Highline Public Schools holding 2 meetings for ideas about Middle School


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Area residents are being invited by Highline Public Schools to participate in two community meetings – Thursday, May 15 and Monday, May 19 – to start planning sixth grade in middle school.

“This is an opportunity for families and staff to help develop a program that is best for sixth-graders developmentally and academically,” reads an announcement.

Here are the meeting details:

  1. Thursday, May 15
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Cedarhurst Elementary School
    611 S. 132nd St.
    Burien, WA 98168
  2. Monday, May 19
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Madrona Elementary School
    20301 32nd Ave. S.
    SeaTac, WA 98198

Sixth grade will move to middle school in the fall of the 2015-16 school year or after. Next fall, parents and staff will have additional opportunities to participate in planning middle school structure and programming.

The decision to move sixth grade to middle school comes after months of studying enrollment projections, staff and community feedback, and academic research. Read more about the decision here.

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3 Responses to “Highline Public Schools holding 2 meetings for ideas about Middle School”
  1. Concerned Educator says:

    Very little staff or community community feedback was taken into consideration. Superintendent Enfield has an agenda and is bullying her way through our community to make a name for herself and will soon be heading off to whoever she can dupe next. We’ll be left broke and picking up the pieces.

    Why not wait until the schools are built? Why spend millions of dollars to build new middle schools in the shadiest of locations? Private schools in the area will be reaping the benefits of these one sided ideas that will only pull apart our community. Enfield’s big claim is “one path” to college, career or citizenship while she’s putting multiple forks and hurdles into the current path….

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  2. Concerned community member says:

    Concerned educator is correct.
    Forcing many changes in too little time is bad for students, families and the community.
    The community is left out of the conversation and people are becoming frustrated
    and angry, as a growing group of parents have been communicating. Ignoring the community and staff risks so much at every level. We deserve more and better from this superintendent than fixing what is reported on paper. If behavior in our schools hasn’t improved, the report is meaningless. Instead of creating a focus, there are so many changes happening all at once that it seems that very little is being done well.

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  3. Vera says:

    Seems like somebody doesn’t have their thinking cap on. (The new Superintendent perhaps.)

    Hopefully there will be some Charter schools by then that you can enroll your kids in.
    This idea is likely all about money. It’s probably going to solve some kind of funding issue.

    One thing is for sure, you’ll start one year sooner being worried about the thugs and drugs that your children are subjected to in school.

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