Education

Kenai Peninsula College presents Northern Garden Design Class

Kenai Peninsula College presents Northern Garden Design Class

February 26, 2015 ·

Need Money for College?? then College Goal Alaska may be for you!

College Goal Alaska provides on-site expert assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the first and most important step for federal, state, and even some private financial aid. The FAFSA is used for many forms of aid, from grants to loans to work-study. It’s even the application for the Alaska Performance Scholarship. You can […]

February 26, 2015 ·
Talented SHS teens prove themselves statewide

Talented SHS teens prove themselves statewide

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward High School’s Debate Drama and Forensics team showed the state some outstanding competitive performances at the state tournament in Anchorage this past weekend, bringing home awards in all three of the completion categories. Competing against 24 other teams, and 255 participating students, the young team of 18, which is only in its fourth […]

February 24, 2015 ·

Seward PTSA Meeting February 24

Tuesday, February 24 at 6:30PM is the monthly PTSA meeting at the elementary school. Hope to see you there!

February 23, 2015 ·
KPBSD budget shortfall could mean eliminating 24-30 jobs

KPBSD budget shortfall could mean eliminating 24-30 jobs

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is looking at how to balance its $167 million budget in the face of an estimated shortfall of between $6.5 and $8 million for the 2015-16 Fiscal Year.  In order to balance the budget, and equalize estimated revenues with expenditures, the administration is discussing potential cuts […]

February 23, 2015 ·
Spring  Book Fair

Spring Book Fair

  Come get hooked on reading at the Under the Sea book fair!  The Seward Elementary Library is hosting a book fair Monday night from 5:30-7:00 and Tuesday night from 5:00-7:30. Typically, the spring book fair is a one day event, held in conjunction with the elementary school’s Family Night.  This year, however, the school library will have an additional […]

February 22, 2015 ·
Fresh fruits and vegetables to make the smoothies with are the key. Heidi Zemach photo

Smoothie Kickoff Event

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Seward Middle School hosted a festive, well-orchestrated afternoon event Tuesday evening welcoming Capital Brands, a national blender manufacturer that will help the school provide nutritious smoothies to 39 students in Angie Hammer’s third-grade P.E. class every morning for the next three months. The middle school was one of six schools nationwide to win a […]

February 22, 2015 ·
KPBSD School Board Representative Dan Castimore with Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones discuss the pool budget at Seward meeting Tuesday. Heidi Zemach photo.

Strong Show of Support For Pool

  Fans of the Seward High pool watch one another as they testify at the pool budget hearing Tuesday. Heidi Zemach photo By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Swimmers and pool users of all ages gave a strong show of support for the Seward High School pool at a public meeting at the high school Tuesday, as Kenai Peninsula Borough […]

February 20, 2015 ·
Middle School Grid Portraits

Middle School Grid Portraits

This quarter, I have the pleasure of teaching 6th graders art (plus the lovely 8th grader Julie German)!  Our last project was inspired by Chuck Close, an artist who uses grids to draw amazing portraits on a large scale.  Check out their work!  More art here at our blog. Onaangel Williamson Julie German Katelyn Sawyer-Lemme Nick Katsma Paola Baez Matthew Stanley […]

February 19, 2015 ·

Seward Student on the Univeristy of Great Falls Dean’s List

The University of Great Falls is proud to announce that Travis Price of Seward has been listed on the Dean’s List.  President’s Honor Roll students earned a 4.0 while students on the Dean’s List earned a 3.5 GPA or higher. Congratulations to Travis!

February 18, 2015 ·
Moose Pass School Considered for Closure Next Fall Due to Low Enrollment

Moose Pass School Considered for Closure Next Fall Due to Low Enrollment

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — With an enrollment of only ten pupils, the Moose Pass School (K– 8) barely passes muster as a viable school site in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Alaska statutes recognize ten as the minimum number of children for funding at any particular site. According to KPBSD spokeswoman Pegge Erkeneff, on March 4, Assistant […]

February 18, 2015 ·
KPBSD Board of Education special meeting February 18

KPBSD Board of Education special meeting February 18

On February 18, 2015, the Board of Education will hold a special meeting beginning at 12:00 p.m.  The agenda is posted on the district’s website at: http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=32911  

February 16, 2015 ·
Search for new Middle School principal underway

Search for new Middle School principal underway

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Several Seward school teachers, parent and community representatives, met with Sean Dusek, Kenai Peninsula School District’s acting superintendent Thursday, Feb. 12 to learn about the upcoming process of selecting a new principal or “Site Administrator” for the Seward Middle and Moose Pass Schools. Dusek also met earlier with teachers on the matter. The selection […]

February 15, 2015 ·
Mount Marathon Designs

Mount Marathon Designs

It was only January but SHS Art class was already working on Mt. Marathon logo designs.  The Seward Chamber of Commerce set rules: 4 colors, including Mt. Marathon Race, July 4th 2015, 88th Running, Seward Alaska, and Finisher!  This was a cool exercise in local pride and graphic design for my students, here are some of the top ones!  None […]

February 13, 2015 ·
Bickling tenders resignation as Seward Middle, Moose Pass Administrator

Bickling tenders resignation as Seward Middle, Moose Pass Administrator

Jason Bickling is leaving his job as Regional Administrator (Principal) of Seward Middle School and Moose Pass School at the end of the school year. This is Bickling’s fifth year at Seward Middle School. There’s a meeting at 6:00-6:30 pm tonight (Thursday Feb 12th) at Seward High School for parents and community members who would like to find out how […]

February 12, 2015 ·

KPBSD Public Budget Forum and Public Pool Use meetings begin February 17

KPBSD News Release – How would you spend 167 million dollars? Soldotna, February 10, 2015—KPBSD faces a multi-million dollar deficit for a status quo budget in 2015-2016. If you care about quality schools and an excellent public education for our Kenai Peninsula K-12 students, please attend a public meeting in your area. In addition, KPBSD seeks input to evaluate the […]

February 11, 2015 ·
KPBSD and other agencies worry about state budget deficit impacts

KPBSD and other agencies worry about state budget deficit impacts

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – No matter where I go these days, the Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Seward City Council Meeting, Legislative Information Office, or even the grocery store, people are talking about the state’s multibillion dollar budget deficit reductions, and their ramifications for the Seward area. Kenai Peninsula School District Interim Superintendent Sean Dusek was the Seward […]

February 11, 2015 ·

KPBSD Public Pool Use Meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will hold Public Pool Use Meetings as well as Public Budget Meetings on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in the Seward High School Library. The pool use meeting begins at 5:00 p.m and the public budget meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

February 10, 2015 ·
High school scientists document impacts of sea ice melt in Arctic

High school scientists document impacts of sea ice melt in Arctic

  Heidi Zemach for SCN – Nineteen teams representing some of the best and brightest students from across Alaska came together at Seward High School February 6-8 to compete, and learn from one another about the many effects of the melting sea ice in the Arctic that accompanies Global Climate Change. The 18th annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl’s Alaska Region […]

February 10, 2015 ·

Seeds of Faith Preschool seeks public input

Dear Parents, Friends, and Community Members: The Seeds of Faith Preschool which has operated for 18 years inside the Seward Memorial United Methodist Church (SMUMC) is at a crossroads and needs your help. The future of the Seeds of Faith (SOF) Preschool Program is currently unknown. As the 2014-2015 school year nears completion, SOF will experience a challenge as both […]

February 5, 2015 ·
Seward's NOSB team last year. Heidi Zemach  photo.

Seward welcomes teams to the Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl this weekend

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Nineteen high school teams from across Alaska will descend on Seward Thursday afternoon to participate in the 18th annual Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl. It’s a three-day regional science competition where teams of students pit their knowledge against one another in buzzer-style quiz-bowls, and present original research papers that display each teams’ insight into […]

February 5, 2015 ·
Seward Middle School awarded $10,000 Nutri-Bullet grant

Seward Middle School awarded $10,000 Nutri-Bullet grant

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Thirty-nine middle school students, chosen at random, will soon begin participating in a new 90-day program that will boost their day with nutritional smoothies. Seward Middle School recently learned it had won a national contest from Nutri-Bullet, a smoothie blender manufacturer, and that it will also receive $10,000 for purchasing organic fruits and vegetables, […]

February 3, 2015 ·
R/V Sikuliaq Homecoming Celebration March 6-8

R/V Sikuliaq Homecoming Celebration March 6-8

  Join the University of Alaska Fairbanks as they celebrate the homecoming of the R/V Sikuliaq in Seward: March 6: Ship tours, 1-4:30 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) March 7: Commissioning ceremony and reception, 11 a.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) Ship tours, noon-5 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) March 8: Ship tours, 1-4 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey […]

February 2, 2015 ·

Seward PTSA seeks companion airfare discounts

Seward PTSA hopes to send two parents and two middle school students to Juneau to advocate for public education, children and families in this critical year. If you have an Alaska Airlines credit card, please double check your Alaska Airlines mileage account to see if you might have a companion discount code that you’re not going to be able to use. We […]

February 2, 2015 ·