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OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This post includes both an ‘Op-Ed,’ submitted by the Highline School Board, and an ‘Open Letter to the Community’ submitted by Highline School District Superintendent... [Read more]

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A revised school construction bond – valued about $9 million less than the one proposed in November – to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding will go before voters on the Feb.... [Read more]

JOBS: Cedarhurst School Recreation Leaders needed

JOBS: Cedarhurst School Recreation Leaders needed

On-site Recreation Leaders are needed for the collaborative Highline School District-City of Burien after-school program. These employees will lead recreation/enrichment activities for 1st-6th grade students... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board ‘would like to set the record straight’

LETTER: Highline School Board ‘would like to set the record straight’

[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: We would like to set the... [Read more]

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

The Highline School District on Friday announced that the transition of 6th grade to middle school will be delayed at least one year. “Originally slated for fall 2015, the 6th grade move will occur... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Some thoughts on recently failed Highline School District bond issue’

LETTER: ‘Some thoughts on recently failed Highline School District 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:] Some thoughts on the recently failed Highline... [Read more]

Replacement Levy for Highline School District will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Replacement Levy for Highline School District will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A three-year educational programs and operations replacement levy – NOT a new bond – will go before voters on Feb. 10, 2015. Levies pay for educating students and operating schools above the costs... [Read more]

Highline School District seeks input about recent bond via survey, telephone

Highline School District seeks input about recent bond via survey, telephone

Highline Public Schools is asking all families, staff, and community members to participate in an online survey and a live Telephone Town Hall meeting about the recent bond proposal, which garnered 59.3... [Read more]

Homemade bomb explodes outside Sylvester Middle School Thurs. morning

Homemade bomb explodes outside Sylvester Middle School Thurs. morning

Thursday morning (Nov. 20), before school started, a homemade explosive device was set off outside the cafeteria door of Sylvester Middle School in Burien. Nobody was injured, and police, district security... [Read more]

Highline Superintendent will be at summit at White House Wednesday

Highline Superintendent will be at summit at White House Wednesday

Highline Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 100 top school leaders from across the country to participate in the first-ever National Connected... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Eliminate Senior Culmination Project in the Highline School District’

LETTER: ‘Eliminate Senior Culmination Project in the Highline School District’

[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:] If you have a Senior graduating in one... [Read more]

Waskowitz Big Tree Contest winner announced

Waskowitz Big Tree Contest winner announced

Marie O’Kelley stands by one of the winning Waskowitz trees that she and her brother planted in the 1960s. A tree planted by Mikeal Roose in 1962 was the winner in the Waskowitz Big Tree contest. The... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Yes, we will need to have that Bond submitted again…’

LETTER: ‘Yes, we will need to have that Bond submitted again…’

[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:] Unfortunately, the difference between... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

[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:] OPPOSITION STATEMENT TO THE HIGHLINE SCHOOL... [Read more]

ELECTION: School Bond inches up to 57.68% approval Thursday night

ELECTION: School Bond inches up to 57.68% approval Thursday night

King County Elections released the fourth round of results for Tuesday’s election, and the Highline School District Bond continues to inch up, now with 57.68% approving as of Thursday night, Nov.... [Read more]

Innovative STEM Initiative Launches in Highline Elementary Schools

Innovative STEM Initiative Launches in Highline Elementary Schools

Partnering with the Washington Informal Science Education (WISE) Consortium, Highline Public Schools is piloting an innovative program that aims to advance science and engineering learning, interest, and... [Read more]

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

UPDATE NOV. 5 7:44 p.m.: The third round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election were released Wednesday (Nov. 5) evening at 7:40 p.m., and Proposition 1, the Highline School District... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election have been released, and the early tallies show that one of the more contentious local issues – Proposition 1, the Highline School... [Read more]

Susan Enfield: ‘While we have challenges in Highline, we are on the right track…’

Susan Enfield: ‘While we have challenges in Highline, we are on the right track…’

Last week Highline Public Schools Superintendent gave her annual ‘State of Our Schools’ speech at the Museum of Flight. Here’s a video of her full speech, followed by what the school... [Read more]

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

A “Back-to-School Fair” was held at Steven J. Underwood Park in Des Moines on Thursday, Aug. 7, where some 500 free backpacks were given out to local, low-income students. The backpacks were filled... [Read more]

Know of a ‘Waskowitz Tree’? Waskowitz Big Tree Contest underway

Know of a ‘Waskowitz Tree’? Waskowitz Big Tree Contest underway

From the 1960s through the 1980s, 6th-graders in the Highline School District came home from their week at Camp Waskowitz with a fir seedling to plant in their yards as a reminder of lessons about forestry and conservation…

Highline Elementary Students match wits in District Math Contest

Highline Elementary Students match wits in District Math Contest

The Highline School District has some amazing elementary mathematicians, many of which met last Friday at the fifth annual Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza. Students in 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-grades competed... [Read more]

Highline High Teacher to spend next two years researching for malaria vaccine

Highline High Teacher to spend next two years researching for malaria vaccine

Highline High School biology and science teacher Dawn Tessandore (pictured above with two students) will spend the next two summers in research to support development of a malaria vaccine, the school... [Read more]

Highline Teacher Named a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

Highline Teacher Named a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

Mount View Elementary teacher Jamie Ewing has been named a 2014 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) LearningMedia Digital Innovator. The fifth-grade teacher is the only Washington State educator among the... [Read more]

Highline School District launches new workplace learning initiative

Highline School District launches new workplace learning initiative

Highline School District announced Wednesday (March 19) that it received a grant to launch an initiative to “provide every student with a work-based learning experience before graduation.” The... [Read more]

Highline launches free preschool program funded by ‘Race to the Top’ grant

Highline launches free preschool program funded by ‘Race to the Top’ grant

Highline School District will launch Pre-K Play and Learn next week, a new early education program geared to incoming kindergarten students who haven’t had access to high-quality preschool programs. Funded... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Why are we sometimes so blind?’

LETTER: ‘Why are we sometimes so blind?’

[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:] Why are we sometimes so blind? Last night... [Read more]

Student work part of Featured Exhibit at Burien Arts Gallery; reception Feb. 7

Student work part of Featured Exhibit at Burien Arts Gallery; reception Feb. 7

Burien Arts’ February exhibit will be a “Spotlight on Student Art” at the Burien Arts Gallery, located at 826 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien…