The Highline Public Schools School Board of Directors is currently soliciting candidates to fill Director Seat #3. The seat is now vacant after the retirement of long-time School Board member Susan Goding.
Families and community members are invited to join Superintendent Susan Enfield for a series of monthly conversations at schools across the district. This is an opportunity for open-ended conversations at which participants can bring up an issues of concern and ask questions.
The White Center 5k Walk & Run is set for March 28. The Superhero-themed event aims to unify the White Center community, while promoting a healthy lifestyle and raise money for three local organizations.
The Highline Special Needs PTA is hosting a Special Education Resource Fair on March 7. Co-sponsored by Highline Public Schools, this is an opportunity for families to learn more about community resources for students with special needs.
Together with our staff and the Highline community, we have developed a new strategic plan unlike any I have seen in school districts across the nation—it is bold, visionary, and represents the unwavering belief we have in our students’ capabilities. We can feel proud that we have not shied away from setting high expectations for our students and ourselves.
Our promise is to know every student by name, strength, and need, so each will graduate prepared for college, career, and citizenship. We are challenging ourselves to ensure that four years from now at least 19 out of 20 students are learning at or above grade level in third grade, passing Algebra by ninth grade, and graduating high school prepared to choose their future. We have pledged to all but eliminate out-of-school suspensions that rob students of learning time. And we have set long-range goals that every student will graduate bilingual, biliterate, and tech-literate. Make no mistake: in adopting these goals, we in Highline have committed to eradicating the achievement and opportunity gaps that persist in our schools. In doing so, we will prove that public education can work for all children.
Each of us -- staff, families, and community members -- plays a critical role in our students’ success. Delivering on our promise will require all of us working together, but I have every confidence that we can marshal the collective commitment our students need and deserve.