Education Section

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]

Open House for Big Change Recovery Battlefield Addiction will be Aug. 31

Open House for Big Change Recovery Battlefield Addiction will be Aug. 31

OPEN HOUSE—BIG CHANGE RECOVERY BATTLEFIELD ADDICTION 26857 16TH AVE, DES MOINES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 4:30-7:30 P.M. INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY Park across the street behind the old Ace hardware,... [Read more]

VIDEO: See who won FREE tickets to the Aug. 27 Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest!

VIDEO: See who won FREE tickets to the Aug. 27 Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest!

Congrats to Jeff High of Burien for winning two free tickets to the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park’s ‘Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival’ which will be held on Saturday,... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov.... [Read more]

North Hill Elementary’s Nancy Melius selected as ‘Distinguished Principal’

North Hill Elementary’s Nancy Melius selected as ‘Distinguished Principal’

The Elementary School Principals Association of Washington has named North Hill Elementary Principal Nancy Melius as the South King Region Elementary Principal of the Year for 2016. Melius just completed... [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]

REMINDER: Learn to Scuba Dive at TL Sea Diving’s ‘Discover Pool Night’ July 21!

REMINDER: Learn to Scuba Dive at TL Sea Diving’s ‘Discover Pool Night’ July 21!

REMINDER: Advertiser TL Sea Diving’s Discover Pool Night will be Thursday, July 21! Looking for your next great adventure – how about Scuba Diving? Come on out to TL Sea Diving’s Discover Pool... [Read more]

JOBS: Free Job Fair will be at Highline College on Wednesday, July 13

JOBS: Free Job Fair will be at Highline College on Wednesday, July 13

A Free Job Fair will be held at Highline College from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13. More than 60 employers are expected at this event, to be held in Building 8 on the main campus. “Meet... [Read more]

PODCAST: Gunshot puts campus into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode; Jack Mayne…

PODCAST: Gunshot puts campus into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode; Jack Mayne…

Here’s episode #57 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 decide July 20 on November bond issue election

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on November bond issue election

By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [Read more]

Five Highline College employees win awards

Five Highline College employees win awards

Five faculty and staff members at Highline College have recently won awards recognizing their professional excellence and achievements. The award winners are Arline Garcia and Michael Girvin, both of Seattle;... [Read more]

Sound of gunshot puts Highline College into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode Tuesday

Sound of gunshot puts Highline College into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode Tuesday

Late Tuesday afternoon (June 21), Highline College was put into emergency ‘Shelter-in-Place’ status as a response to what sounded like a single gunshot being fired in/from the northwest part of the... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. SAVE THE DATE: The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park is rallying its members, sponsors and the surrounding communities for the annual... [Read more]

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee recommends Bond to build new schools

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee recommends Bond to build new schools

Thirty-nine Highline parents, students, and community members spent the last 10 months studying and deliberating about the need to improve or replace schools in Highline, and this week they recommended... [Read more]

Advertiser TL Sea Diving’s ‘Discover Pool Night’ will be Thursday, July 21

Advertiser TL Sea Diving’s ‘Discover Pool Night’ will be Thursday, July 21

Advertiser TL Sea Diving’s Discover Pool Night will be Thursday, July 21! Looking for your next great adventure – how about Scuba Diving? Come on out to TL Sea Diving’s Discover Pool Night on Thursday, July... [Read more]

Come watch a live stream from research crew off Oregon coast at MaST Saturday

Come watch a live stream from research crew off Oregon coast at MaST Saturday

This Saturday, June 18, starting at 12:30 p.m. at the MaST Center, there will be a real-time streaming event from the EV Nautilus and her two ROV submersibles which are currently about 150 miles off... [Read more]

JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Job Fair on Monday, June 20

JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Job Fair on Monday, June 20

Highline Public Schools is holding a Job Fair on Monday, June 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Here are the details: WHEN: Monday, June 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. WHERE: ERAC Building, 15675 Ambaum SW, Burien,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding forum on Youth Violence Tuesday, June 14

Highline Public Schools holding forum on Youth Violence Tuesday, June 14

Highline Public Schools will be holding an open, public meeting about addressing issues behind recent incidents of youth involved in gun violence in our community on Tuesday, June 14, from 7 – 8:30... [Read more]