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10 Days to GEFFE...Live Auction Items Posted

April 26 is coming quickly.  Would you like a three day trip to the NASCAR races in Kansas City at a hotel voted best in the midwest, or concert tickets with a hotel stay to see Cher in concert?   How about a catered dinner for 25, a trip to Atlantis and the Bahamas, or just your own private Newall Coach for a day.  All of these can be had at the GEFFE Gala on April 26th.  Check it out here.

15 Days to GALA!

It is 15 days until the GEFFE Gala "Light the Future" featuring a gourmet meal from Timbered-In by Shawn and Kim Berry, an evening of entertainment with the Grove High School Jazz Band, and live and silent auctions.  Are you interested in seeing Cher in Kansas City, go to a real live NASCAR race with three nights at a hotel, or even take a hunting trip to Argentina?  These are some of the items that will be available in the Live Auction as well as over 125 Silent Auction items.  You can purchase your tickets at any of the banks in Grove for the GEFFE Gala Light the Future at 6:00 p.m. on April 26.

Spring 2014 Grant Recipients Announced

GEFFE has announced the 2014 Spring Grant awardees.  This was a particularly innovative and insightful cycle.  A complete description of the grants can be found under the grants tab.  The total amount was $33,302 and is the first of two grant cycles in 2014, with the next being the fall grant cycle.  The money is received primarily from the Foundation's GALA which will be held in two weeks.  It represents an investment in our children and their future.

GEFFE Honors 2014 Top Scholars

Grove High School has announced its 22 Top Scholars...students with a grade point of greater than 4.0. GEFFE will honor these students at its annual GALA on April 26th, along the Shining Star nominees. The Top Scholars are currently submitting information about themselves and a complete description can be found under the honorees tab or by going directly to:

2014 Shining Star Award Nominees Announced!

GEFFE has announced this year's Shining Star finalists.  The Shining Star Award is given for the grant application in the last year that best exemplifies innovation and excellence in education.  The finalists are:

Donna Deason who is recognized for “It’s the Law,” a project with straw rockets and ping pong launchers that enhance mastery of Newton's Laws of Motion.




Briana Thurman who is recognized for “Young Entrepreneurs Aiming for Success” This is a program that teaches students to successfully run their own business from startup. The students also help run the High School Store which allows them to learn about hands-on business situations.


Jennifer Rose who is recognized for “Composing Our Education Through Music Technology” creating a Music Technology Lab at the Upper Elementary  utilizing computer workstations, keyboards (pianos), and software to offer our students a digital music education. 


The winner will be announced at the GEFFE Gala and receive $300. Congratulations to all three teachers!



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