Education Section

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]

Here’s what you get with 11 Aviation High students, a small box and a rocket

Here’s what you get with 11 Aviation High students, a small box and a rocket

Students at Raisbeck Aviation High School are once again proving the sky is not the limit. A team of eleven students spent 16 months designing, engineering and building a payload that launched into space... [Read more]

District seeking public input on new co-principals for Highline High School

District seeking public input on new co-principals for Highline High School

Community, families, staff and students are invited to give input on the selection of the new Highline High School (HHS) co-principals and a public meeting on Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. “Join Highline... [Read more]

Learn about the secret lives of Bald Eagles at presentation this Saturday, Mar. 31

Learn about the secret lives of Bald Eagles at presentation this Saturday, Mar. 31

Do you want to know more about the secret lives of Bald Eagles, or how they learn to fly? As part of the continuation of the Burien Birdfest 2018, Kevin Ebi – who is a world famous author, photographer... [Read more]

Learn how to establish Backyard Wildlife Habitat Saturday at Community Center

Learn how to establish Backyard Wildlife Habitat Saturday at Community Center

Learn how to establish a Backyard Wildlife Habitat using Native Trees and Plants this Saturday, March 24 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. Co-Host is National Wildlife Federation Habitat... [Read more]

Community Meeting about school boundaries will be Wednesday, Mar. 14

Community Meeting about school boundaries will be Wednesday, Mar. 14

All are invited to a kick-off Community Meeting about school boundaries on Wednesday, March 14, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Highline High School cafeteria. The community-led Capital Facilities Advisory... [Read more]

‘Sikh Captain America’ will be visiting four Highline Public Schools this week

‘Sikh Captain America’ will be visiting four Highline Public Schools this week

Vishavjit Singh – aka ‘Sikh Captain America’ – an artist, speaker and activist based in Harlem, New York, will be visiting four Highline Public Schools to host diversity talks for 4th... [Read more]

How Highline Public Schools will respond if there’s a student walkout Mar. 14

How Highline Public Schools will respond if there’s a student walkout Mar. 14

On Tuesday (Feb. 27), Highline Public Schools issued the following statement about how it will respond if students participate in a walkout. A national school walkout is scheduled for March 14 to “protest... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces 2018 Gold Star Award Nominees

Highline Schools Foundation announces 2018 Gold Star Award Nominees

Each year, the Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for its prestigious and much-anticipated Gold Star Awards. This year’s list... [Read more]

VIDEO: Highline Public Schools unveils its updated Strategic Plan

VIDEO: Highline Public Schools unveils its updated Strategic Plan

At its annual ‘State of Our Schools’ event on Wednesday, Feb. 21, Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield shared the next generation of the district’s strategic plan…

Three Highline Schools take home the Gold in HealthierUS Challenge

Three Highline Schools take home the Gold in HealthierUS Challenge

Some Highline schools are getting recognized for healthier eating and fitness – four schools earned awards in the HealthierUS Schools Challenge, three gold and one silver. The three schools receiving... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is critical to vote YES on the replacement levy by February 13th’

LETTER: ‘It is critical to vote YES on the replacement levy by February 13th’

[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:] We all want a community with safe neighborhoods,... [Read more]