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Zenith Holland this Saturday: Put life back into your soil on March 28!

Zenith Holland this Saturday: Put life back into your soil on March 28!

Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens is hosting an informative talk, titled “Put Life Back Into Your Soil” this Saturday, March 28, in Des Moines. The presentation will... [Read more]

Workshops scheduled for potential school board candidates; Burien one is May 5

Workshops scheduled for potential school board candidates; Burien one is May 5

The Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) announced that it will hold a series of 14 free workshops throughout Washington – including Tuesday, May 5 in Burien – to encourage... [Read more]

Highline Public School’s newest buildings rate higher than state standards

Highline Public School’s newest buildings rate higher than state standards

The results of a recently completed, state-required evaluation show all 13 Highline Public Schools funded with 2002 and 2006 bonds exceed standards for buildings of their age laid out by the Office of... [Read more]

Double down on local kids at ‘Casino Night’ fundraiser this Saturday, March 21

Double down on local kids at ‘Casino Night’ fundraiser this Saturday, March 21

Casino Night – coming this Saturday, March 21 – will be a chance for the community to double down on the development of great kids while enjoying great food and entertainment, says the president of... [Read more]

Highline College to host Cyber Defense Competition event on March 21-22

Highline College to host Cyber Defense Competition event on March 21-22

College students from around the Pacific Northwest will have the chance to practice thwarting hackers during the 8th Annual Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on March 21–22, at Highline... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces Gold Star Award nominees

Highline Schools Foundation announces Gold Star Award nominees

And the Nominees Are …  Each year, the Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for its prestigious and much-anticipated Gold Star Awards. This... [Read more]

Tukwila’s Foster High School Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary March 21

Tukwila’s Foster High School Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary March 21

The Bulldog community will honor the past, present, and future with a dance- and music-filled evening on Saturday, March 21. In 1915, the United States was on the brink of entering World War I, the 47th... [Read more]

Nina McLemore Trunk Show benefits Highline Music4Life

Nina McLemore Trunk Show benefits Highline Music4Life

The Music4Life™ initiative – including the local version called “Highline Music4Life” – has won corporate support from New York-based Nina McLemore, the clothing line for executive and... [Read more]

‘Monthly conversation’ meetings with school Superintendent start March 26

‘Monthly conversation’ meetings with school Superintendent start March 26

Families and community members are invited to join Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield for a series of monthly conversations at schools across the district, with the first set for Thursday,... [Read more]

Highline College seeking distinguished alumni for annual award

Highline College seeking distinguished alumni for annual award

Highline College is seeking nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award, which honors former students who have made notable achievements in their profession or community. Highline began the award... [Read more]

Highline School Board seeking candidates for District 3 open seat

Highline School Board seeking candidates for District 3 open seat

After the resignation of Susan Goding, the Highline Public Schools Board of Directors is soliciting candidates to fill the position of Director District 3…

LETTER: Local Mom writes a letter to her son, who committed suicide in 2010

LETTER: Local Mom writes a letter to her son, who committed suicide in 2010

[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:] On September 28, 2010 my son killed... [Read more]

Celebration of Service for School Board Member Susan Goding will be Wednesday

Celebration of Service for School Board Member Susan Goding will be Wednesday

The Highline Public Schools Board of Directors is inviting community members, families, and staff to attend a Celebration of Service for School Board member Susan Goding on Wednesday, March 4. As we previously... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7

Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began next Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. For the past decade, the Des Moines Rotary... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High School put into lockdown, evacuated Friday morning

Mt. Rainier High School put into lockdown, evacuated Friday morning

A phone call bomb threat put Mt. Rainier High School into lockdown mode Friday morning, Feb. 27, according to Sgt. Doug Jenkins of the Des Moines Police Department. “At 8 a.m. police received a phone... [Read more]

Highline College holding Health Care Job Fair on Wednesday, March 4

Highline College holding Health Care Job Fair on Wednesday, March 4

Highline College will be holding a Health Care Job Fair on Wednesday, March 4, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Building 8. Health care employers will be recruiting for part-time, full-time, on–call and... [Read more]

Got your tix yet? Only 15 days remaining until the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Got your tix yet? Only 15 days remaining until the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

You are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium March 6-7! To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing! Proceeds... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation seeking nominations for Gold Star Awards

Highline Schools Foundation seeking nominations for Gold Star Awards

The Highline Schools Foundation is seeking nominations for this year’s Gold Star Awards, the theme of which will be “Own Your Impact,” and with the big event set for Friday, April 17. The deadline... [Read more]