Superintendent Note March 2020
We also get the chance to watch the middle schoolers present the musical, Getting to Know…FOOTLOOSE! This is another great opportunity for our students to stretch themselves and perform for the public. It takes a lot of courage to take center stage and over seventy students are participating, with many more doing backstage work. The show is March 6th and 7th at 7:00 pm in the HS Auditorium. It is being directed this year by Angi Nespor, Laura Metzger and Chris Johnson who stepped in when Virginia Beecher had to step back due to health reasons. We are so grateful those individuals stepped up and provided this opportunity.
This past weekend we were able to enjoy the 2020 Rock Hop. It was a great crowd, good food, and lots of fundraising support for the district. Thanks to Cheri Toressi and her committee for pulling it all together. They provide the funds for us to go above and beyond in a lot of curricular areas! Thank you to all of you who came and who donated to this great cause–we couldn’t do a lot of things without you.
Our work continues on the Portrait of a Gilbert Graduate. We had a parent come up with an impressive graphic to represent what we want all Gilbert grads to be when they leave our district. We will be previewing it soon to the public and begin explaining just what steps we will take to help our students reach these ideals. We had some community conversations this past week and thank those of you who came to discuss this project with us. We will continue to provide opportunities for the public to gain an understanding of what it means to be a global citizen, successful collaborator, curious creator, effective communicator, strong character and critical thinker.
On a personal note, my wife and I would like to thank everyone on the staff and in the community who reached out with support following her diagnosis with oral cancer. She is back at work and is cancer free! We will always be grateful for the kind words, gifts, and caring the district showed us as we went on this journey. Thank you.