Exciting news! Cindy Bassett will be joining the Gilbert High School family as our new assistant principal starting in the 2019-2020 school year. Cindy is currently the Dean of Students at Dallas Center-Grimes.
Gilbert Intermediate Students participated in Read Across America day on March 6, 2019. All 350 students and 40 staff were encouraged to wear PJ’s or comfy clothes, bring a billow or blanket as the whole school read together for 30 minutes. Theisen’s of Ames donated popcorn for the kids to enjoy while reading. Each month, Gilbert Intermediate has a Be Your BEST assembly that is planned and led by the students! 4th grade reading council students read the Reading Pledge to kick off the assembly!
The 4th graders took part in the Wax Museum project. They had the opportunity to research a famous person of their choice, write a biography, and create a poster. On the day of the presentation, students dressed up as their person and put on a “living wax museum.” Parents and peers walked around the gym and listened to short speeches given by the students. This was a fun and great learning opportunity for everyone!
On Friday, February 8, the Elementary Staff and Students celebrated the Global School Play Day. Students had the opportunity to engage in many hands-on activities including Legos, puzzles, playing card games and so much more! Some students even had fun in the cafeteria building cardboard structures! Research is overwhelming that our children need to play to develop their creativity, social relationships, and problem solving skills. Elementary Principal, Staci Edwards, said “While we continue to work to infuse play into daily school activities, this day was intended to be a celebration of children and play. There has been so much positive feedback on the event from staff, parents, and students that our goal is to make this an annual event”.
Kindergarten teacher, Angie Bonthuis, submitted a blog post about the Day of Play to Dr. Jean’s website sharing her own experiences of this fun event! To view her post, click here.