Superintendent's Message

History Club

History Club



Over 70 students attended the first meeting of the school year.  They signed up for various activities planned for the year. 

Calendar of upcoming events

September 17 Constitution Day Assembly

A play about the Constitution and the concept of Federalism, performed in a radio play format will be presented to the high school on Constitution Day.

October 1-3 Historical Society 2nd Annual Harvest Fest

Friday October 1: 5:30 Parade contact Nancy Peterson at the school if you would like to enter.     5:00-7:00 Sophomore chili supper in the high school commons.  7:00 homecoming football game.

Saturday October 2: 10:00-1:00 at Gene Upstill's farm, one mile north of Gilbert, Harvest Fest activities will take place.  Corn picking by hand with horses and wagon, old fashion games, and harvest competitions like pretties pumpkin, best pickles, best tasting plate of 18 cookies, most uniform ear of corn and others.  Brochures on these events can be found at the Open Flame and Gilbert Casey's.  There will also be free rootbeer floats available andentertainment by Torvald Eness –Country and Folk Singer-Composer featuring songs written specifically for the Harvest Fest.

2:00-3:00- Movie Premier of History Club’s oral history project.  Last school year Jon Cackler (Gilbert Junior) and Kels Morrissey (2010 grad) interviewed a number of W.W. II era Iowa citizens to record what they remembered about Pearl Harbor and how their life changed that day.  The plan is to have them share their movie and answer questions in the High School LMC.  (tentative schedule)

Sunday October 3: 1940’s and 50’s Gilbert merchants will come alive during a “cemetery walk”.  The walk will take place at Gilbert Lutheran Church.   Tickets for the “walk” and dessert are $5.00 Purchase tickets for the 3:00 or 7:00 performance at High School, Open Flame, and at the door.

History Club members 2009-2010

Team Geography Challenge

The winners


Seven teams participated and the high school Geography students who were not on a team helped with the competition.

Zenorsville Field Day with the Gilbert 4th graders


The dig station taught the 4th graders about the science of archeology.

The math station showed the 4th graders how math is used to measure and grid a site.


The science station taught the 4th graders about coal, how it was made and used at Zenorsville.


During the History station the 4th grade students looked at pictures from Zenorsville, viewed artifacts that have already been found at different dig sites, and a book was read to them about Zenorsville.  The Children's book was written by Claire Schwager at Senior student at Gilbert High School.

American History Jeopardy Finals


Spring 2007 Zenorsville Field Day. Dulce History Club member leading the 4th graders through the Zenorsville dig site.

The next Zenorsville field day will be the afternoon of May 4th.