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Bomb threat puts Highline High School into lockdown Friday morning

Bomb threat puts Highline High School into lockdown Friday morning

A bomb threat, which police say came from out of state, caused Burien’s Highline High School to go into lockdown mode Friday morning, Feb. 27. Deputies checked the school, and have given the “All... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic Lady Lancers showing ‘Finding Kind’ film Tuesday, March 24

Kennedy Catholic Lady Lancers showing ‘Finding Kind’ film Tuesday, March 24

The Kennedy Catholic Lady Lancers will be showing the movie “Finding Kind” – a powerful documentary about girl bullying – on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. on campus. All 5th – 12th grade girls... [Read more]

Longtime member Susan Goding resigns from Highline School Board

Longtime member Susan Goding resigns from Highline School Board

At Wednesday night’s Board meeting, longtime member Susan Goding resigned from the Highline School Board, effective after the March 4 meeting. “I had made the decision late last year and told... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation seeking nominations for Gold Star Awards

Highline Schools Foundation seeking nominations for Gold Star Awards

The Highline Schools Foundation is seeking nominations for this year’s Gold Star Awards, the theme of which will be “Own Your Impact,” and with the big event set for Friday, April 17. The deadline... [Read more]

POLL: Should school bonds be passed by a simple majority or not?

POLL: Should school bonds be passed by a simple majority or not?

Rep. Mia Gregerson, who also serves as the appointed Mayor of SeaTac, released a statement this week endorsing a simple majority for school bonds. Currently, a supermajority of 60 percent is required... [Read more]

Public invited to Highline School Board work session on district budget Feb. 18

Public invited to Highline School Board work session on district budget Feb. 18

The Highline Public Schools School Board is inviting community members, families and staff to attend a work session on the district’s budget, set for Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Marvista Elementary School... [Read more]

Several students at Southern Heights Elementary School may have norovirus

Several students at Southern Heights Elementary School may have norovirus

Up to 50 students at Southern Heights Elementary School (located at 11249 14th Ave S.) may have been infected with norovirus, a flu-like illness most frequently associated with cruise ships and enclosed,... [Read more]

Three cities team up to offer college scholarships to local High School Seniors

Three cities team up to offer college scholarships to local High School Seniors

The Cities of Burien, Normandy Park and Seatac are seeking applications from high school seniors for the Association of Washington Cities’ Center for Quality Communities Scholarship program. Six $1,250... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Levy will pass, Bond not so much

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Levy will pass, Bond not so much

The second round of results for Tuesday’s special election were released Wednesday (Feb. 11), with the Levy passing with nearly 57 percent, but the Bond – which requires a 60 percent supermajority... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond failing

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond failing

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Feb. 10) Special Election were released at 8:04 p.m., and the early tallies show that the Highline School District Levy is passing with a 57.47% approval, while... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic announces new Head Coaches for Lacrosse

Kennedy Catholic announces new Head Coaches for Lacrosse

Kennedy Catholic High School Athletic Director Bob Bourgette has announced the appointment of Natalie Merrill as head coach of girls’ lacrosse and Jonathan Schwartz and Brett Bowker as head co-coaches... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School students seeking donations to plant trees

Sylvester Middle School students seeking donations to plant trees

Sylvester Middle School students Logan Lemieux, Jeremiah Harding, Brian Phuong, Mira Stemen and Joanne Robson​ are trying to raise money to plant trees, and they’re looking for people to donate... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic Soccer Coach Doug Stamnes retires; new Coach announced

Kennedy Catholic Soccer Coach Doug Stamnes retires; new Coach announced

Doug Stamnes, right, with Kennedy Catholic High President Mike Prato. Longtime Kennedy Catholic High School Soccer Coach Doug Stamnes announced this week that he’ll be retiring after 32 successful... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10′

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10′

Our latest paid Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says “Vote YES for Schools by February 10″: Ballots must be mailed by Tuesday to count in the February 10 election. Vote YES for on... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic honors 9 Student Athletes signing with colleges

Kennedy Catholic honors 9 Student Athletes signing with colleges

On Wednesday, Feb. 4 – National Signing Day – Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School honored nine seniors for signing with colleges and universities to play soccer, football, baseball and to... [Read more]

Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

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]

Numerous anti-school bond signs defaced, tampered with overnight

Numerous anti-school bond signs defaced, tampered with overnight

Seems that just before every election, political signs get defaced, removed or destroyed – and that’s just what happened overnight Tuesday (Jan. 27), as numerous anti-school bond signs were tampered... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Co-Op Preschool’s Open House will be Monday, Feb. 2

Burien Co-Op Preschool’s Open House will be Monday, Feb. 2

Are you looking for a great place to enroll your child in preschool this fall? Then come to the Burien Co-Op Preschool’s Open House on Monday. Feb. 2 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at 425 SW 144th Street... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools announces Capital Projects Oversight Committee

Highline Public Schools announces Capital Projects Oversight Committee

Highline Public Schools has named seven community members to its newly-formed Capital Projects Oversight Committee, which will provide oversight of school construction projects, including the projects... [Read more]

Sponsored Post St. Bernadette Parish School holding two Open Houses Wednesday, Jan. 28

St. Bernadette Parish School holding two Open Houses Wednesday, Jan. 28

Burien’s St. Bernadette Parish School will be holding two Open Houses this Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the morning from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and in the evening from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at their campus... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Rats, Feces and Mold, oh my!’

LETTER: ‘Rats, Feces and Mold, oh my!’

[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:] Rats, Feces and Mold, oh my! If the Evergreen... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High announces new technology education partnership

Kennedy Catholic High announces new technology education partnership

Kennedy Catholic High School announced this week a new technology education partnership with Seattle App Academy. Seattle App Academy will deliver computer science and programming classes to Kennedy students... [Read more]

Highline Schools holding Telephone Town Hall & Public Meeting this week

Highline Schools holding Telephone Town Hall & Public Meeting this week

This week, Highline Public Schools will be hosting two community meetings about the bond and levy measures on the February ballot – a Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday and a Public Meeting on Thursday. All... [Read more]

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

Below is raw audio of Thursday night’s (Jan. 22) Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall meeting, held from 6- 7:30 p.m. at the Highline High School Library. Between 50-60 people were in attendance... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

The Highline Schools Foundation announced several new scholarship opportunities on Thursday, Jan. 22. “The Highline Schools Foundation strives to be a bridge to opportunity for Highline Public School... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Where will the money come from?’

LETTER: ‘Where will the money come from?’

[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:] WHERE WILL THE MONEY COME FROM? It is... [Read more]

Des Moines parents on alert after abduction of Mt. Rainier High student

Des Moines parents on alert after abduction of Mt. Rainier High student

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Tuesday (Jan. 20), a letter was sent home to parents of Mt. Rainier High School students, warning them of two recent incidents – one of which was an actual... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline Public Schools Super invites all to Town Hall meeting Thurs.

LETTER: Highline Public Schools Super invites all to Town Hall meeting Thurs.

[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:] An invitation to all Highline Community... [Read more]