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Mission

Principal

From the desk of Principal/CEO, Bruce Kelly—

My appointment as the Principal to Raisbeck Aviation High School is a professional honor. After serving for three years as the Assistant Principal, I am thrilled to build upon the legacy championed by our own amazing visionary, Ms. Reba Gilman.

With any leadership transition, change is inevitable. However, my commitment to each stakeholder is to carry the torch of our mission and guiding principles forward. RAHS remains focused on addressing the critical gaps in the aerospace workforce and being responsive to industry needs.

Keeping our distinction as a Lighthouse model of STEM excellence and building upon the vibrant partnership with The Museum of Flight is important. With that backdrop, I think it is helpful to briefly touch on the next school initiative, replication. Simply put, replication means RAHS is positioned to export our signature programs or the entire school model across the region, state, and nation. It is noted that we began last year by exporting elements of our career readiness program to the Highline School District. That’s a great start. Looking ahead, I see remarkable opportunities tied to our model of Project Based Learning and showcasing our school-museum partnership. I think you would agree that replication represents a very robust initiative.

RAHS shines as a remarkable institution for teaching and learning. On any given day, our students, staff, industry and community supporters, PTSA, and alumni create a culture that was best described by Dr. James Raisbeck. After a recent visit, he quipped, “RAHS is a continual pep rally of learning.” I now consider his phrase as my second favorite motto—just below “The Sky is Not the Limit!”

This fall, RAHS celebrates the 10th anniversary of sharing that motto—hooray for us! In that same vein, I have the personal privilege and professional honor to lead and extend our legacy. I am excited to launch the next decade with you and want to thank you in advance for cheering me on.

My best,

Bruce Kelly

News

  • Crowded Classrooms & Aging Buildings Make the News

    The challenges of crowded classrooms, growing enrollment, and aging buildings in Highline have been the focus of several recent stories in the regional news media. Here is an rundown of local coverage.

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  • Feb. 10 Bond Proposes Two New Middle Schools

    If voters approve the February 10 bond proposal, Highline will construct two new middle schools to make room for growing enrollment. The schools would be constructed in Burien and SeaTac on property already own by the district.

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  • 3,400+ Participate in Telephone Town Hall

    A Telephone Town Hall meeting hosted by Superintendent Susan Enfield and School Board President Bernie Dorsey was held on January 27. Over 3,400 Highline residents participated. Callers asked questions about the bond and levy measures on the February 10 ballot.

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  • Register for Telephone Town Hall

    Join Superintendent Susan Enfield and School Board Member Bernie Dorsey for a live Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, January 27. Callers will be able to ask questions about the bond and levy measures on the February ballot.

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  • Listen to Town Hall Online

    Around 80 community members, parents, students, and staff participated in a Town Hall on January 22 about Highline's levy and bond measures on the February ballot.

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Building for Tomorrow Today
We face two critical issues as a school district: aging buildings and crowded schools. A bond measure that addresses these issues was on the November ballot. Learn more about the election here. Help us build for tomorrow, today.

Renewal Levy
A three-year educational programs and operations replacement levy will go before voters on February 10, 2015. Levies pay for educating students and operating schools above the costs covered by the state. Learn more about the renewal levy.