Education Section

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A revised school construction bond – valued about $9 million less than the one proposed in November – to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding will go before voters on the Feb.... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board ‘would like to set the record straight’

LETTER: Highline School Board ‘would like to set the record straight’

[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:] Dear Editor: We would like to set the... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards $75,000 in grants this Fall

Highline Schools Foundation awards $75,000 in grants this Fall

The Highline Schools Foundation awarded $65,053 through 89 classroom grants this Fall – giving out 85% of 2014 fund requests. “Because of events like the Burien Brat Trot and Oktoberfest, and the... [Read more]

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

The Highline School District on Friday announced that the transition of 6th grade to middle school will be delayed at least one year. “Originally slated for fall 2015, the 6th grade move will occur... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Some thoughts on recently failed Highline School District bond issue’

LETTER: ‘Some thoughts on recently failed Highline School District bond 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:] Some thoughts on the recently failed Highline... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding Toys for Tots Drive through Dec. 10

Advertiser Westside School holding Toys for Tots Drive through Dec. 10

Advertiser Westside School is holding a Toys for Tots Drive through Wednesday, Dec. 10. Since 2004 Westside School’s Kindergarten classes have championed a Toys for Tots drive. Over the past ten years... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding all-school Open House this Saturday, Dec. 6

Advertiser Westside School holding all-school Open House this Saturday, Dec. 6

Advertiser Westside School is holding an All School (PreK – 8th grade) Open House this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. – Noon. This is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour the school... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding Information Night this Thursday, Nov. 20

Advertiser Westside School holding Information Night this Thursday, Nov. 20

Advertiser Westside School will be hosting an Exhibition of Learning and Information Night this Thursday, Nov. 20, starting at 6 p.m. Families and students interested in Westside School’s middle... [Read more]

Highline Superintendent will be at summit at White House Wednesday

Highline Superintendent will be at summit at White House Wednesday

Highline Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 100 top school leaders from across the country to participate in the first-ever National Connected... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

[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:] OPPOSITION STATEMENT TO THE HIGHLINE SCHOOL... [Read more]

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

King County Elections released the sixth round of results for Tuesday’s general election on Friday afternoon (Nov. 7), and the Highline School District Bond, while breaking the 58% barrier, will likely... [Read more]

Innovative STEM Initiative Launches in Highline Elementary Schools

Innovative STEM Initiative Launches in Highline Elementary Schools

Partnering with the Washington Informal Science Education (WISE) Consortium, Highline Public Schools is piloting an innovative program that aims to advance science and engineering learning, interest, and... [Read more]

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

UPDATE NOV. 5 7:44 p.m.: The third round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election were released Wednesday (Nov. 5) evening at 7:40 p.m., and Proposition 1, the Highline School District... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Over past several weeks, ‘Yes for Schools’ signs have been disappearing’

LETTER: ‘Over past several weeks, ‘Yes for Schools’ signs have been disappearing’

[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:] An Open Letter to the Highline Community: Over... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Many things have convinced us to vote to approve Prop. 1…’

LETTER: ‘Many things have convinced us to vote to approve Prop. 1…’

[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:] Editor: As homeowners in Highline as well... [Read more]

Susan Enfield: ‘While we have challenges in Highline, we are on the right track…’

Susan Enfield: ‘While we have challenges in Highline, we are on the right track…’

Last week Highline Public Schools Superintendent gave her annual ‘State of Our Schools’ speech at the Museum of Flight. Here’s a video of her full speech, followed by what the school... [Read more]

LETTER: Evergreen High Alum supports Highline School District Bond

LETTER: Evergreen High Alum supports Highline School District Bond

[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:] Dear Editor. Let me introduce myself.... [Read more]

Health Sciences and Human Services High School named ‘School of Distinction’

Health Sciences and Human Services High School named ‘School of Distinction’

Health Sciences and Human Services High School (aka ‘HS3′) has been recognized for outstanding academic improvements in math and reading, earning a 2014 School of Distinction Award. HS3 is... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Our public schools are the cloth that binds…’

LETTER: ‘Our public schools are the cloth that binds…’

[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:] Dear Editor: As a member of the Samoan-American... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

[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:] I grew up in the Highline School District... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall

Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall

With two of its largest public fundraisers recently completed – the Burien Brat Trot and the Oktoberfest Auction – the Highline Schools Foundation is now making plans to distribute the funds the organization... [Read more]

New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

Non-profit Arts Corps has been awarded a $1.7 million grant over four years from the U.S. Department of Education to launch the Highline Creative Schools Initiative within Highline Public Schools. The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

From Advertiser Kennedy Catholic High School comes this good news: Shayne McPherson The Kennedy Catholic Lancer Volleyball Team is ranked #2 by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association and... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District Bond

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District Bond

[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:] All five of us Mathison kids graduated... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding All School Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18

Advertiser Westside School holding All School Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18

Advertiser Westside School is holding an All School (PreK – 8th grade) Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. until Noon. This is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour the school... [Read more]

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

Camp Waskowitz recently received a major makeover by 325 members of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. NAIOP volunteers undertook several much-needed improvement projects on the... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Oktoberfest event will be Saturday, Oct. 18

Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Oktoberfest event will be Saturday, Oct. 18

On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Highline Schools Foundation will present its annual Oktoberfest Dinner, Dance and Auction at Normandy Park Cove. “We aim to make this event affordable, casual, and all... [Read more]

3 locals named ‘Commended Students’ in National Merit Scholarship Program

3 locals named ‘Commended Students’ in National Merit Scholarship Program

Seattle Christian High School principal Matt Althoff has announced that Karl Stahlfeld of Burien, has been named a Semifinalist and Parker Bowen (Normandy Park) and Nolan Swain (Burien), have been named... [Read more]