Like school districts across the state, we are headed into a particularly difficult budget year. Highline faces a significant budget shortfall for 2017-18. The amount will depend on what the legislature does to close the funding gap for public schools.
High school teachers and administrators are planning now so that students have more opportunities to earn credits over four years. That means a significant change to course schedules starting in fall 2018.
We are living in uncertain times, and unfortunately there are no hard and fast answers to many of your questions about how to manage issues around ICE and immigration enforcement actions by the federal government.
In recent weeks a number of immigration-related questions have been asked, especially around the role of public schools. We wanted to get information and a common message out to each of you to ensure that everyone is on the same page in terms of rules and expectations.
Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and other famous African Americans have sprung to life in the hallways of Chinook Middle School. As students walk from one class to another, they pass their classmates' hand-drawn portraits of these influential individuals. A second look reveals much more than a traditional art project.
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Gold Star Awards, sponsored by the Highline Schools Foundation. Parents, community members, business owners, and staff are encouraged to Celebrate! Highline by nominating individuals who make an impact in Highline.
A lottery was held on February 16 to select students for our secondary schools that require an application or a special program transfer. This includes CHOICE Academy, Big Picture Schools, Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS), and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program offered at Mount Rainier High School (MRHS).
In Highline, all students are important and valued in our schools. That message came across loud and clear at Chinook Middle School, where all 600 students received a special welcome as they arrived at school on Valentine's Day.
What does the word love mean? The world's greatest poets, authors, musicians, teachers, and philosophers have struggled with that question for centuries. For Valentine's Day, we asked the smartest and most thoughtful people we know-- our students.
On Tuesday, February 21, the Port of Seattle is conducting noise testing at Des Moines Elementary and Highline High School as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public Schools on noise mitigation.
Are you a White Center resident? Are you an Evergreen High School alum or supporter? Here is a chance to make a tangible difference for students at Evergreen High School--for the price of a fresh crab dinner.
The small schools on the Evergreen Campus are unifying as a single school under the leadership of one principal. We invite students, families, and the community to join us for a Principal Candidate Forum to meet the two finalists for the new principal at Evergreen High School.
What is the most important volunteer position in Highline? Hint: Together, these five volunteers have dedicated more than 30 years of service–attending public meetings, listening, reading, responding, voting, and celebrating high school graduations.