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Highline Public Schools awarded $30K to improve graduation rate

Highline Public Schools awarded $30K to improve graduation rate

Highline Public Schools is one of two Washington state school districts awarded $30,000 grants to support increasing graduation rates, the district announced Tuesday, Nov. 29. The grant will launch a... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Last Open House at Explorer West Middle School is this Saturday, Dec. 3!

Last Open House at Explorer West Middle School is this Saturday, Dec. 3!

From Advertiser Explorer West Middle School: Ready to learn more about Explorer West Middle School? We welcome you to walk through the blue doors and experience our community! Explorer West will hold... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Students thank community for overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote

Highline Public Schools Students thank community for overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote

Highline Public Schools students have a lot to be thankful for this year – thanks to the community, the school construction bond passed, with a ‘Yes’ vote of nearly 67 percent. “We... [Read more]

Former Seahawk Russell Okung learns to code at Burien’s Highline High School

Former Seahawk Russell Okung learns to code at Burien’s Highline High School

Story & Photos by Kelsey Par Huddled in a cramped Highline High School classroom learning computer coding was probably the last place you’d expect to find a big, tough, Denver Bronco offensive tackle,... [Read more]

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Award-winning Highline School Board members are Michael Spear (Board President), Bernie Dorsey, Angelica Alvarez, Tyrone Curry Sr., and Joe Van. The five-member Highline School Board has been named a ‘Board... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools graduation rates rise for third consecutive year

Highline Public Schools graduation rates rise for third consecutive year

Highline Public Schools announced Wednesday (Nov. 2) that its graduation rate has risen for the third year in a row, to nearly 75 percent for the Class of 2016. The official graduation rate of 74.8 percent... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Lake Burien Physical Therapy offering Yoga, Meditation & Art Classes

Advertiser Lake Burien Physical Therapy offering Yoga, Meditation & Art Classes

New instructors, from left to right: Rosanna Marshall (meditation) Shelli Kay Park (yoga) and Karn Junkinsmith (meditation and yoga) . Starting in November, Advertiser Lake Burien Physical Therapy will... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

[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 Friends, I sat down today to fill... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media is an active member of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday (Oct. 21) that it is endorsing Prop.... [Read more]

Room for 16 in Puget Sound Skills Center’s Broadcast Communications Program

Room for 16 in Puget Sound Skills Center’s Broadcast Communications Program

EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer is a volunteer on the Advisory Board for the Puget Sound Skills Center’s Broadcast Communications Program. The Broadcast Communications... [Read more]

School District’s requested impact fee held by Council to get input from other cities

School District’s requested impact fee held by Council to get input from other cities

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council unanimously held up the establishment of a school impact fee program requested by the Highline School District, suggesting the district collaborate with all of the... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools wants area residents to “Get Informed on the School Bond” by attending free and open School Tours & Open Houses this week. “See for yourself,” the district... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding Open Houses starting Oct. 12

Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding Open Houses starting Oct. 12

Ready to learn more about Explorer West? We welcome you to walk through the blue doors and experience our community! Explorer West will hold three Open Houses this Fall (specifics below) for families who... [Read more]

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

Here’s episode #71 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

For the first time in our nearly nine-year history, we’ve decided to endorse a political issue – we are encouraging all our Readers to vote “YES” on Proposition No. 1 for Highline Schools Nov. 8…

Sponsored Post Seattle Lutheran High School Open House will be Thursday, Oct. 20

Seattle Lutheran High School Open House will be Thursday, Oct. 20

Seattle Lutheran High School is committed to providing high-quality academics, in a safe and loving environment that helps develop young adults in Seattle. If you or someone you know is looking for... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Learn how to create Fall Foliage Baskets with Iris & Peony at The Point Oct. 11

Learn how to create Fall Foliage Baskets with Iris & Peony at The Point Oct. 11

Bring texture and interest to your home decor and check out one of Burien’s tasteful new hangouts – “The Point” Liquor and eats will play host to Iris & Peony founder and all around... [Read more]

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics’ at Highline Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, to be held at SeaTac City Hall (4800 S. 188th) on Sunday, Oct, 9 at 1... [Read more]

LETTER: Gregory Heights Elementary School Teacher endorses School Bond

LETTER: Gregory Heights Elementary School Teacher endorses School 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:] To Whom It May Concern: I began teaching... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien Film Office Happy Hour to focus on education Tuesday night

REMINDER: Burien Film Office Happy Hour to focus on education Tuesday night

REMINDER: The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour will focus on education, and will be held at the Tin Theater this Tuesday night, Oct. 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. Presentations will include: Edward Etherington,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools computer science efforts receive national praise

Highline Public Schools computer science efforts receive national praise

Highline Public Schools was recently spotlighted for partnering with the private sector to develop computer science opportunities for all students. The partners include organizations like Code.org, Girls... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

[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:] Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov.... [Read more]

Highline School Board holding work session on Tyee & Evergreen Sept. 27

Highline School Board holding work session on Tyee & Evergreen Sept. 27

The Highline School Board will hold a work session on Tuesday, Sept. 27 to discuss recommendations and plans to expand learning opportunities at Tyee and Evergreen campuses. The meeting will run from 5... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will focus on education Sept. 28 at Highline College

Next Highline Forum will focus on education Sept. 28 at Highline College

The next Highline Forum – set for Wednesday Sept. 28, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. – will focus on education. It will be held at Highline College in the Mount Skokomish Room (Highline Student Union/Building... [Read more]

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Click the ‘Play’ button to hear the unedited, raw audio of Monday night’s ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ConvWithEnfield091916.mp3 By... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School District Teacher endorses Nov. 8 School Bond

LETTER: Highline School District Teacher endorses Nov. 8 School 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:] As a Highline School District teacher,... [Read more]