zemach for SCN One hundred and sixty or so children in Kindergarten through second grades, dressed in their cute pajamas, with paper elf, reindeer hats or bowlers, delighted a jam-packed gymnasium filled with adoring parents and grandparents at Seward Elementary School Tuesday night as they performed their Winter Wonderland K-2 concert. They were joined by a somewhat older group of students who make up the elementary school’s beginning and advanced bands. The beginning band is augmented these days with a banjo, a fiddle, acoustic guitar and electric bass. Seward School’s lone music teacher Breighley Sexton, a very tall young […]
By Heidi Zemach – Seward High School drama class debuted “Acting Can Be Murder,” the annual fall play Tuesday,...
PTA ordered extra wreaths and garlands, so those of you who missed the opportunity to order in November. Stop by Hertz...
Seward High School Drama presents “Acting Can Be Murder” Tuesday, December 3rd Wednesday, December 4th Thursday,...
In addition to the committee reports and principal reports we will be discussing: -Arts Opportunity-Bringing an acrobatic group from Mombassa Kenya to put on 3 performances in Feb. 2015 -Putting on Family Snow Events-Bylaw changes -Updating PTA annual calendar -Upcoming Legislative Conference Update of Halloween Carnival-Membership Drive -Wreath and Garland Sale Update -Believe Fund Raiser Please show your support by attending. Hope to see you there.Read more ›
Chugach Arts Council has announced it’s upcoming projects and Calls for Art. Artists of all ages and abilities in any media are invited to submit images of their art for consideration to be published in one of several beautiful books of art featuring conservation themes. The dead line for the first 3 projects is March 15, 2014 Endangered Species Day is May 16. The first volume featuring art of any endangered specie will be released prior to that. World Oceans Day is June 8. We will celebrate with a book of beautiful art relating to our oceans. National Pollinator Week […]Read more ›
The Seward Library Museum is closed Friday, November 22 due to weather conditions. All programs and services are cancelled for Friday. We will be open on Saturday 11-6 and Museum open 1-5 as regularly scheduled. Thanks for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience. Please be safe as you move about town today and stay home if at all possible.Read more ›
Swimmers started their season with the Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC) with a fun filled day at the pool. Head coach Matt Hershock with assistant coaches Emilee Sawyer and Katie Cornwell started the day with a review of the swimmers code of conduct. A document that all swimmers and parents read and sign stating that they will be kind, courteous and good sports with others and especially their team mates. Then, it was swim, swim, swim. The Seward Tsunami’s head coach Matt Hershock begins his eighth season with the club. He has seen many of his swimmers start out as […]Read more ›
Fifteen teachers from communities across Alaska, located along the Iditarod National Historic Trail, gathered in Seward, ground zero of the famous trail recently to attend a training on how to better connect students with their outside world. The training’s focus is to get students outside more, make environmental education, history and culture relevant to their lives, and give them a sense of stewardship of their community service projects. iTREC!, or “Iditarod Trail to Every Classroom” program.is a place-based learning training program created by schoolteachers and communities along the Iditarod Trail. The Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance is the lead partner, and it is coordinated […]Read more ›
Developing Empathy for the Lived Experience of Psychiatric Disability: A Simulation of Hearing Distressing Voices Friday, November 22nd, 2013 A unique learning opportunity during which participants experience what is commonly referred to as auditory hallucinations. The 3-hour training includes A presentation on the phenomenon of hearing distressing voices The simulation experience And a discussion period Training participants will learn about the subjective experience of hearing distressing voices, increase their understanding of the day-to-day challenges facing people with psychiatric disabilities, become more empathic toward voice hearers, and be inspired to consider changes in clinical practice which would better address the needs […]Read more ›
Today, November 11, 2013, is the first day of the Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC) swimming. SEWARD TSUNAMI SWIM CLUB (STSC) is a developmental and competitive swim team that provides a supervised aquatics program for Seward area youth ages 5-18. STSC is a member of Alaska Swimming, Inc., Alaska committee of United States Swimming (USS), which in turn is the national governing body for the sport and the organization which registers and insures athletes, sanctions events, and conducts competitions and development programs. STSC is a non-profit organization, tax-exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code. Swimmers (40+ swimmers […]Read more ›
Many have bemoaned the lack of a central calendar for library events. Try though we may (and try, we do) to share information about our programming with all of the local periodicals, websites and bulletin boards, sometimes things get missed. Sorrow no more! The library/museum’s calendar of events is now available on the Library/Museum section of the City of Seward’s online calendar. To keep apprised of goings-on, simply visit that central page! We in turn will do our best to keep it updated with the latest information. See you soon at the Seward Community Library & Museum!Read more ›
The Kenai Peninsula Board of Education voted at its meeting in Soldotna to approve the School Superintendent’s recommendation to pass the proposed Seward Middle School reconfiguration to include the sixth grade in the middle school. The 6th grade class will be joining the 7th and 8th grades, effective August 2014. The board also voted to approve the reconfiguration of the William H. Seward Elementary School to include grades K-5. “I look forward to the students benefiting from the increased class offerings that will result from the reconfiguration of the Seward Middle Schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Steven Atwater. “This decision to […]Read more ›
Seward Seahawk’s Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser Dessert Silent Auction Friday, November 8th at the Volleyball Region Tournament 5pm – 8pm – Seward High School Come watch the games, cheer on the home team and bid on some delicious desserts! Winning bids will be awarded at 8pm. Anyone wishing to donate a dessert for the auction, please contact Kim Reierson at 224-3351 week days, 224-3228 evenings/weekends or at email@example.com.Read more ›
KPBSD Budget Development Committee seeks applicants Soldotna, October 29, 2013—Are you interested in learning about a multi-million dollar public school district budget? The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is requesting applications from interested persons to serve on the Budget Development Committee. This committee reviews the current practices and procedures used to develop the expenditure budget and will also review how federal, state, and local revenues are determined. Suggestions for changes or improvements to the FY15 (2014-2015) budget will be received and discussed. The Budget Development Committee will meet in the Borough Assembly Chambers one time only on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from […]Read more ›
Do you like pop/rock music? Do you play any instrument? Join pep band, a group that plays for sports games. Join us for cookies and information, Monday Nov 4th, 6pm in the SHS music room. Rehearsals start the following Monday, same time and place. The band is open to anyone in the community, including adults, with experience in their instrument. Thanks! Breighley Sexton, Seward Schools Music TeacherRead more ›
Seven KPBSD schools recognized as Alaska Reward Schools Soldotna, October 22, 2013—Moose Pass School is one of just seven schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and 49 schools in Alaska to be recognized by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) as 2013 Alaska Reward Schools. The recognition is meant to honor the schools’ student achievement during the 2012-2013 school year. “Moose Pass’ qualifications as being a “High Progress School” can be attributed to the high quality, hard-working teachers and staff as well as very supportive and involved parents and community members,” said Moose Pass Principal Jason Bickling. […]Read more ›
The Seward PTA Garage sale will be held on Saturday November 2nd from 9am -2pm. You can drop off donations at the High School after 1pm on Friday November 1st. Don’t forget about the Seward PTA Membership meeting Tuesday night from 6:30-8:30 in the High School Library!Read more ›
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education will hold another public hearing next Thursday, October 24th at Seward Middle School to address the proposal to reconfigure Seward Middle School to include the sixth grade class. At a recent site-council meeting in Seward with Dr. Atwater, the superintendent saw that apparently some disagreement over the proposed move still exists, and decided another public hearing might help the board’s decision-making process. “The next step in the process is for me to make a recommendation to the Board that either supports, or does not support this request,” […]Read more ›
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District media release Public Hearing on proposal to reconfigure Seward Middle School is October 24, 2013 Soldotna, October 18, 2013—The question: “Should Seward Middle School be reconfigured to include grades 6, 7, and 8?” will be addressed in a public hearing, Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:00 P.M., at Seward Middle School. This public hearing is part of a process that began with administrative discussions in the spring of 2012, and the first Seward Site Council meeting on November 8, 2012, with an agenda item addressing the topic. Dr. Steve Atwater, Superintendent, received a letter from the Seward […]Read more ›
Seward PTA membership meeting Tuesday Oct 22nd 6:30 High School Library It is that time again for the monthly Seward PTA Membership meeting. We will discuss: First reading of bylaw changes (to change the name from Seward PTSA to Seward PTA Garage Sale update Believe Fund Raiser results Wreath and Garland Sale Halloween Carnival-Membership Drive Imagination Library update Approve annual calendar Upcoming Legislative Conference Family Snow events Santa’s Holiday Workshop and Watch dogs We have a lot of things to discuss so please join us. Let us know your thoughts and concerns. See you there!Read more ›
On Friday, October 4, 2013, home-grown adventurer Jesse Osborn visited Seward Middle School and shared with the 8th Graders details of his summer 2013 sailing expedition through the Northwest Passage. Captain Osborn’s presentation was the capstone to a collaborative 8th grade history and science unit developed by teachers Myla Liljemark and Naomi Wade. In the unit, students learned about European exploration in the 1500s and 1600s along with global warming’s impact on Arctic ice. Jesse Osborn, captain of the sailing vessel the Empericus, returned in September from sailing the once impassable Northwest Passage which is now navigable as a result […]Read more ›
This Friday, October 4, Wiley Evans from the UAF SFOS Ocean Acidification Research Center will give a seminar titled “Ocean Acidification in the Gulf of Alaska: status report from the Ocean Acidification Research Center”. It will begin at 1 pm in the K.M. Rae Building auditorium located at 125 Third Avenue. The public is invited to come hear what this group has been doing and will be doing as they monitor the water that comes into the D.W. Hood Lab and the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery.Read more ›