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Music4Life delivers 1,665 musical instruments to Highline Public Schools

Music4Life delivers 1,665 musical instruments to Highline Public Schools

Organizers at Music4Life report that during the first quarter of 2017-18 (Sept. 1 – Nov. 30), they delivered 1,665 ready-to-play musical instruments – having a fair market value of $28,237* – to... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School’s new north wall design draws on history

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School’s new north wall design draws on history

Highline Public Schools released new information about the new north wall for Highline High Schools remodel: What will the north wall of Highline High School (HHS) look like? The project team has a recommendation... [Read more]

District announces recommendation for Highline High School’s new north wall

District announces recommendation for Highline High School’s new north wall

After several weeks of public feedback, Highline High School project staff, architects, contractors and district leaders have reached a final consensus recommendation on Design Concept 1 for the new north... [Read more]

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Highline Public Schools voters will be asked to renew a four-year educational programs and operations levy in February, 2018. The levy is not a new tax. It replaces the current levy, which is set to expire... [Read more]

Burien City Council wants to know where the next airport will be

Burien City Council wants to know where the next airport will be

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmembers have by 6-0 vote approved a resolution asking county and state officials to look at the burgeoning growth of Sea-Tac Airport and figure out who is responsible for... [Read more]

Site plans for Highline High temporary school grounds released by District

Site plans for Highline High temporary school grounds released by District

North Hill Elementary families and neighbors learned more about the plan for Highline High School to move temporarily to their neighborhood at a Nov. 16 community meeting at North Hill’s campus…

Shorewood Elementary and CHOICE Academy receive state award

Shorewood Elementary and CHOICE Academy receive state award

Highline Public Schools’ Shorewood Elementary and CHOICE Academy were recognized with the 2017 School of Distinction Award. The award is given to the top 5 percent of schools in Washington State that... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools celebrates 4th straight year of rise in graduation rate

Highline Public Schools celebrates 4th straight year of rise in graduation rate

Highline Public Schools on Monday (Nov. 6) announced that its graduation rate is up for the fourth year in a row: The class of 2017 graduated at 78.8 percent, an increase of four points over last year.... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Superintendent responds to Respect WA hate mail

Highline Public Schools Superintendent responds to Respect WA hate mail

On Saturday, Oct. 28, Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent the following statement to all staff, regarding the controversial hate mail recently sent out by Respect Washington: Hello... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking input on schedule changes & math/science

Highline Public Schools seeking input on schedule changes & math/science

Highline Public Schools wants to get family input on two important topics: High school schedule changes Learning materials for high school math and science. You can apply to serve on two committees:... [Read more]

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

[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 am Rose Clark. In 2015 and 2016 I had... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking public’s input to update Strategic Plan

Highline Public Schools seeking public’s input to update Strategic Plan

How can schools support the social and emotional well-being of students? Highline Public Schools is asking for the public’s ideas in an online conversation, which started Oct. 9. Input will be used... [Read more]

Former Highline Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent Matheson has passed away

Former Highline Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent Matheson has passed away

Dr. Kent D. “Matt” Matheson, former Highline Public Schools Superintendent, passed away recently, the district announced…

Get the scoop on Highline High’s façade straight from architects Oct. 19

Get the scoop on Highline High’s façade straight from architects Oct. 19

The public is invited to ‘get the scoop’ on Highline High School’s façade straight from the architects at an ‘Ask the Architects’ community meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19. This... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

[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. This Letter comes from the Correspondence... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: District says unstable front of Highline High School must be rebuilt

FOLLOWUP: District says unstable front of Highline High School must be rebuilt

It took the money from the voter approved recent bond election to give the Highline School District enough money to find out whether the front wall façade…

CLIFF’S EDGE: Plenty in school documentary to ponder; watch it here

CLIFF’S EDGE: Plenty in school documentary to ponder; watch it here

Highline Public Schools unveiled the documentary, “Eleven Paths,” this week to an audience reflecting diverse interests in the district and the education it provides. Students, their families and... [Read more]

REMINDER: Highline Schools film ‘Eleven Paths’ premieres Tues. night

REMINDER: Highline Schools film ‘Eleven Paths’ premieres Tues. night

Four years, 11 students, countless challenges and one big, bold goal are at the center of ‘Eleven Paths,’ a new film set in South King County that will premiere at the Highline Performing Arts... [Read more]

‘Ask the Architect’ and help name new schools at upcoming community meetings

‘Ask the Architect’ and help name new schools at upcoming community meetings

See the progress on the new Highline Public Schools – come to a meeting to ask the architects your questions and learn how you can help name the new schools. Find out more information about: Who will... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Superintendent’s Student Leadership Team

Volunteers needed for Superintendent’s Student Leadership Team

Highline Public Schools is seeking Volunteer students from district high schools for a new student committee that will give their views on district-level decisions. The ‘Superintendent’s Student... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School taking steps on student safety, acceptance

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School taking steps on student safety, acceptance

Highline High School had their first day of school on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and at the end of the day Principal Vicki Fisher sent out an email to families with an update on the school’s attempts to... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools issues statement regarding end of DACA program

Highline Public Schools issues statement regarding end of DACA program

On Tuesday (Sept. 5), Highline Public Schools issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s proposed ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: Dear Highline... [Read more]

Premiere of ‘Eleven Paths’ documentary on Highline High students is Sept. 19

Premiere of ‘Eleven Paths’ documentary on Highline High students is Sept. 19

The premiere of “Eleven Paths,” a documentary that follows 11 Highline students through four years of high school, will be Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Highline Performing Arts Center. This is... [Read more]

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Sciences building opening is Sept. 22

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Sciences building opening is Sept. 22

A Grand Opening will be celebrated at Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Sciences Building auditorium at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at 18010 8th Avenue South in Burien. The $19.4 million project... [Read more]