Education Section

Highline Public School’s graduation rate jumps from 63% to over 70% in 1 year

Highline Public School’s graduation rate jumps from 63% to over 70% in 1 year

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield announced Monday (Nov. 2) that its graduation rate grew at nearly seven and a half points in a single year, as the rate for the Class of 2015 is now... [Read more]

Sponsored Post West Seattle Montessori Open House, Meet & Greet will be Thursday, Nov. 5

West Seattle Montessori Open House, Meet & Greet will be Thursday, Nov. 5

Longtime Advertiser West Seattle Montessori School & Academy is celebrating 30 years of teaching. “In celebration, we are hosting an Open House Thursday, November 5, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm”... [Read more]

Big Picture High Graduate featured in October #HighlineAlum campaign

Big Picture High Graduate featured in October #HighlineAlum campaign

Highline Public Schools boasts a long list of well-known and accomplished alumni and dozens of grads you haven’t yet heard of who are poised to make their mark on the world. One of those up-and-coming... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Service Trip shapes student’s global view; dump visit a moving experience

Service Trip shapes student’s global view; dump visit a moving experience

Advertiser Kennedy Catholic High School pursues numerous service learning experiences through the year – read on to learn more about the dramatic impact of a recent journey to Guatemala on student’s... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools invites community to share thoughts

Highline Public Schools invites community to share thoughts

Highline Public Schools is launching a new way for the community to share what is on their minds – “ThoughtExchange” which is an online, two-way conversation. Community members are invited... [Read more]

Highline Schools announces Capital Facilities Advisory Committee members

Highline Schools announces Capital Facilities Advisory Committee members

Highline Public Schools conducted a lottery drawing on Oct. 7 to fill 25 at-large positions for the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). The public event, presided over by Board President Bernie... [Read more]

REMINDER: No school for Highline Public School students this Friday, Oct. 9

REMINDER: No school for Highline Public School students this Friday, Oct. 9

REMINDER: There is no school for Highline Public School students this Friday, Oct. 9. The district says that the day will instead serve as a statewide training day for teachers. “We’ll look forward... [Read more]

City of Burien issues proclamations recognizing Teachers & Mental Health

City of Burien issues proclamations recognizing Teachers & Mental Health

The City of Burien on Monday night issued two proclamations, recognizing Oct. 5, 2015 as World Teachers’ Day, and Oct. 10 as World Mental Health Day. WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY World Teachers’ Day... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools invites residents to share their thoughts about schools

Highline Public Schools invites residents to share their thoughts about schools

Highline Public Schools is launching a new way for the community to share what is on their minds – a new online, two-way conversation called ThoughtExchange. Community members are invited to share... [Read more]

Community Conversation with Highline School Board President is Wednesday

Community Conversation with Highline School Board President is Wednesday

All are invited to join Highline School Board President Bernie Dorsey for a community conversation this Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Matt Griffin YMCA. “Our families and community... [Read more]

State to build Health Sciences Facility at Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center

State to build Health Sciences Facility at Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center

Washington State will fund construction of a new health sciences facility as part of Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC), a Highline Public School located in Burien.  The $19.4 million project was approved... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools announces agreement on Teachers’ Contract

Highline Public Schools announces agreement on Teachers’ Contract

The Highline School Board announced that it has officially approved a three-year contract with Highline teachers at Wednesday night’s (Sept. 2) school board meeting. The contract was ratified by Highline... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation offers more grants to Teachers and Programs

Highline Schools Foundation offers more grants to Teachers and Programs

The Highline Schools Foundation announced more grants this year to Highline Public School teachers, including $10,000 to one school or program through their Impact Grant, funded in part by Alaska... [Read more]

Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!

Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!

“Spread the Word – School Starts September 3rd!” (and Kindergartners start on September 9). The first day of school for Highline Public Schools will be Thursday, Sept. 3, for all students except... [Read more]

Westside School Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be Aug. 29

Westside School Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be Aug. 29

Westside School will host the grand opening of its new campus on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in West Seattle’s Arbor Heights neighborhood. The Westside School community will gather... [Read more]

‘ZombieFest’ will take over Normandy Park Towne Center Saturday, Sept. 19

‘ZombieFest’ will take over Normandy Park Towne Center Saturday, Sept. 19

SAVE THE DATE: The FREE annual ‘ZombieFest’ will be taking over the Normandy Park Towne Center on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 3 – 8 p.m. This is a FREE, public event meant for humans, families,... [Read more]

Southwest King County Chamber awards $11,000 to Puget Sound Skills Center

Southwest King County Chamber awards $11,000 to Puget Sound Skills Center

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce recently awarded $11,000 to Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center, to help the school build a composites lab in their autobody tech program. Left to right:... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High seeking Homestay Families for international students

Kennedy Catholic High seeking Homestay Families for international students

Kennedy Catholic High School is seeking Homestay Families to support its international students for the 2015-16 school year. “International students are excited to experience family life in America,... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center recently awarded $10,800 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Highline High School, the Evergreen Campus, Kennedy Catholic High School and Puget Sound Skills... [Read more]

Over $50,000 in scholarships awarded to Highline High School seniors

Over $50,000 in scholarships awarded to Highline High School seniors

The Highline High School Alumni Association has awarded 21 scholarships worth over $50,000 to 2015 graduating seniors at the Burien school: The winners and their scholarships are, left to right in the... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High announces Annette Duvall as new Athletic Director

Kennedy Catholic High announces Annette Duvall as new Athletic Director

Kennedy Catholic High School announced Tuesday that Ms. Annette Duvall has been named its Athletic Director. Ms. Duvall has 19+ years of high school athletics experience serving athletes at all levels... [Read more]

Come celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Big Picture High School June 13

Come celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Big Picture High School June 13

To all Highline Big Picture students, graduates, families, mentors, and friends: It’s been ten years since the doors opened at our school! Come celebrate the milestone with us: WHEN: Saturday, June 13,... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards $94,000 to 2015 Scholarship Winners

Highline Schools Foundation awards $94,000 to 2015 Scholarship Winners

The Highline Schools Foundation 2015 Scholarship recipients with proud family members and HSF Trustees. Click image to see larger version. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com The Highline Schools Foundation... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats, and here’s how you can help!

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats, and here’s how you can help!

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats! That’s right…GOATS! To help women farmers in Africa, that is… A “We Create Change” fundraiser is in full gear at the school, and they have raised... [Read more]

Kids of all ages can ‘Touch A Truck’ at Wild Strawberry Festival on June 20

Kids of all ages can ‘Touch A Truck’ at Wild Strawberry Festival on June 20

Kids of all ages are invited to climb, explore, learn and TOUCH at the special ‘Touch A Truck’ attraction at the Wild Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 20. Trucks will be available on SW 152nd... [Read more]

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]