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Highline High School receives grant from King County Sheriff’s Office

Highline High School receives grant from King County Sheriff’s Office

Highline High School (HHS) received a $67,000 grant from the King County Sheriff’s Office to pay for a truancy mentor, athletic equipment and laptop computers, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards record amount of classroom grants

Highline Schools Foundation awards record amount of classroom grants

The Highline Schools Foundation recently awarded a record $48,675 through 77 classroom grants at 35 different schools in the Highline School District. A total of 124 grant requests were received. “The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A Seattle Seahawk visits Seahurst Elementary School Tuesday

PHOTOS: A Seattle Seahawk visits Seahurst Elementary School Tuesday

The Seattle Seahawks took time out of their busy schedule to visit Seahurst Elementary students in Burien on Tuesday (Dec. 17). Defensive End Greg Scruggs talked to students about healthy eating, staying... [Read more]

Highline Counselor Shauna Pierson named ‘Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction’

Highline Counselor Shauna Pierson named ‘Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction’

Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment (ACE) Counselor Shauna Pierson has been selected as a ‘Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction.’ The special program of the National Honor Society of High... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School will be closed today due to a power outage

Sylvester Middle School will be closed today due to a power outage

The Highline School District is reporting that Sylvester Middle School will be closed today (Wednesday, Nov. 13) due to a power outage. All after-school activities are cancelled. “We expect school... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards $10,000 Impact Grant Winner

Highline Schools Foundation awards $10,000 Impact Grant Winner

Global Connections High School’s new “Positive Behavior Student Advisory Council” program is the winner of Highline Schools Foundation’s first annual Impact Grant, and will receive $10,000 from the Foundation…

JOBS: Highline Public Schools is hiring; holding Career Fair Nov. 20

JOBS: Highline Public Schools is hiring; holding Career Fair Nov. 20

Highline Public Schools is looking for “top-notch professionals committed to delivering on our promise,” and they’re holding a Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 3 – 5:30... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Meet Kennedy Catholic. Learning, Faith and Leadership. Open House Nov. 5.

Meet Kennedy Catholic. Learning, Faith and Leadership. Open House Nov. 5.

Meet Kennedy Catholic.  Learning, Faith and Leadership: We are a four-year Archdiocesan co-ed Catholic high school open to students of all backgrounds and faiths. Our commitment is to developing each... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools’ Career & College Pathways Kick-Off will be Nov. 19

Highline Public Schools’ Career & College Pathways Kick-Off will be Nov. 19

Highline Public Schools will be holding a Career & College Pathways Kick-Off Event on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. at the ERAC building located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW. “Our goal... [Read more]

City Council to hear schools strategy instead of regular meeting Monday

City Council to hear schools strategy instead of regular meeting Monday

The Burien City Council has canceled its regular meeting scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2013, and instead will attend one hosted by Highline Public Schools to discuss facilities related to the School... [Read more]

Community Schools Collaboration seeking Volunteers

Community Schools Collaboration seeking Volunteers

Community Schools Collaboration (CSC) – located in Burien – is seeking Volunteers to help local students. Here’s their full announcement: Volunteer With Us! Community Schools Collaboration (CSC)... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation’s Ocktoberfest will be this Saturday, Oct. 19

Highline Schools Foundation’s Ocktoberfest will be this Saturday, Oct. 19

The Highline Schools Foundation’s 8th Annual Oktoberfest Dinner, Dance & Auction will be this Saturday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 – 11 p.m. at the Normandy Park Cove. “Come for the party –... [Read more]

Highline School Board to hold hearing on closure of Odyssey High Oct. 23

Highline School Board to hold hearing on closure of Odyssey High Oct. 23

The Highline School Board will hear public comment on a proposal to close Odyssey High School on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. at the school district central office (ERAC), located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Explorer West Middle School: a small learning community where young minds thrive

Explorer West Middle School: a small learning community where young minds thrive

Please welcome new Advertiser Explorer West Middle School to The B-Town Blog! As we do with all our paid Advertisers, we’re giving them a chance to share their message: Explorer West Middle School... [Read more]

TEC High School Honored with 2013 School of Distinction Award

TEC High School Honored with 2013 School of Distinction Award

Outstanding improvement in student achievement over five years has led to a special honor for White Center’s Technology, Engineering & Communications (TEC) High School, being honored with the... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA holding meeting Thursday, Sept. 26

Highline Special Needs PTA holding meeting Thursday, Sept. 26

The Highline Special Needs PTA, formed in January 2013, is having their first meeting of the 2013-14 school year this Thursday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m., at the ERAC Building, 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW... [Read more]

Highline Schools awarded nearly half a million dollars in ‘Race to the Top’ funds

Highline Schools awarded nearly half a million dollars in ‘Race to the Top’ funds

Highline Public Schools was awarded $440,000 in ‘Race to the Top’ funds, which will be used to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in five elementary schools... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools sets ‘bold goals’ for students in new strategic plan

Highline Public Schools sets ‘bold goals’ for students in new strategic plan

Highline Public Schools announced this week that it is launching the school year with an ambitious plan to guide its schools – a plan that outlines “bold goals” for students from Kindergarten... [Read more]

Community Schools Collaboration’s Block Party Fundraiser is Thursday

Community Schools Collaboration’s Block Party Fundraiser is Thursday

Community Schools Collaboration will be holding its annual Block Party Fundraiser this Thursday, Sept. 12. “It’s that time of the year again to gear up for the upcoming school year so we’re... [Read more]

Highline Area students receive 625 backpacks full of school supplies

Highline Area students receive 625 backpacks full of school supplies

Hundreds of Highline School District students are ready for the first day of school thanks to the Exchange Club of Highline, the Burien Lions Club and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. 625 backpacks filled... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces new $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’

Highline Schools Foundation announces new $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’

The Highline Schools Foundation announced Monday morning (Aug. 26) that it will offer $10,000 to one school or program in Highline Public Schools this fall with its new “Impact Grant.” The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Cooperative Preschool is currently accepting applications for all of its classes

Burien Cooperative Preschool is currently accepting applications for all of its classes

Are you looking for a great place to enroll your child in preschool this fall? Advertiser Burien Cooperative Preschool is currently accepting applications for all of its classes (1-4 year olds). In the... [Read more]

Southern Heights Elementary seeking donations for ‘International Dot Day’

Southern Heights Elementary seeking donations for ‘International Dot Day’

Southern Heights Elementary School will be participating in ‘International Dot Day’ (IDD) in September, and they’re seeking help getting supplies for kids to use. IDD was named after... [Read more]

Burien student selected as Young Ambassador for Smithsonian Program

Burien student selected as Young Ambassador for Smithsonian Program

A local student and graduate of Burien’s Big Picture High School and new to Highline Community College – Derrick DeHerrera (pictured above, right) – was selected as a Young Ambassador for this... [Read more]

Highline Director of Technology Services Mark Finstrom earns certification

Highline Director of Technology Services Mark Finstrom earns certification

The Highline School District announced Thursday (July 25) that Director of Technology Services Mark Finstrom is one just 75 school district technology directors across the country to earn the distinction... [Read more]

City teams up with Highline School District for new after-school programs

City teams up with Highline School District for new after-school programs

The Burien City Council has agreed to a proposal by the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services (PaRCS) Department that will provide two new after-school programs in partnership with Highline Public... [Read more]