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Gilbert Hires Director of Community Engagement

The Gilbert Community School District is happy to announce that Troy Banning has accepted
the position of Director of Community Engagement for the 2022-23 school year. Banning joins
the Gilbert family after serving as the sports editor at The Daily Freeman-Journal in Webster
City for 22 years. He and his wife, Kelly, are 20-year residents of Ames and have two
daughters, Taylor and Brooklyn, who attend Gilbert. It is our pleasure to welcome Mr. Banning
and his family. Read more HERE #TigersTogether #GilbertPride

Gilbert Hires New Activities Director

Gilbert Schools is excited to share the hiring of new Activities Director for the 2022-2023 school year, Mr. Ian Smith. Ian is replacing Mr. Tim Pezzetti, current Athletic Director at Gilbert Schools who resigned his position earlier this month after accepting a position in Missouri, closer to his family.

Read more about the hiring of Mr. Smith.

 

Congratulations, Sean!

In December, Mrs. White presented her 7th-grade English Language Arts students with the opportunity to enter the League of Cities “If I Were Mayor Essay Contest”. The contest was open to students across the state of Iowa to write an essay about how they would take on the role of mayor in their own town or city. Participants were judged on creativity, clarity, sincerity of thought, and proper grammar usage.

One student was selected from each of our state’s four congressional districts and each of these students was awarded a $250 college scholarship and was invited to attend a ceremony with Governor Reynolds. Sean Wu was selected as our congressional district’s contest winner!

On April 5, he and his family attended the ceremony, at the capital, where he was named the statewide contest winner and was awarded the grand prize of a $500 college scholarship.

Congratulations, Sean! What an honor!

Thank You From Winterset!

On March 5th, 2022 there was a devastating tornado that hit Winterset Iowa. All of the Gilbert Community Schools hosted fundraisers to try to raise money and/or supplies for the citizens of Madison County.

We hosted a hat fundraiser where students could pay $1 to wear a hat for a day. We also held free will donations for supplies for the Winterset community.

We were able to donate a total of $2,394.60 as well as 3 full totes of supplies for the community!

We wanted to share this with you all and thank you for the donations! We could not have done this without your help!

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