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Aviation High Asst. Principal Tremain Holloway will be Highline Co-Principal

Aviation High Asst. Principal Tremain Holloway will be Highline Co-Principal

Highline Public Schools announced on Thursday, April 19 that it has selected a co-principal for Highline High School. Tremain Holloway (pictured, above), currently serving as assistant principal at Raisbeck... [Read more]

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Officers from the Seattle Police Department were training Thursday afternoon (April 19) at Sunnydale Elementary School, located at 15631 Des Moines Memorial Drive in... [Read more]

Deadline to take Highline Public Schools survey on school boundaries is Friday

Deadline to take Highline Public Schools survey on school boundaries is Friday

Highline Public School district leaders and the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) recently hosted a design session for residents to review proposed alternative boundary maps, which were based... [Read more]

Community Meeting on School Safety will be Thursday at Highline High

Community Meeting on School Safety will be Thursday at Highline High

In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools announced that they will be initiating a conversation with the community around school safety, with a meeting set for Thursday,... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA Meeting will be Thursday, April 19 at ERAC

Highline Special Needs PTA Meeting will be Thursday, April 19 at ERAC

The next meeting for the Highline Special Needs PTA will be this Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the ERAC Boardroom, 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW. This will be a General Membership Meeting. “Get... [Read more]

Local students, teachers & others honored as King County Earth Heroes at School

Local students, teachers & others honored as King County Earth Heroes at School

Local students – as well as educators and other school employees – will be honored for their environmental stewardship at the King County Earth Heroes at School awards ceremony, to be held May 3 at... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Why aren’t these children and youth in Burien receiving this money?’

LETTER: ‘Why aren’t these children and youth in Burien receiving this money?’

[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:] Hello Elected Representatives: The OSPI... [Read more]

Burien Teacher Melissa Cook selected for 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

Burien Teacher Melissa Cook selected for 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

Congrats to Melissa Cook – a second grade teacher in Highline Public Schools – who was selected by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions for the 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship. Along with... [Read more]

LETTER: Capital Facilities Advisory Committee clarifies school boundary issue

LETTER: Capital Facilities Advisory Committee clarifies school boundary issue

[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:] The following Letter to the Editor is... [Read more]

New ‘ABC 4 Highline’ group wants to have a say in Highline School boundaries

New ‘ABC 4 Highline’ group wants to have a say in Highline School boundaries

A new group calling itself the ‘Alternate Boundary Committee’ or ‘ABC 4 Highline‘ was formed recently, “because parents, educators and community members had concerns and questions... [Read more]

Next Community Conversation on School Safety will be Thursday, April 19

Next Community Conversation on School Safety will be Thursday, April 19

In response to recent incidents of violence in our schools and communities, Highline Public Schools is holding conversations with the community around safety. Families, students, staff and community members... [Read more]

2017 was a ‘great year’ for the Highline Schools Foundation

2017 was a ‘great year’ for the Highline Schools Foundation

2017 was a great year for the Highline Schools Foundation. “We have been able to grow our programs to meet the increasing needs of the students in Highline Public Schools,” Executive Director... [Read more]

Here’s what you get with 11 Aviation High students, a small box and a rocket

Here’s what you get with 11 Aviation High students, a small box and a rocket

Students at Raisbeck Aviation High School are once again proving the sky is not the limit. A team of eleven students spent 16 months designing, engineering and building a payload that launched into space... [Read more]

District seeking public input on new co-principals for Highline High School

District seeking public input on new co-principals for Highline High School

Community, families, staff and students are invited to give input on the selection of the new Highline High School (HHS) co-principals and a public meeting on Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. “Join Highline... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on school boundaries

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on school boundaries

Tell Highline Public Schools what you think – take a short survey to let them know what you think of the proposed boundaries and feeder patterns, or attend one of their upcoming public... [Read more]

Principal Vicki Fisher will be leaving Highline High at end of school year

Principal Vicki Fisher will be leaving Highline High at end of school year

On Friday (March 23) it was announced that Principal Vicki Fisher will be leaving Highline High School at the end of this school year. Fisher won’t be retiring or leaving the district though –... [Read more]

Two local schools recognized by King County Green Schools Program

Two local schools recognized by King County Green Schools Program

Schools from 35 King County cities and unincorporated areas – including the Burien/White Center area – are reducing waste, increasing recycling, conserving resources, and cutting costs with help from... [Read more]

Student arrested after bringing loaded gun to New Start High School in Burien

Student arrested after bringing loaded gun to New Start High School in Burien

A student was arrested after being found in possession of a loaded gun at New Start High School in Burien on Thursday, March 15. A social media post surfaced that led to suspicion of the student possessing... [Read more]

REMINDER: First meeting about school boundaries is TONIGHT

REMINDER: First meeting about school boundaries is TONIGHT

All are invited to a kick-off Community Meeting about school boundaries on Wednesday, March 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Highline High School cafeteria. The community-led Capital Facilities Advisory... [Read more]

Four Highline School District Robotics Teams will compete this weekend

Four Highline School District Robotics Teams will compete this weekend

This weekend, 35 high school robotics teams from the Northwest will converge on Auburn High School to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Four teams hail from the Highline School District: Raisbeck... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools meetings on School Safety start March 22

Highline Public Schools meetings on School Safety start March 22

In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools is initiating a conversation with the community around school safety, and will be holding four public meetings. Community meetings... [Read more]

Student arrested after bringing gun to Sylvester Middle School Monday

Student arrested after bringing gun to Sylvester Middle School Monday

Photos courtesy Aaron Wells Sylvester Middle School was put into lockdown Monday morning (March 12), after students reported seeing another student with a gun at the school. The incident started... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation honors 2018 Gold Star Award Winners

Highline Schools Foundation honors 2018 Gold Star Award Winners

The Highline Schools Foundation announced the winners of the 2018 Gold Star Awards at the annual Gold Star Awards BASH at the lovely Beach Park Event Center in Des Moines on March 8, 2018. District teachers,... [Read more]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan pledges to stand against gun violence with students

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan pledges to stand against gun violence with students

EDITOR’S NOTE: Katalia Alexander is a student at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. By Katalia Alexander On Thursday, March 8, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan hosted “Town Hall: Students Stopping... [Read more]