Education Section

Mt. Rainier High student Sarah Jenner serves as Page for Rep. Tina Orwall

Mt. Rainier High student Sarah Jenner serves as Page for Rep. Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall with page Sarah Jenner, Jan. 10th, 2018. Photo courtesy Washington State Legislative Support Services. Sarah Jenner, a student at Mt. Rainier High School, served as a page last week in the... [Read more]

Learn to ‘Wreck Dive’ off Vancouver Island with TLSea Diving Feb. 16-18

Learn to ‘Wreck Dive’ off Vancouver Island with TLSea Diving Feb. 16-18

Learn to “Wreck Dive” off Vancouver Island with TLSea Diving Feb. 16-18! Did you know that the world’s largest underwater artificial reef is just a few hours away off of Vancouver Island? The wrecks... [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]

Highline Public Schools moving start time for high schools to 30 minutes later

Highline Public Schools moving start time for high schools to 30 minutes later

Highline students will be able to hit the snooze in the morning come this fall or next, as Highline Public Schools plans to change high school start times to about 30 minutes later than current start times.... [Read more]

Week of free events on Martin Luther King Jr. begins Jan. 16 at Highline College

Week of free events on Martin Luther King Jr. begins Jan. 16 at Highline College

The public is invited to free events between Jan. 16–19, 2018, as Highline College hosts its 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week celebration. United by the theme “50 Years Later: Dreams vs. Reality,”... [Read more]

Community Police Academy starts March 14; here’s how to sign up

Community Police Academy starts March 14; here’s how to sign up

Together with SeaTac and Burien Police Services, the Community Police Academy program was designed to increase the understanding between citizens and their Police Departments through public education. This... [Read more]

The clock is ticking at TL Sea Diving’s ‘Scuba Christmas Sale’!

The clock is ticking at TL Sea Diving’s ‘Scuba Christmas Sale’!

TL Sea Diving’ last “Special of the week” before Chistmas! Delight the diver (or introduce someone to this great sport) on your Holiday list with a great deal on BCDs, regulators and... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

The Highline Schools Foundation announced Tuesday (Dec. 12) that they awarded $110,550 in grants to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools this December. These funds will support activities... [Read more]

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Highline Public Schools voters will be asked to renew a four-year educational programs and operations levy in February, 2018. The levy is not a new tax. It replaces the current levy, which is set to expire... [Read more]

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton will host talks and conversation with two Islam scholars on Sunday, Dec. 9. Dr. John Morrow and Imam Sheikh Noor-uddin will be joined by Zahra Abidi, Executive Director of Seattle... [Read more]

Des Moines Council honors retiring Highline College President Bermingham

Des Moines Council honors retiring Highline College President Bermingham

By Jack Mayne At the Des Moines Council meeting Thursday (Nov. 30), Mayor Matt Pina honored outgoing Highline College President Jack Bermingham, 68, who is retiring next week after 22 years heading the... [Read more]

Listening sessions planned for Highline College’s Presidential search

Listening sessions planned for Highline College’s Presidential search

As part of its presidential search process, Highline College trustees will hold several listening sessions to learn what community members are looking for in the college’s next leader. In July, Dr. Jack... [Read more]

Help hungry Highline College students on this #GivingTuesday

Help hungry Highline College students on this #GivingTuesday

Too hungry to learn… Students facing food insecurity are more likely to miss classes and suffer academically. According to a survey of a sample of Highline students, 49% of students had struggled with... [Read more]

On #GivingTuesday, please help the local ‘No Kids Left Inside’ cause

On #GivingTuesday, please help the local ‘No Kids Left Inside’ cause

This holiday season, consider a tax-deductible gift that will continue to pay dividends for years: Please help local cause ‘NO KIDS LEFT INSIDE‘ on this #Giving Tuesday! Every kid deserves... [Read more]

Des Moines hosting 6th annual Holiday Cup Taekwondo Tournament Sunday

Des Moines hosting 6th annual Holiday Cup Taekwondo Tournament Sunday

Des Moines will host the 6th Annual Holiday Cup Taekwondo Tournament this Sunday, Nov. 19 at Highline College. Since 1988, Taekwondo has been one of the principal sports of the Summer Olympic Games. Known... [Read more]

North Hill residents can learn about their new high school neighbors Nov. 16

North Hill residents can learn about their new high school neighbors Nov. 16

Do you live in Des Moines’ North Hill neighborhood or have students at North Hill Elementary? Come to a community meeting if you have questions about what it will be like when Highline High School... [Read more]

Holiday Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Nov. 25

Holiday Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Nov. 25

Don’t miss the ‘Team Swish’ 2017 Holiday Gift Bazaar, to be held Saturday, Nov. 25 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Shop with crafters, artists and local small businesses. Enjoy... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time lapse of cougar skull being, um…cleaned at MaST Center

VIDEO: Time lapse of cougar skull being, um…cleaned at MaST Center

The good folks at Des Moines’ MaST Center want to thank everyone for “making Fear on the Pier awesome,” and are offering as a reward this time lapse video of a cougar skull that was being... [Read more]

Community will be called on to help with Highline College’s presidential search

Community will be called on to help with Highline College’s presidential search

As many as eight members of the South King County community will be asked to serve on a subcommittee to help in the search to replace Dr. Jack Bermingham, who retired earlier this year as Highline College... [Read more]

Haunted Highline: Where to find ‘Real’ local Ghosts and Hauntings

Haunted Highline: Where to find ‘Real’ local Ghosts and Hauntings

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a rerun of a story originally posted in in 2010: By Joanne Dyer You know random and creepy bits of trivia about buildings you’ve never been in. You’re dying to see George... [Read more]