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Swastika and ‘KKK’ found painted on Highline High’s Spirit Rock Friday

Swastika and ‘KKK’ found painted on Highline High’s Spirit Rock Friday

On Friday morning (March 30), a swastika and ‘KKK’ were found painted on the Spirit Rock in front of Highline High School. Workers immediately painted over the offensive, racist symbols. “We... [Read more]

District seeking public input on new co-principals for Highline High School

District seeking public input on new co-principals for Highline High School

Community, families, staff and students are invited to give input on the selection of the new Highline High School (HHS) co-principals and a public meeting on Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. “Join Highline... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on school boundaries

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on school boundaries

Tell Highline Public Schools what you think – take a short survey to let them know what you think of the proposed boundaries and feeder patterns, or attend one of their upcoming public... [Read more]

Food Drive to benefit hungry students continues through Friday, March 30

Food Drive to benefit hungry students continues through Friday, March 30

Burien’s new Flight Path is hosting a Food Drive to benefit ‘Project Now’ to help ensure kids in the Highline School District have the food they need on the weekends. In addition to collecting... [Read more]

Learn about the secret lives of Bald Eagles at presentation this Saturday, Mar. 31

Learn about the secret lives of Bald Eagles at presentation this Saturday, Mar. 31

Do you want to know more about the secret lives of Bald Eagles, or how they learn to fly? As part of the continuation of the Burien Birdfest 2018, Kevin Ebi – who is a world famous author, photographer... [Read more]

Learn about Backyard Wildlife Habitats at Community Center on Sat., Mar. 31

Learn about Backyard Wildlife Habitats at Community Center on Sat., Mar. 31

Learn about Sustainable Gardening Practices help your garden to thrive and attract necessary pollinators: Co-Host is Taryn Koerker, A Founder of the New Start Community Garden in Burien 3 Peas in a Pod.... [Read more]

Learn how to establish Backyard Wildlife Habitat Saturday at Community Center

Learn how to establish Backyard Wildlife Habitat Saturday at Community Center

Learn how to establish a Backyard Wildlife Habitat using Native Trees and Plants this Saturday, March 24 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. Co-Host is National Wildlife Federation Habitat... [Read more]

Principal Vicki Fisher will be leaving Highline High at end of school year

Principal Vicki Fisher will be leaving Highline High at end of school year

On Friday (March 23) it was announced that Principal Vicki Fisher will be leaving Highline High School at the end of this school year. Fisher won’t be retiring or leaving the district though –... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘March for Our Lives is a way to hold our elected officials accountable’

LETTER: ‘March for Our Lives is a way to hold our elected officials accountable’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: To the people... [Read more]

Here’s what to expect at Saturday’s ‘March For Our Lives Seattle’ student protest

Here’s what to expect at Saturday’s ‘March For Our Lives Seattle’ student protest

EDITOR’S NOTE: Katalia Alexander is a student at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. By Katalia Alexander This Saturday, March 24, a coalition of students from throughout Washington State will... [Read more]

Two local schools recognized by King County Green Schools Program

Two local schools recognized by King County Green Schools Program

Schools from 35 King County cities and unincorporated areas – including the Burien/White Center area – are reducing waste, increasing recycling, conserving resources, and cutting costs with help from... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber’s Women’s Career Empowerment event is Mar. 30

Seattle Southside Chamber’s Women’s Career Empowerment event is Mar. 30

A cross-generational leadership conference laser focused on women in the workplace will be held on Friday, March 30. “We will be inspiring and empowering women from the classroom to the boardroom.” Get... [Read more]

Facilitated Community Conversations on Guns at Burien Library March 27

Facilitated Community Conversations on Guns at Burien Library March 27

Real Talk is a monthly gathering space where folks talk about topics that are current, trending and important to you, such as the latest headline or hashtag. “Share your perspective, learn from... [Read more]

Two arson fires set at Highline High School Monday morning

Two arson fires set at Highline High School Monday morning

Two separate arson fires were set at Highline High School Monday morning, March 19, according to Burien/ Normandy Park Fire Chief Mike Marrs. The fires were set a few hours apart in two different restrooms. Both... [Read more]

Mount Rainier High Drama’s ‘Into the Woods’ runs through March 24

Mount Rainier High Drama’s ‘Into the Woods’ runs through March 24

“Join Cinderella, Jack, his trusty pet, Milky White, Little Red Ridinghood, the Baker, and many more as they go into the woods on a journey of life, love and longing…” Come to the spring... [Read more]

Student arrested after bringing loaded gun to New Start High School in Burien

Student arrested after bringing loaded gun to New Start High School in Burien

A student was arrested after being found in possession of a loaded gun at New Start High School in Burien on Thursday, March 15. A social media post surfaced that led to suspicion of the student possessing... [Read more]

Don’t miss Kennedy Catholic’s ‘High School Musical,’ opening TONIGHT!

Don’t miss Kennedy Catholic’s ‘High School Musical,’ opening TONIGHT!

Don’t miss the fun! Kennedy Catholic Theatre presents Disney’s ‘High School Musical,’ opening TONIGHT – Thursday, March 15. Kennedy Catholic Theatre presents Disney’s... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Local students walkout to protest gun violence Wednesday

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Local students walkout to protest gun violence Wednesday

Story & Video by Scott Schaefer On Wednesday, March 14 – one month to the day after 17 students and teachers were killed by a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida – dozens... [Read more]

REMINDER: First meeting about school boundaries is TONIGHT

REMINDER: First meeting about school boundaries is TONIGHT

All are invited to a kick-off Community Meeting about school boundaries on Wednesday, March 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Highline High School cafeteria. The community-led Capital Facilities Advisory... [Read more]

Highline High National Honor Society’s Leukemia & Lymphoma fundraiser open

Highline High National Honor Society’s Leukemia & Lymphoma fundraiser open

Highline High School’s National Honor Society is holding its fourth annual coin drive for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. “Our group is hosting this drive because while a person in the... [Read more]

Four Highline School District Robotics Teams will compete this weekend

Four Highline School District Robotics Teams will compete this weekend

This weekend, 35 high school robotics teams from the Northwest will converge on Auburn High School to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Four teams hail from the Highline School District: Raisbeck... [Read more]

Para los Niños named Burien’s 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year’

Para los Niños named Burien’s 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year’

At their March 5, 2018 meeting, the Burien City Council selected the nonprofit organization Para los Niños as its 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year.’ The Council received 14 submissions, the most... [Read more]

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

The Historical Society of Federal Way will kick off St. Patrick’s Day with a party, presentation, and fundraiser this Saturday, March 17, all focused upon bootlegging legend Roy Olmstead’s life... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools meetings on School Safety start March 22

Highline Public Schools meetings on School Safety start March 22

In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools is initiating a conversation with the community around school safety, and will be holding four public meetings. Community meetings... [Read more]