Tiger Nation Newsletter

Weekly Report for October 16th, 2020

Tiger Nation:

We had a successful return to campus this week following Fall Break!

We are now into the very important final nine weeks of the first semester. Please encourage your student(s) to work hard to finish the semester on a positive note as well as take advantage of tutoring opportunities provided by National Honor Society for all subjects in the library during both lunches. I would also encourage you to reach out to individual teachers with any questions regarding your student(s) and their progress.

On Tuesday, October 20th GHS will administer the ACT to our current seniors free of cost. This opportunity replaces the Spring date these students missed due to COVID-19 and school closure. October 20th will be a senior only attendance day.

Congratulations to GHS Agriculture Teacher Ms. Taylor Bird. Her research study titled “The Influence of CASE on Agriculture Teachers’ Use of Inquiry-Based Methods” was officially accepted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Education.

Please help support us by ensuring that your student has a mask on when they arrive on campus each and everyday as we work to protect one another.

We will have our first Site Council meeting on Monday, October 26th from 5-6 pm in the library. We look forward to presentations from both our Visual and Performing Arts departments.

We appreciate your continued support and trust in GHS!

Principal Winter

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All GHS Seniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT Test on October 20, 2020. More information will be shared as the date approaches. Check out the ACT Test Prep Website for study materials and free resources.


Tigers, please remember to bring a mask every day and to wear it properly, covering your mouth and your nose. Masks should be worn in the lunch areas, except when eating at a lunch table. Thank You for your cooperation Tiger Nation!


DOORS WILL BE LOCKED AT 7:40 AM - Reminder that for campus safety, at 7:40 AM the only access point to enter the building will be the front Administration doors.

Need Tutoring?

National Honor Society will begin tutoring on Monday, 9/28. Tutoring is available Monday-Friday during 4th and 5th hour lunch periods in the library and tutors should be able to help students with almost any subject. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this opportunity.


Important Game Information

Football and girls’ volleyball admissions will be $5.00 per person (for students and adults; kids 5 & under are free). We will be cashless this year to minimize possible exposure to COVID-19. Tickets are only available for purchase at http://gofan.co/GilbertTigers. Download the GoFan app and show your e-tickets on your phone at the door/gate for entrance. We will have a limited spectator capacity, so tickets will be available ONLINE on a first come, first served basis!

Don’t forget to bring your mask! They are mandatory!

Next Week’s Game Schedule

Tuesday 10/20:

4:00pm - Badminton vs. Campo Verde (Home)

4/5/6:00pm - Girls’ Volleyball vs. Campo Verde (Away)

Wednesday 10/21:

6:00pm - Football (FR) vs. Horizon (Away)

***Horizon is allowing 2 guests per athlete***Gofan Link will be provided the week of game through Registermyathlete.

Thursday 10/22:

4/5/6:00pm - Girls’ Volleyball vs. Williams Field (Home)

4:00pm - Swim & Dive vs. Skyline/Gilbert Christian Academy (Away)

6:00pm - Football (JV) vs. Horizon (Home)

Friday 10/23:

3:30pm - Cross Country: The Phoenix Classic (Away)

7:00pm - Football (V) vs. Horizon (Away)

***Horizon is allowing 2 guests per athlete***Gofan Link will be provided the week of game through Registermyathlete.

To stay up-to-date with all things Athletics, please go to our website:




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The University of Arizona Virtual Visit

Bring your lunch to the Career Center Classroom in the library and learn about The U of A and chat with a representative from the school.
Info Sessions: October 21st | 4th and 5th hours


Join Arizona's phttps://asu.zoom.us/j/86212594705ublic universities in learning how to finance college. Unsure how to pay for college? Join virtual information sessions regarding FAFSA, admissions, and scholarships at all three public universities. Visit the Tri-University website for more information and to register.

Money $ Matters $ Monday $ launches October 19 and continues every Monday during 4th and 5th hour in the Career Center Classroom located in the library. Students can learn about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and scholarship opportunities and get hands-on assistance with filling out their applications. Often an overlooked financial resource, scholarships can help pay for some (or all) of the cost of college attendance. Let’s start applying!

FAFSA Opened October 1st

Seniors - Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college. Check out the resources on THRIVE for navigating the FAFSA Application.

Upcoming National College Fair

Find us at virtualcollegefairs.org.

Sign up at virtualcollegefairs.org

Click below to see which colleges will be there on each fair date:
Oct. 18: 12-8 p.m. ET
Here's general info about these virtual college fairs, including a Quick Start guide and video.

Arizona College Consortium
Virtual Conference and College Fair

Fair Dates:

Tuesday, October 27 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 17 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore Your Options

This college fair will allow students and families to:

  • Uncover new college options through a robust search tool

  • Experience virtual campus tours

  • Watch videos and download materials helpful for in decision process

  • Schedule meetings and interviews with admissions representatives

  • Attend sessions on Financial Aid 101, College Prep Roadmap, and Navigating the College Application

Register Here

Earn 24 or More College Credits While in High School
with ACE or Hoop of Learning

Achieving a College Education (ACE)

The transition from high school to college can be challenging — especially if there are financial barriers in your way. Achieving a College Education (ACE) helps make it easier and can help ensure your success. ACE is an early college two-year scholarship preparation program designed to help first-generation, underrepresented, financially disadvantaged college-bound students succeed. Through the program, you can earn up to 24 college credits during your junior and senior years of high school. You’ll take classes on the CGCC campus to experience and get used to a college environment and ease your transition.

Hoop of Learning

Hoop of Learning is an early high school to college bridge program designed to empower American Indian students to complete high school and transition successfully to higher education. Based on a traditional American Indian worldview of a circle, or hoop, of lifelong development, Hoop of Learning offers support, friendship, and help with academic questions and needs. And taking classes through Hoop builds your college resume while providing new experiences and connections to other American Indian students.

Contact Sandra Martinez, the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Advisor, for Gilbert High School for more information and an application packet.

Sandra Martinez

Free and Reduced Meal Application

This year, Gilbert Public Schools received an additional 5.9 million dollars in Federal funds based on income guidelines directly related to student free & reduced lunch eligibility. Taking the time to complete a GPS Free & Reduced Lunch Application means GPS can continue providing additional academic support and services for students (even if your child decides not to participate in the lunch program). Thank you for taking the time to complete an online application and to help ensure our school district receives its fair share of Federal funds. Below is a short video to learn just how important these funds are to our schools and all of our students.

Por qué es importante que las familias completen una solicitud en línea para comidas gratuitas y a precio reducido.

Este año las Escuelas Públicas de Gilbert recibieron 5.9 millones de dólares adicionales en fondos federales basados en las pautas de ingresos directamente relacionadas con la elegibilidad de los estudiantes para almuerzos reducidos o gratuitos.

El tomarse el tiempo para completar una Solicitud de Almuerzo Gratis y Reducido de GPS significa que GPS puede continuar brindando apoyo académico y servicios adicionales para los estudiantes (incluso si su hijo decide no participar en el programa de almuerzo). Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para completar la solicitud en línea y ayudar a garantizar que nuestro distrito escolar reciba su parte justa de los fondos federales. Haga clic aquí para ver un video corto y aprender cuán importantes son estos fondos para nuestras escuelas y todos nuestros estudiantes.

Free and Reduced Meal Services | Gilbert Public Schools District | Gilbert, Arizona