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LETTER: ‘Our community deserves better than exaggerated claims…’

LETTER: ‘Our community deserves better than exaggerated claims…’

[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 Editor, The volunteers who make up Highline... [Read more]

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

Camp Waskowitz recently received a major makeover by 325 members of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. NAIOP volunteers undertook several much-needed improvement projects on the... [Read more]

LETTER:  Highline Public Schools Board of Directors President on bond issue

LETTER: Highline Public Schools Board of Directors President on bond issue

[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:] Editor: Our elementary schools are overcrowded,... [Read more]

300 Volunteers to give Camp Waskowitz a major makeover

300 Volunteers to give Camp Waskowitz a major makeover

Camp Waskowitz will receive a major make-over by 300 volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 4. The volunteers are members of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and will undertake 20 much-needed... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Proposition #1 appears to be an outright theft’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Proposition #1 appears to be an outright theft’

[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:] Response to Mr. Schipper’s letter of September... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools has been a good fiscal steward…’

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools has been a good fiscal steward…’

[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 Editor, After voters approved school construction... [Read more]

All Highline area city councils back bond for new schools, critical improvements

All Highline area city councils back bond for new schools, critical improvements

The city councils located within the borders of Highline Public Schools all passed resolutions this month endorsing the district’s construction bond measure to repair or replace deteriorating schools... [Read more]

OPINION: The Cactus Speaks: Highline School District wants more money

OPINION: The Cactus Speaks: Highline School District wants more money

[EDITOR'S NOTE: This column, wirrten by Earl Gipson, is from our sister site The SeaTac Blog. It reflects his view of SeaTac city government and other local politics:] by Earl Gipson Summer’s over... [Read more]

Highline Citizens for Schools holding community meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23

Highline Citizens for Schools holding community meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Highline Citizens for Schools will hold its second community update meeting to discuss the upcoming bond measure that will be voted on during the Nov. 4 election. “At the meeting... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: The 2014 Burien Brat Trot will be Sunday, Oct. 5!

SAVE THE DATE: The 2014 Burien Brat Trot will be Sunday, Oct. 5!

A sea of runners make their way up 10th Ave SW at the 2013 Brat Trot. Photo by Michael Brunk. The Burien Brat Trot is BACK…and the 2014 version will be another Bavarian-style BLAST on Sunday, Oct. 5! The... [Read more]

Highline Citizens for Schools holding community meeting Tuesday night

Highline Citizens for Schools holding community meeting Tuesday night

Highline Citizens for Schools will be hosting a community update meeting this Tuesday, Aug. 26, starting at 6 p.m. at the ERAC building, located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW. “As you may know, the Highline... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’ program

Highline Schools Foundation announces $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’ program

The Highline Schools Foundation announced that it will again offer $10,000 to one school or program in Highline Public Schools this fall through their 2nd annual Impact Grant—created as an effort to... [Read more]

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Physical education (PE) teachers from across Highline School District are getting special training today – Thursday, Aug. 21 – on an innovative PE curriculum that will launch on the first day of school,... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

The Highline School Board unanimously approved a contract extension for Superintendent Susan Enfield at its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 9. Dr. Enfield’s contract now runs through 2017, coinciding... [Read more]

Study cites Highline Public Schools as national leader in technology integration

Study cites Highline Public Schools as national leader in technology integration

Highline Public Schools announced Monday (June 30) that it is one of 30 districts across the nation that are subjects of a just-released study on how schools are integrating software into the classroom. The... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools wins Digital Content & Curriculum Awards

Highline Public Schools wins Digital Content & Curriculum Awards

Highline Public Schools was awarded with the Center for Digital Education’s (CDE) second-annual Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards (DCCAA) for its work to integrate digital tools into... [Read more]

Highline Public School Board votes to place bond measure on Nov. 4 ballot

Highline Public School Board votes to place bond measure on Nov. 4 ballot

The Highline Public School Board voted this week to place a school construction bond to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot. If approved, the bond would: Rebuild... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools is first district in region to release its own Mobile App

Highline Public Schools is first district in region to release its own Mobile App

Highline Public Schools announced this week that it’s the first school district in the Puget Sound region to launch its own mobile app. “Students, staff, families and the community have a new... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

A bond to fund construction of four schools and make critical improvements districtwide was proposed to the Highline Public Schools Board at its May 28 meeting; the board will vote on June 4 whether to... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools offering free Summer lunch program for local children

Highline Public Schools offering free Summer lunch program for local children

Highline Public Schools announced that it will provide free breakfast, lunch, and snacks to children during the summer through the Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP). Nine Highline schools will join... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback with ‘Parent Climate Survey’

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback with ‘Parent Climate Survey’

Highline Public Schools is asking all parents and families to participate in an online Parent Climate Survey that is now live here: http://www.highlineschools.org/yourvoice The district says it is seeking... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools will cover cost of Camp Waskowitz for all 6th Graders

Highline Public Schools will cover cost of Camp Waskowitz for all 6th Graders

Highline Public Schools – a pioneer of outdoor education in the 1940s and ‘50s – announced Thursday (May 15) that it is making another pioneering move: covering the cost of sixth-grade camp for... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding 2 meetings for ideas about Middle School

Highline Public Schools holding 2 meetings for ideas about Middle School

Area residents are being invited by Highline Public Schools to participate in two community meetings – Thursday, May 15 and Monday, May 19 – to start planning sixth grade in middle school. “This... [Read more]

VIDEO: Highline Public Schools releases new video, ‘A Path to Success’

VIDEO: Highline Public Schools releases new video, ‘A Path to Success’

Highline Public Schools released a new animated promotional video, called “A Path to Success,” which you can view below: A Path to Success from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo. Editor Scott... [Read more]

Six Highline Public Schools receive ‘Washington Achievement Awards’

Six Highline Public Schools receive ‘Washington Achievement Awards’

Six Highline Public Schools have been honored with 2013 Washington Achievement Awards, the state’s highest education award. Two schools earned top honors for achievement in more than one category. “Our... [Read more]

Highline School District will move 6th Grade to Middle School

Highline School District will move 6th Grade to Middle School

Teacher Ellen Dorr believes moving sixth grade to middle school will have a positive impact on students. The Highline School District announce Friday (April 4) that it will be moving 6th grade to Middle... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools is now in Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools

Highline Public Schools is now in Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools

On Monday (March 24), Digital Promise – a national, independent, non-profit authorized by Congress to accelerate innovation in education – announced Highline Public Schools as one of nine new members... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools shares results of community survey

Highline Public Schools shares results of community survey

Highline Public Schools is sharing the results of a community survey that asked the public to provide feedback on how to solve challenges have arisen due to increased student enrollment and aging buildings. “Overall... [Read more]