Congratulations Spring 2023
GAEF Innovation and Challenge Grant Recipients!
Lincoln Elementary: "Lincoln Elementary Warrior Way"
GAMS: "White Boards for Building Thinking Classrooms"
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
Gettysburg Writers Brigade Assists GAMS Students Participate In The 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Competition
Will Hutchison, founder of the Gettysburg Writers Brigade, presented a $1300.00 gift to Todd Orner, GAEF Director/President, during the group's weekly meeting at O'Rorke's Pub and Eatery in Gettysburg. This very generous gift comes from...
The Adams County Community Foundation is seeking applications for grants from the Shirley Smith Youth Service Fund. Grants will help the applicants cover up to 75% of the cost of a service project or mission work.
"In the Hall and On the Walls" is a school and community STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) partnership to enhance the learning environment at Gettysburg Area High School funded in part by a grant from the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust. In the time lapse video, GAHS JROTC student, Madison Taylor is adding the finishing touches to mural #2.
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