Schools Section

All Highline area city councils back bond for new schools, critical improvements

All Highline area city councils back bond for new schools, critical improvements

The city councils located within the borders of Highline Public Schools all passed resolutions this month endorsing the district’s construction bond measure to repair or replace deteriorating schools... [Read more]

Despite ‘Stop Work’ order, Kennedy High athletic field project moves ahead

Despite ‘Stop Work’ order, Kennedy High athletic field project moves ahead

by Jack Mayne On Monday (Sept. 15), Burien city officials posted a “Stop Work” order at a Kennedy Catholic High School athletic field project – but only some parts of the project were actually halted... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA to meet this Thursday, Sept. 11

Highline Special Needs PTA to meet this Thursday, Sept. 11

The Highline Special Needs PTA will hold its first meeting of the 2014-2015 year at Gregory Heights Elementary this Thursday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Following a brief business meeting we will have pizza... [Read more]

Highline Citizens for Schools holding community meeting Tuesday night

Highline Citizens for Schools holding community meeting Tuesday night

Highline Citizens for Schools will be hosting a community update meeting this Tuesday, Aug. 26, starting at 6 p.m. at the ERAC building, located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW. “As you may know, the Highline... [Read more]

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

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

The Highline Schools Foundation announced that it will again offer $10,000 to one school or program in Highline Public Schools this fall through their 2nd annual Impact Grant—created as an effort to... [Read more]

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Physical education (PE) teachers from across Highline School District are getting special training today – Thursday, Aug. 21 – on an innovative PE curriculum that will launch on the first day of school,... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

The Highline School Board unanimously approved a contract extension for Superintendent Susan Enfield at its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 9. Dr. Enfield’s contract now runs through 2017, coinciding... [Read more]

Study cites Highline Public Schools as national leader in technology integration

Study cites Highline Public Schools as national leader in technology integration

Highline Public Schools announced Monday (June 30) that it is one of 30 districts across the nation that are subjects of a just-released study on how schools are integrating software into the classroom. The... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools wins Digital Content & Curriculum Awards

Highline Public Schools wins Digital Content & Curriculum Awards

Highline Public Schools was awarded with the Center for Digital Education’s (CDE) second-annual Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards (DCCAA) for its work to integrate digital tools into... [Read more]

Highline High School Alumni Foundation awards $60,000 in scholarships

Highline High School Alumni Foundation awards $60,000 in scholarships

Winners of the 2014 Highline High School Alumni Association scholarships were honored at a reception on June 8. In the back row, from left, are Andrea Mandt, Harry Schwendemann, Jonathan Mantello, Disney... [Read more]

Highline Public School Board votes to place bond measure on Nov. 4 ballot

Highline Public School Board votes to place bond measure on Nov. 4 ballot

The Highline Public School Board voted this week to place a school construction bond to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot. If approved, the bond would: Rebuild... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools is first district in region to release its own Mobile App

Highline Public Schools is first district in region to release its own Mobile App

Highline Public Schools announced this week that it’s the first school district in the Puget Sound region to launch its own mobile app. “Students, staff, families and the community have a new... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

A bond to fund construction of four schools and make critical improvements districtwide was proposed to the Highline Public Schools Board at its May 28 meeting; the board will vote on June 4 whether to... [Read more]

Public invited to attend Carnival at Mount View Elementary June 6

Public invited to attend Carnival at Mount View Elementary June 6

The public is invited to attend the Mount View Elementary Carnival, benefiting its PTA and its sister school in Honduras, on Friday, June 6. Money raised at the carnival will go to Light of Esperanza,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Students at St. Francis of Assisi School enjoy a spirited ‘Field Day’

PHOTOS: Students at St. Francis of Assisi School enjoy a spirited ‘Field Day’

Story & Photos by Robbie Howell On Friday, May 16, the students of St. Francis of Assisi School passionately delivered a lasting memory of a spirited “Field Day.” The students divided into “Family... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback with ‘Parent Climate Survey’

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback with ‘Parent Climate Survey’

Highline Public Schools is asking all parents and families to participate in an online Parent Climate Survey that is now live here: http://www.highlineschools.org/yourvoice The district says it is seeking... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools will cover cost of Camp Waskowitz for all 6th Graders

Highline Public Schools will cover cost of Camp Waskowitz for all 6th Graders

Highline Public Schools – a pioneer of outdoor education in the 1940s and ‘50s – announced Thursday (May 15) that it is making another pioneering move: covering the cost of sixth-grade camp for... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding 2 meetings for ideas about Middle School

Highline Public Schools holding 2 meetings for ideas about Middle School

Area residents are being invited by Highline Public Schools to participate in two community meetings – Thursday, May 15 and Monday, May 19 – to start planning sixth grade in middle school. “This... [Read more]

11th grade local girls excel in STEM classes

11th grade local girls excel in STEM classes

High Achievers in STEM classes, from left to right; back row: Danasia Whidden-Herron, Maxine Burgos, Kirsten Noble, Anna Tegelberg, Jordan Cossette, Melissa Villa, Maria Pena-Aguilar, Jessianne Blake,... [Read more]

Highline Elementary Students match wits in District Math Contest

Highline Elementary Students match wits in District Math Contest

The Highline School District has some amazing elementary mathematicians, many of which met last Friday at the fifth annual Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza. Students in 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-grades competed... [Read more]

Sponsored Post West Seattle Montessori’s ‘Preschool Preview’ Open Houses are Tuesday, May 6

West Seattle Montessori’s ‘Preschool Preview’ Open Houses are Tuesday, May 6

Advertiser West Seattle Montessori School will be holding a “Preschool Preview” Open House(s) on Tuesday, May 6 at the following times: 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. “Our pre-primary... [Read more]

Highline High Teacher to spend next two years researching for malaria vaccine

Highline High Teacher to spend next two years researching for malaria vaccine

Highline High School biology and science teacher Dawn Tessandore (pictured above with two students) will spend the next two summers in research to support development of a malaria vaccine, the school... [Read more]

Hilltop Elementary School receives grant from Highline Schools Foundation

Hilltop Elementary School receives grant from Highline Schools Foundation

Hilltop Elementary School received a $1,000 grant from the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence to buy hard cover non-fiction books for their library.. This grant was matched by Usborne Books for... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast raises over $92,000

Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast raises over $92,000

Last Friday morning (April 18), 230 people gathered at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac to support the Highline Schools Foundation at its annual Gold Star Awards Breakfast…

VIDEO: Highline Public Schools releases new video, ‘A Path to Success’

VIDEO: Highline Public Schools releases new video, ‘A Path to Success’

Highline Public Schools released a new animated promotional video, called “A Path to Success,” which you can view below: A Path to Success from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo. Editor Scott... [Read more]

Six Highline Public Schools receive ‘Washington Achievement Awards’

Six Highline Public Schools receive ‘Washington Achievement Awards’

Six Highline Public Schools have been honored with 2013 Washington Achievement Awards, the state’s highest education award. Two schools earned top honors for achievement in more than one category. “Our... [Read more]

Highline Teacher Named a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

Highline Teacher Named a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

Mount View Elementary teacher Jamie Ewing has been named a 2014 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) LearningMedia Digital Innovator. The fifth-grade teacher is the only Washington State educator among the... [Read more]

Highline School District will move 6th Grade to Middle School

Highline School District will move 6th Grade to Middle School

Teacher Ellen Dorr believes moving sixth grade to middle school will have a positive impact on students. The Highline School District announce Friday (April 4) that it will be moving 6th grade to Middle... [Read more]