Gold Star Award Nomination Form

The 2015 Gold Star Award Nomination period has closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated someone for a Gold Star Award this year.

Now it’s time to celebrate the outstanding Teachers, Volunteers, Alumni, Staff and Administrators of Highline Public Schools! 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 2015 Gold Star Award winners. Drinks, light appetizers and dancing included for only $15. Don’t miss the party – buy your tickets today!


Gold Star Awards NominationsHighline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards are prestigious honors in our school community, recognizing Highline Public Schools’ best and brightest Teachers, Volunteers, Alumni, Staff and Administrators. The Foundation relies on the entire community to bring forward the names of those to be considered for these awards through the Gold Star Award Nomination process.

For Outstanding Administrator, Classified Support Staff, Volunteer and Alumnus:
Please include detailed information about why you are nominating this person, including specific examples of the nominee’s outstanding work.

For Outstanding Teacher
The Gold Star Outstanding Teacher will also represent the District as its Teacher of the Year in the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction sponsored regional contest. OSPI requires more information from those nominating a Teacher of the Year. While explaining why you are nominating this person, please address as much of the following criteria as possible:

    • Personal effectiveness
    • Community involvement
    • History of professional development
    • Philosophy on education and education reform
    • Commitment to education
    • Strong interest in students’ education
    • Achievements and recognitions
    • Effectiveness in working with diverse ethnicities

NEW Category in 2015!
Gold Star Rookie Teacher of the Year

This new award recognizes a teacher in Highline Public Schools with 3 or less years of total teaching experience in Highline or any other district, and who demonstrates outstanding abilities in their field early in their career.

Upcoming Events

Gold Star Awards BASH!
Drinks, light appetizers and dancing included for only $15 ! The Gold Star Awards BASH! is a red-carpet style event with a LIVE announcement of the 2015 Gold Star Award winners. Please join us! Don't miss the party - buy your tickets today.
Gold Star Awards Breakfast ~ “Own Your Impact” ... Friday, April 17, 2015 at Cedarbrook Lodge

Our annual Gold Star Awards Breakfast is our largest fundraiser supporting all 20,000 students in Highline Public Schools. Please join us as we celebrate our community, honor the 2015 Gold Star Award winners & raise critical funds for the nearly 20,000 students in Highline Public Schools. Reserve your seat today.

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