Highline Schools Foundation seeking nominations for Gold Star Awards


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The Highline Schools Foundation is seeking nominations for this year’s Gold Star Awards, the theme of which will be “Own Your Impact,” and with the big event set for Friday, April 17.

The deadline to nominate is Wednesday, March 4.

Each year, Highline Schools Foundation invites civic, community and corporate leaders to a lively celebration to benefit students in Highline Public Schools. Emceed by Pete Fewing, Head Coach of the Seattle University Redhawks men’s soccer team, this year’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast on Friday, April 17th at Cedarbrook Lodge will entertain, challenge, and inspire all who attend.

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 keeping 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, Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for their prestigious Gold Star Awards.  Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2015 Gold Star Awards in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Teacher
  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Outstanding Classified or Professional Support Staff
  • Outstanding Administrator
  • Outstanding Alumnus
  • and a new award, Rookie Teacher of the Year, recognizing a teacher with three or less years of total teaching experience, who demonstrates outstanding abilities in their field early in their career.

Nominations can be submitted online at www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org

The deadline is Wednesday March 4, 2015

GOLD STAR AWARDS BREAKFASTGSA - 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 20,000 students in Highline with the resources they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Own Your Impact, Gold Star Awards Breakfast

WHEN:  Friday, April 17, 2015;  Check in 7:00 am. Breakfast 7:30 am – 9:00 am

WHERE: Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 – 36th Avenue S, Seattle (FREE parking)

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

TICKETS: Buy online at www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org

Featuring: 

  • Emcee Pete Fewing, Head Coach of the Seattle University Redhawks men’s soccer team and Highline Public Schools Alumnus
  • A report on district successes and challenges from Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield
  • The2015 Gold Star Award winners

GSA - bashGOLD 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 19, 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE:  Technology Access Foundation (TAF) Headquarters, 605 SW 108th St., Seattle:

COST: $15

TICKETS: Tickets on sale now:  www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Support from businesses and individuals is integral to the Foundation’s success.  Thank you to The Boeing Company, Alaska Airlines, Comcast, Badgley Phelps Investment Managers, Recology/Cleanscapes, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management and Foster Pepper PLLC for your 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 Ashley Fosberg, Executive Director, at [email protected].


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