Parkside Elementary School
2104 S 247th StreetDes Moines, WA 98198

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Today, King County Elections certified that local voters approved the Highline Education Levy renewal at a rate of 62.50%. Superintendent Susan Enfield said she is deeply grateful to Highline voters for supporting Highline students and staff.

McMicken Heights Teacher Annie Nguyen teaches a small group of students.

After 18 months of distance and hybrid instruction, you may be concerned about whether your student can master this year’s grade level. Highline teachers are committed to a strategy called grade-appropriate learning, which prioritizes content for the current grade level and reviews skills from previous grades only when students need them to learn current grade-level work. Watch a video to see how one teacher uses grade-appropriate learning to capitalize on her student's strengths and support students when they need it the most.

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During distance and hybrid learning, you likely had a front-row seat to your child’s learning. We want to continue to work as partners in learning, even when most of our students are back to learning in person, full time. Conferences are one opportunity to connect with your child’s school and teacher(s). We want you to get the most out of conferences. To help, here are seven questions to ask during your conference. Use these questions to build a stronger partnership with your student’s teacher and school. 

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We know some students need different support following 18 months of distance and hybrid instruction. This year, our teachers are committed to a strategy called grade-appropriate learning. We want feedback from families. What questions, concerns or comments do you have about this strategy? Participate in our ThoughtExchange to give your input.

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The Highline School Board is gathering feedback to help them select our next superintendent. We want your input about the strengths of our schools and district, the challenges the district is currently facing, what the new leader's priorities should be, and what professional characteristics the next superintendent should have.

Graduating Bilingual and Biliterate Fall 2021 Update

We are graduating more students bilingual and biliterate than ever before! The Class of 2021 included 336 students who received the Seal of Biliteracy, Highline's highest number yet! This number will continue to rise as we expand dual language, world language and heritage language programs throughout Highline.

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With early returns in, it appears voters will renew Highline Public Schools’ local education levy for another four years. The current approval rate is 62.5 percent.

COVID-19 Vaccine

November 3 Update: Vaccine clinics are currently full. The FDA and CDC approved the COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5-11 years old. We’re hosting multiple vaccination clinics for students ages 5-11 years old starting Tuesday, November 9.

Our Mission

We seek to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through engaging and relevant instruction while nurturing individual differences and learning styles.

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