Education Section

Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

On Wednesday, May 23, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, to provide for noise mitigation for the Highline School... [Read more]

‘Meet and Greet’ with new Highline High Co-Principals will be Tuesday, June 5

‘Meet and Greet’ with new Highline High Co-Principals will be Tuesday, June 5

A ‘Meet and Greet’ for the public to meet Highline High School’s new Co-Principals is set for Tuesday, June 5, for 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the school cafeteria. Clint Sallee and Tremain Holloway will... [Read more]

Learn about Tenants Rights at free workshop in Spanish Sat. at Burien Library

Learn about Tenants Rights at free workshop in Spanish Sat. at Burien Library

Know your rights as a tenant! Do you have questions about your deposit? Negligence of repairs to your depa? Discrimination or harassment by the manager? Eviction threat? Come to the Burien Library, where... [Read more]

Historic Highline High entrance to be rebuilt with original brick and terra cotta

Historic Highline High entrance to be rebuilt with original brick and terra cotta

The new Highline High School (HHS) will reopen in the fall of 2021 with its grand main entrance reconstructed using the original brick and terra cotta, Highline Public Schools announced Monday, May 21.... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

The Highline Schools Foundation announced this week that they awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships to graduating students in Highline Public Schools this year. “A critical goal of the foundation... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirate boys varsity soccer team wins playoff game

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirate boys varsity soccer team wins playoff game

Congrats to the Highline High School boys varsity soccer team, who won Saturday’s neutral playoff game against Bellingham by a score of 1-0! This game was part of the 2018 Boys Soccer State Championships... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA General Membership Meeting is Thursday, May 17

Highline Special Needs PTA General Membership Meeting is Thursday, May 17

All are invited to the Highline Public Schools Special Needs PTA General Membership Meeting: WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Central Office Boardroom, 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW, Burien,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools releases revised School Boundary Maps

Highline Public Schools releases revised School Boundary Maps

Members of the community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) have developed a revised set of boundary maps and school feeder plan for Highline Public Schools. The draft plan – announced... [Read more]

Local mathematicians face off at the Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza

Local mathematicians face off at the Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza

Every Highline elementary school has excited and talented mathematicians; two-thirds of them demonstrated this fact at the 2018 Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza on Friday, May 4.  239 students in... [Read more]

May is ‘Music4Life Month’!

May is ‘Music4Life Month’!

May is “Music4Life Month” say County Executives Dow Constantine and Dave Somers, as well as the mayors and city councils of several cities in King and Snohomish Counties. Music4Life™ (www.Music4Life.org)... [Read more]

Why be a Mentor? It’s good for everyone – Mentors both teach and learn

Why be a Mentor? It’s good for everyone – Mentors both teach and learn

POS intern, Vaungh’Nee Walker, at Marine Maintenance with Corbin Purnhagen, Aug. 12, 2016. By the Port of Seattle With a busy professional and personal life, you may wonder if becoming a mentor is... [Read more]

Former Blog Intern Devin Otto working on documentary about homeless youth

Former Blog Intern Devin Otto working on documentary about homeless youth

Former B-Town Blog Intern Devin Otto – now a senior at Big Picture High School – has recently been working on a documentary on queer youth experiencing homelessness, and here’s an update: The... [Read more]

Big Picture Senior’s ‘Low Tide Music Festival’ coming to Des Moines June 2

Big Picture Senior’s ‘Low Tide Music Festival’ coming to Des Moines June 2

Poster by Anna Moore As his Senior Project, Big Picture High School student Alex Heindel is producing the ‘Low Tide Music Festival,’ an all ages, FREE music festival in the Des Moines Beach... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Budget Meeting will be Monday, May 14

Highline Public Schools Budget Meeting will be Monday, May 14

Community, staff, families and students are invited to learn about the proposed 2018-19 budget for Highline Public Schools on Monday, May 14. Chief Financial Officer Janea Marking will explain the McCleary... [Read more]

Engender International hosting Flower Arranging Class on Saturday, May 12

Engender International hosting Flower Arranging Class on Saturday, May 12

Burien based non-profit Engender International is continuing its series of events that highlight the work of women makers with a flower arranging class on Saturday, May 12 – just in time for Mother’s... [Read more]

Local Boy Scouts attend Merit Badge University to learn how to be Eagle Scouts

Local Boy Scouts attend Merit Badge University to learn how to be Eagle Scouts

On a recent Saturday in the Burien area, hundreds of scouts gathered at a local church to attend advancement classes for becoming Eagle Scouts. Boys from all over King County came here to spend the day... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA holding ‘Coffee Night’ meeting Mon., May 7

Highline Special Needs PTA holding ‘Coffee Night’ meeting Mon., May 7

Highline Special Needs PTA will be holding an informal ‘Coffee Night’ event on Monday, May 7, from 7 – 9 p.m. This free, open meeting will be held at the Starbucks on 901 SW 148th Street. “Join... [Read more]

Learn about Puget Sound’s Geoducks at ESC on Thursday, May 17

Learn about Puget Sound’s Geoducks at ESC on Thursday, May 17

Puget Sound’s geoducks are iconic, valuable, and fascinating creatures, and their management presents both opportunities and challenges. Their slow growth, long lives, and fixed location means that... [Read more]

See more details on new Highline High School design on Thursday, May 17

See more details on new Highline High School design on Thursday, May 17

Curious to see what the new Highline High School is going to look like inside and out? Bassetti Architects is halfway through the detailed work of designing every square inch of the new facility, and... [Read more]

Give BIG so that local Elementary School students can Shine Bright

Give BIG so that local Elementary School students can Shine Bright

By Katalia Alexander The bell rings at 1:40 p.m., and students flood the halls of Hazel Valley Elementary School, eager to get home and enjoy the weekend. For twenty students however, the day isn’t... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Glendale Lutheran School holding Open House on Tuesday, May 15

Glendale Lutheran School holding Open House on Tuesday, May 15

From Advertiser Glendale Lutheran School: Glendale Lutheran School will be holding an Open House on Tuesday, May 15, from 5 – 7 p.m.: New families are welcome to our Open House! Teachers and staff... [Read more]

Next Highline Public Schools Boundary Change meetings will be May 9 & 23

Next Highline Public Schools Boundary Change meetings will be May 9 & 23

Highline Public Schools community-led committee charged with recommending school boundary changes will incorporate suggestions from the community into a second draft of their plan – and also consider... [Read more]

Clint Sallee selected as second Co-Principal for Highline High School

Clint Sallee selected as second Co-Principal for Highline High School

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield on Thursday (May 3) announced that Clint Sallee has been selected as co-principal of Highline High School. Sallee will start July 1, and will partner... [Read more]

Deadline extended for ‘Making Burien Awesome’ scholarship program

Deadline extended for ‘Making Burien Awesome’ scholarship program

Discover Burien has extended the deadline for its 2018 “Making Burien Awesome” Scholarship program, with a new deadline of June 1, 2018. The ‘Making Burien Awesome’ scholarship program... [Read more]