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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 I... [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…

PHOTOS: A Seattle Seahawk visits Seahurst Elementary School Tuesday

PHOTOS: A Seattle Seahawk visits Seahurst Elementary School Tuesday

The Seattle Seahawks took time out of their busy schedule to visit Seahurst Elementary students in Burien on Tuesday (Dec. 17). Defensive End Greg Scruggs talked to students about healthy eating, staying... [Read more]

Burien Police School Resource Officer Brian Barnes gets surprise Thursday

Burien Police School Resource Officer Brian Barnes gets surprise Thursday

Deputy Brian Barnes (center) recognized by (L-R) Board President Bernie Dorsey, King County Sheriff John Urquhart, Supt. Susan Enfield, and Highline High School Principal Damon Hunter. Burien Police School... [Read more]

Highline School Board to hold hearing on closure of Odyssey High Oct. 23

Highline School Board to hold hearing on closure of Odyssey High Oct. 23

The Highline School Board will hear public comment on a proposal to close Odyssey High School on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. at the school district central office (ERAC), located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd... [Read more]

Highline Area students receive 625 backpacks full of school supplies

Highline Area students receive 625 backpacks full of school supplies

Hundreds of Highline School District students are ready for the first day of school thanks to the Exchange Club of Highline, the Burien Lions Club and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. 625 backpacks filled... [Read more]

Highline Director of Technology Services Mark Finstrom earns certification

Highline Director of Technology Services Mark Finstrom earns certification

The Highline School District announced Thursday (July 25) that Director of Technology Services Mark Finstrom is one just 75 school district technology directors across the country to earn the distinction... [Read more]

City teams up with Highline School District for new after-school programs

City teams up with Highline School District for new after-school programs

The Burien City Council has agreed to a proposal by the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services (PaRCS) Department that will provide two new after-school programs in partnership with Highline Public... [Read more]

Highline School Board member Angelica Alvarez wins early learning award

Highline School Board member Angelica Alvarez wins early learning award

Highline School Board Member Angelica Alvarez was recently honored with a SOAR Partnership Award for Early Learning for her exemplary leadership and contributions to King County communities. Alvarez has... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Why hasn’t there been open public disclosure on what is going on in NERA?’

LETTER: ‘Why hasn’t there been open public disclosure on what is going on in NERA?’

[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 of The B-Town Blog- I attended the School... [Read more]

Highline School Board considering 2014 Bond to replace aging schools

Highline School Board considering 2014 Bond to replace aging schools

With construction completed on 14 schools resulting from bonds approved by voters, the Highline School Board announced Monday (June 10) that it is considering another bond next spring to continue replacing... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards 2013 STIA Scholarship Winners

Highline Schools Foundation awards 2013 STIA Scholarship Winners

On Wednesday night (June 5), the Highline Schools Foundation announced the winners of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) Scholarship for 2013: This scholarship is a needs-based scholarship... [Read more]

Two Highline Public School Teachers honored by Seattle Seahawks

Two Highline Public School Teachers honored by Seattle Seahawks

On May 24, two Highline Public School Teachers – Elle Parsons and Lyn Nelthropp – were honored with 22 others as “Symetra Heroes in the Classroom” during the 2012 NFL season…

Highline School District may sell ‘surplus’ property to Burien; hearing is June 26

Highline School District may sell ‘surplus’ property to Burien; hearing is June 26

The Highline School District announced Thursday (May 30) that it is considering selling a ‘surplus’ property to the City of Burien, and will be holding a public hearing starting at 6 p.m. on... [Read more]

Highline School District proposes update to school safety and security program

Highline School District proposes update to school safety and security program

The Highline School District announced Tuesday (May 14) that “more extensive staff training and strong coordination with local law enforcement are the hallmarks of a proposal to improve safety and... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces 2013 STIA Scholarship Winners

Highline Schools Foundation announces 2013 STIA Scholarship Winners

The Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence on Monday (May 13) announced the winners of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) Scholarship for 2013. This scholarship is a needs-based scholarship... [Read more]

REMINDER: Highline School District ‘Art Walk’ is this Thursday, May 9

REMINDER: Highline School District ‘Art Walk’ is this Thursday, May 9

The second annual Highline School District Student Art Walk will be this Thursday, May 9, from 5 – 8 p.m. “Celebrate Art Education Month and wander Downtown Burien from 4th to 10th Ave SW on SW... [Read more]

Highline Big Picture High School: real world career experiences drive education

Highline Big Picture High School: real world career experiences drive education

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Over the last four years, B-Town Blog Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer has served as a Mentor to three students from Burien's Big Picture High School. His current Intern Bryan Charles is... [Read more]

Two Highline School Teams Heading to the World Robotics Championships

Two Highline School Teams Heading to the World Robotics Championships

Two Highline District schools – Aviation and Highline High – are headed to St. Louis at the end of the month to compete in the FIRST Robotics World Championships. Aviation High holds the Washington... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am concerned that our young children are being over tested’

LETTER: ‘I am concerned that our young children are being over tested’

[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 B-Town Blog Editor, I am a concerned parent... [Read more]