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Faculty Fitness Frenzy

The Faculty Fitness Frenzy is an annual spring challenge that Nurse Ashley organizes. Nurse Ashley challenges the Gibbon Public Schools staff to be more active. She asks staff to plan physical activity for a 3 week period and record their minutes. The top two staff members with the highest totals are recognized. The mission of the activity is to help push staff to be more active and build better activity habits.
Congratulations to Marlene Ronnfeldt and Robyn Weismann our 2018 Faculty Fitness Frenzy winners! Marlene ended the 3 week challenge with 2,300 minutes and Robyn was close behind with 2,245 minutes of activity. These ladies received a $25 gift card from Sports Village from Nurse Ashley.

M & Ms Make … Great Experiments!

We all know that M & Ms make friends.  But did you know they make great … science labs?  Here are the science students’ experiments:  Surface tension, color blending, solubility… Oh, my!

Summer Lunch Program

Kids Eat Free – Ninos Comen Gratis! Gibbon Public Schools will once again be a summer lunch program site. Lunch will be provided FREE for all kids ages 1 – 18 years and adults may eat for $3. Lunch will be available Monday – Friday, June 4 – July 27, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

State Golf Qualifier

Congratulations to Collin Dorszynski on qualifying for the Class C Boys State Golf Tournament by finishing 10th individually with a score of 82 at the Class C-4 District Meet held at Centura on Monday. The NSAA State Championships will be held at the Kearney Country Club on Tuesday-Wednesday, May 22-23. Good luck, Collin.

Board of Education Meeting – Agenda May 14th

May 14th BOE Meeting Agenda

End-of-the-Year iPad Collection Dates

Parents & Guardians; We will be collecting iPads, charging bricks and cords, from all 7th-11th-grade students on the following dates during Language Arts & Reading classes.

  • May 17th AM = 9th Grade
  • May 17th PM = 10th Grade
  • May 18th AM = 7th Grade
  • May 21st AM = 11th Grade (iPads & Laptops)
  • May 21st PM = 8th Grade

It is important for the life of the iPads and the safety of our students/families that we use “Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad” or MFi (Apple Certified) cords and bricks.  (Articles from ABC and CNET)  If your student needs either the cord or brick, they can purchase those any time from the office.  *Late cords and bricks will not be accepted this year.  Students that forget their cord/brick will be charged for those items.  Charges will be added in PowerSchool.  The cost of the bricks are $15 and the cords are $15.

Damages on the iPads and cases will be assessed on an individual basis.

7th & 8th Grade 6-Word Memoirs

In Mrs. Jacobsen’s 7th & 8th grade Language Arts classes, students wrote their own 6-word memoirs and wanted to share them with the world!

Preschool Program

The preschool program is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 pm. This is also the preschoolers last day of school.

Strategic Goals

This school year, GPS Staff set out on a mission to align our work within the building and with the state.  Some of the goals that have come from this work can be found in the document linked here.  These goals will be no easy task but together, GPS Administration, Faculty, Staff, Community, and Students have set a course to achieve these goals over the next few years.

LPC Boys Golf – Starting Time

The Boys LouPlatte Conference Golf Tournament Thursday, May 3rd at Meadowlark Golf Course in Kearney, will start at 9:00 AM instead of 10:00 AM due to the weather forecast.

Special Board Meeting Notice

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 26th of April, 2018 at 6:40 a.m. at the Gibbon Public School, 1030 Court Street in the High School Conference Room 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

Free Lunch at the Methodist Church Thursday

All students are invited to a free lunch on Thursday, April 19, at the Faith United Methodist Church in Gibbon after the noon dismissal at school. Hot dogs with all the fixin’s, chili, cheese sauce, chips, veggie sticks, fruit, cookies, lemonade, and root beer floats will be served starting at 12:00 pm.

Prom Announcement

Due to the weather conditions expected Saturday night, GHS Prom is being moved to Sunday night 5:30-11:30 PM.  Post Prom will be moved to Sunday from 12:00-2:30 AM (technically, that’s Monday morning).

School will be in regular session Monday morning for all students.  Please know that students are still responsible for being here at school on Monday at the regular time.  If for some reason our students do not come to school Monday, that student is responsible to go onto Schoology (or whatever location the teacher designates) and get the work completed that is missed.

GHS Presents: Cyrano de Burgershack -A Pop Musical

Cyrano de Burgershack -A Pop Musical
by Jeremy Desmon

Performing Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sunday, April 29th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students (aged 6- college), and kids 5 & under are free.  Tickets can be purchased from any cast or crew member, Mrs. Gellerman, or the high school office.

Cyrano retells the age-old story of a man in the “friend zone.” This is a fun musical filled with pop hits from the last 30 years. You’ll find your toe tapping to familiar music such as Call Me Maybe, All-Star, and We Got the Beat. In love with his best friend yet realizing his chances are bleak, Cyrano decides to play matchmaker instead. Things don’t go according to plan and he may have ended up completely ruining all of his chances. Find out if he “gets the girl” by attending the show!

 

NSCAS: Coming to a GPS Student Near You!

It is that time of year again when GPS follows the state of Nebraska in administering the state standardized testing.  This test is formerly known as NeSA.  This year it has been moved to a new system and is knows as NSCAS.

NSCAS (pronounced, “en-skass”) is the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System, a new statewide assessment system developed by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) that embodies Nebraska’s holistic view of students and helps them prepare for success in postsecondary education, career, and civic life.

Learn how NSCAS delivers a holistic view of student learning and helps them succeed at https://www.education.ne.gov/assessment/nscas-system/

Grandparents Day at Gibbon Elementary

Gibbon Elementary was the scene for the 2018 Grandparents Day Event!  Thanks to all those who were able to attend!  The children thoroughly enjoyed the day!

 

Supts On! – April 4, 2018

Gibbon Public Schools is taking a serious look at the protocols and procedures associated with School Safety. This serious look involves revisiting language and expectations for students and staff, reviewing information for different drills and our response to each situation, and setting the stage that being familiar with our safety protocols and procedures is the responsibility of our entire family. Students and Staff.

The past two weeks, representatives from our safety and crisis teams presented information on Gibbon Public School’s Standard Response Protocol to staff and secondary students. Our goal is to strengthen our approach to school safety while increasing the level of knowledge connected to the Standard Response Protocol. Reviewing information is the first step.

Practicing different scenarios will be our next step, and learning from each time we practice a drill will help us improve procedure and protocol. On March 28th,  we practiced our processes and protocols associated with a Tornado Drill. This went well and we are in the process of evaluating how we might improve our approach to this particular situation. In addition, we feel it is important to share with the community of Gibbon that our intention within the next few weeks is to take our students and staff through another drill focused on a different situation. Please be on the lookout for more information on our next drill.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or the school if you have any questions or suggestions on how we
might improve. School Safety is a family issue, and in Gibbon, #WeAreFamily.

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Book Fair Starts Wednesday, April 4th!

Don’t forget!  The Scholastic Book Fair starts tomorrow in the Elementary Gym!

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be set up in the elementary gym from Wednesday-Friday, April 4-6. Purchases may be made from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday the book fair will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. Come and check it out and support our elementary students.

Additional Scholarships Available

The Gibbon Wrestling Scholarship (deadline April 13) and the Dale Wrede Scholarship (deadline April 22) are now available. Applications and guidelines may be downloaded from the 2018 Scholarships link under the Students Tab on this page; they are also located on the guidance counselor’s web page.