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Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

On Wednesday, May 23, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, to provide for noise mitigation for the Highline School... [Read more]

‘Meet and Greet’ with new Highline High Co-Principals will be Tuesday, June 5

‘Meet and Greet’ with new Highline High Co-Principals will be Tuesday, June 5

A ‘Meet and Greet’ for the public to meet Highline High School’s new Co-Principals is set for Tuesday, June 5, for 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the school cafeteria. Clint Sallee and Tremain Holloway will... [Read more]

Historic Highline High entrance to be rebuilt with original brick and terra cotta

Historic Highline High entrance to be rebuilt with original brick and terra cotta

The new Highline High School (HHS) will reopen in the fall of 2021 with its grand main entrance reconstructed using the original brick and terra cotta, Highline Public Schools announced Monday, May 21.... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

The Highline Schools Foundation announced this week that they awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships to graduating students in Highline Public Schools this year. “A critical goal of the foundation... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirate boys varsity soccer team wins playoff game

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirate boys varsity soccer team wins playoff game

Congrats to the Highline High School boys varsity soccer team, who won Saturday’s neutral playoff game against Bellingham by a score of 1-0! This game was part of the 2018 Boys Soccer State Championships... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA General Membership Meeting is Thursday, May 17

Highline Special Needs PTA General Membership Meeting is Thursday, May 17

All are invited to the Highline Public Schools Special Needs PTA General Membership Meeting: WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Central Office Boardroom, 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW, Burien,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools releases revised School Boundary Maps

Highline Public Schools releases revised School Boundary Maps

Members of the community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) have developed a revised set of boundary maps and school feeder plan for Highline Public Schools. The draft plan – announced... [Read more]

Local mathematicians face off at the Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza

Local mathematicians face off at the Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza

Every Highline elementary school has excited and talented mathematicians; two-thirds of them demonstrated this fact at the 2018 Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza on Friday, May 4.  239 students in... [Read more]

May is ‘Music4Life Month’!

May is ‘Music4Life Month’!

May is “Music4Life Month” say County Executives Dow Constantine and Dave Somers, as well as the mayors and city councils of several cities in King and Snohomish Counties. Music4Life™ (www.Music4Life.org)... [Read more]

Why be a Mentor? It’s good for everyone – Mentors both teach and learn

Why be a Mentor? It’s good for everyone – Mentors both teach and learn

POS intern, Vaungh’Nee Walker, at Marine Maintenance with Corbin Purnhagen, Aug. 12, 2016. By the Port of Seattle With a busy professional and personal life, you may wonder if becoming a mentor is... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Budget Meeting will be Monday, May 14

Highline Public Schools Budget Meeting will be Monday, May 14

Community, staff, families and students are invited to learn about the proposed 2018-19 budget for Highline Public Schools on Monday, May 14. Chief Financial Officer Janea Marking will explain the McCleary... [Read more]

See more details on new Highline High School design on Thursday, May 17

See more details on new Highline High School design on Thursday, May 17

Curious to see what the new Highline High School is going to look like inside and out? Bassetti Architects is halfway through the detailed work of designing every square inch of the new facility, and... [Read more]

Give BIG so that local Elementary School students can Shine Bright

Give BIG so that local Elementary School students can Shine Bright

By Katalia Alexander The bell rings at 1:40 p.m., and students flood the halls of Hazel Valley Elementary School, eager to get home and enjoy the weekend. For twenty students however, the day isn’t... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Glendale Lutheran School holding Open House on Tuesday, May 15

Glendale Lutheran School holding Open House on Tuesday, May 15

From Advertiser Glendale Lutheran School: Glendale Lutheran School will be holding an Open House on Tuesday, May 15, from 5 – 7 p.m.: New families are welcome to our Open House! Teachers and staff... [Read more]

Next Highline Public Schools Boundary Change meetings will be May 9 & 23

Next Highline Public Schools Boundary Change meetings will be May 9 & 23

Highline Public Schools community-led committee charged with recommending school boundary changes will incorporate suggestions from the community into a second draft of their plan – and also consider... [Read more]

Clint Sallee selected as second Co-Principal for Highline High School

Clint Sallee selected as second Co-Principal for Highline High School

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield on Thursday (May 3) announced that Clint Sallee has been selected as co-principal of Highline High School. Sallee will start July 1, and will partner... [Read more]

Deadline extended for ‘Making Burien Awesome’ scholarship program

Deadline extended for ‘Making Burien Awesome’ scholarship program

Discover Burien has extended the deadline for its 2018 “Making Burien Awesome” Scholarship program, with a new deadline of June 1, 2018. The ‘Making Burien Awesome’ scholarship program... [Read more]

Marvista Elementary wins $20,000 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Award

Marvista Elementary wins $20,000 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Award

Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks recently awarded Marvista Elementary School in Normandy Park with the 2017 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® “MVP Award.” The $20,000 education grant will fund... [Read more]

Big Picture High School Senior starts first aid project for local homeless

Big Picture High School Senior starts first aid project for local homeless

Alexia Guajardo is a Senior at Highline Big Picture High School, and she is building a Senior Thesis Project around homelessness. “I brainstormed how my project could engage in my career interest,... [Read more]

Boeing’s $1 million donation will help Highline Schools STEM students at CWU

Boeing’s $1 million donation will help Highline Schools STEM students at CWU

Boeing recently donated $1 Million to the Central Washington University Foundation in honor of former Boeing CEO – and Highline High School alum – Ray Connor. The donation will support the Ray and... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools gives update on School Boundary Changes

Highline Public Schools gives update on School Boundary Changes

On Saturday, April 28, Highline Public Schools released the following update on School Boundary Changes: Members met April 25 to begin sifting through feedback from 10 community meetings, more than 600... [Read more]

Know a student who needs a prom dress? Project PROMise can help!

Know a student who needs a prom dress? Project PROMise can help!

Do you know a high school student who wants to go to prom but needs help? The Highline Schools Foundation would love to help them with this special day! At Project PROMise, a personal shopper will help... [Read more]

Burien Mayor Matta determined to bridge language gap for students, parents

Burien Mayor Matta determined to bridge language gap for students, parents

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta, attending Thursday’s community safety meeting at Highline High School, noted that 41% of Highline students are Hispanic and called for a phone tree to reach out to families... [Read more]

After meetings/surveys, School Board selects obvious names for 2 new schools

After meetings/surveys, School Board selects obvious names for 2 new schools

Highline School Board members selected names for two new schools this week, and the names are kind of familiar sounding and obvious – ‘Des Moines Elementary School’ and ‘Glacier Middle... [Read more]