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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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Mr. Vic Vanderpool Named HS Interim Principal Mr. Vic Vanderpool was recently named as Interim Gilbert High School Principal for the 2017-2018 school year.  Vic is a familiar face in the
Gilbert High School Spring Honor Roll Students The following students are being recognized for fulfilling the requirements for
Mr. Danilson Named Middle School Principal On behalf of the Gilbert school district, I would like to introduce our new middle school principal, Mr. Mike Danilson.  Mike is a
7th Grade Youth Marketplace The culminating activity for youth marketplace in 7th grade is a trip to the I Cubs game to study marketing in the real
National Honor Society On Wednesday, May 17, 32 GHS Students were inducted into the National Honor Society.  The ceremony was held in the High School Auditorium.
Read with Me! KCCI & EMC Insurance visited Gilbert Intermediate last month for Read
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
Kindergarten PBL Explores Shadows Kindergarten students have been studying shadows this spring. They developed a question, “What can we build to protect us from the effects of
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
Dyslexia Task Force This past fall, school staff and parents started meeting to explore
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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Announcements

Meet the School Board Candidates!

Gilbert’s PTO is hosting a “Meet the Candidate Forum” on August 28th from 6:30-8:30 in the HS Auditorium. As a District Patron, this is one of the best ways that you can become best informed about who to case your vote for on September 12th.  View the PTO website for more information!

Literacy Curriculum and Assessment Nights for Parents

The elementary has scheduled two events for this fall. On Thursday, September 21 at 7:00pm, we will host a curriculum night for parents. We will highlight the new literacy materials and how the literacy block is organized. Examples of the materials that are used in the classroom will be available for parents to view. Activities for parents to use at home with their children will also be shared.

On Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00, the elementary will also have an assessment night. We will share information about the literacy assessments that are used to help teachers make instructional decisions and determine progress. Parents will have a chance to see the assessments in action. We will also share the fall early literacy data with parents about their individual child(ren) and how that compares to benchmarks and the class. This meeting will be a good for parents in preparation for fall conferences.

Fall Sports Kick-off/Gatorade and Powerade Scrimmage

The annual fall sports kick-off will be held on August 18th at 5:30 PM.  Click HERE for the full schedule. The football team will be collecting Gatorade/Powerade at the front gate if you would like to donate some.

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