News from Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools
"Where Students Come First"
A Message From Assistant Superintendent
Jill Elliott
The 2018-19 school year is in full swing, and we have many exciting things to look forward to in the coming months. Please watch this video as GJPS Assistant Superintendent Jill Elliott highlights what is heading our way this school year.
MEET OUR NEW Principals
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools is thrilled to welcome two new principals to our district this year. Although familiar faces within the district, both leaders began the school year as first-time principals and are looking forward to a great year of learning and relationship building.


Greeting students on the first day of school as principal at Royal Manor Elementary is Mrs. Alissa Lopez's dream job...a dream that came true this year. As a former English Learner Specialist at Goshen Lane Elementary for six years, Mrs. Lopez knew that Royal Manor would feel like home.

Please read more about Mrs. Lopez , her first weeks as a new principal and her goals for Royal Manor Elementary.
JESSICA SLOCUM Gahanna Lincoln High School

The new principal at Gahanna Lincoln High School had a chance to sit down with two of our Student Journalists to discuss her goals for the upcoming year and the importance of school pride.

Please read more about Ms. Slocum and her hopes for Gahanna Lincoln High School in the 2018-19 school year.
Thank you to our Student Journalists from Gahanna Lincoln High School for this article about Ms. Slocum. For more articles written by students at Gahanna Lincoln High School, please visit their digital newspaper, The Lion's Roar.
Amelia Scheetz is a Senior at Gahanna Lincoln High School and is Co-Editor in Chief of the student digital newspaper, The Lion's Roar.
Sarah Naiman is a Senior at Gahanna Lincoln High School and is Co-Editor in Chief of the student digital newspaper, The Lion's Roar.
Jefferson Elementary has a new way to kick off their school day each morning and it is already showing great results.

Instead of reporting to a classroom each morning, students arrive and go directly to the gym for a whole school "morning meeting". Good work habits, stress relieving breathing and morning announcements are just a few of the topics covered each day before the students head into their classrooms.

Spending just a quick fifteen minutes together has shown to be a nice way to build school community and decrease tardiness as well. Please watch as Jefferson's morning meetings are explained in the video below.
SIXTH GRADE Adventure Days
Sixth graders across the district had a wonderful opportunity to build strong relationships with fellow students and staff in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Each school came together on different days in September to celebrate Sixth Grade Adventure Day!

Our Sixth Grade Adventure Days provide an opportunity for students and staff to participate in a number of team building and collaborative activities. This day stresses the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and positive peer relationships. 

Students had the opportunity to build circuits, build and launch rockets, play Gaga Ball, participate in a rock climbing wall, high ropes course and a many other team building and collaborative activities which varied slightly from school to school.

Please watch the video below and celebrate our sixth graders as we welcome them to middle school!
LINK CREW Welcomes GLHS Frosh
Gahanna Lincoln High School welcomed the Class of 20223 with a full day of activities prepared just for them.

A select group of GLHS leaders called LINK Crew, planned activities for over sixty groups of freshmen, divided into teams of ten. Leaders took freshmen on tours of the building and walked them through an abbreviated schedule. Freshmen ended the day knowing exactly where every classroom on their schedule was located.

For a glimpse into this special day, you can read more about the LINK Crew and Freshman Day in this article written by one of our Student Journalists, GLHS Senior Eric Cox.
Eric Cox is a Senior at Gahanna Lincoln High School and a contributor to the student digital newspaper, The Lion's Roar.
LINK Crew, ready to welcome the class of 2022.
The Freshman Class ready to begin their high school years!

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#WeAreLions Doing Great Things
Oct 8 Coffee with the Superintendent, 6:30 pm, Panera
Oct 12 End of First Quarter
Oct 15 Teacher PD - No School
Oct 22 Comp Day - No School
Oct 25 Coffee with the Superintendent, 7:30 am, Panera
Nov 9 Teacher PD - No School
Nov 15 Coffee with the Superintendent, 6:30 pm, Panera
Nov 16 Reverse Raffle Fundraiser sponsored by GJEF
Nov 21-23 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School 
Dec 10 Coffee with the Superintendent, 6:30 pm, Panera
Dec 21 End of Second Quarter
Dec 24 - Jan 4 Winter Break - No School

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