Schools Section

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]

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

Here’s episode #71 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]

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

For the first time in our nearly nine-year history, we’ve decided to endorse a political issue – we are encouraging all our Readers to vote “YES” on Proposition No. 1 for Highline Schools Nov. 8…

Sponsored Post Seattle Lutheran High School Open House will be Thursday, Oct. 20

Seattle Lutheran High School Open House will be Thursday, Oct. 20

Seattle Lutheran High School is committed to providing high-quality academics, in a safe and loving environment that helps develop young adults in Seattle. If you or someone you know is looking for... [Read more]

Burien Brat Trot raises nearly $65,000 to help Highline Public Schools students

Burien Brat Trot raises nearly $65,000 to help Highline Public Schools students

Burien Brat Trot organizers announced Wednesday (Oc. 5) that thanks to sponsor support and community participation, last weekend’s fundraiser raised nearly $65,000!

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours starting Oct. 10

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours starting Oct. 10

Highline Public Schools wants residents to “learn how aging and crowded schools are impacting students” – they will be holding three Open Houses/School Tours starting Oct. 10. “All... [Read more]

Two area schools put into modified lockdown over ‘Creepy Clown’ threat

Two area schools put into modified lockdown over ‘Creepy Clown’ threat

On Tuesday (Oct. 4) both Evergreen and Cascade Middle Schools were put into modified lockdown after a Cascade student reported a scary clown post, according to Catherine Carbone Rogers of Highline Public... [Read more]

LETTER: Gregory Heights Elementary School Teacher endorses School Bond

LETTER: Gregory Heights Elementary School Teacher endorses 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:] To Whom It May Concern: I began teaching... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien Film Office Happy Hour to focus on education Tuesday night

REMINDER: Burien Film Office Happy Hour to focus on education Tuesday night

REMINDER: The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour will focus on education, and will be held at the Tin Theater this Tuesday night, Oct. 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. Presentations will include: Edward Etherington,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools computer science efforts receive national praise

Highline Public Schools computer science efforts receive national praise

Highline Public Schools was recently spotlighted for partnering with the private sector to develop computer science opportunities for all students. The partners include organizations like Code.org, Girls... [Read more]