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LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

[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:] Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov.... [Read more]

Highline School Board holding work session on Tyee & Evergreen Sept. 27

Highline School Board holding work session on Tyee & Evergreen Sept. 27

The Highline School Board will hold a work session on Tuesday, Sept. 27 to discuss recommendations and plans to expand learning opportunities at Tyee and Evergreen campuses. The meeting will run from 5... [Read more]

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Click the ‘Play’ button to hear the unedited, raw audio of Monday night’s ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ConvWithEnfield091916.mp3 By... [Read more]

All invited to a ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ on Monday, Sept. 19

All invited to a ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ on Monday, Sept. 19

Families, community members, and staff are invited to join Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield at an open community conversation on Monday, Sept. 19, from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Highline... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School District Teacher endorses Nov. 8 School Bond

LETTER: Highline School District Teacher endorses Nov. 8 School Bond

[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:] As a Highline School District teacher,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #67 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

‘Graduate! Highline’ will kick off Friday, Sept. 16 at Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Graduate! Highline’ will kick off Friday, Sept. 16 at Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Graduate! Highline’ will kick off Friday, Sept. 16 at Matt Griffin YMCA, and all are invited. Here are details from Highline Public Schools: Spread the word! Have you noticed the orange... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Dr. Susan Enfield, superintendent of Highline Public Schools, greets a student on the first day of school. The Highline School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for Superintendent... [Read more]

Interested in Broadcast Communications? Puget Sound Skills Center has openings

Interested in Broadcast Communications? Puget Sound Skills Center has openings

DISCLAIMER: South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves as a volunteer Advisor to the Puget Sound Skills Center Broadcast Communications Department. The Broadcast Communications Department... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #64 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

By Jack Mayne Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an <i>experience</i>, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an experience, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Burien’s annual Brat Trot – a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation – is NOT just a race, it’s an experience and will be returning on Sunday, Oct. 2! Here’s more of what... [Read more]

First-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk will be Aug. 27 at Kennedy High School

First-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk will be Aug. 27 at Kennedy High School

Celebrate 50 years of Kennedy Catholic High School history at the first-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 27. This inaugural race will begin at 8 a.m., and is open to all students,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools’ new partnership supports college and career readiness

Highline Public Schools’ new partnership supports college and career readiness

Highline Public Schools on Thursday (Aug. 11) announced the launch of a new partnership supporting college and career readiness with Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools shares results of online feedback from nearly 1,500

Highline Public Schools shares results of online feedback from nearly 1,500

Highline Public Schools announced Wednesday (Aug. 10) that nearly 1,500 people shared their priorities and ideas with the district about possible schedule changes and high school improvements through a... [Read more]

Council hears Superintendent on Nov. bond issue; begins biennial budget work

Council hears Superintendent on Nov. bond issue; begins biennial budget work

By Jack Mayne Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield briefed the Burien City Council on Monday (July 25) about the critically needed $299.4 million bond issue, which is seeking voter approval... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov.... [Read more]

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School. A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning,... [Read more]

Highline Schools says usual number of teachers resigned, retired at year-end

Highline Schools says usual number of teachers resigned, retired at year-end

By Jack Mayne A reader recently pointed to a long list of teachers leaving the Highline School District, and indicated readers “should be scared stiff” about how many were leaving – but the school... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School announces Sam Reed as new Athletic Director

Kennedy Catholic High School announces Sam Reed as new Athletic Director

Kennedy Catholic High School announced on Thursday (June 30) that Sam Reed has been named its new Athletic Director. Reed joins the school having most recently served as the District Athletic Director... [Read more]

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]