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Important Note for Parents on School Supplies
Important Note for Parents
07/19/2018
Important note for parents when making back to school clothing and shoe selections, and helpful information on supply lists.
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Gilbert Public Schools Back-to-School Community Event 2018
GPS Hosts Back-to-School Community Event
07/18/2018
Gilbert Public Schools will host a “Back-to-School Event” on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, which will focus on helping families in need.
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Gilbert Public Schools New Traditional and Performance Academy School Options for 2018/2019 School Year
Introducing New Traditional and Performance Academy Options
07/16/2018
GPS introduces two new Traditional Options and a Performance Academy for the 2018/2019 School Year.
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Gilbert Public Schools – Campo Verde High School wrestling head coach, Chris Bishop
Coach Chris Bishop: Better Character Equals Better Wrestling Competitions
07/09/2018
Campo Verde High School wrestling head coach, Chris Bishop, reflects on the team’s success on and off the mat.
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Gilbert Public Schools Summer 2018 School Improvements
GPS Summer Improvement Projects Update
06/28/2018
Summer means construction, improvements, and other projects are well underway around the GPS district! Read about the latest.
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Gilbert Public Schools - Bathrooms Transformed with Positive Messaging at Finley Farms Elementary
Bathrooms Transformed with Positive Messaging at Finley Farms Elementary School!
06/27/2018
Bathrooms at Finley Farms Elementary were recently transformed with positive messaging and featured on AZ Family!
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GPS Summer Hours 2018 & Online Enrollment Information
GPS Summer Hours 2018 & Online Enrollment Information
06/04/2018
Happy Summer! It's the perfect time to enroll your student for the 2018/2019 School Year. Online enrollment is open now!
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Governing Board and The Governing Board met for their monthly regular board meeting and Superintendent Recognitions on Tuesday May 29, 2018
Gilbert Public Schools Board Brief for May 29, 2018
05/30/2018
The Governing Board met for their monthly regular board meeting and Superintendent Recognitions on Tuesday May 29, 2018.

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Gilbert Public Schools Class of 2018!
Congratulations, GPS Class of 2018!
05/21/2018
Congratulations! $60 million in scholarships were awarded for the GPS Class of 2018! Read more about the outstanding students graduating from Gilbert Public School district and their future plans.
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Arizona Education Foundation A+ Schools of Excellence Winners
Arizona Education Foundation A+ Schools of Excellence™ GPS Winners
05/08/2018
Meridian Elementary, Greenfield Junior High, and South Valley Junior High have recently been named A+ Schools of Excellence™ Winners by the The Arizona Educational Foundation for 2018!
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Desert Ridge High School's Cadet Colonel Rachel Higgins was awarded the prestigious Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) JROTC Silver State (Arizona's Outstanding Cadet) Award!
Congratulations to Cadet Colonel, Rachel Higgins, of DRHS!
05/07/2018
Desert Ridge High School's Cadet Colonel Rachel Higgins was awarded the prestigious Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) JROTC Silver State (Arizona's Outstanding Cadet) Award!
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Educators Giving Back in the Community
Educators Giving Back in the Community
05/01/2018
GPS ELL Specialist teachers recently provided dinner and sack lunches at a homeless shelter.
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2 GPS Students Recognized as Junior Achievement of Arizona’s 18 Under 18
Two GPS Students Recognized as Junior Achievement of Arizona’s 18 Under 18
04/20/2018
GPS students Vanessa Strait, of Highland High School, and Charlie Hall, of Neely Traditional Academy, were recently recognized in the Junior Achievement of Arizona’s 18 Under 18 for 2018.
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CPR Training in Partnership with Gilbert Fire, Dignity Health and Banner Health
Gilbert Public Schools CPR (CCR) Training Sessions
04/10/2018
Gilbert Public Schools recently partnered with Gilbert Fire Department, Dignity Health and Banner Health to deliver CPR training for GPS High School students.
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GPS honored 47 dedicated staff members who have reached their 25th Year milestones celebrating their hard work and dedication to our district in 2018!
Celebrating 47 GPS staff members who have reached 25 years of dedication to GPS!
03/29/2018
GPS honored 47 dedicated staff members who have reached their 25th Year milestones celebrating their hard work and dedication to our district!
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Students Fiona Suave (Highland High), and Haily Bickes (Campo Verde), were recognized for their award winning poetry on civic discourse
Gilbert Public Schools Board Brief for March 27, 2018
03/28/2018
The Board met for their monthly Business Board Meeting on March 27, 2018 which highlighted outstanding student achievements, appointment of new Principals, and other agenda details.
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Learn more with Gilbert Public Schools Career & Technical Education! Watch our Town Hall highlights and get more information to Own Tomorrow!
CTE Town Hall Highlights - February 24, 2018
03/19/2018
Learn more with Gilbert Public Schools Career & Technical Education! Watch our Town Hall highlights and get more information to Own Tomorrow!
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GPS Oratorical Winners 2018
GPS Governing Board Brief - February 27, 2018
03/06/2018
The Board met for their monthly Business Board Meeting on Tuesday February 27, 2018 which highlighted participants in the GPS District Oratorical Contest, MC3 program, and other agenda details.
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Enroll Now for GPS Preschool Programs
GPS Preschool Programs Are Now Open for Enrollment!
02/13/2018
Enrollment for Gilbert Public Schools 2018/2019 Preschools are Now Open!
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Highland High students donate blood to United Blood Services
United Blood Services holds blood drives at HHS, TME
02/12/2018
Hundreds of Highland High students responded to the call to donate blood for the eleventh year, seeking to break their own records from previous years.
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Spelling Bee winners 2018
Governing Board Meeting January 23, 2018
01/26/2018
5th grade teacher Rob Soper, and seven Spelling Bee winners were recognized at this week's Governing Board meeting.
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GPS Spelling Bee winners go on to Regionals
GPS Spelling Bee winners go on to Regionals
01/21/2018
The 2017/2018 Gilbert Public Schools Spelling Bee was held last Thursday evening. 32 students took part from our Elementary and Junior High schools.
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Early childhood programs available at campuses across the Gilbert district
Town Hall - Early Childhood Education
01/19/2018
This week, on January 17, Gilbert Public Schools (GPS) held its monthly Town Hall meeting. Designed as an opportunity to connect face to face with the community, Town Hall events take place regularly throughout the school year, covering a variety of topics of interest. Wednesday’s topic was Early Childhood Education, and Before and After School programs.
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3rd and 4th Grade students from Neely Traditional Academy received awards
GPS Governing Board Brief - Dec. 19 2017
12/20/2017
The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night.
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(L to R) Lori Wood (GPS Board), Sheila Rogers (GPS Board), Jill Humpherys (GPS Board), Karen Kahn, Climatec (sponsor), Brittany Hardy, Milestone (sponsor)  front:  Theresa Dootson (GEF Executive Director) and grant winner Kristin Qualls, Carol Rae Ranch
Gilbert Education Foundation funds innovation
12/18/2017
Kristin Qualls, from Carol Rae Ranch receives her grant from members of the Gilbert Public Schools Board and Gilbert Education Foundation
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Campo Verde Boys Cross Country Team members are Zack Prusse, Avree Anderson, Christian Tamura, Rylan Stubbs, Kenny Edwards, Zac Whaley, Mac Jones, and Wyatt Hanson.
GPS Governing Board Brief – November 28, 2017
The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night. Prior to the meeting, the Board convened an Executive Session.
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Gilbert Public Schools Teachers Mr. Craig Elliott (Boulder Creek Elementary), and Mrs. Karen Bandura (Islands Elementary)
Mr. Elliott (Boulder Elementary) and Mrs. Bandura (Islands Elementary) recognized
The Science Teacher of the Year Award is given annually by ASTA to recognize and honor teachers who exemplify quality science teaching
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Power Up! Be a Positive Charge
Governor Ducey School Psychology Awareness Week Proclamation
Governor Doug Ducey has declared November 13 - 17, 2017, School Psychology Awareness Week in recognition to the vital role that school psychologists play in meeting individual needs of students by supporting their schools and their families.
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Recognition to Stephanie Newitt
Governing Board Meeting - October 31, 2017
The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night.
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PLTW Summit 2017
Mesquite High teachers, students to attend PLTW Summit 2017 in Florida
Students and educators from Mesquite High School are among an elite group selected to present to more than 2,000 attendees at the national Project Lead The Way Conference –PLTW Summit 2017– in Orlando, Florida, to take place October 22-25.
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Highland High School Biology Teacher, Jamie Blum, was recognized for having received the 2017 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for the State of Arizona.
GPS Governing Board Brief - September 26, 2017
Gilbert Public Schools held its regular Governing Board meeting on Tuesday night.
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Highland High School students at Chase Field.
Highland High earns award for most blood donations
This is the 10th year Highland earns the first place since the High School Blood Drive Challenge program was established 30 years ago
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Finalists for Gilbert Public Schools District Superintendent
GPS Governing Board Brief – September 19, 2017
Gilbert residents gathered on Tuesday evening in a public form to meet the final candidates for the position of Gilbert Public Schools District Superintendent.
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Mark Jordan, Mesquite’s Engineering and Wood Working teacher and Mesquite's Junior student Devin Askue.
Mesquite High’s experiment to fly on International Space Station
Can growing peanuts in space drastically reduce the need for fertilizer, and provide a ready food source for astronauts to make the long journey to Mars?
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Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board announces finalists for superintendent post.
Governing Board Meeting Highlights: September 12, 2017
Gilbert Public Schools is nearing the selection of its next leader after six applicants for the position were interviewed Tuesday morning by members of the Governing Board.
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Parent University classes at Gilbert Public School
Parent University classes promote parent involvement
The Parent University concept brings parents into a classroom setting where they can take a number of classes to help them become better acquainted with their children’s education.
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Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board Meeting
GPS Governing Board Brief - September 7, 2017
As the 2016-17 school year drew to an end, Gilbert Public Schools began the process to find a new District Superintendent.
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Gilbert Classical Academy Principal Dan Hood.
Governing Board Meeting Highlights: August 22, 2017
Three weeks into the 2017-2018 school year, the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board held its first regular meeting where they heard, discussed, and voted on a variety of agenda items.
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ighland Junior High School Physical Education Teacher Russ Kilpatrick.
Name of rival team’s coach winds up in legacy award for GPS coach
For Highland Junior High School Physical Education teacher Russ Kilpatrick, the name of Coach Jesse Parker has a special connotation
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Gilbert Public Schools community eSurvey for new superintendent.
Survey results show record community involvement in search for new superintendent
As the process to search for a new Gilbert Public Schools superintendent moves forward, members of the Governing Board heard the results of a community survey.
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Greenfield Junior High School in Gilbert, Arizona
GPS junior high schools to hold open house events on Aug. 10
Junior High Curriculum Night’ events are taking place this Thursday, August 10 at all five junior high schools in the Gilbert Public Schools district.
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Parents attend curriculum night at Highland High School
Hundreds of families attend high school open house events
Students and their parents Monday night had an opportunity to attend open house events in all Gilbert Public Schools high schools.
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Gilbert Public Schools and government officials who took part in the outreach effort.
Reenrollment effort seeks to put students back on path to success
A high school reenrollment program seeking to place students who drop out of school back on the path of graduation is extending its arm again this year to reach them.
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Mesquite Junior High School reception area.
Mesquite Junior High to welcome former Gilbert Junior High students
Mesquite Junior High School will be welcoming nearly 400 former Gilbert Junior High students when the new school year begins on August 2.
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Volunteers helping at the new Gilbert Classical Academy campus.
Gilbert Classical Academy's new home gets ready for new school year
Construction crews and volunteers have been working through the summer at the new Gilbert Classical Academy campus to get it ready for the new school year.
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Computer Repair
Education, Experience and Certification: A Three-Pronged Approach
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. The Arizona Students Recycling Used Technology (StRUT) program checks all the boxes.
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2017 Outstanding Biology
Highland High School Biology Teacher, Jamie Blum Named Outstanding Biology Teacher in Arizona
The National Association of Biology Teachers, in conjunction with Carolina Biological Supply Company, presented Highland High Biology teacher, Jamie Blum with the 2017 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for the state of Arizona.
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Gilbert Governing Board meeting with ASBA staff.
Governing Board Meeting Highlights - June 20, 2017
Gilbert’s Board discussed and approved the creation of an e-survey to collect community input during the search process.
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Gilbert Public Schools Governing Special Board Meeting
Governing Board Meeting Highlights - June 13, 2017
The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board appointed two individuals to fill two positions for the new school year.
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Steve Highlen, ASBA’s Executive Search and Senior Policy Consultant making his presentation to Gilbert Public Schools Board.
Gilbert’s Board taps ASBA
Gilbert Public Schools Board unanimously votes to partner with ASBA in search for new superintendent.
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Best of Gilbert Flyer
Best of Gilbert!
Gilbert Public Schools is proud to be named "Best of Gilbert" for the second year in a row!
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Public meeting held at Gilbert Junior High School
About 100 people Thursday night attended a public meeting at Gilbert Junior High School to make their concerns heard regarding the school’s potential closure.
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Gilbert High School holds Honor Awards Ceremony
Gilbert held its Honors Awards Ceremony Thursday, where nearly 180 students received a total of 10.5 million in scholarships and awards.
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G. Lathrum
Harris Elementary Preschool teacher, Glenda Lathrum was selected as Teacher of the Week!
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Spirit of Cotton Award
Girls Basketball Coach M. Webster Award Recipient
Highland High School's, Mr. Miner Webster, Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Spirit of Cotton Award.
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S. Gonzales
Congratulations Shaylee!
Shaylee Gonzales of Mesquite High School was recently named the Gatorade Arizona Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
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Education Week
The Kids Are All Right
In spite of what you may be reading in mainstream media, there are plenty of public schools where things are cooking right along. The building is not crumbling, teachers are crafting relevant curriculum, and the kids are safe in their classrooms, learning.
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Renee Regoli
Congratulations to Campo Verde High School's Athletic Director Renee Regoli!
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Gilbert Public Schools 2017 Teachers of the Year
Gilbert Public Schools holds first Teacher of the Year celebration
Forty teachers –one for each school in the District– were named “2017 Teacher of the Year” for their respective school.
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Spending by operational area
GPS is at the top when it comes to classroom spending!
The Arizona Auditor General just released results of its 2016 Arizona School District Spending report.
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Cheyenne Murdock
Gilbert High FFA Member wins big at the 2017 Arizona Livestock Show
Cheyenne Murdock, freshman Gilbert High School FFA Member, wins the Supreme Champion Barrow at the 2017 Arizona National Livestock Show.
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Ms. Murphy and math class students
Math students earn team and individual awards
A group of six-graders from Towne Meadows Elementary is making their school and teacher proud after an outstanding participation in a regional math championship.
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MHS Water Tower team
Mesquite High School holds Water Tower Invitational event
Four hundred students from 38 high schools visited Mesquite High School on November 18-19 for the inaugural Water Tower Invitational.
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GHS Homecoming Parade
Class of 2017 to reach milestone in May
Gilbert High School students who graduate in May 2017 will have a double reason to celebrate: they will be the 100th graduating class.
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