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Highline Schools Foundation announces $166,000 in scholarships for 2017

Highline Schools Foundation announces $166,000 in scholarships for 2017

In 2017, Highline Schools Foundation announced that it will award $166,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in Highline Public Schools. The deadline to apply is March 17, 2017. The Highline Schools... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation celebrates 2014 Gold Star Award Winners

Highline Schools Foundation celebrates 2014 Gold Star Award Winners

On Thursday, March 20 the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence hosted their 2014 Gold Star Award Bash. This annual event celebrates the outstanding Teachers, Volunteers, Alumni, Staff and Administrators... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Announces 2012 STIA Scholarship Winners

Highline Schools Foundation Announces 2012 STIA Scholarship Winners

The Highline Schools Foundation on Monday (June 18) announced the winners of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) Scholarship for 2012, giving out two $14,000 awards and one $8,000 award. This... [Read more]

Discover Burien Delivers Check To Highline Schools Foundation

Discover Burien Delivers Check To Highline Schools Foundation

This past Thursday (April 26) Discover Burien Board President Brian Frederick and Executive Director Gina Bourdage (on left in photo) dropped by the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence board meeting... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Celebration At Sea-Tac Airport’s Conference Center For Gold Star Award Winners

PHOTOS: Celebration At Sea-Tac Airport’s Conference Center For Gold Star Award Winners

The Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence held their Gold Star Awards breakfast this Friday morning (Apr. 20). The occasion allows the Foundation to recognize award winners from the Highline School... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Brat Trot Sponsors Party At Tin Theater; Plus, Still Room For More

PHOTOS: Brat Trot Sponsors Party At Tin Theater; Plus, Still Room For More

Wednesday night (Sept. 14), a Sponsor Party was held at Burien’s Tin Theater for business leaders who have pitched in to help the upcoming (Oct. 9th) Brat Trot 5k Fundraiser (we’re a Sponsor),... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Wants Your Opinion – Please Take Their Survey

Highline Schools Foundation Wants Your Opinion – Please Take Their Survey

Our friends at the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence announced Monday (July 11) that they’re seeking input from residents, and are asking our Readers to please take a moment and reply to... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Gold Star Awards Event Raises $77,000!

Highline Schools Foundation Gold Star Awards Event Raises $77,000!

Last Friday’s Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence Gold Star Awards Event (we were Sponsors) raised a grand total of $77,000, a $10,000 increase from the last two years! “Thanks to everyone... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Schools Foundation Celebrates 11th Annual Gold Star Awards

PHOTOS: Highline Schools Foundation Celebrates 11th Annual Gold Star Awards

The Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence celebrated their 11th annual Gold Star Awards at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Tukwila today. New this year was a breakfast session in addition to the traditional... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Names Ashley Fosberg New Executive Director

Highline Schools Foundation Names Ashley Fosberg New Executive Director

The Board of Trustees for the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence announced Monday (March 28) that they have selected Ashely Fosberg as their new Executive Director. Ms. Fosberg is a longtime resident... [Read more]

JOB: Highline Schools Foundation Looking To Hire New Executive Director

JOB: Highline Schools Foundation Looking To Hire New Executive Director

Our friends at the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence are looking to hire a new Executive Director. “The Executive Director provides leadership for the organization and is responsible for... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Schools Foundation’s Oktoberfest Raises $36,000

PHOTOS: Highline Schools Foundation’s Oktoberfest Raises $36,000

Last Saturday night (Oct. 2nd), the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence’s Oktoberfest (we were a sponsor) filled the hall at the Normandy Park Cove with festive people (some in costume), German... [Read more]

Plot Your Brat Trot Pub Crawl – Here’s The Official, Downloadable Guide/Map

Plot Your Brat Trot Pub Crawl – Here’s The Official, Downloadable Guide/Map

We’re proud to be a sponsor, along with The Tin Room, of Friday night’s Brat Trot Pub Crawl, a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation that’s sure to be a great, fun night celebrating... [Read more]

Grand Central Bakery’s Friday Opening Will Benefit Two Local Charities

Grand Central Bakery’s Friday Opening Will Benefit Two Local Charities

When Grand Central Bakery holds its grand opening of its new Burien location this Friday, Aug. 20th, it will donate a portion of the opening day’s proceeds to two local charities – the Highline Area... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Announces Gold Star Award Winners

Highline Schools Foundation Announces Gold Star Award Winners

The Highline School Foundation for Excellence has announced its 2010 Gold Star Award winners, who will be honored at a luncheon on May 21st at the Double Tree Guest Suites Hotel. These awards honor outstanding... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation For Excellence Honors Five Couples

Highline Schools Foundation For Excellence Honors Five Couples

Story & Photos by Janet Grella Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence celebrated their major donors and board participants at a special awards luncheon at The House Restaurant in Burien on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation "Gifts Of The Heart" Luncheon Is Feb. 10th

Highline Schools Foundation "Gifts Of The Heart" Luncheon Is Feb. 10th

Highline Schools Foundation will hold their first annual “Gifts of the Heart” donor recognition luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 10th at the House Restaurant in Burien. Here are the details: WHAT:... [Read more]

Longtime Highline Teacher & Swim Coach Robin Hoof Passes Away; Memorial Will Be Sunday, Nov. 8th

Longtime Highline Teacher & Swim Coach Robin Hoof Passes Away; Memorial Will Be Sunday, Nov. 8th

Robin Hoof, longtime swim coach and teacher for the Highline School District, lost her battle against cancer and passed away on Oct. 22nd. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 8th at 1pm at... [Read more]

Highline Schools Awards Benefit Luncheon Raises $65K

Highline Schools Awards Benefit Luncheon Raises $65K

Nearly 300 people helped raise $65,500 for the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence Friday at the 9th Annual Gold Star Awards Benefit Luncheon at the Doubletree Suites in Tukwila, and here are some pics from Photographer Michael Brunk:

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Highline Schools Foundation Announces Gold Star Winners

Highline Schools Foundation Announces Gold Star Winners

And the winners are..

Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence announced its 2009 Gold Star Award winners…

Foundation For Excellence Announces Gold Star Nominees

Foundation For Excellence Announces Gold Star Nominees

And the nominees are..

Nancy Paré, Executive Director of Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence has announced the nominees for the 2009 Highline Gold Star Awards.

Over 40 educators, volunteers and classified personnel were nominated by fellow educators, parents, citizens and students in the following classifications:

  • Outstanding Administrator/Principal
  • Outstanding Teacher
  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Outstanding Classified Employee

If you want to see if you, a friend, a neighbor, a relative or your favorite principal/teacher were nominated, just click here.

The winners will be selected by a volunteer committee that has been selected to review the Gold Star nominations and make recommendations as to who will be the winners in each category. The committee consists of a Highline School District representative, a Foundation Board representative, a Retired Teachers Association representative, and a PTSA representative. The committee is staffed by the Foundation Executive Director. The committee will be reviewing the submitted nominations materials and meeting early next week for decision making.

Stay tuned to the BTB as we will be announcing the winners next week.

New Advertiser:Highline School’s Foundation For Excellence

New Advertiser:Highline School’s Foundation For Excellence

The B-Town Blog is proud to announce that we have become the first Community Website Sponsor for Highline School’s Foundation for Excellence Gold Star Awards.

These awards have been presented annually since the inception of Highline Schools Foundation in 2001. Award recipients are selected from the following categories:

  • Outstanding Administrator/Principal
  • Outstanding Teacher
  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Outstanding Classified Employee

To download a ballot, please click here for a PDF file which you can then print, fill out and either mail or fax in.

All ballots must be postmarked by April 7th, and sent or faxed to:

Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence
245 SW 152nd Suite D
Burien, WA 98166
Fax: 206-838-6041

The winners will be honored at the Gold Star Benefit Luncheon at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Tukwila, coming up on May 29th. The Master of Ceremonies will be local funnyman John Keister, former Host of KING TV’s “Almost Live!“, local celebrity bald guy and former co-worker of the publisher of this here blog (EDITOR’S NOTE: whatever you do, don’t say this to John in an overly-enthusiastic voice: “Successful succession of successful success!“).

For more information on how you can attend this luncheon, please contact the foundation at 206-248-5196.

The Highline Schools Foundation Gold Star Benefit luncheon is sponsored by Boeing, BECU and Rogers and Norman.

Highline Schools Foundation mission is to “provide community resources to help Highline Public Schools Succeed. By enriching the classroom and school experience, we can engage students to reach a higher level.” Since 2001 the foundation has distributed over $250,000 to the 32 schools in the Highline District. Donors include corporate, foundations and private citizens.

For more information or to see how you might participate go to www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org.