Education Section

Susan Enfield: ‘While we have challenges in Highline, we are on the right track…’

Susan Enfield: ‘While we have challenges in Highline, we are on the right track…’

Last week Highline Public Schools Superintendent gave her annual ‘State of Our Schools’ speech at the Museum of Flight. Here’s a video of her full speech, followed by what the school... [Read more]

LETTER: Evergreen High Alum supports Highline School District Bond

LETTER: Evergreen High Alum supports Highline School District 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:] Dear Editor. Let me introduce myself. I am a... [Read more]

Health Sciences and Human Services High School named ‘School of Distinction’

Health Sciences and Human Services High School named ‘School of Distinction’

Health Sciences and Human Services High School (aka ‘HS3′) has been recognized for outstanding academic improvements in math and reading, earning a 2014 School of Distinction Award. HS3 is... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Our public schools are the cloth that binds…’

LETTER: ‘Our public schools are the cloth that binds…’

[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 Editor: As a member of the Samoan-American... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

[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 grew up in the Highline School District and... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall

Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall

With two of its largest public fundraisers recently completed – the Burien Brat Trot and the Oktoberfest Auction – the Highline Schools Foundation is now making plans to distribute the funds the organization... [Read more]

New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

Non-profit Arts Corps has been awarded a $1.7 million grant over four years from the U.S. Department of Education to launch the Highline Creative Schools Initiative within Highline Public Schools. The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

From Advertiser Kennedy Catholic High School comes this good news: Shayne McPherson The Kennedy Catholic Lancer Volleyball Team is ranked #2 by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association and... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District Bond

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District 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:] All five of us Mathison kids graduated from... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding All School Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18

Advertiser Westside School holding All School Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18

Advertiser Westside School is holding an All School (PreK – 8th grade) Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. until Noon. This is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour the school... [Read more]

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

Camp Waskowitz recently received a major makeover by 325 members of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. NAIOP volunteers undertook several much-needed improvement projects on the... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Oktoberfest event will be Saturday, Oct. 18

Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Oktoberfest event will be Saturday, Oct. 18

On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Highline Schools Foundation will present its annual Oktoberfest Dinner, Dance and Auction at Normandy Park Cove. “We aim to make this event affordable, casual, and all... [Read more]

3 locals named ‘Commended Students’ in National Merit Scholarship Program

3 locals named ‘Commended Students’ in National Merit Scholarship Program

Seattle Christian High School principal Matt Althoff has announced that Karl Stahlfeld of Burien, has been named a Semifinalist and Parker Bowen (Normandy Park) and Nolan Swain (Burien), have been named... [Read more]

300 Volunteers to give Camp Waskowitz a major makeover

300 Volunteers to give Camp Waskowitz a major makeover

Camp Waskowitz will receive a major make-over by 300 volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 4. The volunteers are members of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and will undertake 20 much-needed... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding three Open Houses

Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding three Open Houses

Please “Try Out” Advertiser Explorer West Middle School during one of its upcoming Open House events: Oct. 15, 2014 6:30-8:00pm Nov. 15, 2014 10:00-11:30am Dec. 9, 2014 6:30-8:00pm Location: Explorer... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Proposition #1 appears to be an outright theft’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Proposition #1 appears to be an outright theft’

[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:] Response to Mr. Schipper’s letter of September... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools has been a good fiscal steward…’

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools has been a good fiscal steward…’

[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 Editor, After voters approved school construction... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome back Advertiser ‘Care-a-Lot Learning Center’ with new features!

Welcome back Advertiser ‘Care-a-Lot Learning Center’ with new features!

Please welcome back Advertiser Care-a-Lot Learning Center, whose baby room and one/two-year old room is now open! They also now service Gregory Heights Elementary School for the school age class, which... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA to meet this Thursday, Sept. 11

Highline Special Needs PTA to meet this Thursday, Sept. 11

The Highline Special Needs PTA will hold its first meeting of the 2014-2015 year at Gregory Heights Elementary this Thursday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Following a brief business meeting we will have pizza... [Read more]

Here are the September events for your Burien Library

Here are the September events for your Burien Library

Here are the September Events for your Burien Library: Please click on the links below to view the programs for each age group. Children & Families Teens Adults Children & Families September... [Read more]

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Physical education (PE) teachers from across Highline School District are getting special training today – Thursday, Aug. 21 – on an innovative PE curriculum that will launch on the first day of school,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post John Knox Community Preschool has openings!

John Knox Community Preschool has openings!

Preschool is a place for growing, learning, curiosity, discovery and play. John Knox Community Preschool provides all that in a safe and nurturing environment. The outdoor playground features climbing,... [Read more]

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

A “Back-to-School Fair” was held at Steven J. Underwood Park in Des Moines on Thursday, Aug. 7, where some 500 free backpacks were given out to local, low-income students. The backpacks were filled... [Read more]

Host families needed for foreign high school exchange students

Host families needed for foreign high school exchange students

The Foundation for Academic Cultural Exchange (FACE) is looking for host families for high school exchange students. The students arrive in late August, and it is a 10-month commitment. Organizers are... [Read more]

Here’s what’s going on at local libraries during July

Here’s what’s going on at local libraries during July

Here’s what’s going on at the Burien branch of the King County Library during July: BURIEN LIBRARY JULY 2014 EVENTS Please click on the links below to view the programs for each age group. Children... [Read more]

Highline High School Alumni Foundation awards $60,000 in scholarships

Highline High School Alumni Foundation awards $60,000 in scholarships

Winners of the 2014 Highline High School Alumni Association scholarships were honored at a reception on June 8. In the back row, from left, are Andrea Mandt, Harry Schwendemann, Jonathan Mantello, Disney... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards $83,000 to 2014 scholarship winners

Highline Schools Foundation awards $83,000 to 2014 scholarship winners

The Highline Schools Foundation recently awarded $83,000 in scholarships to graduating students in Highline Public Schools. The six students receiving scholarships in 2014 were honored at last night’s... [Read more]

Highline Public School Board votes to place bond measure on Nov. 4 ballot

Highline Public School Board votes to place bond measure on Nov. 4 ballot

The Highline Public School Board voted this week to place a school construction bond to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot. If approved, the bond would: Rebuild... [Read more]