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Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

On Friday (June 8), Highline Public Schools threw a long-bomb touchdown of a party for graduating seniors, who jammed the Museum of Flight in Tukwila to celebrate their milestone with none other than Seattle... [Read more]

Ground broken for new Des Moines Elementary School Friday afternoon

Ground broken for new Des Moines Elementary School Friday afternoon

Photos courtesy Highline Public Schools District officials, architects and project staff broke ground for a new Des Moines Elementary School at Zenith Park on Friday, June 8. This is the second groundbreaking... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools warns of possible threat to Mt. Rainier High Wednesday

Highline Public Schools warns of possible threat to Mt. Rainier High Wednesday

Highline Public Schools issued a warning Tuesday evening, June 5, about a threat to Mount Rainier High School on Wednesday, June 6. Far as we can recall, this is the first such warning ever issued by the... [Read more]

Pacific Middle School Wind Ensemble takes gold at World Heritage Music Festival

Pacific Middle School Wind Ensemble takes gold at World Heritage Music Festival

Congrats to Pacific Middle School’s Wind Ensemble, who took home the gold at the World Heritage Music Festival in San Francisco! The ensemble of 27 students were awarded 1st Place in the Middle School... [Read more]

Dr. John Mosby named new President of Highline College

Dr. John Mosby named new President of Highline College

Dr. John Mosby has been named the next president of Highline College, as unanimously determined by the college’s Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 31. He is slated to start at Highline in July, 2018. “Our... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier Teacher Stephanie Nelson wins James Madison Fellowship

Mt. Rainier Teacher Stephanie Nelson wins James Madison Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation announced recently that it has selected 52 James Madison Fellows for 2018 – including Stephanie Nelson of Mt. Rainier High School – in its 27th annual... [Read more]

UW landscape architecture students design new reef for Redondo Beach

UW landscape architecture students design new reef for Redondo Beach

The following story is courtesy UW News: A UW landscape architecture student’s illustration of part of an artificial reef to be built at Washington’s Redondo Beach dive area. UW students are working... [Read more]

Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

On Wednesday, May 23, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, to provide for noise mitigation for the Highline School... [Read more]

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars announces 2018 scholarship winners

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars announces 2018 scholarship winners

The winners of the 2018 Des Moines Dollars for Scholars were recently honored at a scholarship awards ceremony held at the Des Moines Yacht Club. The theme of this year’s ceremony was “Share the Vision”... [Read more]

Mount Rainier High School celebrates successful musicians

Mount Rainier High School celebrates successful musicians

Mount Rainier High School is celebrating its saxophone quintet – Matthew Benedict, Nghia Nguyen, Liem Nguyen, Ian Benedict, and Jessica Kleebauer – who qualified for the Washington Music Educators’s... [Read more]

Former Blog Intern Devin Otto working on documentary about homeless youth

Former Blog Intern Devin Otto working on documentary about homeless youth

Former B-Town/Waterland Blog Intern Devin Otto – now a senior at Big Picture High School – has recently been working on a documentary on queer youth experiencing homelessness, and here’s an... [Read more]

Three finalists named for Highline College Presidency gig

Three finalists named for Highline College Presidency gig

Next week, three finalists will bid to become the next president of Highline College: Dr. Lisa Avery Dr. Justin Guillory Dr. John Mosby All were selected by the Highline College Board of Trustees as... [Read more]

Demolition Day marks launch of major renovation at Highline College

Demolition Day marks launch of major renovation at Highline College

Pictured from left: Board of Trustees Chair Debrena Jackson Gandy, Trustee Sili Savusa, Trustee Dan Altmayer, Rep. Kristine Reeves, Interim President Jeff Wagnitz and Trustee Bob Roegner. Rep. Reeves and... [Read more]

Big Picture Senior’s ‘Low Tide Music Festival’ coming to Beach Park June 2

Big Picture Senior’s ‘Low Tide Music Festival’ coming to Beach Park June 2

Poster by Anna Moore As his Senior Project, Big Picture High School student Alex Heindel is producing the ‘Low Tide Music Festival,’ an all ages, FREE music festival in the Des Moines Beach... [Read more]

Give BIG so that local Elementary School students can Shine Bright

Give BIG so that local Elementary School students can Shine Bright

By Katalia Alexander The bell rings at 1:40 p.m., and students flood the halls of Hazel Valley Elementary School, eager to get home and enjoy the weekend. For twenty students however, the day isn’t... [Read more]

Next Highline Public Schools Boundary Change meetings will be May 9 & 23

Next Highline Public Schools Boundary Change meetings will be May 9 & 23

Highline Public Schools community-led committee charged with recommending school boundary changes will incorporate suggestions from the community into a second draft of their plan – and also consider... [Read more]

Parent Suicide Prevention Training will be May 3 at Mt. Rainier High School

Parent Suicide Prevention Training will be May 3 at Mt. Rainier High School

A Parent Suicide Prevention Training Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 3, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Mount Rainier High School Library. Come learn and receive resources to identify warning signs... [Read more]

May 7 demolition to mark launch of Highline College building renovation

May 7 demolition to mark launch of Highline College building renovation

Rendering courtesy McGranahan Architects. Students seeking in-demand health care careers can look forward to learning in a state-of-the-art facility on Highline College’s main campus, marked by a demolition... [Read more]

7 things you (maybe) didn’t know about internships + how to get one this summer

7 things you (maybe) didn’t know about internships + how to get one this summer

From Advertiser the Port of Seattle: For high school student Bryanna Bui, two consecutive summer internships at Pier 69 and Sea-Tac airport improved her confidence through writing projects, event planning... [Read more]

Council hears from citizens’ committee on changes to school boundaries

Council hears from citizens’ committee on changes to school boundaries

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council at their Thursday (April 12) meeting unanimously approved placing a resolution on its April 26th agenda objecting to a Highline School District proposal to change... [Read more]