Education Section

Chess4Life event will be this Wednesday, Aug. 22

Chess4Life event will be this Wednesday, Aug. 22

A ‘Chess4Life’ event will happen in Des Moines this Wednesday, Aug. 22: Children’s Home Society of Washington, Washington State Association (WSA) of Head Start and Early Childhood Education... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

On Friday, Aug. 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its first-ever ‘State of Our Schools’ luncheon, featuring Tukwila School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Judith K. Berry,... [Read more]

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

‘StormFest’ is an interactive stormwater science focused educational festival for 6th grade students in the Highline School District, and it’s coming to Des Moines Beach Park on Oct.... [Read more]

Pollinator Meadow Seeding at Sonju Orchard will be Saturday, Aug. 11

Pollinator Meadow Seeding at Sonju Orchard will be Saturday, Aug. 11

All are invited to come to the Sonju Orchard and Community Garden in Des Moines to learn more about native pollinators and the habitat that supports them on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. – Noon. During... [Read more]

Hoops4Life Basketball/Skills Camp will be at Mt. Rainier High School July 23-27

Hoops4Life Basketball/Skills Camp will be at Mt. Rainier High School July 23-27

BASKETBALL/LIFE SKILLS CAMP!!!! @ Mount Rainier High School Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27 This camp started in West Seattle in 1998 for the purpose of creating an affordable camp that would raise... [Read more]

JOBS: John Knox Community Preschool looking to hire Preschool Teachers

JOBS: John Knox Community Preschool looking to hire Preschool Teachers

John Knox Community Preschool is seeking Christ loving, kid focused teachers/assistants for 2 part time morning positions for the 2018/2019 school year. Candidates should be experienced in creating a... [Read more]

Alzheimer’s Association offers Caregiver Support Group at Wesley Homes

Alzheimer’s Association offers Caregiver Support Group at Wesley Homes

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? The Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share... [Read more]

Des Moines Gospel Chapel’s ‘On the Go’ Day Camp starts Monday, July 30

Des Moines Gospel Chapel’s ‘On the Go’ Day Camp starts Monday, July 30

Des Moines Gospel Chapel’s ‘On the Go’ Day Camp starts Monday, July 30, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and runs through Friday, Aug. 3. We still have room for some more registrations in our... [Read more]

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]