Tiger Nation Newsletter

Weekly Report for March 10, 2023

Tiger Nation:

Gilbert High School will be on Spring Break from March 13 - 24. Students and staff will return to campus on Monday, March 27th for the start of 4th quarter.

Students who are not currently passing their English, Algebra I/II, Geometry, and Biology classes are invited to register and attend our upcoming Spring Intersession at GHS from March 20th through March 24th (during Spring Break). Registration for this great opportunity runs through Wednesday, March 15th.

Here is the link to register: GHS Spring Intersession Enrollment Link

It was an honor to recognize students in grades 9 -12 this past week as part of our Golden Scholars Program. Students recognized have a cumulative grade point average of 3.80 or higher and have demonstrated positive character traits.

Varsity boys and girls tennis both swept Trevor Browne High School, 9-0, this past Wednesday.

Beach Volleyball has started their spring season with 5 straight victories.

Track & Field placed 1st in the 4 x 400m with a time of 3:21.99 at the Saunders Montague Desert Classic.

Congratulations to GHS Robotics Team 89596B for receiving an invitation to the Vex Robotics State Championships!

Thanks to all that came out to support the GHS Choir at their concert this past week! Congratulations to the following GHS students for being recognized as Regional Honor Choir Members: Josie Bickerstaff, Lindsey Clark, Ray Brewer, Nicholas Jones, Aaron Welch, Devon Veater, Francis Joseph and Aiden Theriot.

As always, thank you for your ongoing support of Gilbert High School!

Principal Winter

Gilbert High School is hosting Spring Intersession March 20-24!!! Qualifying families received invitations to participate. Please check your email!

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Our job fair this week was stellar! Thanks to Mr. Oldfield and his students for hosting this event. It was a wonderful learning experience and opportunity for our students!

Our Golden Scholars Ceremony was today. We are proud of the dedication and effort that these Tigers give each day! Congratulations!

Seniors! Our first delivery of graduation merchandise was this week. Our next graduation merchandise delivery is May 10th in our East Auditorium Pod. If you haven’t placed your order yet, please go to jostens.com!

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GHS Activities Office

Weekly Activity Report


Monday, March 20th

Spring Intersession

Tuesday, March 21st

Spring Break

Spring Intersession

Wednesday, March 22nd

Spring Break

Spring Intersession

8:30am ---------- Musical Rehearsals

Thursday, March 23rd

Spring Break

Spring Intersession

8:30am ---------- Musical Rehearsals

Friday, March 24th

Spring Break

Spring Intersession

8:30am ---------- Musical Rehearsals

School Resumes Monday 3/27

How can the ACT help students?

Did you know that the ACT can help students receive higher merit scholarships? Example: At AZ schools the ACT is not required for admission however a Science Score of 20 can replace one required Science core. An English Score of 21 can replace all English core, and a Math Score of 24 can replace all Math core. A little practice will go a long way!!

Greetings Gilbert High School Families,

Gilbert Public Schools will be administering the ACT© to all currently enrolled 11th graders on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 and the ACT Aspire© to all currently enrolled 9th graders on Tuesday, April, 11, 2023 . Both of these assessments are components of the required Arizona State Assessments that students participate in as a measurement of college and career readiness. These assessments consist of five subtests: English, Reading, Mathematics, Science and Writing. Transportation will be provided for all students on this day at the regular time and then again four hours later.

The details for the late start dates coming up include:

  1. April 4th- ACT- Students enrolled in grade 11 will arrive at school at the normal start time (7:30 AM). This will be a Late Start Day schedule for students in grades 9, 10, and 12. Transportation will be provided for all students on this day at the normal time and then again four hours later. Late start students should plan on arriving at school by 11:30 AM. Additional details regarding the schedule will be sent out closer to the testing date.

  1. April 11th- ACT Aspire- Students enrolled in grade 9 will arrive at school at the normal start time (7:30 AM). This will be a Late Start Day schedule for students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Transportation will be provided for all students on this day at the normal time and then again four hours later. Late start students should plan on arriving at school by 11:30 AM. Additional details regarding the schedule will be sent out closer to the testing date.

Please direct specific questions regarding ACT administration to Assistant Principal, Stacia Cantrell.


GHS Administration

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Seniors! Our first cap & gown delivery is coming soon!!! They will be here on Wednesday, March 8th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in rm. 8102. If you haven’t placed your order yet, please go to jostens.com!

Seniors!!! Senior T-Shirts are being sold during 4th and 5th hour lunches! Shirts are $15 and sweatshirts are $20. Bundles (shirt/sweatshirt) are only $30!!! Get yours today!

Seniors!!! Don’t forget to place your cap and gown orders! You can still place your orders online as well at: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1001568/Gilbert-High-School/

We extended the brick order date!

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Tiger ZEN

We are excited to announce that our Tiger Zen Mindfulness Center will be open for student use during 4th and 5th hour lunches. This is a quiet space where our students can come voluntarily should they need it. When utilizing this calm space, students are expected to engage in mindfulness practice. Please note that technology is not allowed in this space. Thank you!

Peer Tutoring!

NHS will be holding tutoring sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays before and after school starting tutoring next Thursday, October 27th. Tutors will be available in the library from 7 to 7:25 a.m. and 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. Please share this with our students who could benefit from this wonderful opportunity!

NetTutor is back for the 2022-23 school year! Free online tutoring accessible to all GPS 7th-12th graders.

● Highly-qualified, experienced tutors

● Live tutoring available on-demand

● Easy to schedule a live tutoring session

● Assignment or Question drop off feature

● Ability to review past sessions/answers to questions

● Available 24/7

● Free

● Grades 7-12

● Over 100 subjects available

● ACT Prep available

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Looking to gain skills in becoming a resilient, self-motivated young person? The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme enables our teachers to develop resilient, self-motivated young people who have the knowledge, skills, and sense of purpose they need to thrive and contribute to making the world a better place. For more information, contact Brendan Keyes at brendan.keyes@gilbertschools.net or Autumn Sobol at autumn.sobol@gilbertschools.net


Monday, March 13th - Thursday March 16th

GHS Varsity Baseball Bob Everett Classic Tournament

Monday, March 20th

3:45pm ---------- Girls JV Softball vs. Carl Hayden

3:45pm ---------- Girls Varsity Softball @ Carl Hayden

4:00pm ---------- Beach Volleyball vs. Highland

Tuesday, March 21st

3:30pm ---------- Boys Tennis @ Higley

3:30pm ---------- Girls Tennis vs. Higley

4:30pm ---------- Boys Volleyball @ Mesa

Wednesday, March 22nd

3:45pm ---------- Boys JV Baseball @ Mesquite

Thursday, March 23rd

3:45pm ---------- Boys Varsity Baseball @ Gila Ridge

Saturday, March 25th

11:00am ---------- Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Mesquite


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Gilbert Accelerated Middle School

Gilbert High School is the home to the Gilbert Accelerated Middle School this incoming 2022-23 school year! Students will be immersed in honors and accelerated curriculum with access to the resources of a comprehensive high school, while in a supportive cohort of other 7th and 8th-grade students. The learning experience is both academically rigorous and well-rounded, based on the application of knowledge and reflection, project-based learning, critical thinking, cross-curricular portfolio building, and student-centered learning approaches. Students gain access to the instructional expertise of high school/college-level faculty and are encouraged and supported to develop strong leadership and study skills, preparing them for a successful future in high school and beyond. If you are interested in registering, complete the Gilbert Accelerated Middle School Registration Form today!

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College and Career Readiness

SENIORS! Need Money for your Post Secondary Education??

The Gilbert Education Foundation (GEF) is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to all graduation g seniors of Gilbert Public Schools. Note that all scholarships are available for all GPA's, fields of study, types of schools. etc. Do not miss this opportunity to help fund your education!

Presidents' Scholarship Application is now OPEN! If you’re graduating high school with an

unweighted GPA of at least 3.25, you can take advantage of the Presidents’ Honors Scholarship. The scholarship pays for full-time tuition for up to 15 credit hours (plus the $15 registration fee) per semester for up to four consecutive semesters. To apply for the scholarship, click: Honors Scholarship Apply to Chandler Gilbert CC here. To learn more, review the Frequently Asked Questions.

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FAFSA opened on October 1, 2022. All Seniors and their families are encouraged to complete the FAFSA!

How to Create an Account and Username (FSA ID) for StudentAid.gov


A Guaranteed College Scholarship
The Arizona Promise Program opens the door of opportunity to students from low-income families. With a guaranteed scholarship for eligible students to cover Arizona public university tuition and fees, higher education will be more accessible and affordable for more Arizona students and their families.
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Gilbert Public Schools News

GPS Families Hub

The Families Hub offers a wide range of resources to help you and your student(s) throughout the

school year, including back to school updates, menus, nutritional information, enrollment details and




Download the GPS Mobile App

The GPS App includes a link to IC, as well as access to your student’s school calendar, meal information, bus routes, and other helpful information for parents and students. Visit www.gilbertschools.net/app for more information.

See Something? Say Something!

The confidential GPS Tip Line was designed to promote school and student safety and wellbeing. Students and parents can report a threat or potential threat about a student or school. The Tip Line also provides information on other topics, which may affect our students, staffs, or schools.

Free Meals for Free and Reduced Students

The Arizona Department of Education will waive fees for breakfast and lunch for students qualifying for reduced-price school meals beginning January 2023. This investment will make school meals free for thousands of Arizona students who are eligible. The funding will last through the end of the 2023/24 school year. Additional details will be made available on the Nutrition Services website in the coming weeks. | View Here

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2022 - 2023 Bell Schedules

There has been a slight modification to the High School bell schedules.
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