Board of Education Special Meeting Agenda

Special Board Meeting Agenda — August 26

Gibbon Apparel Volleyball Fundraiser Ends Today

Today is the last day to order your Gibbon apparel through the volleyball team fundraiser. The sale closes at 11:59 pm. Look at the clothing options and place your order by clicking on this link: https://fancloth.shop/AGGQL

Gatorade Scrimmages

The football team will play their Gatorade scrimmage tonight (Friday) at 7:00 pm. The volleyball Gatorade scrimmage will be Monday, August 26, at 6:00 pm.

Senior Class–Parking Spots For Sale

The juniors are having a fundraiser to earn money for prom. Parking spots are being sold for $30 to any senior that would like to purchase a spot. These parking spots can also be painted/decorated. Painting Day is set for Saturday, August 31, from 9 a.m. to noon. Click on this link for more information regarding guidelines and payment deadline:  Parking Spots For Sale.

Drawing Class Request

Looking for still life items – The drawing class is in need of still life items.  They are specifically looking for interesting vases, clean animal bones, glassware, dark fabric, artificial flowers and fruit, and any interesting objects.  If you or someone you know has any of these items and would like to donate them, please drop them off in the high school office or take to Mrs. Tracy by August 30th. Thank you!

Help Needed For Volleyball Games

Gibbon High School is looking for game help for home volleyball contests.  Anyone interested in being a line judge or bookkeeper please contact Jeff Montgomery at 308-468-5721 or at jeff.montgomery@gibbonpublic.org.  These positions are paid on a per game basis.

Special Board Meeting Notice–August 26

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 26
th of August, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gibbon
Public School, 1030 Court Street in the auditorium 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

MAPS Testing for Secondary Students Begins

Students in grades 7-11 will be MAPS testing this week, Tuesday – Friday mornings. Secondary classes will run a 10:05 schedule on these days. Students are reminded to get a good night’s sleep and to eat breakfast each morning in order to help you do your best.

Professional Development

Providing ongoing training for educators is absolutely critical to building knowledge and skill in the use of technology, curriculum development, instructional practices, classroom management, and keeping abreast with changes to federal and state accountability measures. Time is required to provide training experiences so educators can build these skills, and time is necessary for teachers to collaborate with their peers on effective practice.

Gibbon Public School’s has implemented a concept called Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to provide that needed time. Experts and researchers have identified PLCs as a powerful school improvement strategy that improves student achievement, increases the level of academic performance expected for all students identifies interventions to help students who struggle, and provides enrichment opportunities for students who have already experienced academic success. Implementing PLCs is a journey and Gibbon Public Schools has begun our journey by unpacking academic standards to define the skills, knowledge, and dispositions all students are expected to know and be able to do.

Professional Learning Communities (PLCSs) meet on Mondays and this will typically happen twice per month. Students will be dismissed at 1:45 p.m. on those Mondays providing a time when PLCs meet, plan, and discuss student performance. Teachers collaborate within grade-level teams and in content area teams to identify standards that all students are required to master, identify and agree upon the level of performance expected for all students, and review and discuss several pieces of information that confirms all students are achieving at high levels of learning.

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1:45 Dismissal Monday

Monday, August 19, is a scheduled 1:45 dismissal for students. Staff will be involved in School Improvement meetings.

Lease, Sale, or Disposal of School District Property

The Gibbon Public Schools board of education approved the administration’s recommendation to dispose of district property.  In compliance with board policy, 904.02, the school district is advertising the sale of teacher desks, student desks, chairs, filing cabinets, and laser-jet printers.  The district will consider any reasonable offer.  Please contact Carlia Brundage at 308-468-5721 for more information.

Gibbon Booster Apparel Sales Open

Booster Apparel Sales are now open. Order online through Sunday, August 25th. Orders will be distributed on Friday, September 6th. Multiple styles and colors are available. Use the following link to order:  http://www.mydynamicts.com/gibbonboosters

It’s Here–The 2019-2020 School Year!

The 2019-2020 school year has arrived. The GPS Staff have been preparing and are excited for the arrival of “THE STUDENTS” on Wednesday morning, August 14. Welcome Back! We hope you have a great year.

Board of Education Meeting Agenda — August 12

Board Meeting Agenda — August 12

Buffalo Stampede – Aug. 12th

Hello 7th through 12th grade students and parents!!! We would like to try something new for the beginning of this year.  On Monday, August 12th from 5:30-7:30 PM (6:30-7:00 is 7th grade orientation) we are holding a Buffalo Stampede!!! You are invited to come to the Commons area and fill out all required paperwork that has already been received in the mail, pay any fees you may have, make schedule changes, sign up for a bus route, order your 2019-2020 yearbook or purchase  previous yearbooks, purchase your activity pass, turn in physical forms, and receive your school ID badge. We will have our school groups available for you to see if you would like to be a part of their organization and to ask questions. Mary Chuy’s will be in the concession stand if you would like to purchase supper. They will be serving Mucho Bueno,Ground Beef/Chicken Enchiladas and rice for $6.00. This is an exciting event that will be very helpful in receiving ipads and laptops on the first day of school.  We hope to see you there!!!

¡Hola estudiantes y padres de 7º a 12º grado! Nos gustaría probar algo nuevo para principios de este año. ¡El lunes 12 de agosto de 5: 30-7:30PM (6: 30-7: 00 es orientación de 7º grado) estamos celebrando un Buffalo Stampede! Usted está invitado a venir al área de bienes comunes y completar toda la documentación requerida que ya se recibió por correo, pagar las tarifas que pueda tener, hacer cambios en su horario, inscribirse en una ruta de autobús, solicitar su anuario 2019-2020 o comprar anuarios anteriores, compre su pase de actividad, entregue formularios físicos y reciba su credencial de identificación de la escuela. Tendremos nuestros grupos escolares disponibles para que usted vea si desea ser parte de su organización y para hacer preguntas. Mary Chuy estará en el puesto de comida si desea cenar. Servirán Mucho Bueno, Enchiladas de Carne Molida / Pollo con arroz por $ 6.00. Este es un evento emocionante que será muy útil para recibir ipads y computadoras portátiles el primer día de clases. ¡¡¡Esperamos verte ahí!!!

School Safety

We are excited to welcome our families to the 2019-2020 school year, and we can’t wait until we see students walking in the halls of Gibbon Public Schools.

Gibbon Public Schools is committed to raising expectations for student performance, increasing the level of academic rigor for all students, and cultivating a safe learning environment. It is the last comment, a safe learning environment, that we wish to emphasize in this version of SUPTs On.

As we begin the new school year, school safety continues to be a major theme and a source of attention for Gibbon Public Schools. Given the events of these past several weeks, and most recently in Texas and Ohio, it behooves us to remain diligent with our efforts to ensure a safe learning environment exists for students, staff, parents, and guests.

One strategy intended to improve the level of safety is to limit and control access into the facility. Gibbon Public Schools has implemented a keyless lock system that requires folks enter the facility at specific locations. Students, staff, parents, and guests will only be able to access the facility through the use of a FOB or by being “buzzed” in by office staff.

School staff will be expected to utilize a FOB when entering the facility while students, parents, and guests are asked to “buzz in” at the following locations:

  • Parents whose children attend the elementary school and pre-school program are asked to enter the building on the northeast side of the facility. This entrance is located near the main parking area on the east side of the building. Please look for the blue “Elementary” signage that marks the point of entry into the building.
  • Parents whose children attend the secondary school are asked to enter the building on the southeast side of the facility. This entrance is located near the main parking area on the east side of the building. Please look for the blue “High School” signage that marks the point of entry into the building.
  • Guests and visitors are also asked to enter the facility at those same two points of entry. For example, if a visitor wishes to visit with the elementary principal, he or she must look for the blue “Elementary” signage that marks the point of entry into the building and enter at that location.

After entering the facility, guests and parents are asked to “sign-in” and then secure a “visitors” badge
from office personnel. Please wear that badge and please make sure the badge is visible while you are on campus. Although Gibbon is a relatively small community, it is impossible for staff, students, parents, and guests to personally know each individual they encounter. Wearing a badge informs students, staff, parents, and other guests that each individual has gone through the process of entering the building and the school is aware they are on campus.

When leaving the facility, please reverse the process. Hand-in your badge, sign out, safely exit the
facility, and enjoy the remainder of your day. Thank You.

We realize this is a change in practice, and in some cases, asking students, staff, and guests to follow
these procedures may appear inconvenient. Please know we appreciate your willingness to work with the school district as we continue to ratchet up the level of safety for anyone who may be on campus. Thank You!

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Athletic Forms/Registration Night Thursday

This Thursday, August 8, athletes in grades 7-12 and parent/guardian are encouraged to come to Athletic Registration Night at 7:00 pm in the commons.  This is a great opportunity to get all the paperwork completed for the upcoming school year. There will notary present for signing the medical consent form. As a reminder, all athletes in grades 7-12 must have a sports physical completed and turned in or they will not be allowed to participate in practice.

Electronic Box Tops For Education

There is a new way to help earn money for our school with “Box Tops For Education.” Go to:  BTFE.com and open an account. Enter in the zip code for Gibbon (68840) to begin earning money for us. You can just scan your receipt if you have purchased items from General Mills. SIMPLE!  You have earned FREE money for our school!

If you still have Box Tops that you have clipped, those are good until their expiration date. Please bring them in. Thank you!

Pocket Calendar Fundraiser Coming Soon

The volleyball team will once again be selling school pocket calendars. Watch for additional details here to purchase one.

Volleyball Team Fundraiser

The high school volleyball team will be selling Gibbon apparel beginning Friday, August 2. All orders will be placed online this year with a debit or credit card. Contact a team member to help place your order. Thank you for supporting Gibbon Volleyball. Click the following link to place your order:  https://fancloth.shop/AGGQL