Education

Students learn about the traditions of Chanukah

Students learn about the traditions of Chanukah

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Teachers often attempt to give their students a little broader understanding, and thus tolerance of other ethnic or racial group’s holiday traditions and cultures. To that end, local schoolteachers often invite Dave Paperman, who was brought up in the Jewish faith, to talk to their classes during the week of Chanukah, which is underway. […]

December 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
“Building Confidence In Math, One Graphing Calculator At A Time” Grant Funded!

“Building Confidence In Math, One Graphing Calculator At A Time” Grant Funded!

Way to go, Seward! Naomi Wade’s grant for graphing calculators at Seward Middle School has been funded thanks to donations made to it at www.donorschoose.org. The graphing calculators should arrive after winter break. You can follow Seward Middle School on Facebook  to the see the graphing calculators in action and to stay up-to-date with Seward Middle School highlights and news. Read more […]

December 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Donations needed for “Building Confidence In Math, One Graphing Calculator At A Time”

Donations needed for “Building Confidence In Math, One Graphing Calculator At A Time”

  Seward Middle School Math teacher, Naomi Wade, is seeking donations to purchase graphing calculators for her math classes with donorschoose.org. She has five days left to reach the remaining amount of $1,220. Click here to read more about her goals for her classes or if you want to donate: http://www.donorschoose.org/project/building-confidence-in-math-one-graphin/1299200/?rf=page-siteshare-2014-12-project-teacher_2348716  

December 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·

2015 High School Exchange Program with Obihiro, Japan

The City of Seward and the Seward International Friendship Association (SIFA) are seeking up to four high school students to participate in the student exchange with Obihiro, Japan.  Japanese students will come to Seward in late July/early August, then the Seward students will travel to Obihiro for approximately two weeks in August. Applications are available at the high school through Martha […]

December 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2015 Calendars support local music program

2015 Calendars support local music program

Seward Music Association’s 46th calendar, just in time for the New Year, 2015 is now available for purchase at Cover to Cover Bookstore and at the upstairs desk of the Seward Library Museum. These calendars are especially beautiful this year, thanks to some talented young artists who created all 13 paintings with Seward scenes and/or area wildlife theme. The calendars […]

December 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Phones & Internet down at all Seward Schools

The phones and internet are down at Seward Elementary, Middle and High School. Schools will not be able to receive any incoming calls and it is unknown when this problem will be fixed.

December 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Make a wish come true at the Library Museum!

Make a wish come true at the Library Museum!

The annual Wish Tree has been placed in the library and ready for you to help us place new books on the shelves! Each beautiful vintage postcard holds a book wish with suggestions from patrons and the library staff. For $20, you can make a book wish come true! Stop by the library museum during open hours, take some time […]

December 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Candy Cane swim meet in Seward kicks off busy season

Candy Cane swim meet in Seward kicks off busy season

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Tsunami Swim Club, which recently started back up again, with many new young swimmers, will host its big annual meet this weekend in Seward. The Candy Cane Splash will feature about 150 swimmers from teams across the Kenai Peninsula including Homer, Soldotna, Kenai and Seward. There’s a host of competitive swimming events planned […]

December 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Coding takes another step forward

Coding takes another step forward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward Elementary schoolteacher Leigh Ray has helped the school secure a $10,000 award from Code.org., an international non-profit organization bent on furthering students computer science education and coding literacy. The award will provide the elementary school with computer hardware and accessories. Each award goes to one school per state, and the school is selected […]

December 2, 2014 · 2 comments ·

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s “Dot” Lays Her Eggs

http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/The-Alaska-SeaLife-Centers–283657091.html When a mother is expecting it is of interest how her little ones are developing. In this case, there are thousands of them. The Alaska SeaLife Center’s Giant Pacific Octopus “Dot” has laid eggs in one of the tanks in the Denizens of the Deep exhibit. Richard Hocking, Alaska SeaLife Center says, “its a species that has only been […]

November 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Changing Attitudes Towards Men’s Health

Changing Attitudes Towards Men’s Health

November is the month when we recognize the importance of men’s health, and the “Movember Stache-A-Thon” being promoted nationally and here in Seward is a great way to raise awareness around this issue. But equally important is to be aware of the many limited stereotypes and attitudes surrounding men and their health care needs that all too often fail to […]

November 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Local Student attends ANSEP Middle School Academy in Anchorage

Local Student attends ANSEP Middle School Academy in Anchorage

Press Release – ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) is currently hosting 48 middle-school students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, including Seward student Jack Gunter,  for its November Middle School Academy. Throughout this two-week, all-expenses-paid program, Jack will participate in team-based learning activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career fields. Middle School Academies […]

November 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Great Start Program begins December 4

The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Great Start program will commence Thursday, December 4 at 17:30 (5:30-7:30 pm) at the silver CAP hanger on the Seward airport. This will begin a 5-7 week orientation to the Civil Air Patrol Cadet program. Cadets who complete all activities in this orientation will earn promotion to Cadet Airman and receive their first orientation flight […]

November 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Local Runner Michael Marshall signs with Black Hills State University

Local Runner Michael Marshall signs with Black Hills State University

Michael Marshall signed his commitment letter to run cross country at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota Friday in front of friends and family. Michael is on a partial athletic scholarship and will be running for BHSU next fall. It is always great to see our Seahawks go on to compete at the next level and we are […]

November 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Middle School eats their Fruits and Veggies

Click link for FOX Alaska News story on Seward Middle School: Seward Middle School eats their Fruits and Veggies. According to the Center for Disease Control, childhood obesity has more than quadrupled in adolescents – and folks in the city of Seward have decided to do something about it. Seward Middle School is competing for the nutri-bullet program – which […]

November 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Music and dancing in the stacks

Music and dancing in the stacks

A good time was had Saturday in the Library Museum at our celebration of the season. Music and dancing in the stacks, family story time, face painting, kids crafts, museum open and free, awesome finger foods and cider. Valarie Kingsland and the library staff, Resurrection Bay Historical Society and the Friends of the library want to thank the community for […]

November 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Last Call for PTA Wreath Orders!

It’s not too late to dress up your door and spread a bit of holiday cheer!  Order your wreath or garland now! Click here for Order Form We must receive the form by Friday, November 21st. Thank you!

November 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

November 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Energy Fair Today at AVTEC

Seward Energy Fair Today at AVTEC

The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) is hosting their first Seward Energy Fair today, November 15, 2014. The fair will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology Student Service Center from 12 to 5 pm. Key note speakers from local and statewide agencies will be reviewing energy options for businesses and home owners […]

November 15, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Museum open and free Saturday 1-4 pm at the Open House

Museum open and free Saturday 1-4 pm at the Open House

Many of Seward’s community have not been into the new Museum space located just inside the entry of the Library Museum building. This Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1-4 p.m. during the open house celebration of the season, the museum will be open and free to the public. The museum is the new home of the collections of both the Resurrection […]

November 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Switch on to Alternative Energy at the Seward Energy Fair

The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) are hosting their first Seward Energy Fair on November 15, 2014. The fair will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology Student Service Center from 12 to 5 pm.  This free event is being held in order to educate and update our local community members about the […]

November 12, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Improving the odds against school shooters

Improving the odds against school shooters

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Local law enforcement officers and principals from Seward, Moose Pass, and every other school in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will soon begin training their staffs in the ALICE Method, a training method that provides several more creative, more proactive strategies for escaping, diverting, and overpowering armed students or gunmen who are in […]

November 12, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Learn Digital Skills Workshop November 13 & 14

Learn Digital Skills Workshop November 13 & 14

  The Association of Alaska School Boards Digital Learning Team is returning to Seward for their second of three visits to our schools.  During the evenings they will be providing workshops for community members.  Come one, come all and learn more about… WHO:      Association of Alaska School Boards Digital Learning Team WHAT:    Returning to Seward for their […]

November 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Open House at the Library Museum this Saturday 1-4pm

Come celebrate the joy of the season at the Seward Community Library Museum on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 1 – 4 p.m. with free guided tours, live music, kids activities, a special preview of the 2014 Wish Tree and much more! “This open house is a great way to explore Seward’s favorite library/museum and welcome some terrific new staff,” Friends […]

November 11, 2014 · 1 comment ·

3rd Annual Moose Pass School Bazaar

November 15th from 2:00-8:00 Local vendors, door prize, soup bar, bake sale, silent auction, and family Christmas portraits etc. Come get some early Christmas shopping done, eat some tasty sweets, and outbid others on your favorite auction item! *All proceeds benefit Moose Pass School

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·