This is a great little coupon book that keeps giving back to kids! These are great gifts for family and friends in the area and supports Gregory Heights and HSD students! If your child sells 5 books they get to join the rootbeer float party with Mr. Robinson!
The district has taken on the bold goal of eliminating out-of-school suspensions (except when critical for student and staff safety by 2015 requires rethinking distrit policies and prodedures in order to be successful. (click on title for more information)
Mark your calendars for the Fall Carnival and Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, October 24th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Join us for a fun evening of Carnival games and prizes, a Haunted House, Cake-Walk and yummy food! (click on title for more info. and in Espanol)
We will have Picture retakes day for our students on Tuesday, October 27th! This will be for individual pictures for those who wish to order or have their child's pictures redone. Click on title for link to form.
Gregory Heights Elementary students, staff and parents today officially cut a ribbon to dedicate their new running path. The ribbon cutting brings to an end a nine month project. (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.
Our families and community members are critically important in the education of our students and in the success of our whole school system. One of the four pillars at the foundation of all we do in Highline is strong partnerships with families and community. We are committed to ensuring that we are true partners with you in all we do.
Classrooms are buzzing with excitement as the new school year gets underway. Enthusiastic teachers and staff welcomed students and their families to the new school year on September 3. The excitement for learning just keeps growing!
Do you have ideas, questions, or concerns about our schools that you would like to discuss with Superintendent Susan Enfield one-on-one? Dr. Enfield has set monthly office hours to meet with community members and families.