Education

New Student Registration at Seward Elementary August 6 & 7

New Student Registration at Seward Elementary August 6 & 7

July 29, 2015 ·
Friends of the Seward Community Library Award Local Scholarships

Friends of the Seward Community Library Award Local Scholarships

The Seward Community Library Association, a.k.a. Friends of the Seward Community Library, are excited to announce this year’s winners of the annual Swetmann Scholarship. Since 1978, the Friends of the Seward Community Library has offered college scholarships to Seward area youth pursuing academic education or vocational training after high school. The scholarship is named for Viola Swetmann, founder of the […]

July 28, 2015 ·

Job opening at AVTEC

The Department of Labor & Workforce Development, AVTEC-Alaska’s Institute of Technology, is recruiting for a Learning Resources Instructor. Duties include: Classroom instruction for math classes to support AVTEC training programs. Create, revise, and update math curriculum for all math classes as needed. Work with training area instructors to schedule classes and keep curriculum updated for training program needs. Support new […]

July 22, 2015 ·
Booster Golfers Score Funds for High School Sports

Booster Golfers Score Funds for High School Sports

The 12th annual Seward Seahawk’s Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, July 18th at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. Sixty golfers helped raise over $4,000.00 for the High School’s sports programs. Under sunny blue skies the golfers had fun in the best ball tournament, enjoyed a picnic lunch afterwards, and received prizes donated by the […]

July 19, 2015 ·

Seward Tsunami lives again in Waves Over Seward documentary

If you are looking for something to do on a rainy day in Seward, or just have a interest in history, make your way to the viewing of Waves Over Seward, a documentary that features footage of the disaster of the Good Friday earthquake that shook Alaska to its core and set Seward, Alaska on fire. March 27, 1964, the […]

July 16, 2015 ·

Booster Club Golf Tournament July 18th

The 12th annual Booster Club Golf Tournament will be July 18th at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. The tournament is a best ball scramble with an 8am shotgun start. This format makes it fun for golfers of all levels. Cost of the tournament is $100, which includes the longest drive contest, the closest to the pin contest and […]

July 5, 2015 ·
17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run to be held August 1

17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run to be held August 1

  The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk on Saturday, August 1. This fundraiser supports the rescue and rehabilitation mission of the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. The race route follows a generally flat course along the scenic Seward waterfront.  Pre-register at www.alaskasealife.org  Race Day Schedule Registration and check-in begins at 9:00 am. Walkers start […]

June 30, 2015 ·
Da Vinci campers watch Justice Pechuzal as she carefully explains media-mixing technique. Heidi Zemach photo.

Camps keep kids busy and learning new skills

By Heidi Zemach for For SCN- With many parents working extra jobs, young Seward children may not have much free time to wile away their long summer days on their own. But they do have a wide variety of fun and enriching camps and organized activities available to fill their days. The Boys & Girls Club Da Vinci Science and Arts […]

June 25, 2015 ·

Thank you from a Seward High School graduate

Scholarship Thank You’s By Dylan Gillespie – As a recent graduate of Seward High School, I would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for selecting me as a recipient of their scholarships: Alaska SeaLife Center Harmon Construction Icicle Seafoods Jim Martin Memorial Scholarship Kruzof Fisheries Subway Each year these local businesses generously donate to scholarship funds for SHS […]

June 6, 2015 ·
Boys and Girls Club DaVinci Camp registration still open

Boys and Girls Club DaVinci Camp registration still open

“Big to Small, We’ve got it All!!!” When: June 1st–26th  from 12:00-5:00 p.m Who: K- 6th grade (school year 2015-2016) $55/week with membership. Registration required, payment accepted at time of registration. You can still sign up for Week, 2, 3, 4 or any combination of weeks. Week Two:  Ocean / Field Trip: Sea Life Center & Waterfront Park Week Three:  […]

June 5, 2015 ·
KPBSD is grateful our Borough funds public education

KPBSD is grateful our Borough funds public education

  KPBSD News Release – Soldotna, June 3, 2015—The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will receive the maximum amount of funding for K-12 public education from the Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) in 2015-2016 (FY16). At the KPB assembly meeting on June 2, 2015, assembly members voted to fund the KPBSD FY16 budget with the maximum allowable contribution that Alaska state […]

June 5, 2015 ·
Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

June 2, 2015 ·
AVTEC instructors get their pink slips

AVTEC instructors get their pink slips

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Instructors and support staff at AVTEC, Alaska’s Institute of Technology, have been sent layoff notices advising of a “potential partial government shutdown,” and informing them that they will all be laid off on July 2nd unless the Alaska Legislature and Governor passes a fully funded budget, at which point AVTEC will rescind the layoff […]

June 2, 2015 ·

Community Supports Graduates of 2015

They did it!  The Class of 2015 graduated last week and with the support of the community many of them will be continuing their education in the fall.  Local donations totaled a remarkable $57,775.00!   We would like to thank all of the businesses and staff that contributed scholarships to the senior class:   Seward Businesses Scholarships Active Abilities Alaska SeaLife […]

May 26, 2015 ·
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 ·