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‘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]

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on $299 million November bond election

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on $299 million November bond election

By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [Read more]

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee recommends Bond to build new schools

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee recommends Bond to build new schools

Thirty-nine Highline parents, students, and community members spent the last 10 months studying and deliberating about the need to improve or replace schools in Highline, and this week they recommended... [Read more]

Celebrate Gregory Heights Teacher Mr. Janecke at retirement party on June 22

Celebrate Gregory Heights Teacher Mr. Janecke at retirement party on June 22

“Mr. J” – aka longtime Gregory Heights 4th Grade Teacher Mike Janecke – will be retiring, and an event to honor him is set for Wednesday, June 22 at the school. Janecke has taught at... [Read more]

Burien/White Center Rotary awards $10,800 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary awards $10,800 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary President, Pam Romine (front left) and Scholarship Chair, Dave Hawthorne (right rear) congratulate all the exceptional students who received Scholarships and Service awards at... [Read more]

Highline High School Alumni Foundation Scholarship winners announced

Highline High School Alumni Foundation Scholarship winners announced

Congrats to all the 2016 Highline High School Alumni Foundation Scholarship winners announced this week (click image to see larger version): Bottom Row L-R: Gavin Mosier (Mavis Lukson Scholarship); Jose... [Read more]

Highline School Board endorses movement to increase Graduation Rates

Highline School Board endorses movement to increase Graduation Rates

At its meeting Wednesday (June 1), the Highline Public Schools Board of Directors adopted a resolution supporting a community-driven movement  – ‘Graduate! Highline’ – aimed at increasing... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Kennedy ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk fundraiser will be Aug. 27

SAVE THE DATE: Kennedy ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk fundraiser will be Aug. 27

Kennedy Catholic High School’s ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the school’s new athletic field, located behind the campus at 140 S. 140th Street in... [Read more]

Highline Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee prioritizes solutions

Highline Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee prioritizes solutions

The Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) is narrowing down a list of solutions for facility concerns facing Highline Public Schools, and on Tuesday (May 31) released their priorities. Initial... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Learn the secrets to investing in Real Estate at seminar on Saturday, June 4

Learn the secrets to investing in Real Estate at seminar on Saturday, June 4

Learn the secrets to investing in Real Estate at a seminar on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon. Are you interested in building your personal wealth, but don’t know where to begin? Intrigued... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $120,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $120,000 in scholarships

2016 Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients, their families and scholarship funders gathered at the Puget Sound Skills Center for the second annual Scholarship Recognition Reception following... [Read more]

Hi-Liners holding Clothing and Textile Drive at Burien Annex on June 17-18

Hi-Liners holding Clothing and Textile Drive at Burien Annex on June 17-18

Burien’s Hi-Liners will be holding a Clothing and Textile Drive on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 at the Burien Annex. “We all have unwanted textiles that are out of fashion, not needed,... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients honored Wednesday night

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients honored Wednesday night

The 2016 Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients were honored at Wednesday night’s Highline Public Schools Board meeting at Bow Lake Elementary: Each student received a certificate of recognition... [Read more]

Highline Elementary ‘Mathletes’ match wits at Seahurst Elementary

Highline Elementary ‘Mathletes’ match wits at Seahurst Elementary

Many Highline district elementary students enjoy and excel at math, as demonstrated by the record attendance at the seventh annual Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza, a district mathematics contest at Seahurst... [Read more]

Sponsored Post SAVE THE DATE: St. Francis of Assisi’s All-School Reunion will be Sun., May 15

SAVE THE DATE: St. Francis of Assisi’s All-School Reunion will be Sun., May 15

St. Francis of Assisi is hosting an ALL SCHOOL REUNION on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., following the 10 a.m. mass.  All alum are invited for a stroll down memory lane, refreshments,... [Read more]

Seattle Sounders FC Player Darwin Jones featured as April #HighlineAlum

Seattle Sounders FC Player Darwin Jones featured as April #HighlineAlum

Seattle Sounders FC forward Darwin Jones – who went to school in the Highline area – is featured in this month’s #HighlineAlum social media campaign. Jones is a 2010 graduate of Mount Rainier High... [Read more]

Next Highline Public Schools Bond will be ‘Community Driven’ according to district

Next Highline Public Schools Bond will be ‘Community Driven’ according to district

“The community is driving the next bond placed on the ballot for Highline Public Schools,” the district announced this week. Forty community members have spent the last ten months studying... [Read more]

Two area schools earn Washington Achievement Awards for Math Growth

Two area schools earn Washington Achievement Awards for Math Growth

Two Highline Public schools have been honored with the 2015 Washington Achievement Awards (WAA) for Math Growth – Hazel Valley Elementary and White Center Heights. The honor is the state’s highest... [Read more]