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Walk the halls of the old Des Moines Elementary one last time on Sat., June 1

Walk the halls of the old Des Moines Elementary one last time on Sat., June 1

All are invited to a farewell Open House on Saturday, June 1 for the current Des Moines Elementary building, which has been a school since 1925, Highline Public Schools announced: “You are welcome... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Take a tour through the new Des Moines Elementary School

PHOTOS: Take a tour through the new Des Moines Elementary School

Courtesy Highline Public Schools comes this photo tour of the new, still under construction Des Moines Elementary School located at 23801 16th Ave South. With passage of the 2016 bond, this new, 700-student... [Read more]

Unity Through Diversity Week will be April 22-26 at Highline College

Unity Through Diversity Week will be April 22-26 at Highline College

The public is invited to celebrate and explore diversity and contemporary social justice issues at Highline College the week of April 22–26, 2019. Now in its 22nd year, Unity Through Diversity Week will... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation donates $3,000 to local music program

Des Moines Legacy Foundation donates $3,000 to local music program

The board of directors of the Des Moines Legacy Foundation voted at their March meeting to approve a $3,000 grant to provide free to low cost music lessons to the Key to Change program in Des Moines... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Reaching for the Stars</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Reaching for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” These... [Read more]

Success Foundation seeking applicants for Apollo Next Giant Leap Student program

Success Foundation seeking applicants for Apollo Next Giant Leap Student program

The Success Foundation – the charitable enterprise of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – announced that they will be sponsoring two teams for the NASA ANGLeS Challenge program as part of the... [Read more]

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

The League of Quiet Skies Voters announced that software developer Chris McCann – best known for his innovative Airnoise.io service that automatically reports users’ aircraft noise complaints –... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High Orchestra and Band Musicians advance to State Contest

Mt. Rainier High Orchestra and Band Musicians advance to State Contest

Photo by Mari Tamura. Congratulations to the Mount Rainier High School Band & Orchestra at the Soundview Region Solo and Ensemble Contest – Saturday, March 9, 2019 was an exciting day!  The winners... [Read more]

Alyssa Konopaski of Des Moines wins Highline College Poetry Contest

Alyssa Konopaski of Des Moines wins Highline College Poetry Contest

“Expect Sadness like Rain” earned Alyssa Konopaski (pictured above) of Des Moines first place in Highline College’s 2019 Student Poetry Contest. Konopaski was one of 53 writers who submitted 106... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking input on new trimester schedule

Highline Public Schools seeking input on new trimester schedule

Highline Public Schools high schools will switch from a two-term semester schedule to a three-term trimester schedule in the fall of 2020, and the district is seeking public input: Students will have five... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Why do barnacles stand on their heads?   What do sea stars like to eat? How do moon snails lay their eggs?  Learn to answer these and other fun questions by volunteering as a Seattle Aquarium Beach... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools releases update about Snow & Make-Up Days

Highline Public Schools releases update about Snow & Make-Up Days

On Friday, Feb. 15, Highline Public Schools released the following FAQ about Snow Days: Wondering when summer break will start this year? Here are answers to some of the questions we’ve seen a lot... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools will start two hours late on Thursday, Feb. 14

Highline Public Schools will start two hours late on Thursday, Feb. 14

Highline Public Schools announced that, due to weather and road conditions, all schools will start two hours late on Thursday, Feb. 14. Buses will stop at alternate bus stops–two hours later than normal. More... [Read more]

All Highline Public Schools will be CLOSED, offices open on Wed., Feb. 13

All Highline Public Schools will be CLOSED, offices open on Wed., Feb. 13

Highline Public Schools announced that all schools will be CLOSED, but offices will be open on Wednesday, Feb. 13. “Many roads in the north end of the district are still impassable, and buses are... [Read more]

All Highline schools & offices will be CLOSED on Tuesday, Feb. 12

All Highline schools & offices will be CLOSED on Tuesday, Feb. 12

Highline Public Schools announced that – due to the ongoing weather and road conditions – all schools and district administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12.  Read More →

Highline Public Schools, offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 11

Highline Public Schools, offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 11

Due to inclement weather, all Highline Public schools and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 11. All scheduled activities, athletic events and meetings are canceled. No transportation... [Read more]