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New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

Non-profit Arts Corps has been awarded a $1.7 million grant over four years from the U.S. Department of Education to launch the Highline Creative Schools Initiative within Highline Public Schools. The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

From Advertiser Kennedy Catholic High School comes this good news: Shayne McPherson The Kennedy Catholic Lancer Volleyball Team is ranked #2 by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association and... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District Bond

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District Bond

[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:] All five of us Mathison kids graduated from... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding All School Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18

Advertiser Westside School holding All School Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18

Advertiser Westside School is holding an All School (PreK – 8th grade) Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. until Noon. This is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour the school... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Our community deserves better than exaggerated claims…’

LETTER: ‘Our community deserves better than exaggerated claims…’

[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:] Dear Editor, The volunteers who make up Highline... [Read more]

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

Camp Waskowitz recently received a major makeover by 325 members of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. NAIOP volunteers undertook several much-needed improvement projects on the... [Read more]

LETTER:  Highline Public Schools Board of Directors President on bond issue

LETTER: Highline Public Schools Board of Directors President on bond issue

[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:] Editor: Our elementary schools are overcrowded,... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Oktoberfest event will be Saturday, Oct. 18

Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Oktoberfest event will be Saturday, Oct. 18

On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Highline Schools Foundation will present its annual Oktoberfest Dinner, Dance and Auction at Normandy Park Cove. “We aim to make this event affordable, casual, and all... [Read more]

Brat Trot raises over $66,000 for Highline Schools Foundation – a record!

Brat Trot raises over $66,000 for Highline Schools Foundation – a record!

Burien Brat Trot organizers announced Thursday (Oct. 9) that the expected income for last Sunday’s epic community event will be over $66,000 – the most ever in the 6-year history of the race! The B-Town... [Read more]

3 locals named ‘Commended Students’ in National Merit Scholarship Program

3 locals named ‘Commended Students’ in National Merit Scholarship Program

Seattle Christian High School principal Matt Althoff has announced that Karl Stahlfeld of Burien, has been named a Semifinalist and Parker Bowen (Normandy Park) and Nolan Swain (Burien), have been named... [Read more]

300 Volunteers to give Camp Waskowitz a major makeover

300 Volunteers to give Camp Waskowitz a major makeover

Camp Waskowitz will receive a major make-over by 300 volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 4. The volunteers are members of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and will undertake 20 much-needed... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding three Open Houses

Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding three Open Houses

Please “Try Out” Advertiser Explorer West Middle School during one of its upcoming Open House events: Oct. 15, 2014 6:30-8:00pm Nov. 15, 2014 10:00-11:30am Dec. 9, 2014 6:30-8:00pm Location: Explorer... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Proposition #1 appears to be an outright theft’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Proposition #1 appears to be an outright theft’

[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:] Response to Mr. Schipper’s letter of September... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools has been a good fiscal steward…’

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools has been a good fiscal steward…’

[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:] Dear Editor, After voters approved school construction... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School closed due to power outage Tuesday

Sylvester Middle School closed due to power outage Tuesday

The Highline School District announced around 5:30 a.m. that Sylvester Middle School will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 30, due to a power outage. “We will provide more information has it becomes available,”... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair seeking Artists and Vendors

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair seeking Artists and Vendors

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair is seeking Artists and Vendors for its well-attended annual event, to be held Dec. 6. There is space for 140 vendors, a student art show, cafe, barista,... [Read more]

Sons of Italy’s Homemade Wine Festival will be at JFK on Sunday Oct. 19

Sons of Italy’s Homemade Wine Festival will be at JFK on Sunday Oct. 19

The Sons of Italy’s annual Homemade Wine Festival will be held Sunday, Oct. 19 from Noon – 5 p.m. at Kennedy Catholic High School’s campus at 140 S. 140th Street in Burien. Cost is $15 per... [Read more]

All Highline area city councils back bond for new schools, critical improvements

All Highline area city councils back bond for new schools, critical improvements

The city councils located within the borders of Highline Public Schools all passed resolutions this month endorsing the district’s construction bond measure to repair or replace deteriorating schools... [Read more]

Despite ‘Stop Work’ order, Kennedy High athletic field project moves ahead

Despite ‘Stop Work’ order, Kennedy High athletic field project moves ahead

by Jack Mayne On Monday (Sept. 15), Burien city officials posted a “Stop Work” order at a Kennedy Catholic High School athletic field project – but only some parts of the project were actually halted... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA to meet this Thursday, Sept. 11

Highline Special Needs PTA to meet this Thursday, Sept. 11

The Highline Special Needs PTA will hold its first meeting of the 2014-2015 year at Gregory Heights Elementary this Thursday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Following a brief business meeting we will have pizza... [Read more]

Highline Citizens for Schools holding community meeting Tuesday night

Highline Citizens for Schools holding community meeting Tuesday night

Highline Citizens for Schools will be hosting a community update meeting this Tuesday, Aug. 26, starting at 6 p.m. at the ERAC building, located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW. “As you may know, the Highline... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’ program

Highline Schools Foundation announces $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’ program

The Highline Schools Foundation announced that it will again offer $10,000 to one school or program in Highline Public Schools this fall through their 2nd annual Impact Grant—created as an effort to... [Read more]

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Physical education (PE) teachers from across Highline School District are getting special training today – Thursday, Aug. 21 – on an innovative PE curriculum that will launch on the first day of school,... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

The Highline School Board unanimously approved a contract extension for Superintendent Susan Enfield at its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 9. Dr. Enfield’s contract now runs through 2017, coinciding... [Read more]

Study cites Highline Public Schools as national leader in technology integration

Study cites Highline Public Schools as national leader in technology integration

Highline Public Schools announced Monday (June 30) that it is one of 30 districts across the nation that are subjects of a just-released study on how schools are integrating software into the classroom. The... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools wins Digital Content & Curriculum Awards

Highline Public Schools wins Digital Content & Curriculum Awards

Highline Public Schools was awarded with the Center for Digital Education’s (CDE) second-annual Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards (DCCAA) for its work to integrate digital tools into... [Read more]

Highline High School Alumni Foundation awards $60,000 in scholarships

Highline High School Alumni Foundation awards $60,000 in scholarships

Winners of the 2014 Highline High School Alumni Association scholarships were honored at a reception on June 8. In the back row, from left, are Andrea Mandt, Harry Schwendemann, Jonathan Mantello, Disney... [Read more]

Highline Public School Board votes to place bond measure on Nov. 4 ballot

Highline Public School Board votes to place bond measure on Nov. 4 ballot

The Highline Public School Board voted this week to place a school construction bond to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot. If approved, the bond would: Rebuild... [Read more]