Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:59:00 GMT For Winter Break http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2741 Garden City Public Schools will be out for winter vacation starting Monday, December 22, 2014, through Monday, January 5, 2015. All district facilities, including the Educational Support Center, will be closed for the winter break from Monday, December 22, 2014, through Friday, January 2, 2015. Teachers will report for a workday on Monday, January 5, 2015, to prepare for classes to resume. Classes will be back in session on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT Receives Fourth Diamond Award http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2740 Garden City High School debate coach, Russ Tidwell, is the newest National Speech and Debate Association Diamond Coach. Tidwell received a fourth Diamond Award after earning 12,183 points on 11/24/14. 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 member of the assoc... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT Qualify For State Choir http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2739 Thirty-two Garden City High School choir students performed at the southwest district concert in Dodge City on Saturday, December 6th. It was recently announced that the following GCHS students scored high enough to qualify for state. Sopranos: Columba Martinez, senior, (second year at state) and Haley Mayfield, senior, (second year at state). Altos: Baylee Almos, sophomore, Lexi Blackburn, junior, and Erica Ramos, sophomore. The tenor is Michael Partridge, senior. Bass: Dakota Brungardt, j... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT Takes First Place at Hays Tournament http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2738 The Garden City High School debate team took first place in team sweepstakes at the TMP/Hays Monarch Classic on Saturday, December 13th, in Hays, Kansas. The team had a nine and one win/loss record during the tournament. In addition, the following individual students won awards: Amanda Serafin/Isabel Serafin, 1st place (5 wins/no losses); Jaziel Armenta/Brianna Calderon, 2nd place (4 wins/1 loss); Long Nguyen, 3rd place in Open (4 wins/1 loss); Isabel Serafin, 1st place Speaker; Jaziel Arm... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT During The Week http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2737 There will be a number of music concerts scheduled throughout the week at Garden City Public Schools. The free concerts are open to the public. Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center will present an orchestra concert on Monday, December 15th, at 6:00 p.m. The concert will be held in the cafeteria at the school. The Garden City High School choirs will present “Home for the Holidays” on Monday, December 15th, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The concert will open with the junio... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT Planned For Thursday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2736 Garden City High School band will present a concert on Thursday, December 18th, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the school. The band is inviting GCHS band alumni back to join the wind ensemble in their performance of Sleigh Ride during the concert. The rehearsal will be at 6:30 p.m. that evening for the alumni that would like to perform with the band during the concert. For more information about the concert or band alumni that would like to participate, contact Lyle Sobba at lsobba@gckscho... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT Advance Students to State Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2734 The Garden City High School debate team had another successful tournament on Saturday, December 6th, at the Dodge City tournament. Nine students qualified for the KSHSAA State competition that will be held in Derby in January. The students that qualified for state include: Kaitlynn Smith, Isac Escarcega, Ryan Sabata, Mack Crone, Long Nguyen, Jaziel Armenta, Brianna Calderon, Jacob Arellano, and Anna Warner. In addition to the state qualifiers the team took 2nd place overall at the tournam... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT During The Week http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2733 There will be a number of music concerts scheduled throughout the week at Garden City Public Schools. The free concerts are open to the public. There will be a middle school orchestra concert on Monday, December 8th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Garden City High School Auditorium. The high school orchestra will then present a concert at 7:00 p.m. in the GCHS Auditorium. The orchestras will be performing Christmas favorites such as Jingle Bell Rock, White Christmas and Polar Express. Charles O... Mon, 08 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT Showcase Friday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2731 The School of Arts and Communications at Garden City High School will host its annual Showcase Night on Friday, December 5th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The event will feature a variety of entertainment and student presentations including: music and forensics performances, art displays, culinary samples, a robotics demonstration, a chemistry demonstration and a fashion show. The Garden City High School drama department will present A Charlie Brown Christmas at 7:30 p.m. The play will be held in t... Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT “A Charlie Brown Christmas” http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2729 Garden City High School will present “A Charlie Brown Christmas” December 5th – 6th at 7:30 p.m. and December 7th at 2:30 p.m. in the GCHS Auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children. Leading up to the performance on Friday, December 5th the GCHS Arts and Communications Academy will present their annual showcase starting at 5:00 p.m. Following each performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the audience is invited to join the cast and crew ... Tue, 02 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT At End Of School Year http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2730 James Mireles has submitted his resignation as principal at Garden City High School after 15 years at the school and in the district. He will leave the school at the end of his contract, June 30, 2015. Mireles has served as principal of Garden City High School for the past 11 years. He came to Garden City High School in 2000 as an associate principal and served in that position for four years. He also served as head football coach the first two years he was at the school. During his te... Tue, 02 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT During The Week http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2727 There will be a number of music concerts scheduled throughout the week at Garden City Public Schools. The free concerts are open to the public. Gertrude Walker Elementary School will present a third and fourth grade music program on Tuesday, December 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. The concert will be held in the gymnasium at the school. Florence Wilson Elementary School will present a 1st and 2nd grade music concert on Thursday, December 4th, at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the gymnasium at... Mon, 01 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT No School Wednesday, Thursday & Friday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2726 There will be no school for Garden City Public Schools Wednesday, November 26th, through Friday, November 28th, for the fall vacation. District offices and facilities will also be closed Wednesday, November 26th, through Friday, November 28th. Classes will be back in session on Monday, December 1, 2014. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Help The Community http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2725 Some fifth grade students in Jessie Pinchon’s class at Abe Hubert Elementary School have been working on Passion Projects before school hours. These projects are based on something the students feel passionate about and include a community involvement piece. Many of the students have spent numerous hours outside of school contacting community members and creating their projects. Two of the students delivered blankets that they made for premature babies to the obstetrics unit of St. Catherin... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Crystal Apple Teacher For 2014 http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2723 Three Garden City Public Schools teachers were named 2014 Crystal Apple Teachers of Finney County on Thursday, November 20th. The three teachers who won the highly honored distinction include: Sarah Cross, Abe Hubert Elementary School; Melanie Garrison, Garfield Early Childhood Center and Kip Nichols, Garden City High School. The teachers were recognized at a banquet held at the Clarion Inn in Garden City. Each Crystal Apple Teacher received a $1,000 cash award; they also received an engra... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Friday Night At GCHS http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2722 Garden City High School will hold Meet the Buffs on Friday, November 21st, to get the first glimpse of the 2014-15 Garden City High School basketball teams. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Garden City High School gymnasium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Admission to the event is a donation of any size Gatorade sports drink that will be accepted at the door. The donated drinks will help to hydrate the GCHS basketball teams throughout the upcoming season. The events will... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT American Education Week http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2719 Garden City Public Schools will be celebrating American Education Week, November 17-21. American Education Week helps to raise public awareness of the importance of education. During this week the district celebrates great schools and the partnerships between teachers, support staff, students, parents, and the community. Garden City Public Schools is committed to providing the highest quality education to all students. Helping children be successful in school is the goal of all educators ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Awards Mini-grants To Teachers http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2720 The Garden City Public Schools Foundation Grant Squad visited schools on Monday, November 17th, and award five $200 mini-grants to help teachers enhance their classrooms. The awards were presented to teachers in a surprise celebration in their classrooms. The foundation received 23 grant applications from staff around the school district. The grants are awarded to help support learning initiatives in the classrooms. The grants may be used for the classroom, department, or individual staff ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT District Choir http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2716 Garden City High School had 26 choir students travel to Dodge City for live district tryouts on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Students qualifying in the event tried out individually. Each student sang selected portions of three difficult songs in a live audition. Twenty-two students were selected for district choir. This is also a state audition for sophomores, juniors and seniors. After their concert on December 6th the top-scoring eight sopranos, altos, tenors and basses will move on to al... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT District Orchestra http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2717 The Garden City High School orchestra students had their audition CD’s judged on Saturday, November 8th, for district orchestra. Garden City High School entered 33 audition CD's to the competition. Thirty one students qualified for district orchestra. The district orchestra concert will be held on Saturday, December 6th, in Dodge City, Kansas. The GCHS students that received spots in the orchestra include: Violins: Bernard Altamirano, sophomore; Karina Camacho, sophomore; Sir Dennis, jun... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT