Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:20:50 GMT Mailed Out http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2638 The Nutrition Services Department at Garden City Public Schools has mailed out applications for the Child Nutrition Program (Free and Reduced Lunches) to all pre-enrolled U.S.D. 457 students. Students who receive food assistance or are on the migrant or homeless programs 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 would like to apply for this service can stop by the Educational Supp... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT Becky Perez On Sunday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2635 The Garden City Public Schools Nutrition Services Department will host a retirement reception for Becky Perez on Sunday, July 27th, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. The reception will be in the Educational Support Center Boardroom, 1205 Fleming Street. Perez is retiring after 26 years of dedicated service in the district. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT Is July 31st http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2634 Garden City High School is continuing to accept enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year from the information that was mailed out earlier in the summer. The enrollment information needs to be returned back to the school by Thursday, July 31, 2014. To enroll a GCHS student through the mail, parents need to complete the student information sheet and health information sheet. Parents will also need to enclose a check or money order for the $36 enrollment fee and the $30.00 iPad protection... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT For GCHS Band Students http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2633 Garden City High School will conduct a band camp, for GCHS leadership, freshmen, percussion and color guard band students, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. July 24th and July 25th. The camp will be held at the at the high school band room and football field, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The school will also hold a band camp, for all GCHS band students, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. July 28th through August 1st. The camp will be held at the at the high... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT USD 457 Summer Programs http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2631 Monday, July 21st, will be the start of the last week that the USD 457 Summer Books on the Bus (B.O.B.) and Kids Meals on Wheels programs will visit the community this summer. The last scheduled visit will be Thursday, July 24, 2014. Books on the Bus, or B.O.B. will visit: Lee Richardson Zoo, 312 E. Finnup Drive, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Ayala Park, 216 N. Taylor, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and the Garden City Municipal Pool, in Finnup Park, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mond... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT In National Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2632 Garden City High School members of the Kansas association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, or FCCLA, competed in the STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events at the National Convention. The event was held July 6th – 10th in San Antonio, Texas. The students receiving gold medals at the national competition were: Kristin Padilla in the Fashion Design event; Natalia Alvarez in Fashion Construction; Destiny Johnson in Recycle & Redesign; and Jenny Nguyen and ... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT Project Planned for Saturday and Sunday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2628 Several community agencies are collaborating for an event called "Stuff the Bus." The agencies are work together to collect backpacks and school supplies on Saturday, July 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The group will be collecting donations in school buses that will be stationed in the parking lots of Dillon’s East, 1305 E. Kansas Avenue, Dillon’s West, 1211 Buffalo Jones Avenue, and Walmart, 3101 E. Kansas Avenue. The agencies are working... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT As BOE President http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2629 The Garden City Board of Education has selected its officers for the 2014-2015 school year during the July 14th meeting. Dr. Gloria Hopkins was elected president and Lara Bors has been elected as vice president. The other Board of Education members include: Tom Blackburn, Jean Clifford, Tim Cruz, Mark Rude and Alex Wallace. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT At State Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2627 The Garden City Public Schools Transportation Department had two school bus drivers place in the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association’s School Bus Rodeo Safety Competition held in Hutchinson, Kansas. Melanie Turner took third place and Jerry Guerrero placed fourth in the competition. The competition was held during the Association’s School Transportation Safety Symposium June 10th - 13th. The school bus safety competition is designed to recognize excellence in school bus drivers ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT Community During July http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2624 The Summer Books on the Bus and Kids Meals-on-Wheels programs will visit the community through the month of July. The last scheduled visit will be on July 24, 2014. Books on the Bus, or B.O.B. will visit: Lee Richardson Zoo, 312 E. Finnup Drive, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Ayala Park, 216 N. Taylor, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and the Public Swimming Pool, in Finnup Park, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays. B.O.B. will visit East Garden Village, 4101 E. Hwy. 50, from 10:15 a.m. ... Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT Reply Card Deadline http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2625 Garden City High School reserved seat football ticket holders have until July 11, 2014 to return the reply card sent to them indicating that they wish to reserve their football seats for the 2014 football season. Tickets may be picked up and paid for beginning at 1:00 p.m. on August 13, 2014 in the GCHS Athletic Office, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. If you are a reserved seat ticket holder and did not receive a reply card in the mail, please call the high school Athletic Office at 805-5430. ... Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT In Observance of 4th of July http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2623 The offices and facilities at Garden City Public Schools will be closed Friday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. The school district will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 7, 2014. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT To Take A Break http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2621 Books on the Bus, Kids Meals-on-Wheels, and the Summer Food Service Programs will take a break from visiting the community June 30th through July 4, 2014. The programs will be back on their normal schedule on Monday, July 7, 2014. The last day of the programs will be July 24, 2014. Books on the Bus, or B.O.B. will visit: Lee Richardson Zoo, 312 E. Finnup Drive, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Ayala Park, 216 N. Taylor, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and the Public Swimming Pool, in Finnu... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT Information Mailed Out http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2620 Garden City High School enrollment packets for the 2014-2015 school year have been mailed out and are due back to the school by Thursday, July 31, 2014. To enroll a GCHS student through the mail, parents need to complete the student information sheet and health information sheet. Parents will also need to enclose a check or money order for the $36 enrollment fee and the $30.00 iPad protection plan fee. If parents or students choose to purchase an activity ticket the cost is $20.00. The comp... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT Social Justice Award http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2618 Betsy Lobmeyer, Plymell Elementary School Librarian, and her project “Charlie’s Ever Warming Blankets” Children in Poverty, is the inaugural recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, the Roald Dahl Award recognizes collaboration between school librarians and teachers in the instruction of social justice using school library resources. “Charlie’s Ever Warming Blankets,” designed for 3rd-6th ... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT Tryouts Planned http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2617 The Garden City High School Dance Team will hold practice and tryouts, June 24th through June 26th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm in the Garden City High School dance studio. Gym attire is required for the practice and tryouts. The tryouts are for 9th – 12th grades. Incoming freshmen are encouraged to tryout for the team. For more information email Kassandra Hurley at kanihu08@gmail.com. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT Accepting Enrollment http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2616 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 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 take... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT Athletic Workshop http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2613 Garden City High School will be hosting a workshop that will include education on a variety of topics for athletes, coaches and parents. The workshop will be June 19th and 20th at GCHS and will be located in the Commons Area and Auditorium. Keynote speakers will include Greg Dale, a professor of sport psychology and sport ethics at Duke University in Durham, N.C. He also serves as the director of sports psychology and leadership programs for Duke athletics. He will speak on three different t... Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT Honor Rolls http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2612 The middle schools have recently announced their honor rolls for the spring semester of the 2013-14 school year. The honor roll recognizes seventh and eighth grade students for their academic achievements. Horace J. Good Middle School honor roll includes: Principals Honor Roll, 4.0 Grade Point Average: Seventh Grade: Rebecca S. Crow, Mariah A. De La Rosa, Giovanni Delgado, Larissa M. Escobedo, Kendra E. Guerrero, Chloe A. Hanigan, Caitlyn M. Harman, Janae Hiner, Dade B. Horney, Janet... Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT Runs Through June http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2611 Garden City Public Schools is offering an active and engaging summer program for Migrant eligible students. This program will be in conjunction with the Books on the Bus (B.O.B) and Kid Meals on Wheels. The goal is to provide an opportunity for unlimited summer reading and encourage learning through organized literacy based activities with teacher-led educational instruction at no cost to parents. Students in pre-K through 8th grade will participate in educational activities that includ... Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT