News Briefs

Quiz Bowl

Grand Island Senior High is hosting a quiz bowl. Students may sign up for the quiz bowl in the Media Center until the end of the semester. If more information is needed email @Max Funkey

Esports, League of Legends, & Rocket League

The school’s Esports team for League of Legends, Rocket League, and Valorant is hosting meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 4pm till 6pm in the Success Academy. For more information contact @GIPS Esports


Happy Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break will take place Monday Nov. 21 to Friday Nov. 25. Students and staff will return to school the following Monday Nov. 28.

Holiday Program at Dodge

Dodge Elementary performed their holiday program on Nov. 16 in the GISH auditorium.

Islander Football Team

The Islander football team has had a great season this year. They have an overall record of 9-3, and a 3-1 record in districts.

Hunters Safety Class

A hunters safety class will be available in person after we return from break in December. For more information email rekhoff@gips.org.

Outdoor Adventure Club

There will be an ice fishing clinic on Jan. 14, 2023 from 1-5 pm at Yanney Heritage Park Env. Resource Center where Nebraska’s top fisherman will be giving a presentation. The ice fishing event is on Jan. 15 from 8 am to noon at Fort Kearney State Rec Lake #6. Registration is required for both events; see Mrs. Ekhoff soon because seating is limited.

Gratitude Tree

As part of Thanksgiving, students were able to fill out paper leaves explaining what they were thankful for and hung their messages on the gratitude tree in front of the West Office. 

Radium Girls

One Acts performed Radium Girls in the Grand Island Senior High auditorium on Nov. 14. The ensemble’s 4th place finish in the competition at York the previous weekend was announced at the concert.


ACT Exam

!Attention seniors who are planning on retaking the ACT! Log onto act.org to sign up for upcoming Saturday exams. If you qualify for Free/Reduced lunch your test fee is waived so make sure you talk to your counselors and ask for a waiver. 

Test Date:Normal Registration Deadlines:
December 10, 2022November 4, 2022
February 11, 2023January 6, 2023
April 15, 2023March 10, 2023
June 10, 2023May 5, 2023
July 15, 2023June 16, 2023

!Cap and Gown!

The year is not quite over, but graduation is just around the corner for the class of 2023. In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, students who are graduating will need to purchase a new cap and gown unit for $40. The set includes a cap, a gown, a tassel, and a diploma. Students who are not participating in the ceremony will still need to fill out an order form for their diploma, which costs $20. Payments for caps and gowns are due Friday, December 2. Mrs. Hernandez is taking orders and payments in the West Office.


 Academy Ambassadors

GISH is looking for new academy ambassadors. An email has been sent out with the link to apply. An ambassador’s job is to represent the academies by giving tours, hosting events, and meeting with business partners. Contact Nicki Stoltenberg at nstoltenberg@gips.org if you have any questions.

Girls Basketball Meeting

On November third there will be a pre-season meeting for the GISH girls basketball team. The meeting will be hosted in room 641 by coach Montgomery 

PSAT Testing

The PSAT was held October 25th 2022 at GISH for 10th and 11th graders This test is the first step in qualifying to apply for the National Merit Scholarship. The test was given in the middle gym from 8:00-12:30. 

Nominate your Teacher

Nominate a teacher of the month, nominate at any time. You can find the applications in the daily announcements in your email.

Science Explore Club

Science Olympiad practices have begun for the Science Explore Club! If you are interested in talking science, they meet in room 621 every Thursday from 3:45-6:00 p.m.

Unified Bowling

If you are interested in joining the Unified Bowling team please fill out this form. Bowlers will need to be in groups of two (partners) and must be positive role models for athletes in Unified Bowling. Practices have already started but email csilva@gips.org if you want to join or have any questions.


Chess Club

Interested in learning how to play chess? Join fellow chess players in room 208 for an hour after school every Monday. Email Vincent Jodoin at vjodoin@gips.org for more information on the club or visit their club website at https://sites.google.com/gips.org/chess-club/home to learn more about them. 

FBIC Club

Why is money called dough? Because we all knead it! The Future Billionaires Investment Club (FBIC)  is now open for students interested in learning about financial investments. Contact Mr. Hartel at ehartel@gips.org or stop by room 544 to sign up. 

ASP Program

Do you need help with homework or need a quiet place to study? Well, you’re in luck. The After School Program (ASP) is now available. They run sessions Monday-Thursday from 3:45 to 6 p.m. teaching math, English, history, and more. Stop by the library after school anytime you need help.

Girls Wrestling

Girls wrestling is starting its second season. They are the returning champs and are very excited to have a great season. You can email Coach Evans for more information: jeevans@gips.org.

Harvest Event

The Grand Public Schools Foundation hosted a Harvest event on Sept 22nd. A Silent auction will be held alongside the Harvest event. The Silent Auction began on Sept 12th, and ended on Sept 22nd. Carrie Hooker-Leep, Director of the GIPS Foundations said, “The goal is to raise funds for our scholarship program.” Continue Reading: GIPS Silent Auction hosted at Harvest Event By Trevor Andrews, Reporter