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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]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Filing for the Highline School Board is May 12 – 16′

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Filing for the Highline School Board is May 12 – 16′

[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 Editor: Filing for elected offices... [Read more]

Highline High Teacher will shave her hair to celebrate student’s cancer battle

Highline High Teacher will shave her hair to celebrate student’s cancer battle

Faith Jackson, who is now cancer-free. Jasmine Kettler, who will soon shave her head bald. Highline High School Teacher Jasmine Kettler (pictured above) will be shaving her head bald to celebrate her student’s... [Read more]

West Seattle Montessori & Academy students sell scones to stop poaching

West Seattle Montessori & Academy students sell scones to stop poaching

Last week, Advertiser West Seattle Montessori & Academy was up to something AWESOME – they sold scones during morning arrivals to support an anti-poaching program called BigLife. BigLife is a anti-poaching... [Read more]

Tin Room starts new ‘Tin Ship’ scholarship for Highline Schools grads

Tin Room starts new ‘Tin Ship’ scholarship for Highline Schools grads

Longtime Advertiser The Tin Room Bar & Theater announced this week that they’ll be starting an annual ‘Tin Ship’ scholarship program to a Highline Public Schools graduating senior. The... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools must fix ‘Separate but Equal’ Policy’

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools must fix ‘Separate but Equal’ Policy’

[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:] Highline Schools must fix “Separate... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on aging facilities & crowding issues

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on aging facilities & crowding issues

Highline Public Schools announced Thursday (April 23) that it is seeking input from the community on how to address the district’s need to build, repair, and renovate schools to meet educational needs,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post REMINDER: Westside School holding Spring Pre-K Open House this Saturday

REMINDER: Westside School holding Spring Pre-K Open House this Saturday

REMINDER: Advertiser Westside School will be hosting a Pre-K Spring Open House THIS Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. until Noon. Pre-Kindergarten is the main entrance point for this NWAIS Accredited Pre-K... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast breaks giving records

Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast breaks giving records

Highline Schools Foundation Alaska Airlines Scholarship recipient Cecilia Vu with Alaska Airlines’ Aileen Cronin (Foundation Trustee) and Brad Tilden. Last Friday morning (April 17), over 200 people... [Read more]

NASA Space Ambassador to speak at Explorer West Middle School April 22

NASA Space Ambassador to speak at Explorer West Middle School April 22

On Wednesday, April 22 – Earth Day – Advertiser Explorer West Middle School will present a community talk by NASA/JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) Solar System Ambassador, Dr. Ron Hobbs. Dr. Hobbs’ presentation,... [Read more]

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

The Highline School Board voted to appoint Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac to the Director District 3 position during a special meeting on Wednesday, April 15. He participated in his first School Board meeting... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools warns parents of attempted student abduction in Burien

Highline Public Schools warns parents of attempted student abduction in Burien

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated at 8:56 p.m. on April 14, 2015: Highline Public Schools sent out an automated phone call on Tuesday afternoon, April 14, warning parents at local schools of... [Read more]

PSESD Super John Welch named to King County Housing Authority Board

PSESD Super John Welch named to King County Housing Authority Board

King County Executive Dow Constantine has appointed John Welch to serve as a King County Housing Authority commissioner. As many of our Readers may recall, Welch served as Superintendent of Highline Public... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools announced on Monday (April 13) that it will be the first school district in King County to implement a school bus stop paddle camera enforcement program. The cameras, which... [Read more]

Highline School Board to appoint Chung (Joe) Van as new member April 15

Highline School Board to appoint Chung (Joe) Van as new member April 15

The Highline School Board is scheduled to appoint a new member – Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac – on Wednesday, April 15, during a special meeting. Van is a finalist for the vacant Director District 3... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding Spring Pre-K Open House on April 25

Advertiser Westside School holding Spring Pre-K Open House on April 25

Advertiser Westside School will be hosting a Pre-K Spring Open House on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. until Noon. Pre-Kindergarten is the main entrance point for this NWAIS Accredited PK through 8th... [Read more]

Next Highline Public Schools Construction Bond election will be in 2016

Next Highline Public Schools Construction Bond election will be in 2016

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Highline Public School officials anticipate placing a new construction bond issue on the ballot next year, superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield recently... [Read more]

Students at Sylvester Middle School trying to raise $10,500 to purchase laptops

Students at Sylvester Middle School trying to raise $10,500 to purchase laptops

Students at Sylvester Middle School in Burien are trying to raise $10,500 to purchase new computers for the school, and they’ve created a GoFundMe page…