Our Mission & Vision

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

Empower each child to design the future.

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Lights! Camera! Learn!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! GES is proud to present our theme for the year, “Lights! Camera! Learn!” where your child is the star of the show! We have been hard at work setting the stage for success and preparing for an award-winning year.

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Our Commitments

To fulfill our mission and become the school we describe in our vision statement, we commit to the following:

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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Literacy Night/March 1

Thursday, March 1 GES will be hosting a Literacy Night for students and parents from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The featured writer that evening will be Melinda Long. She will be at our school all day speaking to our children and presenting writer workshops in each grade level. In the evening she will discuss writing with the parents. There will be activities and games for the entire family.

Jump Rope for Heart Update

GES has raised a total of $4,300 online for the American Heart Association and are close to reaching our goal of $7,500. This Valentine’s Day we are encouraging 100% of our students to love their hearts by registering for Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart and taking the Health Challenge. Join our mission go to www.heart.org/jump and join our team. Your student will receive a gift for taking that one step and if they receive at least one donation online they will also receive their first monster. Our schools’ goal is 100% of our students taking the Health Challenge to love their heart and to raise money to support the mission of the AHA.

Upcoming Spirit Nights

Thursday, February 1 will be another Spirit Night at Moe’s Southwest Grill in Lexington. Enjoy a meal at Moe’s and a part of the proceeds will come directly to Gilbert’s PTO.

Knead Pizza in Lexington will offer their Spirit Night for GES on February 8. If you are in the mood for fresh ingredients on your pizza or sandwiches, try Knead Pizza.