Superintendent Note April 2019
We are also able to celebrate another successful Rock Hop hosted by the Gilbert Education Foundation. It was a very fun night for those who attended the Luau themed evening. Several terrific items were auctioned off and several people went home with great prizes. More importantly, it raised money to provide for the extras that benefit our students. Thank you to Cherie Torresi and her team for all of the hard work they put into this year’s Rock Hop. There are so many things we could not do without it!
We can also celebrate the results of the solo/ensemble contest held this past weekend for our band and chorus students. At Solo and Ensemble Contest our vocal students did very well. Each center has an Outstanding Performance Award. Out of four centers, Gilbert had the following students earn this award: Allison Weiler – Outstanding Performer/ Soloists, Rebecca Wickert – Outstanding Performer/ Soloist, Mixed 10 Ensemble-Outstanding Performance-Rebecca Wickert, Allison Weiler, Myra Bernard, Amelia Bal, Durga Sritharan, Monique Nespor, Luke Haverdink, John Ockey, Mason Tharp, Beau Henson and Bass Clef Sextet-Outstanding Performance-Tristan Popillion, John Ockey, Luke Haverdink, Mason Tharp, Mark Steffen, Beau Henson. Congratulations to these outstanding performers. The Gilbert Band received 31 Division I ratings, 14 Division II ratings and Ryan Hinderaker received Best in Center for his Clarinet Solo. Congratulations to Gilbert Vocal and Band students!
This upcoming weekend our juniors and seniors will be celebrating Prom and I am sure the parents will celebrate when they are done with all of the work for the after prom! You are invited to come to the Grand March on Saturday night, April 6th in the high school auditorium to see them all dressed up in their finery! You are also welcome to come to watch the track, soccer and golf teams as they are all competing currently. Just check the website for the dates and times. You are also invited to come and watch our high school drama students put on the play Spy School on April 12th and 13th at 7:00 pm. It is a comedy set in 1961 that parodies the James Bond movies of that era. We appreciate your support in all of these activities.
We will be unveiling our three to five-year district priorities in the next few weeks. We spent a lot of time and effort to put these together and I am very excited to share them with you once they are finalized. Gilbert is in a great place right now and is going to get even better as we work on these new goals and priorities. Like I said, lots to celebrate this spring.