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FOLLOWUP: 17-year old shooting victim likely a Highline Public Schools student

FOLLOWUP: 17-year old shooting victim likely a Highline Public Schools student

On Thursday afternoon (May 5), Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out an email to parents, notifying them that the 17-year old victim of the tragic, fatal shooting in Burien on Wednesday... [Read more]

LETTER: Some Highline Schools students will be missing from B-Town Beat event

LETTER: Some Highline Schools students will be missing from B-Town Beat event

[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:] “Artwork and performances by amazing... [Read more]

REMINDER: Student Music & Art featured at B-Town Beat this Thursday

REMINDER: Student Music & Art featured at B-Town Beat this Thursday

Help celebrate Student Art Month at May’s B-Town Beat, which is partnering with Highline Public Schools and Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services for a Student Music and Art Walk this... [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]

First-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship awarded to Osmat Shamdeen of Mt. Rainier High

First-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship awarded to Osmat Shamdeen of Mt. Rainier High

The first-ever ‘Tinship’ – a $6,000 scholarship funded by Burien’s Tin Room Bar & Theater – was recently awarded to Osmat Shamdeen, a senior at Mount Rainier High School: The... [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]

Big Picture High School student to be honored as King County ‘Earth Hero’

Big Picture High School student to be honored as King County ‘Earth Hero’

Big Picture High School student Shaileen Johnson (pictured above) will be honored for her environmental stewardship at the King County Earth Heroes at School awards ceremony on May 5. Shai proposed, planned,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on school schedule changes

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on school schedule changes

Highline Public Schools is considering some school schedule changes that could affect local families and students, and they are asking for public input on: Changing Friday early release to a different... [Read more]

Yaargh all Pirates – Highline High All Class Reunion will be Saturday, May 14

Yaargh all Pirates – Highline High All Class Reunion will be Saturday, May 14

The 12th Annual Highline High School All Class Reunion – featuring the HHS Jazz Band – will be held in the Highline High School Cafeteria on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost is... [Read more]

Celebrate Student Art Month at The B-Town Beat on Thursday, May 5

Celebrate Student Art Month at The B-Town Beat on Thursday, May 5

Help celebrate Student Art Month at May’s B-Town Beat, which is partnering with Highline Public Schools and Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services for a Student Music and Art Walk on Thursday,... [Read more]

Former Evergreen & NFL QB Jack Thompson is an April #HighlineAlum

Former Evergreen & NFL QB Jack Thompson is an April #HighlineAlum

Evergreen High alum Jack Thompson – aka the ‘Throwin’ Samoan’ – credits positive influence from teachers and coaches for his success. Thompson, who graduated in 1974, is featured... [Read more]

VIDEO: Local students ‘sick & tired of Nachos’ at Burien City Council meeting

VIDEO: Local students ‘sick & tired of Nachos’ at Burien City Council meeting

A group of local students spoke to the Burien City Council about school lunch food Monday night, and apparently they’re not happy with what they’re fed, especially the nachos (around the 2:00... [Read more]

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Photo of Dr. Susan Enfield by Scott Schaefer. Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a letter to families this week, clearly inspired by this year’s divisive Presidential... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Track & Field Jamboree at Highline Memorial Stadium

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Track & Field Jamboree at Highline Memorial Stadium

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is featured in this month’s Highline Public Schools’ #HighlineAlum social media campaign. West is a 1985 graduate of Mount Rainier High School. West served... [Read more]

Ground broken on $19.4 million learning center at Puget Sound Skills Center

Ground broken on $19.4 million learning center at Puget Sound Skills Center

Ground was broken for a new state-of-the-art learning center at Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center on March 18. Principal Todd Moorhead, Rep. Tina Orwall, Sen. Karen Keiser, and Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

Get help registering your child for Kindergarten this Saturday, March 19

Get help registering your child for Kindergarten this Saturday, March 19

Do you have a child who will be five years old on or before Aug. 31? If so, now is the time to register at Highline Public Schools for the start of kindergarten. If you need help completing the paperwork... [Read more]

Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee Prioritizes Facility Concerns

Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee Prioritizes Facility Concerns

The Highline Public Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) prioritized a list of facility concerns during a meeting on March 9. During the meeting, committee members reviewed two lists... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for new Puget Sound Skills Center building will be March 18

Groundbreaking for new Puget Sound Skills Center building will be March 18

On Friday, March 18, officials and local dignitaries will break ground on a new state-of-the-art learning center at the Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC), and all are invited. Following the groundbreaking,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

Here’s episode #42 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]

Highline Public Schools Teacher Darcy Smith acquitted of raping student

Highline Public Schools Teacher Darcy Smith acquitted of raping student

Darcy Smith, center, when she was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2012. Also pictured is Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, left, and Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati, right. Photo courtesy... [Read more]

Who’s that new 7th grader? Highline’s Dr. Enfield goes to middle school

Who’s that new 7th grader? Highline’s Dr. Enfield goes to middle school

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield went back to middle school to be a student for a day as part of the national Shadow a Student challenge. Dr. Enfield shadowed 7th-grade student Elizabeth... [Read more]