Tiger Nation Newsletter

Weekly Report for May 5 - 12, 2023

Tiger Nation:

Thank you to everyone that came out to support our GHS students at their Spring Dance Performance last evening! They have their final performance this evening (May 5th) at 7pm in the GHS Auditorium.

Congratulations to GHS Senior Aiden Theriot for being named Mr. Wonderful!

We are down to the last few weeks of the second semester and the school year. Please encourage your child to finish the year strong. Their punctuality to all classes as well as their overall attendance are important indicators of student success.

Congratulations to all the ROTC and FFA students that were recognized this past week at their awards ceremony and banquet.

May 8th - 12th is Teacher Appreciation Week! We appreciate all that our GHS teachers do!

Congratulations to senior McKenzie Schoenhardt. The volleyball libero committed to study and play at the University of Arizona.

Please come out and support our Performing Arts Department in their final upcoming performances. Orchestra (May 11th), Band (May 16th) and Choir (May 18th). Each concert/performance is at 7 pm in the GHS Auditorium.

The boys track 4x400m relay team (Connor Littau, Eli Jackson, Preston Rohr and Vance Nilsson) broke their own school record this Thursday in the AIA D1 State preliminaries. They head into the weekend finals as the number 1 seed.

The GHS Girls’ Flag Football Team remains undefeated (6-0) after wins over Higley High School and Mesquite High School this week. They begin playoff competition next Thursday.

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

Principal Winter

Congratulations to our GEF Scholarship and Varsity Letter in Volunteerism Award recipients! Huge shoutout to Tiley Echols, Nate Thivierge, Madison Shill, Tatum Cadden, and Sarabella Stusen!

Are you returning to GHS next year?

In the event your student is not returning for the 2023-2024 school year, please contact the attendance office at ghsattendance@gilbertschools.net

Thank You

GHS Activities Office

Weekly Activity Report

Tuesday, May 9th

9:30am --------- GPS Film Festival

3:00pm --------- GHS Spiritline Tryouts

6:00pm --------- GHS Choir Awards Banquet @ Joe’s BBQ

Wednesday, May 10th

Early Release (1 hour)

Jostens Final Merch Delivery (during lunch hours)

3:00pm --------- GHS Spiritline Tryouts

6:30pm --------- GHS Dance Banquet

Thursday, May 11th

3:00pm --------- GHS Spiritline Tryouts

4:00pm --------- GHS Dance Placement Auditions

7:00pm --------- GHS Orchestra Concert

Friday, May 12th

10:00am ------- Concert Orchestra Invitational

3:00pm --------- GHS Spiritline Tryouts

4:00pm --------- GHS Dance Placement Auditions

6:00pm --------- GTE Banquet

7:00pm --------- Toybox End of Year Celebration

Saturday, May 13th

9:00am --------- Marching Band Meeting

Monday, May 15th

Yearbook Distribution during 4th and 5th hr.

6:00pm --------- AVID Senior Banquet

Tuesday, May 16th

Yearbook Distribution during 4th and 5th hr.

Job Fair during 4th and 5th hr.

7:00pm --------- GHS Band Concert

Wednesday, May 17th

Early Release (1 hour)

Yearbook Distribution during 4th and 5th hr.

Thursday, May 18th

Yearbook Distribution during 4th and 5th hr.

2:30pm --------- FFA Activity

7:00pm --------- GHS Choir Concert

Friday, May 19th

Yearbook Distribution during 4th and 5th hr.

5:00pm --------- Student Council Banquet & Lock In

6:00pm --------- GAMS End of Year Dance

What an amazing show! Congratulations to our Performing Arts department on their Footloose musical! Well done!

Encore! So proud of our GHS Dancers! They were absolutely fantastic last weekend!

Powderpuff was quite the event! Our teams played such a competitive game! Congratulations to our Juniors on their overtime win (21-20)! Way to play!

Our Mr. Wonderful event was a great time! Our 2023 Mr. Wonderful winner is Aiden Theriot! All our contestants are truly “wonderful”!!!

Thanks to Ms. Yu for sponsoring our Hip Hop Dance activity this past week! Our Tigers put on their dancing shoes!

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Our Unified Spring Fling was filled with lots of smiles and fun this week! Thanks to our Unified classes for coming together to have this memorable time!

Junior and Senior Prom Tickets are on sale on GoFan! Tickets are currently $70. Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door. Get your tickets before they sell out! Bags will not be allowed at Prom. Small clutches (small enough to fit phone/keys) can be checked in at our check-in area. Also, don’t forget your school IDs!!!

Prom - Saturday, May 6th

Location: SoHo63 - 63 Boston St., Chandler, AZ 85225

7 to 10 p.m.


We are proud to announce that we will have a livestream of both our upcoming Baccalaureate (Sunday, May 21st at 1:00 p.m.) and Commencement (Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m.) Click here to join us virtually:

2023 Gilbert High School Baccalaureate Livestream

2023 Gilbert High School Commencement Livestream


Our next graduation merchandise delivery is May 10th in our East Auditorium Pod during 4th/5th hr. Jostens will have cap/gown packages on hand for purchase for $55 (cash only).

Seniors!!! Senior T-Shirts are being sold during 4th and 5th hour lunches in rm. 7000! Shirts are $15 and sweatshirts are $20. Bundles (shirt/sweatshirt) are only $30!!! Get yours today!

Seniors!!! Order your graduation banner today! Here is the link to order yours before April 15th: GHS Graduation Banner Order Form

Seniors!!! Senior T-Shirts are being sold during 4th and 5th hour lunches in rm. 7000! 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/


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Tuesday, May 9th

5:30pm --------- GHS Tennis Banquet

7:00pm --------- Girls Flag Football @ Williams Field

Thursday, May 11th

5:00pm --------- GHS Track and Field End of Season Banquet

Tuesday, May 16th

5:30pm --------- GHS Baseball Banquet

Saturday, May 20th

7:00am --------- GHS Athletics Open House


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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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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

End of Year Assessment Schedule

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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

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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