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Craft Fair This Saturday

| December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Balloons Available Now!

| December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
Christmas Balloons

Christmas Balloons

Support our Students and Win a "Kindle Fire"!

| December 8, 2011 | 0 Comments
Kindle Fire Raffle

Kindle Fire Raffle

Seldovia Jr. High Basketball Awards

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments
Seldovia Jr. High Boys Basketball Borough Champs

Seldovia Jr. High Boys Basketball Borough Champs

Tonight we celebrated the Jr. High Basketball season with the awards ceremony for both the boys and girls teams.  Scott Haller was the coach for both teams and had nothing but great things to say about the players this year.

The boy’s team (Dillon Waterbury, Darrel Wheeler, Thor Burt, Tim Haller, Sage Stanish, Aidan Philpot, Robert Waterbury and Calem Collier) were amped up to take first at the borough tournament this year – and boy they made it happen!  They had an undefeated season  11-0, and took first place in the final game against ABC (Aurora Borealis Charter School – Kenai).  It was an especially important win to the guys, as ABC beat them in the final round at last year’s tournament!  Great job gentlemen!

Seldovia Jr High Girls Basketball Team 2011

Seldovia Jr High Girls Basketball Team 2011

The girl’s team (Axcenia Waterbury, Ariana Waterbury, Gavin Elvsaas, Marina Chissus, Violet Mitchell) had a more difficult season, as they were such a small and young team.  We were fortunate in that we had Kelsey from Port Graham  who joined the team for our practices and games.  Last year our girl’s team hadn’t won a single game, but this year – they won 4 out of the 11!  They were ecstatic!  Scott mentioned how proud he was of how hard the girls worked, and what great improvements they made over last year. “It was incredible, the difference between this year and last!”

A few honorable mentions

A few honorable mentions

Coach Haller had a few special awards he presented at the finale of the ceremony.  Marina Chissus was honored as the Most Valuable Player for both teams because of her great attitude, hard work, she was at every practice and ready to go, a vital team player that truly pulled everyone together.  To Aidan Philpot, who put his practice to great use, and with his talent, scored the most free throw points in a game!  Calem Collier won the special challenge of the most baskets made out of 100 shots at practice, showing real talent and consistency. This was a daily challenge, and Calem took the lead with 75 out of 100!   Way to go guys – and gal!

Finally, it is important to thank Coach Haller for the daily practice time, road time and effort he put into coaching both teams this year.  I have to say as a parent of one of the players, I truly appreciated Scott’s positive, team spirit approach.  Scott was always eager to praise, encourage and challenge the kids at all levels of the game.  Even when things weren’t going their way, he was always smiling, cheering on the team with a “can do” attitude and honest belief in his team!

Thank you Scott for your service to our kids and our school!  We appreciate all that you do!

Another shout out goes to Mark Janes who assisted the team at practices, as well as Chaela Hilts and Nathan Suydam who offered their time as managers.

Photos and Story by Jenny Chissus

Catching up with Susan B English School by Sherry Hingley – Principal

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments


The Facts are?
Let’s look at the data.
The data for Susan B English School:

      • Our school theme this year is: Success is the only option!!
      • Our school goals are to improve all student Standard Based Assessment scores in Math, Writing, and Reading.
      • Susan B English School has a long history of making AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) each year as mandated by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act. Our students have performed as a whole even above the district average.
      • AWA (Analytical Writing Assessment) is a district wide writing test given each year to all students in grades 5, 7 and 9. This October students were given the test and the scores have been returned. SBE students have performed higher than the district average on 80% of the tested criteria.
      • Our special needs students have seen an improvement in their individual test scores.
      • A quality of a successful school is a qualified staff. 80% of our teaching staff hold a master’s degree or higher.
      • K-5 students have learned and experienced all facets of a successful business. Check out the pictures of Pizza Club.
      • U.S. History Class has raised $8,000 dollars for the educational field trip to the historic sites around Boston.
      • Check out this YouTube video to see some of the experiences students have had during the workforce academy.

SBEPizzaClub - Cutting & Measuring the Pineapple


SBEPizzaClub Dividing up the Canadian Bacon


SBEPizzaClub Laying out the pepperoni, perfectly!








Pizza Club Thursdays Poster

Pizza Club Thursdays Poster


BBB – Suggestions for Safe Shopping Satisfaction

| December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments
BBB Safe Shopping Suggestions

BBB Safe Shopping Suggestions


Adam Harkness, Alaska Public Relations Manager: 907.644.5202 |
Niki Horace, V.P. of Marketing and Public Relations: 206.676.4187



Stay Secure Online This Holiday Shopping Season


Anchorage, Alaska – Dec. 6, 2011 – The popularity of online shopping has increased in recent years, and Better Business Bureau wants consumers to be smart and responsible before emptying the virtual shopping cart. Click “buy” with caution.

According to Forrester Research, online retail sales are expected to top $190 billion in 2011. This amount of traffic is sure to attract less-than-honest retailers. While the allure of shopping from home in pajamas is appealing, it is important to consider the implications of doing business with unknown online retailers.

BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington offers six suggestions for safe shopping satisfaction:

Screen the seller. Research the business on Make sure it is a reputable retailer.

Scope the security. Look for the “s” in the address bar of the website. “Https” means that the connection is secure.

Schedule the shipping. Read shipping conditions to make sure gifts arrive in time to be under the tree. Check with FedexUPS and USPS to understand the appropriate holiday deadlines.

Swipe for settlement. Pay with a credit card. Be stingy with personal information if it is not relevant to the transaction.

Save the specifics. Always read the fine print to understand the retailer’s return and refund policies. Look for “restocking fees” or warranty information, if available, and print copies.

Study a sample. Don’t be taken by surprise. If the product is available locally, try to examine it physically before purchasing it online.

For more safe shopping help, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Online Shopping and E-Payments website. For other holiday advice, check out their website.