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Hi-Liners add leadership position; continues growth trajectory

Hi-Liners add leadership position; continues growth trajectory

Burien’s Hi-Liners Musical Theatre, in a move reflecting their continuing growth, has added a second full-time salaried position to the organization’s leadership team.  JC Hedberg, who has worked... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking input on schedule changes & math/science

Highline Public Schools seeking input on schedule changes & math/science

Highline Public Schools wants to get family input on two important topics: High school schedule changes Learning materials for high school math and science. You can apply to serve on two committees:... [Read more]

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

[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:] I am Rose Clark. In 2015 and 2016 I had... [Read more]

Music4Life reports major year-end growth for helping kids get instruments

Music4Life reports major year-end growth for helping kids get instruments

Music4Life™ (www.Music4Life.org), the local non-profit that provides ready-to-play musical instruments for use by public school students in need – including in Highline Public Schools – reports that... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking public’s input to update Strategic Plan

Highline Public Schools seeking public’s input to update Strategic Plan

How can schools support the social and emotional well-being of students? Highline Public Schools is asking for the public’s ideas in an online conversation, which started Oct. 9. Input will be used... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Open House for Seattle Lutheran High School will be Thursday, Oct. 26

Open House for Seattle Lutheran High School will be Thursday, Oct. 26

An Open House for Seattle Lutheran High School will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Seattle Lutheran High School has a unique and successful approach to education. Join us for our Open... [Read more]

City of Burien hosting public meeting on ADA Transition Plan Thurs., Nov. 2

City of Burien hosting public meeting on ADA Transition Plan Thurs., Nov. 2

The City of Burien will be hosting a public meeting to inform updates to the City’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan on Thursday, Nov. 2. The event will run from 5:30–7:30 p.m.... [Read more]

Former Highline Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent Matheson has passed away

Former Highline Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent Matheson has passed away

Dr. Kent D. “Matt” Matheson, former Highline Public Schools Superintendent, passed away recently, the district announced…

Seattle Southside Chamber holding Celebration of Women event Oct. 25

Seattle Southside Chamber holding Celebration of Women event Oct. 25

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – the driving force of business for Southwest King County – announced that they will be holding a new event and initiative celebrating women in business and... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Las Vegas shooting, journalism & local student’s experiences

CLIFF’S EDGE: Las Vegas shooting, journalism & local student’s experiences

Considering the millions of words published and voiced since the shootings last Sunday in Las Vegas, one might think we know precisely why and how they happened. But we don’t. We do know that in our... [Read more]

Get the scoop on Highline High’s façade straight from architects Oct. 19

Get the scoop on Highline High’s façade straight from architects Oct. 19

The public is invited to ‘get the scoop’ on Highline High School’s façade straight from the architects at an ‘Ask the Architects’ community meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19. This... [Read more]

Little Lancers Trick or Treating will be Friday, Oct. 27 at Kennedy Catholic

Little Lancers Trick or Treating will be Friday, Oct. 27 at Kennedy Catholic

It’s almost Halloween time, and once again, Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School will host Trick or Treating for our ‘Littlest Lancers’ on Friday, Oct. 27, from 3 – 4 p.m. Children/grandchildren... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Take home a FREE rain garden plant at Rain Garden Project event this Saturday

Take home a FREE rain garden plant at Rain Garden Project event this Saturday

Join the City of Burien and DIRT Corps for the final phase of the Burien Rain Garden Project to build 10 rain gardens in low income neighborhoods in Burien while educating the community along the way,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation Training starts Thursday

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation Training starts Thursday

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation Training starts this Thursday, Oct. 5! Come learn how to participate in the annual Community Salmon Investigation to track spawning salmon in Miller and Walker... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Shorewood Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 11

SAVE THE DATE: Shorewood Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 11

The Shorewood Holiday Bazaar – coming Saturday, Nov. 11 – is a longstanding tradition in the Shorewood community, featuring over 60 talented local crafter-vendors selling handmade goods ranging from... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Burien Brat Trot breaks records under damp skies Sunday

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Burien Brat Trot breaks records under damp skies Sunday

Photo by Michael Brunk The 2017 Burien Brat Trot broke records for the number of registered runners (1,309) – an increase of +14% over last year – with 906 crossing the finish line under sometimes... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Hi-Liners’ annual Gala Dinner & Auction will be Sat., Nov. 11

SAVE THE DATE: Hi-Liners’ annual Gala Dinner & Auction will be Sat., Nov. 11

SAVE THE DATE: Burien’s Hi-Liners Musical Theatre’s annual Gala Dinner & Auction will be Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Brockey Center at South Seattle College. “Join us!” Parking... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

[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. This Letter comes from the Correspondence... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: District says unstable front of Highline High School must be rebuilt

FOLLOWUP: District says unstable front of Highline High School must be rebuilt

It took the money from the voter approved recent bond election to give the Highline School District enough money to find out whether the front wall façade…

Burien Brat Trot weekend is coming up, and here are all the details!

Burien Brat Trot weekend is coming up, and here are all the details!

Burien Brat Trot weekend is this Saturday & Sunday, and all of B-Town has a lot to look forward to – below are all the details so that you won’t miss out on a single one of the exciting activities! All... [Read more]

After tech evaluation, looks like Highline High’s front façade cannot be saved

After tech evaluation, looks like Highline High’s front façade cannot be saved

Highline Public Schools on Monday (Sept. 25) announced that – after a full evaluation – the technical team has concluded that the front façade/north wall of Highline High School is “not stable enough to be safely shored up…

‘Your Personal Happiness Project’ coming to Burien Community Center Oct. 14

‘Your Personal Happiness Project’ coming to Burien Community Center Oct. 14

A little ray of sunshine is coming to Burien, in the form of a one-of-a-kind new workshop called ‘Your Personal Happiness Project,’ which will take place at the Burien Community Center on... [Read more]

Seahurst Park sets record for worldwide International Coastal Cleanup

Seahurst Park sets record for worldwide International Coastal Cleanup

On the last Saturday of summer (Sept. 16), Seahurst Park was overflowing with beach combers and record breakers. Luckily, friends and neighbors abided by the rule that the only thing you take... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Plenty in school documentary to ponder; watch it here

CLIFF’S EDGE: Plenty in school documentary to ponder; watch it here

Highline Public Schools unveiled the documentary, “Eleven Paths,” this week to an audience reflecting diverse interests in the district and the education it provides. Students, their families and... [Read more]