School Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes — December 10

Supts ON! – Funding Public Education

It is that time of year when Nebraska’s Unicameral convenes to consider, debate, and take all necessary action to form new legislation and settle on a state budget. At some point, State Senators participate in conversations that focus on property taxes and funding public education. I have been a superintendent for several years, and the common themes surrounding the funding … (Click the title to read more…)

Notice To Former GPS Special Education Students

Special Education records will be destroyed on February 28, 2019 for any former Gibbon Public Schools SPED student, who has not received special education services for at least five years prior to December 31, 2017. Former students or parents may request copies of their Special Education records by calling the Gibbon Special Education Department at (308) 468-5721 prior to January 31, 2019.


El 28 de Febrero del 2019 se destruirán los registros de Educación Especial de todo alumno en Educación Especial de las Escuelas Públicas de Gibbon que no haya recibido servicios de educación especial durante el espacio de cinco años antes del 31 de Diciembre del 2017. Los ex alumnos o padres pueden pedir copias de sus registros de educación especial al comunicarse con el Departamento de Educación Especial de Gibbon al 308-468-5721 antes del 31 de Enero del 2019.

Food Drive Donation Tonight = Free Popcorn

At tonight’s basketball games, Silver Lake is conducting a food drive.  FREE popcorn for those fans who bring at least two canned food items. The girls junior varsity game begins at 4:00. Please consider donating to help those in need!

Booster Club Potato Bar

The annual Booster Club baked potato bar is scheduled for Saturday, January 5, during the Broken Bow basketball games. Baked potatoes with all the fixings and desserts will be served that day from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Thank you for your support.

Choose Kind at Christmas–Food Pantry Donations

Our way of helping families this Christmas season is to donate to our local food pantry! Please join us in showing kindness by giving to those in need!! We will be holding a school-wide FOOD PANTRY drive December 10-18th! There will be collection boxes by the elementary and the high school libraries. Items that are preferred: Personal hygiene items (shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc.), baby supplies (diapers, wipes, formula, etc.), paper products (paper plates, napkins, paper towels, etc). Let’s see who can donate MORE….the high school or the elementary?!?! This is a great way to CHOOSE KIND AT CHRISTMAS!

March of Dimes Awareness

The FBLA is hosting a March of Dimes fundraiser at the basketball games against Ravenna this Thursday, December 13. Everyone is encouraged to WEAR PURPLE to celebrate March of Dimes Awareness to support premature babies. Those who wear purple during the school day will be rewarded for their participation (see Mrs. Stroh). All others please wear purple at the basketball games and participate in the halftime Kahoot to win prizes!

Secondary Vocal/Band Concert Time Change

The secondary winter music concert on Monday, December 17, will begin at 7:00 pm and include both vocal and band, rather than two separate concerts. Please make plans to attend this year’s winter music concert.

Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Board Meeting Agenda – December 10

Basketball Holiday Tournaments

The girls and boys basketball teams will once again play in the Elm Creek Holiday Tournament on Friday-Saturday, December 28-29. First round games will see Gibbon playing Cozad on Friday. The girls game begins at 2:45 pm, followed by the boys game at 4:15 pm. Saturday’s games will be played against either Doniphan-Trumbull or Elm Creek with consolation game times scheduled for 2:45 pm and 4:15 pm and the championship games scheduled for 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Admission for students and adults is $5.

FBLA Candy Cane Fundraiser

Gibbon FBLA will be having their Candy Cane fundraiser starting Tuesday, December 4 through Tuesday, December 18. Place your order online at the following link – Candy Cane Fundraiser 2018 all information, including payment, is on this form. Items for sale include: peppermint and flavored candy canes, candy tube, King Size Hershey candy bar, or 2 styles of Christmas balloons. Delivery for elementary students will be Thursday, December 20, and delivery for high school students and staff will be Friday, December 21. Thank you for supporting Gibbon FBLA and Merry Christmas!

GEPO Assembly-TKO Winner

Earlier this fall, you may have heard of and seen a new CBS tv show called TKO hosted by Kevin Heart.  UNK Associate Professor, Bryce Abbey, competed on and WON the entire competition!  Bryce will be coming to speak to our elementary students on December 20!  He will talk about setting goals, working hard, and being kind to others.

2-hour Late Start and No Morning Preschool

There will be a 2-hour Late Start for Gibbon Public Schools on Monday, December 3. La escuela se iniciara 2 horas tarde para la Escuela Publica de Gibbon.

There is no morning preschool at Gibbon Public Schools due to inclement weather on Monday, December 3.  No habra clases de la manana para Prescolar debido al mal clima para las escuela publica de Gibbon.


Elementary Winter Music Programs

‘Tis the season. The elementary winter music programs are Monday, December 3. The afternoon program begins at 1:30 pm and the evening program begins at 6:30 pm.

Basketball Games Go On As Planned

The basketball games at Central City are going to be played as planned. The junior varsity games begin at 4:30 pm.

Wrestling Team Not Traveling Today

Due to the impending weather and concerns about safety, the wrestling team will NOT be traveling to Columbus Lakeview today.

School Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes — November 12

Girls Basketball Game Adjustment

The girls junior varsity team will only play 2 quarters against Overton on Tuesday, December 4, due to limited numbers for Overton. This means the varsity game will probably start earlier than the original 7:15 pm time listed on the calendar.

Notice of Board Meeting – December 10


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 10th of December, 2018
at 5:30 p.m. at the Gibbon Public School,
1030 Court 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

UNK Honor Choir Selections

Congratulations to Christopher Mercer and Josh Vega for being accepted into the Festival Choir for the UNK Honor Choir and Band Day, which will be held in January. Way to go!