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Highline High School’s Key Club Multicultural Night will be Tuesday, Oct. 16

Highline High School’s Key Club Multicultural Night will be Tuesday, Oct. 16

Highline High School’s Key Club will be holding a Multicultural Night on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 5-7 p.m. in Highline High’s Cafeteria. This event is intended to showcase the diversity within... [Read more]

Highline High School’s Class of 1978 holding 40th Reunion Saturday, Oct. 13

Highline High School’s Class of 1978 holding 40th Reunion Saturday, Oct. 13

Highline High School’s Class of 1978 will be holding its 40th Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 – 11:00 PM at The Cove in Normandy Park. Cost is $40.00 per person. Organizers say: “It... [Read more]

Enrollment drop at Highline Public Schools leads to cutting of 15 teachers

Enrollment drop at Highline Public Schools leads to cutting of 15 teachers

On Friday, Sept. 21, Highline Public Schools announced that they are starting the 2018-19 school year with 700 students fewer than projected, which means that – because the state funds school districts... [Read more]

REMINDER: New Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ will be Sat., Sept. 29

REMINDER: New Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ will be Sat., Sept. 29

REMINDER: A new Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ event will be held at Gregory Heights Elementary in collaboration with the Highline Council PTSA and the Highline Special Needs PTA... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Bond buys new schools, paint, roofing & more

FOLLOWUP: Bond buys new schools, paint, roofing & more

Highline Public Schools on Monday, Sept. 17 released the following status report on projects big and small voters approved in the Nov. 2016 Highline Public Schools bond: New Schools on Schedule Contractors... [Read more]

What schools will Highline build in next 15 Years? District seeking public input

What schools will Highline build in next 15 Years? District seeking public input

Want to make a difference for Highline Public Schools students over the next five, 10 and 15 years? You could be one of 40 parents and residents working to recommend a long-range plan for building new... [Read more]

Fundraiser for Sylvester Middle School PTSA will be Wednesday, Sept. 12

Fundraiser for Sylvester Middle School PTSA will be Wednesday, Sept. 12

Come on down to the White Cap Frozen Yogurt in Burien on 1st Ave South this Wednesday, Sept 12, from 7 – 9 p.m. and part of the proceeds goes directly to Sylvester Middle School PTSA. Yummy treats with... [Read more]

Copyright violation causes Sylvester Middle School to create new mascot, logo

Copyright violation causes Sylvester Middle School to create new mascot, logo

Buh bye, Sylvester the Cat 🙁 Burien’s Sylvester Middle School has used a logo and mascot featuring ‘Sylvester the Cat’ (pictured above) from the Warner Brothers’ Looney Toons... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13% for 2018-19

Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13% for 2018-19

Under a tentative agreement reached with the Highline Education Association this week, Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13 percent for the 2018-19 school year, the district announced. In... [Read more]

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Late Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, Highline Public Schools announced that they reached a tentative agreement with the Highline Education Association (HEA). “This agreement honors the valuable work our... [Read more]

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23, members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – voted to authorize a strike should no agreement with... [Read more]

New Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ event will be Saturday, Sept. 29

New Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ event will be Saturday, Sept. 29

A new Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ event will be held at Gregory Heights Elementary in collaboration with the Highline Council PTSA and the Highline Special Needs PTA on Saturday,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I’m writing to express my support for our Highline Educators’

LETTER: ‘I’m writing to express my support for our Highline Educators’

[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’m writing to express my support for... [Read more]

The air is so unhealthy, school sports practices were moved indoors today

The air is so unhealthy, school sports practices were moved indoors today

The air is so smoky and unhealthy today (Monday, Aug. 20), that Highline Public Schools moved all high school athletic practices indoor for the day. Here’s an email sent out by the district: Dear... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Teachers may vote to strike at member meeting Aug. 23

Highline Public Schools Teachers may vote to strike at member meeting Aug. 23

Members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – may vote for a strike authorization at a member meeting this Thursday, Aug. 23. If the... [Read more]

Burien Pride Scholarship Fund now accepting Applicants

Burien Pride Scholarship Fund now accepting Applicants

The Burien Pride Scholarship Committee is officially accepting applications for their first endowment. The 2018/2019 application is available online as well as in person at the Discover Burien office... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

On Friday, Aug. 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its first-ever ‘State of Our Schools’ luncheon, featuring Tukwila School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Judith K. Berry,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools saves more than $600,000 on energy improvements

Highline Public Schools saves more than $600,000 on energy improvements

Highline Public Schools announced this week that they have saved more than half a million dollars on energy costs since 2015. How? Energy upgrades and practices that improve efficiency. Projects that contributed... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Highline Tutoring & Testing: Priceless Parent Workshops for School Success

Highline Tutoring & Testing: Priceless Parent Workshops for School Success

From new Advertiser Highline Tutoring and Testing Center: Attention all parents and Guardians: Highline Tutoring and Testing Center will be offering one-hour workshops regarding best practices for school... [Read more]

‘Hack to School’ Golf fundraiser for local schools will be Sept. 29

‘Hack to School’ Golf fundraiser for local schools will be Sept. 29

Come show your support and help raise funds to benefit Marvista Elementary, Gregory Heights and St. Francis of Assisi schools at the second annual ‘Hack to School’ Golf Tournament on Saturday,... [Read more]

Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Puget Sound Skills Center honored

Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Puget Sound Skills Center honored

The Puget Sound Skills Center Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Highline Public Schools gets students into the pilot’s seat as part of their high school experience, and it was recently honored... [Read more]

Help local homeless students with Pearl Jam’s new ‘Home Shows’ project

Help local homeless students with Pearl Jam’s new ‘Home Shows’ project

Pearl Jam’s upcoming ‘Home Shows’ concerts in Seattle will be shining a light on the problem and solutions to homelessness, including for numerous local students. Currently, there... [Read more]

Smith, Cantwell secure funding for Highline School District noise mitigation

Smith, Cantwell secure funding for Highline School District noise mitigation

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), the ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Commerce Aviation Operations, Safety, & Security... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools high schools will start later beginning this fall

Highline Public Schools high schools will start later beginning this fall

High school students at Highline Public Schools will be able to sleep in a bit later starting this fall, when classes are scheduled to start later. This change will also impact start times of middle and... [Read more]