Put Your HANDS UP! For Highline Schools Foundation Gold Star Awards

Our friends at the Highline Schools Foundation want our Readers to know that they’ll be presenting ‘HANDS UP! For Highline Schools’ as the theme for their 2012 Gold Star Awards events and programs.

This year there will be two distinct events:

  • Gold Star Awards BASH! on Thursday evening, March 22
  • Gold Star Awards Breakfast on Friday morning, April 20

“In response to our community, we are presenting two Gold Star events this year!” reads a note on their website. “A low-ticket price, evening reception called the Gold Star Awards BASH where all Gold Star Winners will be announced, and a Gold Star Awards Fundraising Breakfast that honors those winners and celebrates the good work going on in our schools with the support of the Highline Schools Foundation.”

To participate in this great local cause, check out the following links:

Here are the details:


WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Production Shop (an event space in Burien) 14634 9th Avenue SW. Burien

COST: $15; to Purchase Tickets: visit www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org


WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2012; Check in 7:00. Breakfast 7:30-9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Conference Center

COST: Free to attend. A minimum donation of $125 is suggested at the event.

REGISTRATION: Invitations sent via email in late February. All are welcome. To receive an invitation please visit www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org/fundraising or call the Foundation office at (206) 248-5196.

INFO: Complimentary Parking available. Here’s more info:

Each year, Gold Star is a much-anticipated awards celebration and fundraiser to benefit the Foundation, which is the only non-profit organization supporting all schools in the Highline School District. The Foundation directly supports students in our district in areas where state funding cannot, through grants for classroom innovation, funding for arts programming, help for students in need with sports participation fees, a substantial college scholarship program, and more. In eleven years since the Foundation began, it has given over $1,000,000 in funds to programs and students in Highline Public Schools.

Below is a list of important Gold Star Related Events and Programs:

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2012 Gold Star Awards in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Teacher
  • Outstanding Administrator
  • Outstanding Alumnus
  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Outstanding Classified Employee (non-certified staff)

Nominations can be submitted online at www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org or follow the directions on the attached nomination form.

NOMINATIONS FROM the entire school and surrounding communities—staff, parents, students, business owners, and community members, are welcome and encouraged. The deadline for nominations to be submitted is Friday, March 9, 2011.

The Annual Gold Star Awards is the largest fundraiser supporting the entire Highline School District. At this event, not only does the Foundation honor the Gold Star Award Winners, they raise critical funds to support the 18,000+ public school students by putting much-needed resources back into Highline Schools.

Teachers and parents—this one’s for you! This is a red-carpet style unveiling of the 2012 Gold Star Award Winners, complete with drinks, light appetizers, dancing, and emcee. It’s our district’s version of the Academy Awards. All for only $15.

Thank you to Alaska Airlines and Comcast for their early support of the Gold Star Awards Breakfast. Sponsorship support is critical to the success of Gold Star. Many levels of sponsorship are available, from $10,000 Premier Sponsor to $1,000 Community Sponsor. Please contact Ashley Fosberg, Executive Director, at [email protected], for more information.

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