Be Part of the Highline Schools Foundation’s 2017 Gold Star Awards! Highline Schools Foundation announces “Celebrate! Highline” as the 2017 Gold Star Awards theme. “Celebrate! Highline” celebrates a passed bond, graduation rates climbing, and students reaching their potential! At this year’s breakfast, attendees will be inspired to go “Celebrate! Highline” and Celebrate our kids and community together at this important fundraiser for Highline Schools Foundation. GOLD STAR AWARD NOMINATIONS Each year, the Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for its prestigious and much-anticipated Gold Star Awards. “Various individuals have been honored with Gold Star Awards because our community has taken the time to nominate them, but we can’t acknowledge them if we don’t hear about them!” said Foundation Board President Marco Milanese. “These awards provide our community the opportunity to honor those in our schools and district who have shown outstanding support of students and education and who give all of us inspiration and direction.” Do you work with or for a person who has made a significant contribution in our district? The Highline Schools Foundation would like to recognize their work. They encourage you to take this opportunity to give recognition to the outstanding staff and volunteers in Highline Public Schools. The Foundation is actively seeking nominations for all award categories.

  • Outstanding Teacher
  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Outstanding Classified or Professional Support Staff
  • Outstanding Administrator
  • Outstanding Alumnus
  • Rookie Teacher of the Year
Nominations can be submitted online at:

The deadline is Wednesday March 1, 2017 GOLD STAR AWARDS BASH Everyone is invited to celebrate all the award nominees at the Gold Star Awards BASH! on March 17 at the Beach Park Event Center in Des Moines. Whether you are supporting a specific nominee or just want to be in on the fun and be the first to hear who wins, this is the night to celebrate all the outstanding Teachers, Volunteers, Alumni, Staff and Administrators of Highline Public Schools! Drinks and light appetizers included for only $20! WHEN: Thursday, March 16, 2017; 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm WHERE: The Beach Park Event Center – 22030 Cliff Ave South, Des Moines COST: $20 Tickets on sale now: www.highlineschoolsfoundation.orgGOLD STAR AWARDS BREAKFAST The Gold Star Awards Breakfast is the largest fundraiser supporting the exciting, bold work being done to benefit all students in Highline Public Schools. Each year, Highline Schools Foundation invites civic, community and corporate leaders to a lively celebration to benefit Highline’s 20,000 students. All of the funds raised by Highline Schools Foundation help students and teachers in Highline Public Schools get the resources they need to be successful. The Foundation funds a myriad of needs in Highline-including scholarships, district athletic needs, technology, college and career readiness, early learning initiatives and support for our neediest students and families. On February 1, the Board of Trustees for the Highline Schools Foundation announced that they selected Anne Baunach as the new Executive Director of the Foundation. “I am thrilled to have joined this amazing Highline community and am excited about my first Gold Star Awards Breakfast!” said Anne Baunach. “I look forward to working with this community for many years as we come together to gather the resources necessary to create a path to success for each student.” WHEN: Friday, April 14, 2017; Check in 7:00 am | Breakfast 7:30 am – 9:00 am WHERE: Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 – 36th Avenue S, Seattle PARKING: Complimentary REGISTER: The Gold Star Awards Breakfast is a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation. There is no charge to attend, however a minimum donation of $200 at the event is suggested. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Support through corporate and individual sponsorship plays an integral role in the Foundation’s success. Thank you to Premier Sponsors Alaska Airlines, The Boeing Company, and Dan and Claudia House, The Tin Room; Executive Event Sponsor The Partners Group; Gold Sponsors Bassetti Architects and King County Housing Authority; and Community Sponsors: Cedarbrook Lodge and Ferguson Wellman Capital Management for their early support of the Gold Star Awards Breakfast. Many levels of sponsorship are available, from $10,000 Premier Sponsor to $1,250 Community Sponsor. For more information, please contact Anne M. Baunach, Executive Director at [email protected] or 206-218-5196. About Highline Schools Foundation: Highline Schools Foundation makes an impact on every student in our district, every day, by providing the resources they need to excel. The Foundation is proud to partner with Highline Public Schools in keeping their promise: that “every student is known by name, strength and need, and graduates ready for college, career and citizenship.” In 2016, the Foundation distributed over $750,000 in scholarships, grants and programs to Highline students. The Foundation is governed by a dedicated group of volunteer Trustees and is the only 501(c)(3) organization supporting all Highline Public Schools. For more information visit]]>

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