Basketball Jamboree Monday

On Monday, November 19, the girls and boys basketball teams will host Southern Valley in a Basketball Jamboree. The girls game begins at 6:00 pm followed by the boys game at 7:30 pm. Admission prices are $5 adults and $4 for students. NO PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED as all proceeds go to the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Coaching Position Available

Gibbon Public Schools has an assistant boys junior high basketball coaching position available for the current school year.  The season starts in January and ends in February.  The coach would need to be available from approximately 2:30 – 4:30 during the week for practice.  This position is on the district’s extra duty pay scale.  Please contact Jeff Montgomery by emailing or calling 308-468-5721 if interested.

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.

Wrestling Parents Meeting

There will be a wrestling parents meeting on Monday, November 19, at 6:30 pm in Coach Andersen’s room. All parents of high school wrestlers are encouraged to attend.

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.

Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Board Meeting Agenda — November 12

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.

FBLA March of Dimes Fundraiser

Gibbon FBLA will be hosting a March of Dimes fundraiser at the Basketball Games on December 13th against Ravenna. March of Dimes is an organization dedicated to helping premature babies. The FBLA is selling t-shirts to wear at the game. There will be activities at the game to help support March of Dimes. If you would like to order a t-shirt you can pick up an order form in the High School office or click on this link provided and print one off. All order forms and money need to be returned to either the High School office or Abby Christensen by Tuesday, November 20. T-shirt Order Form.

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.

Notice of Board Meeting – Nov. 12


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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 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 12th of November, 2018
at 7:00 pm 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 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.

Time Change Junior High Girls Basketball Game

The junior high girls basketball game with Kenesaw tomorrow (Tuesday, November 6) will begin at 2:00 pm. This is a change to the original schedule due to Kenesaw competing in the football playoffs. The first game will be just 3 quarters; the second game will start at approximately 2:45 pm.

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!

Jr. High Wrestling Calendar Change

The Junior High Wrestling Quad at Elm Creek is Thursday, November 8th, NOT Friday, November 9. This is a change to the calendar.  It will begin at 5 pm.

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.