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Music4Life delivers 1,665 musical instruments to Highline Public Schools

Music4Life delivers 1,665 musical instruments to Highline Public Schools

Organizers at Music4Life report that during the first quarter of 2017-18 (Sept. 1 – Nov. 30), they delivered 1,665 ready-to-play musical instruments – having a fair market value of $28,237* – to... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

The Highline Schools Foundation announced Tuesday (Dec. 12) that they awarded $110,550 in grants to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools this December. These funds will support activities... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School’s new north wall design draws on history

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School’s new north wall design draws on history

Highline Public Schools released new information about the new north wall for Highline High Schools remodel: What will the north wall of Highline High School (HHS) look like? The project team has a recommendation... [Read more]

District announces recommendation for Highline High School’s new north wall

District announces recommendation for Highline High School’s new north wall

After several weeks of public feedback, Highline High School project staff, architects, contractors and district leaders have reached a final consensus recommendation on Design Concept 1 for the new north... [Read more]

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Highline Public Schools voters will be asked to renew a four-year educational programs and operations levy in February, 2018. The levy is not a new tax. It replaces the current levy, which is set to expire... [Read more]

Marvista Elementary Teacher honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Marvista Elementary Teacher honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks honored Marvista Elementary School teacher Jennevieve Acosta as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” this week. Seattle... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Open House at Explorer West Middle School is this Saturday, Dec. 2!

Open House at Explorer West Middle School is this Saturday, Dec. 2!

From Advertiser Explorer West Middle School: Ready to learn more about Explorer West Middle School? We welcome you to walk through the blue doors and experience our community! Explorer West will hold... [Read more]

Site plans for Highline High temporary school grounds released by District

Site plans for Highline High temporary school grounds released by District

North Hill Elementary families and neighbors learned more about the plan for Highline High School to move temporarily to their neighborhood at a Nov. 16 community meeting at North Hill’s campus…

Listening sessions planned for Highline College’s Presidential search

Listening sessions planned for Highline College’s Presidential search

As part of its presidential search process, Highline College trustees will hold several listening sessions to learn what community members are looking for in the college’s next leader. In July, Dr. Jack... [Read more]

Three Highline High School students robbed on campus Wednesday

Three Highline High School students robbed on campus Wednesday

Highline High School is reporting that on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 8) at around 4 p.m., three students were robbed of cell phones and money on the southeast end of campus. Burien police responded and... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Three Tree Montessori holding Open House on Saturday, Nov. 18

Three Tree Montessori holding Open House on Saturday, Nov. 18

Advertiser Three Tree Montessori will be holding an Open House on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. – Noon at their campus in Burien. Three Tree Montessori School is a private, nonprofit, Association... [Read more]

Shorewood Elementary and CHOICE Academy receive state award

Shorewood Elementary and CHOICE Academy receive state award

Highline Public Schools’ Shorewood Elementary and CHOICE Academy were recognized with the 2017 School of Distinction Award. The award is given to the top 5 percent of schools in Washington State that... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools celebrates 4th straight year of rise in graduation rate

Highline Public Schools celebrates 4th straight year of rise in graduation rate

Highline Public Schools on Monday (Nov. 6) announced that its graduation rate is up for the fourth year in a row: The class of 2017 graduated at 78.8 percent, an increase of four points over last year.... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Superintendent responds to Respect WA hate mail

Highline Public Schools Superintendent responds to Respect WA hate mail

On Saturday, Oct. 28, Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent the following statement to all staff, regarding the controversial hate mail recently sent out by Respect Washington: Hello... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Kennedy Catholic High School holding Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 1

Kennedy Catholic High School holding Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 1

Kennedy Catholic High School – Be a Lancer! Student Profile: Santpartap Bual ‘17 Franklin University, Switzerland Senior Class Secretary, Spanish Honor Society President, Human Relations Club President,... [Read more]

Superintendents from across U.S. visit Highline Public Schools to learn tech

Superintendents from across U.S. visit Highline Public Schools to learn tech

Forty-five school superintendents from across the nation visited Highline Public Schools last Monday (Oct. 16) to observe teachers and students using digital tools and resources in and outside of the... [Read more]

New designs unveiled for Highline High rebuild; which do you like best?

New designs unveiled for Highline High rebuild; which do you like best?

The Highline Pirates have a brand new ship on order – and conceptual design plans were released to the public at the school at a community meeting on Thursday night, Oct. 19…

Highline High School celebrating final homecoming in current building this week

Highline High School celebrating final homecoming in current building this week

“The minute you come here, you’re already part of the fabric. If you’re a Pirate, you’re part of a big family and that family has history.” Highline High School’s final... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking input on schedule changes & math/science

Highline Public Schools seeking input on schedule changes & math/science

Highline Public Schools wants to get family input on two important topics: High school schedule changes Learning materials for high school math and science. You can apply to serve on two committees:... [Read more]

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

[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:] I am Rose Clark. In 2015 and 2016 I had... [Read more]

Music4Life reports major year-end growth for helping kids get instruments

Music4Life reports major year-end growth for helping kids get instruments

Music4Life™ (www.Music4Life.org), the local non-profit that provides ready-to-play musical instruments for use by public school students in need – including in Highline Public Schools – reports that... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking public’s input to update Strategic Plan

Highline Public Schools seeking public’s input to update Strategic Plan

How can schools support the social and emotional well-being of students? Highline Public Schools is asking for the public’s ideas in an online conversation, which started Oct. 9. Input will be used... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Open House for Seattle Lutheran High School will be Thursday, Oct. 26

Open House for Seattle Lutheran High School will be Thursday, Oct. 26

An Open House for Seattle Lutheran High School will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Seattle Lutheran High School has a unique and successful approach to education. Join us for our Open... [Read more]

Get the scoop on Highline High’s façade straight from architects Oct. 19

Get the scoop on Highline High’s façade straight from architects Oct. 19

The public is invited to ‘get the scoop’ on Highline High School’s façade straight from the architects at an ‘Ask the Architects’ community meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19. This... [Read more]