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Highline Public Schools athletic programs receive $25,000 from Alaska Airlines

Highline Public Schools athletic programs receive $25,000 from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines has announced a $25,000 gift to Highline Public Schools to support school athletic programs, including the much-needed replacement of athletic equipment. “We are deeply grateful for Alaska... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: John Knox Community Preschool hiring Lead Teacher & Teacher Assistants

JOBS: John Knox Community Preschool hiring Lead Teacher & Teacher Assistants

John Knox Community Preschool is looking to hire a Leader Teacher and Teacher Assistants: To apply, email marla@jkpcusa.org with the subject line “Lead Teacher Fall 2015.” John Knox Community... [Read more]

Southwest King County Chamber awards $11,000 to Puget Sound Skills Center

Southwest King County Chamber awards $11,000 to Puget Sound Skills Center

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce recently awarded $11,000 to Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center, to help the school build a composites lab in their autobody tech program. Left to right:... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High seeking Homestay Families for international students

Kennedy Catholic High seeking Homestay Families for international students

Kennedy Catholic High School is seeking Homestay Families to support its international students for the 2015-16 school year. “International students are excited to experience family life in America,... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center recently awarded $10,800 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Highline High School, the Evergreen Campus, Kennedy Catholic High School and Puget Sound Skills... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Teacher Recruiting Event Wednesday, June 24

Highline Public Schools holding Teacher Recruiting Event Wednesday, June 24

Highline Public Schools will be holding a Teacher Recruiting Event on Wednesday, June 24, from 3 – 5 p.m. at the District office at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien. Meet Highline principals and assistant... [Read more]

Free Summer Meal Program available for local children

Free Summer Meal Program available for local children

Local children can eat free breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP), which provides funding for 17 Highline Public Schools in South... [Read more]

Over $50,000 in scholarships awarded to Highline High School seniors

Over $50,000 in scholarships awarded to Highline High School seniors

The Highline High School Alumni Association has awarded 21 scholarships worth over $50,000 to 2015 graduating seniors at the Burien school: The winners and their scholarships are, left to right in the... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High announces Annette Duvall as new Athletic Director

Kennedy Catholic High announces Annette Duvall as new Athletic Director

Kennedy Catholic High School announced Tuesday that Ms. Annette Duvall has been named its Athletic Director. Ms. Duvall has 19+ years of high school athletics experience serving athletes at all levels... [Read more]

Come celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Big Picture High School June 13

Come celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Big Picture High School June 13

To all Highline Big Picture students, graduates, families, mentors, and friends: It’s been ten years since the doors opened at our school! Come celebrate the milestone with us: WHEN: Saturday, June 13,... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards $94,000 to 2015 Scholarship Winners

Highline Schools Foundation awards $94,000 to 2015 Scholarship Winners

The Highline Schools Foundation 2015 Scholarship recipients with proud family members and HSF Trustees. Click image to see larger version. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com The Highline Schools Foundation... [Read more]

Seattle Seahawks, NFL present city with check to help fund youth programs

Seattle Seahawks, NFL present city with check to help fund youth programs

Photo by Corky Trewin. Burien City Councilmember Jerry Robison accepted a check from the NFL on Wednesday (June 3) at Cedarhurst Elementary School that will help fund programs to keep kids active. In addition... [Read more]

Race Registration now open for the 2015 Burien Brat Trot, coming Oct. 4

Race Registration now open for the 2015 Burien Brat Trot, coming Oct. 4

Race Registration is now open for the 2015 Burien Brat Trot, coming Sunday, Oct. 4 – with an early registration rate of only $30 per runner (prices go up later this summer, so register now!). To register,... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 50-year reunion for Highline High class of ’65 will be Aug. 21

SAVE THE DATE: 50-year reunion for Highline High class of ’65 will be Aug. 21

The 50th reunion for Highline High School’s Class of 1965 will be Friday, Aug. 21 at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac. Here are the details: WHEN: Friday, August 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM WHERE:... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats, and here’s how you can help!

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats, and here’s how you can help!

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats! That’s right…GOATS! To help women farmers in Africa, that is… A “We Create Change” fundraiser is in full gear at the school, and they have raised... [Read more]

Burien Student’s Artwork to be seen by 3.2 million people in Voters’ Pamphlet

Burien Student’s Artwork to be seen by 3.2 million people in Voters’ Pamphlet

The following story is courtesy the Washington State Secretary of State’s office: Emily Cain began Wednesday morning at Burien’s Cedarhurst Elementary School like she has many times before it.... [Read more]

White Center Teacher named top ‘Innovative Teacher in America’

White Center Teacher named top ‘Innovative Teacher in America’

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Jamie Ewing, a teacher at White Center’s Mount View Elementary, earned first place in The Henry Ford’s Innovative Nation Teacher Awards. Ewing is one of... [Read more]

Highline High School holding 5k Run/Walk Fundraiser on Sunday, June 7

Highline High School holding 5k Run/Walk Fundraiser on Sunday, June 7

Highline High School will be hosting a 5k Run/Walk around its campus on Sunday, June 7 to benefit Highline Athletics and Activities. Check in will begin at 9 a.m. at Highline Memorial Stadium, with the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern Highline Public Schools Teachers rallied– along with local politicians and supporters – on Thursday, May 21, and Intern Sterling Paris was on hand at... [Read more]

Gregory Heights Elementary PTSA holding fundraiser to build walking path

Gregory Heights Elementary PTSA holding fundraiser to build walking path

The Gregory Heights Elementary PTSA is holding a fundraiser to build a 7-foot wide walking path on the school’s play field, and they’re asking for help. “The Gregory Heights PTSA is... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools launches Online Parent and Family Climate Survey

Highline Public Schools launches Online Parent and Family Climate Survey

Welcome to Your Voice from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo. Highline Public Schools is seeking feedback from families of Highline students through an online Parent and Family Climate Survey, which can... [Read more]

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

Highline Public Schools Teachers will be “walking out” of classrooms this Thursday, May 21 – all school is canceled for the day – and will be striking at the following sites, including... [Read more]

LETTER: Clarification on ‘Small Schools’ in Highline Public Schools

LETTER: Clarification on ‘Small Schools’ in Highline Public Schools

[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 B-Town Blog Editor, Recently there... [Read more]

‘Sidekick Collective’ surprises Student with seed funding to change the world

‘Sidekick Collective’ surprises Student with seed funding to change the world

Local non-profit the Sidekick Collective on Friday (May 15) named Lupe Vieyra, a senior at Chelan High School, as its 2015 ‘Cosmic Hero.’ The organization – first created in 2008 by then-Federal... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Big Picture Student experiences great music as Intern at EMP

INTERN’S VIEW: Big Picture Student experiences great music as Intern at EMP

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern To start off, my school – Big Picture High School – is all about non-traditional learning, and that’s one reason I like it. The local... [Read more]

SeaTac United Math Academy celebrates with year-end ceremony

SeaTac United Math Academy celebrates with year-end ceremony

  SeaTac United, a non-profit group that promotes personal skills development and cooperative partnerships for local students, will celebrate the conclusion of its 2014-2015 math academy with... [Read more]

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

Screenshot from the HEA Facebook page announcing the May 21 walkout. All schools in Highline Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, May 21 due to a teacher walkout. The Highline Education Association... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Independent High School Information Fair at Westside School today

Independent High School Information Fair at Westside School today

Westside School will be holding a high school information fair TODAY – Tuesday May 12 – from 6 – 8 p.m. The fair will host approximately 15 Admission Directors from the Seattle area, along with two... [Read more]