Weekly Update November 11, 2022
With Respect and Gratitude
Gahanna Lincoln High School held its annual Veterans Day ceremony this week to honor those that have served. The ceremony included a moving tribute to our fallen alumni and inspiring words from Retired Colonel Don Nelson.
Thank you, GLHS Lincoln Live, for capturing the beautiful Veterans Day celebration honoring our Veterans.
The November Lion's Share
With Superintendent Deagle
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools recently celebrated some of the fantastic people who make this community so great. We honored our Lincoln High School Hall of Fame and Dale Foor Cornerstone Award winners on November 4. And we honored many of our community veterans during our Veterans Day celebration November 10.
These two celebrations resonated with me, and I hope they were impactful for our students and community because it further shows the rich tradition of GJPS. At our groundbreaking ceremony for our new Lincoln High School, I shared that although a new building might represent our value for education, it is the work that occurs within the building that actually builds our community.
Hall of Fame and Cornerstone Honorees
Congratulations to our Gahanna Lincoln High School Hall of Fame and Dale Foor Cornerstone Award winners! The six individuals were all recognized at a breakfast and awards ceremony last week.
GLHS Hall of Fame (top picture)
Alyssa Rouls (Class of 2003)
Dr. Calvin Higgins Jr. (Class of 1981)
Brett Rozanczyk (Class of 2002)
Dale Foor Cornerstone Award (bottom picture)
GLHS Stadium Construction
November Stadium Construction Update
Veterans Day Around the District
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools is proud to honor our veterans on Veterans Day. Take a look at some of the outstanding celebrations from around the district.
Middle School South
We are so proud of the C3 (Character Counts Club) at Middle School South for hosting a food and gift card drive for Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN). The club collected almost 1,000 items and a total of $475 gift cards with the generous help of the Middle School South students, staff and families!
Lincoln High School
Congratulations to these five Gahanna Lincoln students who were recently inducted into the Eastland Career Center National Technical Honor Society.
(Top l-r) Ethan Dyckes, Jacob Enyart, Hamdia Mohamud
(Bottom l-r) Blake Perry and Hannah Shauck
Last Two Performances
The Play That Goes Wrong
Only two more chances to see this hilarious "whodunit" right on our own GLHS stage.
Get your tickets now for the Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 performances!
GRIN Thanksgiving Food Distribution
Registration Deadline November 12, 2022
Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN) is now accepting applications from residents in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools boundaries for Thanksgiving meal assistance.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Peace Lutheran Church
455 Clark State Road
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED | DEADLINE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2022
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday No School
December 19-January 2 Winter Break No School
January 3 Teacher Professional Development Day No School
January 4 Back to School for 2023
January 16 Martin Luther King Day No School
February 17 Teacher Professional Development Day No School
February 20 Presidents Day No School
March 3 Teacher Comp Day No School
March 27-31 Spring Break No School
April 7 Good Friday No School
May 24 Last Day of School for Students
May 27 Class of 2023 Commencement
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
- 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.
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