February 25th is the NAEP assessment for 8th graders. NAEP is the only assessment that measures what U.S. students know and can do in various subjects across the nation. It’s also called The Nation's Report Card! Only 50 8th graders were randomly selected to participate and those who were selected had a letter sent home last month via your homeroom teacher. A pass with what time you should report to the LGI will be given to you in homeroom the date of the assessment. A list of those students who were selected was also shared with your teachers. If you have any questions, please come down to Guidance and see Ms. Seissler
If you are an 8th grade student with an interest in a career in the medical field, there is an exciting opportunity for you to attend Med Camp - a summer program offered through Penn State Mont Alto. Students who attend the summer program will have the opportunity to visit medical research facilities, emergency medicine units, hospitals, and labs, and learn about careers in healthcare. To learn more, stop by the guidance office and pick up a flyer with information and a link to apply online.
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.
The Gettysburg Area School District has agreed to partner with 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.