Education Section

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This post includes both an ‘Op-Ed,’ submitted by the Highline School Board, and an ‘Open Letter to the Community’ submitted by Highline School District Superintendent... [Read more]

A 10-year old Reporter/Photographer’s story on Highline High School Wrestling

A 10-year old Reporter/Photographer’s story on Highline High School Wrestling

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is from our youngest-ever Contributor – 10-year old Isabel Herbruger – who submitted this story and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge... [Read more]

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A revised school construction bond – valued about $9 million less than the one proposed in November – to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding will go before voters on the Feb.... [Read more]

JOBS: Cedarhurst School Recreation Leaders needed

JOBS: Cedarhurst School Recreation Leaders needed

On-site Recreation Leaders are needed for the collaborative Highline School District-City of Burien after-school program. These employees will lead recreation/enrichment activities for 1st-6th grade students... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board ‘would like to set the record straight’

LETTER: Highline School Board ‘would like to set the record straight’

[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:] Dear Editor: We would like to set the... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards $75,000 in grants this Fall

Highline Schools Foundation awards $75,000 in grants this Fall

The Highline Schools Foundation awarded $65,053 through 89 classroom grants this Fall – giving out 85% of 2014 fund requests. “Because of events like the Burien Brat Trot and Oktoberfest, and the... [Read more]

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

The Highline School District on Friday announced that the transition of 6th grade to middle school will be delayed at least one year. “Originally slated for fall 2015, the 6th grade move will occur... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

BTB Reader Chris Rimple sent us these great time-lapse videos, taken from his home in Seahurst looking towards north Vashon and Blake Island. Watch full-screen and at least at 720p HD to see the amazing... [Read more]

Burien’s 1st Mayor voted into Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame

Burien’s 1st Mayor voted into Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame

  Burien’s first mayor, Arun Jhaveri, was recently voted into the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Hall of Fame. The award was presented in Washington, D.C. at the annual World Energy... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Some thoughts on recently failed Highline School District bond issue’

LETTER: ‘Some thoughts on recently failed Highline School District bond issue’

[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:] Some thoughts on the recently failed Highline... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Not sure which is more impressive, Thursday’s (Dec. 11) possible wind storm or Wednesday’s... [Read more]

Burien’s Big Picture High School holding Rummage Sale this weekend

Burien’s Big Picture High School holding Rummage Sale this weekend

Burien’s Big Picture High School will be holding a Rummage Sale on Friday, Dec 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13. “Come find the perfect holiday gifts for loved ones while also supporting BP Middle... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Meet the Author of ‘Marijuana Nation’ at Advertiser Page 2 Books Saturday

Meet the Author of ‘Marijuana Nation’ at Advertiser Page 2 Books Saturday

Meet Roger Roffman, the Author of ‘Marijuana Nation’ at Advertiser Page 2 Books this Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Roffman, professor emeritus in social work at the University of Washington,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Meet the Author of ‘Pacific Northwest Garden Tours’ at Page 2 Books Friday

Meet the Author of ‘Pacific Northwest Garden Tours’ at Page 2 Books Friday

Meet Donald Olson, Author of ‘Pacific Northwest Garden Tour,’ who will be at a book signing at Advertiser Page 2 Books this Friday, Dec. 12 from 6 – 8 p.m. Olson’s book is full of... [Read more]

Replacement Levy for Highline School District will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Replacement Levy for Highline School District will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A three-year educational programs and operations replacement levy – NOT a new bond – will go before voters on Feb. 10, 2015. Levies pay for educating students and operating schools above the costs... [Read more]

Highline School District seeks input about recent bond via survey, telephone

Highline School District seeks input about recent bond via survey, telephone

Highline Public Schools is asking all families, staff, and community members to participate in an online survey and a live Telephone Town Hall meeting about the recent bond proposal, which garnered 59.3... [Read more]

South Highline National Little League’s Skills Clinics start Thursday, Dec. 11

South Highline National Little League’s Skills Clinics start Thursday, Dec. 11

The South Highline National Little League will be holding Skills Clinics starting Dec. 11: December is a great time for your kids to learn or polish up their baseball OR softball skills. Please join SHNLL... [Read more]

Donate $10 by text to help students in Highline Public Schools

Donate $10 by text to help students in Highline Public Schools

Donate $10 by text to help students in Highline Public Schools! Text “IMPACT” to 501501! The Highline Schools Foundation plays an important role in our community—they give students in Highline Public... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Dead Sea Lion washes up on north side of Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Dead Sea Lion washes up on north side of Three Tree Point

The body of a dead Sea Lion washed up on the north side of Burien’s Three Tree Point beach this week. It’s unknown when this marine mammal died, or what the cause was. However, Jamie at the... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding Toys for Tots Drive through Dec. 10

Advertiser Westside School holding Toys for Tots Drive through Dec. 10

Advertiser Westside School is holding a Toys for Tots Drive through Wednesday, Dec. 10. Since 2004 Westside School’s Kindergarten classes have championed a Toys for Tots drive. Over the past ten years... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts & Crafts Fair is this Saturday, Dec. 6

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts & Crafts Fair is this Saturday, Dec. 6

Kennedy Catholic High School’s annual Arts & Crafts Fair is this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at their campus at 140 South 140th Street. There will be: Talented Vendor Artists Holiday... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding all-school Open House this Saturday, Dec. 6

Advertiser Westside School holding all-school Open House this Saturday, Dec. 6

Advertiser Westside School is holding an All School (PreK – 8th grade) Open House this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. – Noon. This is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour the school... [Read more]

Dog gets ‘Salmon Poisoning’ at Normandy Park beach; here’s what to watch for

Dog gets ‘Salmon Poisoning’ at Normandy Park beach; here’s what to watch for

Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic just diagnosed a case of “Salmon Poisoning” in a young dog in the local community, who may have ingested some bad fish at a local beach in Normandy Park. This likely... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Temps rise, rain to return as the area starts to thaw out

WEATHER GEEK: Temps rise, rain to return as the area starts to thaw out

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’ll be slowly crawling out of our cold spell throughout this week, but until we’ve fully... [Read more]

Highline Premier Soccer mid-season tryouts start Wednesday, Dec. 3

Highline Premier Soccer mid-season tryouts start Wednesday, Dec. 3

Highline Premier Football Club, Boys 01/02 team is hosting mid season tryouts the first week of December to attract 12-­13 year old boys to play with the team. The tryouts will be during team practices... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center holding After-Hours Beach Walk Friday night

Environmental Science Center holding After-Hours Beach Walk Friday night

Burien’s Environmental Science Center will be holding an After-Hours Beach Walk this Friday night, Nov. 21, from 8 – 10 p.m. at their campus at Seahurst Park Beach. Naturalists will be on hand... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding Information Night this Thursday, Nov. 20

Advertiser Westside School holding Information Night this Thursday, Nov. 20

Advertiser Westside School will be hosting an Exhibition of Learning and Information Night this Thursday, Nov. 20, starting at 6 p.m. Families and students interested in Westside School’s middle... [Read more]

Resident Virginia Wright celebrates ‘Burien’ in new book, coming out Dec. 8

Resident Virginia Wright celebrates ‘Burien’ in new book, coming out Dec. 8

Burien resident Virginia Wright has completed her first book – “Images of Burien” – a compilation of photos and anecdotes about B-Town that will be released on Dec. 8…