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Highline Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee prioritizes solutions

Highline Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee prioritizes solutions

The Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) is narrowing down a list of solutions for facility concerns facing Highline Public Schools, and on Tuesday (May 31) released their priorities. Initial... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $120,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $120,000 in scholarships

2016 Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients, their families and scholarship funders gathered at the Puget Sound Skills Center for the second annual Scholarship Recognition Reception following... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

VIDEO: Students, staff, alums & others help clean up Highline High School

VIDEO: Students, staff, alums & others help clean up Highline High School

Highline Public Schools released this video, showing students, alums, staff, and other volunteers helping to paint, weed, landscape and clean Highline High School on Friday, May 20: “The support... [Read more]

‘Speed Networking Event’ helps over 100 Highline Public Schools students

‘Speed Networking Event’ helps over 100 Highline Public Schools students

On Tuesday (May 17), the City of Burien helped host a ‘speed networking event’ for juniors and seniors from Highline Public Schools at City Hall: Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol addressed... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients honored Wednesday night

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients honored Wednesday night

The 2016 Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients were honored at Wednesday night’s Highline Public Schools Board meeting at Bow Lake Elementary: Each student received a certificate of recognition... [Read more]

Next ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ will be this Sat., May 21

Next ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ will be this Sat., May 21

The next ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ will be this coming Saturday, May 21, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at NAVOS – Revelle Hall, located at 1210 SW 136th Street in Burien: Families... [Read more]

Highline Elementary ‘Mathletes’ match wits at Seahurst Elementary

Highline Elementary ‘Mathletes’ match wits at Seahurst Elementary

Many Highline district elementary students enjoy and excel at math, as demonstrated by the record attendance at the seventh annual Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza, a district mathematics contest at Seahurst... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Highline High Class of ’96 20-year reunion will be Sat., July 9

SAVE THE DATE: Highline High Class of ’96 20-year reunion will be Sat., July 9

20 years. 20 YEARS???? How did this happen?? 1996 Highline High grads are invited to get together and share where life has taken us. What could be better then doing this with good food, in a great atmosphere... [Read more]

College and Career Night at Cascade Middle School this Thursday night

College and Career Night at Cascade Middle School this Thursday night

Cascade Middle School will be hosting College and Career Night on Thursday, May 5, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The event will begin in the cafeteria and transition to the gymnasium. Dinner will be provided... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Highline High ‘Campus Clean-up Day’ on Friday, May 20

Volunteers needed for Highline High ‘Campus Clean-up Day’ on Friday, May 20

Community members and families are invited to grab their work gloves and help Highline High School students spruce up their school at the ‘Pirate Pride Spring Clean-Up Event’ on Friday, May... [Read more]

LETTER: Some Highline Schools students will be missing from B-Town Beat event

LETTER: Some Highline Schools students will be missing from B-Town Beat event

[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:] “Artwork and performances by amazing... [Read more]

REMINDER: Student Music & Art featured at B-Town Beat this Thursday

REMINDER: Student Music & Art featured at B-Town Beat this Thursday

Help celebrate Student Art Month at May’s B-Town Beat, which is partnering with Highline Public Schools and Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services for a Student Music and Art Walk this... [Read more]

GiveBIG Giving Party at Tin Room – give and get a FREE TACO on Taco Tuesday

GiveBIG Giving Party at Tin Room – give and get a FREE TACO on Taco Tuesday

Please join Highline Schools Foundation trustees at The Tin Room Bar this Tuesday, May 3, from 4 – 8 p.m. for Taco Tuesday. The Foundation has partnered with Dan House again this year, and everyone... [Read more]

Sponsored Post SAVE THE DATE: St. Francis of Assisi’s All-School Reunion will be Sun., May 15

SAVE THE DATE: St. Francis of Assisi’s All-School Reunion will be Sun., May 15

St. Francis of Assisi is hosting an ALL SCHOOL REUNION on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., following the 10 a.m. mass.  All alum are invited for a stroll down memory lane, refreshments,... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Schools Foundation delivers its Project PROMise

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Schools Foundation delivers its Project PROMise

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

Seattle Sounders FC Player Darwin Jones featured as April #HighlineAlum

Seattle Sounders FC Player Darwin Jones featured as April #HighlineAlum

Seattle Sounders FC forward Darwin Jones – who went to school in the Highline area – is featured in this month’s #HighlineAlum social media campaign. Jones is a 2010 graduate of Mount Rainier High... [Read more]

First-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship awarded to Osmat Shamdeen of Mt. Rainier High

First-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship awarded to Osmat Shamdeen of Mt. Rainier High

The first-ever ‘Tinship’ – a $6,000 scholarship funded by Burien’s Tin Room Bar & Theater – was recently awarded to Osmat Shamdeen, a senior at Mount Rainier High School: The... [Read more]

Help the Highline Schools Foundation at a ‘Shopping Party’ on Friday, May 6

Help the Highline Schools Foundation at a ‘Shopping Party’ on Friday, May 6

You can help the Highline Schools Foundation at a special ‘Shopping Party’ on Friday, May 6, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Paper Delights, located at 15215 21st Ave SW (across from St. Francis). “This... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates tennis, soccer, baseball & track

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates tennis, soccer, baseball & track

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

Next Highline Public Schools Bond will be ‘Community Driven’ according to district

Next Highline Public Schools Bond will be ‘Community Driven’ according to district

“The community is driving the next bond placed on the ballot for Highline Public Schools,” the district announced this week. Forty community members have spent the last ten months studying... [Read more]

Two area schools earn Washington Achievement Awards for Math Growth

Two area schools earn Washington Achievement Awards for Math Growth

Two Highline Public schools have been honored with the 2015 Washington Achievement Awards (WAA) for Math Growth – Hazel Valley Elementary and White Center Heights. The honor is the state’s highest... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on school schedule changes

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on school schedule changes

Highline Public Schools is considering some school schedule changes that could affect local families and students, and they are asking for public input on: Changing Friday early release to a different... [Read more]