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Sponsored Post Bridge School Cooperative Elementary holding Open House Saturday, Jan. 24

Bridge School Cooperative Elementary holding Open House Saturday, Jan. 24

  The Bridge School will be holding an Informational Open House this Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the school’s new location in Olde Burien at 1005 SW 152nd Street. During the... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Who should be held in Contempt?’

LETTER: ‘Who should be held in Contempt?’

[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:] Who should be held in Contempt? How does... [Read more]

Special needs student at Sylvester raises money and buys new iPads for others

Special needs student at Sylvester raises money and buys new iPads for others

12-year-old Cassidy Huff was at home recovering from her 33rd spinal surgery when she decided to organize a fundraiser for the special education classmates she tutors at Sylvester Middle School in Burien. In... [Read more]

REMINDER: Highline Public Schools Town Hall Meeting will be Thurs., Jan. 22

REMINDER: Highline Public Schools Town Hall Meeting will be Thurs., Jan. 22

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield and School Board members will be on hand Thursday, Jan. 22 for an open public dialog about the levy and bond measures…

Sponsored Post Advertiser West Seattle Montessori School holding Open Houses Jan. 24 & Feb. 25

Advertiser West Seattle Montessori School holding Open Houses Jan. 24 & Feb. 25

Advertiser West Seattle Montessori School will be holding two Open Houses – Jan. 24 and Feb. 25 – at their campus located at 11215 15th Ave SW. The schedule is: Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015: 1:00-3:00pm Wednesday,... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board President shares concerns about misinformation

LETTER: Highline School Board President shares concerns about misinformation

[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:] January 14, 2015 Dear Highline Community: As... [Read more]

Sponsored Post St. Francis of Assisi School holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 25

St. Francis of Assisi School holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 25

Advertiser St. Francis of Assisi School will be holding an Open House on Sunday, Jan. 25, starting at 11:30 a.m. St. Francis of Assisi School is a Catholic parish school with a more than 50-year tradition... [Read more]

Highline bond issue proponent complains of violations of  disclosure law

Highline bond issue proponent complains of violations of disclosure law

EDITOR’S NOTE: This report was updated on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 by Jack Mayne The Highline Citizens for Schools has filed a complaint with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission claiming the... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien’s St. Bernadette School holding two Open Houses on Wednesday, Jan. 28

Burien’s St. Bernadette School holding two Open Houses on Wednesday, Jan. 28

St. Bernadette School will be hosting two Open House events on Wednesday, Jan. 28, in conjunction with the 2015 Catholic Schools Week. The morning Open House will be held from 9:30 –10:30 a.m., and... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Highline Public Schools hosting community meetings about levy, bond

Highline Public Schools hosting community meetings about levy, bond

Families, community members, and staff are encouraged to attend upcoming community meetings about Highline Public Schools’ proposed levy and bond measures on the Feb. 10 ballot. Renewal of an Educational... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board responds to John Castronover’s letter

LETTER: Highline School Board responds to John Castronover’s letter

[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:] A Response to John Castronover’s Letter... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I have some concerns about this current bond proposal…’

LETTER: ‘I have some concerns about this current bond proposal…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, posted exactly as written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] I believe parents and... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘More Police Officers vs new schools and the money for neither…’

LETTER: ‘More Police Officers vs new schools and the money for neither…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, posted exactly as written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] More Police Officers... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Three Tree Montessori School holding Open House Saturday, Jan. 24

Advertiser Three Tree Montessori School holding Open House Saturday, Jan. 24

Thriving, compassionate, self-motivated individuals: are you looking for a nearby school which can nurture your child to his or her potential? BTB Advertiser Three Tree Montessori School invites you to... [Read more]

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This post includes both an ‘Op-Ed,’ submitted by the Highline School Board, and an ‘Open Letter to the Community’ submitted by Highline School District Superintendent... [Read more]

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A revised school construction bond – valued about $9 million less than the one proposed in November – to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding will go before voters on the Feb.... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board ‘would like to set the record straight’

LETTER: Highline School Board ‘would like to set the record straight’

[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 Editor: We would like to set the... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards $75,000 in grants this Fall

Highline Schools Foundation awards $75,000 in grants this Fall

The Highline Schools Foundation awarded $65,053 through 89 classroom grants this Fall – giving out 85% of 2014 fund requests. “Because of events like the Burien Brat Trot and Oktoberfest, and the... [Read more]

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

The Highline School District on Friday announced that the transition of 6th grade to middle school will be delayed at least one year. “Originally slated for fall 2015, the 6th grade move will occur... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Some thoughts on recently failed Highline School District bond issue’

LETTER: ‘Some thoughts on recently failed Highline School District bond issue’

[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:] Some thoughts on the recently failed Highline... [Read more]

Replacement Levy for Highline School District will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Replacement Levy for Highline School District will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A three-year educational programs and operations replacement levy – NOT a new bond – will go before voters on Feb. 10, 2015. Levies pay for educating students and operating schools above the costs... [Read more]

Highline School District seeks input about recent bond via survey, telephone

Highline School District seeks input about recent bond via survey, telephone

Highline Public Schools is asking all families, staff, and community members to participate in an online survey and a live Telephone Town Hall meeting about the recent bond proposal, which garnered 59.3... [Read more]

Donate $10 by text to help students in Highline Public Schools

Donate $10 by text to help students in Highline Public Schools

Donate $10 by text to help students in Highline Public Schools! Text “IMPACT” to 501501! The Highline Schools Foundation plays an important role in our community—they give students in Highline Public... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding Toys for Tots Drive through Dec. 10

Advertiser Westside School holding Toys for Tots Drive through Dec. 10

Advertiser Westside School is holding a Toys for Tots Drive through Wednesday, Dec. 10. Since 2004 Westside School’s Kindergarten classes have championed a Toys for Tots drive. Over the past ten years... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding all-school Open House this Saturday, Dec. 6

Advertiser Westside School holding all-school Open House this Saturday, Dec. 6

Advertiser Westside School is holding an All School (PreK – 8th grade) Open House this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. – Noon. This is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour the school... [Read more]

Homemade bomb explodes outside Sylvester Middle School Thurs. morning

Homemade bomb explodes outside Sylvester Middle School Thurs. morning

Thursday morning (Nov. 20), before school started, a homemade explosive device was set off outside the cafeteria door of Sylvester Middle School in Burien. Nobody was injured, and police, district security... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding Information Night this Thursday, Nov. 20

Advertiser Westside School holding Information Night this Thursday, Nov. 20

Advertiser Westside School will be hosting an Exhibition of Learning and Information Night this Thursday, Nov. 20, starting at 6 p.m. Families and students interested in Westside School’s middle... [Read more]

Highline Superintendent will be at summit at White House Wednesday

Highline Superintendent will be at summit at White House Wednesday

Highline Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 100 top school leaders from across the country to participate in the first-ever National Connected... [Read more]