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Enrollment drop at Highline Public Schools leads to cutting of 15 teachers

Enrollment drop at Highline Public Schools leads to cutting of 15 teachers

On Friday, Sept. 21, Highline Public Schools announced that they are starting the 2018-19 school year with 700 students fewer than projected, which means that – because the state funds school districts... [Read more]

REMINDER: New Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ will be Sat., Sept. 29

REMINDER: New Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ will be Sat., Sept. 29

REMINDER: A new Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ event will be held at Gregory Heights Elementary in collaboration with the Highline Council PTSA and the Highline Special Needs PTA... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13% for 2018-19

Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13% for 2018-19

Under a tentative agreement reached with the Highline Education Association this week, Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13 percent for the 2018-19 school year, the district announced. In... [Read more]

Smith, Cantwell secure funding for Highline School District noise mitigation

Smith, Cantwell secure funding for Highline School District noise mitigation

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), the ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Commerce Aviation Operations, Safety, & Security... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Hola and Ni Hao! WorldKids early learning immersion program comes to Burien

Hola and Ni Hao! WorldKids early learning immersion program comes to Burien

The award-winning WorldKids language immersion preschool program will soon open their sixth location at a convenient central Burien address. They are currently enrolling for their planned fall 2018 opening,... [Read more]

Marvista Elementary wins $20,000 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Award

Marvista Elementary wins $20,000 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Award

Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks recently awarded Marvista Elementary School in Normandy Park with the 2017 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® “MVP Award.” The $20,000 education grant will fund... [Read more]

Local Rotarians pass out dictionaries to every third grader Wednesday

Local Rotarians pass out dictionaries to every third grader Wednesday

Members of the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park passed out dictionaries to every third grader in Des Moines and Normandy Park on Wednesday, Jan. 10. This is just one of the many great things... [Read more]

Marvista Elementary Teacher honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Marvista Elementary Teacher honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks honored Marvista Elementary School teacher Jennevieve Acosta as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” this week. Seattle Seahawks Running Back C. J. Prosise was on hand... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

[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. This Letter comes from the Correspondence... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Shorewood Christian School offers 5% discount to new Middle School Families

Shorewood Christian School offers 5% discount to new Middle School Families

Shorewood Christian School recently announced a 5% discount in tuition for families that are new to the school with 6th, 7th, or 8th graders. The move is to introduce families to the benefits specifically... [Read more]