Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am so excited to start the year here at Gilmore experiencing all of the excitement that autumn in schools entails. Since arriving last January, I have been able to get deep into the culture of our school and really learn so much about what makes each of our students and staff a Bomber!
While most schools throughout Nevada County continue to shrink, Lyman Gilmore has been growing. Since 2016 our student population has steadily grown from 497 to 555! Students come to Gilmore to experience the vast variety of electives, clubs and extra curricular activities that a school of our size can offer. We are the only middle school in Nevada County to offer all of these electives:
Musical Drama, Band, Digital Media, Digital Broadcasting, Visual Art, Dance, Culinary Arts, STEAM Engineering and Yearbook.
We also boast the only Dual Immersion Public Middle School program in Nevada County.
The Lyman Gilmore Middle School motto harkens back to the school’s namesake, Lyman Gilmore, Jr., an aviation pioneer who claimed he achieved “powered free flight” prior to the Wright brothers. His airfield, site of the first commercial airport west of the Mississippi, is now home to the campus of Lyman Gilmore Middle School. Built in 1968, Gilmore serves over 550 students from over 72 square miles.
Our motto captures not only the spirit and inspiration of our namesake, it also describes our mission – preparing young adolescents for their future. Educators at Gilmore take this unique stage of human development into account as we prepare our students to “take off” for successful horizons.
I am deeply proud of the students and staff of our school. This year will be our best year yet. When you see a student or staff, know that they are all part of #GILMORENATION!