Weekly Update May 19, 2023
Herb N' Arts Fair
The Herb N’ Arts Fair at Creekside was a great display of student creativity and art. Students in the GLHS Community Art class organized countless activities for our community to celebrate the arts with art vendors, live music, craft sessions and food trucks!
Also during the day, there was the ribbon cutting for the new student-created murals now on display under the bridge at Creekside. Students from each of our buildings worked on murals that they felt represented the Gahanna community.
GJPS Summer Learning Tools
A few of our digital resources will be available to GJPS students all summer long! See below for more information about the tools and access. Students can access the resources using their school login for Classlink at https://launchpad.classlink.com/gahanna
Families can find a list of the GJPS Summer Learning Tools on the NEWS page of our GJPS webpage.
GJPS Summer Learning Tools (PDF)
Summer Reading Challenge
Columbus Metropolitan Library Reading Program
Starts Thursday, June 1
Read 15 minutes a day to earn prizes!
Plus earn entries into raffles for even more prizes!
3 Ways to Sign Up Starting June 1
- Visit any Columbus Metropolitan Library location
- Beginning on Thursday, June 1, 2023, Register for summer program online.
- Download the Beanstack app from the App Store and Google Play
High Point Elementary
Congratulations to all of our GJPS elementary after-school Chinese programs celebrating the end of the school year with plays, presentations and awards. Shoutout to High Point Elementary for the awesome celebration last week!
Middle School East
Students recently shared presentations at the Eighth Grade Middle School East Success Fair. The fair took place in the library and students gave their presentations four or five times throughout the period to fellow students, staff and family members. The projects and presentations got students thinking about their future careers and what they must do in order to achieve them.
Lincoln High School | Jefferson Elementary
Lincoln High School orchestra students recently visited our elementary buildings to perform a concert containing several Disney songs in preparation for the Orchestra’s trip to Disneyworld in Orlando.
Take a look at our high school students teaching Jefferson Elementary students how to play some notes!
GJPS Summer Enrichment Opportunities
Exciting enrichment opportunities are available this summer for FREE!
All experiences will be offered at:
261 Helmbright Dr.
Gahanna, OH 43230
REGISTRATION for Summer Enrichment Opportunities is first come, first served!
There will be no transportation available for the summer enrichment opportunities.
More Summer Enrichment Courses Offered
Singing and Mindfulness
GRIN FREE Summer Lunch Returns
Phase Two Projects
Building Pride for Our Future
In November 2020, voters in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools district approved a bond and operating levy to fund Phase Two of the GJPS Master Facilities Plan.
Phase Two of the Master Facilities Plan Includes:
- Additions and renovations to High Point and Blacklick Elementary
- Additions and renovations to Middle School East
- New Lincoln High School on current site
BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits Available for Symptomatic Students and Staff
BinaxNOW At-Home COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits are currently available for students and staff currently enrolled in GJPS schools who are EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS of COVID-19.
REQUEST FORM MUST BE COMPLETED IN ADVANCE
While supplies last, you may request kits for:
The number of students you have enrolled in Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in your household who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
The number of GJPS staff in your household who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
A confirmation email will not be sent.
PLEASE WEAR A MASK WHEN PICKING UP A RAPID TEST AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
PICK UP TIMES AND LOCATION
After completing a Rapid Test Kit Request Form, kits are available for pick up at:
GJPS Administration Building
160 S. Hamilton Road
Please ring the bell inside the front door for service.
While Supplies Last
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Let's Be Social
Sign Up For the GJPS Weekly District Newsletter
The newsletter you are reading (the GJPS NEWS TO KNOW District Newsletter) is emailed to our families and GJPS community on most Friday afternoons.
(Psssst, families of current GJPS students already receive this newsletter, so there is no need to sign up again, but please share with a friend who does not receive it.)
Gahanna, Ohio 43230