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.
As we search for a new principal for a unified Evergreen High School, we invite students, families, and the community to identify and prioritize characteristics desired in a principal. Take the survey here by January 3, 2017.
As you know, Evergreen will be unified as one school starting next fall. Design teams are in the process of planning small learning structures to make sure that students continue to experience strong relationships at school. As part of the unification process, the school board is holding public hearings on the closure of the existing small schools on the Evergreen campus on December 1.
We want to shout out a huge "thank you" to our amazing Highline community members who voted to approve the school bond. Thank you, voters! Passing the bond means our district will be able to provide safer schools and room to learn. See the detailed list of projects and next steps.
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.
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.