Nominations now open for Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards


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Nominations are now open for the Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Gold Star Awards, which will include both a Breakfast and Bash.

This year’s theme is “We Are Highline,” which “celebrates the individuals that make up our dedicated school community, esteemed alumni, hard-working parents, forward-thinking administrators, talented teachers and brilliant, capable students,” said Gold Star Chair and Foundation Trustee Mike Yellam. “This Gold Star Season, we are honoring the powerful collaboration among all of these individuals in support of our students and schools. This is an exciting time to be part of the WE in “We Are Highline” and we look forward to this fantastic community celebration.”

Highline Schools Foundation raises funds, gathers resources and builds partnerships that support all students in Highline Public Schools. The Foundation funds a myriad of needs in Highline—including classroom enrichment, technology, arts, athletics, college scholarships and outreach to the neediest of students and families. The Foundation is proud to partner with Highline Public Schools in reaching their promise: that “every student is known by name, strength and need, and graduates ready for college, career and citizenship.”

GOLD STAR AWARD NOMINATIONS
Each year since 2001, the Highline Schools Foundation has solicited nominations from community members, district employees and parents for their prestigious Gold Star Awards.

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2014 Gold Star Awards in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Teacher
  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Outstanding Classified or Professional Support Staff
  • Outstanding Administrator
  • Outstanding Alumnus

Nominations can be submitted online here.

The deadline for nominations to be submitted is Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

GOLD STAR AWARDS BREAKFAST
The annual Gold Star Awards Breakfast is the largest fundraising event supporting Highline Schools Foundation. At this event, not only are the Gold Star Award winners honored, critical funds are raised to support the nearly 19,000 student in Highline with critical resources.

We Are Highline, Gold Star Awards Breakfast

WHEN: Friday, April 18, 2014, Check in 7:00 am. Breakfast 7:30 am – 9:00 am

WHERE: Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 – 36th Avenue S, Seattle:

PARKING: Complimentary

COST: Free to attend. A minimum donation of $150 is suggested at the event.

REGISTRATION: www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org

Featuring:

  • Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield
  • Highline students and Foundation scholarship recipients
  • The 2014 Gold Star Award winners

GOLD STAR AWARDS BASH!
The Gold Star Awards BASH is a red-carpet style event (21 and over) featuring a night of music, drinks, appetizers and dancing and a LIVE announcement of the Gold Star Award winners.

Gold Star Awards BASH!

WHEN: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE: The Production Shop, 14634 9th Avenue SW, Burien

COST: $15

TICKETS: Available online now at www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Support from businesses and individuals is integral to the Foundation’s success. Thank you to Alaska Airlines, Comcast, Badgley Phelps Investment Managers, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Foster Pepper PLLC, Highline Kiwanis, The Partners Group, and Highline Education Association for your early support of the Gold Star Awards Breakfast.

Many levels of sponsorship are available, from $10,000 Premier Sponsor to $1,000 Community Sponsor. For more information please contact Ashley Fosberg, Executive Director, at ashley@highlineschoolsfoundation.org.


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