November 8, 2016
Highline Bond Measure passes with 66% yes vote
Voters overwhelmingly passed the Highline Bond Measure with a 66% yes vote. Thanks to passage of the bond, the district will be able to begin design of a brand new campus for Evergreen High School! A community design committee will be selected in the coming weeks.
The bond will also provide the following for the Evergreen campus:
- Upgraded security system and cameras
- Electronic door looks for every classroom
- Interior painting
- Conversion of existing classroom for science lab/classroom
- Remodel restrooms
- New artificial turf field and other related improvements
October 19, 2016
Highline School Board formally approves resolution to reunite Evergreen High School
The Highline School Board formally approved a resolution directing the Superintendent to move forward in implementing the decision to unify the small schools on the Evergreen Campus.
In September 2017, Evergreen will unify as one high school under the leadership of one principal. The new school will continue to focus on strong relationships between students and staff while also ensuring equity of access to high-quality academic courses and programs, including a diverse set of electives and extracurricular activities.
- Highline School Board Resolution No 17-16
- Seattle Times – “Highline School Board approves resolution to restructure Evergreen, Tyee campuses”
September 27, 2016
Highline Superintendent proposes plan to restructure small schools
Superintendent Susan Enfield proposed a plan to restructure the small schools on the Evergreen Campus in order to create a wider range of learning opportunities: more AP offerings, more electives, more athletic programs. Beginning next fall, Evergreen Campus will become Evergreen High School with one principal.
This fall, the district will bring together students and teachers to design small learning structures that will exist within the school. These may have themes similar to the existing small schools or be something different.
The Core Planning Team will provide feedback on the proposed design and there will be opportunities for family and community feedback.
- Highline School Board Work Session Presentation 9/27/16
- Superintendent’s Message to Evergreen Families
- District website on the “High School Improvement” process
- Seattle Times – “Highline superintendent seeks to change small Evergreen, Tyee campuses”
June 22, 2016
Core Planning Team presents recommendations to Highline School Board and Superintendent
The Evergreen Core Planning Team presented their recommendations to ensure an equitable and rigorous high school experience for all students, as well as three options for high school structure: 1) comprehensive high school, 2) three small schools, or 3) hybrid structure.
January 12, 2016
District convenes Core Planning Team of community stakeholders
From January to June 2016, Highline Public Schools convened Core Planning Teams–composed of 40-60 individuals including students, teachers, parents, community members and district staff–to develop recommendations that would ensure success for every student at the Evergreen Campus.
Specifically, to: 1) Expand opportunities for rigorous coursework in all schools, and 2) Ensure students meet the new Washington State career- and college-readiness graduation requirements (“Core 24”)
November 9, 2015
Grassroots petition is created to reunite Evergreen High School
A grassroots petition was created by students, parents, teachers, staff, alumni, community members, community partners, voters and taxpayers asking the Highline School Board and Superintendent to: 1) Reunite Evergreen High School, 2) Develop a new vision for Evergreen High School, and 3) Build a new, modern school facility.
May 27, 2015
Highline School Board reviews small schools at Evergreen, Tyee
The Highline School Board reviewed the history, progress, and results of small schools on the Evergreen Campus and the Tyee Educational Complex. Students, families, staff, and community members were invited to share their experiences, ideas, and concerns about small schools. The discussion was intended to help district leaders plan for the future of small schools in Highline.