Congratulations Wrestlers and Coaches

Congratulations to the state wrestling qualifiers on their excellent showing at the state wrestling tournament. Lane Brown, Wyatt Kee, and Jacob Tracy each earned 5th place medals. Congratulations to the seniors on their outstanding careers and to the entire team for an outstanding season.

Wyatt Kee Selected To Shrine Bowl and UNK Football Signing

Congratulations to Wyatt Kee for being selected to play in the Shrine Bowl football game this summer. The game will be played at UNK’s Cope Stadium on June 2. Wyatt is the 10th Gibbon player to be selected to play in the Shrine Bowl and the 3rd in the last 8 years. Congratulations also to Wyatt on recently signing with UNK to play football this fall.

District Music Help Needed

Gibbon Public Schools will be hosting the District Music Festival on Friday, April 20. This is a huge event for our school. In order to host a successful event, we are asking for help from the students, parents, and community. There are two main areas where you can help support us–volunteering your time and bringing food items. Please consider signing up at the following links:  District Music Food  and  District Music Volunteer. If you have trouble signing up electronically, please contact Mrs. Gellerman, vocal teacher, and she will be happy to sign you up manually.

State Wrestling–Catch The Action!

The State Wrestling Semifinals can be heard on Classic Hits 98.9 FM (KKPR.COM) beginning on Friday, at 5:00 pm  or listen live online at www.platteriverpreps.com.

Boys Basketball Subdistricts

The boys basketball subdistricts will be played at Holdrege High School on Tuesday and Thursday, February 20 and 22. Gibbon will play Minden in the first round on Tuesday at 5:00 pm. Click here for the boys C1-10 Subdistrict bracket. Good luck and Go Buffs!

Sub-district Basketball–Catch The Action!

The Class C1-10 Girls Sub-district basketball games will be broadcast on Classic Hits 98.9 FM (KKPR) and online at www.platteriverpreps.com on Tuesday and Thursday, February 13th and 15th. Gibbon will play Wood River in Holdrege at 7:00 pm in the first round on Tuesday. Good luck, girls! Go Buffs!

State Wrestling Qualifiers

Congratulations to the wrestling team for their 6th place finish at the Districts. The following wrestlers qualified for the state wrestling meet, which will be held in Omaha at the CenturyLink Center on Thursday – Saturday, February 15-17: Lane Brown, senior (3rd place-126#); Chase Smith, senior (2nd place-132#); Jacob Tracy, senior (District Champion – 152#);  and Wyatt Kee, senior (2nd place-195#). Good luck and Go Buffs!

College and Military Representatives

The following college representatives will be here to visit with any interested juniors, seniors, and parents:

Chadron State College – Tuesday, February 13, at 1:20 pm
Central Community College (Columbus Instrumentation & Controls) – Wednesday, February 14, at 1:20 pm
University of Nebraska Kearney – Thursday, February 15, at 1:20 pm
Central Community College (Grand Island) – Tuesday, February 20, at 1:20 pm
Air Force – Tuesday, February 20, at 12:00 pm
Joseph’s College of Beauty – Wednesday, February 21, at 1:20 pm
Barton CCC – Thursday, February 22, at 1:20 pm

Scholarships Available

2018 scholarship opportunities are being posted under the Student Tab at the top of the page as they become available. Local scholarships will be listed individually at the top of the page as they become known. In addition, a link to Mrs. Waddle’s guidance counselor website is also posted there which contains a list of other scholarship opportunities from other sources. Some local scholarships have been recently added.

Fine Arts Booster Club Meeting – TIME CHANGE

Please make a note in your calendars:  Fine Arts Booster Club Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 13th has been moved to 5:00 p.m.

Agenda – Board Meeting 2-12-2018

Meeting of the Board of Education – Agenda

Girls Sub-district Basketball Tournament

The Gibbon girls will play Wood River in the first round of the C1-10 sub-district basketball tournament on Tuesday, February 13, in Holdrege at 7:00 pm. Good luck, girls. Go Buffs! Click on the following link to view the full tournament bracket:  C1-10 Sub-district Tournament.

District Wrestling

The wrestling team will compete in the Class C District 3 competition this Friday-Saturday, February 9-10, at North Bend High School. District information, tournament brackets, and updates will be posted online throughout the tournament. Click on this link – www.trackwrestling.com – to access the website and then select the NSAA – Class C District 3 tab. Enter Event to view all weights, brackets, wrestlers, and results. Good luck and Go Buffs!

Agenda–Special Board Meeting

Agenda Special Meeting – -February 8

Students Earn Art Awards

Congratulations to Ellie Snell, Samantha Mercer, Parker Kenton and Claire Kee for having art work selected by Scholastic for the Scholastic Art Awards.  Ellie Snell received and Honorable Mention for her painting.  Samantha Mercer received an Honorable Mention for her print and a drawing.  Parker Kenton received a Silver Key for her scratch art and Claire Kee received a Gold Key for her black and white drawing.  Claire is eligible to now receive national recognition.

Congratulations to Jocelyn Shea for receiving UNL’s Young Artist Award.  She will   be announced at a reception on March 9, 2018, and is invited to the Hixson-Lied College’s Nebraska Young Artist Awards Day on April 4, 2018, to receive the award.

FBLA Valentine Sales

FBLA Valentine Sales HAVE BEGUN! Click on the following link to order your Valentine gifts for someone special, a teacher, a friend or for yourself — VALENTINE ORDER FORM. Please use a separate order form for each delivery recipient. Delivery will be on Valentine’s Day — Wednesday, February 14.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

There will be no school on Monday, February 5. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held that day from 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm and on Thursday, February 8, from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

NSAA State Wrestling Clear Bag Policy

NSAA ANNOUNCEMENT: “Later this month CenturyLink Center Omaha will once again host some of the best athletes in the state for the NSAA State Wrestling Tournament. This year, however, before entering the arena, spectators are asked to take note of the clear bag policy recently implemented by the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA). The policy states the following items are permitted inside the CenturyLink Center Omaha arena:

 Clear plastic bags, measuring 12 inches tall, 12 inches long, and 6 inches wide
 Small or clutch‐sized purses or wallets, not exceeding 4.5 inches tall by 6.5 inches long
 One‐gallon, clear plastic freezer bags are permitted
 One bag is permitted per person

Click on this link to view the 2018 NSAA State Wrestling Championship spectator information document.

All Conference Wrestling Honors

Congratulations go out to the following wrestlers for earning All-Conference awards:  1st Team – Chase Smith and Jacob Tracy; 2nd Team – Lane Brown and Wyatt Kee; Honorable Mention – Andres Aguilar and Tyric Beattie.

Volleyball Fundraiser

The Gibbon Volleyball team will be selling beef/bean/rice burritos and homemade cinnamon rolls from Mary Chuy at the basketball games with Minden on Friday, February 9. Prices are $3.50 for burritos, $1.50 for cinnamon rolls. Thank you for supporting Gibbon Volleyball.