WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
We will celebrate Thanksgiving Mass with Bishop McGovern on Monday, November 23rd at 1:15pm. Students need to wear white oxfords for this mass.
DRESS DOWN DAY:
There will be a dress down day on Tuesday, November 24th. All donations will benefit breast cancer awareness.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Attention Freshmen and Sophomores – there is no eating on the patio. I addressed this a couple of times on Wednesday, so this is an additional reminder that food is not allowed on the patio areas.
The patios are outside study areas. When students enter the patio area, they must find a seat. There can be 4 to a table and 2 to a bench. When those areas are full students must move to a different, supervised study area. CLL in the auditorium, and the Library are both available.
And this is an important reminder to our students and staff that now, perhaps more than ever, we must ALL follow the guidelines to keep our campus safe and allow it to remain open. Masks must cover the nose and mouth and be on while in the building. Be aware of social distancing, and when outside we must all be a minimum of 6 feet from our classmates or teachers before masks can come down. We all have a role to play!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10
In homeroom today you will be receiving your raffle tickets for Raffle Mania. Please take them home and give them to your parents. Inside you can see the new incentives for selling your tickets early and for selling more than the mandatory 10 tickets. Purchased tickets can be turned into the office.
DRESS DOWN DAY:
Student Council is sponsoring a dress down day tomorrow to raise money for Christmas gifts for local veterans. Bring in a handful of change to dress down.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Attention to those students who will be participating on the boys and girls bowling teams this winter. There will be a meeting today right after school with Coach Koeninger. If you cannot attend the meeting after school but plan on playing, please come to the front office and sign the bowling sheet.
It looks like God is giving us a beautiful sunny week, so students will be able to use the outdoor study areas for at least a little while longer. Remember students, you must be seated and at least six feet apart before removing your masks. With the exception of the senior patio phones cannot be out. They must be away.
COOPERATIVE LEARNING LAB:
Also today, CLL, the school’s cooperative learning lab, will reopen in the auditorium. It will look a bit different and for safety purposes desks cannot be moved. Reminder that when you are in CLL phones must be away, and students must use their two-foot voices while talking.
This announcement is for our students who leave campus on an early-release schedule after Mod N. Starting next Monday, November 9, if a student is failing a class they will not be eligible for an early release from school. If you have any questions please see either Mr. Montgomery or Mr. Kidd.
Freshmen Student Council elections will be this Wednesday during advisee homeroom.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
The cafeteria will be closed today during QR. It is being cleaned for the open house on Sunday.
If you need service hours please see Mary Mueller today. We can use your help in getting our campus ready for open house, and you can earn service hours in the process. See Mary today!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
Congratulations to Maliyah Phillips for making 1st team on the Metro East Golf All Area Team.
Freshmen student council applications are due tomorrow to Ms. Lansing or Mr. Kirkpatrick.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
There will be a mandatory meeting with Jostens this Wednesday at 8:00am. Please be on time for this meeting. Contact Ms. Lansing with any questions.
Picture retakes will be Thursday morning, October 29th in the office conference room starting at 8:00 AM for students. Order forms are on the front counter in the office. If you have a picture package from the beginning of the school year, you may bring that in and exchange it for the same package for your retake.
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. All underclassmen may wear any appropriate top with uniform bottoms on that day.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26
Congratulations to Brooke Biffar and Jackson Goedeke for advancing to the cross country sectional meet. They will run this Saturday at Althoff Catholic High School. Come out and support our Hawks!
Attention girls soccer. . .Anyone interested in playing girls soccer should attend a meeting with our new coach, Coach Reyes, on Tuesday (tomorrow) at 3:00 in the library.
Freshmen interested in running for student council should see Mr. Kirkpatrick or Ms. Lansing today.
STUDENTS FOR LIFE:
The Gibault Students for Life will be delivering the baby bottle donations to Life Network on Friday. Please remember to bring loose change through the rest of the week to fill the bottles!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
All students are invited to attend the Critique club’s Halloween movie night tomorrow at 6pm in the auditorium. We will be showing Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas. We hope to see you there.
Freshmen interested in running for Student Council should see Mr. Kirkpatrick or Ms. Lansing today.
YOUNG WOMEN PROFESSIONALS CLUB:
The Young Women Professionals Club is sponsoring a drive next week in support of domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Violence Prevention Center of Southwest Illinois. All week, homerooms will be collecting items for the center’s Shelter Shop, which provides victims of domestic violence and their children with basic everyday items. These victims are forced to escape their homes and lack daily necessities like clothing, food, and toiletries. Please see the list of needed items that was sent out on Teacherease, and support these victims by showing them your generosity. We are Stronger Together when we lift up the vulnerable and downtrodden in our communities!
Picture retakes will be Thursday morning, October 29th in the office conference room. Order forms are on the front counter in the office. If you have a picture package from the beginning of the school year, you may bring that in and exchange it for the same package for your retake.
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. All underclassmen may wear any appropriate top with uniform bottoms on that day.
Please note that the group/organization pictures will be rescheduled for a later date.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
The sophomore class retreat is tomorrow! We leave right after homeroom. Permission slips were due last Friday. If you have a permission slip to turn in, please bring it to the main office right after announcements.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
Congratulations to our cross county team on their performance last night. Paden Schultz finished in 5th place, Jackson Goedeke finished 2nd, and Brooke Biffar took 1st place. Way to go Hawks!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
All students who applied for National Honor Society as new members need to see Mrs. LeSaulnier ASAP for an important letter.
The next FCA meeting will be tomorrow, October 16th at 7:00pm at Grohmann’s Barn. Bring a flashlight for a planned activity. Come join in for some food, fun, & fellowship!
Last night, Aleaha Anderson competed in the Job Interview CDE. She was up against some tough competition and walked away with superb interviewing skills. She finished in 5th place. Nice job!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14
Looking for service hours? The Gibault Students for Life club is hosting two events this weekend. Saturday, “Life is a Walk in the Park” from 10-12 at Lakeview Park in Waterloo and Sunday 40 Days for Life at Planned Parenthood in Fairview Heights (next to Lottawatta Creek). Sign up for an hour or more to stand vigil and pray. Sign up sheets are in the office. Please bring service hour forms with you to the event.
STUDENTS FOR LIFE:
October is Respect Life month. We will be collecting loose change through the entire month for Life Network. Please put all donations in the baby bottle banks in each homeroom or in the school office. Thank you for your generous support!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13
Tomorrow is a Test Day. This is a regular start day. There will be no clubs. Please have #2 pencils and a calculator. You will be dismissed after the test. Gibault bus will run at 1:30. This will be a dress down day.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
Reminder to all athletes regarding the Athletic Departments NFL Sweepstakes Fundraiser. This is a long 4 day weekend, so get out there and sell your tickets. Your sold tickets, along with the money, are due when we get back to school on Tuesday, October 13.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
Congratulations to the Boys Golf Team on their Regional Championship yesterday! Way to go Hawks!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6
In tennis last night, the Lady Hawks beat East Alton Wood River by the score of 7-2. In singles, Maria Biske won at #2, Grace Busch won at #3, Sydney Simonton won at #5, and Addie Murphy won at #6. The Hawks closed out the evening by sweeping the double competition. The lady Hawks play cross town rival Waterloo this afternoon where we will recognize our senior players. This is a great opportunity to come out and show your support for your classmates.
STUDENTS FOR LIFE:
The Gibault Students for Life meeting is tomorrow. Meet outside the main entrance at 7:45. Bring sidewalk chalk if you have anything to share! Breakfast will be provided!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
Students – we need to do a better job of keeping the outdoor areas clean. Reminder, there is no eating on the patio, students may have water. If you want to keep the patios open you must keep them clean.
After announcements students will proceed to the gymnasium for a donut breakfast, courtesy of the Student Activities Board. Students can eat in the gym, the cafeteria, or their homeroom. Your masks will be off while you eat, so please do not form crowds and remember, stay one Monty apart. Enjoy your donuts this morning and thank you to our Student Activities Board!
STUDENTS FOR LIFE:
Students for Life will be collecting change for Life Network through the month of October, which is Respect for Life month. there will be a a baby bottle in each homeroom to drop in loose change you would like to donate.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
Pat Smith, a long-time employee at Gibault, is in the hospital diagnosed with brain tumors. Doctors are performing tests this Friday. Please pray that the tumors are benign and that Pat is restored to good health. Please pray, too, for peace for Pat and her loved ones.
This is a reminder that your class fundraiser ends tomorrow, October 2nd. You can sell online or fill out the order form. There is also a buy out option. See Mrs. Lansing with questions.
Student Council is still selling face masks for $10 each. See Mr. Kirkpatrick or Ms. Lansing to purchase a mask.
The tickets for the Athletic Department fundraiser are in homerooms. If you will be playing a sport, including, cheerleading, you will be involved in this fundraiser. This fundraiser is over in 2 weeks, so get out there and sell those tickets. To quote Mr. O’Brien, due dates are closer than they appear.