Support GAEF at this year's Giving Spree! Our goal is to fully fund our endowment so we can have the greatest impact in our schools, for the students and teachers. Click on the link below to download a copy of the 2019 Giving Spree form so that you can plan your giving for November 7th!
Willie the Warrior Pig is dressed and ready for the Giving Spree! She has on her game day best and there is no hammin' around - this girl is going for the GOLD - those GOLD Coins that the first 1,000 Giving Spree participants receive when you enter the "Spree"! Visit Willie and say hello to some BIG Warrior Fans and Friends of the Gettysburg Area Education Foundation!
Giving Spree Match Challenge Honoring Rebecca Krishan
To recognize the distinguished service of Rebecca Krishan, Gettysburg Area Education Foundation's first director, a donor has pledged to match the first $1,000.00 in gifts made to the GAEF endowment fund (33E) during the Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree. After three amazing years, Rebecca decided to step down as GAEF director to concentrate on herself and her family. Under Rebecca's watch, GAEF's mission to enhance student educational, social and cultural experiences through community support became a reality. A major goal of Rebecca's vision for GAEF was to work towards building the foundation's endowment. The endowment, once fully funded, is a gift that will keep on giving.
Please help GAEF recognize Rebecca Krishan for her service, her vision, and her passion to the Gettysburg Area School District community by giving to the Gettysburg Area Education Foundation Endowment (33E) at this year's ACCF Giving Spree on November 7th at Gettysburg Area Middle School from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
GAEF Awards Gettysburg Area School District Funds
to Expland the Genius Hour Program
Three 5th grade teachers (one from each building) from Gettysburg Area School District are expanding Genius Hour offerings in their buildings. The Instructional Coaching staff, along with some other support teachers will assist with the implementation of a grant received in the amount of $12,500 from the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust on behalf of The Gettysburg Area Education Foundation (GAEF).
Genius Hour, a project created by Google to encourage employee involvement, is a 21st Century Learning practice that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom for a portion of their school week. The project encourages research and integrates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning opportunities with freedom for the student to choose any school appropriate topic. The program can be completed with or without funding; however, the grant will allow students to choose topics that wouldn't have been possible without certain equipment and resources. After research, development and creation, students will present their final projects to the school and community.
Pictured left to right back row: Jamie La Vergne; teacher, Lisa Gormley; Instructional Coach, Kati Heefner; Instructional Coach, Mindy Bortner; teacher, Jessica Spinks; teacher and Forrest Haffey; teacher. Left to right front row: Therese Prevoznik, Gettysburg Area Education Foundation and Ann Baun, Instructional Technology Director
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