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Sponsored Post Seattle Lutheran High School holding Open House on Thursday, Jan. 26

Seattle Lutheran High School holding Open House on Thursday, Jan. 26

From Advertiser Seattle Lutheran School: Looking for something new? VISIT OUR OPEN HOUSE! Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. At Seattle Lutheran High School we provide high-quality academics,... [Read more]

Learn about rain gardens & stormwater solutions at Community Center Jan. 25

Learn about rain gardens & stormwater solutions at Community Center Jan. 25

Are you interested in learning more about rain gardens and other #stormwater solutions for your home? Sign up at the Burien Community Center for the first class on Wednesday, Jan. 25. To register, call... [Read more]

School Board passes strong ‘Statement of Support for All Students’ resolution

School Board passes strong ‘Statement of Support for All Students’ resolution

Teachers, administrators, and the school board are sending an unequivocal message of support and reassurance to all students and families within Highline Public Schools this week. With a letter from the... [Read more]

Sponsored Post St. Francis of Assisi School holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 29

St. Francis of Assisi School holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 29

St. Francis of Assisi School will be hosting its annual OPEN HOUSE event on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, from 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. “All are welcome to join us!” St. Francis of Assisi School... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24

Highline Public Schools holding Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24

Highline Public Schools will be holding an Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from at 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Pacific Middle School in Des Moines. Here’s more info: Pause Before You Post.... [Read more]

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

As we kick-off the New Year, four of Highline Public Schools High Schools are in a major time crunch to design and build a functional and competitive robot in six Weeks. These robots will be used to... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools takes first step toward new schools & safety upgrades

Highline Public Schools takes first step toward new schools & safety upgrades

Highline voters approved the sale of $299 million in school construction bonds last November, and on Wednesday, Jan. 11, the first set of bonds was sold. The bond was passed with a 67% majority Nov. 8... [Read more]

Highline High School holding mini drill camp Jan. 13 & 16

Highline High School holding mini drill camp Jan. 13 & 16

Highline High School Head Drill Coach Helena Caldwell is hosting a mini drill camp for grades K-6 on Jan. 13 and 16 from 6:15-7:30 p.m. each day at the school cafeteria. Here are the details: WHEN: PRACTICE:... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeks feedback, invites public input on website

Highline Public Schools seeks feedback, invites public input on website

Highline Public Schools is opening an online conversation where residents can share feedback about its schools. “You are invited to share what is important to you and ideas for making our schools... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools releases online, interactive Annual Report for 2015-16

Highline Public Schools releases online, interactive Annual Report for 2015-16

Highline Public Schools on Thursday (Jan. 5) released an online, interactive 2015-16 Annual Report that “puts a sharper focus on student progress,” according to the district. Check out the... [Read more]

Highline High Robotics Program to be featured at Jan. 3 Film Office Happy Hour

Highline High Robotics Program to be featured at Jan. 3 Film Office Happy Hour

Photo provided by Zoe Burchard. Darin Gee (pictured above) will do a presentation about Highline High School’s FIRST Robotics Program at the next Burien Film Office Happy Hour, to be held on Tuesday,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Iris & Peony holding Holiday Centerpiece Class on Tuesday, Dec. 20

Iris & Peony holding Holiday Centerpiece Class on Tuesday, Dec. 20

Grace your Table with a beautiful Holiday Centerpiece Made by YOU! Iris& Peony Centerpiece Class will be Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Spend a little “Me” time at Advertiser... [Read more]

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8, the district announced Wednesday night. a Some have been concerned about a possible snow storm moving in, but the latest... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools working to promote Computer Science in big ways

Highline Public Schools working to promote Computer Science in big ways

At 6 out of 10 schools nationwide, students get no opportunity to take computer science, but in Highline Public Schools, students can take computer science across the district. And this week, during Computer... [Read more]

REMINDER: Local Actors will present at Burien Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday

REMINDER: Local Actors will present at Burien Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday

REMINDER: Local Actors/Producers/Educators David S. Hogan and Angela DiMarco will headline the next Burien Film Office Happy Hour, to be held this TUESDAY, Dec. 6 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Tin Theater. This... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools awarded $30K to improve graduation rate

Highline Public Schools awarded $30K to improve graduation rate

Highline Public Schools is one of two Washington state school districts awarded $30,000 grants to support increasing graduation rates, the district announced Tuesday, Nov. 29. The grant will launch a... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Last Open House at Explorer West Middle School is this Saturday, Dec. 3!

Last Open House at Explorer West Middle School is this Saturday, Dec. 3!

From Advertiser Explorer West Middle School: Ready to learn more about Explorer West Middle School? We welcome you to walk through the blue doors and experience our community! Explorer West will hold... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Students thank community for overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote

Highline Public Schools Students thank community for overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote

Highline Public Schools students have a lot to be thankful for this year – thanks to the community, the school construction bond passed, with a ‘Yes’ vote of nearly 67 percent. “We... [Read more]

Former Seahawk Russell Okung learns to code at Burien’s Highline High School

Former Seahawk Russell Okung learns to code at Burien’s Highline High School

Story & Photos by Kelsey Par Huddled in a cramped Highline High School classroom learning computer coding was probably the last place you’d expect to find a big, tough, Denver Bronco offensive tackle,... [Read more]

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Award-winning Highline School Board members are Michael Spear (Board President), Bernie Dorsey, Angelica Alvarez, Tyrone Curry Sr., and Joe Van. The five-member Highline School Board has been named a ‘Board... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools graduation rates rise for third consecutive year

Highline Public Schools graduation rates rise for third consecutive year

Highline Public Schools announced Wednesday (Nov. 2) that its graduation rate has risen for the third year in a row, to nearly 75 percent for the Class of 2016. The official graduation rate of 74.8 percent... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Lake Burien Physical Therapy offering Yoga, Meditation & Art Classes

Advertiser Lake Burien Physical Therapy offering Yoga, Meditation & Art Classes

New instructors, from left to right: Rosanna Marshall (meditation) Shelli Kay Park (yoga) and Karn Junkinsmith (meditation and yoga) . Starting in November, Advertiser Lake Burien Physical Therapy will... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

[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 Friends, I sat down today to fill... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media is an active member of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday (Oct. 21) that it is endorsing Prop.... [Read more]