Education

SMAF Performer Spotlight: 907

SMAF Performer Spotlight: 907

The roots of 907 sprouted from distant directions— the South, Midwest and Alaska — and migrated through the rich traditions of folk, soul, rock, country and bluegrass. The point where these paths of Americana converge is where 907 diverges into Alaskana. In Alaska, utility is beauty, form is function and sincerity survives. 907 is the melody of that mentality. See […]

September 26, 2014 ·

Robotics Reaching Many of Seward’s Youths

Did you know there’s a club right here in Seward that’s piping out future engineers? Okay so that’s not a guarantee, but at a minimum, this club is offering children the opportunity to dabble in STEM activities, which means activities geared toward science, technology, engineering, and math. It’s called the Seward Code Club. The Club, co-founded by Leigh Ray, Amy […]

September 22, 2014 ·

Seward PTSA Meeting September 23

The Seward PTSA meeting will be held on September 23 at the Elementary School beginning at 6:30PM.

September 22, 2014 ·
GED Training @ AVTEC

GED Training @ AVTEC

September 11, 2014 ·
School board makes next move for district leadership

School board makes next move for district leadership

KPBSD News Release – Soldotna, September 9, 2014—During the KPBSD Board of Education meeting on Monday, September 8, 2014, in Homer, Alaska, board member Navarre moved that the school board authorize the board president to offer Mr. Sean Dusek the position of interim superintendent, and negotiate the terms of said employment. Board member Hohl seconded. “The KPBSD school board is proud […]

September 10, 2014 ·
Hiker Author Jennifer Pharr Davis in Seward Sept 9th

Hiker Author Jennifer Pharr Davis in Seward Sept 9th

Jennifer Pharr Davis NPR interview – Jennifer Pharr Davis will be in Seward on Tuesday September 9, 2014. Mid day on Tuesday, Jennifer Pharr Davis will be doing a presentation for the high school students in the auditorium, in the evening starting at 6:30pm in the community room at the library museum. This event is co-sponsored by the Seward Arts Council […]

September 4, 2014 ·

Seward Community Foundation August Mini-Grant Recipients

Seward Community Foundation News The Seward Community Foundation is pleased to announce its August mini-grant recipients. Imagination Library: $500 – To help meet budget shortfall to continue delivering books to children enrolled in the program. The $500 grant will help cover the cost and postage/handling for the books delivered to 169 Seward and Moose Pass children by the Dolly Parton […]

September 2, 2014 ·

Do you live in a floodplain?

Please join us for a Flood Risk Information Open House Tuesday, September 9th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the City Council Chambers. In cooperation with FEMA, the State of Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and the City of Seward this will be a combined Flood Risk Information Open House. This Open House will provide the public with an opportunity to […]

August 28, 2014 ·

Infant Nutrition and Family Health Classes

September 3, 2014 3-7pm in the Community Room at the Seward Community Library Free to the PublicServices Supporting Seward Families … *Doula Services *Birthing Classes *WIC *Infant CPR *Breastfeeding Information *Car Seat Safety *Infant Learning Program *International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Information Supporting Alaska’s Future… GET CONNECTED!  

August 28, 2014 ·
Keeping KPBSD schools safe with ALICE

Keeping KPBSD schools safe with ALICE

KPBSD News Release – Soldotna, August 25, 2014—KPBSD is making changes to the way schools will respond to armed intruders through ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training, an update to the emergency action plan, and implementation in schools. Training and collaboration with law enforcement and school principals will occur in Kenai, Alaska, for three days, August 27 – 29, […]

August 26, 2014 ·

Calculating the Cost of Confidence: you can help!

Hi everyone, I’m working on getting a set of graphing calculators for the Pre-Algebra and Algebra classes I teach at Seward Middle School. These calculators will allow students to graph systems of equations, look for relationships and find solutions. The calculators will also allow us to explore some more complex operations with probability and statistics. With the new common core […]

August 23, 2014 ·

Help Encourage SWMS Math Students

Hello Sewardites, We are off to a great year at Seward Middle School. What a fun and active group of kids. This year I would like to offer small prizes to my math students as a reward for having all their homework complete each week. I am hoping that some people or organizations might be able to donate something to […]

August 21, 2014 ·

AVTEC Three Week Refrigeration Course

AVTEC will offer a three week refrigeration course starting October 6 through October 24.   The student successfully passing this course will be able to diagnose refrigeration systems by putting pressure gauges and thermometers on systems, calculate superheat and subcooling, recover and accurately add refrigerants to systems, do basic repairs, and knowledgeably discuss refrigeration system operation. They will also become familiar […]

August 21, 2014 ·
2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

SEWARD, ALASKA – On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Seward Friends of the Library and the Seward Art Council will co-host athlete, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at the Seward Community Library Museum at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jennifer has logged more […]

August 20, 2014 ·
Capra Book Signing, Q&A, Tonight at the Library

Capra Book Signing, Q&A, Tonight at the Library

Join us for an evening of stories, history and people. The Friends of the Seward Library will be having a book signing and Q&A with local author/historian Doug Capra. Doug is launching his new book, The Spaces Between, Stories From the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords. Starts at 6:30 pm for the Friends membership, this is a benefit of […]

August 18, 2014 ·
Saving our coasts a swim at a time

Saving our coasts a swim at a time

A Moroccan distance swimmer, and ambassador for the protection of the coasts, visited Seward August 14th to share his unusual challenge of linking all of the world’s continents together by swimming across the open oceans from one to the other. Hassan Baraka, 27, looking fit, lean and speaking with a heavy accent, addressed participants of at the University of Wyoming […]

August 18, 2014 ·
Governor proclaims Take Your Child to School Week August 18-22, 2014

Governor proclaims Take Your Child to School Week August 18-22, 2014

Take Your Child to School Week   Soldotna, August 15, 2014—Most KPBSD schools begin Tuesday, August 19, 2014, which is perfect timing to act on the proclamation by Governor Sean Parnell, making August 18 – 22, 2014, as Take Your Child to School Week in the state of Alaska.   “I am pleased to learn that the Governor is proclaiming next week as Take Your Child to School […]

August 15, 2014 ·

“Seeds of Faith” Preschool — Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 School Year

Summer is coming to a close and the preschool season is just beginning. “Seeds of Faith” Preschool has openings. Children may be 3-5 years of age. Preschool meets 9-11:30 AM, three mornings a week. Scholarships are available. For more information or to receive an application, call 224-7368 or email seeds.of.faith.seward@gmail.com. Seeds of Faith Preschool meets at Seward United Methodist Church.

August 14, 2014 ·
Cathy Cuenin book signing, Q&A Tonight at the Library Museum

Cathy Cuenin book signing, Q&A Tonight at the Library Museum

The Seward Friends of the Library are pleased to present author and retired nurse Cathy Cuenin on Thursday, August 14, 2014 for a book signing and Q&A about her book, “The Way I Walk: From Tugboat to Transplant.” Friends of the Library members are invited to attend at 6:30 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to join at 7 […]

August 14, 2014 ·
Sophomore will attend Ohio anti-bullying march

Sophomore will attend Ohio anti-bullying march

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Seward Sophomore Kimberly “Kimmy” Hubbard, and her grandmother Jody Tuck, are going to be able to travel to Ohio to march in the River Days Parade in Portsmouth on August 25th after all. They’ll be joining a large anti-bullying contingent, made up of many of the area district’s schools, who learned recently of […]

August 13, 2014 ·
Seward girl’s poem against bullying touches Ohio

Seward girl’s poem against bullying touches Ohio

Seward High School Sophomore Kimberly “Kimmy” Hubbard, 15, was recently moved to pen a heartfelt poem against bullying. She’d just learned that Jonathon Schaff, 13, a young friend of the family, had killed himself back home in Sciota County, Ohio, where she, her twin Kyle, and four older siblings lived before moving with their grandmother to Seward. Hubbard was devastated […]

August 5, 2014 ·
Superintendent Atwater resigns from KPBSD

Superintendent Atwater resigns from KPBSD

Kenai Peninsula School District News Release –  Soldotna, August 4, 2014—During an executive session with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education, Dr. Steve Atwater, KPBSD superintendent, tendered his resignation, effective December 1, 2014. His resignation was formally announced and accepted during the public school board meeting. Dr. Atwater will leave KPBSD to become the new University of Alaska Associate […]

August 4, 2014 ·
Baneberry alert

Baneberry alert

Baneberry berries are now shiny, bright red, and very attractive. These berries are not poisonous to wildlife, but just 2 to 3 berries can kill a child. Look for the cluster of berries sticking up from a 2 to 3 foot high plant growing in shady places in the forest, meadows, and moist slopes. Rarely, the berries are white and […]

August 4, 2014 ·

Seward Middle School Transition Camp

On Monday, August 11th, Seward Middle School will be hosting a transition camp for all incoming 6th and 7th graders which will go from 2pm – 5pm.  Students will be participating in fun acitivities to familiarize themselves with the middle school including games, a scavenger hunt, and practicing opening their lockers.  If you have any questions, please call the middle school @ […]

August 4, 2014 ·
BALTO FILM FEST CLOSES CURTAIN

BALTO FILM FEST CLOSES CURTAIN

Filmmakers from Fairbanks, Juneau, Sitka, Soldotna and Anchorage descended on Seward for their annual pilgrimage to the Balto Film Fest (BFF).  Created to develop meaningful networking and workforce development opportunities in conjunction with anticipated curriculum for students of the Balto School at the Jesse Lee Home, the BFF has quickly made a reputation of being a filmmaker’s film fest. An […]

July 28, 2014 ·