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November 27, 2013 Messy fun raises funds for Newell student's transplant -- http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/messy-fun-raises-funds-for-newell-student-s-transplant/artimore...
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The Grand Island Public Schools Board of Education is accepting applications for an appointment to the Board as a result of the death of Mr. Todd Elsbernd on November 13, 2013. The remainder of the term to be served expires December 31, 2014.
Any registered voter of the district residing in Ward C may apply. Persons interested should have a genuine interest in and devotion to public education, a willingness to give time and effort to the work, a capacity for understanding people, and the ability to work cooperatively with others. No member of the Board of Education shall be employed by the Grand Island Public Schools.
Application forms will be available at the Grand Island Public Schools, Superintendent’s Office, Kneale Administration Building, 123 S Webb Rd, Grand Island, NE, or by clicking here.
Applications must be in by 5 P.M. December 11, 2013.
Individual interviews will follow with nomination at a meeting of the Board of Education. Please direct any questions to (308) 385-5900 Ext 140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Payment system notice
We are pleased to announce the online payment system update is complete. You can once again pay your students’ lunch accounts in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal payment section. We apologize for any inconvenience during the updating process. Also, in the next few months you will see more updates of Parent Portal. One change you will encounter is new password requirements starting January 1st. All the changes will allow us to use features tailored to your communication preferences. The goal is starting this summer you will have the ability to choose phone calls, text messages or emails for notifications from the district. We will update you periodically as these and other new features are available for your Parent Portal account.
Middle school schedule, course changes
Information on the middle school schedule and course changes, including the change from a semester schedule to a trimester schedule is available here. This information includes the background and process that led to this change.
A few tidbits:
- There is no decrease to teaching time for the core content areas.
- Five-person teaching teams allow for smaller class sizes.
- The district is hiring an art teacher, two music teachers and two content teachers.
- Changes to state standards are met with the course changes involved.
NDE: State of Schools report
Click here to see the Nebraska Department of Education State of Schools Report from Grand Island Public Schools.
Follow GIPS on Facebook and Twitter
You can now follow GIPS and a growing number of our schools on Facebook and Twitter.
- GIPS District: Facebook | Twitter
- Dodge: Facebook | Twitter
- Gates: Facebook | Twitter
- Howard: Facebook | Twitter
- Jefferson: Facebook | Twitter
- Knickrehm: Facebook | Twitter
- Lincoln: Facebook | Twitter
- Newell: Facebook | Twitter
- Seedling Mile: Facebook | Twitter
- Shoemaker: Facebook | Twitter
- Starr: Facebook | Twitter
- Stolley Park: Facebook | Twitter
- West Lawn: Facebook | Twitter
- Barr Middle School: Facebook | Twitter
- Walnut Middle School: Facebook | Twitter
- Westridge Middle School: Facebook | Twitter
- Grand Island Senior High: Facebook | Twitter
- GISH Fine Arts: Twitter
- GISH Theater: Facebook
- Grand Island Education Foundation: Facebook | Twitter
Summary of Benefits and Coverage
Click here for a summary of benefits and coverage for $1650.
Click here for a summary of benefits and coverage for $750.
Grand Island Public Schools is working to make our schools a healthier place for students to learn and staff to work!
Our School District is a member of one of the country’s most extensive childhood wellness and obesity prevention programs, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program. More than 9,000 schools across the country are utilizing the Healthy Schools Program’s free tools and resources to make significant changes in the areas of healthy eating, physical activity and staff wellness to help create a healthier generation. Learn more about how you can participate in the program: http://www.healthiergeneration.org/video
Check out our links to see what is happening in our buildings!
AFHG Beverage Guidelines K-12
AFHG Competitive Foods Guidelines K-12
Alternative to Food as Classroom Reward
Guidelines for Healthy School Environments
Healthy Learning Environment
Healthy School Celebration Handout
Healthy School Snacks and Parties
Traditional School Calendar
|Dec 19||Midterm Graduation|
|Dec 23-31||PK-12 Winter Break|
|Jan 1-3||PK-12 Winter Break|
Continuous School Calendar
Howard, Jefferson, Starr and West Lawn Elementary
|Dec 16-20||Winter Intersession|
|Dec 23-31||Winter Break|
|Jan 1-3||Winter Break|
- Kneale Administration Building
- 123 South Webb Road, Box 4904
- Grand Island, NE 68802-4904
- Phone: 308 385-5900
- Fax: 308 385-5949
- For further information email Web Master.