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Early Dismissal Monday

Students will be dismissed at 1:45 pm on Monday, September 24. Staff will be involved in School Improvement meetings that afternoon. Secondary students will follow the 1:45 Dismissal Schedule. All Bell Schedules can be found under the Resources tab at the top of this page.

Financial Aid Night October 4

A Financial Aid Program will be held in the auditorium on Thursday, October 4, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm for juniors, seniors, and their parents. An EducationQuest representative will explain the types of financial aid and how colleges award financial aid, as well as provide assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. This is also an opportunity for you to win a $500 scholarship! Please follow this link for more information on the program:

GHS Receives EducationQuest Grant

Gibbon High School is among 22 Nebraska high schools selected to receive a College Access Grant from EducationQuest Foundation. The school will receive $5,000 a year for four years to develop or enhance programs designed to increase the number of students who pursue education beyond high school.

In total, EducationQuest will award $580,000 in grant funds to the 22 selected schools over the next four years. The amount each school receives in based on their enrollment.

The high schools will use the grants to fund programs and activities such as college visits, financial aid sessions, scholarship searches, career exploration, ACT test preparation, and completion of college applications. The grant program also promotes involvement with families and businesses to help ensure the program’s success.

The recipient schools have set goals to increase their college-going rates by approximately 10 percentage points over the next four years.

EducationQuest awards College Access Grants to Nebraska high schools every two years and has awarded 131 grants to 89 high schools since the program began in 2006.

Help Fight Cancer by Scrappin’ With Friends

The Gibbon FCCLA Chapter is hosting a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Please join them in helping fight cancer by participating in the “Scrappin’ With Friends” event on October 12, 13, and 14. There will be three fun-filled days with prizes, laughter, a silent auction, hourly door prizes, and make and take crafts. Click here to read the flier for more details — HELPING FIGHT CANCER. Thank you for supporting this fundraiser.

Request For Art Class Items

In Art I, students are learning about the elements of art.  They will be making a collagraph using found objects to demonstrate their knowledge of shape and texture, but we could use your help!  If you have any feathers, string, small plastic plants, puzzle pieces, textured papers, bubble wrap, burlap, lace, thin buttons, small seed beads, etc., we would love to use them in this project.  Please note that the items will not be returned.  Items need to be given to Mrs. Tracy or taken to the high school office before Sept. 24th.  Thanks for your help!

Friday Football–Listen Live ESPN 1550 AM

This Friday, September 7, the varsity football game at Hastings St. Cecilia will be broadcast live on ESPN-Hastings 1550 AM. Pregame will begin at 6:45 pm with kickoff scheduled for 7:00 pm. You may also listen online at–Catch the Action. Go Buffs!

MAP Testing Grades 7-11

Students in grades 7-11 will begin MAP Testing on Thursday from 8:00 – 10:00; seniors will participate in college and career activities with Mrs. Waddle during this time. All students should report to their advisory period at the start of the day for attendance and lunch count. After testing we will run a 10:05 schedule, which can be found under the Resources tab at the top of this page. MAP Testing will continue on Friday of this week and Tuesday-Wednesday of next week, whereas the same procedures will take place each of those days for students in grades 7-12.

FAFSA Information and Assistance

A representative from EducationQuest will be at the school  to present FAFSA information and to provide assistance to juniors, seniors, and their parents on Thursday, October 4, at 6:00 pm.

College Representatives

The following colleges and universities have scheduled dates and times for a representative to be on campus to visit with interested juniors, seniors, and parents. The sign-up sheets are located outside of Mrs. Waddle’s office for those interested:

Midland University: Thursday, September 20, at 1:48 pm
Doane College: Wednesday, September 26, at 2:30 pm
Central Community College: Thursday, September 27, at 1:50 pm
Joseph’s College of Hair: Tuesday, October 9, at 1:48 pm
Chadron State College: Monday, October 22, at 1:50 pm
Northeast Community College: Thursday, October 25 (TBD)

Ron Priebe Cross Country Invite Results

Congratulations to the girls cross country team for winning the Ron Priebe Invite and to the boys team for finishing as runner-up. Nathan Holcomb was the individual champion in the boys race with a time of 18:40. Great job, Buffs!

No School Monday or Tuesday

There will be no school on Monday, September 3, due to Labor Day or Tuesday, September 4. The staff will be involved in School Improvement meetings that day. Classes will resume on Wednesday.

Notice of Board Meeting – September 10


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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a 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 10th of September, 2018 immediately following the Special Hearing to Set Final Tax Request meeting at the Gibbon Public School, 1030 Court Street 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.

Greg Smyth
President of the Board

Notice of Special Hearing To Set Final Tax Request

Public notice is hereby given, in compliance with the provisions of State Statute Sections 77-1601.02, that the governing body will meet on the 10th day of September, 2018 at 7:05 pm, at Distance Learning Lab for the purpose of hearing support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to setting the final tax request at a different amount than the prior year tax request.

Final Tax Request Budget Information

Music Department Fundraiser

The Gibbon Music Department will be selling Barn Candles from August 30th until September 12th. Music students will earn 50% of their sales, which will go towards the student’s activity account to be used for shirts,  honor clinics, and trips. All 7-12 students involved in Choir or Band will be selling these items. Please consider helping out our students; these make great Christmas gifts!

Special Board Meeting – Agenda – Aug. 27th

Special Board Meeting – Agenda – Aug. 27th

Volleyball Help Needed

Anyone who has knowledge of the game of volleyball and is interested in being a line judge, keeping book, or running the scoreboard at home volleyball contests please contact Jeff Montgomery at the school  (308-468-5721 or  All positions are paid.

Fall Sport Activity Buttons Fundraiser

Gibbon FBLA is now taking orders online for fall sport activity buttons (click on the link to order).  After you place your order, you will receive an email to confirm we got your order. The buttons will be produced and then you will receive an email when to pickup in the high school office and how much you owe. Thank you for your support!

Welcome Back To School

School starts for all K – 12 students on Monday, August 13th, at 8:05 a.m. Students in grades 7 – 12 should report to their class sponsors’ room to get their schedule and locker assignment prior to reporting to 1st period. An assembly will be held in the auditorium to post the colors after schedules are handed out and 1st period attendance is taken. Welcome Back! Have a great year.

GEPO Little Caesars Fundraiser Cancelled

Due to circumstances beyond their control, the Gibbon Elementary Parent Organization (GEPO) fundraiser at Little Caesars on August 14 has been cancelled. Little Caesars is completing renovations and it will not be completed by the 14th.

*New* Google Calendar

You will find the new (version #4), updated digital school calendar on the right here and on the calendar page.  This will be continuously updated with information and events as the staff returns and the school year gets started.  This digital Google calendar is new and anyone can subscribe to it by using the “+” at the bottom of a Google Calendar.  This can be done on your smartphone, iPad, or any device.

NOTE:  If you were subscribed to a previous calendar before August 6th, you will need to delete the old calendar and again subscribe to this new calendar.  It is new and will be used from here forward.  

(Here are some instructions for subscribing to a Google Calendar.)