Education Section

Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park gives $10,066 to Music4Life

Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park gives $10,066 to Music4Life

The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park  this week presented a check for $10,066 to David Endicott, CEO of Highline Music4Life. These funds will help provide instruments for children in our region who... [Read more]

Highline College named among nation’s ‘Top 150’ community colleges

Highline College named among nation’s ‘Top 150’ community colleges

Last week, Highline College was named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. The honor gives Highline the chance to compete for the 2017 Aspen... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue launches pilot program for non-emergency calls

South King Fire & Rescue launches pilot program for non-emergency calls

People call their Fire Department for help with medical emergencies every day – in fact, if you add up the calls received in the Federal Way, Auburn and Des Moines area last year people called 911 nearly... [Read more]

Highline Schools praised as President announces Computer Science Initiative

Highline Schools praised as President announces Computer Science Initiative

The White House cited Highline Public Schools as a leader in computer science education, as President Obama announced in his weekly address a $4 billion plan to give all students across the country the... [Read more]

MaST Center promotes education, installs signs for local crab fishermen

MaST Center promotes education, installs signs for local crab fishermen

Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology Center, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the City of Des Moines Marina recently created multi-lingual signs to help reduce illegal harvesting... [Read more]

No School? Come to the Pool! Special event at Mt. Rainier Pool this Friday

No School? Come to the Pool! Special event at Mt. Rainier Pool this Friday

There is no school for middle and high school students in the Highline School District this Friday, so that means that Mt. Rainier Pool is having another “Not in School? Come to the Pool!”... [Read more]

FREE Financial Aid event to be held at Highline College on Saturday, Jan. 30

FREE Financial Aid event to be held at Highline College on Saturday, Jan. 30

College Bound in the Fall? Now is the time for college-bound students—including qualifying immigrants—to apply for financial aid, and a FREE event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Highline... [Read more]

Public Disclosure Commission rejects Wasson complaint over use of election funds

Public Disclosure Commission rejects Wasson complaint over use of election funds

by Jack Mayne The Washington Public Disclosure Commission rejected a complaint by Donald F. Wasson of Des Moines that the Highline Public School District violated state law when it sent out a brochure... [Read more]

Advertiser Three Tree Montessori School’s Open House is Saturday, Jan. 30

Advertiser Three Tree Montessori School’s Open House is Saturday, Jan. 30

Are you looking for a nearby school which can nurture your child to his or her potential? Advertiser Three Tree Montessori School invites you to visit their upcoming Open House on Saturday, Jan. 30, from... [Read more]

Senator Keiser visits Pacific Middle School, discusses politics with students

Senator Keiser visits Pacific Middle School, discusses politics with students

Contributed by Abigail Gerken, Payton May, Taylor Nelson, Ashley Nyguen, & Polina Worthington Photos by Zoe Cressi and Billien Tesefay Last Wednesday (Jan. 6) 7th and 8th grade Pacific Middle... [Read more]

Highline College to host Martin Luther King Jr. Week celebration Jan. 19-25

Highline College to host Martin Luther King Jr. Week celebration Jan. 19-25

The public is invited to free events and workshops Jan. 19–26, 2016, as Highline College hosts its 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week celebration. United by the theme “Justice: Beyond a Dream,”... [Read more]

JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Job Fair on Thursday, Jan. 14

JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Job Fair on Thursday, Jan. 14

Highline Public Schools will be holding a Job Fair on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 3 – 5:30 p.m. at the Highline Central Office at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien (near Azteca). “Make a difference... [Read more]

Registration for South Highline National Little League begins Jan. 7

Registration for South Highline National Little League begins Jan. 7

Registration for the 2016 season of South Highline National Little League begins Thursday, Jan. 7 for baseball, softball and challenger. In addition, please attend their free winter skills clinics at... [Read more]

Community Conversation with Tyrone Curry Sr. of Highline School Board is Saturday

Community Conversation with Tyrone Curry Sr. of Highline School Board is Saturday

Families and community members are invited to join members of the Highline School Board for a series of conversations at locations across the district, with the next meeting set for this Saturday, Jan.... [Read more]

Update on the Redondo Boardwalk will be at MaST Center this Friday, Jan. 8

Update on the Redondo Boardwalk will be at MaST Center this Friday, Jan. 8

All are welcome to a free update event on the Redondo Boardwalk at the MaST Center this Friday, Jan. 8 from 4 – 6 p.m., featuring Andrew Merges, engineer from the City of Des Moines. As many will recall,... [Read more]

Pacific Middle School Leadership Students to meet with Sen. Keiser Wed.

Pacific Middle School Leadership Students to meet with Sen. Keiser Wed.

Washington State Senator Karen Keiser will meet with over 30 Pacific Middle School students this Wednesday, Jan. 6, to discuss numerous house or senate bills that appealed to students. As part of a two-quarter... [Read more]

‘First Day Fun’ at Saltwater State Park will be this Friday, Jan. 1

‘First Day Fun’ at Saltwater State Park will be this Friday, Jan. 1

Enjoy ‘First Day Fun’ at Saltwater State Park this Friday, Jan. 1, starting at 10 a.m.: 10 a.m.: Nature Walk the Park with Nadine (Meet at the Cabin) 10 a.m. –Noon: Open House: Tour the... [Read more]

New Highline College program aims to combat South King County’s Food Desert

New Highline College program aims to combat South King County’s Food Desert

Andy Satkowski waters the edible garden at Highline College earlier this year. The garden gives students like Satkowski, who is enrolled in the college’s new Urban Agriculture certificate program, hands-on... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awarded over $80,000 in Grants this Fall

Highline Schools Foundation awarded over $80,000 in Grants this Fall

The Highline Schools Foundation awarded $80,472 through 112 classroom grants this Fall. Because of events like the Burien Brat Trot and Oktoberfest, and the generosity of our community, the Foundation... [Read more]

MaST Center’s Holiday Open House will be this Thursday night, Dec. 17

MaST Center’s Holiday Open House will be this Thursday night, Dec. 17

As the festively-decorated Argosy Christmas Ships make their annual trip past Redondo Beach and the MaST Center, join in for a bonfire on the beach or stay warm inside and visit Des Moines’ MaST... [Read more]

Des Moines’ North Hill Elementary named 2015 ‘School of Distinction’

Des Moines’ North Hill Elementary named 2015 ‘School of Distinction’

Des Moines’ North Hill Elementary School has been recognized with the 2015 ‘School of Distinction Award’ after five consecutive years of outstanding improvement in student achievement,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Kennedy Catholic High’s Arts & Crafts Fair will be this Saturday

REMINDER: Kennedy Catholic High’s Arts & Crafts Fair will be this Saturday

REMINDER: Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair will be held this Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please join your Kennedy Catholic High School neighbors as they present their... [Read more]