Gilbert News & Events

Welcome, Liaison America!

Brazilian students in the Triple L (Language - Leadership - Liaison) Program are visiting us today and sharing their capstone projects.

We are so excited to have them here!

Pictures of Brazilian students
Blue & Gold "HIVE K" 5K

When? May 5th
Location? The Gilbert School Campus
Time? 10:00am Race

9:15am Kiddie Dash

When? May 5th
Location? The Gilbert School Campus
Time? 10:00am Race

9:15am Kiddie Dash


The Blue and Gold 5k Walk and Run is held to support the Gilbert School Athletic Department. Online registration will be coming soon!

Let's make this a 300 participant or more event!!


There will be prizes for best Blue and Gold outfit, best costume, and much much more!

Contact Don Crossman with questions or for more information.

Pasta Dinner to Benefit Boys' Basketball Team

Pasta Dinner to benefit the Boys' Basketball Team

When Sat Jan 26, 2019 4pm – 7pm (EST)
Where First Church, Winsted
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 21, 2019 No School
Gilbert Students are a "Class Act"

Five student-athletes represented The Gilbert School at the CIAC Sportsmanship conference. There are over 100 schools that participate in the Class Act Program for Sportsmanship.  This year, 19 high school athletic programs were selected as CIAC Michaels Achievement Cup exemplary programs for the 2017-18 academic year and Gilbert was one of them!!!  Our thanks to the hard work of Patrick Cooke who has invested his time and energy over the past seven years in order for us to achieve such a status.  This is a huge accomplishment for the Gilbert Athletic Program.

Gilbert Honors Veterans!

The Gilbert School Honors Veterans! All Veterans are invited to join us at school on Monday,
November 12, 2018 for lunch and a ceremony to honor Veterans. Lunch will be served from
11:30-12:20 followed by an assembly. If you wish to participate or would like more information,
please contact Mrs. Sultaire at The Gilbert School (860) 379-8521, ext. 1315 or email:
sultairew@gilbertschool.org. Please RSVP to Mrs. Sultaire by November 7, 2018.

"Names Can Really Hurt Us" Program

Conducted by the Anti-Defamation League, the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute's "Names Can Really Hurt Us" Assembly Program allows students open, honest and relevant exploration about diversity and bias in their school communities. 

The entire Gilbert community participated in the all-day assembly to help promote positive changes in our school climate.

 

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.

 

 

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".

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!"