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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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Senior Awards Night 2017 It was great to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2017 at the Senior Awards Night.
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
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.
Financial Literacy Each year, 8th-grade students at GMS Participate in a financial literacy
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
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
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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Summer 2017 Driver’s Ed.
Mr. Terrones will be the instructor for the June class (6/5-6/16 1-4pm). It will be held at the HS rm 528 next to the wt. rm.
Mike Kruse will teach the July class at the MS rm 126 (7/6-719. 1-4 pm).


Health Reminders 2017-2018 school year

Just a few reminders for the 2017-18 school year:

  1. All returning students should complete a “returning student health history” form.  Click here for the form. It can also be found on our website under “forms”.  Please complete this form even if you register online.

  2. All 7th graders are required to have both a meningococcal vaccine and a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster before school starts this fall.  

  3. All 9th graders should have a dental screening performed.  This is an Iowa requirement for all students entering kindergarten and 9th grade.  We have attached the dental form for your dentist or hygienist to complete. Click here for the form. It can also be found on our website under “forms”.  If your child recently had an exam, you can take this form into your dentist and/or hygienist to sign.

  4. All 12th graders are required to have a meningococcal vaccine before school starts this fall.

  5. All students with medication should pick up their medication from the nurse’s office on (or before) the last day of school.  If you do not want the medication to come home with your child, please contact us to make other arrangements.  All medication left at the school will be properly disposed of.

Community Service Project – Last Day of School

On the last day of school, the entire high school is going to pick up trash around Gilbert in honor of Del Doolittle.

Then we’re going to walk/run as many miles as we can around the track to raise money for Blank Children’s Hospital’s Child Life program.

If you would like to help our kids help other kids, please click on the link below.  Thank you for your support.

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