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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 January 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 5, Number 1, as we begin a new year and a new decade 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 remembers Dr. Stanley Urwiller, math teacher extraordinaire and equally extraordinary person. Dr. Urwiller died on January 6.

In this month's "Shaking the Word" guest contributor Liz Gamblin, from the Foundation office, who puts every “Rise” together, offers us an unique insight she realized while putting together information on Grand Island veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice, and who will be permanently honored as part the new Memorial Stadium.

Traci Skalberg is asking for your help this month. The GIPS Foundation is participating in a new experience designed to build on their success and think towards the future. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey linked in this newsletter.

Leigh Lillibridge’s Grand Legacy Update will report directly from a press conference held January 14 to announce the beginning of work on the East Stadium part of the Grand Legacy project.

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 the newest class that will be inducted into the Grand Island Senior High Athletic Hall of Fame, a ceremony that will take place in February at halftime of a Senior High basketball game.

From the Island correspondent Junior Kendall Bartling gives us an update on a slow activities calendar with the holiday break, but also takes to skies to report on his experiences with the new Academies. You’ll want to read about his experience in the wild blue yonder.

Our “Distant Mirror” correspondent, Mike Monk, Class of 1967,  offer a post-holiday look as music and movies we hear or see only in December.

My “I’ve Been Thinking” column is thinky indeed, delving into the idea that certain teachers and coaches remain with us for a lifetime either through a direct connection or some mysterious wiring found only in a teacher-student relationship. One need look no further than the life of Dr. Urwiller as an example.

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 each decade during November.

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 January 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 5, Number 1, as we begin a new year and a new decade 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 remembers Dr. Stanley Urwiller, math teacher extraordinaire and equally extraordinary person. Dr. Urwiller died on January 6.

In this month's "Shaking the Word" guest contributor Liz Gamblin, from the Foundation office, who puts every “Rise” together, offers us an unique insight she realized while putting together information on Grand Island veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice, and who will be permanently honored as part the new Memorial Stadium.

Traci Skalberg is asking for your help this month. The GIPS Foundation is participating in a new experience designed to build on their success and think towards the future. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey linked in this newsletter.

Leigh Lillibridge’s Grand Legacy Update will report directly from a press conference held January 14 to announce the beginning of work on the East Stadium part of the Grand Legacy project.

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 the newest class that will be inducted into the Grand Island Senior High Athletic Hall of Fame, a ceremony that will take place in February at halftime of a Senior High basketball game.

From the Island correspondent Junior Kendall Bartling gives us an update on a slow activities calendar with the holiday break, but also takes to skies to report on his experiences with the new Academies. You’ll want to read about his experience in the wild blue yonder.

Our “Distant Mirror” correspondent, Mike Monk, Class of 1967,  offer a post-holiday look as music and movies we hear or see only in December.

My “I’ve Been Thinking” column is thinky indeed, delving into the idea that certain teachers and coaches remain with us for a lifetime either through a direct connection or some mysterious wiring found only in a teacher-student relationship. One need look no further than the life of Dr. Urwiller as an example.

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 each decade during November.

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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