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For the second year in a row, two Highline schools make top five percent

For the second year in a row, two Highline schools make top five percent

Highline Public Schools announced that two of its schools – Shorewood Elementary and CHOICE Academy – were recognized with the 2018 School of Distinction Award. This is the second year in a row CHOICE... [Read more]

Safety is a community-wide issue, concludes Highline Public Schools report

Safety is a community-wide issue, concludes Highline Public Schools report

“Safety is a community-wide issue” – that’s the message that came out loud and clear at the community safety meetings Highline Public Schools conducted last spring in partnership with... [Read more]

Enrollment drop at Highline Public Schools leads to cutting of 15 teachers

Enrollment drop at Highline Public Schools leads to cutting of 15 teachers

On Friday, Sept. 21, Highline Public Schools announced that they are starting the 2018-19 school year with 700 students fewer than projected, which means that – because the state funds school districts... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Bond buys new schools, paint, roofing & more

FOLLOWUP: Bond buys new schools, paint, roofing & more

Highline Public Schools on Monday, Sept. 17 released the following status report on projects big and small voters approved in the Nov. 2016 Highline Public Schools bond: New Schools on Schedule Contractors... [Read more]

What schools will Highline build in next 15 Years? District seeking public input

What schools will Highline build in next 15 Years? District seeking public input

Want to make a difference for Highline Public Schools students over the next five, 10 and 15 years? You could be one of 40 parents and residents working to recommend a long-range plan for building new... [Read more]

Copyright violation causes Sylvester Middle School to create new mascot, logo

Copyright violation causes Sylvester Middle School to create new mascot, logo

Buh bye, Sylvester the Cat 🙁 Burien’s Sylvester Middle School has used a logo and mascot featuring ‘Sylvester the Cat’ (pictured above) from the Warner Brothers’ Looney Toons... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13% for 2018-19

Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13% for 2018-19

Under a tentative agreement reached with the Highline Education Association this week, Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13 percent for the 2018-19 school year, the district announced. In... [Read more]

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Late Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, Highline Public Schools announced that they reached a tentative agreement with the Highline Education Association (HEA). “This agreement honors the valuable work our... [Read more]

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23, members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – voted to authorize a strike should no agreement with... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I’m writing to express my support for our Highline Educators’

LETTER: ‘I’m writing to express my support for our Highline Educators’

[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:] I’m writing to express my support for... [Read more]

The air is so unhealthy, school sports practices were moved indoors today

The air is so unhealthy, school sports practices were moved indoors today

The air is so smoky and unhealthy today (Monday, Aug. 20), that Highline Public Schools moved all high school athletic practices indoor for the day. Here’s an email sent out by the district: Dear... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Teachers may vote to strike at member meeting Aug. 23

Highline Public Schools Teachers may vote to strike at member meeting Aug. 23

Members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – may vote for a strike authorization at a member meeting this Thursday, Aug. 23. If the... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

On Friday, Aug. 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its first-ever ‘State of Our Schools’ luncheon, featuring Tukwila School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Judith K. Berry,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools saves more than $600,000 on energy improvements

Highline Public Schools saves more than $600,000 on energy improvements

Highline Public Schools announced this week that they have saved more than half a million dollars on energy costs since 2015. How? Energy upgrades and practices that improve efficiency. Projects that contributed... [Read more]

Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Puget Sound Skills Center honored

Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Puget Sound Skills Center honored

The Puget Sound Skills Center Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Highline Public Schools gets students into the pilot’s seat as part of their high school experience, and it was recently honored... [Read more]

Help local homeless students with Pearl Jam’s new ‘Home Shows’ project

Help local homeless students with Pearl Jam’s new ‘Home Shows’ project

Pearl Jam’s upcoming ‘Home Shows’ concerts in Seattle will be shining a light on the problem and solutions to homelessness, including for numerous local students. Currently, there... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools high schools will start later beginning this fall

Highline Public Schools high schools will start later beginning this fall

High school students at Highline Public Schools will be able to sleep in a bit later starting this fall, when classes are scheduled to start later. This change will also impact start times of middle and... [Read more]

Local Kids can eat FREE all Summer

Local Kids can eat FREE all Summer

Local children can eat FREE breakfast, lunch and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Program. A child does not need to be a Highline Public Schools student to participate. Meals... [Read more]

Highline School Board adopts Fall 2019 school boundaries

Highline School Board adopts Fall 2019 school boundaries

This week, the Highline school board adopted a new set of school boundaries as recommended by the community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). The revised boundaries will take effect fall... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

On Friday (June 8), Highline Public Schools threw a long-bomb touchdown of a party for graduating seniors, who jammed the Museum of Flight in Tukwila to celebrate their milestone with none other than Seattle... [Read more]

Capital Facilities Committee recommends Boundary Plan to School Board

Capital Facilities Committee recommends Boundary Plan to School Board

The community-led bond and boundary planning committee for Highline Public Schools presented a recommended set of boundary maps and a short list of additional considerations at Wednesday’s school board... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools warns of possible threat to Mt. Rainier High Wednesday

Highline Public Schools warns of possible threat to Mt. Rainier High Wednesday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Highline Public Schools issued a warning Tuesday evening, June 5, about a threat to Mount Rainier High School on Wednesday, June 6. Far as we can recall, this is... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools moving to 5-period trimester starting in fall 2020

Highline Public Schools moving to 5-period trimester starting in fall 2020

Highline Public Schools announced this week that – after two years of study and feedback from staff and families – they will move to a five-period trimester system starting in fall 2020. The district... [Read more]

Highline Council PTSA gives out scholarships & awards, including to the Blog!

Highline Council PTSA gives out scholarships & awards, including to the Blog!

Last week, the Highline Council PTSA honored students, teachers, employees and community members with scholarships and awards – including to The B-Town Blog – at the district’s central office... [Read more]