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Young students in class at Seahurst Elementary

We want students to succeed in kindergarten on day one. We offer programs and materials for incoming students and their families to prepare. Register your incoming kindergartener early—as close to January 22 as possible—to have access to free kindergarten readiness programs and materials.

Dr. Enfield visits Bow Lake Elementary School.

Superintendent Susan Enfield is being recognized for engaging the community and partnering with the Highline Schools Foundation to raise financial resources for schools and students. She will receive the 2019 Superintendent of the Year award from the National School Foundation Association. 

Caricature of Chinook student Bryan Angeles Molina holding paper that says Strategic Plan.

As we begin 2019, we renew our deep commitment to our strategic plan, which challenges us to embrace bold goals for every student. The plan is centered on Our Promise, lays out five goals for students and is supported by our foundation.

Register to Vote by Jan. 14

To make your voice heard in next month's election, be sure to register to vote by Monday, January 14.

Student holding a pear

More than half of Highline schools are getting recognized for healthier eating and fitness. Thirteen schools earned awards in the HealthierUS Schools Challenge this year, while four schools’ awards were renewed.

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From time to time during the winter months, the weather may force a change in the normal school schedule. We want you to be prepared and know where to get information

Our Mission

At Des Moines Elementary, we value each of the roles within our community. We view students, families, teachers, and staff as integral components to ongoing success. We see every member of our community as having something to offer, something to gain, and many ways to demonstrate success.

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