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Rediscovering and becoming an improved you

Winters in Seward can be hard for some people- they are darker, colder and slicker. So you're anything like me, you go inside like the ground hog that goes into his hole until winter is done. We can...

 

Shoemaker selected new district 4-H agent for the Kenai Peninsula

Kay Shoemaker is the new district 4-H agent for the Kenai Peninsula. Shoemaker welcomes the opportunity to work with leaders to coordinate 4-H programs on the Peninsula and to reach other youth,...

 

SSC to host an 'Aging Mastery' program on Oct. 13

The Seward Senior Center will be offering a 10-week health and well-being package to all adult residents age 50 and over. The program is called the Aging Mastery Program and it was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). This is a...

 

New SES students to register on Aug. 8-9

The new school year will move step closer to becoming a reality soon. Seward Elementary School will be open for new student registration on Aug. 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents must fill out a registration packet for each new student....

 

Charter College to offer nursing program locally

Over the past 20 years medical providers and college nursing programs in rural regions in Alaska have longed for a way to train nurses at their clinical sites and remotely. That dream is finally becoming a reality. Charter College is networking with...

 

Play Every Day video contest puts kids behind the lens

Do you have a fun way you like to play? The Play Every Day program challenges youth to show what that looks like. The Play Every Day campaign is holding a video PSA contest challenging elementary school students across Alaska to create a short video...

 

School Board names Dusek interim superintendant

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...

 

KPBSD adopts new intruder policy

The 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...

 

Briefs – Aug. 28, 2014

Seward schools in need of substitutes Seward area schools are in need of more good substitutes! If you are interested in subbing as a teacher, aide, tutor, food service worker or custodian, please contact Randi Broyles at the Kenai Peninsula Borough...

 

Middle School welcoming donations for school projects

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...

 

Well done! AVTEC students receive diplomas

Twenty-two students were rewarded for their hard work Friday, June 20 at the graduation ceremony on the campus of AVTEC. Eight students completed the heavy equipment diesel program and 14 culinary...

 

2013-14 year end Seward honor rolls

The following students earned honor roll status in the fourth quarter or the second semester at Seward schools. Those with an asterisk by their name had a 4-point grade average. Those students who...

 

SHS students earn awards, scholarships

Seward High School graduating senior Brooke Estes was the first student to be recognized as the evening program for the SHS Academic and Athletics Awards got underway on Monday. Her first acknowledgment of many came from the Kenai Peninsula Masonic...

 

McKnight is pronounced excellent

Terri McKnight came to Alaska with a dream, but she started in Fairbanks. After that initial dalliance, the elementary school educator found a slice of heaven in Moose Pass, teaching there for seven y...

 

Flurry of activity ends school year

The year ends for Seward schoolchildren next week with a busy schedule set for the Seward High School graduating class of 2014. The young adults will first be honored at a baccalaureate service being held at the school. The ceremony, blessing the...

 

Students get in gear for school

Easy riders pedalled to Seward Schools en masse last May 7 as part of National Bike to School Day. Although some students have been biking to school for nearly a month, bike racks were noticeably...

 

Funds raised for AVTEC culinary scholarships

People from throughout the state came together Friday night to raise money that goes to scholarships for AVTEC’s culinary students. The evening featured a top-notch dinner prepared by the culinary students, a silent auction and a live auction....

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    May 8, 2014

Field trip marks 20 years of marine science program

Eleven Seward area Connections homeschool students of all ages and their parents, and 18 Cook Inlet Academy third and fourth grade students, siblings, teachers and chaperones gathered in the main squa...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    May 8, 2014

Tyler credits SHS teacher for prestigious Stanford award

Tyler Scott Haddow, a 2009 Seward High School graduate attending Stanford University was recognized April 26 with the university's J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement. All 25...

 

College classes now open for high school juniors

Seward High School juniors, as well as seniors will now be able to get a jump start on college by taking evening classes at the high school through the Kenai Peninsula College Resurrection Bay...

 

April concert puts spring in step

William H. Seward Elementary students took center stage at the annual spring concert in the school gym as third through sixth graders put on performances ranging from instrumentals with the spotlight...

 

With numbers down, schools forge ahead

With a projected drought of teenagers passing through Seward's Middle and High schools, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and local administrators are looking to maintain and extend the...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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