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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]

REMINDER: Community meeting on Highline High’s ‘Spirit Rock’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Community meeting on Highline High’s ‘Spirit Rock’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: A community meeting to discuss recent tensions at Highline High School, open to families and the public, is scheduled for TONIGHT – Thursday, June 15 – from 6 – 7 p.m. at the school cafeteria... [Read more]

Community meeting on ‘Spirit Rock’ at Highline High School Thursday night

Community meeting on ‘Spirit Rock’ at Highline High School Thursday night

A community meeting to discuss recent tensions at Burien’ Highline High School – open to families and the public – is scheduled for Thursday, June 15, from 6 – 7 p.m. at the school cafeteria... [Read more]

Tensions remain high at Highline High over ‘Spirit Rock’; public meeting Thurs.

Tensions remain high at Highline High over ‘Spirit Rock’; public meeting Thurs.

An all-school assembly was held at Highline High School Monday morning, June 12, to address increased tensions since a gay pride message on the ‘Spirit Rock’ on the school’s front lawn... [Read more]

Political message painted on Highline High Spirit Rock upsets students

Political message painted on Highline High Spirit Rock upsets students

A political message was painted over a previous one declaring tolerance on the “Spirit Rock” on the lawn in front of Highline High School Wednesday night (June 7), and some students are very upset. Apparently... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School taking steps on student safety, acceptance

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School taking steps on student safety, acceptance

Highline High School had their first day of school on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and at the end of the day Principal Vicki Fisher sent out an email to families with an update on the school’s attempts to... [Read more]

Next ‘Climate & Culture’ Session will be at Highline High School Wednesday

Next ‘Climate & Culture’ Session will be at Highline High School Wednesday

The next Climate and Culture Planning Session for Highline High School will be held this Wednesday night, Aug. 23, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the school’s cafeteria. Inspired by a controversial incident... [Read more]

Next ‘Climate & Culture’ Session will be at Highline High School Wednesday

Next ‘Climate & Culture’ Session will be at Highline High School Wednesday

The next Climate and Culture Planning Session for Highline High School will be held this Wednesday night, Aug. 23, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the school’s cafeteria. Inspired by a controversial incident... [Read more]

Around 75 attend Highline High School Climate and Culture Planning Session

Around 75 attend Highline High School Climate and Culture Planning Session

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Around 75 students, parents, and community supporters gathered in the Highline High School cafeteria Thursday night, Aug. 10, to brainstorm on plans for a positive... [Read more]

AUDIO/PHOTOS: ‘It’s not about the rock’ at tense Highline High listening session

AUDIO/PHOTOS: ‘It’s not about the rock’ at tense Highline High listening session

By Scott & Theresa Schaefer After a slow, tense start where attendees argued over the format of the event, Highline High School’s Listening Session Thursday night (June 15) attempted to begin to... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Around 60 students walk out of Highline High in protest Friday

FOLLOWUP: Around 60 students walk out of Highline High in protest Friday

On Friday morning (June 9), around 60 students walked out of classes at Highline High School to express their concern about the painting of the ‘Spirit Rock’ and other actions that have made... [Read more]

Highline High’s ‘High Tekerz’ are heading to the FIRST World Championships!

Highline High’s ‘High Tekerz’ are heading to the FIRST World Championships!

The High Tekerz – Highline High School’s 4H and FIRST® Robotics team 3574 – is headed to the FIRST World Championships, to be held April 19-22 in Houston! On April 8 at the PNW Regional Championship,... [Read more]

“Eve Of Destruction’s” Barry McGuire Will “Trip The 60s” Saturday At Highline Performing Arts Center

“Eve Of Destruction’s” Barry McGuire Will “Trip The 60s” Saturday At Highline Performing Arts Center

by Bart Bryan and Mark Neuman Remember these lyrics from the 1960’s? “The eastern world, it is exploding Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’ You’re old enough to kill, but... [Read more]

REMINDER: Thursday is the last day to register online for the Burien Brat Trot!

REMINDER: Thursday is the last day to register online for the Burien Brat Trot!

The B-Town Blog is proud to again be a Sponsor of the Brat Trot – we have been since it started in 2009 – a great, all-local grass roots fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation, which will... [Read more]

Celebrate Live and Local! The best Jazz Musicians in the Northwest play in Burien

Celebrate Live and Local! The best Jazz Musicians in the Northwest play in Burien

by Shelli Park If you want to add a higher dimension of cool to spice up your December entertainment be sure you are present at Black Zia Cantina on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. starting Dec. 3. Historically,... [Read more]

Thursday is the last day to register online for Sunday’s Brat Trot!

Thursday is the last day to register online for Sunday’s Brat Trot!

Thursday, Oct. 2 is the last day register online for either Sunday’s annual Brat Trot 5K or one-mile race, and you can register here. Both courses begin at the corner of 10th Ave SW and SW 152nd... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Winners Honored at Gold Star Awards BASH Thursday Night

PHOTOS: Winners Honored at Gold Star Awards BASH Thursday Night

The Highline Schools Foundation announced the winners of the 2013 Gold Star Awards at their second Annual Gold Star Awards BASH Thursday night (March 21), in Burien. Over 200 district teachers, parents,... [Read more]

Crawl before you Run at the annual Cove to Clover Pub Crawl Friday night

Crawl before you Run at the annual Cove to Clover Pub Crawl Friday night

It’s become a grand new B-Town tradition to ‘crawl before you run‘ to kick-off the annual Cove to Clover Fundraiser weekend (we’re a Sponsor) – and the big Pub Crawl is this... [Read more]

CD Release Party For ‘The Carly Henley Project’ Is Thursday, June 2nd

CD Release Party For ‘The Carly Henley Project’ Is Thursday, June 2nd

As many of our Readers may recall, 2008 Highline High School graduate Carly Henley, 20, committed suicide last October (read our previous coverage here), but her music lives on through her friends and... [Read more]

KidSounds, YouthSounds & TeenSounds NW Present ‘Sleigh Ride’ Dec. 10

KidSounds, YouthSounds & TeenSounds NW Present ‘Sleigh Ride’ Dec. 10

KidSounds, YouthSounds & TeenSounds Northwest are presenting their holiday show “Sleigh Ride” on Friday, Dec. 10th beginning at 7pm at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. Directed... [Read more]

Memories Of Carly Henley: “Love Wins”; Plus, Local Memorial Saturday Night

Memories Of Carly Henley: “Love Wins”; Plus, Local Memorial Saturday Night

[EDITOR’S NOTE: On Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 2008 Highline High grad, aspiring musician and UW student Carly Henley was found dead behind a frat house in the U-District, the victim of suicide (read our... [Read more]

ChoralSounds’ “A Merry Olde Christmas” Is This Weekend; Here’s How To Get FREE Tix For Teens

ChoralSounds’ “A Merry Olde Christmas” Is This Weekend; Here’s How To Get FREE Tix For Teens

ChoralSounds Northwest is presenting “A Merry Olde Christmas” this weekend, on Saturday, Dec. 12th at 8pm, and Sunday, Dec. 13th at 2pm at the Highline Performing Arts Center. The concert will... [Read more]

Celebrate “A Merry Olde Christmas” With ChoralSounds Northwest Dec. 12-13

Celebrate “A Merry Olde Christmas” With ChoralSounds Northwest Dec. 12-13

ChoralSounds Northwest is presenting its annual holiday show, this year called “A Merry Olde Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 12th at 8pm, and Sunday, Dec. 13th at 2pm at the Highline Performing... [Read more]

Burien’s Elliott Bay Brewhouse Announces Oktoberfest Fun & Festivities

Burien’s Elliott Bay Brewhouse Announces Oktoberfest Fun & Festivities

If it’s September, it must be time for the third annual Oktoberfest at Burien’s Elliot Bay Brewhouse and Pub (a returning BTB Advertiser) – that’s right, following in the German... [Read more]