Weekly Update SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
College Board National Recognition Award
Four GLHS Students Recognized
Congratulations to four GLHS students for being selected as College Board National Recognition Program awardees.
These students earned the National African American Recognition Award (NAARA) for their academic achievements in school and outstanding performance on the PSAT and/or AP exams.
Congratulations on your achievement and the hard work you have put in through the years. And... a huge shoutout to all the GJPS teachers and staff who have inspired you along the way!
(l-r) Makayla Asiedu-Mante, Elijah McCleskey, Brielle Jackson, Sara Uggana
Safety and Security at GJPS
School Safety Top Priority
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment for students and staff. We continue to partner with the Gahanna Division of Police, the Mifflin Township Fire Department and other first responders to review, implement and regularly practice emergency operation procedures.
To keep our students and staff safe, we do not share all safety plans publicly, but our Safety, Security and Mental Health webpage highlights some measures we are taking to address safety and security in our schools.
The Safe School Helpline or Dial 1-800-418-6423 ext. 359
National Suicide Prevention Hotline Dial 988
Blacklick Athletic Complex Scores a Win
Girls Soccer Holds First Game at the Complex
The Blacklick Athletic Complex held its first game on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, with a GLHS Girls Soccer 3-1 win over Hilliard Davidson.
When completed, the complex will feature ten tennis courts, two softball fields, two grass multipurpose fields and one turf field. The GLHS baseball field is already located at the complex.
Columbus Dispatch subscribers can read GJPS Blacklick Athletics Complex Project Gaining Ground
Royal Manor Elementary
Fifth grade students at Royal Manor celebrated Math Day on September 23 with a math scavenger hunt around the school, team-building activities and motivating presentations from school leaders. Thank you fifth grade teachers and staff for providing enriching activities for our students!
Middle School South
Enjoy these highlights from Sixth Grade Adventure Day at Hannah Park.
Lincoln High School
The GLHS Principles of Engineering class and the FAB Lab are always cool places to be. Thank you teachers for providing our students with high-quality, hands-on learning experiences!
Did You Know?
Language Translations Available on GJPS Website
Language for the majority of the content on our GJPS website can be changed for families with other language preferences. Just select a language from the drop-down menu in the top right corner of the blue bar on our website that says “SELECT A LANGUAGE”.
All content that is placed directly on the site will be translated. Unfortunately, images with words and PDF attachments cannot be translated at this time.
STEM Fest at Middle School West
A Celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through interactive activities and demonstrations!
- Gahanna Robotics Team
- Exploring Learning Gizmos
- Hands on Math and Science Experiences
- And much more!
Open to all GJPS students and families!
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Middle School West
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Blood Drive at Middle School South
Thursday, October 13, 2022
2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
October 7 Teacher Comp Day No School
October 9 Mifflin Township Adventure Day
October 10 Teacher Professional Development Day No School
October 18 STEM Fest at Middle School West
October 29 GJEF 5K Monster Dash
November 7 Teacher Professional Development Day No School
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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