Monthly Update, October 2023
No School for Students
Monday, October 23 & Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Reminder: There is no school for GJPS students on October 23 & 24. Enjoy your long weekend and we will see everyone back on Wednesday, October 25, 2023!
Heart & Pride Award
Congratulations to our FIRST Recipients
Congratulations to our first two Heart and Pride Award winners: Carol Knott, Middle School East teacher, and Tammy Huyghe, Lincoln Elementary teacher. They had spectacular nominations and were selected for making a profound impact on our Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools students.
As a reminder, we will be recognizing two staff members each month during the school year. If you know of a GJPS staff member, regardless of position, who is deserving of the award, be sure to nominate them!
PLEASE JOIN US!
CommUNITY University is an opportunity for our GJPS adult community to come together and learn tools and resources for supporting our students' success in school and beyond.
Thursday, November 9, 2023
6:00 - 6:40 Session One
6:50 - 7:30 Session Two
380 Granville Street
Gahanna, Ohio. 43230
Sessions led by GJPS staff and community members include:
- Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities Pros AND Cons Family Workshop
- The Asynchronous Gifted Learner
- ROX (Ruling our eXperiences) at GJPS
- Social Media and Drug Trends to Look For
- Advanced Scheduling Options for Students: A conversation covering honors, Advanced Placement (AP) and College Credit Plus (CCP) courses.
- Talking to Your Student About School Safety and Preparedness
- Reading and Talking about Books: Practical Ways to Support Literacy, Learning and a Love of Reading
- AED Awareness and First Aid
Please browse The GJPS CommUNITY University Course Catalog for descriptions of available sessions and then register for CommUNITY University at the blue button below by Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
JOIN OUR GJPS TEAM!
Make a Difference in Our Community!
GJPS is hiring RIGHT NOW for many rewarding positions that offer:
- Competitive pay
- Full & half day options
- Same schedule as your students
- Job training and support
Board of Education Meeting Highlights
In case you missed it, check out the October 19 Board of Education meeting. During the meeting you can find:
Additional business of the Board
Enjoy these photo highlights from an afternoon spent with our GJPS Preschoolers.
Friendship and Fun at Royal Manor
Royal Manor Elementary students from different grades recently paired up into "Buddies" and completed some getting-to-know-you activities in the classroom. Later the Buddies met again at Sunpoint Park to enjoy some free play and organized activities designed to get to know their new friends even more!
Buddies will meet up several times during the year to share, learn and grow with each other.
Thank you, staff and volunteers for a great adventure for our students!
Middle School West
Community Partners Give Middle School West a Fresh Look
Our community partners at Niagara Cares and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, lent their time and talents to provide Middle School West with a fresh look.
Gahanna Lincoln High School
Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists
Congratulations to (left to right) Samuel Giles, Katharine Ritchey, Julie Scherzer and Wesley Giles, who have been named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
GRIN Thanksgiving Assistance
Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN) is now accepting applications from GJPS residents for Thanksgiving meal assistance.
The Drive-Thru Pickup will be held on:
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Peace Lutheran Church
455 Clark State Road
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
Monster Dash 2023
Blood Drive Hosted by GLHS Bioscience Students
October 23, 2023: Comp Day | No School
October 24, 2023: PD Day | No School
October 28, 2023: GJEF Monster Dash
November 6, 2023: GRIN Deadline for Thanksgiving Assistance
November 9, 2023: CommUNITY University
November 13, 2023: PD Day | No School
Nov. 22-24, 2023: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Dec. 21, 2023-Jan. 1, 2024: Winter Break - No School
Jan. 2, 2024: Teacher PD - No School
Heart & Pride Award
Celebrating Our Staff
The Heart and Pride Award recognizes two outstanding staff members each month who make a profound impact on our students and Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools.
This nomination form will remain open year-round and is open to any member of our staff, regardless of position.
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
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