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  • THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the Tony® Award-nominated musical "Million Dollar Quartet" at the 5th Annual "GAEF Night at the Totem Pole Playhouse!  Together, we raised over $760.00 to support the students and classrooms of Gettysburg Area School District!

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    • THANK YOU to Kim, Laura, and Tim from Members 1st Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the Pre-Show Reception!
    • THANK YOU Adams County Winery for donating a tour and tasting for up to eight people!
    • THANK YOU to Therese Prevoznik, Larry and Janet Redding, Anna-Mae Kobbe and Doug Newell, and Joyce Wingard for their very generous donations!
    • THANK YOU to Kathy and Bill Hewitt for providing the Pre-Show Reception refreshments!
    • THANK YOU to Michele Orner for providing the wine-themed vintage Longaberger basket and the items that filled it.
    • THANK YOU to Gettysburg Print and Frame for providing affordable quality yard signs and banners!
    We're already planning for next year's "GAEF Night at the Totem Pole Playhouse!" Stay tuned!

    Congratulations Spring 2023
    GAEF Innovation and Challenge Grant Recipients!
    Lincoln Elementary:  "Lincoln Elementary Warrior Way"
    GAMS:  "White Boards for Building Thinking Classrooms"

    LE PS BIG CHCEK     2023 I&C GAMS

    The work of the Gettysburg Area Education Foundation is rooted in these beliefs:
    Investment in today’s children is an investment in the future
    All students should have access to the resources they require to meet their potential
    Our community recognizes the value of educational experiences
    As a foundation we have a unique opportunity to engage our community
    Our role is to support, not supplant, district services
    Our school district employees are committed to quality
    We have an obligation for responsible stewardship of the funds and resources entrusted to us

Headlines & Features

  • 2020 Teacher Gratitude



     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.

    Genius Hour Grant Presentation

    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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