Education Section

LETTER: ‘Rebuttal to Highline School District Board President’s letter’

LETTER: ‘Rebuttal to Highline School District Board President’s letter’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] REBUTTAL TO THE HIGHLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD... [Read more]

Highline to host Career Fair for 650+ High School Students Thursday, Oct. 23

Highline to host Career Fair for 650+ High School Students Thursday, Oct. 23

Highline Public Schools is partnering with the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation to present the Highline High School Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 7:30 – 10 a.m. More than 45 employers and... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School holding free Trick or Treat event Friday, Oct. 31

Kennedy Catholic High School holding free Trick or Treat event Friday, Oct. 31

Kennedy Catholic High School will be holding a ‘Trick or Treat’ event for the community from 3 – 4 p.m. on Halloween – Friday, Oct. 31. This is a free, open and safe environment for all,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘So, about that Highline High School proposed rebuild…’

LETTER: ‘So, about that Highline High School proposed rebuild…’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, So, about that Highline High School... [Read more]

New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

Non-profit Arts Corps has been awarded a $1.7 million grant over four years from the U.S. Department of Education to launch the Highline Creative Schools Initiative within Highline Public Schools. The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

From Advertiser Kennedy Catholic High School comes this good news: Shayne McPherson The Kennedy Catholic Lancer Volleyball Team is ranked #2 by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association and... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District Bond

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District Bond

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] All five of us Mathison kids graduated from... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Few openings left in Matt Griffin YMCA’s Beginning Ballet program

Few openings left in Matt Griffin YMCA’s Beginning Ballet program

Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA has only a few openings its Beginning Ballet program for children ages 3-11. Fall session starts Saturday, October 18th! The Y’s six-week-long ballet class sessions will... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding All School Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18

Advertiser Westside School holding All School Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18

Advertiser Westside School is holding an All School (PreK – 8th grade) Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. until Noon. This is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour the school... [Read more]

Celebrate the opening of Navos’ Independence Bridge on Thurs., Oct. 23

Celebrate the opening of Navos’ Independence Bridge on Thurs., Oct. 23

Navos will be celebrating the opening of its new Independence Bridge facility on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. – Noon, with guest speaker Rep. Jim McDermott set to speak at 10:45 a.m. Independence... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘This message brought to you at no charge by Don Wasson…’

LETTER: ‘This message brought to you at no charge by Don Wasson…’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] In a few days, we will receive our BALLOTS. We... [Read more]

City of Burien to participate in earthquake drill Thursday morning, Oct. 16

City of Burien to participate in earthquake drill Thursday morning, Oct. 16

The City of Burien will participate in an earthquake drill at 10:16 this Thursday, Oct. 16. “An instructional audio clip will be played over the public announcement system,” reads an announcement.... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Our community deserves better than exaggerated claims…’

LETTER: ‘Our community deserves better than exaggerated claims…’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, The volunteers who make up Highline... [Read more]

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

Camp Waskowitz recently received a major makeover by 325 members of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. NAIOP volunteers undertook several much-needed improvement projects on the... [Read more]

LETTER:  Highline Public Schools Board of Directors President on bond issue

LETTER: Highline Public Schools Board of Directors President on bond issue

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Editor: Our elementary schools are overcrowded,... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Oktoberfest event will be Saturday, Oct. 18

Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Oktoberfest event will be Saturday, Oct. 18

On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Highline Schools Foundation will present its annual Oktoberfest Dinner, Dance and Auction at Normandy Park Cove. “We aim to make this event affordable, casual, and all... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: The ‘Storm Train’ begins

WEATHER GEEK: The ‘Storm Train’ begins

Press the “Play” button to hear the live Weather video/audio stream. There isn’t much hope for a continuation of summer ahead. Light rain and showers will condition us this weekend... [Read more]

Brat Trot raises over $66,000 for Highline Schools Foundation – a record!

Brat Trot raises over $66,000 for Highline Schools Foundation – a record!

Burien Brat Trot organizers announced Thursday (Oct. 9) that the expected income for last Sunday’s epic community event will be over $66,000 – the most ever in the 6-year history of the race! The B-Town... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High briefly evacuated due to chemical-related odor Thursday

Kennedy Catholic High briefly evacuated due to chemical-related odor Thursday

Students and staff at Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School were briefly evacuated from buildings Thursday afternoon around 12:40 p.m., due to a chemical-related odor. The Burien/Normandy Park Fire... [Read more]

Shorewood Elementary School’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 8

Shorewood Elementary School’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 8

Shorewood Elementary School’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the campus, located at 2725 SW 116th Ave. “We will have 60 plus vendors from all... [Read more]

3 locals named ‘Commended Students’ in National Merit Scholarship Program

3 locals named ‘Commended Students’ in National Merit Scholarship Program

Seattle Christian High School principal Matt Althoff has announced that Karl Stahlfeld of Burien, has been named a Semifinalist and Parker Bowen (Normandy Park) and Nolan Swain (Burien), have been named... [Read more]

Under perfect skies, the 2014 Burien Brat Trot sprinted to a record year Sunday

Under perfect skies, the 2014 Burien Brat Trot sprinted to a record year Sunday

Under perfect, blue skies, the 2014 Burien Brat Trot sprinted to a record year on Sunday, Oct. 5, with 893 of 1,654 registered runners finishing the race. The 5K race was won by 17-year old Mason Gionet,... [Read more]

300 Volunteers to give Camp Waskowitz a major makeover

300 Volunteers to give Camp Waskowitz a major makeover

Camp Waskowitz will receive a major make-over by 300 volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 4. The volunteers are members of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and will undertake 20 much-needed... [Read more]

‘Night of 1,000 Pumpkins’ will haunt Dottie Harper Park on Saturday, Nov. 1

‘Night of 1,000 Pumpkins’ will haunt Dottie Harper Park on Saturday, Nov. 1

The ‘Night of 1,000 Pumpkins’ will haunt Burien’s Dottie Harper Park from 6 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, as a fun family-safe celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead! “Bring... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding three Open Houses

Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding three Open Houses

Please “Try Out” Advertiser Explorer West Middle School during one of its upcoming Open House events: Oct. 15, 2014 6:30-8:00pm Nov. 15, 2014 10:00-11:30am Dec. 9, 2014 6:30-8:00pm Location: Explorer... [Read more]

Have ‘Coffee with your Congressman’ Rep. Jim McDermott on Saturday, Oct. 11

Have ‘Coffee with your Congressman’ Rep. Jim McDermott on Saturday, Oct. 11

Have ‘Coffee with your Congressman’ Rep. Jim McDermott’s at Normandy Perk in Normandy Park on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to this free, public event, where... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Proposition #1 appears to be an outright theft’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Proposition #1 appears to be an outright theft’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Response to Mr. Schipper’s letter of September... [Read more]

Sunday ‘Walk-n-Talk': People who live in stone houses shouldn’t throw glass

Sunday ‘Walk-n-Talk': People who live in stone houses shouldn’t throw glass

This Sunday, Oct. 5, the monthly ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will explore some very distinctive homes with stones and pebbles in North Burien. In addition to walking and chatting with neighbors, one of the... [Read more]