August 1, 2016
Communities of East Gibson,
As Superintendent of the East Gibson School Corporation communities of Francisco, Buckskin, Mackey, Oakland City and Somerville, I would like to express my excitement for the beginning of the 2016-17 school year and the new opportunities and challenges it brings. I want to welcome our new WMJH/WMHS principal, Mr. Kevin Smith. Mr. Smith brings experience and a wealth of knowledge, to Wood Memorial Junior High and Wood Memorial High School.
The East Gibson School Corporation is committed to providing all students with quality, personalized learning environment that prepares them to meet current and future challenges and opportunities. The Board of Education of the East Gibson School Corporation believes in the dignity and worth of each individual. Therefore, each child shall be accepted into the educational program as he is and shall be provided with a school environment and learning experience designed to develop his/her talents, skills, and intellectual power to the limit of his/her capacity.
We deliver our mission through a strong and growing academic program, a wide range of co-curricular offerings, and a commitment to provide excellence tailored to the individual needs of every student. Each day administration and staff work together to meet the academic, social, emotional, behavioral and physical needs of each our students.
We are proud of our school corporation and during the 2016-17 school year, we are going to continue to strive to become and “A” school corporation, a school corporation that is know as a “class” educational institution.
Please feel free to stop by any of our five schools which includes Barton Township Elementary, Francisco Elementary, Oakland City Elementary, Wood Memorial Junior High and Wood Memorial High School for a visit.
Dr. Henry M. Brewster, Superintendent
East Gibson School Corporation
Attention parents of East Gibson School Corporation students in grades 4th-11th:
If your child plans to participate in school related sports during the 2016-2017 school year, they MUST have an IHSAA sports physical form on file in the school office. Dr. Gehlhausen, Dr. Heichelbech, and Dr. Etherton will provide sports physicals at a cost of $10 per student (cash only please) beginning April 8th at your child’s school. If you would like your child to have a physical, please stop by the Athletic Office to pick up the IHSAA sports physical form. The form must be filled out, signed, and returned to your child’s school office by Thursday, April 7th.
School will be in session April 18 (Snow Day #1) due to the January 11 school cancellation, and March 28 (Snow Day #2) due to the January 20 school cancellation.
Fall break is fast approaching for East Gibson School Corporation. The first quarter ends on Thursday, October 8 and fall break begins. School will not be in session on Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12, with classes resuming Tuesday, October 13. Everyone enjoy a restful break.