Happy Friday and
welcome to the week before Armageddon. I know that sounds
menacing, but it is a good thing. We are excited about the
activities coming up on Thursday and Friday. If you can be a
part of it we can use some volunteers to supervise activities or
just general supervision. If you can help contact Michelle
If you would like to visit please check in the office and get a
visitor sticker. After Armageddon we have spring break and I
want to wish you an enjoyable, relaxing week as students recharge
for the final, intense quarter of the year.
Educational Foundation Scholarship Update
To date, we've had
21 students apply for 32 scholarships and each application is
incomplete. Only 3 of the 21 students uploaded any of the
information that we asked for (Resume, Essay, 2 letters of
Recommendation, Transcripts). We've worked so hard this year to
raise money to increase the number of scholarships given and make
the application and review process easier......it would be a shame
to give fewer scholarships in 2015 due to an on-line application
The due date
is March 16, 2015 and here is the website:
Thank you for any
McEachran - Executive Director
use Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer 10 when submitting
your application. Upload Completed Packet by midnight on or before
March 16, 2015. No late application packets.
Completed Application Form.
page resume that may include: Goals and objectives, academic
highlights, work (include both paid and unpaid) experience,
community service, clubs and extra-curricular
letters of recommendation from (1) an individual within GPS
Teacher, Counselor, Principal, Supervisor (2) an individual outside
of GPS or family, i.e. career professional, neighbor, family
friend, employer, clergy, etc.
page essay 500 words or less on the following topic: Explain why
you have chosen your area of study and how receiving this
scholarship will help you achieve your goals and impact your
of Current High School Transcript (not required if applying GPS
Trait of the
Being law-abiding and involved in service to school,
community and country.
Following rules are
always a difficulty as we are growing and maturing. Being
involved in school means following rules that create a positive
learning atmosphere for all involved. Basically it is
thinking of others before ourselves. Two basic areas this
shows up are in our dress code and being on time. When
students try to dress to stand out they are looking to be noticed
and not concerned about others and the educational process.
Being tardy is the same type attitude. Some do not care if
they get marked tardy, even though it disrupts the start of
class. Please have this conversation around the dinner table
so we can build or reinforce this trait next week.
on College planning:
Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) District Service
to advertise our last quarter of the English for Acquisition for
Adults (ELAA) classes will be starting after spring break.
Registration is THIS coming Monday, March
2 at the Community Education office from
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 5:30-7:30
p.m Adults only need
official picture ID and payment for the class to be registered in
our program. Our classes are $50 for the nine week course and we
only take money orders or cashier's checks. We do offer a reduced
registration fee based upon household income and the scale is on
our website www.gilbertschools.net/gpsadulted.
Flyers were sent to each of your sites to be placed with your
parent kiosks, so if you have adults who want to improve their
English, we will find them a slot in our program since it is first
come, first served and we will fill up fast.
for all your efforts to ensure our parents, our employees, and
other members of our community are aware of all the services our
district has to offer. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you
need further information about our program.
Education Program Supervisor
Adult Learning Program