The Highline Schools Foundation this week announced that nominations are now open for their Gold Star Awards for 2021.

The Gold Star awards process recognizes the teachers, staff members, administrators, alums and volunteers that make Highline Public Schools so special.

The winners of the Gold Star Awards will be honored at the Gold Star Fundraising Breakfast on Friday, April 2, 2021.

Do you work with or for a person who has made a significant contribution in our district? The Highline Schools Foundation would like to recognize their work. They encourage you to take this opportunity to give recognition to the outstanding staff and volunteers in Highline Public Schools.

Each year, the Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for its prestigious and much-anticipated Gold Star Awards.  These awards provide the 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.

The Foundation is actively seeking nominations for all award categories.

    • Outstanding Teacher
    • Outstanding Rookie Teacher
    • Outstanding Volunteer
    • Outstanding Classified Staff 
    • Outstanding Professional Staff
    • Outstanding Administrator
    • Outstanding Alumnus

Nominations can be submitted online at The deadline is Friday, February 12, 2021.

“Every year, the list of nominees is impressive and includes many well-deserving teachers, staff, administrators and volunteers” said Justin Kraft, Highline Schools Foundation Board President. “Highline Schools Foundation looks forward to honoring the nominees at the Gold Star Awards BASH in March and the winners at the Gold Star Fundraising Breakfast in April.”

Highline Schools Foundation makes an impact on every student in Highline Public Schools, every day, by providing the resources they need to excel.  Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $10 million in support to Highline Public Schools. The Foundation is governed by a dedicated group of volunteer Trustees and is the only 501(c)(3) organization supporting all Highline Public Schools.

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