Around the District

Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2002

Seward hosts Jason project

The Jason Project, an international online education program, will be at the Alaska SeaLife Center for two weeks beginning Monday. Bob Ballard, the famous undersea explorer, and an international group of scientists, teachers and students will be in Seward to conduct live Internet programs on the theme "Frozen Worlds."

During the visit, the center will offer special programs for visitors, including guest lectures and opportunities to watch Web casts.

Student admission will be reduced to $2 during the period, with special arrangements available for student groups. Regular admission is $5.

People also can watch the shows through streaming video on the Internet. Videos of the programs will be produced for later sale at the center's store. In Seward, Channel 20 will broadcast them.

For more information, contact your cable company, look online at or call the center at (800) 224-2525.

School budget meetings begin

The first meeting of the school budget committee will be at 1 p.m. Thursday. The second will be 9 a.m. Monday. Both will be in the downstairs conference room in the Borough Building in Soldotna. The meetings are open to the public, but seating is limited. Public hearings on the budget will be held around the Kenai Peninsula beginning Feb. 5.

Panel presents education employment tips

The local chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, an organization of educational professionals, will hold an informational panel to discuss resumes, portfolios and interviews Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Soldotna Elementary School library. The guest panel includes Todd Syverson, Mick Wykis, Christine Ermold and Janet Boyce.

Also, PDK is accepting scholarship applications for students interested in the field of education. Applications can be picked up in school counselors' offices through Tuesday. For more information, call 260-5114.

KCHS announces Students of the Month

Kenai Central High School has announced its Students of the Month for December: Rachel Lowe, algebra; Rory Espy, automotive; Chelsea Bailey, choir; Sarah Williamson, English II; Jonathan Sanchez, Spanish II; Trevor Baldwin, physical education; Maura Penegini, physics; Patrick VanHeck, principles of technology; Scott Kornfield, strength training; Maranda Hampton, study skills; and Andy Banas, world history.

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