How the Foundation is supporting the Highline Community during COVID-19

During this time of school closures due to COVID-19, Highline Schools Foundation has been hard at work ensuring that families have what they need to get through this difficult time.

  • Funds have been raised to supply grocery store gift cards to families in need, and we are still accepting donations HERE if you’d like to support this effort. To date, more than $15,600 has been raised to feed families. Social workers, counselors, and family liaisons are distributing these throughout the district.
  • Funds have been raised to provide supplies for two childcare centers that Highline Public Schools set up for students of healthcare workers and first responders. To date, just over $5,000 has been raised for these centers. Donations can be made HERE.
  • Highline Schools Foundation has partnered with World Vision and four area churches to provide boxes of food and essentials to families in need. 400 families a week are being helped through this program. Again, social workers, counselors and family liaisons from the district are scheduling families to pick up these distributions.

Thank you for the amazing generosity of the community. Together, we will get through this. You all are our #HighlineHeros.

Update on the 2020 Gold Star Fundraising Breakfast

The Gold Star Breakfast is the Highline Schools Foundation’s biggest fundraising event of the year, giving us the opportunity to provide basic needs to students throughout Highline Public Schools, boost innovative learning in classrooms and libraries through Excel and Impact Grants, and other funding to bridge the gap. In light of current public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the announcement that Highline Public Schools will be closed through April 24th, we are electing to put plans for the Gold Star Fundraising Breakfast on hold.

This hold will allow for us to pause and readjust to ensure the health and safety of our staff, Board, and many community partners. It will also allow us to focus on the role that the Foundation will take in supporting the students, families, and educators in Highline Public Schools during this period. Please consider making a gift to help support our mission at this time. Your support will allow us to maintain support for our students and families throughout school closures. You can make a gift here:

Collage of Gold Star Winners

Congratulations to all Gold Star Winners!

Outstanding Administrator – Kym Nelson, Principal at Valley View Early Learning Center
Outstanding Rookie Teacher – Alejandra Rodas-Vasco, Teacher at Hilltop Elementary
Outstanding Staff (Classified) – Jeremy Praven, Security Officer at Pacific Middle School
Outstanding Staff (Professional) – Dottie Handley-More, Occupational Therapist in Highine Public Schools
Outstanding Volunteer – Jennifer Manchester, Volunteer at Marvista Elementary
Outstanding Alumnus – Dan House, owner of The Tin Room Bar & Theater, Dan the Sausageman
Outstanding Teacher – Joseph Boyer, Teacher at Evergreen High School

Read the full story on all of our winners here!

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