Our Mission & Vision

To develop a caring community
where ALL learners
create, and
think critically.

Empower each child
to design the future.

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This is It! The Beatles did it. Elton John did it. KISS did it. 
Now it’s our turn…

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year and the GES Farewell Tour: GES ROCKS! In recognition of the rich history of this campus and the special place it has in the heart of our community, we will celebrate our final year here as we prepare to move to new schools next year. Centerville Elementary will open in Fall 2020, and the current Gilbert Primary will return to its original designation as Gilbert Elementary School. Both schools will serve this community and will educate students in grades K-5.

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Our Commitments

* All students, regardless of circumstances, leave GES with the skills they need to succeed in middle school and beyond.
* Teaching and learning develop power skills in all students.
* GES is a service-oriented center of learning, committed to family and community partnerships.
* Every adult at GES will be equipped with the skills, resources, and support necessary to empower every child to be a successful learner.

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GES Golf Squad

Golf Squad

We are excited to be offering Golf Squad for Fall 2014 at Gilbert Elementary School! This will be an eight (8) week session open to all grade levels meeting on Tuesdays starting September 30th. Classes will run from 2:30 – 3:30. All classes are taught by golf industry professionals only. All class essentials are provided (handbooks, visors, ALL EQUIPMENT, all training tools, etc.). Simply show up and enjoy class! Each student receives the Golf Squad Handbook and Golf Squad visor to keep.

Please see the below web address for more information and to register your student: http://golfsquad.com/programs/sc/lex/gilbert


Greensteps Program at GES

Visit our Green Steps Program web page for other information by clicking on the icon below:

During the 2013-14 School Year, our EAGLES students conducted a project to promote eating fruits and vegetables. They displayed pictures around the school of our school nurse pointing her finger and telling students to eat their fruits and vegetables. Also, during all lunches, students were asked to separate their leftover foods from their paper trash. Click here to see the short video they made:  EAGLES Fruits and Vegetables Video

During Earth Week, two third grade students in Mrs. VanPatten’s class presented information regarding the trash that Americans and South Carolinians generate. Click here to see their video.

GES Students participated in the annual Rethink Contest sponsored by Sonoco Recycling in Columbia. The winners of the contest attended a function at the zoo to celebrate their creativity. Click here to see the winners.

GES is conducting a yearlong recycling fundraiser.

There’s nothing to buy. We are simply asking you to protect the environment by donating your used consumer electronics: cell phones, digital cameras, radar detectors, laptop computers, digital video cameras, electronic book readers. Your used items may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations. One hundred percent of the proceeds will help fund Gilbert Elementary.

We also collect clothing and shoes. These are donated to needy families if they are in good condition, or they are recycled if they are of poor quality. We accept donations of all kinds and in all conditions. Items include: clothing, shoes, belts, purses, sheets, linens, etc.  Keeping unnecessary items from the landfill and helping to fund projects for our students is a “WIN-WIN” for everyone! Please place your bags of recycled clothes/shoes in the large box at the “recycling station” located under the front stairwell near the office. There are bins in the same location for electronics and inkjet cartridges. Thank you for helping our recycling efforts!


Lost and Found

Please be sure your child’s name is written inside any article of clothing that they might remove during recess. We try our best to get these back to the rightful owner, but most found items do not contain a name and this makes that task difficult. The Lost and Found closet is located in the 700 building near the cafeteria. Recently, jackets were put on display in the hallway leading to the cafeteria. Tell your child to look at the jackets hanging there to see if one belongs to him or her.

Guidance News

Our guidance counselors are busy learning and leading your children. If you need to contact a counselor, please contact the counselor who is assigned to your child’s class.

Mrs. Ginger McCullar is working with all 5th grade classes. She is also working with the following fourth grade classes: Brunson, Clamp, Kyzer, Miller, and Weymouth.

Mrs. Edie Burritt is working with all 3rd grade classes. She is also working with the following fourth grade classes: Gibbons, Johansson, S. Moore, and Oswald.