You came through for our students with our highest approval rate in decades. Enjoy this thank you “card” with a message from one of our students! And don't miss Superintendent Susan Enfield's thank you to voters and Yes for Highline campaign volunteers.
We are thrilled to share with our Highline community that the technology levy was approved by voters! Thank you to all for your continued support of our students, staff and schools.
Computers and home internet connections allow teachers like Tyee High School’s Nancy Pappas to connect with and teach students in her Trades Academy class.
P.E. continues--just differently for now. Hilltop student Dionne Johnson demonstrates! During good days and bad days, mom Jessica is thankful for the device, hotspot, whiteboard, etc. If they go somewhere, they can bring the hotspot. Read their Distance Learning story.
Hamza (grade 4), Salman (grade 2) and Samiya (K) attend school online this fall thanks to devices loaned out by Beverly Park Elementary School and internet assistance. Read their Distance Learning story.
Issac Mota is a 6th grade student at Chinook Middle School. When we visited Issac and his mother Tiffany Scott, to find out how Distance Learning is going, Isaac was in art class via Zoom, using a laptop issued by the school.
“The technology levy is critical for everyone in our community. If approved, it will benefit students, families and educators,” says Jairo Garcia, teacher at Hazel Valley Elementary School. Learn more about his thoughts and experience during Distance Learning.
Teaching preschool students with special needs requires training, talent and heart in the classroom, let alone remotely. It also requires technology. Mount View paraeducator Christi Dickerhofe let us photograph her at work in her home office and shared her thoughts!
Cedarhurst Elementary student Rebecca Romero relies on a tablet loaned from her school to attend first grade online. "We really appreciate having access to the tablet [from school]. Without access to a computer or tablet, Rebecca wouldn’t be able to study at home," says mom Alejandra Romero.
Listen to or read KNKX Public Radio's report by Youth & Education Reporter Ashley Gross, spotlighting our Tech Levy Town Hall last week.
Mount Rainier High School’s Bontu Balda, class of 2020, tells her story (and our story) about why we are running Prop. 1--a technology levy--in the November election.
We invite families, staff and community members to log in for a virtual Tech Levy Town Hall on Monday, October 12, from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. Get informed about Prop. 1, our Highline technology levy on fall election ballots and ask questions.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. You can help us keep our student, staff and district information systems safe from increasing and sophisticated attacks using these resources. Be informed about the tech levy and how it would fund a critical upgrade to district cybersecurity, if approved in November.
Teacher-librarian Karen Smith of Des Moines Elementary School needs to continue working from her home, rather than her classroom for her parent's sake. She shared some thoughts with us about Distance Learning this fall and the need for technology. Read her story here.
All students need access to technology to learn and be prepared for today’s careers. On July 8, school board members voted to place a two-year $32.5-million technology levy on the November 3 ballot. The levy will not increase taxes beyond the current rate.
Find out about a potential technology levy being considered for the November 2020 ballot to pay for devices, connection, security, support and training.