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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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Be Your BEST – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly On February 14th, Gilbert Elementary and Intermediate students assembled in the gym to celebrate the two weeks of Jump Rope for Heart. Planned
Gilbert School District Bond Vote The Gilbert School Board just recently voted unanimously for the bond
2018-2019 Preschool Sign-up Gilbert Preschool Sign-up is now available.  All sign-up is done online
Gilbert Intermediate is Breaking Barriers! Gilbert Intermediate School received the Breaking Barriers Award from the Iowa State Board of Education this past January! Out of all of Iowa,
Project PJ – Gilbert Intermediate In conjunction with our #choosekind emphasis this school year, Gilbert Intermediate participated in JOPPA’s PJ on Friday, January 26th. Project PJ serves as a visible
Gilbert Bond Referendum Makes News Check out the Ames Tribune article on the new bond referendum for the Gilbert School District! This bond will go into updating our
2018-2019 Kindergarten Sign-Up We are now taking names for our 2018-2019 kindergarten class. Children
Iowa School Report Card releases school ratings Gilbert High & Middle school both received EXCEPTIONAL ratings, while the Intermediate School received the HIGH PERFORMING rating, by the Iowa Department of
Intermediate School recognized by the IA Dept. of Educaiton Gilbert Intermediate School was recognized by the IA Department of Education for such a high proficiency rate in the area of special education.
HealthierUS Bronze Award Gilbert Elementary & Gilbert Intermediate Schools were awarded the Bronze award,
Gilbert Teacher Spotlight Every Student. Every Day. Gilbert Schools has so many GREAT things going on in the classroom each and every day! Take a few
2017 All-State band, orchestra and choir The Gilbert HS Band and Vocal departments had 28 students audition
Congratulations Erica White! Congratulations to 5th grade teacher, Erica White who was awarded the One Classroom at a Time Grant from WOI & Bankers Trust. The
School Board Election Results Congratulations to Deb Ordal and John Nelson.  Deb joins the Gilbert
GMS Recognized Gilbert MIddle School has been recognized by niche.com as the #1 Best Public Middle School in the state of Iowa!
Elementary Drop Off/Pick Up Take a few minutes to become an expert on dropping off
Erin Kimle’s artwork has won the Congressional Art Competition for the Fourth District in Iowa Each year the Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize and encourage the artistic
Letters About Literature These awesome GMS students were state finalists in the Letters About Literature writing contest.  Aiden Cowley was awarded third place for the entire
Gilbert CSD District Priorities 2016-17
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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Announcements

After-Prom Parent Volunteers

Plans are underway for the 2018 Gilbert After-Prom party.  The After Prom Committee consisting of junior and senior parents has started some initial planning and invite interested parents to join this committee.  Feel free to attend and decide how you want to contribute.  Parents typically connect their interests and passions to a particular sub-committee.

The After-Prom party is an all-night event immediately following Prom that helps keep our kids safe by providing a fun night with food, raffle prizes, games and other entertainment including a hypnotist. It will be held at Gilbert High School on Saturday, April 21st, from 11:30 PM to 4:00 AM.

The After-Prom party is completely funded by generous donations from parents and business and community members. Thank you for your continued support!

Graduation Announcements and accessories

Jostens will be here Friday during Lunch to take orders for Graduation Announcements and Graduation accessories.   Packets are available in the High School Office.   Please call Mrs. Davis in the office if you have any questions.   REMINDER:    Mrs. Davis orders all cap and gowns.

Open Enrollment Applications for the 2018-19 School Year

The deadlines for open enrollment applications are March 1, 2018 for Grades 1 – 12 and September 1, 2018 for Kindergarten. Also included with this is the request for transportation assistance and the right to appeal. If you have any questions, please contact the District Office.

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