Tagged with 'Education'

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10’

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10’

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says “Vote YES for Schools by February 10”: Ballots must be mailed by Tuesday to count in the February 10 election. Vote YES for on the school... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Where will the money come from?’

LETTER: ‘Where will the money come from?’

[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:] WHERE WILL THE MONEY COME FROM? It is... [Read more]

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 SeaTac Blog nor its staff:] A Response to John Castronover’s Letter... [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]

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]

Highline Public Schools to fund full-day Kindergarten at all schools

Highline Public Schools to fund full-day Kindergarten at all schools

Highline Public Schools announced Thursday (May 23) that it will fund tuition-free full-day kindergarten at all schools starting this fall, regardless of the amount the state legislature allocates to full-day... [Read more]

Highline School District proposes update to school safety and security program

Highline School District proposes update to school safety and security program

The Highline School District announced Tuesday (May 14) that “more extensive staff training and strong coordination with local law enforcement are the hallmarks of a proposal to improve safety and... [Read more]

Global Connections students paying it forward to elementary students

Global Connections students paying it forward to elementary students

In SeaTac, Global Connections High School students are teaming up with Cedarbrook Lodge to educate fifth graders from Bow Lake Elementary on childhood obesity, anti-bullying and classroom etiquette. The... [Read more]

Learn About Law Enforcement at ‘Police Citizens Academy’ Starting March 20

Learn About Law Enforcement at ‘Police Citizens Academy’ Starting March 20

The Police Citizens Academy is a 12-week session offered free to residents of SeaTac, to help educate the public about the police department and to increase understanding between citizens and police. The... [Read more]

Highline One of Seven School Districts to Win $40 Million ‘Race to the Top’ Grant

Highline One of Seven School Districts to Win $40 Million ‘Race to the Top’ Grant

Highline Public Schools is one of seven King County districts to win a share of $40 million in federal “Race to the Top” funds, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday (Dec. 11). Highline,... [Read more]

SeaTac Teacher Honored as American Sign Language Teacher of the Year

SeaTac Teacher Honored as American Sign Language Teacher of the Year

Joani Bishop, American Sign Language (ASL) teacher at SeaTac’s Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment (ACE), was honored by her peers as ASL Teacher of the Year…

Inside the ‘Lancer Nation’: Kennedy Catholic High School Revealed

Inside the ‘Lancer Nation’: Kennedy Catholic High School Revealed

Would your teen benefit from a Catholic high school education? Just what has been going on inside that nice beige building off of First Ave South in Burien? How did last year’s graduating class... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Now Accepting Excel Grant Applications

Highline Schools Foundation Now Accepting Excel Grant Applications

Tonni Best, Math Coach at Chinook Middle School, received $203 from the Foundation to purchase chess boards, dice, and decks of cards to help students with overall number sense, logical thinking and problem-solving... [Read more]

Highline Teacher Darcy Smith Selected as Regional Teacher of the Year

Highline Teacher Darcy Smith Selected as Regional Teacher of the Year

Left to right: HPS Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, Darcy Smith, Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati. Photo courtesy Highline School District. Darcy Smith, a sixth grade literacy teacher at SeaTac’s... [Read more]

Students Graduate from SeaTac’s ‘Laws and Paws’ School

Students Graduate from SeaTac’s ‘Laws and Paws’ School

The 4th Laws and Paws class graduated 5 more students and their canine charges May 31 at Chinook Middle School in SeaTac. This unique and popular after-school program for students was spearheaded by Officer Karen Davy…

Odyssey High School Designated an ‘Innovative School’

Odyssey High School Designated an ‘Innovative School’

Students at Odyssey High School will not be required starting this fall to earn “traditional credits and graduation requirements,” but instead will be expected to demonstrate mastery of core... [Read more]

Dr. Susan Enfield ‘Thrilled, Honored’ with Chance to Lead Highline Schools

Dr. Susan Enfield ‘Thrilled, Honored’ with Chance to Lead Highline Schools

Dr. Susan Enfield at the press conference announcing her acceptancs of the Highline School District Superintendent job Tuesday, Feb. 28. Story & Photos by Ralph Nichols Saying she is “thrilled and... [Read more]

Port of Seattle illegally gave Aviation High School $13.6 million

Port of Seattle illegally gave Aviation High School $13.6 million

by Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle illegally gave the Highline School District $13.6 million for the construction and operation of Aviation High School. “The Port is not authorized to contribute funding... [Read more]

‘We Can Move from Really Good to Really Great’ – Superintendent Candidate Garcia

‘We Can Move from Really Good to Really Great’ – Superintendent Candidate Garcia

by Jack Mayne The second of three finalist candidates for a new Highline School District superintendent told an audience of about 75 people Thursday night (Feb. 23) that he would not make a decision to... [Read more]