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What's Going On at Gilbert?

Here's the latest news and highlights at Gilbert Community Schools.

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Iowa Quiz Bowl Places 3rd The Iowa Quiz Bowl League (IQBL)  promotes and supports quiz bowl competition to students of all grade levels in the state of Iowa.
Iowa FFA Degree The Iowa FFA Degree is the highest degree the state can bestow upon an FFA member. These Gilbert FFA members met the qualifications
FCCLA State Conference Gilbert FCCLA returned from State Leadership Conference and once again made the district proud: The HS and MS chapters did the prestigious Emblem
Science Olympiad On Saturday, March 25, the GMS Science Club participated in Science Olympiads at Coe College. Gold Medalists included: Anne Buffington &  Mariam Bastawros
Preschool Pancakes The HS Family and Consumer Science students made a pancake breakfast with preschool students in the HS FCS Kitchen.  The food was delicious as
Terrace Hill Piano Competition Congratulation to Robert Gemignani for winning Iowa’s 2017 Terrace Hill Senior Piano Competition. His First Place title is accompanied by a $10,000 scholarship. The Finals of
All-State Jazz Band Congratulations to Quinton Nespor, who was selected as the drummer for the 3A All-State Jazz Band.  Quinton is the first Gilbert student selected
Designing Cars in 6th Grade 6th grade students spent Wednesday and Thursday (March 22 & 23) delivering high stakes presentations as part of their design unit in science.
Lunchroom Taste Test On Wednesday, March 8, the elementary students had a taste test of four new foods during lunch. The students tried fresh pineapple, blueberries,
Congratulations Jazz One students! For the first time since 2008, and the first time ever in class 3A, Gilbert Jazz One has been selected for Iowa Jazz
Dyslexia Task Force This past fall, school staff and parents started meeting to explore
GMS Students attend STEM Activity at ISU On Thursday, February 23, 50+ Gilbert 6th grade students attended a STEM Activity Day at Iowa State University as part of engineering week.
GMS Performs Beauty and the Beast On February 25, the high school auditorium was filled to capacity for the GMS performance of Beauty and the Beast.  90+ students participated
FFA advances to Districts   Congratulations to the Gilbert FFA Leadership Events!  Leading our 9-school Sub-Districts in Fort Dodge yesterday, and advancing to Districts at Riceville on
Winter Iowa Quiz Bowl Congratulations to our Winter Iowa Quiz Bowl League participants for receiving the 2nd place award at Waukee High School.  The following students participated
Gilbert CSD District Priorities 2016-17
2017-2018 Preschool Sign-up Gilbert Preschool Sign-up will begin on Wednesday, February 1 at 9:00
New “Welcome to Gilbert” Video Click here to enjoy the new promotional video produced by Lindsey Beecher, Gilbert Schools Superintendent: Welcome to Gilbert 
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MS Talent Show

GMS will present the annual talent show on Wednesday, April 19 at 8:30 AM in the MS Gym.  Parents are invited to attend.  This has been an outstanding assembly each year.  See you there.

Read with Me at Gilbert INT

Gilbert Intermediate was chosen by KCCI and EMC Insurance as the Read with Me school for April! Tuesday, April 4th a representative from KCCI and EMC will provide an assembly for all Gilbert Intermediate students.  In addition to this selection, EMC will be donating $1,000 to our school library!  Be sure to watch the news on channel 8, Friday, April 7th at 5 PM!  A big THANK YOU to KCCI & EMC Insurance!

Public Meetings–Long Term Facilities Planning

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The School Board has retained the architectural firm of Haila Architecture Structure Planning to assist the district in developing a ten year master plan for facilities. To that end, several ad hoc input groups are being formed to assist in soliciting  public input on perceived needs in specific areas of interest. If you are interested in attending any of these meetings, times are as follows:

    1. March 29th – HS classrooms, 3:15-4:45 (HS Media Center)
    2. March 29th – Fine Arts, 5:00-7:00 (HS Media Center)
    3. April 3rd – Ag. Tech. Learning Center 5:30-7:30 (HS Media Center)
    4. April 13th – MS, 5:30-7:30 (MS Media Center)
    5. May 2nd – INT, 5:00-7:00 (Int School Conference Room)
    6. May 3rd – Athletics, 5:30-7:30 (Int School Conference Room)

In addition, the district will hold faculty and patron informational meetings on the following dates:Faculty

District Staff Forum to review Facility Study

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Dates: April 19th and April 26th, both Wednesday afternoons

Location: HS Auditorium

District Patron Forum to review Facility Study

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Dates: April 19th and April 26th, both Wednesday early evenings

Location: HS Auditorium

Time: 9:00-10:30 am

Dates: April 29th

Location: HS Auditorium

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