Thanks to you a new, much-needed sound system at O’Maley Innovation Middle School has been fully funded.

The O’Maley Drama Club will present Shrek, Jr. March 2, 3, 4 and March 9, 10, 11. Come out to support these talented students and HEAR their voices.

The Theater at the O’Maley Innovation Middle School desperately needs a new sound system—and GEF needs your help. Generous supporters have pledged funds to cover half the cost of the new equipment, and GEF needs to raise another $7,500 to complete the project in time for the 2018 Spring Musical, Shrek.


Our students have great talent. Their voices deserve to be heard.


Show your appreciation for the people who play an important role in your child’s education — teachers, specialists, administration and school staff. Let these educators know how much you care. Celebrate their contributions with a donation to the Gloucester Education Foundation.

Click Here to make a secure donation via debit/credit card or PayPal.

Honor a Teacher Awardees will receive a letter informing them of your family’s honorary gift, as well as your optional personalized note of appreciation.  All gift amounts will be confidential and all donations go directly to GEF, which drives innovation, encourages creativity, expands student opportunities and empowers educators to strengthen teaching and learning in the Gloucester Public School District. Gloucester Education Foundation is a (501)(c)(3) organization.  Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law and will be acknowledged directly by GEF.

PLEASE NOTE – To deliver notifications to teachers before school closes for the holidays we need to receive your donation by December 20.


Access and Empowerment:  How They Learn, How We Teach

Featuring David Rose, Ph.D.david-rose-ph-d

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Cruiseport Gloucester, Upper Level

Open to the public free of charge.

Click here for more information and to register.

Support from: hi-res-logo

The annual Citywide Arts Festival, a collaboration between the Gloucester Public School District and the Gloucester Education Foundation, continues to grow with another extensive downtown event. This year’s festival will feature art and performances from children in every school in the Gloucester Public School District.

The Arts Festival takes place on Saturday, May 13 and is a showcase of student visual and performance art, including painting, ceramics, photography, woodworking, poetry, theater and music from every school in the district.

All are invited to participate in a collaborative art project that will take place from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Sculpture Park across from the Cape Ann Museum.

A highlight of the festival will be the paintings and drawings by Gloucester’s own rising artists – students from the Gloucester Pre-School, the city’s five elementary schools, O’Maley Innovation Middle School and Gloucester High School – that will be displayed in downtown venues – City Hall, Sawyer Free Library, the Cape Ann Museum, and the Sculpture Park.

If you go…
What: Citywide Arts Festival – Gloucester, Massachusetts
When: Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Sawyer Free Library, City Hall, Cape Ann Museum

2017 Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival Schedule of Events
Saturday, May 13, 2017

11 am – 12 pm GHS Culinary Arts Reception – Sawyer Free Library
11 – 11:30 am Mad Hot Ball Demonstration – City Hall
11:30 am – 12 pm Recorder Performance – Elem. School Students – City Hall
12 – 12:30 pm Ukulele Performance – Elem. School Students – City Hall
1 – 1:30 pm GHS Interactive Engineering Demonstration – City Hall
1 – 1:30 pm Dancing Through the Decades Workshop – City Hall
1 – 3 pm Collaborative Art Project – Sculpture Park – Museum
1:30 – 2:00 pm GHS Theater Performance – City Hall
2 – 2:30 pm GHS Chorus Performance – City Hall
2:30 – 3:00 pm O’Maley Chorus Performance – City Hall
3 – 3:30 pm O’Maley Jazz Band Performance – City Hall
3:30 – 4 pm GHS Docksiders Performance – City Hall

All Day Visual Art Displays

Elementary Schools – City Hall
O’Maley Innovation- Sawyer Free Library
High School – Sawyer Free Library
Industrial Arts, Engineering, Woodworking – Cape Ann Museum and City Hall

The Gloucester Public Schools Art Festival will soon be here! Join us for a free day-long celebration of art, music, dance and theater. Amazing artwork by Gloucester’s pre-K-12 students will be on display and performances will take place all day.  Don’t miss this fun, family event for all ages.
When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 11:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Downtown Gloucester – Sawyer Free Library, City Hall, Cape Ann Museum,  and The Hive!
Schedule to be announced soon!