School Board Meeting Notice – October 8


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 8th of October, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. 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

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Students in grades 8-12 will be asked to take part in the 2018 Youth Risk Behavior Survey endorsed by the Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday, October 10, during the student advisory period — 1:45 pm. Parent/guardian who DO NOT want their 8th – 12th grade student to participate in this survey should fill out the Passive Consent form for each survey and return it to the high school office by Tuesday, October 9. Click these links to see sample survey questions and to download the Passive Consent forms: Consent Form 1, Consent Form 2, Consent Form 3.

Click on this link to learn more about the Risk Behavior survey:  Nebraska SHARP Survey.

2018 Homecoming Olympics

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:

LPC Cross Country Champions and Runner Up

Congratulations to the girls and boys cross country teams for their outstanding performances at the Lou Platte Conference Cross Country Meet held at Ord yesterday. The girls are LPC Conference Champions and the boys are LPC Conference Runner Up. Individually for the boys, Nathan Holcomb–1st, Kaleb Pickel–2nd, Izaiah Gomez–9th; for the girls, Jade Bentley–8th, Lindsey Wilkens–9th, and Alissa Bailey–10th. Congratulations to the coaches and all the runners!

Walk/Bike To School

The Elementary Walk/Bike to School Day, hosted by Nurse Ashley and the Gibbon Parents Organization (GPO), was a great success. All participants received a morning snack provided by the GPO upon arrival at school today.

Parents Night

Parents night for football, girls golf and cheerleaders will be Friday, October 19 vs Wood River.  The football players and parents will be introduced beginning at 6:30 and girls golf and cheerleader parents will be introduced at halftime.
Parents night for volleyball will be Tuesday, October 23, during the triangular with Ord and Ravenna.  Volleyball players and parents will be introduced prior to warm-ups of the third game.

UNL Representative

The University of Nebraska Lincoln representative will be here on November 5th at 1:45 pm for all interested juniors, seniors, and their parents.

Pep Rally Kicks Off Homecoming 2018

Homecoming Royalty

Congratulations to this year’s Homecoming Royalty. Queen candidates are Jacqueline Rivas, Jocelyn Shea, and Jessica Tamayo. King candidates are Izaiah Gomez, Sam Kucera, and River Smith. Coronation will take place after the football game on Friday night.

Homecoming 2018

Homecoming at Gibbon High School is this week, October 1-6. Activities will kick off with a pep rally on Tuesday morning at 8:05 a.m. Decorating will take place during Advisory period on Tuesday for those who sign up. The Lou-Platte Conference Cross Country meet is on Tuesday in Ord with the girls set to run at 4:00 pm followed by the boys race. Tuesday evening there are volleyball games versus Overton beginning with freshmen at 5:00.  The freshmen will play only one set so jv and varsity games will start earlier than originally scheduled. Wednesday is Class Color War as well as the Olympics that afternoon. Thursday is 80’s Throwback Day and Friday is Spirit Day with the football game against Centura kicking off at 7:00 pm. Crowning of the Homecoming Royalty will take place after the football game and the dance will take place on Saturday from 9 pm – midnight.

No School Monday–PT Conferences

There will be no school for students on Monday, October 1. Staff will be involved in School Improvement meetings in the morning and Parent-Teacher Conferences in the afternoon and evening. Conferences will be held from 1:00 – 7:30 pm Monday and 4:00 – 7:30 pm Thursday.

Flu Shots Available

Flu shots are available to students and their families at Lambert Pharmacy here in Gibbon. Call Abbey Lambert at 308-468-5210 to schedule a time to be vaccinated. Flu shots are available for ages 3 years old and older. Most major health insurance cover flu vaccines.

Tuesday Volleyball Game Time Adjustment

The junior varsity and varsity volleyball games at home with Overton on Tuesday, October 2, will start earlier than originally scheduled as the freshmen will play just one set beginning at 5:00. Please make this time adjustment and plan accordingly.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Monday, October 1, from 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm and Thursday, October 4, from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. There is no school for students on Monday.

Little Buff Cheer Camp

Nearly 50 students joined the varsity cheerleaders playing games and learning cheers for 4 hours on Monday, September 10th. Preschoolers up to 6th graders participated in the camp. The group cheered during the first half of the varsity football game against North Platte St. Pat’s alongside the varsity cheerleaders. The youth cheerleaders also performed some brand new cheers at halftime for the crowd’s enjoyment. The cheerleaders would like to thank the businesses that supported this event, as well as the parents who allowed the varsity cheerleaders to work with their children and the students who did such a great job during the camp. Thank you to these sponsors:  Clevenger’s, Dynamic T’s Screen Printing & Promotions, Mark Jurgens Construction, Mary Chuy’s Restaurant, Lonnie Jurgens Company, Leisinger Farms, R & D Trucking, TJ Neon & Graphics, Exchange Bank, Code 3 BBQ, and Melissa Wroblewski.

Fine Arts Facebook Page

Be sure to “Like” the Fine Arts Facebook page to keep up with everything the Gibbon band, choir, and drama students are doing. Just search for Gibbon Fine Arts to find us.

School Pictures Wednesday

School pictures are tomorrow–Wednesday, September 26.

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.

Buffalo Marching Band On Parade

The Gibbon Buffalo Band will soon be seen marching in parades. Those parade are: UNK Band Day–Saturday, Sept. 22, at 10:00 a.m.; Harvest of Harmony–Saturday, October 6, at 8:00 a.m.; and Minden Bandfest–Saturday, October 13, at 1:00 pm.