Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:10:02 GMT Teacher Inservice Day http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2768 There will be no school for Garden City Public Schools Friday, January 30, 2015. Friday is a scheduled inservice day for teachers in the district. The district offices and facilities will be open with regular business hours on Friday. Classes will be back in session on Monday, February 2, 2015. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Information http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2770 The 2015 Rocky Welton Invitational Wrestling Tournament will be held at Garden City High School. The event will be broadcast on BBS-TV cable channel 21. The finals of the event will be streamed on-line at http://thecube.com/event/rocky-welton-invitational-finals-447127. Scores can be found at http://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=734076 Event information can be found at: www.gckschools.com/schools/gchs/acts/wrestling/InviteLinks/InviteE... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Seeking Judges http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2766 Garden City High School will host the Forensics Stampede Tournament on Saturday, January 31, 2015. The tournament will start at 8:00 a.m. Students will compete in 10 minute acting, prose, poetry, and speaking performances. There are a large number of high schools from around the state competing in the tournament. The school is seeking volunteers to help judge the events. For more information, contact Russ Tidwell, GCHS forensics coach, at 805-5519, or by e-mail at rtidwell@gckschools.c... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT To Host Community Conversation http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2767 Incoming Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson will host “Kansas Children, Kansas’ Future” community conversations across the state. This conversation will give Kansas residents the opportunity to answer the question, What is the future we want for our children and what role should education play in supporting that future? Dr. Watson will be in Garden City on Tuesday, February 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. in Horace Good Middle School Norman Clark Courtyard, 1412 N. Main Street. The commun... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT On Wednesday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2764 Horace Good Middle School will provide the southwest parking lot for overflow for the funeral service of Garden City Fireman Ronnie Peek that will take place at the United Methodist Church Wednesday, Jan. 28th. GCPD will barricade Main Street from Kansas Avenue to Albert Street beginning at 12:00 p.m. until after the funeral procession. HGMS will load students on busses north of the campus on Edwards Street at dismissal; parents picking up their student are being asked to use one of the foll... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Effective February 1 http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2765 All state laws and local ordinances pertaining to the regulation of traffic on roadways will be enforced on all USD 457 property located within the city limits of Garden City, effective February 1, 2015. This change is the result of a resolution passed by the Board of Education at its January 12th meeting. The action by the Board is part of an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of all students, staff, and visitors at Garden City Public Schools. The biggest impact that this enforcement will... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT January 25 – January 31, 2015 http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2762 Mayor of Garden City, Roy Cessna, will read a proclamation at Victor Ornelas Elementary School at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, January 26th. The proclamation declares the week of January 25th through January 31, 2015, as Health Awareness Week in Garden City, Kansas. The proclamation will urge all residents of Garden City to take advantage of the many wellness opportunities available during the week. The mayor will also participate in a healthy activity with the students and staff after reading the pr... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Financial Aid Night http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2760 Garden City High School will hold a Financial Aid Night on Monday, January 26th, at 7:00 p.m. in the GCHS Commons Area, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The meeting will provide information to students and parents about federal financial aid for college or vocational-technical school. A financial aid representative from Garden City Community College will be available to explain the procedure in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the basis for nearly all uni... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Enrollment Set http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2759 Enrollment for Garden City High School Drivers’ Education course will be held Monday, January 26th , through Thursday, January 29th from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. in Room F108 in the Freshman Academy on the Garden City High School campus, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The course is offered to Garden City High School students. The first session for morning and afternoon classes will be held Monday, February 2, 2015. The classes will allow students to complete the book part of the course; the driving portio... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Rank at Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2761 Maggie Unruh and Mary Lynn Buchele were the first Garden City High School debate team in three years to earn the right to compete at the Kansas Debate Coaches Invitational in Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kansas on January 9th and 10th. The team finished with a 4-3 record and was in the top 16 in the field. Teams had to earn competition bid points to get into the tournament throughout the regular season. Forty-eight teams hailing from all Kansas classifications competed at t... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Into National Honor Society http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2755 Garden City High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society on Thursday, January 15th, in the Garden City High School auditorium. There were ten seniors and 34 juniors that were inducted into the National Honor Society during the ceremony. The new inductees include: Seniors: Cassandra Ashlock, Davida DeLeon, Mireya Diaz, Kathryn Doll, Brendan Hopkins, Erin Kuneyl, Sebastian Kyaw, Binh Le, Connor Schultz and Consuelo Sobalvarro. Juniors: Daven Acker, David Acosta, Za... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT State Band http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2756 Garden City High School has received word that Anahi Medel, clarinet; Emily Unruh, horn and Zach George, trombone have been selected for all-state 5/6A band. The students auditioned Saturday, January 10th, in Salina, Kansas for consideration and placement in the band. The band will perform on Saturday, February 28th, during the Kansas Music Educators Association Convention at Century II in Wichita, Kansas. There were over 1000 students from around the state that competed in the auditions f... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT District First VP of Membership http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2757 Destiny Johnson, Garden City High School sophomore, attended and ran for District F FCCLA (Family Career & Community Leaders of America) office during district elections held on January 14th, at the Dodge City Learning Center in Dodge City, Kansas. She was elected as first vice president of Membership for the district during the 2015-16 school year. Lauren Sullivan and Marissa Hernandez served as voting delegates during the election process. Samantha Perez and Paola Rodriguez attended as up a... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Students Cast in All-State Musical http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2754 Twenty six members of the Garden City High School Drama Club and International Thespian Society Troupe #2846 attended the Kansas State Thespian Conference at Century II in Wichita, Kansas on January 8th-10th. Students competed in individual events, late night events, auditioned for colleges, auditioned for the all-state musical for 2015-2016, and applied for Gold Troupe Status. The GCHS troupe received Gold Troupe Status winning a trophy. This is the highest status a Kansas Troupe can ach... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Honored in January http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2753 January is School Board Recognition Month and Garden City Public Schools is joining other school districts across the state to acknowledge the important contributions local school board members make to their communities. The thousands of elected school board members are honored by their schools and communities for their dedication to school governance. The School Board Recognition Month recognizes that the elected board represents a continuing commitment to local citizen control and decisio... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Friday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2751 USD #457 will hold a free screening clinic for children 3-5 years of age who are Garden City residents. The clinic will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015. It will take place at the Garfield Early Childhood Center, 121 W. Walnut Street. The screening will take approximately an hour and a half. Trained professionals will check each child's hearing, vision, large and small muscle development, communication, and thinking skills. Appointments can be made by calling the Garfield Early C... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Named to 2014-15 Elite 50 http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2752 The Garden City High School culinary arts program has been named to the 2014-15 Elite 50 from the National Center for Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University, Louisville, Kentucky. The Elite 50 is an exclusive group of high schools and career and technical schools from across the country. The Elite 50 list is comprised of high schools and tech centers that excel in the areas of culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and/or hospitality management. Some are state and national competition w... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Seeks Nominations http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2749 The Garden City High School Hall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations for 2015 Hall of Fame inductees. Nominees must be graduates of Garden City High School. Other qualifications to be considered include professional accomplishments, community service and the capacity to be a positive role model for the 2015 graduating class. Nomination forms are available in the main office of Garden City High School, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.; the Educational Support Center of Garden City Public Sc... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Receives Second Diamond Award http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2748 Garden City High School assistant debate/forensics coach, Alice Hilt, received a second Diamond Award after earning 3,025 points on 12/04/14. She is receiving this award from the National Speech and Debate Association. A Diamond Award recognizes a professional career that combines excellence and longevity. The Association provides Diamond Awards based on coach points received. Coaches receive one-tenth of the points earned by their students and one-tenth of the points earned as a student mem... Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT On Tuesday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2743 Garden City Public Schools will start classes for the spring semester on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. All classes will be in session with normal starting and ending times for all schools. There will be no school on Monday, January 5, for a scheduled workday for teachers. Fri, 02 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT