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Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!

Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!

“Spread the Word – School Starts September 3rd!” (and Kindergartners start on September 9). The first day of school for Highline Public Schools will be Thursday, Sept. 3, for all students except... [Read more]

Second annual ‘Back to School Resource Fair’ a huge success Thursday

Second annual ‘Back to School Resource Fair’ a huge success Thursday

On Thursday (Aug. 6), the second annual ‘Back to School Resource Fair’ was held, where over 500 backpacks were distributed to students in need. Superintendent Susan Enfield was there to greet... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools athletic programs receive $25,000 from Alaska Airlines

Highline Public Schools athletic programs receive $25,000 from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines has announced a $25,000 gift to Highline Public Schools to support school athletic programs, including the much-needed replacement of athletic equipment. “We are deeply grateful for Alaska... [Read more]

Southwest King County Chamber awards $11,000 to Puget Sound Skills Center

Southwest King County Chamber awards $11,000 to Puget Sound Skills Center

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce recently awarded $11,000 to Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center, to help the school build a composites lab in their autobody tech program. Left to right:... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Teacher Recruiting Event Wednesday, June 24

Highline Public Schools holding Teacher Recruiting Event Wednesday, June 24

Highline Public Schools will be holding a Teacher Recruiting Event on Wednesday, June 24, from 3 – 5 p.m. at the District office at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien. Meet Highline principals and assistant... [Read more]

Free Summer Meal Program available for local children

Free Summer Meal Program available for local children

Local children can eat free breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP), which provides funding for 17 Highline Public Schools in South... [Read more]

Come celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Big Picture High School June 13

Come celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Big Picture High School June 13

To all Highline Big Picture students, graduates, families, mentors, and friends: It’s been ten years since the doors opened at our school! Come celebrate the milestone with us: WHEN: Saturday, June 13,... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards $94,000 to 2015 Scholarship Winners

Highline Schools Foundation awards $94,000 to 2015 Scholarship Winners

The Highline Schools Foundation 2015 Scholarship recipients with proud family members and HSF Trustees. Click image to see larger version. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com The Highline Schools Foundation... [Read more]

Seattle Seahawks, NFL present city with check to help fund youth programs

Seattle Seahawks, NFL present city with check to help fund youth programs

Photo by Corky Trewin. Burien City Councilmember Jerry Robison accepted a check from the NFL on Wednesday (June 3) at Cedarhurst Elementary School that will help fund programs to keep kids active. In addition... [Read more]

Burien Student’s Artwork to be seen by 3.2 million people in Voters’ Pamphlet

Burien Student’s Artwork to be seen by 3.2 million people in Voters’ Pamphlet

The following story is courtesy the Washington State Secretary of State’s office: Emily Cain began Wednesday morning at Burien’s Cedarhurst Elementary School like she has many times before it.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern Highline Public Schools Teachers rallied– along with local politicians and supporters – on Thursday, May 21, and Intern Sterling Paris was on hand at... [Read more]

Gregory Heights Elementary PTSA holding fundraiser to build walking path

Gregory Heights Elementary PTSA holding fundraiser to build walking path

The Gregory Heights Elementary PTSA is holding a fundraiser to build a 7-foot wide walking path on the school’s play field, and they’re asking for help. “The Gregory Heights PTSA is... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools launches Online Parent and Family Climate Survey

Highline Public Schools launches Online Parent and Family Climate Survey

Welcome to Your Voice from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo. Highline Public Schools is seeking feedback from families of Highline students through an online Parent and Family Climate Survey, which can... [Read more]

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

Highline Public Schools Teachers will be “walking out” of classrooms this Thursday, May 21 – all school is canceled for the day – and will be striking at the following sites, including... [Read more]

LETTER: Clarification on ‘Small Schools’ in Highline Public Schools

LETTER: Clarification on ‘Small Schools’ in Highline Public Schools

[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:] Dear B-Town Blog Editor, Recently there... [Read more]

Here’s more info on why Highline Schools Teachers are walking out Thursday

Here’s more info on why Highline Schools Teachers are walking out Thursday

As we reported last week, Highline Public Schools Teachers will conduct a one-day walkout this Thursday, May 21, to make a statement to the state legislature about their repeated failure to provide adequate... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Matt Griffin YMCA offering ‘No School Day Mini Camp’ for Thursday walkout

Matt Griffin YMCA offering ‘No School Day Mini Camp’ for Thursday walkout

NO SCHOOL DAY MINI CAMP Looking for child care this coming Thursday, May 21 for the Highline Schools Teacher Walk Out? Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA will be offering a special one-day Mini Camp from 8:30... [Read more]

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, residents scold SeaTac Council & more

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, residents scold SeaTac Council & more

Here’s episode #2 of our new SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

Screenshot from the HEA Facebook page announcing the May 21 walkout. All schools in Highline Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, May 21 due to a teacher walkout. The Highline Education Association... [Read more]

REMINDER: Highline Public Schools Student Art Walk is Thursday night

REMINDER: Highline Public Schools Student Art Walk is Thursday night

REMINDER: The City of Burien and B-Town Beat will be hosting the Highline Public School Annual Student Art Walk this Thursday night, May 7, from 6 – 9 p.m. on SW 152nd in downtown Burien. Celebrate... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools must fix ‘Separate but Equal’ Policy’

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools must fix ‘Separate but Equal’ Policy’

[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:] Highline Schools must fix “Separate... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on aging facilities & crowding issues

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on aging facilities & crowding issues

Highline Public Schools announced Thursday (April 23) that it is seeking input from the community on how to address the district’s need to build, repair, and renovate schools to meet educational needs,... [Read more]

Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage – who has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus she was... [Read more]

Celebrate Student Art Month at the B-Town Beat in downtown Burien on May 7

Celebrate Student Art Month at the B-Town Beat in downtown Burien on May 7

Celebrate Student Art Month by exploring visual and performing arts from local Highline Public Schools students at the next B-Town Beat – set for Thursday, May 7, from 6 – 9 p.m. This art walk is... [Read more]

Des Moines Councilmember charged with slapping special needs student

Des Moines Councilmember charged with slapping special needs student

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: by Jack Mayne Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus... [Read more]

CEOs from local corporations help close Digital Divide in Highline Public Schools

CEOs from local corporations help close Digital Divide in Highline Public Schools

Photos by Jana Kleitsch On Friday (April 17), top executives from The Boeing Company, Alaska Airlines, and Syntonic visited Chinook Middle School to see and experience digital learning tools that... [Read more]

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

The Highline School Board voted to appoint Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac to the Director District 3 position during a special meeting on Wednesday, April 15. He participated in his first School Board meeting... [Read more]

PSESD Super John Welch named to King County Housing Authority Board

PSESD Super John Welch named to King County Housing Authority Board

King County Executive Dow Constantine has appointed John Welch to serve as a King County Housing Authority commissioner. As many of our Readers may recall, Welch served as Superintendent of Highline Public... [Read more]