Schools Section

UPDATE: Highline High School put into modified lockdown Thursday morning

UPDATE: Highline High School put into modified lockdown Thursday morning

Around 9 a.m. Thursday morning Oct. 18, 2018, Highline High School was put into modified lockdown due to a threatening comment made to office staff over the phone. Police say that the school was put into... [Read more]

VIDEO: Dan ‘The Sausageman’ House receives $20,000 for field restoration

VIDEO: Dan ‘The Sausageman’ House receives $20,000 for field restoration

Burien icon Dan “The Sausageman” House worked hard to build his first business on the roads, selling sausage from his old Dodge Dart all over the south King County area. Now, in addition to his recent,... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic Lancers Girls Golf Team ties for 1st in NPSL Tournament

Kennedy Catholic Lancers Girls Golf Team ties for 1st in NPSL Tournament

The Kennedy Catholic High Lancers Girls Golf Team tied Kentwood for first place in the recent 2-day NPSL tournament, with a team score of 709. This victory also earned them a spot in the WCD tourney in... [Read more]

Oktoberfest Dinner & Auction fundraiser for Highline Schools Foundation is Friday

Oktoberfest Dinner & Auction fundraiser for Highline Schools Foundation is Friday

Don’t Miss the Oktoberfest Dinner & Auction to raise funds for students in Highline Public Schools this Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at the Normandy Park Cove. Click Here to Buy Tickets! Advance Registration... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Join the Lancer Family – Kennedy Catholic’s Open House is Thursday, Nov. 1

Join the Lancer Family – Kennedy Catholic’s Open House is Thursday, Nov. 1

Experience life as a Lancer! Tour campus, meet faculty and staff, and learn about the amazing opportunities that await at Kennedy Catholic’s Open House on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  The... [Read more]

Teen Afterschool Programs have started, and here’s the when & wheres

Teen Afterschool Programs have started, and here’s the when & wheres

Teen Afterschool Programs began in Burien recently, and all sorts of free, fun activities are available for teens afterschool and even on Friday nights. “These programs offer a safe and all-inclusive... [Read more]

For the second year in a row, two Highline schools make top five percent

For the second year in a row, two Highline schools make top five percent

Highline Public Schools announced that two of its schools – Shorewood Elementary and CHOICE Academy – were recognized with the 2018 School of Distinction Award. This is the second year in a row CHOICE... [Read more]

Beverly Park students surprised with laptops from Olympic Gold Medalists

Beverly Park students surprised with laptops from Olympic Gold Medalists

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, students at Beverly Park Elementary School were surprised with new laptops given out by U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists. U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne... [Read more]

Kennedy’s annual ‘Little Lancers Trick or Treating’ event will be Friday, Oct. 26

Kennedy’s annual ‘Little Lancers Trick or Treating’ event will be Friday, Oct. 26

Bring your little Lancers to Kennedy Catholic High School for the annual ‘Little Lancers Trick or Treating’ event on Friday, Oct. 26, from 3-4 p.m. for a fun-filled time! Wander the halls... [Read more]

‘Hack To School’ event raises almost $5,000 for schools, sends out thanks

‘Hack To School’ event raises almost $5,000 for schools, sends out thanks

The Organizers of ‘Hack To School’ want to thank everyone for participating in their recent golf tournament, which raised nearly $5,000 to benefit Marvista, Gregory Heights and St. Francis... [Read more]

Safety is a community-wide issue, concludes Highline Public Schools report

Safety is a community-wide issue, concludes Highline Public Schools report

“Safety is a community-wide issue” – that’s the message that came out loud and clear at the community safety meetings Highline Public Schools conducted last spring in partnership with... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: 750 runners cross finish line of 2018 Burien Brat Trot

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: 750 runners cross finish line of 2018 Burien Brat Trot

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Sports story is sponsored by the Kenner Dental Group: Story, Photos & Videos by Scott Schaefer Under partly cloudy skies with an occasional shower, 750 exuberant... [Read more]

Here’s the schedule for another awesome Burien Brat Trot Weekend!

Here’s the schedule for another awesome Burien Brat Trot Weekend!

Burien Brat Trot weekend is almost here and the entire community has a lot to look forward to at this year’s awesome, local, grass roots event! Whether you are doing the Pub Crawl, running Brat... [Read more]

Gregory Heights PTSA named National PTA ‘School of Excellence’

Gregory Heights PTSA named National PTA ‘School of Excellence’

The Gregory Heights Elementary Parent Teacher Staff Association (PTSA) has been awarded as a National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) ‘School of Excellence’ for the 2018-20 school years. Parents,... [Read more]

Chief says teens who killed innocent woman will be charged at ‘highest’ level

Chief says teens who killed innocent woman will be charged at ‘highest’ level

By Jack Mayne Burien’s police chief says his force and the King County Sheriff’s Office are working to make certain that the stray bullet death of a respected 51-year old worker in a chiropractic office... [Read more]

REMINDER: The Brat Trot Pub Crawl is this Friday night!

REMINDER: The Brat Trot Pub Crawl is this Friday night!

REMINDER: The 2018 Brat Trot Pub Crawl is this Friday, Sept. 28, starting at the Tin Room Bar! Only $20 per person in advance, or $25 at the door. Gather your team of two or more, follow clues and scavenge... [Read more]

Highline High Key Club’s Multicultural Night will be Tuesday, Oct. 16

Highline High Key Club’s Multicultural Night will be Tuesday, Oct. 16

Highline High School’s Key Club will be holding a Multicultural Night on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 5-7 p.m. in Highline High’s Cafeteria. This event is intended to showcase the diversity within... [Read more]

Highline High School’s Class of 1978 holding 40th Reunion Saturday, Oct. 13

Highline High School’s Class of 1978 holding 40th Reunion Saturday, Oct. 13

Highline High School’s Class of 1978 will be holding its 40th Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 – 11:00 PM at The Cove in Normandy Park. Cost is $40.00 per person. Organizers say: “It... [Read more]

Enrollment drop at Highline Public Schools leads to cutting of 15 teachers

Enrollment drop at Highline Public Schools leads to cutting of 15 teachers

On Friday, Sept. 21, Highline Public Schools announced that they are starting the 2018-19 school year with 700 students fewer than projected, which means that – because the state funds school districts... [Read more]

REMINDER: New Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ will be Sat., Sept. 29

REMINDER: New Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ will be Sat., Sept. 29

REMINDER: A new Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ event will be held at Gregory Heights Elementary in collaboration with the Highline Council PTSA and the Highline Special Needs PTA... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Bond buys new schools, paint, roofing & more

FOLLOWUP: Bond buys new schools, paint, roofing & more

Highline Public Schools on Monday, Sept. 17 released the following status report on projects big and small voters approved in the Nov. 2016 Highline Public Schools bond: New Schools on Schedule Contractors... [Read more]

What schools will Highline build in next 15 Years? District seeking public input

What schools will Highline build in next 15 Years? District seeking public input

Want to make a difference for Highline Public Schools students over the next five, 10 and 15 years? You could be one of 40 parents and residents working to recommend a long-range plan for building new... [Read more]

Two local students receive scholarships from Coast Guard Foundation

Two local students receive scholarships from Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced Wednesday, Sept. 12 that it has awarded a record-breaking... [Read more]

Car Wash Fundraiser for Highline High athlete will be Saturday, Sept. 29

Car Wash Fundraiser for Highline High athlete will be Saturday, Sept. 29

Sierra Rogers plays varsity softball and volleyball for Highline High School, and has been offered a position on a Seattle fast pitch club (Team Phoenix). With dues at $1,700 – not including traveling... [Read more]