Education Section

Volunteers clear hundreds of pounds of debris from Redondo Beach area

Volunteers clear hundreds of pounds of debris from Redondo Beach area

Divers Chris Van Damme, left, and Matt Wilson haul out debris collected from Puget Sound waters off Redondo Beach on April 23 as part of a large volunteer effort during Earth Day Pier Clear. Highline College’s... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High senior Osmat Shamdeen wins first-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship

Mt. Rainier High senior Osmat Shamdeen wins first-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship

The first-ever ‘Tinship’ – a $6,000 scholarship funded by Burien’s Tin Room Bar & Theater – was recently awarded to Osmat Shamdeen, a senior at Mount Rainier High School: The... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on school schedule changes

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on school schedule changes

Highline Public Schools is considering some school schedule changes that could affect local families and students, and they are asking for public input on: Changing Friday early release to a different... [Read more]

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

As 9-1-1 National Public Education Month kicks off in April, Seattle Public Library, King County Library System and the King County E-911 program office are partnering for Emery the Emergency Penguin... [Read more]

April 19 Job Fair will focus on Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

April 19 Job Fair will focus on Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

On Tuesday, April 19, Highline College will be hosting another free Job Fair, this time focused on jobs in the supply chain management industry. “Gain knowledge from industry experts and connect... [Read more]

JOBS: Highline College Spring Job Fair will be Monday, April 18

JOBS: Highline College Spring Job Fair will be Monday, April 18

Nearly 70 Employers are set to come to a free Spring Job Fair, to be held at Highline College on Monday, April 18, from 2 – 5 p.m. Meet with 68 local employers from a wide variety of industries looking... [Read more]

Writing talent earns recognition, cash for 10 students at Highline College

Writing talent earns recognition, cash for 10 students at Highline College

“Hello, Kidney Disease” earned Rebekka Paulsen first place in Highline College’s 2016 Student Poetry Contest. Paulsen was one of 60 writers who submitted 113 poems during the contest, which is a... [Read more]

Kids on Spring Break? Take ’em to Mt. Rainier Pool the week of April 4-8!

Kids on Spring Break? Take ’em to Mt. Rainier Pool the week of April 4-8!

Kids on Spring Break? Take ’em to Mt. Rainier Pool for a ‘Splashtacular’ – Five Days of Wet, Wild Fun, from April 4–8! For just $3 per day, kids can frolic and play (and exercise…shhhh!)... [Read more]

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Photo of Dr. Susan Enfield by Scott Schaefer. Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a letter to families this week, clearly inspired by this year’s divisive Presidential... [Read more]

Two Highline College students honored at state awards ceremony

Two Highline College students honored at state awards ceremony

Lisa Candler Fatima Khalil Lisa Candler and Fatima Khalil (pictured above) both earned statewide recognition on Thursday (March 24) for their accomplishments as Highline College students. The two... [Read more]

Note this – Summer Trumpet Camps coming to Highline Community College

Note this – Summer Trumpet Camps coming to Highline Community College

Four Trumpet Camps, taught by Mat Montgomery, a longtime trumpet instructor with a Masters in Orchestral Performance, are coming this summer to the Highline Community College campus. This is a great opportunity... [Read more]

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is featured in this month’s Highline Public Schools’ #HighlineAlum social media campaign. West is a 1985 graduate of Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. West... [Read more]

‘Cyber Defense Competition’ will hack off at Highline College April 1-3

‘Cyber Defense Competition’ will hack off at Highline College April 1-3

College students from around the Pacific Northwest will have the chance to practice thwarting hackers during the annual Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, scheduled for April 1–3, 2016,... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Earth Day Fair will be Friday, April 29 at Saltwater State Park

SAVE THE DATE: Earth Day Fair will be Friday, April 29 at Saltwater State Park

SAVE THE DATE: Earth Day Fair will be held from 9 a.m.M - 2 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at Saltwater State Park. For the past seven years, Washington Service Corps AmeriCorps members and Washington State... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Announces Gold Star Award Nominees

Highline Schools Foundation Announces Gold Star Award Nominees

The Highline Schools Foundation’s annual ‘Gold Star Awards’ nominees were announced on Tuesday, March 8, and will be presented at their annual BASH on Thursday, March 17. Each year,... [Read more]

No school this Friday means it’s time to play at the Mt. Rainier Swimming Pool

No school this Friday means it’s time to play at the Mt. Rainier Swimming Pool

No school this Friday (March 11) makes for a great time to visit the Mt Rainier Pool, where the kids can enjoy swimming in the pool with large chunks of ice! That’s right – LARGE CHUNKS OF ICE! While... [Read more]

Free Health Fair coming to Highline College on Wednesday, March 9

Free Health Fair coming to Highline College on Wednesday, March 9

The public is invited to Highline College’s annual Health Information Fair on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The FREE event will be held in Building 8 on the college’s main campus. Attendees... [Read more]

REMINDER: Got tix yet? The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: Got tix yet? The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival takes place this Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5 at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. It’ll be UNCORKED & UNPLUGGED, with... [Read more]