Gold Star 2017
“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.
Do you work with or for a person who has made a significant contribution in our district? We would like to recognize their work and encourage you to take this opportunity to give recognition to the outstanding staff and volunteers in Highline Public Schools. Nominate them for a Gold Star Award! Gold Star Awards Nomination Form
GOLD STAR AWARDS BASH!
Everyone is invited to celebrate all the award nominees at the Gold Star Awards BASH! on March 16 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! [MORE INFORMATION]
GOLD STAR AWARDS BREAKFAST
2016 Gold Star Award winner Michael Strand with his parents Shirley & Bert Strand, Dianna Tonkin and Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield
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. [MORE INFORMATION]
Gold Star Sponsors
Support through corporate and individual sponsorship plays an integral role in the Foundation’s success.
Thank you Sponsors!
The Boeing Company
Dan and Claudia House, The Tin Room
Executive Event Sponsor
The Partners Group
King County Housing Authority
Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
A gift to Highline Schools Foundation is something much bigger than one donation – it signifies that you believe in a future where all students reach their highest potential, where all teachers can provide enriched learning experiences and where all graduates are college or career ready – and that such a future is worth fighting for.
YOUR support makes it possible!
Your donations make a difference in the lives of individual students and your gifts help to provide outstanding academic and athletic programs, scholarships, tools for our teachers, a rich community environment and so much more.
ANY amount you can give helps us immensely,
so please consider making a donation today.
Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate all the award nominees at the Gold Star Awards BASH! 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 party to attend! [TICKETS]
Our annual Gold Star Awards Breakfast is the largest fundraiser supporting the exciting, bold work being done to benefit all students in Highline Public Schools. A passed bond, graduation rates climbing, students reaching their potential! Let's celebrate our kids and community together in this important fundraiser for Highline Schools Foundation. [RSVP TODAY]
With tuition costs rising, financial aid and scholarships are a very necessary piece of the higher education puzzle. Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships in their senior year of high school to help reduce the cost of college.
Thanks to generous funders, the Foundation is proud to offer many different types of scholarships with awards up to $20,000—and only one application to complete!
Scholarships are open to all graduating seniors who are enrolled full-time in a Highline Public School.
2016 Outstanding Teacher - Heidi Jacobson-Beal, Beverly Park Elementary
Please tell us about your "Gold Star!"
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! 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.
Gold Star Awards Nomination Form
A big initiative the Foundation supports is Graduate! Highline. Graduate! Highline was initiated by a group of community and civic leaders, district alumni and passionate supporters of Highline students. The vision is to build a grassroots movement fueled by participation from every corner of the community: individual citizens, local businesses, community-based organizations, faith communities, and corporate business partners.
Our graduation rates are climbing but not nearly fast enough. It is the goal of this movement to create urgency to increase our graduation rates, and to convey a commitment to our students and belief in what they can accomplish.
Highline Schools Foundation makes an impact on every student in our district, every day, by providing the resources they need to excel. We support Highline Public Schools' promise, that "every student is known by name, strength and need, and graduates ready for college, career and citizenship."