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Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools wants area residents to “Get Informed on the School Bond” by attending free and open School Tours & Open Houses this week. “See for yourself,” the district... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding Open Houses starting Oct. 12

Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding Open Houses starting Oct. 12

Ready to learn more about Explorer West? We welcome you to walk through the blue doors and experience our community! Explorer West will hold three Open Houses this Fall (specifics below) for families who... [Read more]

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

Here’s episode #71 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

For the first time in our nearly nine-year history, we’ve decided to endorse a political issue – we are encouraging all our Readers to vote “YES” on Proposition No. 1 for Highline Schools Nov. 8…

Sponsored Post Seattle Lutheran High School Open House will be Thursday, Oct. 20

Seattle Lutheran High School Open House will be Thursday, Oct. 20

Seattle Lutheran High School is committed to providing high-quality academics, in a safe and loving environment that helps develop young adults in Seattle. If you or someone you know is looking for... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Learn how to create Fall Foliage Baskets with Iris & Peony at The Point Oct. 11

Learn how to create Fall Foliage Baskets with Iris & Peony at The Point Oct. 11

Bring texture and interest to your home decor and check out one of Burien’s tasteful new hangouts – “The Point” Liquor and eats will play host to Iris & Peony founder and all around... [Read more]

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics’ at Highline Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, to be held at SeaTac City Hall (4800 S. 188th) on Sunday, Oct, 9 at 1... [Read more]

LETTER: Gregory Heights Elementary School Teacher endorses School Bond

LETTER: Gregory Heights Elementary School Teacher endorses School 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:] To Whom It May Concern: I began teaching... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien Film Office Happy Hour to focus on education Tuesday night

REMINDER: Burien Film Office Happy Hour to focus on education Tuesday night

REMINDER: The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour will focus on education, and will be held at the Tin Theater this Tuesday night, Oct. 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. Presentations will include: Edward Etherington,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools computer science efforts receive national praise

Highline Public Schools computer science efforts receive national praise

Highline Public Schools was recently spotlighted for partnering with the private sector to develop computer science opportunities for all students. The partners include organizations like Code.org, Girls... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

[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:] Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov.... [Read more]

Highline School Board holding work session on Tyee & Evergreen Sept. 27

Highline School Board holding work session on Tyee & Evergreen Sept. 27

The Highline School Board will hold a work session on Tuesday, Sept. 27 to discuss recommendations and plans to expand learning opportunities at Tyee and Evergreen campuses. The meeting will run from 5... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will focus on education Sept. 28 at Highline College

Next Highline Forum will focus on education Sept. 28 at Highline College

The next Highline Forum – set for Wednesday Sept. 28, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. – will focus on education. It will be held at Highline College in the Mount Skokomish Room (Highline Student Union/Building... [Read more]

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Click the ‘Play’ button to hear the unedited, raw audio of Monday night’s ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ConvWithEnfield091916.mp3 By... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School District Teacher endorses Nov. 8 School Bond

LETTER: Highline School District Teacher endorses Nov. 8 School 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:] As a Highline School District teacher,... [Read more]

‘Graduate! Highline’ will kick off Friday, Sept. 16 at Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Graduate! Highline’ will kick off Friday, Sept. 16 at Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Graduate! Highline’ will kick off Friday, Sept. 16 at Matt Griffin YMCA, and all are invited. Here are details from Highline Public Schools: Spread the word! Have you noticed the orange... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Dr. Susan Enfield, superintendent of Highline Public Schools, greets a student on the first day of school. The Highline School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for Superintendent... [Read more]

Interested in Broadcast Communications? Puget Sound Skills Center has openings

Interested in Broadcast Communications? Puget Sound Skills Center has openings

DISCLAIMER: South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves as a volunteer Advisor to the Puget Sound Skills Center Broadcast Communications Department. The Broadcast Communications Department... [Read more]

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an <i>experience</i>, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an experience, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Burien’s annual Brat Trot – a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation – is NOT just a race, it’s an experience and will be returning on Sunday, Oct. 2! Here’s more of what... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools’ new partnership supports college and career readiness

Highline Public Schools’ new partnership supports college and career readiness

Highline Public Schools on Thursday (Aug. 11) announced the launch of a new partnership supporting college and career readiness with Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools shares results of online feedback from nearly 1,500

Highline Public Schools shares results of online feedback from nearly 1,500

Highline Public Schools announced Wednesday (Aug. 10) that nearly 1,500 people shared their priorities and ideas with the district about possible schedule changes and high school improvements through a... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov.... [Read more]

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library through Aug. 31

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library through Aug. 31

FREE Master Gardener Clinics are starting, and will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 31 at the Burien Library. From 5 – 8 p.m., bring your gardening, plant problem, pest management... [Read more]

Highline Schools says usual number of teachers resigned, retired at year-end

Highline Schools says usual number of teachers resigned, retired at year-end

By Jack Mayne A reader recently pointed to a long list of teachers leaving the Highline School District, and indicated readers “should be scared stiff” about how many were leaving – but the school... [Read more]