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Parkside Elementary School put into lockdown Friday afternoon

Parkside Elementary School put into lockdown Friday afternoon

Parkside Elementary School, located at 2104 South 247th Street in Des Moines, was put into lockdown mode on Friday afternoon, Jan. 23, according to police. Children were not allowed to leave the school... [Read more]

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

Below is raw audio of Thursday night’s (Jan. 22) Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall meeting, held from 6- 7:30 p.m. at the Highline High School Library. Between 50-60 people were in attendance... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

The Highline Schools Foundation announced several new scholarship opportunities on Thursday, Jan. 22. “The Highline Schools Foundation strives to be a bridge to opportunity for Highline Public School... [Read more]

‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ at MaST Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18

‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ at MaST Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18

A gathering called ‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the MaST Center, and all are invited. “We welcome community members... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High parents on alert after student abducted last week

Mt. Rainier High parents on alert after student abducted last week

On Tuesday (Jan. 20), a letter was sent home to parents of Mt. Rainier High School students, warning them of two recent incidents – one of which was an actual abduction attempt. The abduction happened... [Read more]

Rep. Tina Orwell sponsors bill to increase tobacco age limit to 21

Rep. Tina Orwell sponsors bill to increase tobacco age limit to 21

by Jack Mayne Des Moines state Rep. Tina Orwall is the state House sponsor of a measure that would make Washington the first state to raise the legal age for purchasing and possessing tobacco and vapor... [Read more]

Highline College holding inaugural Latino Summit Feb. 10-11

Highline College holding inaugural Latino Summit Feb. 10-11

Highline College will host its first Latino Summit from Feb. 10–11, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The two-day summit will bring together students from Highline College and local high schools, as well as... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be March 6-7 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be March 6-7 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

SAVE THE DATE: The 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline Public Schools Super invites all to Town Hall meeting Thurs.

LETTER: Highline Public Schools Super invites all to Town Hall meeting Thurs.

[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:] An invitation to all Highline Community... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragga Puget Sound Weather Geek Good Weekend everyone! Mother nature sure must hate weekends, because we’re... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board President shares concerns about misinformation

LETTER: Highline School Board President shares concerns about misinformation

[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:] January 14, 2015 Dear Highline Community: As... [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]

Highline bond issue proponent complains of violations of  disclosure law

Highline bond issue proponent complains of violations of disclosure law

EDITOR’S NOTE: This report was updated on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 by Jack Mayne The Highline Citizens for Schools has filed a complaint with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission claiming the... [Read more]

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

The Highline Historical Society will be hosting a “Now and Then” presentation by popular documentary photographers/historians/authors Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard on Saturday, Jan. 24, starting at... [Read more]

‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Des Moines Historical Society will be Feb. 11

‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Des Moines Historical Society will be Feb. 11

A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Des Moines Historical Society will be Wednesday night, Feb. 11 at Mt. Rainier High School. Filmmakers... [Read more]

Free income tax preparation available at Highline College starting Jan. 14

Free income tax preparation available at Highline College starting Jan. 14

Highline College has partnered with United Way of King County to host free tax preparation services to the public, and will be offering services from Jan. 14 – April 18. Households that make less than... [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 Waterland Blog nor its staff:] A Response to John Castronover’s... [Read more]

Highline College to commemorate life, vision of MLK with events and workshops

Highline College to commemorate life, vision of MLK with events and workshops

The public is invited to free events and workshops from Jan. 20–23, as Highline College hosts its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week. Presenters will focus on the theme “Many Faces: Responsibility,... [Read more]