Tiger Nation Newsletter

Weekly Report for September 16, 2022

Tiger Nation:

Thank you to those that came out last night to support the GHS Carnival! Please join us this evening at 7 pm for our Homecoming Football game as the Tigers play host to McClintock High School.

Our Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, September 17th from 7 - 10 pm in our GHS Cafeteria. Students will need to have their school picture ID for dance entry.

Our next parent site council meeting will take place on Monday, September 19th from 5-6 pm in the Hub (counseling area). This will be an opportunity to meet the GHS Administrative Team and learn more about their specific roles as well as GHS in general. All are welcome to attend!

Unfortunately, we have had to close two of our four sets of restrooms at GHS at this time because of vandalism and inappropriate behaviors. Students continue to have access to two fully functional sets of restrooms. We are hopeful that we will be able to reopen these in the near future.

Congratulations to GHS Sophomore Swimmer Lorin Tobler. She recently set two school records in the 100 Butterfly and the 100 Backstroke at the Croswhite Invite!

Congratulations to GHS Sophomore Christopher Van Sant. Chris was selected as the August 2022 Town Council Student Citizen of the Month!

Please remind your students to bring and visibly wear their ID badge to school every day. Spending time at the Bookstore to receive a temporary or replacement ID badge takes away from student learning/class time.

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

Principal Winter

Registration for AP testing will open on Monday, September 19th

If you are enrolled in an AP course, you are expected to register for the associated AP exams that will take place in May. AP Exams are an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your learning after a rigorous college-level course, experience a high-stakes testing environment, and possibly earn college credit! The cost is $110 per exam. Financial assistance is available to students who qualify. Follow the instructions on the attached flow chart to complete your registration through Total Registration:

GHS AP Registration Information 2022-2023

All AP registrations must be completed through Total Registration by October 31st.

GHS Administration

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GHS Activities Office

Weekly Activity Report

Monday, September 19th

10:00am ---------GHS College Fair - Library

5:00pm ---------- GHS Site Council Mtg.

Tuesday, September 20th

6:00pm ---------- AP Parent Night

Wednesday, September 21st

SOS Prevention Program (During Tiger Time)

7:00pm ---------- Greenfield JH Choir Concert

Thursday, September 22nd

7:00pm ---------- Gilbert HS/AMS Choir Concert

Friday, September 23rd

8:00am ---------- Fall Orchestra Festival @ Highland HS

Saturday, September 24th

7:00am ---------- GHS Band Car Show

6:00pm ---------- Gridiron Football Boosters Cow Chip Bingo

Our 9/11 Day of Service project this past Saturday was a sight to see! Through this act of service, we were able to unite as a community and honor the lives lost on 9/11/01. GHS is truly blessed! We would like to thank Ms. Donelle Quinn, Ms. Karin Brimhall, and the JustServe organization for all their help in organizing this amazing event. A special thanks to all the following donors for their contributions: Moon Valley Nursery, Dunn Edwards Paint, Scott Schwartz and Bleakley Financial,

Arizona Anesthesia Solution, and our very own GHS PTRO. We couldn’t have done this without you!!!

Our East Valley Dance Intensive event was a success! Special thanks to Ms. Henning and our GHS dancers for hosting this. Great work!

Homecoming Carnival

Great turnout at last night’s carnival!!! We appreciate our students and staff for all they do in making it such a blast!

Homecoming Pep Assembly

Tiger spirit was out in full force today in our gymnasium during our Fall Pep Assembly! Special thanks to our Student Council for organizing such a fun event! Great performances from our Cheer, Danceworks, and Fall sports teams!!! Not only did we celebrate our school spirit but we also celebrated the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month!!! Thanks to Baile Folklorico La Llorona for spending the morning with us and sharing the beautiful Mexican dances with us.

Homecoming Dance

Tomorrow is our Homecoming Dance from 7-10 p.m. in our GHS Cafeteria!

Tickets are $35. Non- GHS students will not be allowed to attend without an approved guest pass. Please remember to bring your IDs (Infinite Campus ID is permitted). Dress code and dance etiquette will be enforced!


GHS Juniors and families

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is coming up on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 am. Gilbert High School recommends that students take the PSAT/NMSQT in order to receive feedback about strengths and weaknesses, enter the competition for National Merit Scholar scholarships (11th graders) and to help prepare for the SAT. This is a great tool for students considering college as it measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills.

For the 2022 PSAT/NMSQT, ALL 10th graders will be taking the test and students will be automatically registered. Students in 11th grade at Gilbert High School who are interested MUST register online using the link below. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

Online Exam registration will begin on Fri, Aug 26, 2022 at 12:00 AM and end on Fri, Sep 9, 2022 at 11:59 PM and space is limited. In order to register, students or parents should click on the following link:


To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.

Gilbert High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying the $25 exam fee online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a debit or credit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment.

Please contact Mrs. Autumn Sobol, autumn.sobol@gilbertschools.net , if you have questions.

GHS Administration

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 To apply use the following link: GHS IB Application


Monday, September 19th

3:00pm ---------- Girls Golf vs. Chandler HS

Tuesday, September 20th

3:00pm ---------- ESports

3:00pm ---------- Boys Golf vs. Tempe/Campo/Dobson

Wednesday, September 21st

3:00pm ---------- Girls Golf vs. Skyline/Basha HS

3:00pm ---------- ESports

4:00pm ---------- Badminton vs. Westwood HS

4:00pm ---------- Girls Volleyball @ Desert Ridge HS

6:00pm ---------- Frosh/Soph Football @ Mesquite HS

Thursday, September 22nd

3:00pm ---------- Boys Golf vs. Campo/Perry HS

4:00pm ---------- Badminton @ Skyline HS

4:00pm ---------- Girls Volleyball vs. Queen Creek HS

4:00pm ---------- Swim & Dive @ Perry HS

6:00pm ---------- JV Football vs. Higley HS

Friday, September 23rd

7:00pm ---------- Varsity Football @ Mesquite

Saturday, September 24th

7:00am ---------- Swim Team - Brophy/Xavier Invitational

9:00am ---------- ESports Boot Camp

6:00pm ---------- Gridiron Football Boosters Cow Chip Bingo


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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

Are you enrolled in a Dual Enrollment Class?

Gilbert High School in partner with Chandler Gilbert Community College offers the following Dual Enrollment classes:



Honors Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

English 101/102

Sports Medicine II

Spanish III

Spanish IV

Japanese III

College Algebra

The admissions and enrollment process is on the Chandler Gilbert Community College website at cgc.edu/dual.

Class lists will be posted on July 28 and registration opens on August 1.

Please note the deadlines below.

Payment is due at time of enrollment, students will be dropped for non-payment

Last date for a refund or to enroll for fall and year long classes: September, 18, 2022

Last date for a refund or to enroll for spring classes: February 12, 2023



2626 East Pecos Road, Box 219, Chandler, Arizona 85225

Phone: 480-732-7006 | Fax: 480-857-5453

Instagram: cgccdualenrollment

Summer Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm

Friday: Closed

Gilbert Public Schools News

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

ALL GPS Students and Staff are REQUIRED to wear ID Badges

As we prepare for the beginning of a new school year we are introducing a number of initiatives designed to further promote the safety of our students and staff on campus. Thank you in advance for your support of our efforts. These initiatives are in addition to ongoing safety and security projects including the installation of integrated security cameras and secured entryways on all campuses. Please read on for key information to prepare for the new school year.

Student ID Badges Grades 7-12

For the 2022/23 school year students in grades 7-12 will be expected to wear their student ID badges at all times. Students will be provided with their badge and lanyard during the first weeks of school.

Key Information:

  • Please work with your students to ensure they bring their ID badge with them to school every day.
  • When students arrive at school they will enter through designated points on campus and will be required to have their ID badge for entrance.
  • Bus riders will use the barcode on their ID badge for getting on and off the bus. As a parent you will be able to view the whereabouts of the bus using the Here Comes the Bus app, more details below.
  • Students will continue to use the barcode on their ID badges to access nutrition services (cafeteria), library, and bookstore.
  • If a student forgets their badge they will be issued a temporary sticker badge for a small $1 cost.
  • Cost for replacement badges (lost ID’s) will remain at $5.00.

Here Comes the Bus App 7-12 Grade

We are excited to announce the introduction of 'Here Comes the Bus,' a new service for our families whose students ride the school bus. The app allows GPS parents and families to track the real-time location of their student's school bus, to know when and where their student boards or exits the bus, and helps ensure GPS students get to the bus stop on time.

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.

Update - Free & Reduced Meals Program for 2022/23 School Year

Universal free meals has ended.

Meal prices are:

High School Student Breakfast: $1.75

High School Student Lunch: $3.90

Reduced Student Breakfast at all levels pay only $0.30

Reduced Student Lunch at all levels pay only $0.40

We have a new software system. Adding money to meal accounts AND applying for free and reduced benefits are in the same place. The most direct link is: gilbertschools.net/meals

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2022 - 2023 Bell Schedules

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