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White Center Heights students on the first day of school.

It is almost time for school to start! Here are nine things to do as you get ready for the first day of school.

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Keep your children healthy and safe by making sure they are up to date on vaccines. Attend a free immunization clinic on Tuesday, August 13. All Highline families are welcome. 

students help spruce up the gardens at Shorewood

King County named this year’s Green Schools, and five of our schools made the list. Congratulations to North Hill Elementary School, Shorewood Elementary School, Waskowitz Outdoor School, McMicken Heights Elementary School and Sylvester Middle School.

Student eating lunch

Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer through the federally funded Simplified Summer Food Program. The program provides funding for several of our schools to serve children living in South King County. 
 

2019 Summer Office Hours

Our school office is open in July on Tuesday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We will be closed the week of July 22-26.

Ride Transit All Summer

Free ORCA cards are available for students currently in grades 8-12 who qualify for free and reduced lunch.

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The Board of Directors will hold a public budget hearing on Wednesday, June 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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With the close of the legislative session, we now have a clearer budget picture for 2019-20. State lawmakers made some modifications to the McCleary funding plan that help us. However, enrollment is still declining, and that means a decline in state funding.

MRHS Success Dean Jay Upshaw works with a teaching  colleague and two students after school.

Our strategic plan names ambitious academic goals, including a goal for at least 19 out of 20 students to graduate prepared to choose their future. Why aim so high? Because our students are worth it, and they are capable of it.

Our Promise

WELS creates a pathway for students to take control of their future as a Scholar and Leader in service to their community.

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