Education

Spring Concert springs some surprises

Spring Concert springs some surprises

HEIDI ZEMACH for SCN – Some girls and boys wore their regular tees and jeans, while others dressed up in sparkling summery dresses with bows, or suits and ties for Thursday evening’s Seward Elementary School’s Grade 3-6 Spring Concert, headed by all-schools music teacher Breighley Sexton. It was also an eclectic smorgasbord of music and movement ranging from simple beginning […]

by · April 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Winter Bear Project & Potluck April 23 in Seward

The Winter Bear Project & Potluck April 23 in Seward

The Winter Bear Project Press Release Kenai Peninsula, AK: The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and The Winter Bear Project will present performances of The Winter Bear, a play by former Alaska Writer Laureate Anne Hanley, in Seward. Admission is free. Times and location follows: Seward – Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:00pm at the Seward High School Theater. Bring a dish […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward, Are You Building or Adding On?

Please join us today for the annual Permitting & Agency Information Day! It is from 11am-3pm at the Seward Community Library.  Agency representatives will be available to assist with your permit application, summer project and provide information on Planning, Permitting, Floodplain Development, Fisheries & Wildlife Management, Habitat & Wetlands, and other topics. Sponsored by the City of Seward Community Development, […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Introducing the 2014 Lady Seahawks Soccer Team

Introducing the 2014 Lady Seahawks Soccer Team

Top Row Left to Right: Head Coach Kelly Smith, Susanna Doepken, Carrie Andersen, Kelsey McKean, Cambria Robinson, Tyler Rose Quiring, Chloe Baldwin, Hannah Ohlsen, Tonie Bangos( Assistant Coach) Bottom Row Left to Right: Bailey Storey, Basil Dougherty, Sabrina Spiers, Katie Withrow, Mariah Doepken, Ashley Whiteshield, Kara Knotek, Tia Miranda, Susie Alvarez First Home game April 25 at 3pm! Come support your […]

by · April 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Qutekcak Scholarship Auction/Potluck April 18

Qutekcak Scholarship Auction/Potluck April 18

by · April 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Lemonade Day Alaska Kicks off its 4th year in Alaska!

Lemonade Day Alaska Kicks off its 4th year in Alaska!

Lemonade Day Alaska Kicks off its 4th year in Alaska! Lemonade Day Alaska teaches kids about starting a business, but also about the importance of financial literacy and giving back to the community.  Program participants are allowed to keep all of the money they raise from operations, but are encouraged to “spend a little, save a little, and share a […]

by · April 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Maritime Industry Well Represented at Job Fair

Maritime Industry Well Represented at Job Fair

By Rick Smeriglio for Seward City News – Between 100 and 200 persons, mainly students, attended the annual job fair hosted by Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward on Monday, April 7. At least six maritime employers handed out applications and company information. Several said they had hired from AVTEC programs in the past. Riki Clark, crewing administrator for Crowley […]

by · April 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Mayor Navarre Available Here In Seward!

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will be visiting Seward on Tuesday, April 15. He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 9:30 am until noon at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122. Mayor Navarre welcomes input, insights and discussion on issues that affect the Seward area, including surrounding […]

by · April 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
McKnight on inspiring life-long learners

McKnight on inspiring life-long learners

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward Elementary 5th grade teacher Terri McKnight has been selected as a BP Teacher of Excellence. Many Seward-El teachers have been nominated in the past, and McKnight has been nominated before, but this is the first time she actually filled out all the required paperwork, said Principal David Kingsland. Like most teachers, McKnight focuses […]

by · April 8, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Kenai Fjords Tours Thanks Seward Boys and Girls Club

Kenai Fjords Tours Thanks Seward Boys and Girls Club

Kenai Fjords Tours would like to thank the Seward Boys and Girls Club for contributing their lovely artwork to our Marine Science Explorer Program. With the guidence of Justine Pechuzal, amazing community artist, the students transformed a white box into an enchanting underwater look at Resurrection Bay. While studying the intertidal ecosystem in our backyard, students added paintings to the box until […]

by · April 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Native Art Classes at Qutekcak

Native Art Classes at Qutekcak

  Native Art Classes at Qutekcak The 2014 Alaska Native Art classes are going strong at QNT.  Participants have been enjoying trying their hands at traditional native arts. Classes began in February and will continue through May.  The classes are open to all. Join us on Wednesdays at 11am for basket weaving, and 1pm for carving and Fridays at 1pm […]

by · April 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
DaVinci Camp Registration Open

DaVinci Camp Registration Open

by · April 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Pre-Kindergarten Title I assessments in Seward on May 6

Pre-Kindergarten Title I assessments in Seward on May 6

Kenai Peninsula School District Media Release Soldotna, April 2, 2014—Children who will be four years old by September 1, 2014, have an opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten classes at their local area school in the fall. To qualify for the classes, parents and guardians must contact their local area school to schedule a Pre-K assessment, and complete an application prior to the […]

by · April 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Thank you for your support

Thank you for your support

The Seward Tsunami Swim Club wishes to thank our community for the wonderful support you continue to show for our Seward youth. STSC has a steady census of fifty swimmers each season that work to their personal best in the pool. That means we have dedicated parents that give of their time and energies to the swim program as well. […]

by · April 2, 2014 · 1 comment ·
CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!! Opportunity for Pediatric & Adult CPR/First Aid Certification When:  Wednesday, April 16, from 1:45-5:45 Where:  Seward Middle School PD Room Cost & Type:  $10 for a 2-year Medic First Aid Certification To register, call Nurse Emily at 907-224-7574

by · April 2, 2014 · 3 comments ·
Seeds of Faith Preschool Registration

Seeds of Faith Preschool Registration

by · April 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Winter Bear performance on April 23

The Winter Bear performance on April 23

by · March 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Valarie Kingsland Wins Library Award

Newsletter of the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development March 28, 2014 Valarie Kingsland of Seward Wins Library Award Valarie Kingsland of Seward, the Alaska Library Association’s Alaska Native Issues Roundtable Chair, has received the Ken Haycock award by the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science. Her citation reads in part: Kingsland’s impressive service accomplishments, valuable contributions […]

by · March 28, 2014 · 2 comments ·
50 Years of Tremors

50 Years of Tremors

SEWARD, Alaska – By Alexis De Leon For Seward City News – In memoriam of the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 It had been a long wait for winter to end, when the sun finally peaked out over the snowed covered mountains, waking up the citizens of Alaska, March 27, 1964. The weekend was well under way as cheerful Alaskans […]

by · March 27, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Tsunami Swim-a-Thon Friday

Tsunami Swim-a-Thon Friday

It’s here! The last days before the Tsunami swimmers go into the pool for their two hours of time to attempt to complete 200 lengths of the pool! Final pledges are being taken for Swim-a-Thon. Tsunami swimmers can be sponsored two ways for this event; flat/one time amount or by the length. So, if a sponsor gives a per-length sponsorship […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Hurry, it’s the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!!!….Deadline is April 5th!

I ve been asked by the folks at epicurious.com to help spread the word about the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. This was the recipe contest for kids that Rowan and I took part in last summer. It was an unbelievable experience. If the ideas of eating and cooking healthy foods for kids wasn’t enough, the first lady hosted a state […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Balto School AmeriCorps positions 2014-2015

Balto School AmeriCorps positions 2014-2015

The Friends of the Jesse Lee Home and Balto School are currently recruiting two full-time AmeriCorps positions, Outreach Coordinator and Student Activities Coordinator, for the 2014-2015 term. Members will work with Balto School staff and community partners to create sustainable programs and outreach for the Balto School. Members will receive a living stipend and upon completion of service an Education […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Backcountry Camera Exposes Coastal Predator

SEWARD, Alaska – Researchers at Kenai Fjords National Park captured this sequence of events with a time-lapse camera at a Black Oystercatcher nest during the summer of 2013.  They are studying the productivity and chick-rearing habits of these shorebirds.

by · March 24, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Fukushima Monitoring Project off to Good Start!

Fukushima Monitoring Project off to Good Start!

Thank you everyone in Seward who has taken an interest and generously helped out with the Fukushima Project. The project has received a lot of attention and interest about the well being of Resurrection Bay. So far, over half of the funding necessary has been raised for the proposed water sampling analysis. In addition, several new Alaska communities have decided […]

by · March 23, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Jason Bickling Awarded 2014 Region III Principal of the Year

Jason Bickling Awarded 2014 Region III Principal of the Year

Region III 2014 Principal of the Year, Jason Bickling Mr. Jason Bickling, Principal of Seward Middle School, is being recognized as the 2014 Region III Principal of the Year for going above and beyond the call of duty to best meet the needs of students. The following is an excerpt from his nomination: “In the months leading up to the […]

by · March 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Tsunami Swim-a-Thon is coming!

Tsunami Swim-a-Thon is coming!

Tsunami’s have only days left to reach out and find their sponsors/pledges for Swim-a-Thon and many young swimmers have been working up their endurance to try for the 200 lengths limit during the two hour swim time. The event will be March 28, at the Seward pool. STSC has been providing an aquatic swim program in Seward for over 20 […]

by · March 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
¡Fiesta!  Spring Book Fair at the Elementary School

¡Fiesta! Spring Book Fair at the Elementary School

Seward Elementary School will be celebrating with a book fair on Tuesday, March 18. Students will be able to visit during the school day with their classes.  Families and the community are welcome to visit from 5:30-7:00 that evening.  Funds raised from the fair will help purchase books for the school library to support classroom curriculum and learning. Things to […]

by · March 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Dr. Jane Lubchenco seminars available in Seward

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, former Under Secretary of Commerce and NOAA Administrator, will be in Fairbanks next week.  She will give two presentations, a research seminar and a public lecture. Both talks will be video-conferenced to Seward and be available to the public free of charge in the K.M. Rae Marine Education Building at 125 Third Avenue. Jane’s research seminar is […]

by · March 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·