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Sponsored Post JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Winter Job Fair on Friday, Dec. 16

JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Winter Job Fair on Friday, Dec. 16

Highline Public Schools will be holding a Winter Job Fair on Friday, Dec. 16: “We are hiring for all positions!” Winter Job Fair Highline Public Schools Central Office 15675 Ambaum SW, Burien,... [Read more]

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8, the district announced Wednesday night. a Some have been concerned about a possible snow storm moving in, but the latest... [Read more]

FREE 3-D Printing Workshop being held at Highline High on Monday, Dec. 12

FREE 3-D Printing Workshop being held at Highline High on Monday, Dec. 12

The FIRSTWA 4-H High Tekerz robotics team from Highline High School will be holding a FREE 3D printing workshop on Monday, Dec. 12 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Highline High School auto shop. This... [Read more]

Public Health of Seattle & King County issues warning about mumps outbreak

Public Health of Seattle & King County issues warning about mumps outbreak

Public Health of Seattle and King County issued a warning that an outbreak of mumps has developed in King County, mainly in the Auburn area, but the outbreak can easily spread to other schools and areas... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools working to promote Computer Science in big ways

Highline Public Schools working to promote Computer Science in big ways

At 6 out of 10 schools nationwide, students get no opportunity to take computer science, but in Highline Public Schools, students can take computer science across the district. And this week, during Computer... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: School bus slides off road in Burien during Monday’s snow

PHOTOS/VIDEO: School bus slides off road in Burien during Monday’s snow

UPDATE Dec. 5, 2016 3 p.m.: Courtesy Rory Maliuna Keahi Jaramillo-King comes this video of a school bus sliding off the road as it tried to descend S. 140th in Burien during Monday morning’s snow... [Read more]

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools operating on regular schedule Monday

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools operating on regular schedule Monday

Despite some snow, Highline Public Schools will be running on its regular schedule today – Monday, Dec. 5, 2016: Snow is NOT impacting bus routes this morning. School is on schedule. — Highline... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools announces support for Refugee & Immigrant Communities

Highline Public Schools announces support for Refugee & Immigrant Communities

In response to emerging reports of hate speech and violence directed at refugee and immigrant communities, Highline Public Schools announced Friday (Dec. 2) that it is joining over 50 local organizations... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools awarded $30K to improve graduation rate

Highline Public Schools awarded $30K to improve graduation rate

Highline Public Schools is one of two Washington state school districts awarded $30,000 grants to support increasing graduation rates, the district announced Tuesday, Nov. 29. The grant will launch a... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Last Open House at Explorer West Middle School is this Saturday, Dec. 3!

Last Open House at Explorer West Middle School is this Saturday, Dec. 3!

From Advertiser Explorer West Middle School: Ready to learn more about Explorer West Middle School? We welcome you to walk through the blue doors and experience our community! Explorer West will hold... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Students thank community for overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote

Highline Public Schools Students thank community for overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote

Highline Public Schools students have a lot to be thankful for this year – thanks to the community, the school construction bond passed, with a ‘Yes’ vote of nearly 67 percent. “We... [Read more]

Highline School Board to hold public hearings on Tyee and Evergreen Schools

Highline School Board to hold public hearings on Tyee and Evergreen Schools

The Highline School Board will be holding public hearings on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1, as part of the process of reunifying Evergreen High School and Tyee High School. To facilitate reunification, the school... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield addresses divisive election

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield addresses divisive election

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield on Wednesday (Nov. 9) sent a letter to parents and families of students regarding the ‘divisive and angry campaign season’ we just went... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools releases ‘Fact-check the Buzz about the Bond’ FAQ

Highline Public Schools releases ‘Fact-check the Buzz about the Bond’ FAQ

Highline Public Schools this week released a ‘Fact-check the Buzz about the Bond’ FAQ, intended to clarify some misconceptions about the upcoming School Bond on the Nov. 8 ballot. “We’ve... [Read more]

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Award-winning Highline School Board members are Michael Spear (Board President), Bernie Dorsey, Angelica Alvarez, Tyrone Curry Sr., and Joe Van. The five-member Highline School Board has been named a ‘Board... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools graduation rates rise for third consecutive year

Highline Public Schools graduation rates rise for third consecutive year

Highline Public Schools announced Wednesday (Nov. 2) that its graduation rate has risen for the third year in a row, to nearly 75 percent for the Class of 2016. The official graduation rate of 74.8 percent... [Read more]

Discover Burien announces ‘Making Burien Awesome’ Scholarship for 2016

Discover Burien announces ‘Making Burien Awesome’ Scholarship for 2016

This week, Discover Burien announced its “Making Burien Awesome” Scholarship for 2016. The mission of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolled for undergraduate study... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

[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 Friends, I sat down today to fill... [Read more]

Room for 16 in Puget Sound Skills Center’s Broadcast Communications Program

Room for 16 in Puget Sound Skills Center’s Broadcast Communications Program

EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer is a volunteer on the Advisory Board for the Puget Sound Skills Center’s Broadcast Communications Program. The Broadcast Communications... [Read more]

School District’s requested impact fee held by Council to get input from other cities

School District’s requested impact fee held by Council to get input from other cities

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council unanimously held up the establishment of a school impact fee program requested by the Highline School District, suggesting the district collaborate with all of the... [Read more]

King County Sheriff John Urquhart endorses ‘Yes for Schools’ Prop. 1 bond

King County Sheriff John Urquhart endorses ‘Yes for Schools’ Prop. 1 bond

King County Sheriff John Urquhart this week endorsed Prop. 1 – the Highline Public Schools bond on the Nov. 8 ballot. Here’s his full endorsement: YES FOR HIGHLINE’S PROP 1 ENDORSEMENT STATEMENT BY... [Read more]

Celebrate schools at WABI’s ‘Weekday Walk’ this Wednesday, Oct. 19

Celebrate schools at WABI’s ‘Weekday Walk’ this Wednesday, Oct. 19

WABI Burien will be celebrating schools during its regular monthly ‘Weekday Walk’ this Wednesday, Oct. 19, starting at 9 a.m.  WHERE: Meet at parking lot of Thurnau Memorial Park (formerly... [Read more]

Shorewood Elementary PTA’s annual Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 12

Shorewood Elementary PTA’s annual Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 12

The Shorewood Elementary PTA will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the school, with FREE admission, over 60 vendors, used books, Santa photos, food trucks, raffle and much... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools wants area residents to “Get Informed on the School Bond” by attending free and open School Tours & Open Houses this week. “See for yourself,” the district... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding Open Houses starting Oct. 12

Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding Open Houses starting Oct. 12

Ready to learn more about Explorer West? We welcome you to walk through the blue doors and experience our community! Explorer West will hold three Open Houses this Fall (specifics below) for families who... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/JackMayneonSchoolBond.mp3 It is time to stop requiring the students... [Read more]