Welcome to Seward High School!

 

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The first day of school is Tuesday, August 23.

  • Wed., Aug 10—New Student registration – 8am-3pm
  • Thur., Aug 11—New Student registration – 8am-3pm
  • Fri., Aug 12—New Student registration – 8am-3pm
  • Mon., Aug. 15 – New Student registration – 8am-3pm
  • Mon., Aug 22 – Freshmen New Student – Orientation/Open House – 5pm-8pm

School Supply List for Seward High:

  • Binder (the zip up kind is recommended)
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • 2 folders with pockets
  • Pens and pencils
  • After the first day of classes you will know what other supplies you need for specific classes, such as calculators, etc.
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Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

I know that this is a cliché, but it seems as if every year passes more quickly than one preceding. One thing remains constant, however—I couldn’t be more proud of this school, staff, and the community we serve. There is truly no other place I’d rather be and no other thing I’d rather be doing. I’m very excited to take this opportunity to share some new initiatives happening at Seward High this year.

Welcome to the Newest Member of our Staff:
Stephanie Withrow is a 2006 graduate of Seward High. I was very impressed with her ability to articulate her genuine passion for being part of this staff and desire to support our vision for student success. She also brings a wealth of experience in office management, customer service, and teenagers. She will fill both positions that Kim Reierson left in her retirement as our Attendance Secretary and Library Aide.

Dates for Your Calendar:
New Student/Freshmen Transition Camp August 22nd at 6:00 PM
First day for students August 23rd at 7:45 A.M.
Open House August 30th at 6:00 P.M.
Labor Day holiday (no school) September 5
Picture Day September 14
Teacher Collaboration/Early Release September 14

Fall Sports:
Seward Seahawks’ football, cross country running, volleyball, and swimming seasons have already begun. If you are interested, and are not already participating in one of these activities, it’s not too late! The Alaska School Activities Association requires that student-athletes participate in ten (10) practices before they are eligible to compete. Also, all high school student-athletes must have a current physical BEFORE they can begin practicing. Contact the school for times and locations.

Big Changes:
We’ve taken on a couple significant changes this year. The first is our Modified 8 Block Schedule. This will change some paradigms about how we do business. Students will be enrolled in all eight periods for the entire school year unless we make schedule changes with input from students and their parents.

We’ve also created a class called “Personalized Learning” in which we’ll enroll all Freshmen and Sophomores and the handful of Juniors and Seniors who want/need it. This course will be supervised by a certified teacher, but will not earn academic credit. Some students will use this period for study hall, some for intervention, and some to work on their Distance Delivery courses. Our Modified 8 Master Schedule will allow students to earn seven credits over the course of the year. Upperclassmen will have this time to pursue a work study or mentorship within the community through our Home Release program.
Finally, through several conversations with the staff and the Seward Area Site-Based Council, I made the decision to close the campus for all freshmen during the school day. In past years we learned that students who walk have a very difficult time getting to Safeway and back without being tardy. The other option is for them to ride with an upperclassmen who has a car. I fielded many concerns from parents of freshmen about this unsupervised time with older students. This means that freshmen students must either pack a lunch or take advantage of our school lunch program. This policy will be in place beginning on the first day of school. Of course, parents always have the right to excuse their child(ren) from classes.

Final Thoughts:
As Seward High’s principal I have endeavored to establish an open-door policy with all members of our larger learning community. I am committed to continuing that philosophy. I genuinely look forward to hearing your questions, comments, and/or concerns and will always make time to accommodate them. I can be reached at twalker@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or by phone at (907) 224-9077.

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May Newsletter – lots of important dates coming up!

Newsletter May 2016

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This week at Seward High

  •  Today our track team will host their only home meet so be sure to come on out and cheer them on.  Field events start at 1pm, track events begin at 2pm.  If you would like to volunteer to help, please see Mr. Plan.
  • The Seward High Drama class will perform the Seussification of Romeo and Juliet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21st at the high school theater.  Come enjoy this whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic love story.  The one-hour performance is open to the public and free of charge!
  • Prom will be held on Saturday, April 23rd  from 8-11pm. Tickets cost $30 per individual, $50 per couple.  The theme is Sunset Beach and prom will be held aboard a Major Marine Tours boat that goes to Thumb Cove. Tickets are on sale this week.

Thank you all volunteers for helping with the GET REAL Financial Fair.

Get Real Finacial Fair

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This week at Seward High

  • The Seward High Drama class will perform the Seussification of Romeo and Juliet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21st at the high school theater.  Come enjoy this whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic love story.  The one-hour performance is open to the public and free of charge!
  • The Alaska Division of Forestry will be here on Wednesday, April 13 to provide a Wild Fire Safety Presentation.
  • We will run our afternoon modified bell schedule so this will begin at 12:35 and end at 1:30.
  • April is National Poetry Month.  Spoken Word Poetry Workshops will be held April 11-15 during language arts classes.  On Friday, we will run a modified bell schedule so a Poetry Slam can be held in the commons from 12-1:30pm.
  • Prom will be held on Saturday, April 23rd  from 8-11pm. Tickets cost $30 per individual, $50 per couple.  The theme is Sunset Beach and prom will be held aboard a Major Marine Tours boat that goes to Thumb Cove. Ticket sales are M-F for seniors, T-F for juniors, W-F sophomores and freshmen.  Space is limited to 130 people so buy your tickets early.
  • This is the last week for the Penny War!  To win, put as many pennies into your class jar, located in the office, and put any silver coins and/or dollar bills into the other classes to give them negative points. The winning class will be given a root beer float party after April 15.

 

 

  • Student athletes – be sure to sign up for your sports physical.  Forms must be turned in by today, April 11th.
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This week at Seward High

  • Miss Waggoner is starting an OUTDOOR CLUB at Seward High! Do you enjoy playing outside: hiking, ice skating, sledding, etc.?  The outdoor club will meet once a week after school to enjoy the amazing natural environment that Seward has to offer!  Our first meeting to see who is interested will be this Thursday, March 24th at lunch.  Meet in the Art Room!
  • Sports physicals will be available April 19 & 20th through the Seward Community Health Center.  The cost is $25, payable at the time you make your appointment.  A sport physical form must be completed and turned in by April 11th.  Forms are available online at www.sewardhealthcenter.org or in the high school office.
  • Track practice begins today at 3:30pm.  Girls’ soccer will practice today at the Middle School gym at 5pm.  Be sure to get all paperwork and sports fees taken care of.
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Track and Soccer will start after spring break

See Coach Scrivo for track and Coach Wayne for soccer for information.

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Congratulation Mr Walker!!!

Principal Trevan Walker receives ASTE’s Technology Leadership Award!

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Seniors

Remember: The financial aid deadline for all University of Alaska schools is February 15th – The UA Scholarship application requires the student’s FAFSA is submitted no later than Feb. 15th.

Scholarships applications are in the library – please do not wait to get your scholarship folders done.  See Martha for help and details.

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Seward Seahawk’s Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser

Dessert Silent Auction  

Friday, February 5th

at the Seahawk Classic Basketball Tournament

5pm – 8pm – Seward High School

Come watch the games, cheer on the home team and bid on some delicious desserts!  Winning bids will be awarded at 8pm.

 

Anyone wishing to donate a dessert for the auction please contact Kim Reierson at 224-3351 week days, 224-3228 evenings/weekends or at skiprei@gci.net.

 

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