Hi everybody! The blogging has been a little slow lately due to a quick trip to a Latino education summit, but I'm still getting around. Last week, I visited PSAT testing on the Evergreen Campus and a great recycling event at North Hill. I'll be writing those up soon, as well as visits to Child Care Resources' fundraiser and White Center Promise. And Monday I'm headed to Global Connections at Tyee for a very fun visit. More on those soon.
Saturday night was Oktoberfest at the Cove in Normandy Park. It's one of the Highline Schools Foundation's annual fundraisers. Once again, the Foundation put on a show that was upbeat and entertaining, as well as being a savvy revenue generator. The fun parts included great music and dancing, interesting auction items, and Foundation board members serving brats in lederhosen. The fundraising included silent and live auctions, a dessert frenzy (each table bids on the best desserts), and "raise the paddle" donations in support of arts and athletics.
Many folks came together for this night to be possible. Ashley Fosberg and the Foundation staff and volunteers have been working overtime to put on two events this month (with the Brat Trot 5K last weekend). Chuck Tuman and his sidekick Travis kept the auction light as MCs, rocking the lederhosen. President Sili Savusa's attendance represented the school board. And I'm appreciative of the many Highline staff who were present, including principals Vicki Fisher, Mike Fosberg, Rick Wisen, and Julie Hunter, ERAC staffers Catherine Carbone Rogers, John Boyd, Kim O'Neil, Janet Hodson, and Charlene Edwards, and many teachers. A final shout-out goes to the generous Terri McMahan, district athletic director, who purchased two tables and led the support of athletics throughout the evening.