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Highline High School holding 5k Run/Walk Fundraiser on Sunday, June 7

Highline High School holding 5k Run/Walk Fundraiser on Sunday, June 7

Highline High School will be hosting a 5k Run/Walk around its campus on Sunday, June 7 to benefit Highline Athletics and Activities. Check in will begin at 9 a.m. at Highline Memorial Stadium, with the... [Read more]

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Wash Awareness Month’

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Wash Awareness Month’

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Awash Awareness Month, according to the Puget Sound Car Wash Association. Here’s more info on why you should always get your car washed at... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern Highline Public Schools Teachers rallied– along with local politicians and supporters – on Thursday, May 21, and Intern Sterling Paris was on hand at... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome back Advertiser ‘Care-a-Lot Learning Center’

Welcome back Advertiser ‘Care-a-Lot Learning Center’

Please welcome back Advertiser Care-a-Lot Learning Center, whose baby room and one/two-year old room is now open! They also now service Gregory Heights Elementary School for the school age class, which... [Read more]

Gregory Heights Elementary PTSA holding fundraiser to build walking path

Gregory Heights Elementary PTSA holding fundraiser to build walking path

The Gregory Heights Elementary PTSA is holding a fundraiser to build a 7-foot wide walking path on the school’s play field, and they’re asking for help. “The Gregory Heights PTSA is... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools launches Online Parent and Family Climate Survey

Highline Public Schools launches Online Parent and Family Climate Survey

Welcome to Your Voice from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo. Highline Public Schools is seeking feedback from families of Highline students through an online Parent and Family Climate Survey, which can... [Read more]

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

Highline Public Schools Teachers will be “walking out” of classrooms this Thursday, May 21 – all school is canceled for the day – and will be striking at the following sites, including... [Read more]

LETTER: Clarification on ‘Small Schools’ in Highline Public Schools

LETTER: Clarification on ‘Small Schools’ in Highline Public 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:] Dear B-Town Blog Editor, Recently there... [Read more]

Here’s more info on why Highline Schools Teachers are walking out Thursday

Here’s more info on why Highline Schools Teachers are walking out Thursday

As we reported last week, Highline Public Schools Teachers will conduct a one-day walkout this Thursday, May 21, to make a statement to the state legislature about their repeated failure to provide adequate... [Read more]

‘Sidekick Collective’ surprises Student with seed funding to change the world

‘Sidekick Collective’ surprises Student with seed funding to change the world

Local non-profit the Sidekick Collective on Friday (May 15) named Lupe Vieyra, a senior at Chelan High School, as its 2015 ‘Cosmic Hero.’ The organization – first created in 2008 by then-Federal... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Matt Griffin YMCA offering ‘No School Day Mini Camp’ for Thursday walkout

Matt Griffin YMCA offering ‘No School Day Mini Camp’ for Thursday walkout

NO SCHOOL DAY MINI CAMP Looking for child care this coming Thursday, May 21 for the Highline Schools Teacher Walk Out? Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA will be offering a special one-day Mini Camp from 8:30... [Read more]

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

by Jack Mayne The editor of a homeless study released last week says the reason people get so angry at the recent increase in homelessness is because “they just don’t like to see it.” Sara Rankin... [Read more]

Fundraiser screening & presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is June 10

Fundraiser screening & presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is June 10

A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society will be Wednesday night, June 10 at Kent-Meridian High School. Filmmakers... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Big Picture Student experiences great music as Intern at EMP

INTERN’S VIEW: Big Picture Student experiences great music as Intern at EMP

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern To start off, my school – Big Picture High School – is all about non-traditional learning, and that’s one reason I like it. The local... [Read more]

Glendale Lutheran Evangelical Church’s Vacation Bible School starts June 29

Glendale Lutheran Evangelical Church’s Vacation Bible School starts June 29

Glendale Lutheran Evangelical Church’s Vacation Bible School will start June 29, and run through July 3. Here are the details: WHAT: Glendale Lutheran Evangelical Church’s Vacation Bible School WHEN:... [Read more]

SeaTac United Math Academy celebrates with year-end ceremony

SeaTac United Math Academy celebrates with year-end ceremony

  SeaTac United, a non-profit group that promotes personal skills development and cooperative partnerships for local students, will celebrate the conclusion of its 2014-2015 math academy with... [Read more]

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

Screenshot from the HEA Facebook page announcing the May 21 walkout. All schools in Highline Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, May 21 due to a teacher walkout. The Highline Education Association... [Read more]

REMINDER: Launch Party for Burien Film Office is Thursday at Tin Room

REMINDER: Launch Party for Burien Film Office is Thursday at Tin Room

REMINDER: The City of Burien’s new Film Office will be holding a Launch Party from 5 – 7 p.m. this Thursday, May 14 at the Tin Room Bar & Theater. The program will begin around 6 p.m., and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Pirates vs Tyee/ Evergreen track by 10-year old Isabel

PHOTOS: Highline Pirates vs Tyee/ Evergreen track by 10-year old Isabel

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 10 Last Friday, May 8, 2015, Highline took on Tyee and Evergreen in the Highline District Track Meet... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA wants you to know that their Summer Camp Registration is Open – your child can play, explore, develop skills and make new friends at the Y this summer! SUMMER REGISTRATION... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Independent High School Information Fair at Westside School today

Independent High School Information Fair at Westside School today

Westside School will be holding a high school information fair TODAY – Tuesday May 12 – from 6 – 8 p.m. The fair will host approximately 15 Admission Directors from the Seattle area, along with two... [Read more]

Councilmember Edgar will dress as ‘Bert the Salmon’ at Mariners game Saturday

Councilmember Edgar will dress as ‘Bert the Salmon’ at Mariners game Saturday

Burien councilmember Bob Edgar will dress up as ‘Bert the Salmon’ at a Seattle Mariners game on Saturday, May 16, to help celebrate Salmon Recovery and recognize and promote the work that... [Read more]

Authors Sharon Reed-Hendricks & Steve Hendricks at Burien Library May 22

Authors Sharon Reed-Hendricks & Steve Hendricks at Burien Library May 22

Meet Authors Sharon Reed-Hendricks with Steve Hendricks, of “One Man’s Dream, One Woman’s Reality” at the Burien Library on Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m. This is the story of a six-year sailing... [Read more]

Controversial ordinances drew Burien into study on criminalizing the homeless

Controversial ordinances drew Burien into study on criminalizing the homeless

by Jack Mayne Burien was added to a Seattle University study of laws affecting the homeless because of the city’s passage of ordinances 606 and 621, the study said upon its release Wednesday (May 6). The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Pirates vs Foster track by 10-year old Photographer Isabel

PHOTOS: Highline Pirates vs Foster track by 10-year old Photographer Isabel

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 10-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Filing for the Highline School Board is May 12 – 16′

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Filing for the Highline School Board is May 12 – 16′

[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: Filing for elected offices... [Read more]

Highline High Teacher will shave her hair to celebrate student’s cancer battle

Highline High Teacher will shave her hair to celebrate student’s cancer battle

Faith Jackson, who is now cancer-free. Jasmine Kettler, who will soon shave her head bald. Highline High School Teacher Jasmine Kettler (pictured above) will be shaving her head bald to celebrate her student’s... [Read more]

Celebrate local filmmaking at Burien Film Office Launch Party Thursday, May 14

Celebrate local filmmaking at Burien Film Office Launch Party Thursday, May 14

The City of Burien’s new Film Office will be holding a Launch Party from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 at the Tin Room Bar & Theater. As we first reported, the city created a new Film Office... [Read more]