Education

Board of Education’s Seward meeting includes local concerns

Board of Education’s Seward meeting includes local concerns

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education met in Seward May 4th for the first and only time this school year and its last session before school ends and graduations take place. The meeting was marked by some heartfelt appreciation for longtime teachers who are leaving the district, and those who have helped make things […]

May 8, 2015 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Goes Overboard with the Coast Guard

Alaska SeaLife Center Goes Overboard with the Coast Guard

By Rebecca Brinkley- Schedules aboard the USCGC MUSTANG (WPB 1310) were run a little differently on Wednesday as the crew challenged the employees of the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) to some friendly competition with drills. There has always been a relationship between ASLC and the United States Coast Guard. They have a mutual interest in Oiled Wildlife Response missions throughout […]

May 5, 2015 ·
Isaac Osborn with the helmet he created that shows him what the GoPro, mounted on his drone is seeing---in this case himself. Heidi Zemach photo.

Seward student’s cool invention will help predict floods

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Isaac Osborn was the type of kid who’d scrounge up old television sets from the dump, pair them up with old VCRs he’d find, bring them home, repair and make them function together. As a junior in high school, he’s still that guy. But the things he’s making now are cutting-edge, with super practical […]

May 4, 2015 ·

PTSA Meeting Tuesday May 5 6:30 Elementary School

The next scheduled meeting for the Seward PTSA will be Tuesday, May 5, at 6:30PM. Some topics on the agenda will include: Award grants from the Seward Community Foundation Progress report on the Middle School Field Innisbrook Spring garage Sale Team Hollywood Basketball Fundraiser  

May 1, 2015 ·
Jujiro Wada musical preview and cultural event graces Seward stage

Jujiro Wada musical preview and cultural event graces Seward stage

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – More than 50 Japanese performers of all ages from the Mikan Ichiza Playgroup Musical filled the stage of Seward Auditorium for a school performance Wednesday afternoon, sponsored by the Asian Alaskan Cultural Center. The performance highlighted an upcoming performance of the Japanese musical Chasing the Aurora: The Samurai Musher- The tale of Jujiro Wada from […]

May 1, 2015 ·

 Seward Middle School Fundraiser this Friday! Family Fun!    Family Fun!   Family Fun! General admission $7 – $10  7:30 pm to 8:45 pm VIP Tickets $25.00, Includes a private, pregame reception from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm with Streetballers, T-shirts for autographs, and center-court seating! Click HERE for tickets! Offline tickets available at Terry’s Fish & Chips  

April 30, 2015 ·
American Red Cross Infant, Child and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED

American Red Cross Infant, Child and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED

April 30, 2015 ·
What is tatting?

What is tatting?

May 1st, during the First Friday Art Walk, tatting will be the center of activity for folks at A Flyin’ Skein. The history of tatting goes back 2000 years to fisherman using shuttles and heavy cord to weave nets. Through the ages fisherman and sailors passed these knots on. With lace making or tatting, the shuttles are smaller, the threads […]

April 29, 2015 ·
SHS student wins Gates Millennium Scholarship

SHS student wins Gates Millennium Scholarship

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Malia Acovak, a Seward High School Senior, has won the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. The award means that her post-high school education, even graduate school will be paid for primarily by the foundation set up by computer giant Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates to encourage talented future leaders. The funding includes room and […]

April 28, 2015 ·
Top 5 Staging Tips for Home Sellers

Top 5 Staging Tips for Home Sellers

Home stagers can make a number of small changes to a property that can dramatically shorten the time it spends on the real estate market while also increasing the final sales price. Home staging expert Debra Gould shares her five favorite tips for getting a house ready to sell: 1. Reduce drive-bys Imagine you’re a homebuyer on a house-hunting mission. […]

April 26, 2015 ·

2015 Swetmann Scholarship: Deadline, May 1st

Calling all Seward/Moose Pass students ages 16 to 21! The deadline for the Friends of the Seward Library’s Swetmann Scholarship is fast approaching. Students can be awarded up to $1,500 for a winning project. It is now easier than ever to apply: The Friends retooled the Swetmann Scholarship last year (see our website) to include an almost endless variety of […]

April 26, 2015 ·
Seeds of Faith Christian Preschool to Close After 18 Years

Seeds of Faith Christian Preschool to Close After 18 Years

    COMMUNITY NEWS RELEASE SEEDS OF FAITH CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL CLOSING AFTER 18 YEARS April 24th, 2015 Seeds of Faith Christian Preschool is a ministry founded and supported by Seward United Methodist Church. For eighteen years this outreach ministry has blessed the community of Seward and surrounding areas by providing a loving, faith-based program of early childhood education and nurturing […]

April 24, 2015 ·
Team Hollywood is Coming to Seward May 1!

Team Hollywood is Coming to Seward May 1!

Tickets on Sale HERE! Offline tickets available at Terry’s Fish & Chips    

April 23, 2015 ·
Self portrait of the artist Ray Troll pondering the buzz shark's mysteries. HZ

Summer of Sharks exhibit combines art, science, and one man’s obsession

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – An Alaskan artist’s quest to finally solve the mysteries of an incredible, prehistoric Helicoprion resembling a big shark with whorl teeth has resulted not only in some solid scientific answers, but in an awe-inspiring, rather artsy, fun yet scientific traveling exhibit now on display at the Alaska Sea Life Center. The center held a […]

April 23, 2015 ·
Community and school stages authentic DUI exercise

Community and school stages authentic DUI exercise

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward High students stood out in the rainy parking lot Monday morning watching a grisly scene unfold. Some were giggling or talking uncomfortably, others wiping reddening eyes, a few couples holding one another tightly. They’d come for a staged reenactment of the aftermath of an alcohol-fueled fatal accident staged by student volunteers and local […]

April 22, 2015 ·
Seward High Art

Seward High Art

Seward High School Art students learned about Roy Lichtenstein, An American Pop Artist who gained popularity in the 1960s.  Lichtenstein mimicked industrial printing techniques by hand, reproducing existing comic frames on a large scale and utilizing thick outlines, bold colors and Ben-Day Dots.  My students did the same and did an amazing job! Mikayla Dumars Lotus Edgar Ruby Lindquist Emma Moore Anastasia Storle Brandon […]

April 22, 2015 ·
KPBSD launches new system to accept online payment

KPBSD launches new system to accept online payment

KPBSD News Release – Soldotna, April 21, 2015—“Mom, I forgot my lunch money!” Have you ever wanted to add money to a school meal account, for a student activity fee, donation, or lost book via an online payment? Now you can! KPBSD is working with RevTrak, which allows parents and other interested parties to make online payments to the district, […]

April 21, 2015 ·
Thanks to community, used book sale a success

Thanks to community, used book sale a success

The Friends of the Seward Library would like to thank the community for the support for the used book sale on Saturday! The turn out was great and books left the building by the bags full! Children’s and junior/young adult books were popular as free. Many smiling faces with books clutched tight left the sale. Thank you also to the […]

April 21, 2015 ·
Team Hollywood Celebrity Streetball coming to Seward May 1

Team Hollywood Celebrity Streetball coming to Seward May 1

  For questions, please call Allen McCarty at 491-1095.

April 18, 2015 ·
Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

INTO THE LAST HOUR OF OUR BOOK SALE!! BOOK BONANZA TIME. BAG OR BOX OF BOOKS FOR $2. OPEN UNTIL 4PM The Used Book Sale is ready! Come on over to the Community Room of the Seward Library Museum and browse the tomes we have waiting. Coffee will be on, snacks out, kids corner open so moms and dads can […]

April 17, 2015 ·
Free Home Staging Workshop

Free Home Staging Workshop

Free Home Staging Workshop-May 9th, 1-3 PM, Seward Community Library   Thinking of selling your house? Stop by for coffee and learn how to sell quickly and for top dollar in any market with home staging. Potentially increase your selling price up to 20%. Learn what you can do yourself, and how a home stager can help you. Submit photos of your […]

April 16, 2015 ·

What is the Title 1 Pre-K all about?

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, Seward Elementary will be wrapping up another great class of Pre-K families and students!  The children have been doing an excellent job of keeping me on my toes this year and I have seen a tremendous amount of growth.  We are all very excited to see how they progress in kindergarten […]

April 16, 2015 ·
SHS’s more proactive approach to school intruder

SHS’s more proactive approach to school intruder

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Seward High School Principal Trevan Walker’s voice came over the school loudspeaker Tuesday afternoon, announcing that there would be a tabletop training for the unlikely event of an armed intruder in the high school. He asked all students without classes to report to the library. A few minutes later, his voice calmly asked every teacher […]

April 16, 2015 ·
Carnival provides fun and practical safety information

Carnival provides fun and practical safety information

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The young people who attended this year’s Carnival at the Alaska Railroad cruise ship terminal April 11th had a good chance to win one of the many free raffle prizes offered that included 10 high-quality bicycles with helmets, some Razor scooters, fishing poles, a soccer net set, zipline tickets, and more. They also got a […]

April 15, 2015 ·
Imagination Library is funded for another year

Imagination Library is funded for another year

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Moose Pass Imagination Library chapter, a nonprofit that mails books and early learning materials to children from birth to age five, will survive intact for another year. The Imagination Library program was recently awarded its grant for the upcoming year, which will enable the nonprofit to provide 12 more books to every […]

April 13, 2015 ·

UAF Cooperative Extension Service Agriculture and Horticulture Presentation

The public is invited to participate in the seminar presented by Steve Van Vleet, candidate for UAF Cooperative Extension Service Kenai Peninsula District Agriculture and Horticulture Agent. The presentation will be held on Thursday, April 16, 6 p.m. The seminar will be presented via distance delivery from Kenai Peninsual College Kenai River Campus, room 116 Ward to Seward, Rae Building […]

April 13, 2015 ·