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Rise Grand Island!

GISH'S ALUMNI NEWSLETTER

An e-publication of the GIPS Foundation
To subscribe CLICK HERE

 

Welcome to Rise 

Welcome to the September 2019 edition of “Rise Grand Island” the alumni newsletter for Grand Island Senior High published every other month by the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation. “Rise” is where we connect with thousands of Islanders across the globe, keeping you and them informed on what’s happening in Purple and Gold land, and reminiscing a little bit as well.

This is Volume 4, Number 5, the fifth edition of Rise this calendar year, our fourth year as the official publication for alums of Islander Nation. Thanks for reading us and for your comments and support.

We really enjoy hearing from those of you who find “Rise” in your in-box every other month. Give us a shout, especially if you or a GISH alum you know has a done something new, newsy, or newsworthy. You can reach us at the email addresses on the front page.

Our “At the Top” lead story this issue is about Senior High’s beginning to the school year and how the term “summer” has become more and more difficult to define.

Foundation Executive Director Traci Skalberg, writes about the legacy of Mrs. Bea Southard who passed away this month. 

Leigh Lillibridge’s Grand Legacy Update chronicles the first game in the new Memorial Stadium, which is still under construction. Checkout how they pulled it off in Leigh’s article.

We have a guest column this issue. Cindy Johnson, Executive Director of the Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce, is asking Islander alums to consider a move … back to Grand Island.

Our Class Reunion Update lets you know who is going to party and when, in case your class is on deck or maybe you just want to crash another class’s soiree and see a few old friends.

Milestones highlights Islander baseball standout Cal Henke (Class of 2015) whose new employer is the Texas Rangers.

Our “Distant Mirror” correspondent, Mike Monk, Class of 1967,  takes a look at the aspect of time through a number of lenses including some great lines from rock and roll and literature.

My “I’ve Been Thinking” column is a benign rant on how far we’ve come in phone technology, what we’ve lost because of it, and the social dexterity needed to survive it.

As usual we’ll see what songs were popular on the radio, what movies were wooing us on the big screen, what novels we were reading, and what television shows entertained us from our each decade during September.

Finally, as we do every issue, we honor those Islanders who passed away the last couple months in our In Memoriam section.

We hope you find this “Rise” to your liking
Remember Islanders: Keep pushing on.  

George Ayoub, Class of 1968
Editor, “Rise Grand Island”

Email alumni@gips.org with story ideas or alumni updates.

 

Rise Grand Island!

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Sections

At the Top

Our feature story for the issue, with an eye toward alums whose star is rising.

PushING On

A roster of Islanders who have reached new and noteworthy milestones.

I've Been Thinking

George Ayoub's latest observation or bemusement about life – obviously seen through the eyes of a Senior High alum.

A Distant Mirror

Remembrances, reminiscences, and darn good stories from our intrepid correspondent, Mike Monk.

Shaking the World

Stories of impact from the GIPS Foundation.

Your Legacy. Their Opportunity.

Stories of alumni, educators, parents and friends who give opportunities to today's students.

On the Island

Current news from the halls of Senior High.

In Memoriam

A list of Islanders who have recently passed away.

 

Media Inquiries
Jack Sheard, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1127
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

Alumni Newsletter


Rise Grand Island!

GISH'S ALUMNI NEWSLETTER

An e-publication of the GIPS Foundation
To subscribe CLICK HERE

 

Welcome to Rise 

Welcome to the September 2019 edition of “Rise Grand Island” the alumni newsletter for Grand Island Senior High published every other month by the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation. “Rise” is where we connect with thousands of Islanders across the globe, keeping you and them informed on what’s happening in Purple and Gold land, and reminiscing a little bit as well.

This is Volume 4, Number 5, the fifth edition of Rise this calendar year, our fourth year as the official publication for alums of Islander Nation. Thanks for reading us and for your comments and support.

We really enjoy hearing from those of you who find “Rise” in your in-box every other month. Give us a shout, especially if you or a GISH alum you know has a done something new, newsy, or newsworthy. You can reach us at the email addresses on the front page.

Our “At the Top” lead story this issue is about Senior High’s beginning to the school year and how the term “summer” has become more and more difficult to define.

Foundation Executive Director Traci Skalberg, writes about the legacy of Mrs. Bea Southard who passed away this month. 

Leigh Lillibridge’s Grand Legacy Update chronicles the first game in the new Memorial Stadium, which is still under construction. Checkout how they pulled it off in Leigh’s article.

We have a guest column this issue. Cindy Johnson, Executive Director of the Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce, is asking Islander alums to consider a move … back to Grand Island.

Our Class Reunion Update lets you know who is going to party and when, in case your class is on deck or maybe you just want to crash another class’s soiree and see a few old friends.

Milestones highlights Islander baseball standout Cal Henke (Class of 2015) whose new employer is the Texas Rangers.

Our “Distant Mirror” correspondent, Mike Monk, Class of 1967,  takes a look at the aspect of time through a number of lenses including some great lines from rock and roll and literature.

My “I’ve Been Thinking” column is a benign rant on how far we’ve come in phone technology, what we’ve lost because of it, and the social dexterity needed to survive it.

As usual we’ll see what songs were popular on the radio, what movies were wooing us on the big screen, what novels we were reading, and what television shows entertained us from our each decade during September.

Finally, as we do every issue, we honor those Islanders who passed away the last couple months in our In Memoriam section.

We hope you find this “Rise” to your liking
Remember Islanders: Keep pushing on.  

George Ayoub, Class of 1968
Editor, “Rise Grand Island”

Email alumni@gips.org with story ideas or alumni updates.

 

Rise Grand Island!

Contributors

 

Stay connected to your alma mater and subscribe today.

Join thousands of other Islanders when you receive the free alumni newsletter via email six times a year.

Subscribe to Grand Island Senior High Alumni Newsletter

* required

*

*

*





Email & Social Media Marketing by VerticalResponse

Click to subscribe

 

Rise Grand Island!

Sections

At the Top

Our feature story for the issue, with an eye toward alums whose star is rising.

PushING On

A roster of Islanders who have reached new and noteworthy milestones.

I've Been Thinking

George Ayoub's latest observation or bemusement about life – obviously seen through the eyes of a Senior High alum.

A Distant Mirror

Remembrances, reminiscences, and darn good stories from our intrepid correspondent, Mike Monk.

Shaking the World

Stories of impact from the GIPS Foundation.

Your Legacy. Their Opportunity.

Stories of alumni, educators, parents and friends who give opportunities to today's students.

On the Island

Current news from the halls of Senior High.

In Memoriam

A list of Islanders who have recently passed away.

 

Media Inquiries
Jack Sheard, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1127
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