Schools Section

After meetings/surveys, School Board selects obvious names for 2 new schools

After meetings/surveys, School Board selects obvious names for 2 new schools

Highline School Board members selected names for two new schools this week, and the names are kind of familiar sounding and obvious – ‘Des Moines Elementary School’ and ‘Glacier Middle... [Read more]

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

  Photos by Scott Schaefer In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools on Thursday night (April 19) held a Community Meeting on School Safety at the Highline... [Read more]

See your Highline Pirates play baseball at Safeco Field TONIGHT for FREE!

See your Highline Pirates play baseball at Safeco Field TONIGHT for FREE!

Story and Photos by Chelle Herbruger The Highline High Pirates are playing at Safeco Field TONIGHT – Friday, April 20, 2018! Gates open at 5 p.m., and the game starts at 6 p.m. against Nathan Hale. Come... [Read more]

Aviation High Asst. Principal Tremain Holloway will be Highline Co-Principal

Aviation High Asst. Principal Tremain Holloway will be Highline Co-Principal

Highline Public Schools announced on Thursday, April 19 that it has selected a co-principal for Highline High School. Tremain Holloway (pictured, above), currently serving as assistant principal at Raisbeck... [Read more]

Third graders at Beverly Park Elementary put to test on dialing 9-1-1 Thursday

Third graders at Beverly Park Elementary put to test on dialing 9-1-1 Thursday

On Thursday, April 19, a third-grade class at Beverly Park Elementary in Burien celebrated National 9-1-1 Education Month by taking a course that may help them save a life. The course was a follow-up... [Read more]

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Officers from the Seattle Police Department were training Thursday afternoon (April 19) at Sunnydale Elementary School, located at 15631 Des Moines Memorial Drive in... [Read more]

Deadline to take Highline Public Schools survey on school boundaries is Friday

Deadline to take Highline Public Schools survey on school boundaries is Friday

Highline Public School district leaders and the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) recently hosted a design session for residents to review proposed alternative boundary maps, which were based... [Read more]

Community Meeting on School Safety will be Thursday at Highline High

Community Meeting on School Safety will be Thursday at Highline High

In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools announced that they will be initiating a conversation with the community around school safety, with a meeting set for Thursday,... [Read more]

Local students, teachers & others honored as King County Earth Heroes at School

Local students, teachers & others honored as King County Earth Heroes at School

Local students – as well as educators and other school employees – will be honored for their environmental stewardship at the King County Earth Heroes at School awards ceremony, to be held May 3 at... [Read more]

Does your child know how to dial 9-1-1? King County wants to help them learn

Does your child know how to dial 9-1-1? King County wants to help them learn

King County’s E-911 Program Office is asking parents and caregivers a simple question this April: Does your child know how to call 9-1-1? To find out how prepared the average nine-year-old is to... [Read more]

Burien Teacher Melissa Cook selected for 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

Burien Teacher Melissa Cook selected for 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

Congrats to Melissa Cook – a second grade teacher in Highline Public Schools – who was selected by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions for the 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship. Along with... [Read more]

LETTER: Capital Facilities Advisory Committee clarifies school boundary issue

LETTER: Capital Facilities Advisory Committee clarifies school boundary 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:] The following Letter to the Editor is... [Read more]

New ‘ABC 4 Highline’ group wants to have a say in Highline School boundaries

New ‘ABC 4 Highline’ group wants to have a say in Highline School boundaries

A new group calling itself the ‘Alternate Boundary Committee’ or ‘ABC 4 Highline‘ was formed recently, “because parents, educators and community members had concerns and questions... [Read more]

Roadside Attraction Big Band Jazz will perform at Highline High School April 17

Roadside Attraction Big Band Jazz will perform at Highline High School April 17

Roadside Attraction Big Band Jazz – with Highline High School’s Band Director, Scott Babcock – will be putting on a FREE concert Tuesday, April 17 at Highline High School Cafeteria, from 7:30 9... [Read more]

Next Community Conversation on School Safety will be Thursday, April 19

Next Community Conversation on School Safety will be Thursday, April 19

In response to recent incidents of violence in our schools and communities, Highline Public Schools is holding conversations with the community around safety. Families, students, staff and community members... [Read more]

2017 was a ‘great year’ for the Highline Schools Foundation

2017 was a ‘great year’ for the Highline Schools Foundation

2017 was a great year for the Highline Schools Foundation. “We have been able to grow our programs to meet the increasing needs of the students in Highline Public Schools,” Executive Director... [Read more]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]