Early Dismissal Monday

Students will be dismissed at 1:45 pm on Monday, September 24. Staff will be involved in School Improvement meetings that afternoon. Secondary students will follow the 1:45 Dismissal Schedule. All Bell Schedules can be found under the Resources tab at the top of this page.

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: https://www.educationquest.org/11th-12th-grade-students/paying-for-college/attend-a-financial-aid-program/

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.

Help Fight Cancer by Scrappin’ With Friends

The Gibbon FCCLA Chapter is hosting a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Please join them in helping fight cancer by participating in the “Scrappin’ With Friends” event on October 12, 13, and 14. There will be three fun-filled days with prizes, laughter, a silent auction, hourly door prizes, and make and take crafts. Click here to read the flier for more details — HELPING FIGHT CANCER. Thank you for supporting this fundraiser.

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.

Early Dismissal Friday

On Friday, September 21, there will be a 3:00 p.m. dismissal due to the early kickoff (3:30 pm) of the football game with Bridgeport. Buses will run the regular routes at 3:00 pm. The schedule for students in grades 7-12 will be a regular schedule except that periods 7 and 8 will switch. Advisory period 7 will be the last period of the day and will be shortened for the 3:00 pm dismissal.

Food Service Opening–Apply Online

OPAA! Food Service at the Gibbon Public School is looking for someone who loves children and excels in a fast-paced environment! This individual will prepare breakfast and/or lunch offerings, and assist with serving on the lines. Participate in occasional catering functions for students, staff and patrons of the school district.

If interested please go apply at indeed.com or opaafood.com

Calendar Change

The girls golf dual scheduled for next Thursday, September 20, with Kearney Catholic has been cancelled.

Varsity Volleyball Tournament Saturday

Gibbon is hosting the 4-team round robin varsity volleyball tournament this Saturday. Games begin at 9:00 a.m. in both gyms. Gibbon will play Burwell in Game 1, followed by Game 2 against Southern Valley, and Game 3 with Centura. All Gibbon games will be played in the high school (south) gym. Admission is $5 for students and adults. No passes will be accepted.

School Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes — Regular Meeting Sept. 10

Board Meeting Minutes — Budget Hearing and Budget Summary Sept. 10

Board Meeting Minutes — Special Hearing Final Tax Request Sept. 10


Request For Art Class Items

In Art I, students are learning about the elements of art.  They will be making a collagraph using found objects to demonstrate their knowledge of shape and texture, but we could use your help!  If you have any feathers, string, small plastic plants, puzzle pieces, textured papers, bubble wrap, burlap, lace, thin buttons, small seed beads, etc., we would love to use them in this project.  Please note that the items will not be returned.  Items need to be given to Mrs. Tracy or taken to the high school office before Sept. 24th.  Thanks for your help!

Board of Education Meeting — Agenda Sept. 10

Board Meeting Agenda — September 10

Friday Football–Listen Live ESPN 1550 AM

This Friday, September 7, the varsity football game at Hastings St. Cecilia will be broadcast live on ESPN-Hastings 1550 AM. Pregame will begin at 6:45 pm with kickoff scheduled for 7:00 pm. You may also listen online at www.platteriverpreps.com–Catch the Action. Go Buffs!

MAP Testing Grades 7-11

Students in grades 7-11 will begin MAP Testing on Thursday from 8:00 – 10:00; seniors will participate in college and career activities with Mrs. Waddle during this time. All students should report to their advisory period at the start of the day for attendance and lunch count. After testing we will run a 10:05 schedule, which can be found under the Resources tab at the top of this page. MAP Testing will continue on Friday of this week and Tuesday-Wednesday of next week, whereas the same procedures will take place each of those days for students in grades 7-12.

Junior Varsity Football Game Cancelled

Junior Varsity Football has been cancelled for today–Tuesday, September 4. Junior High Football is still on for 4:30 this afternoon.

Futbol Americano  de Junior Varsity  ha sido cancelado por hoy.Junior High  Futbol Americano de la escula secundaria septimo y octavo grado todavía está programado para esta tarde a las  4:30. Gracias.

FAFSA Information and Assistance

A representative from EducationQuest will be at the school  to present FAFSA information and to provide assistance to juniors, seniors, and their parents on Thursday, October 4, at 6:00 pm.

College Representatives

The following colleges and universities have scheduled dates and times for a representative to be on campus to visit with interested juniors, seniors, and parents. The sign-up sheets are located outside of Mrs. Waddle’s office for those interested:

Midland University: Thursday, September 20, at 1:48 pm
Doane College: Wednesday, September 26, at 2:30 pm
Central Community College: Thursday, September 27, at 1:50 pm
Joseph’s College of Hair: Tuesday, October 9, at 1:48 pm
Chadron State College: Monday, October 22, at 1:50 pm
Northeast Community College: Thursday, October 25 (TBD)

Ron Priebe Cross Country Invite Results

Congratulations to the girls cross country team for winning the Ron Priebe Invite and to the boys team for finishing as runner-up. Nathan Holcomb was the individual champion in the boys race with a time of 18:40. Great job, Buffs!

No School Monday or Tuesday

There will be no school on Monday, September 3, due to Labor Day or Tuesday, September 4. The staff will be involved in School Improvement meetings that day. Classes will resume on Wednesday.

Football Game LiveStreamed via Hershey YouTube Channel

Tonight’s varsity football game at Hershey is being LiveStreamed via their YouTube channel. Check it out by searching Hershey Panther YouTube Channel or the Hershey Facebook page. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm at Hershey.