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.


GIPS Plus logo

GIPS+ is the Grand Island Public Schools Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs) program. Unique programs, typically found outside the school day, are available for students at each GIPS school. Examples include:

  • Run clubs
  • Homework clubs
  • Student organizations
  • Athletic teams
  • Robotics clubs
  • Makerspaces
  • Music groups
  • and many more interest-based learning opportunities

To find out more, click on your school below to see the list of opportunities available for students.

Howard Run Club

  • When: September-May, Thursdays & Fridays, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Howard gym
  • Who: Students in grades 3-5
  • Join the Howard Run Club sponsors as we get - and stay - in shape through various running and exercise activities. Students prepare for the annual GIPS 5k in May, and also earn the right to purchase running shoes, get a run club t-shirt and register for other local road races.
  • Contact: Jason Weseman, sponsor,

Makerspace Club

  • When: October-April, Wednesday, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Howard media center
  • Who: Students in grades 2-5
  • Students will learn to think, make and create. Each week they will be presented with a new challenge and a new opportunity to solve problems using technology, art supplies and whatever is on hand: Robots, pipe cleaners, paper towel rolls, construction paper and more!
  • Contact: Jason Weseman, sponsor, jweseman@gips.org
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.


GIPS Plus logo

GIPS+ is the Grand Island Public Schools Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs) program. Unique programs, typically found outside the school day, are available for students at each GIPS school. Examples include:

  • Run clubs
  • Homework clubs
  • Student organizations
  • Athletic teams
  • Robotics clubs
  • Makerspaces
  • Music groups
  • and many more interest-based learning opportunities

To find out more, click on your school below to see the list of opportunities available for students.

Howard Run Club

  • When: September-May, Thursdays & Fridays, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Howard gym
  • Who: Students in grades 3-5
  • Join the Howard Run Club sponsors as we get - and stay - in shape through various running and exercise activities. Students prepare for the annual GIPS 5k in May, and also earn the right to purchase running shoes, get a run club t-shirt and register for other local road races.
  • Contact: Jason Weseman, sponsor,

Makerspace Club

  • When: October-April, Wednesday, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Howard media center
  • Who: Students in grades 2-5
  • Students will learn to think, make and create. Each week they will be presented with a new challenge and a new opportunity to solve problems using technology, art supplies and whatever is on hand: Robots, pipe cleaners, paper towel rolls, construction paper and more!
  • Contact: Jason Weseman, sponsor, jweseman@gips.org
Media Inquiries
Jack Sheard, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1127
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