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REMINDER: Highline High School’s Key Club’s ‘Run to Fund’ is Saturday

REMINDER: Highline High School’s Key Club’s ‘Run to Fund’ is Saturday

REMINDER: Heads up, Burien – Highline High School’s Key Club’s Run to Fund is happening Saturday, June 24 at Highline Memorial Stadium: Join us, Sweet Breeze ice cream, and your fellow community... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools’ Capital Facilities Advisory Committee gets back to work

Highline Public Schools’ Capital Facilities Advisory Committee gets back to work

The ‘hometown heroes’ of the last school bond are rolling up their sleeves again – volunteer representatives from all four high school service areas in Highline met last Wednesday to... [Read more]

Help the City of Burien determine what the needs are for local youth and teens

Help the City of Burien determine what the needs are for local youth and teens

The City of Burien is seeking help to determine what the needs are for the youth and teens of Burien, and is looking for people to take a short survey, which they say “is very important for the future... [Read more]

AUDIO/PHOTOS: ‘It’s not about the rock’ at tense Highline High listening session

AUDIO/PHOTOS: ‘It’s not about the rock’ at tense Highline High listening session

By Scott & Theresa Schaefer After a slow, tense start where attendees argued over the format of the event, Highline High School’s Listening Session Thursday night (June 15) attempted to begin to... [Read more]

Burien/White Center Rotary presents over $12,000 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary presents over $12,000 in scholarships to local students

The Burien/White Center Rotary presented Scholarships and Service Above Self awards to this year’s recipients at last week’s meeting: Scholarships: Walter O. Carsten Memorial Scholarship,... [Read more]

Free Summer lunch program available for local children

Free Summer lunch program available for local children

Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Program. A child does not need to be a Highline Public Schools student to participate. Meals... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Highline Premier FC’s Summer Soccer Camps will run July 17-21; register now!

Highline Premier FC’s Summer Soccer Camps will run July 17-21; register now!

July 17–21 8–12 year-olds FULL DAY: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. 6–12 year-olds HALF DAY: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. WHERE: Chief Sealth Utility Fields, West Seattle COST: $250.00/full day, $130.00/half day (Camp T-Shirt... [Read more]

REMINDER: Community meeting on Highline High’s ‘Spirit Rock’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Community meeting on Highline High’s ‘Spirit Rock’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: A community meeting to discuss recent tensions at Highline High School, open to families and the public, is scheduled for TONIGHT – Thursday, June 15 – from 6 – 7 p.m. at the school cafeteria... [Read more]

Master Gardeners expanding their FREE help sessions for 2017

Master Gardeners expanding their FREE help sessions for 2017

The Master Gardeners have increased the frequency of their free plant question/answer clinics for the 2017 season, and wil now be at the Burien Library two days a week, as well as three Saturdays at... [Read more]

Highline High School Key Club’s ‘Run to Fund’ 5k will be Saturday, June 24

Highline High School Key Club’s ‘Run to Fund’ 5k will be Saturday, June 24

Highline High School’s Key Club announced its very first annual community event: ‘Run to Fund,’ which will be held on Saturday, June 24, at Highline Memorial Stadium. “Join us... [Read more]

Y.E.T.I. hires Jordan Kimmerly as its full-time Executive Director

Y.E.T.I. hires Jordan Kimmerly as its full-time Executive Director

The Youth Experiential Training Institute (Y.E.T.I.) announced that it has hired Jordan Kimmerly (pictured above) as its first full-time Executive Director for the organization. Y.E.T.I.’s mission... [Read more]

Seattle Storm’s open practice will be Wednesday at Tyee campus in SeaTac

Seattle Storm’s open practice will be Wednesday at Tyee campus in SeaTac

The Seattle Storm’s open Kaiser Permanente Community Practice will be held this Wednesday, June 14 at Tyee High School in SeaTac. The event, which takes place from 6-8 p.m., is free and open to... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Rain Garden Workshop this Saturday, June 17

City of Burien holding Rain Garden Workshop this Saturday, June 17

Duwamish Infrastructure Restoration Training – aka DIRT Corps – is building ten residential rain gardens in partnership with the City of Burien Government, and will be holding a Workshop on June 17. Participants... [Read more]

Tensions remain high at Highline High over ‘Spirit Rock’; public meeting Thurs.

Tensions remain high at Highline High over ‘Spirit Rock’; public meeting Thurs.

An all-school assembly was held at Highline High School Monday morning, June 12, to address increased tensions since a gay pride message on the ‘Spirit Rock’ on the school’s front lawn... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship Recipients and Donors at the 2017 Scholarship Reception. The Highline Schools Foundation announced nearly $200,000 in scholarship awards to students enrolled in... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Around 60 students walk out of Highline High in protest Friday

FOLLOWUP: Around 60 students walk out of Highline High in protest Friday

On Friday morning (June 9), around 60 students walked out of classes at Highline High School to express their concern about the painting of the ‘Spirit Rock’ and other actions that have made... [Read more]

Political message painted on Highline High Spirit Rock upsets students

Political message painted on Highline High Spirit Rock upsets students

A political message was painted over a previous one declaring tolerance on the “Spirit Rock” on the lawn in front of Highline High School Wednesday night (June 7), and some students are very upset. Apparently... [Read more]

Highline High School Alumni Foundation awards over $60,000 in scholarships

Highline High School Alumni Foundation awards over $60,000 in scholarships

The Highline High School Alumni Foundation awarded over $60,000 in scholarships to Pirate seniors this year. Congrats to this year’s recipients, honored June 4, 2017 (click image to see larger version): Top... [Read more]

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Dad called…he wants to Dive!

Father’s Day is coming up soon – Sunday, June 18 – and here’s a great and unique Father’s Day gift idea: Bring Dad to TL Sea Diving’s Discover Pool Night on Tuesday, June 27, from 7 – 10... [Read more]

REMINDER: Quiet Skies meeting is Tuesday at Gregory Heights School

REMINDER: Quiet Skies meeting is Tuesday at Gregory Heights School

REMINDER: The next public meeting for the Quiet Skies Coalition will be this Tuesday, June 6, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Gregory Heights Elementary School. All residents with concerns about increased... [Read more]

REMINDER: Watch Student Films at Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday night

REMINDER: Watch Student Films at Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday night

REMINDER: The City of Burien will be the main guest as they present the winners of their recent Stormwater Film Contest at the Film Office Happy Hour this Tuesday, June 6. This free and open all-ages... [Read more]

Hazel Valley & Midway schools will launch Spanish-English programs

Hazel Valley & Midway schools will launch Spanish-English programs

Thanks to input from staff and families, more students in Highline Public Schools will have the opportunity for bilingual education – Hazel Valley and Midway elementary schools will transition to English-Spanish... [Read more]

Sponsored Post 70% full and counting – South Sound Nature School Day Camps enrolling now!

70% full and counting – South Sound Nature School Day Camps enrolling now!

Hey Mom and Dad – there’s still time to sign your kids up for South Sound Nature School’s Summer Camps 2017, which will be held at Seahurst Park on Puget Sound and in Seward Park on Lake... [Read more]

Puget Sound Skills Center Teacher Katelyn Asare named Fulbright Scholar

Puget Sound Skills Center Teacher Katelyn Asare named Fulbright Scholar

At Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center, Katelyn Asare (pictured, left) serves students working to make up credits and get on track to graduate through career-focused programs. But her students sometimes... [Read more]