Tiger Nation Newsletter

Weekly Report for November 18, 2022

Tiger Nation:


Our next parent site council meeting will take place on Monday, November 21st from 5-6 pm in the Hub (counseling area). This is a great opportunity to learn more about GHS. All are welcome to attend!


A special thanks to the 44 students and staff members that painted in the parking lot for their International Baccalaureate Day of Service!


The GHS Chess team is traveling to Flagstaff this weekend to compete in the State Individuals Tournament. Good Luck to Jane Reading, Fox Seebach, Weston Cluff, Garrik Martineau and Matt Broyles who is the 2nd highest ranked player in the state! Go Tigers!


Congratulations to Mr. Oldfield and all of his students that worked so hard to put on very successful Market Days this week at GHS!


Why It Is Important To Be At School On Time

Students arriving at school with time to spare have the luxury of settling in, greeting their teachers and classmates, selecting preferred classwork, and focusing their minds on the lessons to come. Students arriving late miss out on this natural transition period, and chronic tardiness may cause students to struggle with academic focus and relationships with peers. Showing up on time to school every day can help students develop the habit of being punctual, illustrates to them your commitment to their learning and friendships, and helps reduce classroom interruptions and distractions for all students. Missing just 15 minutes of school twice a week equates to 3 missed school days per year!


Random tardy sweeps will be implemented in the next few weeks at GHS in an effort to get students to class on time. Please continue to talk to your child about the importance of being on time to each and every class period. Your support is greatly appreciated!


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


Principal Winter

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GHS Activities Office

Weekly Activity Report

Monday, November 21st

6:00pm ---------- Marching Band Banquet


Tuesday, November 22nd

Native American Heritage Month Celebration during Lunch Periods


Wednesday, November 23rd

Thanksgiving Break - No School


Thursday, November 24th

Thanksgiving Break - No School


Friday, November 25th

Thanksgiving Break - No School


Monday, November 28th

7:00pm ---------- Tiger Town Parent Meeting


Thursday, December 1st

7:00pm ---------- Fall Dance Performance


Friday, December 2nd

7:00pm ---------- Fall Dance Performance


Saturday, December 3rd

10:00am -------- Visual Arts Holiday Boutique

Our GHS IB Day of Service was a success! What a day to see our Tigers giving back to our school community. Special thanks to Mrs. Quinn and our GHS PTRO for sponsoring lunch for our IB students!

IB/GAMS Info Night was Tuesday, November 15th! So great to see so many new families!

It’s time to get down to business!!! Our GHS Market Day was amazing!!! Our very own entrepreneurs share their business ideas with their peers.

Calling All Singers and Dancers!!

Our GHS Theatre program is gearing up for auditions for Footloose!!! Mark your calendars, Tigers!!! Can’t wait for this!!! Please see Ms. Potter for more information.

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

GHS ATHLETICS

Monday, November 21st

Boys Basketball Welcome to the Jungle Tournament

Girls Basketball Invitational @ Mountain Ridge HS


Tuesday, November 22nd

Boys Basketball Welcome to the Jungle Tournament

Girls Basketball Invitational @ Mountain Ridge HS

6:00pm ---------- Boys Varsity Soccer Scrimmage @ Mesa HS


Wednesday, November 23rd

Boys Basketball Welcome to the Jungle Tournament

Girls Basketball Invitational @ Mountain Ridge HS


Friday, November 25th

Boys Basketball Welcome to the Jungle Tournament


Saturday, November 26th

8:00am ---------- John Carlson Wrestling Jamboree @ Perry HS


Tuesday, November 29th

4:00pm ---------- Boys Basketball @ Pinnacle HS

4:00pm ---------- Girls Basketball vs. Pinnacle HS

6:00pm ---------- Swim Banquet


Wednesday, November 30th

4:00pm ---------- Wrestling @ Mountain View HS


Thursday, December 1st

4:00pm ---------- Boys Basketball @ Skyline HS

4:00pm ---------- Girls Basketball vs. Skyline HS

5:00pm ---------- Varsity B&G Soccer vs. Sandra Day O’Connor HS


Friday, December 2nd

3:00pm ---------- Speech & Debate ASDCA Winter Trophy

4:00pm ---------- Girls Basketball @ Hamilton HS

4:00pm ---------- JV B&G Soccer @ Sandra Day O’Connor


Saturday, December 3rd

7:00am ---------- Speech & Debate ASDCA Winter Trophy

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


GO TIGERS!!

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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

CGCC organizará una noche de FAFSA para hispanohablantes el Miércoles 30 de Noviembre

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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

ARIZONA PROMISE PROGRAM

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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GHS will be administering the ACT to all Juniors in the Spring. Looking for ways to help your student perform their best? Check out Revolution Prep.

Our friends at Revolution Prep are excited to help you ignite your child’s love of learning this holiday season by gifting you a $200 gift card toward tutoring!


From tackling a tough subject, to improving grades and GPA, or even helping your student prepare for high-stakes exams like the SAT/ACT— Revolution Prep tutors are known to inspire progress. Please not all Juniors will be taking the ACT in the Spring.


To learn more about Revolution Prep's tutoring services, please review the flyer attached. If you're ready to claim your $200 gift card, simply click here, and give your child the gift of confidence as we head into the new year!

Gilbert Public Schools News

Parent University Classes

Parent University is a collaborative community effort led by Gilbert Public Schools to help families develop knowledge and skills to be proactive in their children’s learning and development. GPS partners with community organizations to offer learning opportunities throughout the district to help empower families to increase engagement with the schools to work together to educate and support all children. Most activities are provided at no cost.

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

more.


www.gilbertschools.net/families

www.gilbertschools.net/backtoschool

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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GHS ACTIVITIES