Gilbert News & Events

Girls' Summit 2018

The Gilbert School hosted a Girls' Summit on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

The Gilbert School hosted a Girls' Summit on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Our keynote Speaker was the CEO of Little Words Project.  The next day she is appeared on The VIEW and has been approached to appear on Good Morning America! Business owners and Miss Connecticut USA also served as mentors. 

The girls attended workshops on creating a business, being social media savvy, healthy relationships, confidence building, self-care, healthy bodies, diversity and being human.

Supply Drive for Veterans

Say thanks those that served our country.

Donate non-perishable items to The Gilbert School Veterans Supply Drive

Supplies needed include:

  • Hard candy                    
  • Gum all-flavors               
  • Granola/snack bars      
  • Beef Jerky
  • Bottled water
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bus passes*
  • Walmart gift cards*
  • Stamps*

 

*Please bring these items to room 108 or the Main Office.

Gilbert Awarded 2018 Silver Medal by U.S. News & World Report

 

We did it again! The Gilbert School received a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best High Schools in the country! This is the second time we have received this honor.

According to U.S. News, "Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students."

 

Best High Schools Silver Medal 2018

We did it again! The Gilbert School received a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best High Schools in the country!

The rankings evaluate over 20,500 public high schools and U.S. News identified schools that best serve all students and assessed how prepared students are for college-level work.

According to U.S. News, "Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students."

Of the 40 Connecticut high schools that received Gold or Silver Medals, Gilbert ranked #32!

Read the full press release

Read the Register Citizen article.

 

 

Internet Safety Assembly Held on May 1st

Scott Driscoll presented to students about safe online use. He gave two specifically designed presentations - one for grades 9-12 and one for grades 7&8. 

“The mission of Internet Safety Concepts is to help families learn about being safe while using the Internet and other technology. The Internet can be a fun and educational place, but if not used properly or with safety in mind, it can lead to some very serious and dangerous situations. Through our presentations, interview, books and online information, we are committed to teaching everyone how to make smart choices while using the Internet and today’s technology.”    -Scott Driscoll, Law Enforcement Officer, Educator and Parent

Please feel free to visit his web site for additional information: www.internetsafetyconcepts.com 

Student Artwork Enhances Local Building

Mad River Lofts of Winsted contacted the Gilbert Art Department with a request to put student artwork in the windows on the facade  of their building that faces Bridge Street.  Mrs. Steinway's Environmental Painting class came up with some designs that would flow across the middle windows.  Two designs were chosen! On the Left side is Haley K's "Summer" and on the right is Yihan W.'s "Winter".

Lauren Bannon Receives Frank McCourt Award for Excellence in Teaching

 

Gilbert Math Teacher Lauren Bannon is this year's recipient of the Frank McCourt Award for Excellence in Teaching! She will be honored by McCourt's own family and other distinguished guests at a very special dinner in June.

We are excited to announce that this year's recipient of the Frank McCourt Award for Excellence in Teaching goes to Gilbert's own Mrs. Lauren Bannon! She will be honored at a very special dinner by McCourt's own family and other distinguished guests in June. Please congratulate her on this wonderful honor!

"The Frank McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching honors the spirit of Frank McCourt, a teacher himself in New York City schools for over thirty years before achieving fame with the publication of his Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, Angela's Ashes. Despite the immense success of this book and its two sequels, 'Tis and Teacher Man, Frank McCourt remained a teacher at heart. A resident of Roxbury, he gave generously of his time, talents, and energy to ASAP and other local causes."

"The chief goal of the annually awarded Frank McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching (right here in CT) is to recognize teachers whose imaginative assignments and techniques have inspired students to become enthusiastic learners. A secondary goal is to find and promote ideas and practices that can be adopted by other teachers."

Latin Day 2018

 

Sarah Frechette and her Latin students celebrated the Classics at Connecticut State Latin Day and had a great time celebrating Latin and Roman culture.

Sarah Frechette and her Latin students celebrated the Classics at Connecticut State Latin Day.  Although the rain may have dampened our tunics (OK, some got pretty drenched), it did not dampen the spirits of our 44 Latin students who attended from Gilbert.  From the workshops about curse tablets and calligraphy to lectures on gladiators and the Roman army, we all had the best of days celebrating Latin and Roman culture.

 All of the students sat down to a sewing machine in the library Maker Spaces to make their tunics before the event!  Congratulations to Sky J. who helped design and create our award winning Roman military standard.

Student at Latin Day 2018
Student participating in Latin Day
Gilbert Band Returns from Award Winning Music Trip

The Gilbert Symphonic Band and the Concert Choir both received Gold Awards at the Philadelphia festival. The band also received a trophy of BEST BAND GROUP!

Gilbert Band Members & Teachers Pose with Trophies

The Band and Choir have returned from Philadelphia and we have some exciting news!

The Gilbert School Symphonic Band received a GOLD Award and came in First Place!  We also received a trophy for BEST BAND GROUP at the Festival.

The Gilbert School Concert Choir received a GOLD Award and came in Second Place!  We are also proud to announce that The Concert Choir earned a high enough score to be invited to perform at a festival at CARNEGIE HALL!  

All in all it was a fantastic trip!  

I will leave you with something our server told me at Medieval Times.  She pulled me aside and said "I just want to tell you that your students were so polite and well mannered today.  In my 13 years working here they were the best high school group I've had."  I thanked her of course, and she responded with "No, thank you!"

Liz Wexler Hits 1,000 Point Landmark

Congrats to the Lady Yellowjackets for advancing in the state tournament and to Liz W. who pumped in 31 points to not only lead her team to a win but secured a place in Gilbert athletics history as our newest 1000 point scorer!!

Gilbert Wrestlers Are Berkshire League Champs!

Gilbert Wrestlers are BL Champions!

Posted 02/12/2018 08:13AM

Congratulations to the 2018 Berkshire League wrestling champions! The team was locked in and took home both the tournament championship and the 2018 Berkshire League title!

Read articles about the event:

 

https://www.registercitizen.com/sports/article/Gilbert-wins-Berkshire-Valley-wrestling-12604379.php

http://thezone.rep-am.com/featured/2018/02/10/gilbert-king-of-the-berkshire-valley-mats/

In addition, here are the individual honors:

132 - Nick Barber - BL Champion and BL All Star

152 - Ben Mow - BL Champion and BL All Star

195 - Andrey Zhovkly - BL Champion and BL All Star

106 - Cam Merritt - silver medal and BL All Star (highest finishing BL wrestler in 106 lb weight class)

120 - Devin Matthews - silver medal

126 - Riley Arthur - silver medal

152 - Zac Gaylord - silver medal

138 - Zack McLellan - bronze medal

145 - Evan Jackson - bronze medal

160 - Kyle Matthews - bronze medal

170 - Alex Smith - bronze medal (semi-final match may have been the match of the tournament - overtime sudden death!)

182 - Kevin Sullivan - bronze medal

220 - Bajrum Gutic - bronze medal

 

A great day for the Yellowjackets!!