Education Section

Akayla Wolcott served as a Page in State House of Representatives

Akayla Wolcott served as a Page in State House of Representatives

Akayla Wolcott, a student at Highline Choice Academy, served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Photo courtesy Washington State Legislative Support Services. Sponsored... [Read more]

Burien 4th grader’s artwork wins Poison Prevention Poster Contest

Burien 4th grader’s artwork wins Poison Prevention Poster Contest

Lily delivered the official Washington State Poison Prevention Poster to Washington State First Lady Trudy Inslee. After reviewing a record number of entries from kindergarten through 6th grade students... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS’ opens this Friday

REMINDER: ‘Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS’ opens this Friday

From our friends at the Hi-Liners Musical Theatre:Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS Opens this Friday, Mar. 22!Tickets on Sale Now! Hi-Liners Musical Theatre Presents Magic Tree House: Pirates... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools will host national network of Innovative School Districts

Highline Public Schools will host national network of Innovative School Districts

Highline Public Schools will host the spring 2019 League of Innovative Schools meeting. The League of Innovative Schools is a national coalition of forward-thinking school districts organized by Digital... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Music & arts programs are currently inequitable across all Highline schools’

LETTER: ‘Music & arts programs are currently inequitable across all Highline schools’

[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:] Hello, My name is Emily Black and I am... [Read more]

Congrats to Highline Schools Foundation 2019 Gold Star Awards winners!

Congrats to Highline Schools Foundation 2019 Gold Star Awards winners!

The Highline Schools Foundation on Thursday night, Mar. 14 awarded the winners of the 2019 Gold Star Awards at its annual Gold Star Awards BASH. The Highline community gathered to root on the award nominees. “Congratulations... [Read more]

Students hack homelessness at Innovation Challenge in Burien

Students hack homelessness at Innovation Challenge in Burien

Left to right, Brandon Carlisle – Teacher at [email protected] with 1st-place winning student team Step It Up, and Diem Ly, Comcast Community Impact Director. The $1000 check is a scholarship for each... [Read more]

Due to hate speech, ‘Sprit Rock’ to be removed from Highline High campus

Due to hate speech, ‘Sprit Rock’ to be removed from Highline High campus

Photo courtesy Highline High School Pirate’s Anchor student newspaper. Due to previous cases of vandalism – including recent hate speech that was painted over immediately – Highline High School’s... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking input on new trimester schedule

Highline Public Schools seeking input on new trimester schedule

Highline Public Schools high schools will switch from a two-term semester schedule to a three-term trimester schedule in the fall of 2020, and the district is seeking public input: Students will have five... [Read more]

Hi-Liners offering spring classes, summer camps & ‘Pirates Past Noon KIDS’

Hi-Liners offering spring classes, summer camps & ‘Pirates Past Noon KIDS’

From our friends at the Hi-Liners Musical Theatre:Register for Spring classes NOW Registration remains open after classes start. Choose from multiple options including Acting Fundamentals, Imagination... [Read more]

LETTER: Parent has concerns about Highline Public Schools schedule changes

LETTER: Parent has concerns about Highline Public Schools schedule changes

[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:]Parents, grandparents and community members... [Read more]

WEATHER: Despite dusting of snow, schools started on time Thurs. morning

WEATHER: Despite dusting of snow, schools started on time Thurs. morning

Despite a light dusting of snow in the Burien area on Thursday morning, Mar. 7, Highline Public Schools started on time. Here’s more from the district: All schools are open and on time. Some buses... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking input on new materials for social studies & math

Highline Public Schools seeking input on new materials for social studies & math

Highline Public Schools is adopting new materials for social studies and math, and they’re seeking your input: Your voice is important as we select new instructional materials for kindergarten-8th... [Read more]

Highline High’s Spirit Rock vandalized with hate speech overnight

Highline High’s Spirit Rock vandalized with hate speech overnight

Highline High School’s Spirit Rock – which has been vandalized at least twice over the last two years – was again a target overnight, as “symbols and words of hate targeting our LGBTQ students... [Read more]

REMINDER: City of Burien’s Tenant Protections Meetings start TONIGHT

REMINDER: City of Burien’s Tenant Protections Meetings start TONIGHT

REMINDER: The City of Burien’s rescheduled Tenant Protections Meetings start TONIGHT – Tuesday, Mar. 5 – at City Hall. In order to gather feedback about how proposed tenant protections could... [Read more]