Education Section

Listening sessions planned for Highline College’s Presidential search

Listening sessions planned for Highline College’s Presidential search

As part of its presidential search process, Highline College trustees will hold several listening sessions to learn what community members are looking for in the college’s next leader. In July, Dr. Jack... [Read more]

Three Moonlight Beach Walks coming to Burien’s Environmental Science Center

Three Moonlight Beach Walks coming to Burien’s Environmental Science Center

See marine organisms in a whole new light – your flashlight – at Moonlight Beach Walks at Burien’s Environmental Science Center on these upcoming Saturdays: Dec. 2: 8 – 10 p.m. Dec. 30:... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools celebrates 4th straight year of rise in graduation rate

Highline Public Schools celebrates 4th straight year of rise in graduation rate

Highline Public Schools on Monday (Nov. 6) announced that its graduation rate is up for the fourth year in a row: The class of 2017 graduated at 78.8 percent, an increase of four points over last year.... [Read more]

Applications for Discover Burien’s ‘Making Burien Awesome’ scholarship open

Applications for Discover Burien’s ‘Making Burien Awesome’ scholarship open

Discover Burien is now accepting applications for its 2018 “Making Burien Awesome” Scholarship program. The scholarship fund – started in 2015 – was designed to help students in our community achieve... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Kennedy Catholic High School holding Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 1

Kennedy Catholic High School holding Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 1

Kennedy Catholic High School – Be a Lancer! Student Profile: Santpartap Bual ‘17 Franklin University, Switzerland Senior Class Secretary, Spanish Honor Society President, Human Relations Club President,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Open House for Seattle Lutheran High School will be Thursday, Oct. 26

Open House for Seattle Lutheran High School will be Thursday, Oct. 26

An Open House for Seattle Lutheran High School will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Seattle Lutheran High School has a unique and successful approach to education. Join us for our Open... [Read more]

Get the scoop on Highline High’s façade straight from architects Oct. 19

Get the scoop on Highline High’s façade straight from architects Oct. 19

The public is invited to ‘get the scoop’ on Highline High School’s façade straight from the architects at an ‘Ask the Architects’ community meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19. This... [Read more]

‘Your Personal Happiness Project’ coming to Burien Community Center Oct. 14

‘Your Personal Happiness Project’ coming to Burien Community Center Oct. 14

A little ray of sunshine is coming to Burien, in the form of a one-of-a-kind new workshop called ‘Your Personal Happiness Project,’ which will take place at the Burien Community Center on... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Plenty in school documentary to ponder; watch it here

CLIFF’S EDGE: Plenty in school documentary to ponder; watch it here

Highline Public Schools unveiled the documentary, “Eleven Paths,” this week to an audience reflecting diverse interests in the district and the education it provides. Students, their families and... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Superintendent’s Student Leadership Team

Volunteers needed for Superintendent’s Student Leadership Team

Highline Public Schools is seeking Volunteer students from district high schools for a new student committee that will give their views on district-level decisions. The ‘Superintendent’s Student... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School taking steps on student safety, acceptance

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School taking steps on student safety, acceptance

Highline High School had their first day of school on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and at the end of the day Principal Vicki Fisher sent out an email to families with an update on the school’s attempts to... [Read more]

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Services Building opens Fri., Sept. 22

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Services Building opens Fri., Sept. 22

How many new high school buildings have a working dental lab, a hospital ward with eight beds, and a medical laboratory with a centrifuge and cell incubators? There is a brand new one in Burien –... [Read more]

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Sciences building opening is Sept. 22

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Sciences building opening is Sept. 22

A Grand Opening will be celebrated at Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Sciences Building auditorium at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at 18010 8th Avenue South in Burien. The $19.4 million project... [Read more]

Community Police Academy starts Sept. 14; here’s how to apply

Community Police Academy starts Sept. 14; here’s how to apply

The City of SeaTac joins with the City of Burien each year to invite community members to ‘Community Police Academy,’ a twelve week course designed to increase the understanding between citizens... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Shorewood Christian School offers 5% discount to new Middle School Families

Shorewood Christian School offers 5% discount to new Middle School Families

Shorewood Christian School recently announced a 5% discount in tuition for families that are new to the school with 6th, 7th, or 8th graders. The move is to introduce families to the benefits specifically... [Read more]

Next ‘Climate & Culture’ Session will be at Highline High School Wednesday

Next ‘Climate & Culture’ Session will be at Highline High School Wednesday

The next Climate and Culture Planning Session for Highline High School will be held this Wednesday night, Aug. 23, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the school’s cafeteria. Inspired by a controversial incident... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOB: City of Normandy Park looking to hire Preschool Teacher

JOB: City of Normandy Park looking to hire Preschool Teacher

The City of Normandy Park is looking to hire a Preschool Teacher: Preschool Teacher Position 20 hours per week with Benefits Pay Range $13.00 to 18.00/per hour Job Description Summary: The Teacher... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives STEM Education grant

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives STEM Education grant

Burien’s Environmental Science Center recently received a $21,972 NOAA 21st-Century Community Learning Center Watershed STEM Education grant from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Salmon... [Read more]

Navos holding fundraiser to help local children with back to school supplies

Navos holding fundraiser to help local children with back to school supplies

From our friends at local non-profit Navos: School is just around the corner, and local children need your help! You can help to ensure every child has what they need to succeed in school. Navos provides... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School names Pless, Alfonso to head coaching positions

Kennedy Catholic High School names Pless, Alfonso to head coaching positions

In preparation for the beginning of the 2017 fall sports season, Kennedy Catholic High School this week announced the hiring of two new head coaches to help lead Lancer Athletics: Mary Margaret Pless... [Read more]

AUDIO/PHOTOS: ‘It’s not about the rock’ at tense Highline High listening session

AUDIO/PHOTOS: ‘It’s not about the rock’ at tense Highline High listening session

By Scott & Theresa Schaefer After a slow, tense start where attendees argued over the format of the event, Highline High School’s Listening Session Thursday night (June 15) attempted to begin to... [Read more]

Burien/White Center Rotary presents over $12,000 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary presents over $12,000 in scholarships to local students

The Burien/White Center Rotary presented Scholarships and Service Above Self awards to this year’s recipients at last week’s meeting: Scholarships: Walter O. Carsten Memorial Scholarship,... [Read more]

Y.E.T.I. hires Jordan Kimmerly as its full-time Executive Director

Y.E.T.I. hires Jordan Kimmerly as its full-time Executive Director

The Youth Experiential Training Institute (Y.E.T.I.) announced that it has hired Jordan Kimmerly (pictured above) as its first full-time Executive Director for the organization. Y.E.T.I.’s mission... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship Recipients and Donors at the 2017 Scholarship Reception. The Highline Schools Foundation announced nearly $200,000 in scholarship awards to students enrolled in... [Read more]