ZuZu Acrobats

The ZuZu Acrobats from Kenya (Eastern Africa) performed for the elementary and high school students today. This was one of the many Homecoming activities this week.

Volleyball Location Change

volleyballThe varsity volleyball double triangular on Tuesday, October 4, will be played at Overton. Gibbon will play Elm Creek at 6:00 and SEM at 7:15 in the south gym.

Elementary Students Selected To Honor Choir

img_0355Sixteen 5th-6th grade students worked very hard to submit auditions for Sing Around Nebraska Honor Choir. Gibbon had two of these students selected to this group of 130-135 students from around the state. Congratulations to Meagan Benker–5th grader and Sydney Elliott–6th grader. They will be traveling to Lincoln on November 4-5th.

Homecoming Monday–Music Day

Freshmen Fundraiser–Magazines and More

magazineThe freshmen class fundraiser is underway! Students will be selling magazines, jewelry, and sports team tumblers until October 3rd. If you would like to support the Class of 2020 with this fundraiser, please see any freshman or Mrs. Reinertson, Mrs. Stroh, or Mrs. Tracy. You may also shop online. Go to www.gaschoolstore.com and use our School ID: 1028877 to place your order.

LPC Cross Country Meet

xc-finalThe Lou-Platte Conference Cross Country Meet will be held on Tuesday, October 4, and hosted by Doniphan-Trumbull at the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center. The varsity girls will run at 5:00, varsity boys at 5:30, and junior varsity boys/girls together at 6:00 pm. For additional information, as well as the address to the course, click on this link — LPC Cross Country.

Homecoming 2016

homecomingHomecoming Week is September 26 – September 30. Decorating will be Sunday at 3:30 pm. Anyone wanting to help should let Mrs. Neubauer or Mrs. Stark know. Additional Homecoming events/activities are as follows:

 

Dress Up Days:
Monday – Music Day (yes, you may wear camo or American); Tuesday – Formal Day; Wednesday – Class Color Day; Thursday – Throwback Day; Friday – Spirit Retro Day

Class Colors:
Seniors – Black; Juniors – White; Sophomores – Pink; Freshmen – Gray; 8th Grade – Red; 7th Grade – Orange

Wednesday Afternoon Events:
2:00 – 2:25 Power Buff Volleyball (senior boys vs junior boys)
2:30 – 3:00 Olympic Games and Tug of War
3:00 – 3:25 Powder Puff Football (senior girls vs junior girls)

Friday Night Coronation:
Coronation will take place this year following the game at the football field.
Queen candidates are: Jacqueline Avina, Noemi Escandon, Amanda Hendrickson
King candidates are: Jose Loza, Jose Murillo, Devin Stroh

Saturday Night Dance:
The dance will be in the elementary gym from 9:00 – midnight. Music is provided by Complete Music.
There will be a Royalty dance and a decorated setting for pictures.

Volleyball Live Stream at Broken Bow Tonight

Broken Bow will be live-streaming the volleyball game tonight, Thursday, versus the Gibbon Buffs beginning at 5:00. The host school has provided the following link for those interested in watching: Broken Bow Triangular.

Singing Youth of Nebraska

image1-9Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade students selected for “Singing Youth of Nebraska”. They will be traveling to Hastings on Saturday, January 21, to get together with other students from around the state. Gibbon students selected were:  Zoe Anderson, Jace Bombeck, Kelsey Choplin, Laynie Earll, Tristan Fisher, Levi Gillming, Grace Kennedy, Kaleb Pickel, Eric Rodriguez, Delaney Tracy, Mitchell Sell and Samantha Wilhelm.

Board Meeting Minutes–September 12

Regular Meeting Minutes

Budget Hearing

Tax Request Hearing

MAP Testing for 7th-11th Graders Will Begin on Tuesday

checkboxTuesday (9/20/2016) we will begin MAPS testing in the 7th-11th Grades.

7th-11th grade students are to report to their 4th period class first thing that morning with a fully charged iPad and a book to read!

SENIORS – Report to the Auditorium!

Seeking K-12 Substitute Teachers

EmploymentGibbon Public Schools is currently seeking additional K-12 substitute teachers.  The daily rate is $119.20 (hourly rate is $14.90).  We currently use AESOP for our automated system.  Interested candidates may call 308-468-5721 or stop by school for additional information. We are located at 1030 Court Street; Gibbon, NE 68840; These positions are subject to the Veterans’ Preference Law. EOE

Listen Live–Football Game On Friday

KKPR_logoThe Gibbon vs St. Paul football game will be broadcast on KKPR Classic Hits 98.9 FM on Friday, Sept. 16. It can also be heard online at PlatteRiverPreps.com. Pregame is at 6:30 pm with Kickoff at 7:00 pm.

Pennies for Patients

pennies for patientsThe FCCLA is planning a fundraiser–Pennies for Patients. From October 5th to November 5th they will be collecting coins and bills to support children with leukemia and lymphoma. The FCCLA appreciates your support in their service project.

FCCLA Selling RADA Cutlery

rada cutleryThe FCCLA is currently selling RADA cutlery. This fundraiser will continue through the month of September. See Mrs. Ronnfeldt or any organization member to place an order.

Extra-curricular Positions Available

EmploymentThe Gibbon Public Schools is seeking interested individuals for the following extra-curricular duty assignments for the 2016-17 school: assistant varsity girls’ basketball and junior varsity girls’ basketball. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest that includes previous experience to Gibbon Public Schools c/o Superintendent Larry Witt.  Questions may be directed to Larry Witt at 468-6555.  These positions are subject to the Veterans’ Preference Law.  EOE.

Gibbon’s Got Talent

“Gibbon’s Got Talent” is back! This week is the first round. There is a category for middle school, high school, and NEW this year is an “Open Category.” This is for any student grades 7-12 and interested staff members. Contact Mrs. Sinnard to make arrangements to come in and sing. The finals are Tuesday, October 18, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.

 

Board Agenda–Sept. 12

Agenda Information

Board Agenda

Financial Aid Night

piggy bankFinancial Aid Night is next Tuesday evening, September 13, at 6:00 p.m. Gibbon High School and EducationQuest will be hosting a Financial Aid Night for junior and senior parents. Students are also invited. There will be a Spanish session in the Distance Learning Room and an English version in the High School Library. Financial aid forms are now due in the fall rather than the spring, so please plan to attend.

College Representatives Scheduled

college visitsThe representative from Central Community College (all campuses) will be in the counselor’s outer office on Tuesday, September 20, at 1 pm for any interested juniors, seniors and parents. On Monday, October 24, the Mid-Plains Community College (North Platte) representative will here at 9:30 a.m.