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  • Buy Your Ticket to Oktoberfest Today

    This Saturday, October 18, you have the opportunity to support the work of the Highline Schools Foundation at its annual Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is not only an important fundraiser for the Foundation, it is a great way for our school community to socialize, relax, and celebrate our hard work.

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  • Vote on Bond Starts This Week

    General election ballots are arriving in mailboxes this week, and one of the important measures on that ballot is the Highline school construction bond. Watch this 90-second video that highlights Highline's plan to provide safe, modern schools for all students.

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  • Students Discover Paths to Their Future

    Highline students are discovering their passions and creating a path to a successful future, as part of a campaign called DiscoverU. All week teachers and staff are building excitement around college and career exploration to inspire students.

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  • Shorewood Students Jog 645 Miles

    At Shorewood Elementary, students and staff walked, rolled their wheelchairs, or ran a total of 2,578 laps around the perimeter of the school playfield last week. That’s 645 miles! The Seagull Stomp is a short walkathon that serves as a PTA fundraiser and school spirit day-- and focuses attention on being active and healthy.

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  • Authors Inspire Chinook Students

    Learning happens when real-life connections are made-- like when Chinook Middle School's librarian Kim Meschter landed visits from two critically acclaimed authors of young adult fiction.

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Our Promise

Our Promise encompasses our district’s mission and vision.
 
EVERY STUDENT in Highline Public Schools
is known by NAME, STRENGTH,
and NEED, and graduates ready for
COLLEGE, CAREER, and CITIZENSHIP.

Highline's Bold Goals from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo.

Superintendent

Superintendent Susan Enfield Together with our staff and the Highline community, we have developed a new strategic plan unlike any I have seen in school districts across the nation—it is bold, visionary, and represents the unwavering belief we have in our students’ capabilities. We can feel proud that we have not shied away from setting high expectations for our students and ourselves.

Our promise is to know every student by name, strength, and need, so each will graduate prepared for college, career, and citizenship. We are challenging ourselves to ensure that four years from now at least 19 out of 20 students are learning at or above grade level in third grade, passing Algebra by ninth grade, and graduating high school prepared to choose their future. We have pledged to all but eliminate out-of-school suspensions that rob students of learning time. And we have set long-range goals that every student will graduate bilingual, biliterate, and tech-literate. Make no mistake: in adopting these goals, we in Highline have committed to eradicating the achievement and opportunity gaps that persist in our schools. In doing so, we will prove that public education can work for all children.

Each of us -- staff, families, and community members -- plays a critical role in our students’ success. Delivering on our promise will require all of us working together, but I have every confidence that we can marshal the collective commitment our students need and deserve. 
 
Susan Enfield, Ed.D.
Superintendent

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Building for Tomorrow Today
We face two critical issues as a school district: aging buildings and crowded schools. We're working on a solution, but want the community's input as we work to solve these challenges. Help us build for tomorrow, today.

Highline Public Schools has a new video that illustrates our bold goals for students. The animated five-minute video follows a family on Highline's "path to success," telling the story without a single word.