WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
There will be a Landscape Work Day tomorrow, Thursday, in Red Bud from 3:30PM to 5:30PM. Interested students can see Mrs. Zeidler for more details.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
In girl’s tennis last night the Hawks lost a close match by the score of 5-4 to Alton High School.
Addie Murphy won singles match, as well as her doubles match with teammate Hadley Schneider. Maria Biske won at #1 singles, and Sydney Simonton won her match at #5 singles. Nice job Lady Hawks!
Teachers and students – tomorrow, Wednesday, September 23, will be a late start. However, there will be a freshman mass in the gym which starts at 8:30. For that reason we will not be able to do announcements, nor will we have any bells in the morning. Students will need to be in homeroom by 8:47.
Students – tomorrow will be a white oxford day for all classes. Bishop McGovern will be here on campus and oxfords are mandatory.
Freshmen – tomorrow morning you will need to be in the gymnasium and seated by 8:15.
Student council is still selling Gibault face masks. See Ms. Lansing or Mr. Kirkpatrick if you would like to purchase one.
The Mother’s Club will have service hours available Wednesday through Saturday, September 23-26 at their annual rummage sale here at the high school. Students interested in working this event can come to the front office to sign up.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
STUDENTS FOR LIFE:
Gibault Students for Life Club tshirt order forms are due today by the end of the day. Order forms are available in the office.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Your class fundraiser ends on October 2nd! Ms. Lansing will accept order forms at any time. Ask Ms. Lansing if you have any questions.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Effective today, if you are on the outside patio areas you must be seated on either a table or a bench. If you are not seated you will be removed from the patio area and will not be allowed back on for a duration of time as determined by the administration.
Regarding tables – There can be no more than 4 students to any table. If there are more than 2 students at a table, masks must remain on.
Regarding benches – There can be no more than 2 students to any bench.
Once all seats are full the patio areas are full and students must find another study area.
In addition, there is no food allowed on the patio areas. Students may have water only, and all trash must be thrown away.
These guidelines are designed to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe. If you are unclear about these new rules please stop by the front office and Mr. Kidd and Mr. Montgomery will be happy to clarify.
Grandparents Mass is tomorrow, September 17th at 9:00 am. Students must wear their white oxfords tomorrow.
Friday, September 18th, is a traditional E-learning day. Students must check in by 8:00am via Schoology.
Congratulations to the cross country team on their strong run last night at Marissa! Medalists were Brooke Biffar – 2nd place, Jackson Goedeke-4th place, and Paden Schultz – 10th place. Huge congrats to Paden for his first ever medal!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Tomorrow, September 12th, there is a landscaping work day from 9-noon. Meet out in the front of school to sign in. Come for all or part of the time to earn Gibault service hours. Bring gloves and water and together let’s make Gibault look great!
Student Council is selling Gibault face masks! They are $10. See Mr. Kirkpatrick or Ms. Lansing if you would like to buy one.
At the Nashville tournament yesterday the Boys Golf Team tied with defending state champion Mater Dei 154-154. Congratulations to Ryan Kruse and Ryan Bollinger. The pair of Ryan’s each shot an even par 36 to tie for Medalists honors.
The Lady Hawks Tennis Team defeated East Alton Wood River yesterday by a score of 6-3. Singles victories came from Maddie Davis, Hadley Schneider, Sydney Simonton, and Addie Murphy. Doubles victories consisted of Maddie Davis & Mary Ellen Koeninger, and Hadley Schneider & Sydney Simonton.
Last night at Chester, Senior Brooke Biffar took first place in the women’s race. . .by a lot! In the men’s race Jackson Goedeke and Paden Schultz both turned in strong perfomances. Great job cross country!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
PATRIOTIC LIVING ROSARY:
All are invited to participate in our Second Annual Living Rosary tomorrow, Friday, 9/11. We are honoring First Responders at this special event and asking God’s blessing for them. You are welcome to bring your favorite first responder! The rosary will begin promptly at 7:30 outside the Hustedde Gym. Students, please come form our living rosary!
STUDENTS FOR LIFE:
Gibault Students for Life t-shirt order forms are in the office. Orders are due by next Friday.
Your class fundraiser begins tomorrow. You will be getting a fundraiser packet in homeroom. Ms. Lansing is also sending out an informational video – please watch & let her know if you have any questions.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Senior pictures will be this Wednesday, September 9 starting at 9:30 AM. Senior boys must wear a long-sleeved shirt and tie with uniform bottoms. Your shirts should be buttoned to the top, collars straight, and ties tied correctly. Senior girls can wear nice tops (no spaghetti straps or strapless tops) and uniform bottoms.
Juniors, Sophomores, & Freshmen pictures will be Thursday, September 10 starting at 8:30 am. All underclassmen may wear any appropriate top with uniform bottoms on that day. Remote learners can come in 7:30-9:30 on Wednesday or 7:30-8:30 on Thursday. Retakes will be October 29th.
The first open gym will be today. . .Tuesday, September 8th from 5:30-7:30 PM. Girls need to have a mask and their own water. If you are interested in playing basketball this year, please attend. If you are unable to attend, please let Coach Kendra Davis or Coach Matt Blaskiewicz know.
Auditions for the fall AND winter plays will take place today immediately following school, in the auditorium. The fall play, women of Lockerbie, will be presented November 5-8th and will begin with rehearsals immediately. The winter play, Pride and Prejudice, will be presented January 28-31, 2021.
This Friday is September 11th, we will have a patriotic living rosary at 7:30 am in front of Hustedde Gymnasium. We will be inviting all area first responders to attend. Students are encouraged to come to school early and participate in this special event and show appreciation for all that our local heroes do for us. Please remember to be respectful when you arrive on Friday morning.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
6-8 students are needed on move furniture on Thursday, September 3rd, after school. Service hours will be given.
Several freshmen have not turned in permission slips or lunch money for the Freshmen Retreat, which is tomorrow. This is a required event for all freshmen. Please have your permission slip and $5 tomorrow.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Each year, we plan on introducing a Theme for the school year. You may remember last year’s theme –“Life…Unique From Day 1”. The theme for this school year is “Stronger Together”. Hopefully, you will hear that message of Stronger Together throughout the year at school liturgies, morning prayers, religion class, and other aspects of Gibault life.
As a school community, we are Stronger Together!
As members of the Diocese of Belleville, we are Stronger Together!
As citizens of the state of Illinois, we are Stronger Together!
As Americans, we are Stronger Together!
As members of the human race, we are Stronger Together!
God calls us to be part of a community. In this time of great uncertainty, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic and with all the racial tension in our country today, please remember that we are Stronger Together, and we will get through these troubling times in that way – Together!
Students you should be receiving a picture day order form in homeroom this morning. Remote learners will need to pick up an order form in the office. All students can also order pictures prior to picture day by going to mylifetouch.com and enter the Picture Day ID code: EVTSHRCBP
Pictures are Wednesday, September 9 for seniors starting at 9:00 AM and Thursday, September 10 for juniors, sophomores, & freshmen starting at 8:00 am. Remote learners can come in 7:30-9:30 on Wednesday or 7:30-8:30 on Thursday. Retakes will be October 29th.
MONDAY, AUGUST 31
The outdoor patios are reopen starting today. Masks are mandatory unless students are a minimum of 6 feet from any other student. This guideline is important and must be followed in order for the patio areas to remain open.
The first open gym will be Tuesday, September 8 from 5:30-7:00pm and girls need to have masks and their own water. If you are interested in playing basketball this year, please attend this open gym on Tuesday, September 8th. If you are unable to attend please let Coach Blaskiewicz know.
We would like to thank the Student Activities Board for donating a new refrigerator for students to use in the cafeteria. SAB is proud to support our student body!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
School pictures will be taken on Wednesday, September 9th for Gibault staff and then starting after homeroom for seniors. Senior boys must wear a long-sleeved shirt and tie with uniform bottoms. Your shirts should be buttoned to the top, collars straight, and ties tied correctly. Senior girls can wear nice tops (no spaghetti straps or strapless tops) and uniform bottoms. School pictures for underclassmen will be on Thursday, September 10th starting after homeroom. All underclassmen may wear any appropriate top with uniform bottoms on that day.