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SAVE THE DATE: Rotary Club of Burien/White Center’s Clam Bake is Oct. 1

SAVE THE DATE: Rotary Club of Burien/White Center’s Clam Bake is Oct. 1

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center will be holding a ‘New England Clam Bake’ fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the historic Forest Ledge mansion in Seahurst. This... [Read more]

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

By Jack Mayne Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an <i>experience</i>, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an experience, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Burien’s annual Brat Trot – a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation – is NOT just a race, it’s an experience and will be returning on Sunday, Oct. 2! Here’s more of what... [Read more]

Former ‘Almost Live!’ Producer Bill Stainton at Toastmasters Thursday

Former ‘Almost Live!’ Producer Bill Stainton at Toastmasters Thursday

The special guest speaker for the Burien Growthmasters Toastmasters Club 4801 this Thursday (Aug. 18) will be Bill Stainton, former Producer/Writer for ‘Almost Live!’ and winner of 29 Emmys. Stainton... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd Seahurst Beach Family Campfire will be Friday, Sept. 23

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd Seahurst Beach Family Campfire will be Friday, Sept. 23

SAVE THE DATE: The Seahurst Beach Family Campfire returns for its 3rd year on Friday, Sept. 23, from 6 – 8 p.m. All are invited to watch the sunset, roast marshmallows and make s’mores around... [Read more]

First-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk will be Aug. 27 at Kennedy High School

First-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk will be Aug. 27 at Kennedy High School

Celebrate 50 years of Kennedy Catholic High School history at the first-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 27. This inaugural race will begin at 8 a.m., and is open to all students,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools’ new partnership supports college and career readiness

Highline Public Schools’ new partnership supports college and career readiness

Highline Public Schools on Thursday (Aug. 11) announced the launch of a new partnership supporting college and career readiness with Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools shares results of online feedback from nearly 1,500

Highline Public Schools shares results of online feedback from nearly 1,500

Highline Public Schools announced Wednesday (Aug. 10) that nearly 1,500 people shared their priorities and ideas with the district about possible schedule changes and high school improvements through a... [Read more]

Burien youth programs a hit with teens – fun instead of being on the phone

Burien youth programs a hit with teens – fun instead of being on the phone

By Jack Mayne At least a couple of Burien teens credit a city-sponsored youth program with helping them make friends which one said was much better than spending time with a smart phone. At a special meeting... [Read more]

Council hears Superintendent on Nov. bond issue; begins biennial budget work

Council hears Superintendent on Nov. bond issue; begins biennial budget work

By Jack Mayne Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield briefed the Burien City Council on Monday (July 25) about the critically needed $299.4 million bond issue, which is seeking voter approval... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien vacating land to Port; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

PODCAST: Burien vacating land to Port; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

Here’s episode #61 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

‘Vote Yes for Highline Schools’ kick-off event for new bond will be Saturday

‘Vote Yes for Highline Schools’ kick-off event for new bond will be Saturday

The ‘Vote Yes for Highline Schools’ group will be holding a kick-off event to celebrate the district’s Nov. 8 bond this Saturday, July 23. The event will begin at 11 a.m. on the front... [Read more]

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School. A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning,... [Read more]

Highline High School football team holding fundraiser car wash this Saturday

Highline High School football team holding fundraiser car wash this Saturday

Highline High School’s football team will be holding a fundraiser car wash this Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rite Aid, and all those with dirty cars are invited! Of course, if... [Read more]

Sponsored Post FREE Wine Tasting at Tin Room Bar this Thursday, July 21

FREE Wine Tasting at Tin Room Bar this Thursday, July 21

Visit LODI at The Tin Room Bar & Theater’s FREE July Wine Tasting, to be held this Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 5 – 7 p.m.! The Tin Room is located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. LODI... [Read more]

Highline School Board to vote on placing bond on Nov. ballot at July 20 meeting

Highline School Board to vote on placing bond on Nov. ballot at July 20 meeting

The Highline School Board will vote at its July 20 meeting on whether to place a new bond on the November ballot. “The bond reflects the recommendation of a community-led committee and would fund... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center holding Open House this Friday, July 15

Burien’s Environmental Science Center holding Open House this Friday, July 15

Burien’s Environmental Science Center will be holding an Open House this Friday, July 15, from 2 – 6 p.m. “ESC is opening its doors to you and your family while you visit Seahurst Park,”... [Read more]

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library through Aug. 31

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library through Aug. 31

FREE Master Gardener Clinics are starting, and will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 31 at the Burien Library. From 5 – 8 p.m., bring your gardening, plant problem, pest management... [Read more]

Discover Burien holding ‘Active Shooter’ training seminar on Tuesday, July 12

Discover Burien holding ‘Active Shooter’ training seminar on Tuesday, July 12

Discover Burien will be holding an Active Shooter Training seminar on Tuesday, July 12, from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Discover Burien Office, located at 427 SW 152nd Street. This Quarterly meeting will focus... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Learn how to create a tasteful Container Herb Garden with Iris & Peony July 12

Learn how to create a tasteful Container Herb Garden with Iris & Peony July 12

Discover the joy of fresh herbs and check out one of Burien’s tasteful new hangouts – “The Point” Liquor and eats will play host to Iris & Peony founder and all around good gal,... [Read more]

Highline Schools says usual number of teachers resigned, retired at year-end

Highline Schools says usual number of teachers resigned, retired at year-end

By Jack Mayne A reader recently pointed to a long list of teachers leaving the Highline School District, and indicated readers “should be scared stiff” about how many were leaving – but the school... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School announces Sam Reed as new Athletic Director

Kennedy Catholic High School announces Sam Reed as new Athletic Director

Kennedy Catholic High School announced on Thursday (June 30) that Sam Reed has been named its new Athletic Director. Reed joins the school having most recently served as the District Athletic Director... [Read more]