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PHOTOS: Highline High School Student Leaders grant wishes at assembly

PHOTOS: Highline High School Student Leaders grant wishes at assembly

In the spirit of giving, the student leadership team at Burien’s Highline High School annually coordinates a wish-granting event for fellow students and families. This year’s “Winter... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards record amount of classroom grants

Highline Schools Foundation awards record amount of classroom grants

The Highline Schools Foundation recently awarded a record $48,675 through 77 classroom grants at 35 different schools in the Highline School District. A total of 124 grant requests were received. “The... [Read more]

Registration for Burien Goodwill’s FREE classes is open until Dec. 11

Registration for Burien Goodwill’s FREE classes is open until Dec. 11

Burien Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Center, located at 1031 SW 128th Street, will register people for free classes until Dec. 11. The eight-week session runs from Jan. 6 – Feb. 27, 2014. Classes... [Read more]

Dr. Susan Enfield to speak at Highline Special Needs PTA meeting Thursday

Dr. Susan Enfield to speak at Highline Special Needs PTA meeting Thursday

The Highline Special Needs PTA will hold its December meeting this Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. at the ERAC Building, 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien. The guest speaker will Dr. Susan Enfield, Superintendent... [Read more]

Highline Counselor Shauna Pierson named ‘Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction’

Highline Counselor Shauna Pierson named ‘Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction’

Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment (ACE) Counselor Shauna Pierson has been selected as a ‘Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction.’ The special program of the National Honor Society of High... [Read more]

Burien HSA Chapter Community Meeting will be Monday, Nov. 25

Burien HSA Chapter Community Meeting will be Monday, Nov. 25

Burien HSA Chapter Community Meeting: Vision and Learning – Exploring the Link will be at Highline Christian Church on Monday, Nov. 25 from 7 – 9 p.m. “Is your student or child frustrated... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Kennedy Catholic’s ‘The Imaginary Invalid’ opens Friday, Nov. 15

Kennedy Catholic’s ‘The Imaginary Invalid’ opens Friday, Nov. 15

Kennedy Catholic High School will be presenting Moliere’s ‘The Imaginary Invalid’ – a wonderful story about Argan, a hypochondriac who wants his daughter, Angelique, to marry a doctor... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards $10,000 Impact Grant Winner

Highline Schools Foundation awards $10,000 Impact Grant Winner

Global Connections High School’s new “Positive Behavior Student Advisory Council” program is the winner of Highline Schools Foundation’s first annual Impact Grant, and will receive $10,000 from the Foundation…

JOBS: Highline Public Schools is hiring; holding Career Fair Nov. 20

JOBS: Highline Public Schools is hiring; holding Career Fair Nov. 20

Highline Public Schools is looking for “top-notch professionals committed to delivering on our promise,” and they’re holding a Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 3 – 5:30... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Meet Kennedy Catholic. Learning, Faith and Leadership. Open House Nov. 5.

Meet Kennedy Catholic. Learning, Faith and Leadership. Open House Nov. 5.

Meet Kennedy Catholic.  Learning, Faith and Leadership: We are a four-year Archdiocesan co-ed Catholic high school open to students of all backgrounds and faiths. Our commitment is to developing each... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools’ Career & College Pathways Kick-Off will be Nov. 19

Highline Public Schools’ Career & College Pathways Kick-Off will be Nov. 19

Highline Public Schools will be holding a Career & College Pathways Kick-Off Event on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. at the ERAC building located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW. “Our goal... [Read more]

City Council to hear schools strategy instead of regular meeting Monday

City Council to hear schools strategy instead of regular meeting Monday

The Burien City Council has canceled its regular meeting scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2013, and instead will attend one hosted by Highline Public Schools to discuss facilities related to the School... [Read more]

Community Schools Collaboration seeking Volunteers

Community Schools Collaboration seeking Volunteers

Community Schools Collaboration (CSC) – located in Burien – is seeking Volunteers to help local students. Here’s their full announcement: Volunteer With Us! Community Schools Collaboration (CSC)... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Explorer West Middle School: a small learning community where young minds thrive

Explorer West Middle School: a small learning community where young minds thrive

Please welcome new Advertiser Explorer West Middle School to The B-Town Blog! As we do with all our paid Advertisers, we’re giving them a chance to share their message: Explorer West Middle School... [Read more]

Highline Schools awarded nearly half a million dollars in ‘Race to the Top’ funds

Highline Schools awarded nearly half a million dollars in ‘Race to the Top’ funds

Highline Public Schools was awarded $440,000 in ‘Race to the Top’ funds, which will be used to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in five elementary schools... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams Thursday, Sept. 26

Protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams Thursday, Sept. 26

Advertiser Fernwood at the Park will be holding a presentation by the AARP Fraud Fighters called “How to protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams” on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. “Each... [Read more]

Burien’s 5th annual Wellness Fair is coming to Town Square Saturday, Sept. 21

Burien’s 5th annual Wellness Fair is coming to Town Square Saturday, Sept. 21

The fifth annual Burien Wellness Fair is coming to Town Square Park from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The fair is free, and will include: Free medical screenings Advice on preventative health... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools sets ‘bold goals’ for students in new strategic plan

Highline Public Schools sets ‘bold goals’ for students in new strategic plan

Highline Public Schools announced this week that it is launching the school year with an ambitious plan to guide its schools – a plan that outlines “bold goals” for students from Kindergarten... [Read more]

Improve Your Photography Skills With BTB’s Photog Michael Brunk!

Improve Your Photography Skills With BTB’s Photog Michael Brunk!

Two opportunities are coming up to improve your photography skills working with BTB staff photographer Michael Brunk and Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services. The first is Michael’s... [Read more]

Highline Area students receive 625 backpacks full of school supplies

Highline Area students receive 625 backpacks full of school supplies

Hundreds of Highline School District students are ready for the first day of school thanks to the Exchange Club of Highline, the Burien Lions Club and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. 625 backpacks filled... [Read more]

Award-winner Betsy Smith came home from Wyoming for the summer

Award-winner Betsy Smith came home from Wyoming for the summer

by Jack Mayne Elizabeth J. Smith, the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science who recently won its top award, came home for the summer and she makes it clear she feels Wyoming... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces new $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’

Highline Schools Foundation announces new $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’

The Highline Schools Foundation announced Monday morning (Aug. 26) that it will offer $10,000 to one school or program in Highline Public Schools this fall with its new “Impact Grant.” The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Cooperative Preschool is currently accepting applications for all of its classes

Burien Cooperative Preschool is currently accepting applications for all of its classes

Are you looking for a great place to enroll your child in preschool this fall? Advertiser Burien Cooperative Preschool is currently accepting applications for all of its classes (1-4 year olds). In the... [Read more]

Burien student selected as Young Ambassador for Smithsonian Program

Burien student selected as Young Ambassador for Smithsonian Program

A local student and graduate of Burien’s Big Picture High School and new to Highline Community College – Derrick DeHerrera (pictured above, right) – was selected as a Young Ambassador for this... [Read more]

Highline Director of Technology Services Mark Finstrom earns certification

Highline Director of Technology Services Mark Finstrom earns certification

The Highline School District announced Thursday (July 25) that Director of Technology Services Mark Finstrom is one just 75 school district technology directors across the country to earn the distinction... [Read more]

Matt Griffin offering ‘Level 9′ High School…YMCA style!

Matt Griffin offering ‘Level 9′ High School…YMCA style!

Lona, a 2012 Level 9 participant from Global Connections High School said: “I am so glad I participated in the Level 9 program. This program helped me feel more prepared for high school. I learned... [Read more]