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 Education    April 10, 2014 

Schools announce honor rolls

The following students earned honor roll status in the third quarter of the first semester at Seward schools. Those with an asterisk (*) by their name had a 4-point grade point average. William H. Seward Elementary Fourth Grade: Ryan Brown*, Caitlin...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    April 10, 2014 

SHS students create mural

Those who enter Seward High School will henceforth pass beneath a beautiful mural featuring some of favorite native plants, fireweed, oyster mushrooms, blueberries, Devil's Club and Pushki, and two...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Education    April 3, 2014

Local school staff excels

SMS principal's time is filled With his schedule revolving largely around reconfiguring Seward Middle School for the incoming sixth grade, principal Jason Bickling doesn't think that he'll find much...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    February 27, 2014

School budget prime target for cuts

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is expecting a $4.5 million dollar shortfall in the 2014-15 fiscal year, said Dave Jones, the assistant superintendent. He explained many aspects of the...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Education    February 20, 2014

Seahawks debate wins at State meet

After capturing several medals in the statewide Debate, Drama and Forensics competition division for small schools, including a number one victory in Reader's Theater, the Seward High School team insu...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Education    February 6, 2014

Debate team likes the drama

Don't call them a club. The Seward High School practitioners of Debate, Drama and Forensics demand their due as a competitive team. And no one could doubt their commitment during a strenuous...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Education    February 6, 2014

Teachers use dojo on student mojo

Seward was recently selected from a variety of Alaska communities to showcase a software product that some teachers say is continuing the technological revolution in the classroom. Together with...

 
 Education    January 30, 2014

Seward Schools Honor Rolls

The following students earned honor roll status in the second quarter or, for grades 9 through 12, the first semester. Those with an asterisk (*) by their name had a 4-point grade point average. William H. Seward Elementary Grade 4: Ryan Brown*,...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    January 23, 2014

Moose Pass team pits robots against nature

A group of young students from Moose Pass, Alaska, with a team called "Moosebots" is progressing as it learns the ropes of a new competitive sport, Lego League Robotics. Saturday, the team, which is p...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    January 16, 2014

Middle school gets ready for sixth grade

Seward Middle School Principal Jason Bickling toured a group of interested parents, teachers and community members through the school Thursday, Jan. 9 as he explained the changes proposed for next...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    December 26, 2013

Future awaits AVTEC graduates

The dozen students who completed the Plumbing and Heating program at AVTEC- Alaska's Institute of Technology, graduated Dec. 19 after four intense months of learning useful and marketable skills such...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    December 19, 2013

Children learn technical topics the fun way

Getting children to work together in teams and follow directions to create and innovate is easier to do with Lego Robotics. It's a 12-week education program using Legos now offered in Seward Elementar...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Education    December 19, 2013

Council maps out grade move

The Seward Schools Site-Based Council met last week to start considering the practical aspects of transferring sixth grade from Seward Elementary to Seward Middle School. The reconfiguration was...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    December 12, 2013

Students discover Zen doodling

Some Seward Elementary School students have taken up a crazy-popular art form: zen-doodling. They are using it to give themselves something fun to do in their spare time, to enhance their artistic...

 
 By LOG Staff    Education    November 28, 2013

Middle Schoolers raise funds for trip

Anna Storle and Julia Lindberg sell goods at a stand at Safeway that Anna Storle, her mother Angel, and grandmother Carol Shumway baked up as a fundraiser for the Seward Middle School Choir trip to...

 
 By LOG Staff    Education    November 21, 2013

Council meets Seward's future leaders

The City of Seward Parks and Recreation Department 2013-14 Youth and Junior Councils were recognized by the Seward City Council last week in a proclamation of TYC Councils Day for Nov. 12. The Youth...

 
 By LOG Staff    Education    November 14, 2013

Homeschoolers scare up fun

About 50 children aged from toddlers on up played games and participated in arts and crafts at a fall themed event organized by the Seward Homeschool Coop. The informal group, organized by Seward and...

 
 By LOG Staff    Education    November 14, 2013

Debaters evoke, emote, reason

Seward High School's features a Debate, Drama and Forensics team that, in its second year, has an expanded cast of characters who are testing their performing chops and dispassionate argumentation...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Education    November 7, 2013

6th grade move gets final approval

The Kenai Peninsula School District Board approved the reconfiguration of Seward’s elementary and middle schools at their regular meeting on Monday in Soldotna. Sewardites were well represented at...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    November 7, 2013

Culinary students prep, serve 4-star meals

AVTEC Culinary Arts students have created another exclusive, 4-star restaurant dining experience for area residents lucky enough to grab up tickets. They sell out quickly because who can resist the...

 
 Education    November 7, 2013

Seward Schools Honor Rolls

The following students earned honor roll status in the first quarter. Those with an asterick (*) by their name had a 4-point grade point average. William H. Seward Elementary School Fourth Grade: Caitlin Corrigan*, Joseph Foutz*, Steven Harshman*, Gr...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Education    October 17, 2013

Schools council faces big move, big picture

[Update: A public hearing was announced today for 7 p.m., Oct. 24, at Seward Middle School. Details are linked here - Ed. 10/18, http://www.bit.ly/SewardMSreconfiguration2013 ] Moving Seward...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Education    October 3, 2013

AVTEC takes lead in Arctic training

AVTEC Director Fred Esposito says Seward can expect a lot from the community’s fifth largest employer and Alaska’s leading vocational technical training school. The flagship of AVTEC’s progress...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    September 12, 2013

Site council hopes for enhanced security funds

The Seward Site Based Council hopes that some of the $1.5 million federal funding allocation to enhance school safety and security that Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is receiving will come...

 
 By Elwood Brehmer    Education    August 29, 2013

AVTEC plans first ice navigation program

(Editor’s note: This article was first published in the Alaska Journal of Commerce.) The White House is setting Arctic policy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating locations for an Arctic port. Hundreds of ships per year are passing...

 

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