Tagged with 'Education'

Burien/White Center Rotary presents over $12,000 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary presents over $12,000 in scholarships to local students

The Burien/White Center Rotary presented Scholarships and Service Above Self awards to this year’s recipients at last week’s meeting: Scholarships: Walter O. Carsten Memorial Scholarship,... [Read more]

White Center Heights Elementary earns State’s Top Education Award

White Center Heights Elementary earns State’s Top Education Award

Highline Public Schools announced Monday (April 17) that White Center Heights Elementary School has been honored with a 2016 Washington Achievement Award (WAA) for Math Growth and English Language Arts... [Read more]

Meet our newest Big Picture High School Journalism Intern – Devin Otto

Meet our newest Big Picture High School Journalism Intern – Devin Otto

Please welcome our newest Intern from Burien’s Big Picture High School – Devin Otto: My name is Devin Otto, and I’m a Junior over at Big Picture High School. I’ve been working in the journalism... [Read more]

VIDEO: Teachers/Staff at Southern Heights send message to students

VIDEO: Teachers/Staff at Southern Heights send message to students

Teachers and Staff at Southern Heights Elementary School – located at 11249 14th Ave S. in White Center – greeted students Wednesday morning, Feb. 22, with a “strong message” welcoming... [Read more]

Highline School Board issues strong ‘Statement of Support for All Students’

Highline School Board issues strong ‘Statement of Support for All Students’

Teachers, administrators, and the school board are sending an unequivocal message of support and reassurance to all students and families within Highline Public Schools this week. With a letter from the... [Read more]

Last Open House at Explorer West Middle Schools is this Saturday, Dec. 3!

Last Open House at Explorer West Middle Schools is this Saturday, Dec. 3!

From Advertiser Explorer West Middle School: Ready to learn more about Explorer West Middle School? We welcome you to walk through the blue doors and experience our community! Explorer West will hold... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools graduation rates rise for third consecutive year

Highline Public Schools graduation rates rise for third consecutive year

Highline Public Schools announced Wednesday (Nov. 2) that its graduation rate has risen for the third year in a row, to nearly 75 percent for the Class of 2016. The official graduation rate of 74.8 percent... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools wants area residents to “Get Informed on the School Bond” by attending free and open School Tours & Open Houses this week. “See for yourself,” the district... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/JackMayneonSchoolBond.mp3 It is time to stop requiring the students... [Read more]

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

For the first time in our history, we’ve decided to endorse a political issue – we are encouraging all our Readers to vote “YES” on Proposition No. 1 for Highline Schools on Nov. 8…

Seahawks Lockett, Wright drop in to Cascade Middle School in White Center

Seahawks Lockett, Wright drop in to Cascade Middle School in White Center

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, two Seattle Seahawks paid a special visit to Cascade Middle School in White Center.  This was part of a new digital learning initiative between the NFL and United Way of King... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The White Center Blog nor its staff:] Why I’m voting yes for schools... [Read more]

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; airplane noise; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; airplane noise; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #69 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

All invited to a ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ on Monday, Sept. 19

All invited to a ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ on Monday, Sept. 19

Families, community members, and staff are invited to join Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield at an open community conversation on Monday, Sept. 19, from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Highline... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Dr. Susan Enfield, superintendent of Highline Public Schools, greets a student on the first day of school. The Highline School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for Superintendent... [Read more]

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

By Jack Mayne Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School. A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning,... [Read more]

Burien/White Center Rotary awards $10,800 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary awards $10,800 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary President, Pam Romine (front left) and Scholarship Chair, Dave Hawthorne (right rear) congratulate all the exceptional students who received Scholarships and Service awards at... [Read more]

Highline Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee prioritizes solutions

Highline Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee prioritizes solutions

The Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) is narrowing down a list of solutions for facility concerns facing Highline Public Schools, and on Tuesday (May 31) released their priorities. Initial... [Read more]

Two area schools earn Washington Achievement Awards for Math Growth

Two area schools earn Washington Achievement Awards for Math Growth

Two Highline Public schools have been honored with the 2015 Washington Achievement Awards (WAA) for Math Growth – Hazel Valley Elementary and White Center Heights. The honor is the state’s highest... [Read more]