Gahanna Jefferson Education Foundation

Gahanna Jefferson Education Foundation


Thank you for the awesome trunk or treat event! What an awesome turnout๐Ÿค—
Thank you for all YOU all do!!!
Join us for a tour of the facility, challenge a friend to a game of pool or another of our classic table games, chat with neighbors and community members, and find out how we are working to provide academic support, exciting events, friends, fun, and personal growth opportunities for our youth! Volunteers needed as we develop programs for our full schedule, coming in January! 254 Agler Road
Please share!! GLHS Lions Locker is in need of donations for the 2017-18 school year. Our pantry shelves are very empty after a busy summer of continuing to support our students. Please drop off items to the main office at the high school any time during school hours. THANK YOU Gahanna for your support & always amazing generosity!! Needed items: Kroger Gift Cards -- any amount Kroger Gas-Only Gift Cards -- any amount Kohl's Gift Cards -- any amount Backpacks (new) Sling bags (new) Canned fruit & veggies Cereal Breakfast bars Spaghetti sauce Spaghetti (dry pasta) Mac n cheese Frozen microwave meals Frozen family meals (lasagna, meats, etc) Boxed dry meal helpers (Hamburger Helper, etc) Canned soup Granola bars Individual-size snacks, crackers, cookies (things to easily add to a student's book bag for them to snack on during the day) Cleaning products (cleaning wipes, spray cleaners) Laundry pods Dryer sheets Liquid hand soap Liquid dish soap Packaged cookies (we like to include a "treat" along with food deliveries for families) Questions--please email us at [email protected] or message us here on Facebook

"Promote Excellence;" attend this year's Celebration of Excellence! For more information, or to volunteer, please visit our site:

In 2002, through the inspired vision of the School business Advisory Council and the generous support of the Gahanna Rotary and the Gahanna Area Fund, the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation (GJEF) was created to provide a special community focus on education.

How Do We Promote Excellence? Through a competitive grant procedure, GJEF has been able to enhance and enrich academic programs in many areas. To date, the Education Foundation has funded more than 700 grants for a total of over $980,000. Additional donor designated projects and scholarships have been awarded. How Do We Fund Our Projects? Over the past five years, GJEF has hosted our Celebration of Excellence which is an evening of fun and fundraising. Proceeds from the events now total over $1.56 million. The GJEF Board has committed two-thirds of the proceeds to the grants program and one-third to be invested to create an endowment. Where Do We Go From Here? As we look to the future, GJEF plans to continue funding competitive grants. We are also anxious to provide a means allowing individuals to make designated donations in support of specific academic programs or scholarships. We are committed to build upon the positive business partnership connection and continue to recruit enthusiastic volunteers in support of our mission of "Promoting Excellence".

Mission: Our purpose is to "Promote Excellence" by funding innovative projects beyond the traditional expenditures of the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education. We also provide support and resources for the district pupil service staff in addressing personal student needs through the Harvey Mast Care For Kids Program.

Time is running out to take advantage of our Gahanna Gala EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Buy your Gala tickets by 11:59 PM on January 31 (TODAY) and receive FREE PARKING. Come on...what are you waiting for? Tickets at
#GJEF #GahannaGala

Welcome back Lew Griffin Insurance as a 2020 Gahanna Gala Silver Sponsor! A HUGE thank you to Lew for all of his generous support over the years! We could not do what we do, without wonderful sponsors like Lew Griffin Insurance!
#Grateful #GJEF #GahannaGala #SilverSponsor

Lincoln Elementary PTO

Dear Lincoln Elementary Families,
The ground breaking for the new Lincoln Elementary will be Monday, Feb 10 from 4:30-5:00pm at Gahanna Middle School South. Please join us as we celebrate the start of construction on our new Lincoln Elementary on Helmbright Drive.

Gift from Gala Amazon Wishlist!

We love it when we receive an Amazon box in the office!
Thank you to those that have purchased items for the Gala from our Wishlist! If you are interested in donating an auction item and are looking for ideas, please go to:

Attention Bourbon Fans.....Buy your tickets to the Gahanna Gala for a chance to bid on a prized bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year!
#GahannaGala #Pappy #LiveAuction

REMINDER: The Gahanna Gala EARLY BIRD SPECIAL deadline is fast approaching. Get your Gala tickets at before JANUARY 31 to take advantage of this free parking deal!
#gjef #GahannaGala #KeysToTheFuture

THANK YOU to all of the guests that joined us for a very fun Happy Hour on Friday night and donated a gift card for the Gahanna Gala!

If you were not able to join us, you can drop off gift cards at Central Office 160 S Hamilton Rd.

TGIF! Come join us for Happy Hour tonight at Jefferson Country's a great way to get in the Gala Spirit!
#FeelGoodFriday #BringAGiftCard #GahannaGala #HappyHour #GJEF

Thank you to Interim HealthCare of Columbus, OH for helping with the cool stuff! We are so happy to have Interim return as one of our Gahanna Gala 2020 PLATINUM SPONSORS! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™
#GJEF #GahannaGala #GrantsOfExcellence

Is it the weekend yet?? Come join us THIS FRIDAY for Happy Hour to kick off your weekend at Jefferson Country Club!
#GJEF #HappyHour #JeffersonCC #BringAGiftCard

We โค๏ธ our Corporate sponsors! THANK YOU to Dynalab Inc for your continued support of Gahanna's students!
#GahannaGala #GJEF #GrantsOfExcellence #TheGJPSWay #WeAreLions

Get in the Gala Spirit! Come to Happy Hour at Jefferson Country Club on Friday, January 24! We are collecting $25 gift cards for our Gift Card Grab. A fun and easy way to end the week and support GJEF!
#HappyHour #GahannaGala #PickUpAGiftCard

Now is the time to purchase your Gahanna Gala tickets and take advantage of our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (free parking at COSI) Please go to before JANUARY 31.

#gjef #GahannaGala #KeysToTheFuture #HelpingWithTheCoolStuff

Join us on February 29 for this year's Gahanna Gala. Buy your tickets now and receive the Early Bird Special!

Thanks to all of our Education Foundation supporters! With your help, GJEF was able to fund $76,541 in grants and $59,630 in donor-designated programs.

Please help us make 2020 another fantastic year of innovation and cool stuff!
#GahannaGala #HelpingWithTheCoolStuff #Grants

2019 was a great year!

Thanks to all of our Education Foundation supporters! With your help, GJEF was able to fund $76,541 in grants and $59,630 in donor-designated programs.

Please help us make 2020 another fantastic year of innovation and cool stuff!
#GahannaGala #HelpingWithTheCoolStuff #Grants

Thanks to all of our Education Foundation supporters! With your help, GJEF was able to fund $76,541 in grants and $59,630 in donor-designated programs.

Please help us make 2020 another fantastic year of innovation and cool stuff!
#GahannaGala #HelpingWithTheCoolStuff #Grants

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜After a long winter break, Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools are back in session on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. ๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ–

(Pssst...don't forget...Professional Development Day for teachers on Monday. So, no school for kids on January 6!) #theGJPSway

Looking for some post-holiday deals?? It is great time to purchase an auction item for our Gahanna Gala!
Need ideas? Check out our wishlist at:
#HelpingWithTheCoolStuff #GahannaGala #KeysToTheFuture #GJEF

While you are holiday shopping, please pick up a gift (auction item donation) for GJEF! We are collecting items for our Gahanna Gala. Need ideas? Check out our wishlist at:
#SeasonForGiving #HelpingWithTheCoolStuff #GahannaGala

We have an awesome theatre department......please show your support and vote!

ATTENTION GAHANNA LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE FANS ๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข The GLHS Theatre Program has been nominated for several Broadway World Regional Awards. Show your support and vote at ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽญ #theGJPSway

We are grateful for you! Keep your donations local.

Ohio State Buckeyes

GLHS grad, Konner Barr is OSU's drum major for a 2nd year. Way to go Konner!
#AlwaysALion #GLHS

Our Honor Defend:

From the pregame backbend to leading Script Ohio, Ohio State senior drum major Konner Barr knew at the age of six that he was going to be the leader of the band.

Read more:

#GoBucks | The People.

Sources: Double-A 1B gets 6-year deal from M's

Congratulations to Evan White, former GLHS player....heading to the big leagues! Evan White became the first Double-A player to receive a long-term extension when he agreed to a six-year, $24 million deal with the Mariners, sources told ESPN.

#givetogahanna make an impact close to home

Come on out to Nostalgia Brewing tonight at 7:00 pm and join the planning fun! Appetizers provided

Trunk or Treat 2019

THANK YOU to all of the Gahanna families, staff and businesses for making our first Trunk or Treat night a success!!

THANK YOU to all of the Gahanna families, staff and businesses for making our first Trunk or Treat night a success!!

Gahanna families.....we are getting ready....are you?
5:30-7:00 in the Clark Hall parking lot
#GJEF #TrunkOrTreat #FallFamilyFun

Hey GJPS families! ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ Please join us for our first TRUNK OR TREAT! All treats and no tricks, as some of your favorite GJPS teachers pass out goodies from their decorated "trunks". Stop by and find out what the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation is all about! ๐Ÿš™๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿš— (Students must be accompanied by an adult)
#TrunkOrTreat #GJEF

Hey GJPS families! ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ Join the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation as they host the first TRUNK OR TREAT for Gahanna-Jefferson students. All treats and no tricks, as all your favorite GJPS teachers pass out goodies from their decorated "trunks". Stop by and find out what the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation is all about! ๐Ÿš™๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿš— #GJEF

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

To our GJPS students, staff, families and friends. As we return to class tomorrow from a very difficult weekend, please know that our ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™ are with you. #theGJPSway #WeAreLions #OnePrideOneFamily

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Help us show appreciation for our FIRST RESPONDERS as the GLHS LIONS takes on the New Albany Eagles in football on Friday, September 20. A special coin toss and pregame show begin around 6:30.


Aarrrgghhh......:its Pirate Day at Sundayโ€™s in the Park!!! Come on down to Creekside and join the fun!

Bookmark this page and make your dining dollars count!
#theGJPSway #WeAreLions #GahannaSchools

What's for dinner? ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ” Maybe we can help with a FUNDRAISING RESTAURANT NIGHT.

Check out our BRAND NEW GJPS Dine to Donate page at and give yourself a break from the kitchen while supporting some of our GJPS clubs, organizations and sports teams! #theGJPSway #DinetoDonate

So cute! Thanks to our Foundation supporters for welcoming the Class of 2032!
#GahannaGala #CutenessOverload #TheGJPSWay

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ Welcome to the GJPS CLASS OF 2032 as they enjoyed their first day together as a whole class today! We ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™ how much our Royal Manor and Jefferson Elementary KINDERGARTNERS like their class shirts donated by Gahanna Jefferson Education Foundation.

Gala's proceeds visible in distributions to Gahanna schools

THANK YOU to our supporters! With your help, GJEF supports many exciting learning opportunities for Gahanna's students. We are looking forward to another great school year!
#GJEF #HelpingWithTheCoolStuff #GahannaGala Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools students will benefit from $140,306 donated to the district this year, thanks to the success of the Gahanna-Jefferson

Special graduation ceremony held for Korean War veteran

So honored to be part of this special ceremony! Congratulations to our "newest" graduate of GLHS! A graduation for a veteran was held at Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. It's a special ceremony almost seven decades in the making. Charles Theodore Horn would've graduated in 1950, but he enlisted in the National Guard and served in the Korean War. Horn left school a half-credit short of graduatio...

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

How about a huge WELCOME to our NEW GJPS TEACHERS!!! This group is at Clark Hall learning about all things GJPS during the first day of NEW TEACHER ORIENTATION. Welcome aboard...we are so happy you are here! #gjpsCOUNTDOWN #WelcomeBackGJPS #theGJPSway

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

Come and visit us at Gahanna Lincoln High School until noon! We have a job for YOU! #theGJPSway

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

๐Ÿ“ฃ Hey GJPS PARENTS! It is time to complete the ANNUAL INFORMATION UPDATE in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. To ensure we have the most up to date information, please complete the process BEFORE schedule pick up.

Pssst...make sure you are logging in to your PARENT account and not your student's account and use this link:

#gjpsCOUNTDOWN #WelcomeBackGJPS

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

Hey Gahanna-Jefferson! Welcome to August and welcome to our #gjpsCOUNTDOWN. Check back with us each day as we count down the days until our GJPS FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL on Wednesday, August 14. To help you get started on the right foot, be sure to download our 2019-20 District calendar and hang it on the fridge at . #gjpsCOUNTDOWN #theGJPSway

A great resource for new students (and parents)!

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Way to go Chapelfield on a wonderful event, the Ability Games! GJEF is proud to support our students and teachers!
#WeAreLions #Awesome #GJEF

Just. Watch.

#WeAreLions #theGJPSway

THANK YOU to NetJets for your generous support of our Gahanna students!

A HUGE SHOUT OUT to our neighborhood business partner NetJets! ๐Ÿ›ซโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฌ

NetJets DONATED over $3,700 to the Gahanna Jefferson Education Foundation to purchase books for our summer Journey to Learning students. We ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™ books and we ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™ NetJets' commitment to foster literacy and prevent that summer slide!

GLHS Alumni Hall of Fame & Cornerstone

GLHS LION'S ROAR wins state awards | GLHS LION'S ROAR wins state awards | Gahanna Schools News Article Details The Lionโ€™s Roar won 2nd Place in the state for overall high school newsmagazine while the online website received Honorable Mention.

15 SEATS left!! Buy your ticket now for this special screening of Apollo 11.....created by GLHS Alumni Todd Miller & Matt Morton! Buy tickets at:
#WeAreGahanna #GLHS #GahannaLions

Seating is Limited - Buy your tickets now for the Special Screening of Apollo 11 on May 20!

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