In the News
May 20, 2013 One journey completed, another ahead for GISH graduates -- http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/one-journey-completed-another-ahead-for-gish-graduates/artimore...
May 17, 2013 Middle school students honored during Sankofa grad ceremony -- http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/middle-school-students-honored-during-sankofa-grad-ceremonymore...
Middle school schedule and 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.
Grand Island Public Schools student iPad program
Grand Island Public Schools is pleased to announce the addition of new digital resources to our already outstanding curriculum. The use of iPads and constantly updated online curriculum materials will continue GIPS’ dedication to our students becoming 21st century learners and responsible digital citizens.
CLICK HERE to see more information on the GIPS Student iPad Program
GIPS deploying Google Apps for Education
Google Apps for Education Parent / Guardian Information
Grand Island Public Schools is excited to announce the deployment of Google Apps for Education. Using Google Apps for Education, students collaboratively create, edit, and share files and websites for school related assignments and projects. With Google Apps for Education, students will also receive an official GIPS email address allowing them to communicate via email with other students and teachers. Google Apps for Education is entirely online and available 24/7 from any Internet-connected device.
Follow GIPS on Facebook and Twitter
You can now follow GIPS and a growing number of our schools on Facebook and Twitter.
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!
Become a Better Health Model
Nutrition Nuggets Newsletters
Policies and Guidelines
School Parties and Celebrations
Student Produced Jammin' Minutes
Wellness Policy Brochure
Wellness Policy Brochure (Reglas de Nutricion) - Espanol
Wellness Committee Fund-Raising Brochure
Using Non-Food Rewards in School Brochure
Traditional School Calendar
|May 23||Last Day of School
|August 13||First Day of School|
Continuous School Calendar
Howard, Jefferson, Starr and West Lawn Elementary
|May 23||Last Day of School
|July 10||First Day of School|
- 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.