On March 6, 2019, Juniors across the district gather at their schools for their annual SAT testing. The length of the test is three hours and 50 minutes. The SAT is a standardized test used by many colleges as a factor for determining admission.
The Pirate's Anchor is Highline High School's student run newspaper. Our purpose is to inform the students of Highline High School what is happening on their school campus and in the Burien community and evoke student opinion. The Pirate's Anchor offers four sections of news: B-Town Life, Sports & Clubs, Student Life, and Keeping Up With Highline.
Updated: March 14, 2019 11:42am Due to the previous cases of vandalism of the Highline High School’s spirit rock and after so many complaints from the students; the future of the rock has been decided. The Spirit Rock is scheduled to be removed by the end of next week.
On January 28, there was a letter that was posted at several businesses that was distributed by the so-called New Black Panther Party (the actual Black Panther Party said that there is no affiliation and this group may not even exist.) That stated that they are a militant modern day expression of black power and that encourages violence against many different groups of people and that they are afraid of changes due to increased immigration and go on to say how they want to replace the members of the Burien City Council that voted to have Burien become a sanctuary city.
On Friday, January 22 there was a whole staff community lunch around Burien. This lunch included a few selected parents, community members, students, and teachers.
Throughout the month of February Highline has done one thing to honor Black History Month and/or Black students. On February 26th, Highline had a Black History Month Assembly.
On February 22nd, Head Football Coach Mark Cross, announced he would be stepping down from his position. As a senior football player last season, I attended the meeting of this announcement.
On February 21, 2019, Highline High School hosted its annual curriculum fair for its students. On this particular fair day, seniors, who do not participate in the fair, were given the opportunity to explore after high school options within several informational sessions.
As of February 12, 2019, Highline alum and rapper, Travis Thompson, was signed to Epic Records. Epic Records has signed many big music artists like DJ Khalid, 21 Savage, Camila Cabello and Jennifer Lopez.
On January 7th, The Burien City Council adopted two new plastic bans.
As everyone knows, Highline has a lot of Spanish speaking students, where the majority came from Mexico, like me. I am an 11th grade student from Highline, I visit Mexico for the all the last winters and summers to see my family and living a lot of unforgettable experiences with them, and remembering the beauty of my country.
Our last first semester at the old Highline High School building has come to an end. This year has had many highlights. So much has happened in just one semester it feels great to look back at the highlights after a week of stress.
ASB President, Jenisa Jumawan, was voted out of her position. ASB Vice President Jessica Bedolla will assume her role taking on the title of ASB President and Vice President.
On October 9, I had the opportunity to interview Pedro Olguin one of the city council members in Burien at Highline High School. Pedro’s full time job is a organizer with Teamsters 117.
On December 8th 2018, Highline High School’s cafeteria doors opened up to the students for the last Winter Wonderland Tolo at our current building. It is fair to say that leadership worked tirelessly in the planning and promoting tolo.
Key Club is an international, student- run organization at Highline High School that provides its members with opportunities for services in their community. Members of Key Club perform acts of services, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives.
Highline’s basketball team was ready to take the court for the second game of the season on November 28 against Mount Rainier. HHS had a rough first quarter trailing by 15 points 5-20 but Highline wasn’t going to give up that easy.
The Highline High School football started the season off with disappointment after disappointment, but ended the season on a high note.
On December 6th, Highline held its Winter Sports Assembly in the main gym to recognize the fall sports teams and introduce the winter sports teams.
Why are hair products being locked up? Lately, if you have not noticed at your local Walmart, hair products can only be accessed by staff with a key.
Highline Volleyball faced off against the Foster Volleyball team in a game that would decide who was the league champions. It was the first set and Foster came out strong and the Highline crowd was stunned.
On October 1 2018, Burien City council members had a meeting at Burien City Hall about the city budget and approval of motions for allocations within the budget. But during the agenda confirmation, there was a motion to require 90 days for the landlord to evict a tenant.
On October 23rd and 24th, Highline High School’s 9th grade class elected their ASB officers for this year.