The levy on the February 13 ballot pays for critical needs not yet fully covered by the state, like teachers, classroom assistants, school nurses, security, special education, extended learning time, athletics and Camp Waskowitz.
The application window is now open for middle schools of choice. For middle school students, this includes Big Picture and CHOICE Academy. Students have a lot of options when it comes to secondary schools. We encourage students and families to find the best fit.
If you usually walk to North Hill Elementary across the Olympic campus, you may need to plan an alternate route to get to school this year after the construction fence is installed early next week. We are working with the contractor to allow for walking access on the perimeter of the Olympic site. Read more.
Hill is a K-6 elementary school located in Des Moines, Washington. Our school
programs include four full-day kindergartens, two Integrated Learning Centers
(ILC), and 21 regular education classrooms, 1st-6th grade.
We are pleased to welcome Kimberly Gilmore as the new principal of North Hill Elementary School. Ms. Gilmore is a graduate of Central Washington University and earned her master’s degree in education administration at Western Washington University. Ms. Gilmore has over nine years of experience as a school administrator and comes to Highline from the Everett School District where she is currently the principal at Madison Elementary School.
She began her teaching career in Highline before moving to Edmonds, where she taught sixth grade.
Also joining our North Hill team this year, as Assistant Principal, is May Ovalles. Ms. Ovalles has most recently been a part of the Secondary Success team for Highline School District.
Please check back in August for a message from Ms. Gilmore.
There is a gap between what the state funds and the education Highline provides to students. Levy funds make up the difference. Mount Rainier High School student Cassidy Huff explains why we have the bond measure on the ballot and what it will fund.
We are making plans to change to a later start time for high schools. This is in response to feedback from students, families and staff, as well as research that shows teenagers do better in school when they can sleep later.
How do we prepare and engage students for 21st-century careers? We give them opportunities to explore computer science and technology through innovative courses and programming. And it all starts with just 60 minutes of an online introductory course in coding.