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Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Public Schools is looking for community members to help complete the district’s long-range facilities plan, monitor the progress of school construction, and assist with planning boundary adjustments. If... [Read more]

Highline Premier FC tryouts for boys & girls born in 2006-7 start April 25

Highline Premier FC tryouts for boys & girls born in 2006-7 start April 25

Highline Premier FC has had fantastic tryouts for all age groups up to this point and formed some solid teams for the 2017/18 season, and next up are for girls and boys born in 2006 and 2007 with tryouts... [Read more]

Chinook Middle School receives $5,000 grant for ‘Bots Builds Brains’ program

Chinook Middle School receives $5,000 grant for ‘Bots Builds Brains’ program

The Design & Engineering program at SeaTac’s Chinook Middle School is getting a helping hand thanks to a $5,000 CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant for their B3 program. The program –... [Read more]

Local filmmaker Steve Edmiston at Burien Film Office Happy Hour Tues., April 4

Local filmmaker Steve Edmiston at Burien Film Office Happy Hour Tues., April 4

Local filmmaker Steve Edmiston will present “Adventures in the (short) film trade: lessons learned from the brave new world of independent film development, finance, and distribution” at the next... [Read more]

Proceeds from March 3 & 4 Poverty Bay Wine Festival will go to Music4Life

Proceeds from March 3 & 4 Poverty Bay Wine Festival will go to Music4Life

Wine, music and a great cause – the annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival – presented this year on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at the Des Moines Beach Park Event Center – is proud to be donating... [Read more]

Ugandan Chess Champ Phiona Musei will be at SeaTac Community Center Thurs.

Ugandan Chess Champ Phiona Musei will be at SeaTac Community Center Thurs.

Phiona Musei – the Ugandan Chess Champion featured in the Disney film “Queen of Katwe” – will be making an appearance at the SeaTac Community Center this Thursday, Jan. 19. Doors will... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24

Highline Public Schools holding Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24

Highline Public Schools will be holding an Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from at 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Pacific Middle School in Des Moines. Here’s more info: Pause Before You Post.... [Read more]

SeaTac’s Valley View Library re-opens this Saturday

SeaTac’s Valley View Library re-opens this Saturday

After an interior refreshment, featuring more public computers, new shelving, and updated technology and fixtures, SeaTac’s Valley View Library re-opens this Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. More info... [Read more]

JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Winter Job Fair this Friday, Dec. 16

JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Winter Job Fair this Friday, Dec. 16

Highline Public Schools will be holding a Winter Job Fair on Friday, Dec. 16: “We are hiring for all positions!” Winter Job Fair Highline Public Schools Central Office 15675 Ambaum SW, Burien,... [Read more]

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

Highline Public Schools announced early Friday morning (Dec. 9, 2016) that all schools will open at their regularly scheduled time, with early release as scheduled. However, due to the weather conditions,... [Read more]

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8, the district announced Wednesday night. a Some have been concerned about a possible snow storm moving in, but the latest... [Read more]

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #77 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]

Highline School Board to hold public hearings on Tyee and Evergreen Schools

Highline School Board to hold public hearings on Tyee and Evergreen Schools

The Highline School Board will be holding public hearings on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1, as part of the process of reunifying Evergreen High School and Tyee High School. To facilitate reunification, the school... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Bond will pass with 65.12% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Bond will pass with 65.12% approval

On Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 9), King County Elections released the second round of results for Tuesday’s General Election. With 31,783 ballots now counted, it looks like the Highline School Bond... [Read more]

A report from the Washington State Council of the Blind Convention in SeaTac

A report from the Washington State Council of the Blind Convention in SeaTac

Story & Photos by Pam Fernald On Friday, Nov. 4, I had the pleasure of presenting the opening ‘welcome to SeaTac’ remarks at the Washington Council of the Blind Convention, which was held at the... [Read more]

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Photos courtesy Nancy Tosta On Tuesday night, Nov. 1, the Port of Seattle held a Community Meeting and Open House on its proposed Flight Corridor Safety Program, which is intended to remove around 3,000... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff:] Dear Friends, I sat down today to fill... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media is an active member of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday (Oct. 21) that it is endorsing Prop.... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools wants cities to impose impact fees

Highline Public Schools wants cities to impose impact fees

By Jack Mayne The Highline School District has asked all the cities it serves – including Des Moines – to approve school impact fees to help it build funds to upgrade and replace aging and outdated... [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]