Education

¡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 ·
Swim-a-Thon for Seward Tsunami’s

Swim-a-Thon for Seward Tsunami’s

This year, the Seward Tsunami Swim Club’s annual Swim-a-Thon kicked off on February 24th. Swimmers have the month of March to gather pledges for their two hour swim on Friday, the 28th. This is the club’s sole fundraiser with donations pledged to young athletes who earn them by swimming for two hours straight. By the time their two hours are […]

by · March 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Engineering their futures

Engineering their futures

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – How many of you, dear readers, ever created and programmed a working elevator, chocolate cookie topper machine, solar-powered vehicle or a robotic cable winder while you were in high school? I would bet that not many of you have, unless you’re still in your teens or a recent graduate. Well, students at Seward High […]

by · March 4, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward High School teeming with Marine Science Experts

Seward High School teeming with Marine Science Experts

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Eighteen teams are competing today, Friday Feb 28th through the weekend at the 17th Annual Alaska Region National Ocean Sciences Bowl. About 200 people are expected to attend, with another hundred volunteering to help out at the event in jobs such as timing, judging, scoring, cooking, creating art-work, and much more.  It’ll be a quick […]

by · February 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Fukushima fallout, what can Seward do?

Fukushima fallout, what can Seward do?

A report from the American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences Section, was released earlier this week. Current findings show that water-borne plume of “radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster may reach the U.S. West Coast within weeks”. The cesium-134 laced fallout has steadily made its way across the Pacific Ocean via the Kuroshio current. Once it reaches North America, the plume […]

by · February 28, 2014 · 9 comments ·
Guitar and Fiddle Workshop March 8

Guitar and Fiddle Workshop March 8

Guitarist Danny Booth and fiddle player Amanda Kerr will hold a workshop for aspiring musicians on Saturday March 8 from 10 am – 12 noon. The first hour will be spent in separate groups, one group working on guitar skills and the other on fiddle. During the second hour, the two groups will come together to learn about accompanying, jamming, […]

by · February 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Reminder about our Wilderness First Responder Classes this spring…

Kayak Adventures will again be sponsoring a WFR class and a WFR RECERT class in April this year.  Please be in touch any time with questions, or to reserve a space in the class!! Contact Wendy at fun@kayakAK.com or 406.980.0762. Wilderness First Responder When :  April 19 – 27, 2014 Where :  Windsong Lodge, Seward AK Cost :  $625 More […]

by · February 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Lego Robotics & Basic Programming

The Seward Code Club is currently offering its Spring 2014 sessions. Lego Robotics “We Do” is being offered to current 3rd & 4th graders only who have not yet participated in the Club’s robotics classes.  Basic Programming is new and exciting this spring, offering more choices to 6th through 12th graders who wish to dabble in programming in a supported […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·

PTA meeting Tuesday, February 25th

Just a friendly reminder that this coming Tuesday is the monthly meeting of the Seward PTA at 6:30 in the High School library. Would love to see you there.

by · February 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Suicide Prevention Training at AVTEC a beginning

Suicide Prevention Training at AVTEC a beginning

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Thirty-nine faculty and staff members from AVTEC-Alaska’s Institute of Technology, and three others from SeaView Community Services and the Seward Boys & Girls Club attended a QPR Gatekeeper Training suicide prevention training at AVTEC last week during in-services. The class was provided by the UAA Center for Human Development’s Training Coordinator Eric Boyer, using […]

by · February 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
RBCA Salmon Surveys a success!

RBCA Salmon Surveys a success!

This fall Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance (RBCA) worked in conjunction with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s (ADF&G) Kenai office to conduct surveys of salmonid species in 2 tributaries of Japanese Creek.  Although both were suspected of being anadramous, neither one had been surveyed in the past to verify this.  Matt Gray, RBCA’s watershed coordinator, along with an ADF&G […]

by · February 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Drama, debate, forensics team shines at state championship

Drama, debate, forensics team shines at state championship

Seward High School’s Drama Debate and Forensics team, now 20 members strong, did their school proud at the 2014 Alaska State Drama Debate and Forensics Championship tournament at East High School in Anchorage Feb 14-16th, winning nine awards. The team won 1st place in the small schools in Drama events, 2nd place in small schools Overall, and the Sportsmanship Award. […]

by · February 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·
AVTEC’s Culinary Academy Scholarship Dinner

AVTEC’s Culinary Academy Scholarship Dinner

  AVTEC’s 14th Annual Culinary Academy Scholarship Dinner is scheduled for Friday, May 9, 2014, beginning with no host bar at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and silent and live auctions during event.  Featuring cuisine prepared by the Culinary Academy’s students.  Funds raised are applied to culinary scholarships and student competitions nationwide.  In the past, scholarship checks have been awarded to two or four culinary students a […]

by · February 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·

COLLEGE GOAL ALASKA EVENT -Tuesday Feb. 18,2014

Need Financial Aid for school next school year?? Please join us for : COLLEGE GOAL ALASKA February 18, 2014   from  4 pm – 7 pm AVTEC First Lake Building at 809 2nd ave. Upstairs in the Business and Office Technology Computer Lab. Get Ready The FAFSA is the first and most important step for federal, state, and even some private […]

by · February 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Nonprofit Organizations to Attend Fundraising Training

Nonprofit Organizations to Attend Fundraising Training

The Seward Community Foundation invites local Seward and Moose Pass nonprofits to attend a video class presented by the Foraker Group on Thursday, February 20th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Seward Community Library & Museum Conference Room. The topic  is Making the “Ask” and Stewardship.  This fund development class will help your organization learn techniques of fundraising.  SCF is pleased to […]

by · February 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Vendors….

The annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl Competition hosted by UAF SFOS Seward Marine Center will be held between Feb 28-March 2. ALL 150+ participants, coaches, visitors, chaperones etc will be on their own for lunch on Friday Feb 28th, and throughout the weekend have opportunity to venture into our town.  We always put together a welcome packet for all participants […]

by · February 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Skiers Hit the Ground Ice at  Boroughs

Skiers Hit the Ground Ice at Boroughs

By Marc Swanson – Even within the spectrum of comic tragedies, Shakespeare himself may not have had the guts to draft this one. It’s been a great season for the Seahawks ski team minus one rather critical element….yeah, the white stuff.  Since the season started the first of November we’ve been able to squeeze off perhaps a dozen practices on […]

by · February 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

4H Meetings in Moose Pass

By Anna Milligan It has been a very busy year for the Moose Landing 4H club. We have club meetings every second Tuesday of the month at the Moose Pass Community Hall. At meetings we learn about health and safety, and talk about what we are learning. We also play games and have a good time with each other. Wendy […]

by · February 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·

HISTORIC PHOTOS NEEDED

By Marc Swanson – I am just wrapping up an exciting DVD project commissioned by KMTA (Kenai Mtns Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area).  The end result is 12 episodes teaching elementary (and older ages as well) the history of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula.  The project uses historic photos along with narration / music / interviews to get a glimpse of […]

by · February 5, 2014 · 1 comment ·
SHS Debate, Drama and Forensics team prepares for state championship

SHS Debate, Drama and Forensics team prepares for state championship

  Heidi Zemach for SCN – The oratory flew thick and fast. So much so that those in the audience not used to processing information at that rate of speed could barely take in its meaning. Nevertheless, they were impressed by the extensive memorization and academic prowess displayed as students vied with one another not only with words but facts. […]

by · February 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Native Art Classes return to Qutekcak for 2014

Native Art Classes return to Qutekcak for 2014

Qutekcak will be starting the 2014 season of the Alaska Native Art classes on Wednesday February 12th 2014.  The classes will run through May and be held every Wednesday and Friday at the Qutekcak Native Tribe office at 221 Third Ave.  They are sponsored through grants from Chugachmiut and Holland America Line. Tools and materials will be available for all […]

by · February 4, 2014 · 1 comment ·
AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training at AVTEC April 1-6

AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training at AVTEC April 1-6

by · January 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·

KPBSD Public Budget Meeting February 18

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is holding a Public Budget Meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Seward High School library.  Everyone interested is encouraged to attend.  If there are questions, please contact Lassie Nelson at 714-8838.  

by · January 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Elementary Jump Rope for Heart February 14

Seward Elementary Jump Rope for Heart February 14

by · January 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kenai Fjords National Park YCC Program Announces Openings for 2014 Summer Season

Kenai Fjords National Park YCC Program Announces Openings for 2014 Summer Season

    The 2013 YCC crew visits the fjords for a day. If you are 15-18 years old, like the outdoors, and are looking for a fun summer job, this opportunity is for you! This year Kenai Fjords National Park will offer several positions to local youth interested in working for the Federal Youth Conservation Corps (YCC).  Students will have […]

by · January 27, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Blue Tarp/Duct Tape Challenge

Blue Tarp/Duct Tape Challenge

Students in Seward High School’s Alaska Studies class were given the assignment of creating projects using the most Alaskan of materials: duct tape and blue tarp. The projects were supposed to embrace the spirit of what it means to be Alaskan, with the limits being only a one week time frame and the extent of their fertile imaginations. The results […]

by · January 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

RBCA Schoolyard Habitat Project Update

The Schoolyard Habitat Project is beginning to show signs of life with the recent spat of warm wet weather.  This massive community undertaking has two more years of funding, and a host of other projects to tackle.  Last summer’s efforts, led by Matt Gray, transformed the elementary school’s front yard into a vibrant, inviting habitat.  Volunteer gardeners included The Seward […]

by · January 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·