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Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Photo of Dr. Susan Enfield by Scott Schaefer. Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a letter to families this week, clearly inspired by this year’s divisive Presidential... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Track & Field Jamboree at Highline Memorial Stadium

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Track & Field Jamboree at Highline Memorial Stadium

[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]

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is featured in this month’s Highline Public Schools’ #HighlineAlum social media campaign. West is a 1985 graduate of Mount Rainier High School. West served... [Read more]

Ground broken on $19.4 million learning center at Puget Sound Skills Center

Ground broken on $19.4 million learning center at Puget Sound Skills Center

Ground was broken for a new state-of-the-art learning center at Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center on March 18. Principal Todd Moorhead, Rep. Tina Orwall, Sen. Karen Keiser, and Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

Get help registering your child for Kindergarten this Saturday, March 19

Get help registering your child for Kindergarten this Saturday, March 19

Do you have a child who will be five years old on or before Aug. 31? If so, now is the time to register at Highline Public Schools for the start of kindergarten. If you need help completing the paperwork... [Read more]

Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee Prioritizes Facility Concerns

Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee Prioritizes Facility Concerns

The Highline Public Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) prioritized a list of facility concerns during a meeting on March 9. During the meeting, committee members reviewed two lists... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for new Puget Sound Skills Center building will be March 18

Groundbreaking for new Puget Sound Skills Center building will be March 18

On Friday, March 18, officials and local dignitaries will break ground on a new state-of-the-art learning center at the Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC), and all are invited. Following the groundbreaking,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Teacher Darcy Smith acquitted of raping student

Highline Public Schools Teacher Darcy Smith acquitted of raping student

Darcy Smith, center, when she was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2012. Also pictured is Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, left, and Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati, right. Photo courtesy... [Read more]

FREE screening of ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ at Foster PAC on Sat., March 19

FREE screening of ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ at Foster PAC on Sat., March 19

Academy Schools will be hosting a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, at the Foster High School PAC Theater in Tukwila on Saturday, March 19 at 6 p.m.  There... [Read more]

Explorer West Middle School Student gets top honor at Seattle’s ACT Theatre

Explorer West Middle School Student gets top honor at Seattle’s ACT Theatre

Advertiser Explorer West Middle School wants all our Readers to know that their students performed very well in the 14th annual festival of award-winning new work from Seattle ACT’s 2015 Young Playwrights... [Read more]

Annual Red, White & Blue Easter Egg Hunt at Kennedy High March 16

Annual Red, White & Blue Easter Egg Hunt at Kennedy High March 16

Kennedy Catholic High School will be holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt on their Athletic Field on Wednesday, March 16, starting at 3:30 p.m. sharp. “Bring your children, grandchildren, cameras... [Read more]

Who’s that new 7th grader? Highline’s Dr. Enfield goes to middle school

Who’s that new 7th grader? Highline’s Dr. Enfield goes to middle school

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield went back to middle school to be a student for a day as part of the national Shadow a Student challenge. Dr. Enfield shadowed 7th-grade student Elizabeth... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Announces Gold Star Award Nominees

Highline Schools Foundation Announces Gold Star Award Nominees

The Highline Schools Foundation’s annual ‘Gold Star Awards’ nominees were announced on Tuesday, March 8, and will be presented at their annual BASH on Thursday, March 17. Each year,... [Read more]

Kennedy Lancers Boys Basketball team advances to state with Saturday win

Kennedy Lancers Boys Basketball team advances to state with Saturday win

Photo courtesy Kennedy Catholic High School. Congratulations to the Kennedy Catholic High School Lancers Varsity Boys Basketball team for their big win on Saturday! This victory secures them a place in... [Read more]

School Board Member Joe Van is a February #HighlineAlum

School Board Member Joe Van is a February #HighlineAlum

Highline School Board Member Joe Van is featured in this month’s #HighlineAlum social media campaign. Van is a 1995 graduate of Tyee High School and has served on Highline’s School Board since 2015. Van... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools public meetings on future of High Schools continue

Highline Public Schools public meetings on future of High Schools continue

Highline Public Schools continues its community conversations in all four high school service areas, where they’re seeking public input on the future of high school. This week’s remaining meetings... [Read more]

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Find Your Calling with new Advertiser South Seattle College

At South Seattle College, our mission is to help empower our surrounding communities with an affordable, accessible and quality education that leads to a family-supporting career you’ll love. Enrollment... [Read more]

Discover Burien awards scholarship to Highline High senior Jose Niizuma

Discover Burien awards scholarship to Highline High senior Jose Niizuma

Discover Burien awarded the first recipient of its new “Making Burien Awesome” scholarship to Jose Niizuma, a senior at Highline High School. Jose maintains a 3.7 GPA, and also participates in athletics... [Read more]

PODCAST: Arson burns middle school; rape accusations hit high school & more…

PODCAST: Arson burns middle school; rape accusations hit high school & more…

Here’s episode #39 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]

Highline Public Schools holding public meetings on future of High Schools

Highline Public Schools holding public meetings on future of High Schools

Highline Public Schools will be holding community conversations in all four high school service areas, and they’re seeking public input on the future of high school. “What are the high school... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates Wresting sent 13 to regionals

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates Wresting sent 13 to regionals

On Saturday Feb. 6, 2016 the Highline Pirates Wrestlers hosted sub-regionals. There were 14 weight classes and the Pirates had wrestlers place in 12 of them. One weight class had two wrestlers place! It... [Read more]

Four Mt. Rainier High School students accused of raping two 15-year old girls

Four Mt. Rainier High School students accused of raping two 15-year old girls

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Four Mt. Rainier High School students have been accused of raping two 15-year-old girls while on an overnight school trip, according to documents released by the... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Seattle Christian Schools Open House scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25

Seattle Christian Schools Open House scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25

Advertiser Seattle Christian Schools invites you to discover why families in Seattle and South King County continue to choose Seattle Christian Schools! They invite you to an Open House on Thursday,... [Read more]