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Tin Room starts new ‘Tin Ship’ scholarship for Highline Schools grads

Tin Room starts new ‘Tin Ship’ scholarship for Highline Schools grads

Longtime Advertiser The Tin Room Bar & Theater announced this week that they’ll be starting an annual ‘Tin Ship’ scholarship program to a Highline Public Schools graduating senior. The... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools must fix ‘Separate but Equal’ Policy’

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools must fix ‘Separate but Equal’ Policy’

[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:] Highline Schools must fix “Separate... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on aging facilities & crowding issues

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on aging facilities & crowding issues

Highline Public Schools announced Thursday (April 23) that it is seeking input from the community on how to address the district’s need to build, repair, and renovate schools to meet educational needs,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post REMINDER: Westside School holding Spring Pre-K Open House this Saturday

REMINDER: Westside School holding Spring Pre-K Open House this Saturday

REMINDER: Advertiser Westside School will be hosting a Pre-K Spring Open House THIS Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. until Noon. Pre-Kindergarten is the main entrance point for this NWAIS Accredited Pre-K... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast breaks giving records

Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast breaks giving records

Highline Schools Foundation Alaska Airlines Scholarship recipient Cecilia Vu with Alaska Airlines’ Aileen Cronin (Foundation Trustee) and Brad Tilden. Last Friday morning (April 17), over 200 people... [Read more]

Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage – who has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus she was... [Read more]

Celebrate Student Art Month at the B-Town Beat in downtown Burien on May 7

Celebrate Student Art Month at the B-Town Beat in downtown Burien on May 7

Celebrate Student Art Month by exploring visual and performing arts from local Highline Public Schools students at the next B-Town Beat – set for Thursday, May 7, from 6 – 9 p.m. This art walk is... [Read more]

Des Moines Councilmember charged with slapping special needs student

Des Moines Councilmember charged with slapping special needs student

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: by Jack Mayne Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus... [Read more]

CEOs from local corporations help close Digital Divide in Highline Public Schools

CEOs from local corporations help close Digital Divide in Highline Public Schools

Photos by Jana Kleitsch On Friday (April 17), top executives from The Boeing Company, Alaska Airlines, and Syntonic visited Chinook Middle School to see and experience digital learning tools that... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline High Track vs Hazen by 10-year old Photographer Isabel

PHOTOS: Highline High Track vs Hazen by 10-year old Photographer Isabel

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 10-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]

NASA Space Ambassador to speak at Explorer West Middle School April 22

NASA Space Ambassador to speak at Explorer West Middle School April 22

On Wednesday, April 22 – Earth Day – Advertiser Explorer West Middle School will present a community talk by NASA/JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) Solar System Ambassador, Dr. Ron Hobbs. Dr. Hobbs’ presentation,... [Read more]

Boy Scout Troop 360 holding annual Spaghetti Dinner & Auction May 2

Boy Scout Troop 360 holding annual Spaghetti Dinner & Auction May 2

Boy Scout Troop #360 will be holding its 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Auction on Saturday, May 2 at the Lake Burien Presbyterian Church. The fundraiser event starts at 5 p.m., and tickets are $8.00... [Read more]

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

The Highline School Board voted to appoint Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac to the Director District 3 position during a special meeting on Wednesday, April 15. He participated in his first School Board meeting... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien Parks’ ‘Wellness Fiesta’  is Saturday at Community Center

REMINDER: Burien Parks’ ‘Wellness Fiesta’ is Saturday at Community Center

REMINDER: The Burien Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to attend its FREE Wellness Fiesta this Saturday, April 18 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. This free, family... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools warns parents of attempted student abduction in Burien

Highline Public Schools warns parents of attempted student abduction in Burien

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated at 8:56 p.m. on April 14, 2015: Highline Public Schools sent out an automated phone call on Tuesday afternoon, April 14, warning parents at local schools of... [Read more]

PSESD Super John Welch named to King County Housing Authority Board

PSESD Super John Welch named to King County Housing Authority Board

King County Executive Dow Constantine has appointed John Welch to serve as a King County Housing Authority commissioner. As many of our Readers may recall, Welch served as Superintendent of Highline Public... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools teams up with Tukwila to restart middle school football

Highline Public Schools teams up with Tukwila to restart middle school football

Highline Public Schools, along with the Tukwila School District, are restarting a middle school football program after more than 30 years. It will be full contact spring ball prepping the kids for high... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools announced on Monday (April 13) that it will be the first school district in King County to implement a school bus stop paddle camera enforcement program. The cameras, which... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought concerns diminish

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought concerns diminish

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek There’s been some good news for the western Washington region that will,... [Read more]

COLUMN: Seeing Downtown Burien through different eyes

COLUMN: Seeing Downtown Burien through different eyes

by Marlaina Lieberg On March 16, 2015, I began to see downtown Burien through very different eyes. That is the day my new Guide Dogs for the Blind guide, Nisha, arrived. Typically, the blind handler goes... [Read more]

Highline School Board to appoint Chung (Joe) Van as new member April 15

Highline School Board to appoint Chung (Joe) Van as new member April 15

The Highline School Board is scheduled to appoint a new member – Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac – on Wednesday, April 15, during a special meeting. Van is a finalist for the vacant Director District 3... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding Spring Pre-K Open House on April 25

Advertiser Westside School holding Spring Pre-K Open House on April 25

Advertiser Westside School will be hosting a Pre-K Spring Open House on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. until Noon. Pre-Kindergarten is the main entrance point for this NWAIS Accredited PK through 8th... [Read more]

Next Highline Public Schools Construction Bond election will be in 2016

Next Highline Public Schools Construction Bond election will be in 2016

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Highline Public School officials anticipate placing a new construction bond issue on the ballot next year, superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield recently... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Celebrate a ‘Waste-Free Earth Day’ at The Recology Store on Saturday, April 18

Celebrate a ‘Waste-Free Earth Day’ at The Recology Store on Saturday, April 18

Advertiser Recology will be holding a ‘Waste-Free Earth Day’ event on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Recology Store located at Five Corners Plaza. You can learn more... [Read more]

Help Burien’s Hi-Liners by buying at Book Fair on Saturday, April 25

Help Burien’s Hi-Liners by buying at Book Fair on Saturday, April 25

Help Burien’s Hi-Liners by shopping at a Book Fair fundraiser from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at Barnes & Noble at Southcenter. There will also be a sneak peek of ‘Dinosaurs... [Read more]

Master Gardener Clinics start soon; here’s where to get free, expert advice

Master Gardener Clinics start soon; here’s where to get free, expert advice

FREE Master Gardener Clinics start soon, and will continue Saturdays at Furney’s Nursery and Wednesdays at the Burien Library. “Get answers to general gardening questions, learn about proper... [Read more]

Hi-Liners’ ‘Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS’ opens Friday, May 1

Hi-Liners’ ‘Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS’ opens Friday, May 1

The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre 2015 DownStage Center Spring Show ‘Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS’ will open on Friday, May 1 at the Renton Civic Theatre. About the Show: While... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School students help plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day event

Sylvester Middle School students help plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day event

Ben Thompson (left) and Nancy Tosta with ‘Tree City USA’ Flag. Sylvester Middle School students (left to right): Logan Lemieux, Jeremiah Harding, Brian Phuong, Joanne Robson and Mira Stemen. Deputy... [Read more]