Garden City Public Schools Garden City Public Schools News Sat, 27 Aug 2016 22:12:38 GMT Education Enrollment Set Enrollment for Garden City High School’s Drivers' Education course will be held Monday, August 29th, at 3:30 p.m. in Room F108 in the Freshman Academy on the GCHS campus, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The course is offered to Garden City High School students and there is limited number of spaces in the class. The fee for the course is $200.00 and must be paid during enrollment. Classes will begin Tuesday, September 6th, from 3:45 - 5:45 p.m., in Room F108 on the GCHS campus. Students will be sche... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT Set for Thursday The USD 457 orchestra program will hold an instrument display on Thursday, August 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Garden City High School orchestra room, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The display will be for 5th – 12th grade students that are interested in participating in orchestra for the school year. The display will be a hands on experience where students will be able to tryout the instruments to see which one will best fit them. Parents and students will also have an opportunity to meet ... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT Taking Appointments 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, August 26, 2016. It will take place at the Garfield Early Childhood Center, 121 W. Walnut, Garden City, Kansas. 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 may be made by calling the Garf... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT for Gertrude Walker Elementary Welcome Back to School Night Set for Gertrude Walker Elementary Gertrude Walker Elementary School will hold a “Welcome Back to School” night on Monday, August 15th. There will be two sessions that parents can attend during the evening. The first session will be at 5:30 p.m. and the second presentation will be held at 6:00 p.m. Teachers will be presenting information to parents in the classrooms. The evening provides parents the opportunity to become familiar with the school, teachers... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT Accepting Enrollment The USD 457 Virtual Academy is currently taking enrollment of nontraditional students in grades nine to twelve and adults looking to continue their education. The Virtual Academy is an online school that empowers students to seek an education and earn their high school diploma. The Virtual Academy provides individualized learning plans designed to meet the student’s specific educational needs and goals. In addition to standard core classes, there are a number of electives that students can t... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT For USD 457 The first, and second between the negotiating teams of the Garden City Educators’ Association and the Board of Education of Garden City Public Schools U.S.D 457 will be held on Saturday, August 13th, and Sunday, August 14th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., each day. The meetings will be held in the Board Room at the Educational Support Center, 1205 Fleming Street, Garden City, Kansas. Discussion topics for the first meeting on Saturday include: the exchange of letters, training on interest-base... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT Half-day Orientation The first day of school for USD 457 is Thursday, August 11th, with a half-day orientation for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, seventh grade, ninth and tenth grades and all students new to Garden City Public Schools. There will be no school in the afternoon for a workday for teachers. The first full day of school for Garden City Public Schools is Friday, August 12, 2016. All classes will be in session for the start of the 2016-17 school year. The release times for the schools... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT Available August 10th Starting Wednesday, August 10th, Garden City High School (GCHS) reserved seat football ticket holders that have returned the reserve seat reply card may pick up and pay for the tickets beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the GCHS Athletic Office, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. If the ticket holders have already paid and sent a self-addressed stamped envelope back to the school, the tickets will be mailed out to the ticket holder. Any tickets not picked up will go on sale to the general public August 29, 2016... Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT For Schools A number of Garden City Public Schools have scheduled an open house for their school. Open houses provide parents the opportunity to become familiar with the schools, teachers, and classrooms that their children will be attending for the school year. Plymell Elementary School, 20 W. Plymell Road, will hold an open house on Tuesday, August 9th, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Open houses on Wednesday, August 10th, include: Alta Brown Elementary School, 1110 East Pine Street, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.; Abe ... Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-17 School Year Garden City Public Schools will hold a district professional development day for all staff members on Friday, August 5th. All staff members will be in attendance, to prepare for the start of the 2016-17 school year. Activities will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a welcome by Superintendent Steve Karlin. This event will be held in Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace J. Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main Street. The district staff will then break out into various inservice sessions at Horace Good Mi... Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT Planned for August 3rd Garden City High School will hold enrollment for the 2016-17 school year on Wednesday, August 3rd, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. During this time, student ID pictures will be taken and parking permits will be issued. Students who plan to park on site must present a valid driver’s license to obtain the permit. A student information sheet and health information sheet will need to be completed during the enrollment process. Payments for the $36 enrollment fee and for the $30 iPad protection plan... Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT Scheduled Garden City Public Schools will hold a substitute teacher inservice at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3rd, in Boardroom at the Educational Support Center, 1205 Fleming. The inservice will be for substitute teachers who want to teach in the district during the 2016-2017 school year. The district is requesting that last year's substitute teachers, or anyone wishing to substitute teach, need to complete an application and apply for licensure from the state. Substitute teachers must have a min... Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT To Distribute Backpacks Wednesday Several community agencies will be distributing backpacks filled with school supplies on Wednesday, August 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Garfield Early Childhood Center, 121 West Walnut Street. The backpacks are for children who are in need of the school supplies to help give them a start to a successful school year. Families must provide proof of qualification for free or reduced meals or the SNAP Program to receive a backpack. The distribution of the backpacks is from the Stuff the ... Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT To Inspect Buses While students and teachers are getting ready for the start of the new school year, Garden City Public Schools Transportation Department is also getting ready. On Tuesday, August 2nd, the Kansas Highway Patrol will be inspecting school buses at the Garden City Public Schools Transportation Department. Every school bus must pass inspection before the district can use the vehicles to transport students. The inspection is another step Garden City Public Schools takes to insure students will be s... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT For 2016-17 School Year Garden City High School will hold a number of checkout sessions to issue iPads to students returning for the coming school year. The checkout will be held in the GCHS iPad Support Room, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Freshmen and new students will be able to pick up their iPads during the first week of school. Students must be enrolled and have paid the iPad insurance fee before they can receive the iPad. Students and their parents will also need to sign the school district’s Technology Acceptable... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT For 2016-17 Garden City Public Schools has appointed a number of experienced staff members to fill key principal and associate principal positions in the district for the 2016-17 school year. Linda Finch will be the principal at Plymell Elementary School and will serve as associate principal at Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center. She is transitioning from her position as a literacy coach at Jennie Wilson Elementary School. Jarrod Stoppel will be the principal at Kenneth Henderson Middle School. H... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT Garden City Public Schools Garden City Public Schools has a number of new administrators in new leadership positions in the district for the 2016-17 school year. The administrators started in their new positions on July 1, 2016. Renee Scott has been appointed to be the Assistant Superintendent. She will direct and supervise Special Education, be the 504 coordinator, direct secondary education and will be the acting superintendent in the absence of the superintendent and deputy superintendent. She was previously the ... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT USD 457 Summer Programs Monday, July 25th, will be the start of the last week for the USD 457 Summer Books on the Bus (B.O.B.) and Kids Meals on Wheels program for the summer. The last scheduled visit by the bookmobile and Kids Meals on Wheels is Thursday, July 28, 2016. The sites that the Bookmobile will visit Monday through Thursday include: Garden Spot Apartments, 305 W. Mary, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.; Ayala Park, 216 N. Taylor Avenue, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Big Pool, in Finnup Park, from 12:30 p.... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT Band Camp Garden City High School will conduct band camps to prepare students for the upcoming marching season. The camps will focus on marching and musicianship and will help the students learn the music and drills for the coming school year. The band leadership camp will take place on Monday, July 25th. The leadership and freshmen band students will participate in camp from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will be a meeting for freshman in the GCHS band room at 11:30 a.m. The upper classmen band stud... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT Mailed Out The Nutrition Services department at Garden City Public Schools has mailed out the free and reduced lunch applications to all pre-enrolled U.S.D. 457 students. Students who receive food stamps or are on the migrant or homeless program will receive a letter letting them know they have been automatically enrolled into the program. Parents who did not receive an application in the mail and think they qualify for this service can stop by the Educational Support Center to fill out an applicatio... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT