Education

Seward's Class of 2015 stands before the graduation ceremony. Not all shown. Heidi Zemach photo.

Class of 2015 graduates an independent group

By proud mom Heidi Zemach for SCN – I expected to be more emotional. After all, my last child was graduating high school. But instead I felt an overwhelming sense of relief, both for myself and my husband, and for Hannah and her 50 classmates for making it through. The thrill was tinged with dread for what their futures lives […]

May 21, 2015 ·

Thank You to Presenters, From SMS

The individuals listed below, in no particular order, volunteered during this school year to spend an hour or more with Mrs. Jurney Scrivo’s eighth grade careers class talking about their professions. I am grateful beyond words for the support of our fabulous community and especially for the willingness of these individuals to get up in front of a room of […]

May 20, 2015 ·
Middle School Students Cater School Board Dinner: Thanks to Dan Walker and F/V Kruzof (Rhonda Hubbard)

Middle School Students Cater School Board Dinner: Thanks to Dan Walker and F/V Kruzof (Rhonda Hubbard)

I just wanted to take a minute to recognize some very dedicated and hard working students from Seward Middle School.  These students donated their time and expertise to helping plan and cater dinner for the School Board when they were in Seward recently.  Students planned the menu, then prepared and served both a main dish and desert to the board. […]

May 19, 2015 ·
Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

 

May 19, 2015 ·
Sharing a passion for engineering

Sharing a passion for engineering

Beth Jones’ 3rd-grade class at Seward Elementary School visited Stephanie Cronin’s engineering class at Seward High School last week, and the students  shared their mutual enthusiasm for robots, and other cool things they had built and programmed. They included moving programmed ground vehicles, drones that can fly and take pictures, and mechanical recycling-sorters. The younger students, who had learn to […]

May 19, 2015 ·
Extra dose of fruits and veggies lowers students’ cholesterol

Extra dose of fruits and veggies lowers students’ cholesterol

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Forty Seward Middle School students have been making themselves healthy smoothies at school every day for the past three months. They’re chock-filled with fresh fruits and vegetables that the students choose to include such as bananas, pears, strawberries, kiwis, pineapples, pears, walnuts, seeds, chia, hemp, spinach, kale, mixed with coconut water and silk or […]

May 18, 2015 ·

Jr. High Summer Kick-Off

Kick off summer as only youth can.  We are having games, food and friends @ Branson Pavilion on Sunday May 17th @ 2pm. This event is for all the 6th-8th graders and bring your families!  Come have fun with us rain or shine and bring extra clothes. (sometimes our games get messy :))

May 15, 2015 ·
Seward PTSA Garage Sale May 23

Seward PTSA Garage Sale May 23

Its spring so it must be time for the semi annual PTA garage this Saturday May 23rd! As always it will be held in the high school cafeteria starting at 9 AM and ending at 2 PM. Donated items can be dropped at the loading dock in the back of the cafeteria starting Friday at 2 PM. If items need […]

May 14, 2015 ·

Bammy Awards

Vote for David Kingsland in the Bammy Awards! It Takes a Village to Educate a Child Perhaps the greatest threat facing all educators today is the relentless national criticism of America’s public schools. The national narrative that is driving the negative public perception of education is leading to a decrease in public confidence and calls for reduced financial support. Today, […]

May 12, 2015 ·
AKTEACH: Summer and Fall Semester Registration is Now Open!

AKTEACH: Summer and Fall Semester Registration is Now Open!

A quality education for your children All levels of learning Proven and accredited curriculum Remediation Summer Course dates: May 26th August 14th Fall course Dates: August 17th December 18th The AKTEACH Homeschool program offers access to a wide variety of high quality educational resources that meet the individual needs of every homeschool family. The AKTEACH Homeschool program offers access to […]

May 11, 2015 ·
Retirement Party for Karen Chase May 17

Retirement Party for Karen Chase May 17

May 11, 2015 ·
Spunky young high school senior earns select military scholarship

Spunky young high school senior earns select military scholarship

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Masha Hart vaguely remembers her early life in a Russian orphanage, sleeping, eating, and sharing toys and clothes with 45 other little girls. Masha, a nickname for Maria (born Nicklovna Bludneva), remembers the youngsters hoarding the scarce food they got, the single bedroom they all shared, and the large bathroom with 10 sinks but only […]

May 10, 2015 ·
Board of Education’s Seward meeting includes local concerns

Board of Education’s Seward meeting includes local concerns

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education met in Seward May 4th for the first and only time this school year and its last session before school ends and graduations take place. The meeting was marked by some heartfelt appreciation for longtime teachers who are leaving the district, and those who have helped make things […]

May 8, 2015 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Goes Overboard with the Coast Guard

Alaska SeaLife Center Goes Overboard with the Coast Guard

By Rebecca Brinkley- Schedules aboard the USCGC MUSTANG (WPB 1310) were run a little differently on Wednesday as the crew challenged the employees of the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) to some friendly competition with drills. There has always been a relationship between ASLC and the United States Coast Guard. They have a mutual interest in Oiled Wildlife Response missions throughout […]

May 5, 2015 ·
Isaac Osborn with the helmet he created that shows him what the GoPro, mounted on his drone is seeing---in this case himself. Heidi Zemach photo.

Seward student’s cool invention will help predict floods

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Isaac Osborn was the type of kid who’d scrounge up old television sets from the dump, pair them up with old VCRs he’d find, bring them home, repair and make them function together. As a junior in high school, he’s still that guy. But the things he’s making now are cutting-edge, with super practical […]

May 4, 2015 ·

PTSA Meeting Tuesday May 5 6:30 Elementary School

The next scheduled meeting for the Seward PTSA will be Tuesday, May 5, at 6:30PM. Some topics on the agenda will include: Award grants from the Seward Community Foundation Progress report on the Middle School Field Innisbrook Spring garage Sale Team Hollywood Basketball Fundraiser  

May 1, 2015 ·
Jujiro Wada musical preview and cultural event graces Seward stage

Jujiro Wada musical preview and cultural event graces Seward stage

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – More than 50 Japanese performers of all ages from the Mikan Ichiza Playgroup Musical filled the stage of Seward Auditorium for a school performance Wednesday afternoon, sponsored by the Asian Alaskan Cultural Center. The performance highlighted an upcoming performance of the Japanese musical Chasing the Aurora: The Samurai Musher- The tale of Jujiro Wada from […]

May 1, 2015 ·

 Seward Middle School Fundraiser this Friday! Family Fun!    Family Fun!   Family Fun! General admission $7 – $10  7:30 pm to 8:45 pm VIP Tickets $25.00, Includes a private, pregame reception from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm with Streetballers, T-shirts for autographs, and center-court seating! Click HERE for tickets! Offline tickets available at Terry’s Fish & Chips  

April 30, 2015 ·
American Red Cross Infant, Child and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED

American Red Cross Infant, Child and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED

April 30, 2015 ·
What is tatting?

What is tatting?

May 1st, during the First Friday Art Walk, tatting will be the center of activity for folks at A Flyin’ Skein. The history of tatting goes back 2000 years to fisherman using shuttles and heavy cord to weave nets. Through the ages fisherman and sailors passed these knots on. With lace making or tatting, the shuttles are smaller, the threads […]

April 29, 2015 ·
SHS student wins Gates Millennium Scholarship

SHS student wins Gates Millennium Scholarship

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Malia Acovak, a Seward High School Senior, has won the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. The award means that her post-high school education, even graduate school will be paid for primarily by the foundation set up by computer giant Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates to encourage talented future leaders. The funding includes room and […]

April 28, 2015 ·

Top 5 Staging Tips for Home Sellers

Home stagers can make a number of small changes to a property that can dramatically shorten the time it spends on the real estate market while also increasing the final sales price. Home staging expert Debra Gould shares her five favorite tips for getting a house ready to sell: 1. Reduce drive-bys Imagine you’re a homebuyer on a house-hunting mission. […]

April 26, 2015 ·

2015 Swetmann Scholarship: Deadline, May 1st

Calling all Seward/Moose Pass students ages 16 to 21! The deadline for the Friends of the Seward Library’s Swetmann Scholarship is fast approaching. Students can be awarded up to $1,500 for a winning project. It is now easier than ever to apply: The Friends retooled the Swetmann Scholarship last year (see our website) to include an almost endless variety of […]

April 26, 2015 ·
Seeds of Faith Christian Preschool to Close After 18 Years

Seeds of Faith Christian Preschool to Close After 18 Years

    COMMUNITY NEWS RELEASE SEEDS OF FAITH CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL CLOSING AFTER 18 YEARS April 24th, 2015 Seeds of Faith Christian Preschool is a ministry founded and supported by Seward United Methodist Church. For eighteen years this outreach ministry has blessed the community of Seward and surrounding areas by providing a loving, faith-based program of early childhood education and nurturing […]

April 24, 2015 ·
Team Hollywood is Coming to Seward May 1!

Team Hollywood is Coming to Seward May 1!

Tickets on Sale HERE! Offline tickets available at Terry’s Fish & Chips    

April 23, 2015 ·
Self portrait of the artist Ray Troll pondering the buzz shark's mysteries. HZ

Summer of Sharks exhibit combines art, science, and one man’s obsession

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – An Alaskan artist’s quest to finally solve the mysteries of an incredible, prehistoric Helicoprion resembling a big shark with whorl teeth has resulted not only in some solid scientific answers, but in an awe-inspiring, rather artsy, fun yet scientific traveling exhibit now on display at the Alaska Sea Life Center. The center held a […]

April 23, 2015 ·