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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]

HELP NEEDED: Theft of 3D printer at Burien school leaves student program flat

HELP NEEDED: Theft of 3D printer at Burien school leaves student program flat

Over Spring Break 2018, Big Picture Secondary School in Burien was broken into and a teacher’s personal 3D printer was stolen. Student projects using the printer came to an abrupt halt and could... [Read more]

Highline School Board adopts Fall 2019 school boundaries

Highline School Board adopts Fall 2019 school boundaries

This week, the Highline school board adopted a new set of school boundaries as recommended by the community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). The revised boundaries will take effect fall... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards Scholarships to local students

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards Scholarships to local students

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center recently awarded $12,050 to several local students with scholarships to further their education. After initial written applications, students were interviewed by... [Read more]

Highline High School Alumni Foundation awards over $67,000 in scholarships

Highline High School Alumni Foundation awards over $67,000 in scholarships

On Sunday evening, June 10, the Highline High School Alumni Foundation awarded over $67,000 in scholarships to 23 graduating seniors of Highline High School…

Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

On Friday (June 8), Highline Public Schools threw a long-bomb touchdown of a party for graduating seniors, who jammed the Museum of Flight in Tukwila to celebrate their milestone with none other than Seattle... [Read more]

Capital Facilities Committee recommends Boundary Plan to School Board

Capital Facilities Committee recommends Boundary Plan to School Board

The community-led bond and boundary planning committee for Highline Public Schools presented a recommended set of boundary maps and a short list of additional considerations at Wednesday’s school board... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools warns of possible threat to Mt. Rainier High Wednesday

Highline Public Schools warns of possible threat to Mt. Rainier High Wednesday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Highline Public Schools issued a warning Tuesday evening, June 5, about a threat to Mount Rainier High School on Wednesday, June 6. Far as we can recall, this is... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Hola and Ni Hao! WorldKids early learning immersion program comes to Burien

Hola and Ni Hao! WorldKids early learning immersion program comes to Burien

The award-winning WorldKids language immersion preschool program will soon open their sixth location at a convenient central Burien address. They are currently enrolling for their planned fall 2018 opening,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools moving to 5-period trimester starting in fall 2020

Highline Public Schools moving to 5-period trimester starting in fall 2020

Highline Public Schools announced this week that – after two years of study and feedback from staff and families – they will move to a five-period trimester system starting in fall 2020. The district... [Read more]

Highline Council PTSA gives out scholarships & awards, including to the Blog!

Highline Council PTSA gives out scholarships & awards, including to the Blog!

Last week, the Highline Council PTSA honored students, teachers, employees and community members with scholarships and awards – including to The B-Town Blog – at the district’s central office... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Pirate boys soccer team play hearts out in playoff game

PHOTOS: Highline Pirate boys soccer team play hearts out in playoff game

Friday night (May 25), the Highline High Pirates played their hearts out against Burlington-Edison in a play-off soccer game to see who would advance to the championship round. The Pirates lost 1-0 after... [Read more]

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]