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Highline Public Schools is first district in region to release its own Mobile App

Highline Public Schools is first district in region to release its own Mobile App

Highline Public Schools announced this week that it’s the first school district in the Puget Sound region to launch its own mobile app. “Students, staff, families and the community have a new... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

A bond to fund construction of four schools and make critical improvements districtwide was proposed to the Highline Public Schools Board at its May 28 meeting; the board will vote on June 4 whether to... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center’s Water Education Workshop will be July 10

Environmental Science Center’s Water Education Workshop will be July 10

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) is inviting teachers of 3rd – 8th grade classes to register for the Water Education Workshop, being held Thursday, July 10,  from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback with ‘Parent Climate Survey’

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback with ‘Parent Climate Survey’

Highline Public Schools is asking all parents and families to participate in an online Parent Climate Survey that is now live here: http://www.highlineschools.org/yourvoice The district says it is seeking... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools will cover cost of Camp Waskowitz for all 6th Graders

Highline Public Schools will cover cost of Camp Waskowitz for all 6th Graders

Highline Public Schools – a pioneer of outdoor education in the 1940s and ‘50s – announced Thursday (May 15) that it is making another pioneering move: covering the cost of sixth-grade camp for... [Read more]

Here’s the Master Gardener Clinic schedule for June

Here’s the Master Gardener Clinic schedule for June

Here’s the Master Gardening Schedule for the FREE June Clinics, held Wednesdays and Saturdays: Wednesdays, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25 Burien Master Gardener Clinic: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Burien... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding 2 meetings for ideas about Middle School

Highline Public Schools holding 2 meetings for ideas about Middle School

Area residents are being invited by Highline Public Schools to participate in two community meetings – Thursday, May 15 and Monday, May 19 – to start planning sixth grade in middle school. “This... [Read more]

11th grade local girls excel in STEM classes

11th grade local girls excel in STEM classes

High Achievers in STEM classes, from left to right; back row: Danasia Whidden-Herron, Maxine Burgos, Kirsten Noble, Anna Tegelberg, Jordan Cossette, Melissa Villa, Maria Pena-Aguilar, Jessianne Blake,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Second Saturday’s next Divorce Workshop is this Saturday

Advertiser Second Saturday’s next Divorce Workshop is this Saturday


Are you thinking about divorce? Do you have questions about property division? Spousal Support? Child Support? If so, the Second Saturday divorce workshop is a great place to start. At the Second Saturday... [Read more]

Highline Elementary Students match wits in District Math Contest

Highline Elementary Students match wits in District Math Contest

The Highline School District has some amazing elementary mathematicians, many of which met last Friday at the fifth annual Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza. Students in 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-grades competed... [Read more]

Sponsored Post West Seattle Montessori’s ‘Preschool Preview’ Open Houses are Tuesday, May 6

West Seattle Montessori’s ‘Preschool Preview’ Open Houses are Tuesday, May 6

Advertiser West Seattle Montessori School will be holding a “Preschool Preview” Open House(s) on Tuesday, May 6 at the following times: 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. “Our pre-primary... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast raises over $92,000

Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast raises over $92,000

Last Friday morning (April 18), 230 people gathered at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac to support the Highline Schools Foundation at its annual Gold Star Awards Breakfast…

Six Highline Public Schools receive ‘Washington Achievement Awards’

Six Highline Public Schools receive ‘Washington Achievement Awards’

Six Highline Public Schools have been honored with 2013 Washington Achievement Awards, the state’s highest education award. Two schools earned top honors for achievement in more than one category. “Our... [Read more]

Highline Teacher Named a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

Highline Teacher Named a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

Mount View Elementary teacher Jamie Ewing has been named a 2014 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) LearningMedia Digital Innovator. The fifth-grade teacher is the only Washington State educator among the... [Read more]

Highline School District will move 6th Grade to Middle School

Highline School District will move 6th Grade to Middle School

Teacher Ellen Dorr believes moving sixth grade to middle school will have a positive impact on students. The Highline School District announce Friday (April 4) that it will be moving 6th grade to Middle... [Read more]

REMINDER: Kennedy to dedicate Baseball Field to Joe Faccone Friday

REMINDER: Kennedy to dedicate Baseball Field to Joe Faccone Friday

This Friday, March 28, Kennedy Catholic High School will dedicate their home baseball field to long-time coach and staff member, Joe Faccone. The field will be re-named Faccone Field. Mr. Faccone was the... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA holding monthly meeting this Thursday night

Highline Special Needs PTA holding monthly meeting this Thursday night

The Highline Special Needs PTA will hold its monthly meeting this Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the ERAC Boardroom, located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd SW in Burien. Duggan Harmon, Chief of Staff and Finance... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools is now in Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools

Highline Public Schools is now in Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools

On Monday (March 24), Digital Promise – a national, independent, non-profit authorized by Congress to accelerate innovation in education – announced Highline Public Schools as one of nine new members... [Read more]

Burien chapter of Homeschoolers’ Support Association meeting is Monday

Burien chapter of Homeschoolers’ Support Association meeting is Monday

The Burien chapter of the Homeschoolers’ Support Association will be meeting on Monday, March 24. Here’s more: Burien Chapter Meeting – Gardening Tips For Your Children ON YOUR MARK.... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools shares results of community survey

Highline Public Schools shares results of community survey

Highline Public Schools is sharing the results of a community survey that asked the public to provide feedback on how to solve challenges have arisen due to increased student enrollment and aging buildings. “Overall... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation celebrates 2014 Gold Star Award Winners

Highline Schools Foundation celebrates 2014 Gold Star Award Winners

On Thursday, March 20 the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence hosted their 2014 Gold Star Award Bash. This annual event celebrates the outstanding Teachers, Volunteers, Alumni, Staff and Administrators... [Read more]

Highline School District launches new workplace learning initiative

Highline School District launches new workplace learning initiative

Highline School District announced Wednesday (March 19) that it received a grant to launch an initiative to “provide every student with a work-based learning experience before graduation.” The... [Read more]

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‘Paradise Annual Fashion Show’ to hit Puget Sound Skills Center March 30

‘Paradise Annual Fashion Show’ to hit Puget Sound Skills Center March 30

Puget Sound Skills Center will be hosting a ‘Paradise Annual Fashion Show’ by The Fashion Design and Marketing Program on Sunday, March 30, starting at 2:30 p.m. “Aren’t you dying to... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces 2014 Gold Star Nominees

Highline Schools Foundation announces 2014 Gold Star Nominees

And the Nominees Are… Each year the Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, District employees and parents for its prestigious and much-anticipated Gold Star Awards.... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Why are we sometimes so blind?’

LETTER: ‘Why are we sometimes so blind?’

[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 are we sometimes so blind? Last night I... [Read more]

Nominations now open for Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards

Nominations now open for Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards

Nominations are now open for the Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Gold Star Awards, which will include both a Breakfast and Bash. This year’s theme is “We Are Highline,” which “celebrates... [Read more]

LETTER: Member of Mt. Rainier High Choir seeking help for upcoming trip

LETTER: Member of Mt. Rainier High Choir seeking help for upcoming trip

[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:] Hello, my name is Samantha Crotty. I am in the... [Read more]