Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Tue, 03 May 2016 06:48:44 GMT During The Week http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3091 The “String Fever” orchestra concert will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2nd, in the Horace J. Good Middle School gymnasium. The district’s 5th-8th grade orchestra students are representing seven schools that will be participating in the concert. Over 400 students will perform a variety modern and popular music during the event. Alta Brown Elementary School will present a third grade music program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3rd, in the school gym. Abe Hubert Elementary School will... Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT To Hold Auditions For Fall Play http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3089 The Garden City High School drama department will be holding auditions for the 2016 fall musical “A Christmas Story: The Musical” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The auditions will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on May 2nd-4th in the GCHS Auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The auditions are open to any student entering 2nd grade through high school seniors. For students entering high school through 12th grade, they must be a GCHS student for the 2016-17 school year in order to audition. Ele... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT “Is It Summer Yet” 5K Race http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3088 Victor Ornelas Elementary School Wellness committee is sponsoring “Is It Summer Yet” 5K and one mile fun walk on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. at the school. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. This is a free will donation race with all proceeds going to the Victor Ornelas Wellness Committee. The funds will help build a school track for students, families, and staff. The race will cover three miles and will follow a route from the school to Sam’s Club and then bac... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT Showcase Night on Tuesday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3087 The School of Arts and Communications at Garden City High School will host its annual Showcase Night on Tuesday, April 26th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Commons Area. The event will feature a variety of presentations and performances including: art, fashion, theatre, forensics, music, robotics, and culinary. The public is invited to attend this exciting showcase of student work and talent. Admission is free to the showcase. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT During the Week http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3085 There will be a number of music concerts scheduled during the week at Garden City Public Schools. The free concerts are open to the public. Gertrude Walker Elementary School will present a kindergarten music program on Monday, April 25th, at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the gym at the school. Garden City High School will present a band concert on Monday, April 25th, at 7:00 p.m. The Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble will be performing during the event. This will ... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT Rank at State Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3086 Garden City High School music students participated in the Kansas High School Activities Association State 6A Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, April 23rd, held at Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, Kansas. Students from band, choir, and orchestra participated in the event. The students that participated in the state competition advanced from regional competition held in Dodge City on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Students were rated from “I” to “V”, with a “I” rating being the best possi... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT At Educational Support Center http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3082 Garden City High School art students will display artwork April 21st through May 3rd in the lobby of the Educational Support Center, 1205 Fleming Street. The showing is from the annual Southwest Kansas Student Art Competition that was held at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) on Wednesday, April 20th. The artwork has been split up to create a display this year at the School of Arts and Communication Showcase on April 26th in the high school commons area from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The show at the ... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT For Teacher Inservice http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3081 There will be no school for Garden City Public Schools on Friday, April 22nd. A teacher inservice day is scheduled for the district. The district offices and facilities will be open with regular business hours. Classes will be back in session on Monday, April 25, 2016. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT Duke University Talent ID Program http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3080 A number of Garden City middle school seventh grade students have been recognized by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for being among the most academically talented middle school students across the country. The program identifies students across the nation who scored in the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. Students electing to participate in Duke TIP take the SAT or ACT along with high school juniors and seniors preparing for college. The six st... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-2017 Calendar http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3079 The Garden City Public Schools Board of Education approved the 2016-2017 school calendar at the April 18th meeting. A morning session of school will be held for elementary, fifth, seventh, ninth and tenth grades and students new to the district on Thursday, August 11, 2016. The first day of school for all students is Friday, August 12, 2016. Some key dates on the calendar include: • Orientation for new teachers: August 2nd – 4th • Inservice for all teachers: August 5th – 9th • Workda... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT Rates At State Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3078 The Garden City High School music department participated in the State Large Group Contest held Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The competition was held at Dodge City High School in Dodge City, Kansas. A panel made up of three judges rated each of the performances in their particular music group. Garden City High School took two bands to state competition. The bands and rankings include: Symphonic Band received a “II” rating and the Wind Ensemble received a “I” rating. Three choirs particip... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT Has Been Postponed Due To Weather http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3076 Garden City Public Schools 4th Annual Couch Potato 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Walk Run has been postponed due to the weather that is expected on Sunday, April 17th. The event has been moved to Sunday, April 24th. The event will take place at Garden City High School. Registration begins at 1:15 p.m. with the race starting at 2:00 p.m. USD 457 staff members have a free entry into the race. It is also free to children 18 years of age and younger. Entry fee for adults is $20. Medals will be awar... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT Advance To State Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3072 Garden City High School band students traveled to Dodge City for Regional Solo/Ensemble contest on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The band had sixteen entries compete at the contest. There were nine solos that advanced to the state solo and ensemble competition that will be held at Topeka, Kansas on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The GCHS band soloists that received a “I” rating and are advancing to state competition include: Karina Ortega, alto saxophone; Mitzi Mesinas, tenor saxophone; Zach George, ... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT Advance To State Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3073 Garden City High School choir students traveled to Dodge City High School for regional solo and ensemble contest on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Sixty choir students performed at the contest. Nineteen soloists have advanced to the 6A state competition. Four GCHS ensembles have advanced to the 6A state competition that will take place in Topeka, Kansas on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The GCHS choir soloists that received a “I” rating and are advancing to state include: Madison Adler, Baylee Almos,... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT Advance To State Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3074 Garden City High School orchestra students traveled to Dodge City High School for regional solo and ensemble contest on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Seven soloists have advanced to state competition that will take place in Topeka, Kansas on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The GCHS orchestra soloists that received a “I” rating and are advancing to state include: Haley Daugaard, cello; Jessie Johannes, violin; Bernard Altamirano, violin; Tia Dunsworth, bass; Steven (Sir) Dennis, violin; Ruby Solorzano, ... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT Qualifies Students For State http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3075 The Garden City High School forensics team took 1st place in the Team Sweepstakes Competition at Dodge City High School on Tuesday, April 12th. The team qualified four new events for state competition, giving the team 46 total events qualified for the upcoming competitions at the end of April. The students that qualified for state competition were Baylee Almos, 1st place Prose, 3rd place Poetry; Benito Hernandez, 1st place Poetry, 5th place Dramatic Interpretation; Arielle/Danielle Miller, ... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT Qualifies Students For State http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3071 The Garden City High School forensics team competed at Bucklin High School on Monday, April 4th, and two students qualified for state competition. Carolyn Levi took 1st place in Impromptu Speaking and 6th place in Poetry Interpretation. Trevor Southern took 1st place in Extemporaneous Speaking. The team took 1st place in the Team Sweepstakes Competition at the Goddard High School Tournament on Thursday, April 7th. The finalists were: Tam Nguyen, 1st place Poetry; Amanda Serafin, 1st plac... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT National FCCLA STAR Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3069 Garden City High School members of the Kansas Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, or FCCLA, recently attended the annual State Leadership Conference and STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Event Competition on April 4th in Wichita, Kansas. The following students qualified to compete at the National Convention this July in San Diego, California. They are the Culinary Arts Team taking 1st place in the state FCCLA Culinary Arts STAR event competition. Thi... Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT For National Tournament http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3067 The Garden City High School forensics team recently received information that Gunner Hebrlee and Elizabeth Unruh have both been accepted into this year's Individual Events Tournament of Champions National Tournament in Humorous Interpretation. They are joining Amanda and Isabel Serafin as GCHS' first ever competitors in this tournament. They will be competing in Denver, Colorado the weekend of May 14th-15th. This makes ten total qualifications for the two different national events so far this... Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT To Honor Two Former Graduates http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3068 The Garden City High School Hall of Fame Committee has selected John P. Wheeler, Jr., local inductee, and John Pinegar, out of town inductee, to be inducted into the Garden City High School Hall of Fame on Friday, May 13, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., in the Garden City High School Commons Area, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. Tours of the high school will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13th, and a buffet dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the h... Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT