Education Section

Discover Burien’s ‘What to know before you sign’ seminars will be May 26 & 30

Discover Burien’s ‘What to know before you sign’ seminars will be May 26 & 30

Discover Burien is partnering with Dan Mathews of Kidder Mathews to present an educational seminar – to be held May 26 and May 30 – for business owners who have questions about their lease agreements... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools launches Online Parent and Family Climate Survey

Highline Public Schools launches Online Parent and Family Climate Survey

Welcome to Your Voice from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo. Highline Public Schools is seeking feedback from families of Highline students through an online Parent and Family Climate Survey, which can... [Read more]

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

Highline Public Schools Teachers will be “walking out” of classrooms this Thursday, May 21 – all school is canceled for the day – and will be striking at the following sites, including... [Read more]

‘Sidekick Collective’ surprises Student with seed funding to change the world

‘Sidekick Collective’ surprises Student with seed funding to change the world

Local non-profit the Sidekick Collective on Friday (May 15) named Lupe Vieyra, a senior at Chelan High School, as its 2015 ‘Cosmic Hero.’ The organization – first created in 2008 by then-Federal... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Big Picture Student experiences great music as Intern at EMP

INTERN’S VIEW: Big Picture Student experiences great music as Intern at EMP

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern To start off, my school – Big Picture High School – is all about non-traditional learning, and that’s one reason I like it. The local... [Read more]

SeaTac United Math Academy celebrates with year-end ceremony

SeaTac United Math Academy celebrates with year-end ceremony

  SeaTac United, a non-profit group that promotes personal skills development and cooperative partnerships for local students, will celebrate the conclusion of its 2014-2015 math academy with... [Read more]

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

Screenshot from the HEA Facebook page announcing the May 21 walkout. All schools in Highline Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, May 21 due to a teacher walkout. The Highline Education Association... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Independent High School Information Fair at Westside School today

Independent High School Information Fair at Westside School today

Westside School will be holding a high school information fair TODAY – Tuesday May 12 – from 6 – 8 p.m. The fair will host approximately 15 Admission Directors from the Seattle area, along with two... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Filing for the Highline School Board is May 12 – 16′

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Filing for the Highline School Board is May 12 – 16′

[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: Filing for elected offices... [Read more]

International Student Exchange seeking host parents for foreign students

International Student Exchange seeking host parents for foreign students

International Student Exchange, a non-profit foreign exchange program for high school students, is seeking host parents in the South Seattle area for the 2015/16 school year.  Host families provide a... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Community Church completes its first After-School Program

Burien Community Church completes its first After-School Program

Burien Community Church held its first After-School Tutoring Program from Feb. 20 – April 21, funded by a grant through the American Baptist Churches. The Matthew 25 grant was given to use for supplies... [Read more]

Tin Room starts new ‘Tin Ship’ scholarship for Highline Schools grads

Tin Room starts new ‘Tin Ship’ scholarship for Highline Schools grads

Longtime Advertiser The Tin Room Bar & Theater announced this week that they’ll be starting an annual ‘Tin Ship’ scholarship program to a Highline Public Schools graduating senior. The... [Read more]

REMINDER: Support The Hi-Liners at a Book Fair this Saturday, April 25

REMINDER: Support The Hi-Liners at a Book Fair this Saturday, April 25

REMINDER: The Hi-Liners Musical Theater will be part of a Barnes & Noble Book Fair this Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Southcenter store. “Join us for... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools must fix ‘Separate but Equal’ Policy’

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools must fix ‘Separate but Equal’ Policy’

[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:] Highline Schools must fix “Separate... [Read more]

Sponsored Post REMINDER: Westside School holding Spring Pre-K Open House this Saturday

REMINDER: Westside School holding Spring Pre-K Open House this Saturday

REMINDER: Advertiser Westside School will be hosting a Pre-K Spring Open House THIS Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. until Noon. Pre-Kindergarten is the main entrance point for this NWAIS Accredited Pre-K... [Read more]

NASA Space Ambassador to speak at Explorer West Middle School April 22

NASA Space Ambassador to speak at Explorer West Middle School April 22

On Wednesday, April 22 – Earth Day – Advertiser Explorer West Middle School will present a community talk by NASA/JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) Solar System Ambassador, Dr. Ron Hobbs. Dr. Hobbs’ presentation,... [Read more]

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

The Highline School Board voted to appoint Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac to the Director District 3 position during a special meeting on Wednesday, April 15. He participated in his first School Board meeting... [Read more]

PSESD Super John Welch named to King County Housing Authority Board

PSESD Super John Welch named to King County Housing Authority Board

King County Executive Dow Constantine has appointed John Welch to serve as a King County Housing Authority commissioner. As many of our Readers may recall, Welch served as Superintendent of Highline Public... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding Spring Pre-K Open House on April 25

Advertiser Westside School holding Spring Pre-K Open House on April 25

Advertiser Westside School will be hosting a Pre-K Spring Open House on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. until Noon. Pre-Kindergarten is the main entrance point for this NWAIS Accredited PK through 8th... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High student Connor McClean serves as Page in Olympia

Kennedy Catholic High student Connor McClean serves as Page in Olympia

Connor McClean – a student at Burien’s John F. Kennedy Catholic High School – served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by state Rep. Tina Orwall... [Read more]

Students at Sylvester Middle School trying to raise $10,500 to purchase laptops

Students at Sylvester Middle School trying to raise $10,500 to purchase laptops

Students at Sylvester Middle School in Burien are trying to raise $10,500 to purchase new computers for the school, and they’ve created a GoFundMe page…

LETTER (with Audio): School Superintendent & School Board Meetings

LETTER (with Audio): School Superintendent & School Board Meetings

[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, On March 26, Highline Schools... [Read more]

Here are the winners of Highline Schools Foundation’s 2015 Gold Star Awards

Here are the winners of Highline Schools Foundation’s 2015 Gold Star Awards

Last Thursday (March 19), the Highline Schools Foundation announced the winners of the 2015 Gold Star Awards at their annual Gold Star Awards BASH! at the Technology Access Foundation in White Center. District... [Read more]

Fashion Design and Marketing students at Puget Sound Skills Center open shop

Fashion Design and Marketing students at Puget Sound Skills Center open shop

Second-year Fashion Design and Marketing students at Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center are coordinating a small shop on the campus, where students can purchase clothing for interviews, leadership... [Read more]

Workshops scheduled for potential school board candidates; Burien one is May 5

Workshops scheduled for potential school board candidates; Burien one is May 5

The Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) announced that it will hold a series of 14 free workshops throughout Washington – including Tuesday, May 5 in Burien – to encourage... [Read more]

Try out Fitness & Zumba classes at Burien Community Center for FREE in April

Try out Fitness & Zumba classes at Burien Community Center for FREE in April

Between April 13-18, community members can try out fitness classes at the Burien Community Center for FREE! “I’d particularly like to invite people to visit my Zumba class on Monday April 13... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘What about a new Highline Schools Bond?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘What about a new Highline Schools 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:] What about a new Highline Schools Bond? A... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces Gold Star Award nominees

Highline Schools Foundation announces Gold Star Award nominees

And the Nominees Are …  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... [Read more]