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Grove Education Foundation for Excellence

Save the Date, April 7, for the GEFFE GALA!!

The Grove Education Foundation For Excellence has set the date, Saturday, April 7, for the annual GEFFE GALA in support of our local schools. The charity dinner and auction will begin at 6 p.m., at the Grove Civic Center.  The event will feature jam packed live and silent auctions. The prestigious “Shining Star Award” will be announced at the Gala recognizing a teacher, or group of teachers, that had an exceptional grant funded in the 2017 grant cycle.  

“We are looking forward to a fabulous event,” said GEFFE Board President, Kristi Wallace.  “We have a very enthusiastic board that has plans for a fresh, fun and exciting event.  The Gala is GEFFE’s primary fundraising event. The money raised at the Gala is given back to the Grove School District through a yearly program that allows teachers, principals and counselors to submit their needs through a grant process. Since its inception, GEFFE has awarded more than $1,000,000 to the school district.  “The Grove community is exceptionally generous and that giving spirit is what makes this event and the GEFFE organization possible,” said Wallace. “When donors give to GEFFE, they are investing into the lives and education of the Grove students.”  

GEFFE board members are currently collecting donations from local businesses for the live and silent auction. Businesses and individual donors wishing to donate to either the live or silent auction can contact Chelsea Perryman at 918-791-8542.  Corporate tables of 10 can be purchased by calling Nathan Pitts at 479-925-0695. Individual tickets will be sold at local banks at least three weeks before the Gala.  Please visit or their Facebook page for more information about GEFFE, or call Kristi Wallace at 918-791-1974. Supporters can also make a donation through Paypal on this website.  

Top Scholars Information

 We are extremely proud of the Top Scholars of Grove High School, and would like to honor them and their parents, as we have in years past, with information about their  feelings about  their education experience in the Grove Public Schools as well as their plans for the future.  This will be presented in a Power Point type video at the annual Gala this spring, and we would also like to post it on the GEFFE web page and Facebook along with the teachers we honor each year.  

To do this, we need each Top Scholar to download the Top Scholar Information Form Part 1, fill in the form using Word or a similar product, and e-mail it back to us at   The Scholar also needs to download Part 2, ask their parents of complete it with a written signature and return it to Ms. DuBois at the High School.  The yearbook photograph will be used in the presentation, unless you provide us with a different photograph at the time the forms are completed.  A head shot is the preferable picture.

The deadline to receive this information so that it can be put in the program is March 10, 2017.

Top Scholar Information Form, Part 1

Parental Consent Form

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