We are having our Family meeting for our new kindergarten families on Monday, August 17th! This will take place in the Multipurpose room, beginning at 9:00 AM. Please join our staff and families and hear about what we have planned for your kindergartners this school year! We are excited to meet all of our little ones and their families!
Save the date! Next year's seventh-grade students now have an exciting opportunity to get to know their new middle school community before the first day of school. (click on title for more information)
Our mission is to challenge students to grow to the best of their academic potential and to become self-sufficient and socially responsible citizens.
Gregory Heights is in partnership with our community for the education of children.
Gregory Heights serves a very diverse population of over 660 students in
Preschool through the 6th grade. Our boundaries go from the border
aligned with Puget Sound on our west side and to the airport east of us. Amongst
our enrollment we serve 150+ ELL students, have an Early Childhood program, and
two other special programs serving needs of our students. We find our students
embrace and foster a positive learning environment with their peers as taught
through our PBIS model.
kindergarten students attend kindergarten full day everyday. We kickoff our
2015-16 year in August with our “Jump Start,” which supports kindergarten
students in gaining experience with school and more ease entering the school
year. We had a successful year this past school year with 17 out
of 20 Kindergarteners reaching benchmark in Reading.
Gregory Heights Elementary staff reviews student performance data
frequently throughout each school year to ensure instruction is modified as needed
based upon the data. This helped to ensure that we provide students and staff
resources which will help improve our school-wide assessment scores in
2015. In alignment with our district and state focus at Kindergarten and
1stGrade, we are hiring additional certificated staff to support
students in these grades. Our Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd
grade teachers are also participating in extensive professional development so
that there is a rigorous and focused curriculum. We will also have
additional support staff assist teachers with their instruction and help
identify students early that might benefit from additional reading instruction,
including small-group work.
Gregory has seven complete "Netbook" labs for students to
access St/Math, MYON Reading and Lexia Phonics. This will also help
students to develop on-line testing skills for as the majority of all
assessments are now online. Students in all grades receive two forty five
minute sessions of St/Math on our “netbooks” on top of their daily Math in
Gregory continues to have a strong committed community of families that
focuses on providing basic educational supports and enrichments for all
students. PTSA, community volunteers, student teachers and interns all
provide tutoring to students during and after school in both reading and
math. PTSA funds our campus Art and Language clubs, School of Rock,
Dollar Book Sales, Husky Hotdogs, Robotics and many other school clubs. This
year we also partnered with the City of Burien for “Girls On The Run”, a
program which focuses on health and self-esteem for girls in grades 2nd
-6th. We had over 40 girls participate in this program.
Gregory is excited to again partner with the WISE
Consortium in 5th and 6thgrade this coming year. This partnership
will benefit both our students and teachers in helping them to be better
prepared with effective STEM experiences. The Consortium consists of the Burke
Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington, Island
Wood, The Museum of Flight, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Aquarium and
Woodland Park Zoo. Gregory will also have the opportunity to team with the
Burien Arts Corp in 2015 bringing in Artists to co-teach with our 5th
and 6th grade Language Arts teachers.
We welcome our families and community members at
all times to participate in supporting student learning here, family events,
and working with the PTSA. We have opportunities to tutor students,
support the building, and several other after school activities. Please
feel free to contact me by calling the school office (206.631.3800) or email Phil Robinson.
Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer through the federally funded Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP). The program provides funding for 17 Highline schools to serve children living in South King County in partnership with six community organizations.
Highline families still have time to submit feedback on how our schools are doing. All families are encouraged to take a short online survey. Results will help us make changes to improve our schools and better support our students.
Students can get extra help when they need it on Activate Instruction. The online resource is available for free to all Highline students. Teachers across the country create, share, and organize learning resources on Activate Instruction, and students use it to learn at their own pace.
Highline has many budding authors, and our students are proving it during Highline Writes! Week of Writing Celebration. The week-long writing event across the district is recognizing students as authors in a variety of ways, including a writing contest.
Recently, Highline Public Schools refinanced bonds sold in 2007, resulting in a savings to taxpayers of more than $4.5 million over the next eleven years. The savings will lower the amount of money that will be collected from taxpayers to pay off previously issued bonds. We are pleased to be able to give these dollars back to the taxpayers.