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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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