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Olympic Interim Site Signage for north classrooms, south classrooms, gym/cafeteria, etc.

You are invited to tour the renovated Olympic Interim Site on Thursday, May 2, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at 615 South 200th Street in Des Moines. A family meeting for incoming HHS 9th-grade students and families begins at 6:00 p.m.

Chinook students work on a project together in the school library.

Technology plays a huge role in the lives of our students–and we believe students should have equitable opportunities to access technology. But our job as educators goes way beyond making sure students master the hardware and software of today's technology.

Teacher and students in an elementary classroom.

More locks are coming soon. Voters funded the 2016 school bond, which set aside money for improved security, including safer interior and exterior door locks. Here is an updated timeline and list of schools.

CFAC Members look at meeting materials.

Staff and community members from across the district are talking and crunching numbers to finalize priorities and construction budgets for the next school bond.

Two counselors standing in doorway of a renovated Olympic Interim site office.

Curious counselors and teachers from Highline High School checked out the Olympic Interim site in February. The renovation is almost done. Here are photos so you can preview. Watch for an Open House announcement!

Last Day of School is June 25

We want students to receive all scheduled time for instruction, so we will not apply for a waiver for the February snow days.

CFAC Members talking and prioritizing schools for construction.

Our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) met on February 27. They reviewed photos of the aging buildings they toured and started looking at baseline costs for replacing the three schools that will begin the design process this year. 

students reading in class

Highline Public Schools will adopt new materials for social studies and math--and we want your input! New instructional materials will be selected for kindergarten-8th grade math and 6th-11th grade social studies. You’re invited to drop by an open house to learn more about the instructional materials under consideration.

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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