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    for the Memorial Day Holiday

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  • Parent Input on Student Placement for 2016-2017

    Parents input is always helpful when we are placing students in classrooms for next year. If you wish to share input we have a

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  • Share Your Thoughts!

    Share your thoughts about three possible school changes! Do you have more to say about proposed school schedule changes? About the high school experience and learning opportunities in our district? Be part of our online ThoughtExchange between May 17-31.

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  • Upcoming Band Concert!

    Our 5th and 6th grade band members will perform on Tuesday, June 7th at 7:00 PM in the Multipurpose room here at Gregory Hts (click on title for more info.).

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  • Celebrate our Retirees!

    Our PTSA and Staff are having a celebration honoring our three staff members who are retiring this June. We wish the best to Mike Janecke, Kathy Padama and Phil Robinson who are moving on into retirement (click on title for more info.)!

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  • Last Dollar Book Sale!

    We are having our last Dollar Book Sale this year! What a great opportunity for our students to get some great books for Summer reading (click on title for more info.)!

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  • Yearbooks for Sale!

    If you didn’t pre-purchase a yearbook and wish to buy one they will go on sale on Monday, June 13th at 3:00 PM. We are unable to hold any books for anyone and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Cost is $15 each.

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Mission

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.

Principal

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.
 

Our 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 Focus instruction.
 

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.
 

Phil Robinson, Principal

 

   

About Us

16201 16th Avenue SW
Burien, WA 98166
 
Phone
206.631.3800

Principal
 
Office Manager
Cheryl Smith

School Hours
8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Early Release Days
8:40 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
 
Fax
206.631.3862

News

  • 1,300+ People Pitch in at Highline HS

    Highline High School got a face lift last Friday thanks to more than 1,300 students, staff, and community volunteers. Students organized the Pirate Pride Campus Clean-up Day to spruce up the 93-year-old building.

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  • Soccer Unifies Students

    Highline launched its first Unified Sports team this spring. This inclusive soccer program brings together students with and without disabilities on a single team. See what happens when students leave their differences behind and come together on the field.

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  • What is Tech-Savvy & Tech-Literate?

    Technology plays a critical role in the lives of our students. That's why we aim to graduate all students tech-savvy and tech-literate by 2026. But what does that really mean?

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  • Drawing Out the Artist

    We are drawing out the artist in our students, with the help of Arts Corps, a local non-profit. Teaching artists are leading in-depth visual and theatrical art lessons at four of our elementary schools. Scroll through our photo gallery to see Arts Corps in action in Emily Fiorito's sixth-grade class at Gregory Heights Elementary.

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  • Share Your Thoughts!

    It's time to share your thoughts with us. We are considering three changes in our schools that could affect your family and our community. Everyone is invited to participate in our online conversation.

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Important Dates

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee

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