About Us

We are the GRZEXP.

The Grizzly Express is produced by the students in Ms. Parsons’s 3rd hour Publications class. Comments, questions, and suggestions can be emailed to: grjhsnewspaper@gilbertschools.net

2020-2021 EDITOR: JYLLIAN SKODA

2020-2021 MANAGING EDITORS: ALEX AREVALO & ALESSY MADERO

2020-2021 Staff: Tessa Abbiatti, Makailya Betner, Nash Coons, Brooklyn Curt, Michael Evans, Ashton Forbush, Daniel Garcia*, Carmen Gorman, Ashlyn Johnson, Ashley Judd, Ava Knapp, Jace Luginbyhl, Gage Mowry, Rebecca Parkes, Lucy Pothier, Samantha Rinard, Skylie Sorensen, Paige Stephenson, Alexus Trentham, Max Wood.

*Denotes second year staff member



Interested in Joining the Staff?

View our SLIDES presentation here.

The GRZEXP staff is run by students who enroll in the Newspaper elective. Interested students should see Ms. Parsons in room 223 (hallway G) or email jennifer.parsons@gilbertschools.net for more information.

Students interested in enrolling in Newspaper should:

  • be self-motivated
  • exhibit trustworthiness
  • have a B average (or higher) in English
  • have a passing grade (D or higher) in all other subjects/classes

“Your schedule needs Newspaper in it, no doubt about it.” -Becky Wood, editor 2018-2019

“Newspaper gave me a great opportunity to write and express my thoughts. You should definitely join, I don’t regret joining, and it’s a great environment to be in!” -Aidan Maes, editor from 2017-18

“Newspaper is my absolute favorite class. You get to express your opinion, and the entire student body gets to read and enjoy your article. Getting to pick your article is so exhilarating. I recommend joining the newspaper staff!” -Abbey Lashley

“Taking newspaper was the best decision I ever made in junior high.” -Mari Wood, editor 2016-2017

“I really like newspaper, because I enjoy to write stories, and also you get to meet new people while you are interviewing. Everyone gets to read your articles, which is very exciting because now most people in the school gets to know how you feel about that certain topic.” -Claire Pothier, editor 2017-2018

“I enjoy and get along with the people and teacher in the class. I also like to write articles, because they are exciting and interesting to write. Writing is something that I love to do, so this is the perfect class for me.” -Jordan Eulate

“I like newspaper, because I get to express my creativity as well as my thoughts and feelings. I also love grammar, so newspaper is right up my alley.” -McKenna Dibble

“Newspaper is a great class! Mostly because you get to speak your mind when writing. Plus you can write about almost anything. It is also a really nice and enjoyable experience.” -Tristan Andaya


2019-2020 Editor: PEYTON ERB

2019-2020 Staff: Alex Arevalo, Samantha Chapman, Avery Frarer, Daniel Garcia, Brigham Larson*, Alessy Madero, Vincent “Ryan” Roco, Jyllian Skoda.

*Denotes second year staff member


2018-2019 Editors: TESSA GEIGLE & BECKY WOOD

2018-2019 Staff: Peyton Erb, Brigham Larson, Ireland Rathbun, Avey Schulz, Kennedy Scrimmager.


2017-2018 Editors: JORDYN CARTER, JORDAN EULATE, AIDAN MAES, CLAIRE POTHIER

2017-2018 Staff: Tristan Andaya*, Carter Catado*, Garret Chastain, Ellie Frarer, Tessa Geigle, Grace Gurr, Lauren Hutchins*, Katelyn Kolstad, Kaylee Love, Zack Mumman, Tautua Pauga, Chase Poskey, Macy Taylor, Jenna Westenskow, Lilly Wittek, Becky Wood.

*Denotes second year staff member


2016-2017 Editors: CONNOR FLORIO, ABBEY LASHLEY, GENTRY MAUGHAN, IZZY WITTEK, MARI WOOD

2016-2017 Staff: Tristan Andaya, Nina Barry, Jordyn Carter, Carter Catado, McKenna Dibble, Jordan Eulate, Ashley Foy, Collin Frarer, Lauren Hutchins, Aidan Maes, Lauren Miller, Roxy Pepper, Claire Pothier, Emma Tennent, Addi Wallace.


2015-2016 Editors: KAITLYN BEAGLEY, HALEY MAREADY, KARINA SPLETTER

2015-2016 Staff: Connor Bowers*, Jacob Broadbent, Zoey Contreras, Dylan DeLisle, Alyssa Dudoit, Connor Florio, Rilet Franceschini, Reagan Gourley, Kyler Heath, Madison Kolstad, Abbey Lashley, Zoe Manriquez*, Gentry Maughan, Sevanah Moody, Tyler Reyes, Vivian Roberts, Brianna Serrano, Avery Wight, Izzy Wittek, Mari Wood.

*Denotes second year staff member


2014-2015 Staff: Hope Bathen, Kaitlyn Beagley, Connor Bowers, Aaleah Carter, Kylee Christensen*, Sarah Ernsberger, Ciara Foy, Tatiana Gosen, Zoe Manriquez, Haley Maready, Seth Merwin, Megan Miller, Ryann O’Connor, Kylee Otero, Daniel Perrett, Isabela Pfeffer, Hope Plafker, Grace Pothier, Alissa Roberts*, Taylor Robertson*, Karina Spletter, Marissa Tampellini, Melanie Vanek*, Nikole Wittig.

*Denotes second year staff member


2013-2014 Staff: Eden Blaser, Mackenzie Cashen, Jenessa Caudle, Vianca Chaira, Kylee Christensen, Abigail Deam, Madelyn Frarer*, Madisyn Goodballet, Macy Huish, Alvin Jiji, Macy LeCheminant, Macey Lewis*, Katrina McGuffin, Georgia Paige, Ashley Patton, Jenna Pawlowski*, Lily Pepper*, Alissa Roberts, Taylor Robertson, Katelyn Rogers, Kenadee Schureman, Melanie Vanek.

*Denotes second year staff member