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Highline School Board to decide July 20 on $299 million November bond election

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on $299 million November bond election

By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [Read more]

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee recommends Bond to build new schools

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee recommends Bond to build new schools

Thirty-nine Highline parents, students, and community members spent the last 10 months studying and deliberating about the need to improve or replace schools in Highline, and this week they recommended... [Read more]

Celebrate Gregory Heights Teacher Mr. Janecke at retirement party on June 22

Celebrate Gregory Heights Teacher Mr. Janecke at retirement party on June 22

“Mr. J” – aka longtime Gregory Heights 4th Grade Teacher Mike Janecke – will be retiring, and an event to honor him is set for Wednesday, June 22 at the school. Janecke has taught at... [Read more]

Kennedy president backs away from blaming city for blocking football facility

Kennedy president backs away from blaming city for blocking football facility

By Jack Mayne The president of Kennedy Catholic High School has backed away from his earlier comments in a letter to all of the school’s parents and others that officials at the City of Burien had... [Read more]

Burien/White Center Rotary awards $10,800 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary awards $10,800 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary President, Pam Romine (front left) and Scholarship Chair, Dave Hawthorne (right rear) congratulate all the exceptional students who received Scholarships and Service awards at... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback to help prioritize school ideas

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback to help prioritize school ideas

Last month, nearly 1,000 citizens provided input in a three-part online conversation about possible school schedule changes being considered by Highline Public Schools. In the second phase – which recently... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Job Fair on Monday, June 20

JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Job Fair on Monday, June 20

Highline Public Schools is holding a Job Fair on Monday, June 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Here are the details: WHEN: Monday, June 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. WHERE: ERAC Building, 15675 Ambaum SW, Burien,... [Read more]

Highline Superintendent Enfield receives Communication Technology Award

Highline Superintendent Enfield receives Communication Technology Award

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield recently won  the inaugural 2016 Communication Technology Award for Superintendents by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). Judges... [Read more]

Highline High School Alumni Foundation Scholarship winners announced

Highline High School Alumni Foundation Scholarship winners announced

Congrats to all the 2016 Highline High School Alumni Foundation Scholarship winners announced this week (click image to see larger version): Bottom Row L-R: Gavin Mosier (Mavis Lukson Scholarship); Jose... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding forum on Youth Violence Tuesday, June 14

Highline Public Schools holding forum on Youth Violence Tuesday, June 14

Highline Public Schools will be holding an open, public meeting about addressing issues behind recent incidents of youth involved in gun violence in our community on Tuesday, June 14, from 7 – 8:30... [Read more]

Highline School Board endorses movement to increase Graduation Rates

Highline School Board endorses movement to increase Graduation Rates

At its meeting Wednesday (June 1), the Highline Public Schools Board of Directors adopted a resolution supporting a community-driven movement  – ‘Graduate! Highline’ – aimed at increasing... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Kennedy ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk fundraiser will be Aug. 27

SAVE THE DATE: Kennedy ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk fundraiser will be Aug. 27

Kennedy Catholic High School’s ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the school’s new athletic field, located behind the campus at 140 S. 140th Street in... [Read more]

Highline Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee prioritizes solutions

Highline Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee prioritizes solutions

The Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) is narrowing down a list of solutions for facility concerns facing Highline Public Schools, and on Tuesday (May 31) released their priorities. Initial... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $120,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $120,000 in scholarships

2016 Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients, their families and scholarship funders gathered at the Puget Sound Skills Center for the second annual Scholarship Recognition Reception following... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

VIDEO: Students, staff, alums & others help clean up Highline High School

VIDEO: Students, staff, alums & others help clean up Highline High School

Highline Public Schools released this video, showing students, alums, staff, and other volunteers helping to paint, weed, landscape and clean Highline High School on Friday, May 20: “The support... [Read more]

‘Speed Networking Event’ helps over 100 Highline Public Schools students

‘Speed Networking Event’ helps over 100 Highline Public Schools students

On Tuesday (May 17), the City of Burien helped host a ‘speed networking event’ for juniors and seniors from Highline Public Schools at City Hall: Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol addressed... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients honored Wednesday night

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients honored Wednesday night

The 2016 Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients were honored at Wednesday night’s Highline Public Schools Board meeting at Bow Lake Elementary: Each student received a certificate of recognition... [Read more]

Next ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ will be this Sat., May 21

Next ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ will be this Sat., May 21

The next ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ will be this coming Saturday, May 21, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at NAVOS – Revelle Hall, located at 1210 SW 136th Street in Burien: Families... [Read more]

Highline Elementary ‘Mathletes’ match wits at Seahurst Elementary

Highline Elementary ‘Mathletes’ match wits at Seahurst Elementary

Many Highline district elementary students enjoy and excel at math, as demonstrated by the record attendance at the seventh annual Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza, a district mathematics contest at Seahurst... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Highline High Class of ’96 20-year reunion will be Sat., July 9

SAVE THE DATE: Highline High Class of ’96 20-year reunion will be Sat., July 9

20 years. 20 YEARS???? How did this happen?? 1996 Highline High grads are invited to get together and share where life has taken us. What could be better then doing this with good food, in a great atmosphere... [Read more]

College and Career Night at Cascade Middle School this Thursday night

College and Career Night at Cascade Middle School this Thursday night

Cascade Middle School will be hosting College and Career Night on Thursday, May 5, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The event will begin in the cafeteria and transition to the gymnasium. Dinner will be provided... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Highline High ‘Campus Clean-up Day’ on Friday, May 20

Volunteers needed for Highline High ‘Campus Clean-up Day’ on Friday, May 20

Community members and families are invited to grab their work gloves and help Highline High School students spruce up their school at the ‘Pirate Pride Spring Clean-Up Event’ on Friday, May... [Read more]