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Board of Education Meeting Agenda – June 8

Board Meeting Agenda – June 8

Message and Info From Dr. Fisher

Gibbon Nation,
The school district has closed a history-making end to the school year, and it is important that we celebrate all that was accomplished in response to a monumental challenge called COVID-19. Teachers were thrown into an alternate learning environment with little time to prepare, students were thrown into an environment and asked to manage their own time while attending to academic requirements, and parents were asked to monitor learning while they also tended to the needs of their families. OUR collective response has been overwhelmingly positive and I wish to thank students, parents, teachers, and our community for their tremendous effort. Read more. . .

Summer Weight Lifting Begins–Waiver Required

The summer weight lifting program for athletes will begin June 1 under strict guidelines. Coaches have communicated with their players this information and the lifting session that they are to attend. Students and their parents MUST SIGN A WAIVER prior to Monday, June 1. Students must bring the waiver with them on that day. Click here to download and print the waiver, which is available in English and Spanish; this form is also located under the STUDENT tab at the top of this page: SUMMER CONDITIONING and ACTIVITIES WAIVER.

Girls Basketball and Volleyball Player Information Needed

Any girl going into grades 9-12 that plans to go out for volleyball and/or girls basketball please fill out the following questionnaire ASAP so we can get a good idea of numbers for the weight room. Thank you! Coach Pickel and Coach Jacobitz
Google Form Questionnaire

Gibbon FBLA Scholarship Available

The Gibbon FBLA is awarding two scholarships to the Class of 2020 graduates. Applications are due June 1 and are available under the Students Tab – 2020 Scholarships at the top of this page or can be accessed by clicking on this link:  FBLA Scholarship Application.

A Big “THANK YOU”

We want you to know we care! The Gibbon School Board is proud to surprise & support all staff, students, families & community that our school serves with a BIG, “THANK YOU”  for all your hard work!‬


‪(funded by) Brian Kroll, Kim Watkins, Brandon Kee, Scott Baker and  Jodi Bendfeldt 

Gyms Closed For Refinishing

Both the elementary and high school competition gyms are scheduled for floor refinishing and will be closed from June 1 to June 21.

Awards Night Video – Congratulations to All!

Congratulations to all the Gibbon High School Award Winners!  Your hard work has paid off!  We are proud of you!

Class of 2020 Senior Parade

Please help celebrate and recognize the 2020 Seniors in a safe social distancing way! This Saturday, May 9, the seniors will drive through town from 6:30 – 7:00 pm led by the fire department. They will join in with the regular cruise night at 7:00 pm. Make some noise with a yell, wave, clap, and cheer or feel free to decorate your yard with a sign to show them we are proud of them.

They will try to go up and down every street so people can social distance in their own yards. Out of town supporters can part downtown, at the daycare center on Court Street, the parks, or the Methodist church parking lot. This is organized by the parents of the 2020 class. Thank you for supporting our Gibbon 2020 Graduates!

FBLA Appreciates Blood Drive Support

Thank you to the community of Gibbon and the Faith United Methodist Church for supporting the American Red Cross Blood Drive. The student coordinators met their annual goal for scholarships–a huge success! Thank you again for your support.

Grades K-11 Year End Check-in Procedures

Monday, May 18, has been reserved for students in grades K-11 to check in district property. There are two time slots available for students and their parents. Please choose either 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm to check in. Click on the following link for more details on these procedures and fee collection:  Check-in Procedures.

Assistance With Technology For Parents/Guardians

The following links are very short instructional videos (1-3 minutes) that show how to login and navigate the technology that our school is using for our Online Learning — Schoology, IXL, EPIC, and Powerschool system. There are videos also that show how to see if your child has been completing their assigned work in Schoology and Powerschool.

Gibbon Public Tech Videos – English
Gibbon Public Tech Videos – Spanish

Grab-and-Go Lunch Schedule Modification

Starting this Monday, May 4th, OPAA will be changing their serving schedule. Free lunches will be served on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ONLY. On Mondays and Wednesdays you may pick up two meals and on Friday you may pick up one meal.

Honoring Senior Class of 2020 #BeTheLight

Gibbon Nation.  Beginning Monday, April 20th, and each Monday through May 4th, Gibbon Public Schools will participate in the #BeTheLight Movement as we honor the Senior Class of 2020.  The lights at Gibbon Field will be turned on from 8:20 pm – 8:40 pm to “shine a light’ on the tremendous group of seniors who have bright futures.  8:20 pm is 20:20 military time and this gesture is one way of honoring the Class of 2020–a group of young people we are very proud of.  GO BUFFALOES.

Board Meeting – April 16

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 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 16th of April, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gibbon Public School, 1030 Court in the Distance Learning classroom which meeting is open to the public.
An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current is available
at the Office of the Superintendent.

Brian Kroll
President of the Board

2020 Graduation Ceremony

Due to extenuating circumstances and the COVID-19 pandemic, Gibbon Public Schools has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Graduation Ceremony until Saturday, July 25th at 1:00 PM.  This decision is dependent upon the impact of social distancing, the duration of District Health Measures, or directives issued by the Governor and the Nebraska Department of Education.  We take the health and well being of our students and community members very seriously and also want to honor the tradition of graduation. Please monitor the district’s website for future news about graduation.

FBLA Chapter ZOOM Meeting Wednesday

The FBLA April Chapter Meeting is scheduled for today, April 8, for all FBLA members at 3:00 pm. This meeting will be a ZOOM Video Conference and all members are asked to check Schoology for the ZOOM ID number.

Summer Driver’s Education Update

Currently, the Nebraska Safety Center is planning to hold summer driver’s education classes. We are looking into other options besides in-person classes but nothing has been finalized yet. Refunds will be available to students if they decide to cancel their enrollment, however, please allow 4-6 weeks for the refund to be processed and returned to them. The Nebraska DMV is still issuing first-time driving permits at certain locations. Students should go to dmv.nebraska.gov to see what locations are issuing permits and if an appointment is required. Students do not need to get their first permit from the DMV in the county they reside in, any Nebraska DMV will issue permits. We will keep you informed as new information becomes available.

Seeking Secondary Principal For 2020-2021

Gibbon Public Schools is seeking a highly qualified educational leader to serve as 7-12 High School Principal for the 2020-21 school year.  Gibbon High School is a 1 to 1 learning environment utilizing iPads and laptops.  Required qualities include expertise in curriculum, instruction, personnel management, the collaborative teamwork process and the building of community/parental partnerships. A dedication and commitment to school improvement and an understanding of the NE standards, assessment, and reporting system is desired. Click here for more details regarding this position and the application process:  Secondary Principal Position.
This position is subject to Veterans preference.  EOE