by Jenny Chissus – Photos by Taylor Haller
Last week I was able to post 25 of Taylor’s beautiful photos, and YOU LOVED THEM! I would like to continue to post Taylor’s photos on a weekly basis – so keep a look out! Usually, if I have the photos available, I will be posting a series at the beginning of each week! Please share this photo story with friends and comment as we want to encourage our local young photographer!
Enjoy this new “walk” through Seldovia!
by Jenny Chissus
Sitting with my family on Thanksgiving Day in our cozy home by the fire (thanks Sonny!) I am so thankful and grateful for my wonderful family and many friends. I am thankful that we both have our parents and our children know their grandparents, I’m grateful that my brother Peter is alive today and able to meet his granddaughter Ellie (pictured above), I’m thankful for the health of my children, that our oldest son KC has a job he’s excited about, I am thankful for our family businesses and the ability to serve the wonderful people in the Seldovia area.
In addition to all my personal reasons for gratitude, I reflect on the many blessings that we enjoy daily in this beautiful community of Seldovia. We can all be grateful to live here and we can be thankful for the many people and organizations that make our community special:
- Susan B. English school, our teachers and coaches, counselors, great custodians who Continue reading
by Jenny Chissus, all photos by Taylor Haller
Taylor is a Junior at Susan B. English and has a great eye for the simple beauty of Seldovia and her surroundings. She sent me a large quantity of gorgeous photos, so this is part 1 – keep a look out for the sequel! Thanks Taylor for sharing your photos! We are all looking forward to seeing the beauty of Seldovia’s Winter season through your eyes!
by Jenny Chissus
Seldovia has a rich heritage of people who have been willing to put their lives on hold and on the line for our country. As we celebrate veterans this week, we acknowledge those that walk amongst us.
Thank you, local heroes!
This is not a complete list, and the Gazette would welcome and appreciate any additions and corrections.
by Jenny Chissus
He used to go by “coach” in his last teaching job, and he said that it may morph back into that as the year goes by, but for now, our new teacher goes by the official title “Mr. Derks”.
Justin Derks is our newest teacher at Susan B. English school, instructing both math and science to our middle school and high school students.
Mr. Derks is from Michigan, raised in a small itty bitty town right on Lake Michigan, about 80 miles across the lake from Milwaukee. He exclaimed that it is a beautiful place, where he went to a small high school, North Muskegon High, and studied at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He worked in the Connections program in Homer last year before accepting this job in Seldovia!
So, this is his first classroom experience since student teaching! When I spoke with him, I asked his opinion about how it was going so far, and his response was: “I’m stoked! You know, you have this vision of what a perfect scenario, environment and classroom would look like – and this is it for me! Grand Rapids had a very progressive/think outside the box philosophy about education in math and Continue reading
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