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Safety Forum

Gilbert Schools and Story County Sheriff’s Office partnered to host an open safety forum for Gilbert Schools parents & community members.  Ongoing conversations will be held to assure that all measures of safety are taken to provide the best for all staff and students.  You can watch the recorded forum by clicking HERE.

Project Jack – Book Drive

The Gilbert 4th grade reading council sponsored a book drive an received over 900 books for their book! These books were donated to the Kindergarten students at Moulton Elementary School in Des Moines. The students divided into three committees; advertisement, design, and collection. The advertisement committee made posters and created announcements telling the community about the book drive; students in the design committee decorated canvas tote bags to be used by the Kindergartners as “book bags.” The collection committee put the book bags, a book mark, and books together along with a little bag of fruit snacks. The fourth grade class then made a field trip down to Moulton Elementary and delivered the book bags to the Kindergartners. We truly have a wonderful district that is so willing to give to other communities!

5th Graders Project Jack!

The 5th graders at Gilbert Intermediate received a $250 grant from Project Jack which was used to “pay it forward.” Students choose to donate the money to Joppa, a Des Moines organization, which will go towards building a tiny house for the homeless. The students got to tour a tiny house to get an idea of what their money was going towards and also got to visit Joppa head quarters. The first hand experience for them was unreal to see where their money and hard work was going to help fight homelessness.

Click this link to read the full story!

http://www.amestrib.com/news/20180412/gilbert-fifth-graders-get-first-hand-look-at-tiny-house-project

District speech competition

Congratulations to the following students for advancing to state-level individual speech competition on Saturday, March 10th in Nevada.

 
We had a great day at districts today, with 18 out of 30 performances moving on!
 
Elizabeth Delaney (Literary Program)
Sarah Farwell (Radio News Announcing)
Olivia Fink (Poetry)
Kyle Grossnickle (Storytelling)
Matilda Hogan (Storytelling)
Allie Houseman (Poetry)
Natalie Lawrence (Acting AND Improv)
Zach Rastetter (Reviewing)
Sam Royer (Radio News Announcing)
Ben Siegel (Musical Theatre AND Storytelling)
Durga Sritharan (Musical Theatre)
Mason Tharp (Radio News Announcing)
Izzy Thomas (Poetry)
Ryan Weber (Musical Theatre)
Rebecca Wickert (Prose AND Musical Theatre)
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