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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]

Highline High School holding Climate & Culture Planning Session Thursday night

Highline High School holding Climate & Culture Planning Session Thursday night

Highline High School students, families and community supporters are coming together this Thursday, Aug. 10, to create a plan for a positive school climate and culture. The first of two sessions will be... [Read more]

Highline Schools participating in National School Lunch & Breakfast Program

Highline Schools participating in National School Lunch & Breakfast Program

Highline Public Schools plays a vital role in children’s health by providing free and reduced price meals to students in need. The following U.S. Department of Agriculture Programs are offered: National... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School names Pless, Alfonso to head coaching positions

Kennedy Catholic High School names Pless, Alfonso to head coaching positions

In preparation for the beginning of the 2017 fall sports season, Kennedy Catholic High School this week announced the hiring of two new head coaches to help lead Lancer Athletics: Mary Margaret Pless... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools’ Capital Facilities Advisory Committee gets back to work

Highline Public Schools’ Capital Facilities Advisory Committee gets back to work

The ‘hometown heroes’ of the last school bond are rolling up their sleeves again – volunteer representatives from all four high school service areas in Highline met last Wednesday to... [Read more]

AUDIO/PHOTOS: ‘It’s not about the rock’ at tense Highline High listening session

AUDIO/PHOTOS: ‘It’s not about the rock’ at tense Highline High listening session

By Scott & Theresa Schaefer After a slow, tense start where attendees argued over the format of the event, Highline High School’s Listening Session Thursday night (June 15) attempted to begin to... [Read more]

Burien/White Center Rotary presents over $12,000 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary presents over $12,000 in scholarships to local students

The Burien/White Center Rotary presented Scholarships and Service Above Self awards to this year’s recipients at last week’s meeting: Scholarships: Walter O. Carsten Memorial Scholarship,... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship Recipients and Donors at the 2017 Scholarship Reception. The Highline Schools Foundation announced nearly $200,000 in scholarship awards to students enrolled in... [Read more]

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

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

The Highline High School Alumni Foundation awarded over $60,000 in scholarships to Pirate seniors this year. Congrats to this year’s recipients, honored June 4, 2017 (click image to see larger version): Top... [Read more]

Hazel Valley & Midway schools will launch Spanish-English programs

Hazel Valley & Midway schools will launch Spanish-English programs

Thanks to input from staff and families, more students in Highline Public Schools will have the opportunity for bilingual education – Hazel Valley and Midway elementary schools will transition to English-Spanish... [Read more]

Puget Sound Skills Center Teacher Katelyn Asare named Fulbright Scholar

Puget Sound Skills Center Teacher Katelyn Asare named Fulbright Scholar

At Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center, Katelyn Asare (pictured, left) serves students working to make up credits and get on track to graduate through career-focused programs. But her students sometimes... [Read more]

Volunteers needed June 6 & 7 to help students at Big Picture Middle School

Volunteers needed June 6 & 7 to help students at Big Picture Middle School

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School As the school year approaches its last three weeks, students at Burien’s Big Picture High School are getting ready to graduate. That includes the Big Picture... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic announces Lancer Athletics spring all-league honors

Kennedy Catholic announces Lancer Athletics spring all-league honors

With spring sports at Kennedy Catholic High School now complete, the school announced a wealth of North Puget Sound League individual accolades for numerous Lancers: The Lancers were well represented... [Read more]

Fake weapon, contraband found on two students at Highline High Wednesday

Fake weapon, contraband found on two students at Highline High Wednesday

Two students were found to be in possession of a fake weapon and other contraband at Highline High School on Wednesday, May 24, according to Principal Vicki Fisher. Initial reports of a student with a... [Read more]

Music4Life donates 37 instruments worth over $22,000 to Highline Public Schools

Music4Life donates 37 instruments worth over $22,000 to Highline Public Schools

During the month of February, March and April of 2017, local non-profit Music4Life delivered 37 ready-to-play musical instruments to Highline Public Schools, valued at $22,585. Included were four trombones;... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools receives $50K grant to strengthen its AP program

Highline Public Schools receives $50K grant to strengthen its AP program

The College Spark Community Grants Program is awarding $50,000 to Highline Public Schools to strengthen its Advanced Placement (AP) program, the district announced Thursday, May 18. The grant will help... [Read more]

Highline Mathematicians face off at Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza

Highline Mathematicians face off at Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza

Every Highline elementary school has excited and talented mathematicians, and two-thirds of them demonstrated this fact at the 2017 Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza on May 5. 204 students in 4th-, 5th-,... [Read more]

Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Public Schools is looking for community members to help complete the district’s long-range facilities plan, monitor the progress of school construction, and assist with planning boundary adjustments. If... [Read more]

See two proposed new Highline Public Schools at upcoming community meetings

See two proposed new Highline Public Schools at upcoming community meetings

An architect from Integrus presents an update on design progress at a meeting of the design review committee for the new middle school at Glacier. Design review committee members provide feedback on early... [Read more]