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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]

‘Graduate! Highline’ will kick off Friday, Sept. 16 at Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Graduate! Highline’ will kick off Friday, Sept. 16 at Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Graduate! Highline’ will kick off Friday, Sept. 16 at Matt Griffin YMCA, and all are invited. Here are details from Highline Public Schools: Spread the word! Have you noticed the orange... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Dr. Susan Enfield, superintendent of Highline Public Schools, greets a student on the first day of school. The Highline School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for Superintendent... [Read more]

Interested in Broadcast Communications? Puget Sound Skills Center has openings

Interested in Broadcast Communications? Puget Sound Skills Center has openings

DISCLAIMER: South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves as a volunteer Advisor to the Puget Sound Skills Center Broadcast Communications Department. The Broadcast Communications Department... [Read more]

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an <i>experience</i>, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an experience, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Burien’s annual Brat Trot – a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation – is NOT just a race, it’s an experience and will be returning on Sunday, Oct. 2! Here’s more of what... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools’ new partnership supports college and career readiness

Highline Public Schools’ new partnership supports college and career readiness

Highline Public Schools on Thursday (Aug. 11) announced the launch of a new partnership supporting college and career readiness with Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools shares results of online feedback from nearly 1,500

Highline Public Schools shares results of online feedback from nearly 1,500

Highline Public Schools announced Wednesday (Aug. 10) that nearly 1,500 people shared their priorities and ideas with the district about possible schedule changes and high school improvements through a... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov.... [Read more]

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library through Aug. 31

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library through Aug. 31

FREE Master Gardener Clinics are starting, and will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 31 at the Burien Library. From 5 – 8 p.m., bring your gardening, plant problem, pest management... [Read more]

Highline Schools says usual number of teachers resigned, retired at year-end

Highline Schools says usual number of teachers resigned, retired at year-end

By Jack Mayne A reader recently pointed to a long list of teachers leaving the Highline School District, and indicated readers “should be scared stiff” about how many were leaving – but the school... [Read more]

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on $299 million November bond election

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on $299 million November bond election

By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [Read more]

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee recommends Bond to build new schools

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee recommends Bond to build new schools

Thirty-nine Highline parents, students, and community members spent the last 10 months studying and deliberating about the need to improve or replace schools in Highline, and this week they recommended... [Read more]

Celebrate Gregory Heights Teacher Mr. Janecke at retirement party on June 22

Celebrate Gregory Heights Teacher Mr. Janecke at retirement party on June 22

“Mr. J” – aka longtime Gregory Heights 4th Grade Teacher Mike Janecke – will be retiring, and an event to honor him is set for Wednesday, June 22 at the school. Janecke has taught at... [Read more]

Burien/White Center Rotary awards $10,800 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary awards $10,800 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary President, Pam Romine (front left) and Scholarship Chair, Dave Hawthorne (right rear) congratulate all the exceptional students who received Scholarships and Service awards at... [Read more]

Highline High School Alumni Foundation Scholarship winners announced

Highline High School Alumni Foundation Scholarship winners announced

Congrats to all the 2016 Highline High School Alumni Foundation Scholarship winners announced this week (click image to see larger version): Bottom Row L-R: Gavin Mosier (Mavis Lukson Scholarship); Jose... [Read more]

Highline School Board endorses movement to increase Graduation Rates

Highline School Board endorses movement to increase Graduation Rates

At its meeting Wednesday (June 1), the Highline Public Schools Board of Directors adopted a resolution supporting a community-driven movement  – ‘Graduate! Highline’ – aimed at increasing... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Kennedy ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk fundraiser will be Aug. 27

SAVE THE DATE: Kennedy ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk fundraiser will be Aug. 27

Kennedy Catholic High School’s ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the school’s new athletic field, located behind the campus at 140 S. 140th Street in... [Read more]

Highline Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee prioritizes solutions

Highline Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee prioritizes solutions

The Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) is narrowing down a list of solutions for facility concerns facing Highline Public Schools, and on Tuesday (May 31) released their priorities. Initial... [Read more]