Education Section

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

The City of Des Moines wants to build a shared vision for the future, and are asking residents to help direct the Comprehensive Plan Update by giving feedback via an online survey. The Comprehensive... [Read more]

‘Waste Reduction Grants’ awarded to Midway & North Hill Elementary Schools

‘Waste Reduction Grants’ awarded to Midway & North Hill Elementary Schools

The Des Moines City Council, along with Recology CleanScapes, recently awarded ‘Waste Reduction Grants’ to Midway and North Hill Elementary Schools. Teachers, students, and parents at Midway... [Read more]

Learn Wreath Making this Saturday at Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines

Learn Wreath Making this Saturday at Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines

Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines will hold their terrific annual Wreath Making Class this Saturday, Nov. 22. It starts at 11 a.m. and the cost is $49.95. You’ll... [Read more]

Interested in Volunteering at the MaST Center? Orientation meeting is Saturday

Interested in Volunteering at the MaST Center? Orientation meeting is Saturday

Interested in becoming a Volunteer Interpreter at the MaST Center? Enjoy working with animals or want to learn how? Not afraid to get your hands wet? Want to learn about the life and environment of the... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is our first amendment right to have the privilege to speak our mind’

LETTER: ‘It is our first amendment right to have the privilege to speak our mind’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] FREEDOM OF SPEECH This country was... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] OPPOSITION STATEMENT TO THE HIGHLINE... [Read more]

Highline College student-athletes excel on and off the field

Highline College student-athletes excel on and off the field

Highline College Athletics was honored as one of the top five schools in the 2014 Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Academic President’s Cup for academic performances of student-athletes and third... [Read more]

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

King County Elections released the sixth round of results for Tuesday’s general election on Friday afternoon (Nov. 7), and the Highline School District Bond, while breaking the 58% barrier, will likely... [Read more]

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

UPDATE NOV. 5 7:44 p.m.: The third round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election were released Wednesday (Nov. 5) evening at 7:40 p.m., and Proposition 1, the Highline School District... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election have been released, and the early tallies show that one of the more contentious local issues – Proposition 1, the Highline School... [Read more]

Karlene Petitt to speak about motivational forces behind airline career Nov. 12

Karlene Petitt to speak about motivational forces behind airline career Nov. 12

Local resident Karlene Petitt is not only a wife, mother and grandmother – she is also a commercial airline pilot, a motivational speaker as well as the author of the two aviation thrillers, “Flight... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bond…’

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bond…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor: I am writing to support... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] I grew up in the Highline School District... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] This country was founded by declaring,... [Read more]

Learn about ‘State of the Puget Sound’ at MaST Center on Saturday, Nov. 1

Learn about ‘State of the Puget Sound’ at MaST Center on Saturday, Nov. 1

The MaST Center will host its monthly Science on the Sound speaker series with Leihla Scharlau from the Citizen Action Training School, giving an update on the “State of the Puget Sound” on Saturday,... [Read more]

Highline College hosting free Fall Job Fair on Thursday, Oct. 30

Highline College hosting free Fall Job Fair on Thursday, Oct. 30

Highline College will be hosting a free Fall Job Fair on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Building 8 on their main campus. “Meet with more than 50 local employers looking to fill thousands... [Read more]

Advertiser Wesley Homes announces new ‘LIFE’ Program

Advertiser Wesley Homes announces new ‘LIFE’ Program

Advertiser Wesley Homes Retirement Communities and Home Health Services has announced a new program called LIFE (Learning is ForEver), which features quarterly college courses on their Des Moines campus. Known... [Read more]

Help fight sex trafficking by watching ‘Rape For Profit’ film on Oct. 16

Help fight sex trafficking by watching ‘Rape For Profit’ film on Oct. 16

“Rape For Profit” is a critically-acclaimed documentary that exposes the reality of sex trafficking in the Seattle area, will be shown on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Wesley Terrace. Human trafficking... [Read more]