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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]

Little Lancers Trick or Treating will be Friday, Oct. 27 at Kennedy Catholic

Little Lancers Trick or Treating will be Friday, Oct. 27 at Kennedy Catholic

It’s almost Halloween time, and once again, Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School will host Trick or Treating for our ‘Littlest Lancers’ on Friday, Oct. 27, from 3 – 4 p.m. Children/grandchildren... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: District says unstable front of Highline High School must be rebuilt

FOLLOWUP: District says unstable front of Highline High School must be rebuilt

It took the money from the voter approved recent bond election to give the Highline School District enough money to find out whether the front wall façade…

CLIFF’S EDGE: Plenty in school documentary to ponder; watch it here

CLIFF’S EDGE: Plenty in school documentary to ponder; watch it here

Highline Public Schools unveiled the documentary, “Eleven Paths,” this week to an audience reflecting diverse interests in the district and the education it provides. Students, their families and... [Read more]

Weekend rain damages eight rooms at Highline High School

Weekend rain damages eight rooms at Highline High School

After the relatively light rainfall over this last weekend, Highline High School experienced water damage to eight rooms, due to a broken drain and leaky roof, the school announced Monday, Sept. 18. Six... [Read more]

REMINDER: Highline Schools film ‘Eleven Paths’ premieres Tues. night

REMINDER: Highline Schools film ‘Eleven Paths’ premieres Tues. night

Four years, 11 students, countless challenges and one big, bold goal are at the center of ‘Eleven Paths,’ a new film set in South King County that will premiere at the Highline Performing Arts... [Read more]

‘Ask the Architect’ and help name new schools at upcoming community meetings

‘Ask the Architect’ and help name new schools at upcoming community meetings

See the progress on the new Highline Public Schools – come to a meeting to ask the architects your questions and learn how you can help name the new schools. Find out more information about: Who will... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Superintendent’s Student Leadership Team

Volunteers needed for Superintendent’s Student Leadership Team

Highline Public Schools is seeking Volunteer students from district high schools for a new student committee that will give their views on district-level decisions. The ‘Superintendent’s Student... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School taking steps on student safety, acceptance

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School taking steps on student safety, acceptance

Highline High School had their first day of school on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and at the end of the day Principal Vicki Fisher sent out an email to families with an update on the school’s attempts to... [Read more]

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Services Building opens Fri., Sept. 22

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Services Building opens Fri., Sept. 22

How many new high school buildings have a working dental lab, a hospital ward with eight beds, and a medical laboratory with a centrifuge and cell incubators? There is a brand new one in Burien –... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools issues statement regarding end of DACA program

Highline Public Schools issues statement regarding end of DACA program

On Tuesday (Sept. 5), Highline Public Schools issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s proposed ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: Dear Highline... [Read more]

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Sciences building opening is Sept. 22

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Sciences building opening is Sept. 22

A Grand Opening will be celebrated at Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Sciences Building auditorium at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at 18010 8th Avenue South in Burien. The $19.4 million project... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Shorewood Christian School offers 5% discount to new Middle School Families

Shorewood Christian School offers 5% discount to new Middle School Families

Shorewood Christian School recently announced a 5% discount in tuition for families that are new to the school with 6th, 7th, or 8th graders. The move is to introduce families to the benefits specifically... [Read more]

Two local students attend Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Experience in Chicago

Two local students attend Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Experience in Chicago

Jesus Perez from Evergreen. Highline High’s Chance Stoneback. Two Highline students joined the big leagues when they traveled to Chicago, July 31 – August 3 – Evergreen High School’s Jesus... [Read more]

Next ‘Climate & Culture’ Session will be at Highline High School Wednesday

Next ‘Climate & Culture’ Session will be at Highline High School Wednesday

The next Climate and Culture Planning Session for Highline High School will be held this Wednesday night, Aug. 23, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the school’s cafeteria. Inspired by a controversial incident... [Read more]

‘Ask the Architect’ and learn about three new Highline Public Schools

‘Ask the Architect’ and learn about three new Highline Public Schools

The public is invited to get a look at the latest design work for three new Highline Public Schools, as well as talk to the architects and project staff. Look at draft designs for Highline High School,... [Read more]

‘Hack to School’ Golf Tournament Sat., Sept. 30 will benefit two local schools

‘Hack to School’ Golf Tournament Sat., Sept. 30 will benefit two local schools

A ‘Hack to School’ Golf Tournament 
to benefit Gregory Heights and Marvista Elementary Schools will be held on Saturday, Septe. 30 from 1 – 6 p.m. at Foster Golf Links in Tukwila. Come... [Read more]

Around 75 attend Highline High School Climate and Culture Planning Session

Around 75 attend Highline High School Climate and Culture Planning Session

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Around 75 students, parents, and community supporters gathered in the Highline High School cafeteria Thursday night, Aug. 10, to brainstorm on plans for a positive... [Read more]