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Message From The Principal

  • Welcome to the home page for Gettysburg Area High School... and welcome to the #WarriorWay! 

    Mission -

    Gettysburg Area High School will establish an environment of respect and integrity as our collaborative community creates opportunities to engage learners in experiences that provoke critical thought and challenge their creative intelligences.

    Vision -

    Gettysburg Area High School ensures that all learners have access to a rigorous curriculum of experiences that will develop into a personally relevant pathway to future success and ultimately mold citizens who will make positive and meaningful contributions to the world around them.

     Jeremy Lusk

    Jeremy Lusk, Principal
    (717) 334-6254, opt. 2, ext 6252

    Twitter  @GAHS_Lusk

    Kristy Caywood

    Kristy Caywood, Assistant Principal (9th-10th)
    (717) 334-6254, opt. 2, ext. 6253

    Twitter  @GAHS_Caywood


     Michael Rupp, Assistant Principal (11th-12th)
    (717) 334-6254, opt. 2, ext. 6282

     Twitter  @GAHS_Rupp


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    • NOW - Purchase a 2020-2021 GAHS Yearbook via JOSTENS 
    • Mar 4, 5, & 6 - Spring Musical - EVERYTHING IS... A Musical Cabaret- 7:00 PM (Thurs/Fri), 2:00 PM (Sat) *limited seating available


    SENIORS - Make sure you stay on track for GRADUATION! Stay in touch with your school counselor, and take advantage of every opportunity to help your FUTURE self. This includes applying for scholarships. The counseling center also has information about apprenticeship programs and other job opportunities for interested students. Continue to monitor the counseling center website and canvas page, and ALSO start your Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars application now! Dollars for Scholars can help ALL students, not just those who are college-bound. Apply today!

    GRADES 9-11 - Students are now able to select their courses for the 2021-2022 school year. All students in grades 9-11 have access to the scheduling course in Canvas. Counselors will be inviting all 9th and 10th-grade students to meet with them to discuss their selections, graduation requirements, and to answer any questions they have. Counselors will email an invitation with a Zoom link if we are remote or will send a pass to come to the Counseling Center if we are back in the building at the time of their appointment. In addition, 11th-grade students and 11th-grade parents should have received a letter via email providing a link to schedule junior meetings with their son/daughter's counselor. If you or your son/daughter have not scheduled their junior meeting, please do so ASAP. Lastly, please remind your son/daughter to select their courses using the Canvas course AND to check their email on a daily basis for more information from their counselor.



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  • Tuesday, March 9

    Now that March has arrived, AP exams aren't far behind!  The high school library has lots of AP Test books to help you prepare.  Place a hold in Destiny or email Mrs. Saltzer to make a request.  There's a great chance that we have what you need!
    Last week, the Gettysburg Chess Team wrapped up their 2020-21 campaign with a hard-fought loss to eventual league champs Waynesboro.  Winners for Gettysburg were Max Ma and Bryant Marsh on boards 5 and 6.  The Warriors finished in 2nd place with a record of 4-2.   At the league tournament held on Saturday, February 20, 4 players competed virtually and came home with equally virtual "hardware."  The top finishers were Andrew Bach, placing 2nd in the prestigious Open section, and Deven Platt taking 3rd in the Reserve section.  Ben Martin and Max Ma, who also competed in the tournament, finished 8th in the open and 7th in the reserve, respectively.
    In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day, Maggie Mooney will be leading a Calligraphy Workshop themed around Irish Blessings in Mrs. Dreves classroom C117 this Wednesday, March 3, after school until 4:30. All supplies are provided.  She will also share a brief overview of her favorite places that she has visited in Ireland. Email or see Mrs. Dreves to learn how to reserve your spot on SignupGenius.
    Have you ever wanted to learn how to twist balloon animals? Here’s your chance! National Art Honor Society will be working with Adventure in Fun LLC to learn how to create some balloon bears to cheer up residents at a senior living facility as part of a national-wide #AdoptAGrandparent and we are inviting interested students to join our workshop. The two workshops will take place after school until 5:00 pm in the high school cafeteria.  B Day students are invited this Thursday, March 4; A Day students are invited next Monday, March 8. This is a first come, first served opportunity. Email or see Mrs. Dreves for details on how to reserve your spot on SignupGenius.
    The Art Department is excited to announce that March is Youth Art Month and we have a lot to celebrate!  Last month there were so many creative people that won awards through Scholastic Art and Writing in the South Central PA region that we are going to spread this announcement out over the course of two weeks!  There is a 1 in 10 chance of earning these awards. An "Honorable Mention" recognizes accomplished creative works by students showing great skill and potential. These students were recognized with HONORABLE MENTIONS in 2021:  In WRITING:  "Pip" Koslofsky; in ART:  Abigail Blainey, Karli Bortner, Jonah Brainard, Gabriella Shelleman-Wetzel.  Congratulations!
    You’ll hear about more students who’ve won honorable mentions over the next few days.  
    Thinking about Spring Sports?  Listen up for some important information if you hope to be a GHS student/athlete this spring:
    If you are interested in playing baseball, softball, boys tennis, boys lacrosse, or girls lacrosse, PLEASE get your physicals and re-certs in!  The spring season begins one week from today, on March 8.  Without the correct paperwork, students will not be allowed to try out. If you need the paperwork or have questions, please come to the Athletic Office. 
    If you're interested in playing boys lacrosse this spring, come to an open gym!  No equipment is necessary.  Please stop by the Athletic Office to get information on this week's schedule.  
    Interested in playing baseball?  There will be open workouts for baseball this Tuesday, March 2; Thursday, March 4, and Friday, March 5 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in the high school gym.  Please stop by the Athletic Office if you have any questions.
    The following higher education institutions will be holding Zoom meetings in the near future.  If you would like to meet with representatives, meeting links can be found on the Counseling Center website under "College Information."  If you would like Mrs. Knox to email the meeting link directly, please contact her at  The schedule includes:     
    Tuesday, March 2
    10:30 am  Shippensburg University
    Wednesday, March 3
    9:30 am  FIDM - Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles
    1:00 pm  Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
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  • Gettysburg Area High School - Sign up for Meals

    This is a follow-up message to Dr. Perrin’s communication informing you of the necessity to close the Gettysburg Area High School (school building). On Monday, I sent an update that spoke to the ongoing daily challenges of maintaining an environment within Gettysburg Area High School that allows our students to engage with staff members in a safe and healthy way. Unfortunately, this recent influx of positive Covid-19 cases has pushed our school building into a position that requires us to close our doors in a physical sense.

    Education MUST continue, and it will. Opportunities to learn will remain the norm. We have planned to keep these opportunities flowing in a way that maintains as much consistency as possible. The plan for students is as follows (also attached - PDF)...

    Students - Please communicate questions or concerns with your teachers via Canvas Inbox or Gmail (if using Gmail, check for responses daily).

    As I said on Monday, “Remote learning requires discipline and drive but also a willingness to ask for help. As students practice self-regulation and time management, they must also practice self-advocacy and communication when help is needed.” Our school community is tasked with preparing students for an incredibly challenging future. To do that, we MUST respond collaboratively to the challenges of the moment. Each day, we must work together to get a little bit better. We will. Go Warriors!

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  • Please see the attached PDF for information about applying for Free/Reduced meals. Here is a direct LINK to apply online. 

    Free and Reduced PDF

    Free and Reduced PDF - Spanish

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