Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Maritime High School
615 S 200th St Des Moines, WA 98198

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Friday Family Newsletter - May 27, 2022

Dear MHS Families, 

Today, as we celebrate all that we have accomplished thus far at MHS this school year, our celebrations cannot escape what is happening in the world. Today, we stand witness to the horrific killing of 19 elementary school children and 2 teachers in Uvalde, Texas. I would like to open this Friday’s communication with a link to Dr. Susan Enfield’s post regarding the Tragedy in Texas. 

You may be asking the same question as I am: don’t school children have a right to be safe? Yes; and I wish I could send you all out with impenetrable armor. I wish I could say that all will be OK; that this will be the last time we mourn the lives of the innocent. But we must confront the realities of the world, and even in the face of apathy, hypocrisy, indifference, and pure evil, our vision, our work–does not change. I continue to have faith in what this community stands for, the work we are doing, and the change we can bring about in the world together. Thank you for being part of our community and for the many things you are doing to advance the educational world and the maritime industry as a whole. 

Tremain Edge Holloway

–Father of an elementary school student, middle school student, and a lifelong educator

Important Announcements:

We are announcing two staffing changes. I am pleased to announce that I have re-assigned our very own Ms. Mia Mlekarov as our new Maritime HS Career Connected Learning Specialist for the 22-23 school year and beyond. She will continue her current teaching role until the end of this school year (June 16th). Ms. Mia’s new role will entail developing our mentoring/internship program, supporting our collaboration work with community partnerships, as well as aiding students with post-secondary planning. I am excited for Mia to utilize her strengths in the future the work ahead! 

We are also pleased to announce that Maritime High School has hired Beverly Pecoraro as our Humanities Generalist Position for the 22-23 school year and beyond. Beverly comes to us from one of our district partner choice programs, Big Picture. Beverly brings years of experience building strong relationships with students and families, working with project-based learning, finding and coordinating internships, community building, focusing on social-emotional learning, and engaging in interdisciplinary curriculum. She will continue her current placement teaching role until the end of this school year (June 16th). We are excited for Beverly to utilize her strengths in our collective future work ahead! Welcome aboard! 

Next Week at A Glance & Save the Dates:

  • Field Work Calendar 

    • June 2nd/June 3rd - Crews Rotate on Admiral Jack - Harbor Island Marina

    • June 7th - All Crews - Canoe Launch @ Seahurst Beach Park 

    • June 9th - All Crews -  Blake Island Trip - Admiral Jack

    • June 10th - *In Person Field Work Experience* (Not a Virtual Friday)

      • Muckleshoot Canoe Shed Visit

        • Drop off students at regular time:

          • Breakfast 8AM

          • School starts 8:30 AM

          • Bus Departs MHS at 9:30 to Muckleshoot Elder’s Complex

          • Bus Departs Muckleshoot Elder’s Complex at 12:25 PM

          • Students arrive at MHS at 1PM for Early Release and are picked up for the day (Contact the office for transportation questions!)

  • June 11th - The PTSA invites you to join several of our current MHS students for a Beach Clean Up at Herring's House Park on June 11th from 1PM -4:30PM. Click here for the flyer and more details!

    • At this event you will:

      • Help current MHS students will earn credit

      • Have a chance for Q&A with current students

    • Enter a raffle

    • Come help us build our MHS Community while helping the environment. Sign up here.

  • June 16th - Last Day of School - 8:30 AM-11:30 AM (No Lunch Served)


We will be selecting seven student leaders for our Maritime High School Student Advisory Board (Future Associate Student Body - ASB). These students will serve a term for the 22/23 school year. Some of the work will include developing a constitution, setting up roles and responsibilities for ASB designated positions (e.g., President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, etc.). Please email or call Ms. Heather if your student is interested.

  • Exciting news! King County Metro is providing free Summer Youth ORCA Passes to all 8th - 12th grade students who are eligible for free or Reduced-Price Lunches at their schools. The passes will work on the bus, light rail, water taxi, and more to help young people get around the Sound this summer!

  • Check out our ongoing list of free and/or scholarship-accessible summer programs! Many deadlines are approaching at the end of this month

If you have any other questions, please feel free to call the office at 206-631-7400.