In This Together
GPS High School Newsletter | September 7, 2022
Welcome to In This Together, a new newsletter created specifically for GPS high school students. In every issue, we will be sharing letters from district and student leaders, updates, student resources, event details, award recognitions and more.
Introducing the Superintendent's Student Senate
Meet your 2022/23 Superintendent's Student Senate! Two representatives from every GPS high school are part of the senate. They come together once a month to share ideas and concerns with district leadership. They hear directly from the decision-makers and various departments across the district, and they take that information back to their school campuses to share with their communities. Student Senate members will be writing letters for In This Together to keep all GPS students updated on the decisions that directly impact them.
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Message from the Superintendent
Dear GPS High School Students,
I am excited to welcome you to our very first Gilbert Public Schools district newsletter, written just for you, our high school students. Our students are at the center of everything we do here in GPS, and it is very important to us that you have access to all the information and resources you need to help you succeed in high school and beyond. This newsletter is part of that, and I hope you find both useful and inspiring information in our first edition! A special thank you to this year’s Superintendent's Student Senate (listed below) who will be an integral part of this publication!
2022/23 Superintendent's Student Senate
Campo Verde - Halle Prusse and Adam Moon
Canyon Valley - David Ryan and Linkin Richardson
Desert Ridge - Kendall Heredia and Nathan Mabb
Gilbert Classical Academy - Madi Trimmer and Taylor Perry
Gilbert High - Jennifer Rojas Neri and Avrey Jones
Highland High- Ani Kowalski and Ryan Sherman
Mesquite High - Trinity Batie and Nathaniel Lebron
Thank you to all of our 12,000 GPS high school students. You are all important members of our GPS Family!
Dr. Shane McCord
Gilbert Public Schools
Connect - Create - Care
Start planning ahead, because Fall Break will be here before you know it! Schools are closed October 3-14, 2022. Classes resume on Monday, October 17, 2022.
¡Viva! A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage
Join the Town of Gilbert for this new and free event happening on Friday, September 30 from 6 to 8:30pm under the Water Tower. ¡Viva! is a celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture. The event will feature authentic cuisine, Latinx-owned businesses and a variety of cultural entertainment. | Learn more
Free Online Tutoring Available 24/7
GPS high school students have access to free online tutoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week. NetTutor provides access to highly-qualified, experienced tutors in more than 100 subjects as well as ACT Prep. Access NetTutor by clicking on the tile in GPS Rapid Identity. | More details
U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program
Applications are open for Arizona high school juniors and seniors, who are interested in participating in the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Student delegates chosen for the program participate in the annual Washington Week and receive a $10,000 scholarship for their undergraduate education. The application window closes October 3. | Read more
Join the Gilbert Sister Cities program and travel the world!
Attention High School Juniors:
Apply now for the 2023 Gilbert Sister Cities Youth Ambassador program!
Participants get the chance to visit Leshan, China or Antrim-Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland for FREE next summer. The program includes workshops for essay writing, fundraising, interviewing and networking. Local business leaders facilitate the clinics to help prepare high school juniors for the college admissions process, scholarship applications, job interviews and more. Applications are due October 14. For questions, contact email@example.com. | Apply Here
Become a Police Cadet
The Town of Gilbert is now accepting applications for their next class of police cadets. As a police cadet, you will:
- Further your knowledge of law enforcement
- Receive training to help prepare you for a career in law enforcement
- Develop your enthusiasm and understanding of the importance of community service and community action
- Develop your responsibility and leadership qualities
- Promote a positive image of law enforcement and youth in our community
For more information, please visit the Police Cadet website.
Download the free GPS app today!
Stay connected with Gilbert Public Schools and your school by downloading the free GPS app. It's easily accessible and filled with important information for GPS students. Learn more about the app by checking out the video above.
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, staff, or schools. | Submit Tip