Imagine a young boy of 8 who dreams of being a star football player and running fast, but even though he tries hard he fails because of a debilitating muscular disease. Donnie Yniquez, a second grader attending Settler’s Point Elementary, has that dream and also that disease. Yet, he still has a flame of hope burning inside of him because of the outpouring of support from his school community.
As part of an autism awareness month campaign, GPS has partnered with Paper Clouds Apparel to sell t-shirts featuring artwork created by our SPICE students. Many amazing drawings were submitted from across the district. In a blind selection process, all three final designs ended up coming from one particularly talented student. Apparel featuring 2nd Grader, Jeffery Storing's, graphics will be available at www.papercloudsapparel.com from April 21-May 4, with 50% of profits coming back to our autism programs. Thanks to the MHS Best Buddies program for sponsoring this fundraiser!
Gilbert Public Schools Community, I am enthusiastically looking forward to becoming a part of the Gilbert Public Schools family! Gilbert Public Schools is a community of talented leaders, teachers, and staff, and I take great pride in serving as your next Superintendent of Schools.... [click for more]
Translation from Creole: Hello. Good morning! How are you? Neely Traditional Academy celebrated International Mother Language Day on February 21st. The day is observed throughout the world to promote linguistic and cultural diversity in classrooms. Neely is proud of the language diversity on their campus and on this day students celebrate by sharing something in their native language on the daily announcements. Click the headline for more…
Greenfield Junior 8th Grade students put their culinary knowledge to the test in a battle for the tastiest cupcake during the Second Annual Cupcake Wars. Working in teams they collaborated, made decisions and shared responsibilities culminating in delightfully delicious cupcake displays, which were judged by lucky staff members. Click the headline for photos and more….
The annual competition provides an opportunity for young students to learn how to think and speak clearly. Kindergarten through sixth-grade students are challenged to develop leadership qualities, learn the history of our nation’s laws, and to gain an understanding of the responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. Click the headline for this years top competitors…..
Highland’s Bill Bitter, has been recognized as one of the giants in the field of music education. The Arizona Music Educator of the Year Award is presented at the annual Arizona Music Educators Conference. The award “names the greats in our state, those who excel at teaching and who go above and beyond with their students.” For more and a video of their performance click the headline…..
The 28th annual “New Horizons High School Art Exhibit" featured four GPS art students. The exhibit is presented by the historic Shemer Art Center and Museum, located in Scottsdale. The annual event supports art education in Arizona and celebrates talented art students. Click the headline to view the artists and their work…..
Principal Bill Roth was offered a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate the wonderful teachers at Ashland Ranch. Spa Fly, a luxurious "Spa on Wheels” offered three free makeovers to lucky Ashland teachers and Principal Roth accepted. Winners were selected through a drawing. Click the headline for the transformation…..