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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]

Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

On Wednesday, May 23, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, to provide for noise mitigation for the Highline School... [Read more]

Historic Highline High entrance to be rebuilt with original brick and terra cotta

Historic Highline High entrance to be rebuilt with original brick and terra cotta

The new Highline High School (HHS) will reopen in the fall of 2021 with its grand main entrance reconstructed using the original brick and terra cotta, Highline Public Schools announced Monday, May 21.... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools releases revised School Boundary Maps

Highline Public Schools releases revised School Boundary Maps

Members of the community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) have developed a revised set of boundary maps and school feeder plan for Highline Public Schools. The draft plan – announced... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Budget Meeting will be Monday, May 14

Highline Public Schools Budget Meeting will be Monday, May 14

Community, staff, families and students are invited to learn about the proposed 2018-19 budget for Highline Public Schools on Monday, May 14. Chief Financial Officer Janea Marking will explain the McCleary... [Read more]

Next Highline Public Schools Boundary Change meetings will be May 9 & 23

Next Highline Public Schools Boundary Change meetings will be May 9 & 23

Highline Public Schools community-led committee charged with recommending school boundary changes will incorporate suggestions from the community into a second draft of their plan – and also consider... [Read more]

Clint Sallee selected as second Co-Principal for Highline High School

Clint Sallee selected as second Co-Principal for Highline High School

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield on Thursday (May 3) announced that Clint Sallee has been selected as co-principal of Highline High School. Sallee will start July 1, and will partner... [Read more]

Boeing’s $1 million donation will help Highline Schools STEM students at CWU

Boeing’s $1 million donation will help Highline Schools STEM students at CWU

Boeing recently donated $1 Million to the Central Washington University Foundation in honor of former Boeing CEO – and Highline High School alum – Ray Connor. The donation will support the Ray and... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools gives update on School Boundary Changes

Highline Public Schools gives update on School Boundary Changes

On Saturday, April 28, Highline Public Schools released the following update on School Boundary Changes: Members met April 25 to begin sifting through feedback from 10 community meetings, more than 600... [Read more]

Burien Mayor Matta determined to bridge language gap for students, parents

Burien Mayor Matta determined to bridge language gap for students, parents

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta, attending Thursday’s community safety meeting at Highline High School, noted that 41% of Highline students are Hispanic and called for a phone tree to reach out to families... [Read more]

After meetings/surveys, School Board selects obvious names for 2 new schools

After meetings/surveys, School Board selects obvious names for 2 new schools

Highline School Board members selected names for two new schools this week, and the names are kind of familiar sounding and obvious – ‘Des Moines Elementary School’ and ‘Glacier Middle... [Read more]

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

Photos by Scott Schaefer In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools on Thursday night (April 19) held a Community Meeting on School Safety at the Highline High... [Read more]

Aviation High Asst. Principal Tremain Holloway will be Highline Co-Principal

Aviation High Asst. Principal Tremain Holloway will be Highline Co-Principal

Highline Public Schools announced on Thursday, April 19 that it has selected a co-principal for Highline High School. Tremain Holloway (pictured, above), currently serving as assistant principal at Raisbeck... [Read more]