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Gibbon Hosting LPC Play Production

On Monday, November 19, GPS will be hosting the Lou-Platte Conference Play Production. Nine conference schools, in addition to Gibbon, will be performing all day in the auditorium. The final performance will begin at 4:15 pm. School will still be in session for all PreK-12th grade students.

Registration For 2nd Semester College Classes

The Central Community College (CCC) representative will be here this Friday, November 16, at 1:45 pm to help students, who are interested in taking college classes second semester, with the registration process.

Monday 1:45 pm Dismissal

There will be a 1:45 pm early release day for students on Monday, November 12, as staff will be involved with School Improvement activities that afternoon; however, students in grades 7-12 that are on the ICU missing work list are expected to remain in school until 3:27 pm or until their assignments are completed–which ever comes first.

Veterans Day Program

The Veterans Day Program to honor and thank all of our local veterans for their service and sacrifice will be held Friday, November 9, in the high school gym. The program begins at 1:00 pm and will last approximately one hour. All veterans are asked to sign in at the table in the commons area upon arrival and to please sit in the reserved seating section in the chairs on the gym floor. A coffee reception will be held in the commons area afterwards for all veterans and their families.

GEA Pancake Feed

The annual GEA pancake feed is tonight–Thursday. Pancakes and sausage will be served from 5:30 – 7:00 in the commons area. Ticket prices are $3 for ages 12 and under and $5 for ages 13 and up. All proceeds go towards scholarship opportunities for this year’s graduating seniors.

UNK College Representative

The UNK college representative will be in here next Tuesday, November 13, at 1:45 pm for any interested juniors, seniors, and their parents. Please sign up outside the guidance counselor’s office if you plan to attend.

Youth Empowerment Conference

Thirty-two Gibbon 7th and 8th grade boys attended the Beta-Men Youth Empowerment Conference at UNK on Friday, November 2nd. This year’s theme was “Overcoming Adversity.” Students attended different sessions and got to listen to former MMA fighter and U.S. Army Veteran, Rustin Hugues.

Red Ribbon Week

This year’s theme for Red Ribbon Week was “SWAG”, Students Who Achieve Goals. The Ambassadors helped the K-3 students learn that there are other ways to have fun that do not include the use of durgs or alcohol and played games to help reinforce this. They also sponsored a coloring contest for grades K-3 students and a “Dance Off” competition for grades 4-6 classes. The “Dance Off” winners were: Mrs. Brown’s class, 1st place; Mrs. Lucas’s class, 2nd place; and Mrs. Kluever’s class, 3rd place. The “coloring contest” 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners were–Kindergarten: Christian Raymundo, Lillyan Schmidt, and Katie Flores; 1st grade: Nora Johnson, Jacob Luft, and Anahi Tamayo; 2nd grade: HaiLeigh Holder, Christina Gutierrez, and Ivan Tamayo; 3rd grade: Keely Biegler, Kimber Hawkinson, and Ximena Urbina. Red Ribbon Week ended with a drug-free parade down the elementary hallway and through the commons.

No School Wednesday

As a reminder, there will be no school for students on Wednesday, November 7, as staff will be participating in School Improvement meetings all day.

UNL Representative

The UNL college representative will be here on Monday, November 5, at 1:45 for any interested juniors, seniors, and their parents. Please sign up outside Mrs. Waddle’s office if you are interested.

Corona Awarded Scholarship

On Tuesday, October 30th, nine Gibbon High School students attended the Nebraska Department of Education’s Hispanic/Latino Youth Summit in Columbus. Five of them are graduating seniors, who were also nominated to be in the 2018 Gallery of Stars: Jessica Tamayo, Michelle Guido, Avigail Corona, Jacqueline Rivas, and Mayra Flores. From almost 100 nominees, from all over Nebraska, Avigail Corona was awarded with a $1000 scholarship! Congratulations Avi!

GEA Pancake Feed

The Gibbon Education Association’s annual pancake feed will be held Thursday, November 8, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the GPS commons area. Each year, for the past 35 years, the GEA has been able to award scholarships to Gibbon graduating seniors because of the strong support of this event by the local community. Pancakes and sausage will be served with select groups from the music department providing entertainment in the auditorium during the pancake feed. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $3 ages 6-12 and $5 for ages 13 and up. Children age 5 and under are free. All proceeds go towards scholarship opportunities for the graduating seniors.

Veterans Day–Wall of Honor

The Wall of Honor will once again be on display in the school commons area during the week of Veterans Day. Anyone who would like to submit a picture and information for display is asked to download the form here or pick one up in the high school or elementary office then submit the photo and form to Mrs. Stroh. The deadline for submission to the Wall of Honor is Wednesday, October 31. Detailed instructions are included on the form.  Download the form here: Wall of Honor Form — pdf format or Wall of Honor Form — MS Word format.

Picture Retakes

Fall picture retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, October 31.

Track Repair Is Complete

The resurfacing and painting of the track is complete. Patrons of the district are once again welcome to use it.

Save Your Box Tops

The Gibbon Elementary is continuing their Box Top collection project. Please save all your Box Tops and if you have an elementary student, send them to school in the baggie sent home with every student earlier in October or drop them off at the office. Every Box Top is worth 10 cents. The program has been very successful as some of the items that have been purchased through Box Top earnings are playground equipment, classroom games for indoor recess, and programs for semester-end assemblies. For more details click on the link — Box Top Collection.

Gibbon Youth Wrestling Sign Up

Sign up for youth wrestling will be held Thursday, November 1, in the wrestling room from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. For questions contact Dalton Smith at 308.216.1325 or email him at

Early Dismissal Monday

Students will be dismissed at 1:45 pm on Monday, October 22. Staff will be involved in School Improvement meetings that afternoon. Secondary students will follow the 1:45 Dismissal Schedule. Students that are on the ICU List will remain in school until 3:27 or until their work is completed, whichever comes first. All bell schedules can be found under the Resources tab at the top of this page.

State Cross Country Meet Information

The cross country teams will be competing at the NSAA Class D State Championships today at Kearney Country Club. The Class D girls race will start on hole 4, east side of the line, at 12:00 pm and the boys race begins on hole 2, east side of the line, at 1:00 pm. The awards ceremony will be held at the UNK Health and Fitness Center at approximately 2:30 pm. Medals are awarded to the top 15 individuals  and top 2 teams. Good luck — Go Buffs!

Calendar Change

The date for One Act districts has been changed. Gibbon will compete on Monday, November 26, at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney. This is a change from the original date.