• Gettysburg Area Education Foundation

    "Supporting Quality Education"

     Apple Harvest Festival

     Volunteer with GAEF at the National Apple Harvest Festival! 

    GAEF needs you to help at the Pit Beef stand at Apple Harvest Saturday, October 5th and 12th. There are three different shifts and 10 individuals are needed for each shift. As a volunteer, you receive FREE admission into the Apple Harvest Festival. Tickets will be taken to the GASD building all GASD staff/students work/attend and friends of GAEF can pick up their tickets at the GASD Administration Office, 900 Biglerville Rd, Gettysburg.  Tickets will be available the Friday before the Saturday your have volunteered.  GAEF uses the proceeds from this fundraiser to support the educational, social and cultural experience of the students of the Gettysburg Area School District.  

    Shift 1: 11AM - 1PM        Shift 2: 1PM - 3PM       Shift 3: 3PM - 5:30PM


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     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


    Support GAEF at this year's Giving Spree!  Our goal it to 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!

    Giving Spree Nov 7

    2019 Giving Spree Donor Form

     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!Willie the Warrior Pig



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    Making purchase on Amazon?  Here's a simple way to support GAEF while you are shopping!

    Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to GAEF when our charitable organization 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.
    Help us spread the word and begin using this link today: GAEF Amazon Smile