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  • Kindergarten Enrollment is now Open!

    Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before August 31? If so, now's the time to register for kindergarten. The first 500 families to register will receive two free tickets to the Woodland Park Zoo!

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  • Des Moines Elementary 7th Annual Spelling Bee

    Join us for the Des Moines Elementary 7th Annual Spelling Bee February 2nd at 4 p.m. in the Gym Registration is required.

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  • WRITE OUT OF THIS WORLD: SCI-FI AND FANTASY SHORT STORY CONTEST

    Students in 3rd–12th grades are invited to express their creativity through the Museum of Pop Culture's seventh annual Write Out of This World: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Story Contest. Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2017

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  • Families: Get Smart About Online Safety

    Pause Before You Post. Think Before You Type. Share Responsibly. All families and students are invited to our Internet Safety Workshop where you will find out how to stay safe online. This free workshop is Tuesday, January 24, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Middle School cafeteria.

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  • What Are Your Thoughts About Our School?

    We now have a way for you to share your thoughts and ideas about Des Moines Elementary online, in English or Spanish. You'll be asked to share your thoughts through three open-ended questions. Look for your email invitation from Principal Wisen

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  • Apply Now for Middle Schools of Choice

    Did you know you have options for middle school? We encourage you to find the best fit. The application window is now open for middle schools that require an application including Big Picture Schools and CHOICE Academy. The deadline to apply is January 31.

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  • Prevent Mumps: Know the Facts

    An outbreak of mumps has developed in King County, mainly in the Auburn area, but the outbreak can easily spread to other schools and areas in King County. Get informed about how to prevent mumps, what the symptoms are, and what state vaccine requirements and exemptions are for schools and students.

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  • Transportation Snow Bulletins

    In the event of snow, windstroms, earthquake, or similar events, Highline Public Schools may change school start or dismissal times for student safety. See School Bus snow bulletin in this announcement.

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  • District Graduation Rate Continues Rise

    Did you hear? Highline’s graduation rate has risen for the third year in a row, to nearly 75 percent for the Class of 2016. The official graduation rate of 74.8 percent represents a jump of more than 12 points in two years. The increase comes at a time when standards for graduation are higher than ever and increasing numbers of Highline students are taking challenging, advanced coursework.

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  • What Does the Bond Mean for My School?

    Every school in the district will benefit from the bond. See a list of projects for Des Moines Elementary

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  • First Day of School is September 1st

    First day of school for grades 1 - 6 will be September 1, 2016. Our Family Meet and Greet will be on August 31 at 3:45 p.m.

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  • 2016-17 School Calendar Now Online

    District leadership and the Highline Education Association (HEA) have agreed on a calendar for the 2016-17 school year. The calendar will be final after HEA members vote on it in August. At this time, we do not anticipate changes. Our website calendar now reflects our school calendar for next year. A year-at-a-glance calendar is also available online to view and download.

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  • Kindergarten Students Get a Jump Start on School

    Incoming kindergarten students have an opportunity to get a jump start on their education. Kindergarten Jump Start is a week-long learning experience to help students and their parents be ready to start school. This free program runs August 15-19 and is open to all incoming students who are registered for kindergarten in Highline.

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  • Enrollment Growth

    As you know, Seattle Public Schools is taking some heat for staffing changes related to lower-than-expected enrollment. We have been getting questions about our enrollment as a result of the recent media coverage on the Seattle Situation.

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  • Des Moines News

    Keep informed and Read What's Happening at Des Moines Elementary!

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