Education Section

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]

Highline Alumni Association inducts Coach Stark, 2 others into Hall of Fame

Highline Alumni Association inducts Coach Stark, 2 others into Hall of Fame

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Sports story is sponsored by the Kenner Dental Group: Every year the Highline Alumni Association chooses at least two athletes and one coach or staff member to be inducted... [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]

‘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]

Sponsored Post South Sound Piano Studio holding Open House on Saturday, Sept. 29

South Sound Piano Studio holding Open House on Saturday, Sept. 29

SouthSoundPiano (SSP), a local piano school serving the South Seattle region, will be hosting an Open House event on Saturday Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at their studio in Burien. Are you an adult... [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]

Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13% for 2018-19

Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13% for 2018-19

Under a tentative agreement reached with the Highline Education Association this week, Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13 percent for the 2018-19 school year, the district announced. In... [Read more]

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23, members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – voted to authorize a strike should no agreement with... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I’m writing to express my support for our Highline Educators’

LETTER: ‘I’m writing to express my support for our Highline Educators’

[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’m writing to express my support for... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Teachers may vote to strike at member meeting Aug. 23

Highline Public Schools Teachers may vote to strike at member meeting Aug. 23

Members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – may vote for a strike authorization at a member meeting this Thursday, Aug. 23. If the... [Read more]

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]