Schools Section

A preschool in a retirement home? 4-year olds go to school at Wesley Homes

A preschool in a retirement home? 4-year olds go to school at Wesley Homes

Four days a week, a group of four-year-olds attend a new preschool located on the 45-acre Wesley Homes campus in Des Moines. The Montessori classroom supports student learning through self-directed activity,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools decides not to change high school schedules next year

Highline Public Schools decides not to change high school schedules next year

High schools in Highline will stay on the current six-period semester schedule for the time being, Highline Public Schools announced Wednesday, April 26. Superintendent Susan Enfield said she has concluded... [Read more]

With a little help, Sylvester Middle School students build new rain garden

With a little help, Sylvester Middle School students build new rain garden

With a little help from the Sounders FC and volunteers, on Wednesday (April 19), Sylvester Middle School students got to see their new rain garden in action. The City of Burien, Washington Green Schools,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools wants your opinion on its communications abilities

Highline Public Schools wants your opinion on its communications abilities

From Highline Public Schools: We are all bombarded with tons of information every day, but are you getting the information you need, the way you want to get it? The Highline communications team wants to... [Read more]

Over 200 celebrate Highline Schools Foundation at Gold Star Awards Breakfast

Over 200 celebrate Highline Schools Foundation at Gold Star Awards Breakfast

On Friday, April 14, over 200 people gathered at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac to support the Highline Schools Foundation at its annual Gold Star Awards Breakfast. “Because of the generosity of our... [Read more]

Highline High’s ‘High Tekerz’ are heading to the FIRST World Championships!

Highline High’s ‘High Tekerz’ are heading to the FIRST World Championships!

The High Tekerz – Highline High School’s 4H and FIRST® Robotics team 3574 – is headed to the FIRST World Championships, to be held April 19-22 in Houston! On April 8 at the PNW Regional Championship,... [Read more]

Student Music & Art Walk will be held in downtown Burien on Friday, May 5

Student Music & Art Walk will be held in downtown Burien on Friday, May 5

The B-Town Beat’s Student Music & Art Walk will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, from 6 – 9 p.m. on SW 152nd Street, between 4th and 10th Ave SW. “Celebrate the start of the B-Town Beat... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on high school schedule changes

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on high school schedule changes

Highline Public Schools is seeking feedback on proposed changes to high school schedules, and the next community meeting is set for Tuesday, April 11. The open meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m.... [Read more]

Meet our newest Big Picture High School Journalism Intern – Devin Otto

Meet our newest Big Picture High School Journalism Intern – Devin Otto

Please welcome our newest Intern from Burien’s Big Picture High School – Devin Otto: My name is Devin Otto, and I’m a Junior over at Big Picture High School. I’ve been working in the journalism... [Read more]

Highline High’s Robotics High Tekerz win ‘Engineering Inspiration Award’

Highline High’s Robotics High Tekerz win ‘Engineering Inspiration Award’

Highline High School’s 4H and FIRST® Robotics (FRC) Team 3574 – the High Tekerz – were recognized with the FIRST® ‘Engineering Inspiration Award’ at their first 2017 district-level... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces winners of 2017 Gold Star Awards

Highline Schools Foundation announces winners of 2017 Gold Star Awards

The Highline Schools Foundation announced the winners of the 2017 Gold Star Awards at the annual Gold Star Awards BASH at the Beach Park Event Center in Des Moines on March 16, 2017. District teachers,... [Read more]

Update on the Broadcast Communications program at Puget Sound Skills Center

Update on the Broadcast Communications program at Puget Sound Skills Center

EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves as a Volunteer on the Advisory Board to this program: The Broadcast Communications (BComm) program at Puget Sound Skills Center... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding meeting on graduation requirements tonight

Highline Public Schools holding meeting on graduation requirements tonight

Highline Public Schools will be holding a series of public meetings about upcoming changes in graduation requirements, with the first to be held this evening – Monday, March 20 – starting at 6 p.m.... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools shares top thoughts from community conversations

Highline Public Schools shares top thoughts from community conversations

Highline Public Schools recently released the top results from their online community conversation about what the district is doing well and where it can improve.  In January, nearly 700 people contributed... [Read more]

School district releases new statement on immigration & student safety

School district releases new statement on immigration & student safety

On Tuesday, March 14, Highline Public Schools released a new statement on immigration and student safety (read their previous statement, released in December, here): We recognize that actions taken by... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces 2017 Gold Star Award Nominees

Highline Schools Foundation announces 2017 Gold Star Award Nominees

Each year, the Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for its prestigious and much-anticipated Gold Star Awards. This year’s list... [Read more]

Student hit, injured by car in front of Highline High School Monday morning

Student hit, injured by car in front of Highline High School Monday morning

A student was hit by a car and injured while crossing S. 152nd Street near Highline High School Monday morning, March 6. According to Catherine Carbone Rogers of Highline Public Schools, the student was... [Read more]

Know a Student Superhero? The Sidekick Collective wants nominations by Mar. 1

Know a Student Superhero? The Sidekick Collective wants nominations by Mar. 1

Local non-profit the Sidekick Collective is searching for superheroes: Dear Sidekicks, As you know, we’re on a mission to help extraordinary young people turn their big ideas into real-world solutions. But... [Read more]

New study shows Highline College added $631.5 million to local economy

New study shows Highline College added $631.5 million to local economy

A new study found Highline College alumni and operations added $631.5 million to the King County economy during the 2014–15 fiscal year, the school announced Wednesday, Feb. 22: The added income translated... [Read more]

VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at local schools Tuesday

VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at local schools Tuesday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, the Port of Seattle conducted noise testing at Des Moines Elementary School as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public... [Read more]

Be part of Highline Schools Foundation’s 2017 Gold Star Awards celebrations

Be part of Highline Schools Foundation’s 2017 Gold Star Awards celebrations

Be Part of the Highline Schools Foundation’s 2017 Gold Star Awards! Highline Schools Foundation announces “Celebrate! Highline” as the 2017 Gold Star Awards theme. “Celebrate! Highline”... [Read more]

Noise testing scheduled at Highline High & Des Moines Elementary Tues., Feb. 21

Noise testing scheduled at Highline High & Des Moines Elementary Tues., Feb. 21

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Port of Seattle will be conducting noise testing at Highline High School and Des Moines Elementary as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public Schools on airplane... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Seattle Christian School Open House scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Seattle Christian School Open House scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Advertiser Seattle Christian School invites you to discover why families in Seattle and South King County choose Seattle Christian School! Is it the commitment to academic excellence? The caring and... [Read more]

Students at Hazel Valley School get Valentine greetings from Teachers Tues.

Students at Hazel Valley School get Valentine greetings from Teachers Tues.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day), Teachers at Burien’s Hazel Valley Elementary School greeted students with welcome signs and cheers as they arrived on campus to send a message of inclusion... [Read more]