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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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*,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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