We want to tell you about a new instructional approach we are using across Highline: Standards-Based Grading (SBG). Standards-based grading measures your student's progress toward the learning goals for their grade, as determined by the state of Washington.
ParentSquare is our family engagement and communication tool designed to keep families informed and encourage engagement and connection across Highline. We encourage all families to register an account to manage your notifications and message school staff.
Help raise funds for the Highline Schools Foundation at the 2023 Burien Brat Trot on Saturday, October 7. Register to run or walk a new 5k route that starts at Town Square Park in downtown Burien followed by the annual Oktoberfest celebration.. Create a team to receive a discount code for registration. When registering, make sure to note your Highline school affiliation. The school with the most affiliated runners will win $500 for their school or PTA.
We want you to know that your mental health is important.
School bells are ringing, classrooms are buzzing and hallways are full. Students are back to school!. Superintendent Ivan Duran joined our teachers and school staff across Highline in giving our students a warm welcome today.
The summer sun is setting, and the smell of freshly sharpened pencils fills the air. It's that time of year again–back to school! Check out this back to school checklist to ensure you're prepared, excited and confident for the year ahead.
We are excited to launch our new school-to-home communication platform. ParentSquare is designed to keep families informed and connected to school. Activate your account to get connected to your school.
After a thorough process of research, review, evaluation, piloting and community input, curriculum adoption committees recommended new instructional materials to the Highline School Board.
The Highline High School HealthPoint clinic will host a back-to-school vaccine event on July 26. All vaccines will be provided at no cost. Schedule your appointment.
Keep on learning! With interactive games, online libraries and engaging platforms, students can continue to expand their knowledge and skills throughout the summer months. Learn how to access our digital tools for students and resources for parents.
Meet some of our graduating seniors from the Class of 2023. We invite you to find hope and be inspired by what they have to say about their future plans, favorite teachers, memories and advice for future students.
Highline students have attended an overnight outdoor program at Waskowitz Outdoor Education Center for decades. Beginning next year, the program will return to the elementary school experience and will transition from sixth grade to fifth grade.
We are committed to ongoing, two-way communication. We want to know if you are getting the information you want and need. Help us meet your expectations for strong communication by taking a brief survey to give us your feedback.
Calling Future Kindergarteners! Get information and resources for the coming school year at a districtwide “Welcome to Kindergarten” Zoom event on June 8 at 6:00 p.m.
Effective and clear communication is critical for the success of our students and schools. We are excited to announce that we are adopting a new form of school-to-home communication in Highline called ParentSquare.
Similar to school districts across our region, we are facing a significant budget shortfall in the coming years due to declining enrollment, rising costs and the end of ESSER funds. Although we are grateful to our state legislators for some funding increases, the additional funding passed this session is far less than our expected expenditures. See a breakdown of the numbers.
The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. In light of recent events and an increased social climate of concern for safety, we want to share how we as a district communicate during and after safety incidents.
Let's celebrate our teachers all month long in May!
Learn more about the curricula being considered for elementary and middle school science, secondary music, and math (pre-calculus and higher). You’re invited to review curriculum materials and share your thoughts!
We have completed a strategic search process to select the new principal and assistant principal for Seahurst Elementary School. Elizabeth Maine has been selected as the new principal and Jessica Ma has been selected as the new assistant principal.
This week staff advisory workgroups met to dig into our emerging strategic plan goals. Staff discussed what we are currently doing to meet our goals and what we could be doing. We anticipate the final goals will be brought to the Board for adoption later this spring.
A lottery was held on March 1 to select students for our schools and programs that require an application. This includes CHOICE Academy, Big Picture Schools, Highline Virtual Academy, Highline Virtual Elementary, Maritime High School, Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS), the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and the Waskowitz Environmental Leadership Service program.
It's time to celebrate the 2023 Gold Star Nominees! The Highline Schools Foundation announced this year's Gold Star Awards nominees. Winners will be revealed at the Gold Star BASH on Wednesday, March 8.
What characteristics and strengths do you believe are most important for your school leader to possess? Share your input through a ThoughtExchange conversation. You can also see and rate others’ feedback using the five-star scale. The exchange will close on Friday, February 24.