Superintendent Note Oct 2018
The Gilbert Guidance Department has put together a Mental Health Night scheduled for October 11th starting at 6:00 and ending at 8:30. They have planned a number of sessions with experts in the mental health field and have Lyndsey Fennelly as the keynote speaker. The program is a way for us to let students know that we want to be of help to them should they struggle with mental health issues and we want to learn and understand how this affects their lives. We encourage all parents and staff to come and learn. We can make a positive change in the area of mental health if we are willing to try! Thank you to our guidance department for working so hard to organize such an important event.
On October 12th at the halftime of the varsity football game, longtime Gilbert employee and supporter, Joyce Lauridsen, will be posthumously recognized for her outstanding contributions to the district. A plaque outlining her dedication to the district will be added to our memorial wall. Joyce was nominated by her friends and coworkers and we are honored to have her recognized in this way.
Practices are well under way for this year’s Variety Show which will be on November 2nd and 3rd. This program showcases our outstanding talent in the area of fine arts. The show will feature skits, instrumental and vocal performances, dancers, a house band, and lots of good humor. We would also encourage you to support our athletes as we continue with our fall sports of football, volleyball and cross country. All of our teams are enjoying some successes and our boys cross country team is currently ranked #1.
You will start to see some dirt being moved and construction beginning on our new projects at the middle and high school. We are excited to begin the projects of adding additional classroom spaces and the expansion of our programs in many areas. We will see a change in the parking lot and drop off zone at the middle school in the coming months so be prepared to deal with that as construction progresses. It may be inconvenient for a period of time but it will be well worth it when the project is completed. It is a great “problem” to have!