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Portrait of a Graduate

Gilbert Schools continues to build on input from our community, staff and students in preparing our students not only academically but with big picture skills and opportunities. View this message from Gilbert Superintendent, Lindsey Beecher and Director of Curriculum, Carrie Clark.



Scholastic Writing Contest Winners

This year the ELP students once again participated in the Scholastic Writing Contest.  Each year, I am amazed at the talent these students put forth as they enter this contest. It takes courage and dedication to submit to such a high leveled competition.

**We are privileged to have an American Voices and Vision winner- Ella Hatfield.  The American Voices & Visions Medals, the highest regional honors, are given to one writer and one artist from each region. 

Selection Process: Five works of writing and five works of art from each region are selected by local judges as American Voices & Visions nominees, who are then celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. From the pool of nominees, a panel of jurors in New York City selects one writer and one artist from each region to receive an American Voices Medal or an American Visions Medal, a non-financial highest regional honor. These Medalists are celebrated during National Events and at the National Exhibition in New York City.

**Gold Key
The very best works submitted to local programs. Gold Key works are automatically considered for national-level recognition

**Silver Key
Stand-out works submitted to local programs that demonstrate exceptional ability.

**Honorable Mention
Accomplished works submitted to local programs showing great skill and potential.

This year’s winners are:
7 John Artz– Journalism Gold Key
8 Alice Zhang– Short Story Honorable Mention
8 Natalie Hansen- Novel Writing Honorable Mention
Jaden Wilson- Novel Writing Gold Key
8 Chloe Berns– Poetry Gold Key
Kalyn Schmidt- Dramatic Script Silver Key
9 Ella Hatfield- Sc Fi/Fantasy Gold Key and American Voices Nominee
10 Sarah Lennon Dramatic Script Gold Key
–Mendy Moritz, 6-12 ELP Coordinator

Schools in America Rankings!

Niche has released the 2020 Best Schools in America Rankings and we are proud to share that Gilbert Community School District is ranked top 2 best school district in Iowa! Some other proud achievements include:

-Gilbert High School is ranked #7 best public High School in Iowa

-Gilbert Middle School is ranked #2 best public Middle School in Iowa

-Gilbert Intermediate is ranked #1 best public Elementary School in Iowa

-Gilbert Elementary is ranked #12 best public Elementary School in Iowa

We are very proud of our students, staff and our community!  Together, we continue to partner, providing many resources while supporting our great District!! 


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