Gaithersburg High School Education Foundation

Gaithersburg High School Education Foundation A non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the educational and developmental opportunities for students at Gaithersburg High School.

We provide grants for student programs and professional development to enhance opportunities for GHS students. We also link alumni and local businesses to the school to help extend the 110-year tradition of Gaithersburg High School. We host an annual 5K Run/Walk during homecoming weekend and an annual Gala in November. Join us for one or both.

Mission: The Gaithersburg High School Education Foundation is committed to enhancing educational and developmental opportunities of our students and staff. We aim to ensure that Gaithersburg High School provides the best programs and environment to promote academic excellence, character growth, and overall success.

Reposting this from 2018.  We will always mourn the loss from our family, we will always honor their service, and we wil...
05/25/2020

Reposting this from 2018. We will always mourn the loss from our family, we will always honor their service, and we will never forget.

For Memorial Day, in honor of these GHS students who died while in service since WWII:

Marine 2LT William J. Christman III (22), Vietnam, 1969
Army Sgt Charles Richard Dale (30), Vietnam, 1966
Army Pvt Clayton Eugene Fraley (20), Vietnam, 1969
Marine Lance Cpl John A. LeCompte (20), Vietnam, 1968
Army Pfc James W. Prather (20), Vietnam, 1967
Army SP5 James Paul Purkey (23), Vietnam, 1967
Navy Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin S. Bushell (26), Singapore, 2017

We caught a bit of the flyover today.  THANKS to our healthcare workers and first responders for your service.
05/02/2020

We caught a bit of the flyover today. THANKS to our healthcare workers and first responders for your service.

04/24/2020
The Kevin Bushell Foundation Inc.

If you know a GHS Senior, please pass this on!

Attention all Gaithersburg High School Seniors!!!!

The Kevin Bushell Foundation will award two scholarship this year. The deadline to apply is April 25, 2020. One scholarship will be granted to a student that will attend Montgomery College and another scholarship will be given to a student that will attend a four year college or university.

Please share this post with any and all Gaithersburg High School Seniors.

Email [email protected] to receive an application. We look forward to awarding these scholarships each year in Kevin's name.

04/05/2020

Looking for a way to help out while complying with the stay-at-home orders? How about volunteering for a video chat with students? A GHS teacher has asked for help to cover the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War sections for her honors and on-level US history classes. If you have knowledge of these eras or personal history to share, please contact us! The teacher will coordinate everything and will set up the online classroom. All you need to do is join for a Q&A or brief presentation.

If you're interested, say so in the comments or contact us at [email protected].

We are very thankful that we're able to support programs such as this.  Students reading because they WANT to read!https...
11/28/2019
GHS Media Center on Twitter

We are very thankful that we're able to support programs such as this. Students reading because they WANT to read!

https://twitter.com/MediaGHS/status/1199708421177716736?s=20

“Happy Thanksgiving from the GHS Book Club! Yesterday students received their new books and celebrated by giving thanks for all the good in our lives. We are most grateful to @gburgef. None of this would be possible without your continued generous support! @GburgPrincipal”

What a wonderful Night in Gotham City as we celebrated the Foundation's 8th Annual Gala.  Here is just a snippet of the ...
11/18/2019

What a wonderful Night in Gotham City as we celebrated the Foundation's 8th Annual Gala. Here is just a snippet of the great pics from the evening. We will post an album soon. Much thanks to Sarah Gilbert Photography for the phots. #GHSEFGala8 #GHSGothamCity

Professional photos are coming, but we had a great time last night celebrating the contributions of Carol Trawick, Miche...
11/17/2019

Professional photos are coming, but we had a great time last night celebrating the contributions of Carol Trawick, Michele Staymates and Adrian McDaniel. Thanks to everyone who came out for the event. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

Get ready for the auction at our 8th Annual Gala tonight!  All items are listed in preview mode, so you can plan your bi...
11/16/2019

Get ready for the auction at our 8th Annual Gala tonight! All items are listed in preview mode, so you can plan your bidding now. Check out the cool things we have for you this year.

Not attending? You can still bid remotely!

Download the Handbid app on your phone or go to Handbid.com to register. Whether you are attending or not, download Handbid now so you are ready to go. Auction starts at 6:30.

It' never too late to collect gift cards for the Gala.  Our new neighbor, Silver Diner Rio, donated $40 in cards!
11/16/2019

It' never too late to collect gift cards for the Gala. Our new neighbor, Silver Diner Rio, donated $40 in cards!

The table is set, and our Gala is just around the corner!  Because of our setup this year, WE WILL NOT BE SELLING TICKET...
11/14/2019

The table is set, and our Gala is just around the corner! Because of our setup this year, WE WILL NOT BE SELLING TICKETS AT THE DOOR ON SATURDAY. If you would like to attend, please get your tickets by tomorrow night. Hurry! Tickets are at www.tinyurl.com/GHS-GothamCity

Women's soccer fans take note!  The Washington Spirit donated some GREAT items for the auction on Saturday.How about a s...
11/10/2019

Women's soccer fans take note! The Washington Spirit donated some GREAT items for the auction on Saturday.

How about a signed Rose Lavelle jersey?
How about a team-signed soccer ball?
Or, how about TWO sets of four tickets, one to a game in Germantown and one at Audi Field in DC?

Register for Handbid to participate, even if you're not attending the Gala.

The staff baskets for our silent auction are starting to come in.  Staff have really gone all out this year!Remember, yo...
10/26/2019

The staff baskets for our silent auction are starting to come in. Staff have really gone all out this year!

Remember, you can join us as we honor Michele Staymates, Adrian McDaniel and Carol Trawick by purchasing your tickets here. www.tinyurl.com/GHS-GothamCity

There are many local, charitable and altruistic reasons to attend our 8th Annual Gala on Nov. 16, but that should not di...
10/24/2019

There are many local, charitable and altruistic reasons to attend our 8th Annual Gala on Nov. 16, but that should not distract you from the fact that the event is a FUN TIME!

We will have dancing, give-aways and some entertainment surprises this year. Plus, our honorees will include Adrian "Hot Dog" McDaniel and Michele Staymates, so you know we'll be partying it up.

Get your tickets today. www.tinyurl.com/GHS-GothamCity

We are a month away from our 8th Annual Fundraising Gala - A Night in Gotham City!  Get your tickets today.  Don't miss ...
10/17/2019
A Night in Gotham City - The GHSEF 8th Annual Gala - Gaithersburg High School Education Foundation | Mobile Silent Auction | Handbid

We are a month away from our 8th Annual Fundraising Gala - A Night in Gotham City! Get your tickets today. Don't miss out on enjoying some of our new, fun activities this year. Get your tickets today at https://www.tinyurl.com/GHSGothamCity

Help us honor our awardees who give so much back to GHS and the community. Enjoy dinner, dancing, games, and bid in our silent auction. It will be a fabulous evening hosted by GHS Alumna Melissa Mollet.

Come join us for a night of dinner, dancing and music! We will have a fabulous auction full of items to bid on, our famous Balloon Pop, and you might even see some of your favorite super heroes!We will also celebrate this year’s Foundation Award winners who are being honored for their contribution...

GHS students take note!  We will be supporting writers by reviewing drafts again this year.
10/15/2019
Poetry Contest - Gaithersburg Book Festival

GHS students take note! We will be supporting writers by reviewing drafts again this year.

High school students from across the Washington Metropolitan Area are invited to submit poems to the Gaithersburg Book Festival Poetry Contest. Download printable PDF contest flyer here! To participate, your entry must be no longer than one page, single-spaced 12 point Times New Roman. Submit yo

10/05/2019
GHSEF 7th Annual GALA_2018

Today is the last day to get your Gala tickets at the Early Bird price of $75. Ticket prices go up at midnight! Check out this video from GHS Alumna Alina Burke to see what the night is all about. Go to www.tinyurl.com/GHS-GothamCity to get your tickets!

Do you have your tickets to our 8th Annual Gala yet?  Here are the top reasons to do so:1.  We support academic programs...
10/02/2019

Do you have your tickets to our 8th Annual Gala yet? Here are the top reasons to do so:

1. We support academic programs and professional development at Gaithersburg High School
2. We're still the only Ed Foundation for an UpCounty high school; your support helps us equalize the advantages down county schools have
3. Adrian McDaniel, Michele Staymates and Carol Trawick -- three examples of great things happening at GHS
4. Prices increase on Sunday, so now is the time to buy

https://www.facebook.com/GHSEF/photos/a.272877216059334/2866451606701869/

It's time! Early bird ticket prices are now available for our "Night in Gotham City", the 8th Annual Gala for the Foundation.

Come celebrate with us and help us honor our 2019 Awardees. Check out the flyer and go to www.tinyurl.com/GHS-GothamCity for tickets. Prices go up on 10/6/19.

Attention former GHS volleyball players, former students of Ms. Staymates and parents/alumni!  If you have seen the wond...
09/23/2019
A Night in Gotham City - The GHSEF 8th Annual Gala - Gaithersburg High School Education Foundation | Mobile Silent Auction | Handbid

Attention former GHS volleyball players, former students of Ms. Staymates and parents/alumni! If you have seen the wonderful work Michele has done, please join us on November 16.

We are honoring Coach Michele Staymates, inaugural member of the GHS Hall of Fame, for her 30 years of commitment to GHS and its students with the Foundation Staff Achievement Award. Join us in celebrating her at our 8th Annual Gala Nov. 16. www.tinyurl.com/GHS-GothamCity

Come join us for a night of dinner, dancing and music! We will have a fabulous auction full of items to bid on, our famous Balloon Pop, and you might even see some of your favorite super heroes!We will also celebrate this year’s Foundation Award winners who are being honored for their contribution...

Did you play for Coach McDaniel?  Were you (or was your child) a student of Mr. McDaniel?  Are you a classmate of his at...
09/23/2019
A Night in Gotham City - The GHSEF 8th Annual Gala - Gaithersburg High School Education Foundation | Mobile Silent Auction | Handbid

Did you play for Coach McDaniel? Were you (or was your child) a student of Mr. McDaniel? Are you a classmate of his at GHS? If so, we encourage you to join us for a special night in November.

We are honoring Adrian "Hot Dog" McDaniel for his relentless energy and unending commitment to GHS with the Foundation Alumni Award. Join us in celebrating him at our 8th Annual Gala Nov. 16. Get your tickets below!

www.tinyurl.com/GHS-GothamCity

Come join us for a night of dinner, dancing and music! We will have a fabulous auction full of items to bid on, our famous Balloon Pop, and you might even see some of your favorite super heroes!We will also celebrate this year’s Foundation Award winners who are being honored for their contribution...

Just 20 days left to get your tickets for the Early Bird price of $75. We are preparing for a fun celebration of our ama...
09/15/2019

Just 20 days left to get your tickets for the Early Bird price of $75. We are preparing for a fun celebration of our amazing award winners (Adrian "Hot Dog" McDaniel, Michele Staymates, and Carol Trawick), and lots of other surprises. Get your tickets to our Gala Fundraiser NOW! www.tinyurl.com/GHS-GothamCity

It's time!  Early bird ticket prices are now available for our "Night in Gotham City", the 8th Annual Gala for the Found...
09/06/2019

It's time! Early bird ticket prices are now available for our "Night in Gotham City", the 8th Annual Gala for the Foundation.

Come celebrate with us and help us honor our 2019 Awardees. Check out the flyer and go to www.tinyurl.com/GHS-GothamCity for tickets. Prices go up on 10/6/19.

Tonight is Back to School Night!  Parents:  come visit us in the main entrance hall to see what we have planned for 2019...
09/05/2019

Tonight is Back to School Night!

Parents: come visit us in the main entrance hall to see what we have planned for 2019-20 and how you can join us. (Visit the PTSA and Boosters too!)

Alumni: you too can help us make the year successful. Come to our Gala on November 16, sponsor or donate to us, and watch for some cool new opportunities to be announced here soon.

Welcome back GHS students and staff!  As the school year begins, we want to remind everyone that the GHS Education Found...
09/04/2019

Welcome back GHS students and staff! As the school year begins, we want to remind everyone that the GHS Education Foundation seeks to fund projects that enhance the educational and developmental opportunities for our students and staff at Gaithersburg High School. We will accept grant applications throughout the year.

If you have a good idea for a program or activity and don't know where the money will come from, consider an Ed Foundation grant. We've been supporting GHS for 8 years, and are looking to make 2019-20 our biggest and best yet!

One of the things we love to do is to give tours of GHS to reunion classes.  Regardless of the year, and whether or not ...
08/17/2019

One of the things we love to do is to give tours of GHS to reunion classes. Regardless of the year, and whether or not the participants attended classes in the current building, there is a lot to say about the history of GHS and a lot to learn from our alumni.

Congratulations to the Class of 1969, celebrating their 50th reunion with a tour of the school today. We appreciate the opportunity to share in your celebration this weekend. We also would like to thank the class for making a generous donation to the Foundation. Your support helps us to support the next generation of GHS graduates.

06/01/2019

We got this absolutely fabulous note from the GHS Book Club, an activity that we have supported for the last three years, and just approved funding for in 2019-20. This, quite simply, is why we are in business:

“The Gaithersburg High School Book Club is like a family to me. We look out for each other even when we are not at the meeting. We share our thoughts without fear, and everyone gets the opportunity to talk. Sometimes we take what is happening in the book and compare it to each other's life experiences. When I started with the Book Club, I thought it was going to be about books and only books, but I have learned so much this year about reality and that I am not the only teenager who has the experiences that I have in life.”

We had a packed house yesterday of eager students preparing for the AP US Government Exam.  Special thanks to Jud Ashman...
05/05/2019

We had a packed house yesterday of eager students preparing for the AP US Government Exam. Special thanks to Jud Ashman, Sidney Katz, George Simms III and Kirill Reznik for taking the time to talk with the students about all levels of government! We cannot thank them enough for illustrating how the principles and key cases of the course translate to real world issues.

For the students taking the test, don't forget to check out our resources on www.ghsef.org.

Our Olney Winery fundraiser is only two weeks away.  The weather has turned, so let's get out there and enjoy some wine....
04/11/2019
GHSEF March into Spring Fundraiser! - Olney Winery

Our Olney Winery fundraiser is only two weeks away. The weather has turned, so let's get out there and enjoy some wine. Buy your tickets today!

https://www.olneywinery.com/events/ghsef-march-into-spring-fundraiser/

04/25/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Please join us for our "March into Spring" fundraiser on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. (Postponed from March 3, 2019)   We’ve partnered with the Olney Winery to offer our guests a wonderful and fun night out while raising money for the students a...

A last defiant push of Winter has delayed our March into Spring.  GHSEF Olney Winery fundraiser today is postponed.  New...
03/03/2019

A last defiant push of Winter has delayed our March into Spring. GHSEF Olney Winery fundraiser today is postponed. New date tba. All tickets will be honored for the new date.

Winter Storm Warning for NW MoCo. 3-6 inches expected.

Winter Weather Advisory for the rest of MoCo. 1-3 inches expected.

12pm Sunday until 4am Monday.

Do you have questions about the GHS Education Foundation?  Want to know more about what we do?  Or, do you want to intro...
02/28/2019

Do you have questions about the GHS Education Foundation? Want to know more about what we do? Or, do you want to introduce your friends in the Gaithersburg cluster to the supports their kids will have when they arrive at GHS?

There's no better way to do this than over a few samples of wine! Come join us this Sunday at Olney Winery. tickets are only $20 in advance, and available here:

https://www.olneywinery.com/events/ghsef-march-into-spring-fundraiser/

Photo credit: Nilda Keres. Photo is of the latest mural created by Mrs. Keres and the La Fuerza club. We played a (very) small part with food to fuel their after-school creativity.

Our annual wine tasting event at Olney Winery is this Sunday.  Get your tickets here:  https://www.olneywinery.com/event...
02/25/2019
GHSEF March into Spring Fundraiser! - Olney Winery

Our annual wine tasting event at Olney Winery is this Sunday. Get your tickets here: https://www.olneywinery.com/events/ghsef-march-into-spring-fundraiser/

At only $20 in advance, this is a great bargain. We hope to see you on Sunday.

03/03/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Please join us for our "March into Spring" fundraiser on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.   We’ve partnered with the Olney Winery to offer our guests a wonderful and fun night out while raising money for the students and staff of Gaithersburg High Scho...

2018 GHSEF Staff Awardee Nilda Keres and her La Fuerza group completed their second mural in the science hallway at GHS....
01/11/2019

2018 GHSEF Staff Awardee Nilda Keres and her La Fuerza group completed their second mural in the science hallway at GHS. We love the touch of personality that these murals give to the school. Awesome job!

GHSEF will again assist GHS students wanting to enter this contest.  Spread the word if you know a creative GHS student.
01/06/2019
Poetry Contest - Gaithersburg Book Festival

GHSEF will again assist GHS students wanting to enter this contest. Spread the word if you know a creative GHS student.

The GBF is one of the nation's premier literary events. Join us for author events throughout the year and save the date for the 10th annual GBF on May 18, 2019!

Help us finish 2018 as our BEST fundraising year to date.   Click on "donate" on our page or go to https://www.ghsef.org...
12/31/2018
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Help us finish 2018 as our BEST fundraising year to date. Click on "donate" on our page or go to https://www.ghsef.org/ Any amount helps!

Enhancing the Educational Tradition of Gaithersburg High School Since 1904, Gaithersburg High School has stood as an educational pillar for the students of Gaithersburg.  Now housed in its brand new, state-of-the-art building, Gaithersburg High School is ready to extend that legacy to a new generat...

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Gaithersburg, MD
20886-2384

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