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Gabbs Elementary/Middle/High (K-12) Gabbs, NV

  Mission Statement  

NCSD mission statement is "Every Child a Success".  Our vision at the Gabbs School is to foster a caring, multicultural, diverse learning environment where all persons are understood, respected, appreciated, and treated equally.  With this vision in mind the students from Gabbs/Yomba communities will move forward on a path wherein they can strive for a fulfill worthwhile lifelong goals and reach their ultimate potential.

  About The School  

History of the School

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Gabbs School was begun in the 1940's with classes held in tents.  The nice brick elementary  building  was completed in 1942 and the high school was completed in 1955.  Additions were made to the front of the gymnasium and the home economics room and three additional classrooms were added in 1975.  Our enrollment for the 2010-2011 school year began at 60 students K-12.   

In 2006,  our superintendent, Dr. Rob Roberts, made it possible for us to use Federal Impact Money to purchase some things for our school.  We have ordered a new basketball/volleyball scoreboard for the gym, some new folding chair holders for the gym, some new sewing machines for home economics, some new brushed aluminum letters for the outside of the gym and various other school supplies that weren't in our budget.  We really appreciate the help of our parents who live and/or work on the Yomba Reservation in filling out these forms that resulted in a good funding boost for our school.


Activities

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Activities at Gabbs School over the years

           Over the years Gabbs School has had several activities. The school actually competed with other schools in an academic Olympics Team. It's like the academic bowl where the students do reviews of what they had been taught over the quarter, and then they would get to go play bowling on the Wii. The difference between the two is that with the academic bowl, it's only the Gabbs School participating in it. The school also had a homecoming week where kids dressed up for the theme of the day like pajama day, toga day, cross dress day, gangster day, pirate day, hippie day, and green & white day. The regular sports consisted of basketball, volleyball, and track.

            This last year, more events and activities had been held. There's the prom that every year the juniors put it on for the seniors and only 9th-12th is allowed to go. Unless you're in 8th grade and get bid in, meaning that someone in high school writes your name down on a piece of paper and gives it to the office for you to be able to attend. The last prom took place at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. Then there was the annual Christmas Program, where the kids would sing Christmas songs and put on a play. The school's had a spirit week, which is like the homecoming week that they used to have except without the homecoming. More events that the students could participate in were the chili cook-off, a PTO fashion show, and dessert auction. PTO also held a cupid's corner, but for married couples only.

            So throughout the year's sports have always been played, proms put on, Christmas Programs, holiday events, etc. the school just has had to experiment and get more creative since the lack of students. With dropping enrollment Gabbs School has had to improve the number and type of activities so that the students will have more opportunities and fun. While going through yearbooks to find out what past events have been, it stuck out that even though there were more kids back then, it seems like there weren't as many events the school did. So yes, maybe Gabbs doesn't a whole lot of kids, but that doesn't mean it can't have more for our school to do.

2015-2016 Mr.Dispensa has bought the wrestling mates since October 6, 2015 they have been at the school. Jorge Martinez parents had a fund raiser to raise money for the wrestling grear we have have $355 down and when you see see his parents, also Mr. & Mrs. Basinger donated some money to so please tell them thank you for the support. We have 6 or 7 high school kids doing wrestling and hope to get more kids. We are thinking about throwing another fundraiser to raise more money so if you have any ideas that can help the school out please contact Mr. McKinnon at 775-285-2692.

 

By:Sammantha Jones


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