|Superintendent's Office|| Barb Willesen |
January 3, 2013
One hundred years ago, in 1913, Gilbert Public Schools was established and began its journey of offering quality education to its students. The year of 2013, the Centennial of Gilbert Public Schools, is an event worth celebrating especially when you consider the positive impact it has had on the many of hundreds of thousands of students it has educated and graduated over the past 100 years.
The impact of these Gilbert Public Schools alumni on the state, the country and the world has been significant. In fact, during the past two weeks I have had contact with graduates who live and work in such places as England, Senegal and Singapore.
During 2013 Gilbert Public Schools will be celebrating its Centennial in many different ways. For example, on January 22, schools and departments will be involved in events honoring "the 100th day of the 100th year". The many celebrations on this day will bring recognition by the students and their parents of Gilbert Public Schools and its contribution to 100 years of quality education.
Gilbert Public Schools' Centennial is not only an event that should be celebrated by its staff, parents and students but by the whole community as it has, and will continue to have, a significant effect on all the people who live within its boundaries.
Dave Allison Ed.D
Gilbert Public Schools