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Thank You Bus Drivers!

Leader In Me is a framework that teaches students what leadership means and can look like. Leader In Me teaches students 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and 5 Core Paradigms to see leadership in a different light. At Gilbert, we give the students different opportunities to show leadership with different committees. Every month, students have the opportunity to apply for a different leadership role! The leadership roles can range from Door Greeter, to Office Assistant, to Photographer, and anywhere in between.

Mrs. May is in charge of the kindness group for Leader In Me. She had her students work on a thank you card for the bus drivers for all of their hard work they do for our district. On February 14th, we delivered this card to the bus barn and gave the bus drivers a little treat.

We really appreciate everything the bus drivers do for our students. Be sure to ask your student about their leadership roles. To learn more about Leader in me, click here!

Scholastic Writing Contest Winners

Students from the Middle and High School had the opportunity to submit one piece of writing to the Scholastic Writing Contest to be judged by a panel of creative professionals worldwide. We had seven students from the High School and four students from the middle school submit their writing. Six students were recognized for their work.

Judging goes as followed:

Gold Key (top award)

Silver Key

Honorable Mention


Congratulations to these Tigers!

High School:

Chloe Berns-Schweingruber: Poetry- Honorable Mention

Josiah Teske: Poetry-Honorable Mention

Middle School:

Alyse Beyer: Personal Essay- Silver Key

Lillian Dahlstorm: Journalism- Silver Key

Chloe Lee: Sci F/Fantasy- Honorable Mention

Celcilia Schwager: Short Story- Honorable Mention

Congratulations Mrs. Bonthuis

Angie Bonthuis, a kindergarten teacher here at Gilbert Elementary School has received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).  Mrs. Bonthuis has been teaching at Gilbert for 21 years and has taken on various roles including, being a model teacher, tech innovator, and being a member of the leadership team in the district.

Read the complete article posted by the Iowa Department of Education Here!

Taste Testing & Student Input

Gilbert Schools had a great time taste testing Hangry Bear Pizza recently. Approximately 325 students chose to participate and gave a score of 100% for Hangry Bear Pepperoni Pizza! Wow!

The High School students loved it and are hoping to be able to have it on a daily basis on the menu. They enjoyed actively participating in making that menu choice.

Gilbert Schools was recognized in The School Nutrition Association newsletter, The Flash. You can view the newsletter HERE.

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Gilbert Community School District

Gilbert Community School District

103 Mathews Drive, Gilbert, Iowa 50105  |  (515) 232-3740