With Head Football Coach Mark Cross and Offensive Line Coach Kevin Hernandez leaving Highline coaching this school year, many were questioning who was going to take the position of head coach next year. It was announced on Monday, April 15 that former UW player Deontae Cooper would be the new head football coach for next year.
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The Highline Pirates baseball faced off against the Evergreen Wolverines at a night game on April 8. Highline took off taking a quick 0-15 lead in the first inning.
On April 1 some teachers pranked their students for April Fools. Additionally, at least one teacher was pranked by unknown culprits.
With the move to the new school next year, some students have said they may attempt to transfer schools because of the commute [district policy determines students who may transfer], students are going to new schools because the boundaries are being redrawn, and rising housing costs are forcing families to leave our district.
On March 22, the Highline Drill Team competed at the Yakima SunDome for the Dance and Drill State Championships. They qualified to compete in all three routines at districts.
On March 5 the second meeting regarding Proposed Tenant Protections was held at the Burien Library. There had already been a meeting before this one the week before that was structured the same and talking about the same topics.
There has been some talk of where the best place to get a haircut is. I asked a couple of students around Highline High School to see where they go. Here are their recommendations.
On March 7, 2019, I attended the Student-led Conferences to interview a few students, parents, and teachers about the conference.
On March 14, 2019, Highline High School held another one of its pep assemblies. Like years prior, this assembly was held to recognize Highline’s sports programs and achievements.
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.
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.