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  • Individual student pictures and payment envelopes were distributed in homeroom.  Payment and/or unwanted pictures are due by April 3rd in the Counseling Center.

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  • Students if you wish to ride the bus home with another student or have someone ride the bus home with you you must do the following:

    Both you and the other person will need to have your parent/Gaurdian write a note and bring it to the office in the morning.  We will no longer write notes for students who call home during the day.  

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  • Our next meeting will be Thursday March 23rd.  We will be going to Lincoln elementary school to help pack Ruth’s Harvest bags.  Meet at the office and we will walk over together.  Please have parents pick you up at Lincoln school at 4PM.  

    We will also have a meeting on Wednesday, March 29th  after school until 3:30PM to assemble pinwheels for the Children’s Advocacy Center.  If any member has a free resource period Tuesday the 28th or or Wednesday 29th please come down to the office and you can begin working on them.  Any questions see Mrs. May or Mrs. Slimmer.

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  • Attention 8th grade students.  Penn State Mont Alto is offering STEM Camp 2017.  Share your love of STEM with other tech-savvy teens by exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics through fun interactive activities.  Flyers are available in the Counseling Center.  Registration is online at

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  • Expressing My Individuality is the current theme of Girls Circle.  Girls Circle explores topics such as celebrating individuality, diversity, and getting along with others.   We will be addressing goals, conflict styles, feeling good about ourselves, and taking time to relax. Activities include values exploration, "How Others See Me," making dream catchers, and potting a plant to symbolize personal growth.  Circle culminates with a girls' compliment circle.
    Ages:     9-14
    Where:   Unitarian Universalistic of Gettysburg, 136 S. Stratton St.  Gettysburg
    When:  Thursdays Weekly for 8 weeks March 9 - April 27, 2017
    Time:    4-5:30pm
    How do I register?  Contact Melissa Rosenberger at [ tel:(717)%20386-0913 ]717-386-0913 call/text
    Send registration form by email to: [ ] or schedule to meet prior
    Please register before attending.  Thank you!

    Center For Youth & Community Development
    Home of "Collaborating For Youth"
    P.O. Box 3576
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    717.338.0300 ext. 25 ]  


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  • Attention 8th grade students.  Applications for the 9th Annual CFY Youth Leadership Camp are available in the Counseling Center.  If you want to challenge yourself physically and mentally, this free camp from June 26th - 30th is for you.  Activities include a 55 foot tower ultimate challenge, low ropes course, boating, swimming, scavenger hunts, campfires, theater sports, team building activities, and more.

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  • Erin’s Law Event


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  • Penn State Mont Alto MedCamp 2017 is a week-long camp for students entering the 9th grade in fall 2017.  The week-long camp June 19th - 23rd introduces students to careers in the health and medical fields with hands-on activities and field trips.  Applications are online at  The deadline to apply is March 31st.

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  • Attention all students in grades 1-12 in Adams County come highlight your talents with us.

    Auditions: March 24,2017

    Rehearsal: April 7,2017

    Talent Show: April 8, 2017

    All events begin at Franklin Township Elementary at 7PM in the Auditorium - Old Rte 30, Cashtown,PA

    Any questions contact Gary Rebert 717-334-3050 or

    Over $1,000 in prizes. Top prize in each age group is $300. (1-6 or 7-12)


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  • It's Learning  Access to It's Learning


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  • Surrogate parents needed

    Surrogate Parents

    The LIU is seeking Surrogate Parents to support and represent students through the special education process. No special education experience needed. The virtual information session is on April 26. Click here for more. 

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  • Cashtown Lions Club to host 56th Annual Talent Show

    Talent Show

    The 56th Annual Cashtown Lions Club Talent Show will be held at Franklin Township Elementary on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  Any Adams County resident non-professional student in grades 1 through 12 is eligible to register.  Auditions will be held on Friday, March 24 at 7:00 PM and rehearsal will be held on Friday, April 7th at 7:00 PM at Franklin Township Elementary. 


    Please see the attached flyer for additional details and prize information. 

    Cashtown Lions Club Talent Show form

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  • GAHS Amnesty Chapter holding "conflict cuisine" dinner

    Amnesty On Tuesday, March 28, from 5-8 PM the Gettysburg High School Chapter of Amnesty International will be hosting a “conflict cuisine” themed meal to benefit Syrian refugees at Olivia’s Restaurant at 3015 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, PA 17325. The skilled kitchen staff will prepare a special mediterranean menu celebrating ancient regional  culinary traditions that will provide diners with an opportunity to enjoy food much like that  from the conflicted region and support refugees with a portion of the proceeds.


    The concept of conflict cuisine was developed by several organizations such as Conflict Kitchen in Pittsburgh and uses food from conflict plagued regions as a demonstration of common experiences and shared humanity of all people around the world.


    The direct recipient of the proceeds from this event will be the American Refugee Committee. This highly-rated charity provides shelter, food, hygiene, protection, education and entrepreneurial guidance to displaced peoples throughout the world.  Currently this organization is helping victims of the conflicts in Syria, South Sudan, Myanmar. ARM has a great reputation and has received a very high rating on the Charity Navigator site. If you have any questions about this event or the Gettysburg High School Amnesty please contact Peter Sontheimer at Gettysburg Area High School.

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  • Vision Van coming to GAMS

    Free Vision Screening

    The event will take place on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at the Gettysburg Area Middle School from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

     The screenings are first come, first served and Family First Health will have volunteers to ensure the event goes smoothly. Parents will have to sign a consent form, in the event that their child would have to go on the van for more extensive screenings. Please fill out the form in advance if possible. 

    Questions can be directed to Courtney Lewis at (717) 801-4808. 


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  • Medication take back scheduled in Adams County

    Medication Collection


    The event is scheduled for April 29th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout several locations in Adams County. See the flyer for additional details.

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  • Color Run Color Run for a cause to be held in April

    The color run will be held on April 29th, 2017 with all proceeds benefiting the Autistic Support Program at Gettysburg High School.


    Please see the flyer for more details.


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  • Amazon Smiles  

    Support the Gettysburg Area Education Foundation when you shop on Amazon. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to GAEF when our charitable organizations is selected by you!
    Which items are eligible for the 0.5% donation? Any item sold on the AmazonSmile Site which is marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on the relevant item detail page.
    Help us spread the word and begin using this link today:


    GAEF Amazon Smiles


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  • Backpack Program Partners with Community Aid: sustainability

    Ruth's Harvest The Gettysburg Area School District has agreed to partner with Partners in Adams County Support CommunityAid, a non-profit organization with a mission to help those most vulnerable in our local communities.

    All proceeds earned from the bins on our campuses will be earmarked for the Ruth's Harvest and Franklin Friends weekend meals programs in the District.  The District will receive a monthly donation, based on the amount of clothing items collected in the bins.  Additionally, our needy students will be eligible to receive clothing care cards to shop at their Hanover or Mechanicsburg stores.

    This is an easy way for your used (and clean) clothes to be converted to cash and support our students. Last year we had 230 students in Ruth's Harvest and 51 students in Franklin Friends programs.

    Please consider making a clothing donation!  (If you have more donations than will fit in the bin - we can make special arrangements with the CommunityAid organization so the District receives the financial credit.



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