Tiger Nation Newsletter

Weekly Report for March 25th, 2022

Tiger Nation:

The Gilbert Theatre Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Angela Hines will be presenting The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe on March 31st, April 1st and April 2nd in the Gilbert High School Auditorium. Showtime is 7 pm.

We will be administering the AzSci Arizona Science Test to all 11th grade students on Tuesday, March 29th and Wednesday, March 30th. This test is required by the Arizona Department of Education and all 11th grade students are expected to participate.

Please continue to talk to your child about the importance of consistently attending school as well as arriving at their classes on time.

Arriving late to school on a consistent basis can have longer-term academic effects. If showing up late to school becomes a habit, students may develop the notion that tardiness is acceptable behavior. This belief can negatively impact their future work ethic and employment opportunities. Alternatively, showing up on time to school everyday can help students develop the habit of being punctual with important commitments. This habit can serve high school students well through college and into their future careers.

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

Principal Winter

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Gilbert Public High Schools are excited to announce our partnership with Engage Arizona and The Graduation Alliance to provide additional support to our struggling students. The partnership will provide success coaching to our referred students.

We're excited to tell you about this free program, ENGAGE that will provide your student with an extra layer of academic support this school year. Here's what one parent had to say about this program:

"I couldn't ask for better dedication and support for my daughter. Our Academic Success Coach is a blessing and has incredible energy. I love how she got my daughter out of her shell and talking more (and finding her voice to speak up more). Thanks to our coach and this program, my daughter loves school and learning again. This program is the best thing that could ever happen for my daughter and me!" - ENGAGE parent

The District has partnered with the state and Graduation Alliance to provide an extra layer of support for 9-12 students and their families to boost school engagement and academic success during the school year.

If your student chooses to participate in the program, they will be assigned an Academic Success Coach who will answer questions, connect them with resources, and develop a plan to help them stay on track and engaged with their schooling!

Their coach will reach out by phone, email, text message, and more to provide support such as:

  • Encouragement and motivation to help them stay on track with their studies
  • Organization and study tips
  • Technical support or assistance connecting with teachers
  • Educational resources and exercises to help strengthen reading and math skills
  • Referrals to local agencies and organizations that can provide social-emotional support

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity! If you have any questions, feel free to email the program directly at ENGAGEAZ@Graduation Alliance.com or visit RegisterAZ.Graduation Alliance.com.

Gilbert Public Schools, Your Public School District of Choice

Want to Get Involved?

A Master Capital Planning Committee is being established to help the District navigate the important decision making processes of construction site design, functionality, and implementation for all schools, including District offices.

If you are interested in being a volunteer committee member, please click on the link below.

GPS - Master Capital Planning Committee Application

The committee members will be selected March 31, 2022.


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GHS Activities

Spring Spirit Week

Monday, March 28th

Millionaire Monday (Dress Fancy)

Tuesday, March 29th

Model Off Duty (Pajama Day)

AZ Science Testing (Testing Schedule)

Wednesday, March 30th

Future You (College Shirts)

AZ Science Testing (Testing Schedule)

Thursday, March 31st

Career Day (Dress As What Career You Will Be)

7:00 AM ----------Senior Cap & Gown Photos

7:00 PM ----------School Play - Lion, Witch, and The Wardrobe

Friday, April 1st

School Spirit (Black And Gold)

Spring Pep Assembly (2A/2B Assembly Schedule)

7:00 PM ----------School Play - Lion, Witch, and The Wardrobe

Saturday, April 2nd

7:00 PM ----------School Play - Lion, Witch, and The Wardrobe


Gallegos Invitational Drill Meet our GHS AFJROTC AZ-941 placed:

1st place in Armed Exhibition (10)

1st place in Armed Ex. (4)

1st place in Armed Sweepstakes

2nd place in Unarmed Regulation

2nd place in Unarmed Duo

Also, individually:

C/Gibson Gallares placed 1st in Armed Solo, C/Anthony McCutchen placed 2nd in Armed Solo & C/Micah Murray placed 3rd in Armed Drill Down

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Gilbert Accelerated Middle School

Gilbert High School will be 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, complete the Gilbert Accelerated Middle School Interest Form today!

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

Class of 2022 Announcements


  • Outstanding Fees - In order to receive your diploma, you must pay any late fees with Ms. Deb in the GHS Bookstore. Bookstore hours are from 7AM - 3PM (closed during 6th period). Payments can also be made online via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

  • Cap & Gown Delivery #2 - If you did not receive your cap & gown order yesterday, Thursday, March 24th, Jostens will return with a second delivery on Wednesday, May 11th.

  • Cap & Gown Photos - by Southwest Portraits - May 31st in Tiger Hall (extra caps/gowns will be on hand to borrow for photos)

  • We are excited to celebrate the academic achievements of our seniors at our upcoming Honor Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 20 at 9 am. All seniors who have been offered scholarships for post secondary education are invited! Mark your calendars!


Monday, March 28th

4:00 PM ----------Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Higley

Tuesday, March 29th

3:30 PM ----------Boys Tennis @ Desert Vista

3:30 PM ----------Girls Tennis vs. Desert Vista

3:45 PM ----------Boys Freshman & JV Baseball vs. Campo Verde

3:45 PM ----------Girls JV Softball @ Campo Verde

3:45 PM ----------Girls Varsity Softball vs. Campo Verde

6:00 PM ----------Boys Varsity Baseball @ Campo Verde

Wednesday, March 30th

3:45 PM ----------Girls JV Softball vs. Betty H. Fairfax

3:45 PM ----------Girls Varsity Softball @ Betty H. Fairfax

4:00 PM ----------Girls Beach Volleyball @ Highland

Thursday, March 31st

3:30 PM ----------Boys Tennis vs. Desert Ridge

3:30 PM ----------Girls Tennis @ Desert Ridge

4:30 PM ----------Boys Volleyball vs. Raymond S. Kellis

Friday, April 1st

7:15 AM ----------Track Meet @ Desert Vista

3:45 PM ----------Boys Freshman & JV Baseball @ Williams Field

4:00 PM ----------Girls JV Softball vs. Williams Field

4:30 PM ----------Boys Beach Volleyball @ Desert Vista Thunder

6:30 PM ----------Girls Varsity Softball @ Williams Field

6:30 PM ----------Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Williams Field


College & Career


FAFSA Scholarship: Who It's For, How To Apply & More

Spring 2022 Testing Dates

Testing Updates

AZScience Testing for all 11th grade students March 29th and 30th

We will be administering the AzSci Arizona Science Test to all 11th grade students on Tuesday, March 29th and Wednesday, March 30th. This test is required by the Arizona Department of Education and all 11th grade students are expected to participate.

In order to facilitate testing these students while the rest of the students are also on campus, we will be running special Testing/Advisory Schedules on these days. Please click on the link below to view the schedules for these days. These schedules are different from our “normal” Wednesday Tiger Time Bell Schedules.

AZScience Bell Schedule for Students

During the Testing/Advisory period, all students will report to their Tiger Time Advisory teacher. 11th grade Tiger Time Classes will be testing while 9th, 10th, and 12th grade Tiger Time classes will be participating in advisory activities.

11th grade AM EVIT students are expected to report to GHS for testing on March 29th and 30th. AM EVIT students who report to GHS for testing will be excused from EVIT on those days.

All 11th grade students should bring their Chromebook, charger, and a pair of headphones that will plug into the Chromebook on testing days.

ACT Aspire Testing for all 9th grade students on April 5th - LATE START DAY

Gilbert High School will be administering the ACT Aspire to all 9th grade students on Tuesday, April 5th at 7:30 AM. This will be a “late start” schedule for all 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students. Buses will run at normal time and then again exactly four hours later. More information with specific details of the bell schedule that day will be forthcoming.

All 9th grade students are required to test as the ACT Aspire is the new state assessment prescribed by the Arizona Department of Education for 9th grade students. The scores from this exam will be used to calculate the school letter grade and will also provide important data for teachers and administration.

All 9th grade students should bring their Chromebook, charger, and a pair of headphones that will plug into the Chromebook on testing days.

2021 - 2022 Bell Schedules and School Calendar

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