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Stranded Cook Inlet Beluga calf taken to Alaska SeaLife Center for Rehabilitation

The Alaska SeaLife Center received a stranded male beluga whale calf from Cook Inlet on Saturday, Sept. 30. The solitary animal, estimated at two to four weeks old, was found stranded near Trading...

 

Junior class wins homecoming crown

The Seward High School junior class can officially claim to have the most school spirit, at least for the time being.. On Saturday the junior class claimed the top award in the annual Seward...

 

School district seeking Title VI representatives

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Title VI (Indian Education), formerly known as Title VII, is seeking parent, student, and staff advisory committee representatives. Committee members must commit to quarterly meetings, usually held at the...

 

DEED releases school PEAKS results

The first year results of PEAKS, the online assessment for students in grades three through ten in English language arts and mathematics, are now online. KPBSD students continue to outperform state median scale scores in both English language arts...

 

Registration for Pre-K classes under way

Free pre-kindergarten classes at local schools for children who will be four years old by Sept.1, 2017, are open. To qualify, parents and guardians must contact their local school, schedule a Pre-K assessment, and complete an application prior to...

 

Kingergarten class to hold 'play day'

Members of the Class of 2030 will get a head start on their school careers over the next few days. Caregivers and parents of incoming kindergartners will be holding “play days” on Aug.. 13 and Aug. 20 as ways to help the children get to know...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Education    July 13, 2017

KPBSD OKs contracts for new teachers

Seward Middle School and Seward Elementary will each have a new member of the faculty when the 2017-2018 school year gets under way. At its regular meeting on July 10, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District approved the hiring of Clayton...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Education    June 22, 2017

Library backers hold official grand opening

It's official. Thanks to almost 1,000 volunteer hours from residents, the oldest public library on the Kenai Peninsula now has the newest building. The Moose Pass Public Library was officially opened...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Education    June 15, 2017

City honors 3 with Adelmann award

The Seward City Council honored three of its top young contributors on Monday by presenting them with the Adelmann Appreciation Award. The award is presented to residents who have made significant...

 

Pahno wins Silver Salmon Derby Scholarship

Seward High School senior Nikolas Pahno made his graduation from high school even more special recently by becoming a scholarship recipient. Pahno was named the winner of the 2017 Silver Salmon Derby...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Education    May 25, 2017

38 grads receive diplomas

The Seward High School alumni ranks grew by more than 35 on Tuesday when the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District staged its local commencement ceremonies. A total of 38 seniors received their...

 

Bear safety class set for May 12

The Kenai Fjords National Park and the Seward Ranger District of the Chugach National Forest will be presenting a hands-on bear safety class for area residents on May 12. The class, which will include training on the proper usage of bear spray, will...

 

KPBSD could increase school lunch prices

The cost for that lunch at school could be inching a bit higher next year, if the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has its way. During a work session held Monday, Assistant Superintendent David Jones said KPBSD board members will be presented...

 

Johnson-Gray, Terry among winners in CFK contest

Krysten Johnson-Gray and Daisy Terry were among the big winners in the recent ‘Caring For the Kenai” contest. The two Seward students were among a handful of Kenai Peninsula high school students honored for their responses to the question...

 

FOTL taking applications for Swetmann Scholarship

The Friends of the Seward Library Museum is currently accepting applications for the annual Swetmann Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is available to Seward-area students, between the ages of 16-21, who have been schooled in the Seward area...

 

1912 eruption brought world to a standstill

On a June day 105 years ago, in a green valley where the Aleutians merge with the mainland, the world fell apart. Earthquakes swayed the alders and spruce. A mountain shook, groaned, and collapsed...

 

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...

 

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