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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]

Give Big to help local Elementary School Students Shine Bright

Give Big to help local Elementary School Students Shine Bright

By Katalia Alexander Junior, Mt. Rainier High School The bell rings at 1:40 p.m., and students flood the halls of Gregory Heights Elementary School, eager to get home and enjoy the weekend. For twenty... [Read more]

You have until Sunday to enter to win a $40 Gift Card from Highline Schools

You have until Sunday to enter to win a $40 Gift Card from Highline Schools

A gift card for your thoughts? Submit your feedback on Highline Public Schools communications by this Sunday, May 7, and enter to win a $40 gift card for your efforts. Submitting feedback online will take... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation seeking donations for Project PROMise

Highline Schools Foundation seeking donations for Project PROMise

For many high school girls, going to the prom is an event anticipated for years – but not going to the prom because the family can’t afford a formal dress can be devastating. Project PROMise™ is... [Read more]

Help the Highline Schools Foundation at ‘Sip & Shop’ fundraiser Thursday

Help the Highline Schools Foundation at ‘Sip & Shop’ fundraiser Thursday

The Highline Schools Foundation is holding a special fundraiser opportunity tomorrow – Thursday, May 4 – for anyone who loves beautiful things! Hosted by Paper Delights in Burien, this fun “Sip... [Read more]

Give your opinion to Highline Public Schools & enter to win a $40 Gift Card

Give your opinion to Highline Public Schools & enter to win a $40 Gift Card

This is your chance to tell your neighborhood school and Highline Public Schools how they are doing with communicating what you need and want to know – help them do better by taking an online survey... [Read more]

Russell Wilson will help graduating Highline High seniors celebrate on June 7

Russell Wilson will help graduating Highline High seniors celebrate on June 7

Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson will host a special celebration on Wednesday, June 7, to congratulate and reward all Highline High seniors who fulfill their graduation requirements. “So don’t... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Westside School holding Preschool Open Houses May 9 & May 23

Westside School holding Preschool Open Houses May 9 & May 23

Advertiser Westside School will once again open its doors to three and four-year-olds for a half and full-day preschool program for the fall of 2017 – here’s more info: Expanding upon our current... [Read more]

A preschool in a retirement home? 4-year olds go to school at Wesley Homes

A preschool in a retirement home? 4-year olds go to school at Wesley Homes

Four days a week, a group of four-year-olds attend a new preschool located on the 45-acre Wesley Homes campus in Des Moines. The Montessori classroom supports student learning through self-directed activity,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools decides not to change high school schedules next year

Highline Public Schools decides not to change high school schedules next year

High schools in Highline will stay on the current six-period semester schedule for the time being, Highline Public Schools announced Wednesday, April 26. Superintendent Susan Enfield said she has concluded... [Read more]