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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]

Families needed to host international students for Green Planet Homestay

Families needed to host international students for Green Planet Homestay

Local families are needed to host international students. “Join Green Planet Homestay and Seattle Lutheran High School in increasing global awareness by hosting an international student!” reads... [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 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]

‘Capital Culturel Europeen’ seeking local host families for French students

‘Capital Culturel Europeen’ seeking local host families for French students

Capital Culturel Europeen (CCE) is seeking local host families for students for the last three weeks of July 2013. “One student has already been placed with a family who loved their experience last... [Read more]

Normandy Park Preschool Rummage and Bake Sale will be April 26-27

Normandy Park Preschool Rummage and Bake Sale will be April 26-27

The parents association for Normandy Park Preschool will be holding a Rummage and Bake Sale the weekend of April 26 and 27 to benefit the school at the Normandy Park City Hall, which is located at 801... [Read more]

REMINDER: Kennedy Catholic High’s ‘Guys and Dolls’ Runs Thurs.–Sun.

REMINDER: Kennedy Catholic High’s ‘Guys and Dolls’ Runs Thurs.–Sun.

REMINDER: Kennedy Catholic High School’s production of “Guys and Dolls” will be this weekend – Thursday through Sunday – at Highline Performing Arts Center. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,... [Read more]

8th Grade Student Shot While Walking Home from St. Francis School Monday

8th Grade Student Shot While Walking Home from St. Francis School Monday

An 8th grade female student of Burien’s St. Francis of Assisi School was shot while walking home from school in the 16600 block of 21st Ave SW (map below) Monday afternoon, March 18. The student,... [Read more]

Singapore Math Expert Dr. Yeap Ban Har to Train Highline School District Teachers

Singapore Math Expert Dr. Yeap Ban Har to Train Highline School District Teachers

The Highline School District announced that Dr. Yeap Ban Har, a worldwide consultant in math education, is in the area this week to provide professional development to teachers and principals. Dr. Ban... [Read more]

Highline Schools’ Super Dr. Susan Enfield Seeks Full-time Kindergartens

Highline Schools’ Super Dr. Susan Enfield Seeks Full-time Kindergartens

Highline School District superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield says she hopes to see the district have full-time paid kindergarten for all beginning students and for the Legislature to find a way…

Two Highline Schools Named State ‘Reward Schools’

Two Highline Schools Named State ‘Reward Schools’

Southern Heights Elementary School and Health Sciences and Human Services High School (HS3) were named “Reward Schools” by state schools superintendent Randy Dorn this week. “Reward Schools”... [Read more]

Second Annual St. Philomena School Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser is Feb. 23

Second Annual St. Philomena School Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser is Feb. 23

The second annual St. Philomena School Spaghetti Dinner Benefiting Fragile Families will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 starting at 6 p.m. “Let the wishing begin!” reads an announcement. “Join... [Read more]

School District Asking Community to ‘Imagine Highline’ at Two Public Forums

School District Asking Community to ‘Imagine Highline’ at Two Public Forums

The Highline School District is seeking “parents, students, community members, and staff at all levels of the school district … to imagine what Highline can be and set lofty goals for our schools... [Read more]

Learn Compassion at ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ Assembly at St. Francis School Monday

Learn Compassion at ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ Assembly at St. Francis School Monday

Burien’s St. Francis of Assisi School will be presenting an assembly on Monday, Jan. 28 called “Rachel’s Challenge.” “Rachel’s Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Bridge School Coop Elementary Holding Open House on Jan. 30

Bridge School Coop Elementary Holding Open House on Jan. 30

The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary – located in the Normandy Park Town Center – will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. “During the Open House... [Read more]

Area Resident Has Bad Encounter with Dangerous Pit Bull in Shorewood

Area Resident Has Bad Encounter with Dangerous Pit Bull in Shorewood

Area resident Lynne Crockett reported the following about a dog-on-dog attack near the intersection of 26th SW and SW 106th – which it *not* in Burien’s city limits (see map below) – on the Shorewood... [Read more]

Sponsored Post St. Bernadette Parish School Holding Open Houses on Jan. 27 & Jan. 30

St. Bernadette Parish School Holding Open Houses on Jan. 27 & Jan. 30

Burien’s St. Bernadette Parish School will be holding two free Open House events, open to the public: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Sunday, Jan. 27 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Wednesday, Jan. 30 “The... [Read more]

Contrary to Report, Highline Schools Has ‘No Proposal’ to Disarm Guards

Contrary to Report, Highline Schools Has ‘No Proposal’ to Disarm Guards

by Jack Mayne There is no plan for the Highline Public School District to disarm its security officers or police “resource officers,” contrary to a KOMO television report broadcast Monday (Jan. 7). “Basically,... [Read more]

Learn How to Pay for College at Local ‘College Goal Sunday’ Events

Learn How to Pay for College at Local ‘College Goal Sunday’ Events

‘College Goal Sunday Washington’ aims to reduce the barriers students face in paying for college, and three upcoming local events – including Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Highline High School – will... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Three Tree Montessori Holding Winter Fest this Friday & Saturday

Advertiser Three Tree Montessori Holding Winter Fest this Friday & Saturday

Advertiser Three Tree Montessori School will be holding a Winter Fest fundraiser this Friday and Saturday, with all proceeds going to their Upper Elementary School’s educational “going out” trip to Germany…

Highline Public Schools Refinances Bonds, Saving Nearly $12 Million

Highline Public Schools Refinances Bonds, Saving Nearly $12 Million

Highline Public Schools announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) that they have refinanced a portion of the District’s outstanding capital bonds, taking advantage of a 40-year low in interest rates. “By reducing... [Read more]

St. Francis of Assisi’s Annual Holiday Bazaar is this Saturday, Nov. 17

St. Francis of Assisi’s Annual Holiday Bazaar is this Saturday, Nov. 17

St. Francis of Assisi’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 17. “Discover unique art, original handmade items, dazzling gems, culinary delights and... [Read more]

Para Los Niños Holding Fundraiser Dinner this Saturday, Nov. 10

Para Los Niños Holding Fundraiser Dinner this Saturday, Nov. 10

Burien’s Para Los Niños will be holding a fundraiser dinner this Saturday, Nov. 10 at Burien Little Theater, located at 425 SW 144th Street…

Sponsored Post EuropaKids International Preschool Holding Open House Nov. 3 and Nov. 10

EuropaKids International Preschool Holding Open House Nov. 3 and Nov. 10

Ni hao! Hola! Guten Tag! EuropaKids International Preschool is celebrating its 7th year in West Seattle/Burien and we have two Open Houses coming up: Saturday, Nov. 3: 10 a.m. – Noon Saturday, Nov.... [Read more]

Sponsored Post New Advertiser Joyful Noise Christian Preschool is Now Open for Enrollment

New Advertiser Joyful Noise Christian Preschool is Now Open for Enrollment

Please welcome our latest Advertiser – Joyful Noise Christian Preschool – now open for enrollment! As we do with all our Advertisers, we’re offering Joyful Noise a chance to share their message... [Read more]

PHOTO: Highline Schools’ New Super Waits for Bus on 1st Day of School

PHOTO: Highline Schools’ New Super Waits for Bus on 1st Day of School

Today – Thursday, Aug. 30 – is the first day of classes for the Highline School District, and to celebrate, new Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield rode a bus with kids to White Center Heights Elementary... [Read more]

Highline School District Scores Improve in Every Grade on State Math Exams

Highline School District Scores Improve in Every Grade on State Math Exams

The Highline School District announced Wednesday (Aug. 29) that its schools made significant progress on state standardized tests in 2012, especially on math exams, where scores are up across the board. “These... [Read more]

Highline High School Class of ’92 Holding 20-Year Reunion this Weekend

Highline High School Class of ’92 Holding 20-Year Reunion this Weekend

Highline High School’s Class of 1992 will be holding its 20-year reunion this coming weekend with events in Burien and Seattle. Here are the specifics: Friday Night, July 20: 80’s Rock and... [Read more]