No Chili Cook Off Next Week

There will be no community chili cook-off next week due to lack of entries. It was scheduled for January 26 but has been cancelled.

Special Board Meeting Agenda

Agenda Special Meeting — January 22

Catch The Action–Basketball and Wrestling

Two upcoming athletic events can be heard on Classic Hits 98.9 FM or online at platteriverpreps.com–the Gibbon versus Amherst girls and boys basketball game can be heard live on Thursday, January 18 (tonight), beginning at 6:00 and 7:45 pm. Also on Saturday, January 20, beginning at 2:00 pm the Lou-Platte Conference Wrestling Finals can be heard live. Good luck and Go Buffs!

Notice of Special Board Meeting

The School District of Gibbon
In the Counties of
Buffalo and Kearney
In the State of Nebraska

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Meeting of the Board of
Education of Gibbon, in the Counties of Buffalo and Kearney, in the State of
Nebraska, will be held on the 22nd of January, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the
Gibbon Public Schoo], 1030 Court Street in the Distance Learning classroom
which meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is the board
of education will discuss budget planning.
An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current is available at
the Office of the Superintendent.

Greg Smyth
President of the Board

Do You Think You Might Have the Flu?

Here’s a reminder video from the CDC about flu symptoms.  Most importantly, do NOT continue your regular routine (work/school) until you are fever or symptom free for 24 hours, WITHOUT medicines.  This includes acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil).  Contact your doctor to learn more!

The best defense for the flu is to wash your hands frequently!

Parents Night–Boys/Girls Basketball

Parents night for the girls and boys basketball teams will be Friday, January 26th.  Introductions for the girls and their parents will be right before the 20-minute  warm-up of the girls varsity game and introduction for boys and their parents will be right before the 20-minute warm-up for the boys varsity game.  Parents will receive letters in the mail in the near future with details.

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.

Update on Buff Alert System

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We are always updating and fine tuning our avenues of communication.  Recently our Buff Alert system was updated.  If you did not receive last night’s late start Buff Alert but would like to receive them in the future, please use our newly updated form to sign-up and we will get you on our list as soon as possible.  Use the button on the right or click on the big green SIGN UP button on the left – to sign up for Buff Alerts!

Preschool/Kindergarten Registration Forms Available

Registration forms are available now in the Gibbon Elementary Office for 2018-2019 preschool and kindergarten. If your child will be 4 years old by July 31, 2018 they are eligible to register for the preschool program. If your child will be 5 years old by July 31, 2018 they are eligible for the kindergarten program.

Escuela Primaria de Gibbon Pre-escolar /Kinder Ya estan disponibles las formas de inscripción en la oficina.

Si su hijo/a tendrá 4 años antes del 31 de julio del año en curso, es elegible para inscribirse en el programa pre-escolar.  

Si su hijo/a tendrá 5 años antes del 31 de julio del año en curso, es elegible para el programa de kinder.

Booster Club Meeting Cancelled

The Booster Club meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, January 17, has been cancelled.

2-hour Late Start/No Preschool

There will be a 2-hour late start for Gibbon Public Schools on Tuesday, January 16, and no preschool due to inclement weather. La escuela se iniciara 2 horas tarde para la Escuela Publica de Gibbon. No habra clases Prescolar para la Escuela Publica de Gibbon.

Students in grades 7-12 will follow the 10:05 Late Start bell schedule.

Basketball Games At Centura–Schedule Adjustment

Due to the Centura teams being limited on the number of junior varsity quarters they can play this Friday, January 19, the girls junior varsity game will be just 2 quarters, played in their small gym and the boys junior varsity will be only 3 quarters, played in the bigger gym. Both games begin at 4:30 pm. With the adjustment in quarters being played the girls varsity game will begin at 5:45 pm and the boys varsity will begin at 7:30 pm. This is a change to the calendar.

GEPO Meeting–January 15

The next Gibbon Elementary Parent Organization (GEPO) meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 15, at 6:45 pm. Click here for the meeting agenda.

Used Printers For Sale

The Gibbon Public School District Office is offering used printers for sale.  All printers and supplies are sold “as is”.  Items may be viewed or purchased between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday by contacting the District Office.  Click this link to view the listing of items for sale:  gibbonpublic.org/itemsforsale

Wrestling Parents Night

Parents night for the wrestling team is scheduled for Thursday, January 18, during the dual with Kearney Catholic. More information will be provided in the near future.

Booster Potato Bar

The Booster Club will be having their annual Potato Bar on Friday, January 12, during the basketball games versus Doniphan-Trumbull. A potato with all the fixings, drink and dessert will be served for a free will donation beginning at 5:00 pm.

“Blackout” Friday Night

This Friday, January 12, has been designated as a “Black Out Night” at the home basketball game versus Doniphan-Trumbull. The GHS Shimmers will be doing a light show during halftime of the boys varsity game and would like everyone to dress in black.

Board of Education Meeting Agenda–January 8

Board Meeting Agenda — January 8

Basketball Games Reschedule Date

The basketball games versus Minden that were postponed in December due to the weather have been rescheduled for Friday, February 9, in Gibbon.  The junior varsity games will start at 4:30 pm.  The girls varsity will start at approximately 6:00 pm with boys varsity to follow.

Community Chili Cook-off

The Community Chili Cook-off will be held on Friday, January 26, during the Gibbon versus Fillmore Central basketball games.