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Burien Pride Scholarship Fund now accepting Applicants

Burien Pride Scholarship Fund now accepting Applicants

The Burien Pride Scholarship Committee is officially accepting applications for their first endowment. The 2018/2019 application is available online as well as in person at the Discover Burien office... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools saves more than $600,000 on energy improvements

Highline Public Schools saves more than $600,000 on energy improvements

Highline Public Schools announced this week that they have saved more than half a million dollars on energy costs since 2015. How? Energy upgrades and practices that improve efficiency. Projects that contributed... [Read more]

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

‘StormFest’ is an interactive stormwater science focused educational festival for 6th grade students in the Highline School District, and it’s coming to Des Moines Beach Park on Oct.... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Highline Tutoring & Testing: Priceless Parent Workshops for School Success

Highline Tutoring & Testing: Priceless Parent Workshops for School Success

From new Advertiser Highline Tutoring and Testing Center: Attention all parents and Guardians: Highline Tutoring and Testing Center will be offering one-hour workshops regarding best practices for school... [Read more]

Explore Seahurst Discovery Zones at the Environmental Science Center

Explore Seahurst Discovery Zones at the Environmental Science Center

Make some discoveries in your own backyard! This summer, Burien’s Environmental Science Center will reveal what’s in your watershed in interesting ways and how you can improve its health.... [Read more]

Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Puget Sound Skills Center honored

Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Puget Sound Skills Center honored

The Puget Sound Skills Center Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Highline Public Schools gets students into the pilot’s seat as part of their high school experience, and it was recently honored... [Read more]

Help local homeless students with Pearl Jam’s new ‘Home Shows’ project

Help local homeless students with Pearl Jam’s new ‘Home Shows’ project

Pearl Jam’s upcoming ‘Home Shows’ concerts in Seattle will be shining a light on the problem and solutions to homelessness, including for numerous local students. Currently, there... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Northwest Animal & Nature Festival’ at Town Square Park Saturday

REMINDER: ‘Northwest Animal & Nature Festival’ at Town Square Park Saturday

REMINDER: The Northwest Animal & Nature Festival is returning to Burien Town Square Park this Saturday, July 28, 2018. This FREE event is family-friendly and fun for all ages. Presented in partnership... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Hoops4Life Basketball/Skills Camp will be at Mt. Rainier High School July 23-27

Hoops4Life Basketball/Skills Camp will be at Mt. Rainier High School July 23-27

BASKETBALL/LIFE SKILLS CAMP!!!! @ Mount Rainier High School Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27 This camp started in West Seattle in 1998 for the purpose of creating an affordable camp that would raise... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools high schools will start later beginning this fall

Highline Public Schools high schools will start later beginning this fall

High school students at Highline Public Schools will be able to sleep in a bit later starting this fall, when classes are scheduled to start later. This change will also impact start times of middle and... [Read more]

HELP NEEDED: Theft of 3D printer at Burien school leaves student program flat

HELP NEEDED: Theft of 3D printer at Burien school leaves student program flat

Over Spring Break 2018, Big Picture Secondary School in Burien was broken into and a teacher’s personal 3D printer was stolen. Student projects using the printer came to an abrupt halt and could... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Hola and Ni Hao! WorldKids early learning immersion program comes to Burien

Hola and Ni Hao! WorldKids early learning immersion program comes to Burien

The award-winning WorldKids language immersion preschool program will soon open their sixth location at a convenient central Burien address. They are currently enrolling for their planned fall 2018 opening,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools moving to 5-period trimester starting in fall 2020

Highline Public Schools moving to 5-period trimester starting in fall 2020

Highline Public Schools announced this week that – after two years of study and feedback from staff and families – they will move to a five-period trimester system starting in fall 2020. The district... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA General Membership Meeting is Thursday, May 17

Highline Special Needs PTA General Membership Meeting is Thursday, May 17

All are invited to the Highline Public Schools Special Needs PTA General Membership Meeting: WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Central Office Boardroom, 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW, Burien,... [Read more]

Former Blog Intern Devin Otto working on documentary about homeless youth

Former Blog Intern Devin Otto working on documentary about homeless youth

Former B-Town Blog Intern Devin Otto – now a senior at Big Picture High School – has recently been working on a documentary on queer youth experiencing homelessness, and here’s an update: The... [Read more]

Big Picture Senior’s ‘Low Tide Music Festival’ coming to Des Moines June 2

Big Picture Senior’s ‘Low Tide Music Festival’ coming to Des Moines June 2

Poster by Anna Moore As his Senior Project, Big Picture High School student Alex Heindel is producing the ‘Low Tide Music Festival,’ an all ages, FREE music festival in the Des Moines Beach... [Read more]

Engender International hosting Flower Arranging Class on Saturday, May 12

Engender International hosting Flower Arranging Class on Saturday, May 12

Burien based non-profit Engender International is continuing its series of events that highlight the work of women makers with a flower arranging class on Saturday, May 12 – just in time for Mother’s... [Read more]

Give BIG so that local Elementary School students can Shine Bright

Give BIG so that local Elementary School students can Shine Bright

By Katalia Alexander The bell rings at 1:40 p.m., and students flood the halls of Hazel Valley Elementary School, eager to get home and enjoy the weekend. For twenty students however, the day isn’t... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Glendale Lutheran School holding Open House on Tuesday, May 15

Glendale Lutheran School holding Open House on Tuesday, May 15

From Advertiser Glendale Lutheran School: Glendale Lutheran School will be holding an Open House on Tuesday, May 15, from 5 – 7 p.m.: New families are welcome to our Open House! Teachers and staff... [Read more]

Marvista Elementary wins $20,000 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Award

Marvista Elementary wins $20,000 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Award

Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks recently awarded Marvista Elementary School in Normandy Park with the 2017 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® “MVP Award.” The $20,000 education grant will fund... [Read more]

Free Disaster Preparedness Workshops coming to Burien starting April 30

Free Disaster Preparedness Workshops coming to Burien starting April 30

The City of Burien is partnering with King County Emergency Management to bring free preparedness workshops to Burien residents, beginning Monday, April 30. The series of three workshops will provide basic... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA Meeting will be Thursday, April 19 at ERAC

Highline Special Needs PTA Meeting will be Thursday, April 19 at ERAC

The next meeting for the Highline Special Needs PTA will be this Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the ERAC Boardroom, 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW. This will be a General Membership Meeting. “Get... [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]

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]