Garden City Public Schools Garden City Public Schools News Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:55:06 GMT To Finney County Spelling Bee Students from the Finney County area are advancing to the Finney County Spelling Bee that will be held Saturday, February 13th, at 9:00 a.m. in the Holcomb High School Auditorium. Students from elementary through middle school grades will be competing in the spelling bee. The first and second place winners of the Finney County Spelling Bee will qualify to participate in the Kansas spelling bee. The 2016 Sunflower Spelling Bee will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 on the Fort Hays University ca... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 06:00:00 GMT Qualifies Students For State The Garden City High School forensics team took third place at the Moscow High School Forensics Tournament on Saturday, February 6th. First and second year forensics students competed in the tournament. The team qualified two students for the KSHSAA state competition during the tournament. They were: Amanda Currie took 1st place in Extemporaneous Speaking and 1st place in Informative Speaking. This this is her third qualified event for state competition. Abby Ramirez took 2nd place in Humo... Tue, 09 Feb 2016 06:00:00 GMT National FCCLA Week Members of the Garden City High School of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will join more than 200,000 members in celebrating National FCCLA Week February 7-13, 2016. This year's theme is “Empower” which focuses on how students must make the right choices and recognize that they hold the key to doing great things as individuals, FCCLA members, students, leaders and members of their families and communities. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a... Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:00:00 GMT Taking Appointments USD #457 will hold a free screening clinic for children three to five years of age who are Garden City residents. The clinic will be held on Friday, February 12, 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 callin... Fri, 05 Feb 2016 06:00:00 GMT 7-Period Day At GCHS During the USD 457 February 1st Board of Education Meeting, the Board approved changing the current block schedule format at Garden City High School (GCHS) to a seven-period day schedule starting with the 2016-2017 school year. School administration will begin working with teachers to develop the schedule for next year. The student government has a 12-member committee that will also be working with administration in developing the schedule and providing information to the other students in t... Wed, 03 Feb 2016 06:00:00 GMT ACT Test Prep Class Garden City High School will sponsor an ACT Test Prep Class on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. at the GCHS Public Service Academy Student Learning Center, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The fee for the class is $36 (pre-paid). Pre-payment is necessary to register in the class. Students must register in the GCHS Career Center and pay the $36 fee to reserve a seat in the class by Friday, February 19th. The class size is limited. This workshop includes practical and rele... Wed, 03 Feb 2016 06:00:00 GMT Takes First at Holcomb Tournament The Garden City High School forensics team took first place at the Holcomb High School Invitational Tournament on Saturday, January 30th. The team put 18 entries into the final round, and qualified eight events for the KSHSAA State Tournament at the end of April. The following students are KSHSAA State qualifiers. They include: Amanda Currie, 1st place in both Extemporaneous Speaking and Oration; Arihn Quinene, 1st place Poetry Interpretation; Jesse Johannes, 1st place Humorous Interpretati... Tue, 02 Feb 2016 06:00:00 GMT National School Counseling Week National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from February 1st – 5th, 2016. This helps to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within the U.S. school system. Garden City Public Schools will celebrate this special week which honors school counselors for the important role they play in helping students examine their talents, strengths, abilities and interests. National School C... Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:00:00 GMT Plans Valentine’s Dinner Show The Garden City High School Modern Show Choir will present a Valentine's Dinner Show, entitled “Love is in the Air”, on Sunday, February 14th, in the Commons Area at Garden City High School, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. This is a special evening for couples to get out and enjoy a dinner and a live show. The evening will include a brisket dinner and trimmings, along with an exquisite dessert table. The GCHS Modern Show Choir will also be providing a show. The price for the evening is $30 for an ... Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:00:00 GMT To Provide Singing Valentines Garden City residents can show their affection for friends and loved ones with a singing valentine from the Garden City High School Modern Show Choir. Community members can have the choir serenade their beloved with a song for $25.00. The choir will perform the singing valentines from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 11th, and Friday, February 12, 2016. The choir will also offer its singing services at scheduled times to high school students and staff during school on Thursday, ... Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:00:00 GMT Invitational Wrestling Tournament Garden City High School will host the 2016 Rocky Welton Invitational Wrestling Tournament Friday. The tournament will conclude Saturday. More information at The tournament finals can be viewed online at and BBS Channel 21. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:00:00 GMT Teacher Inservice Day There will be no school for Garden City Public Schools Friday, January 30, 2016. 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 1, 2016. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:00:00 GMT Statewide Leadership for Tomorrow Program Tim Cruz, Garden City USD 457 board member, recently completed participation in the Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2015-2016, sponsored by the Kansas Association of School Boards. Cruz was one of 23 board of education members and school superintendents/administrators recognized in Topeka Jan. 20, 2016. KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow program identifies exemplary board of education members, school superintendents and administrators from across Kansas for the year-long leadership program. Thos... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 06:00:00 GMT For National and State Competitions The Garden City High School forensics team competed at the West Kansas National Forensics League Public Forum Debate Tournament and also the Pratt High School Tournament in Pratt, Kansas. Freshman Trevor Southern and Sophomore Carolyn Levi qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association's national tournament in Public Forum Debate. They will have the opportunity to represent GCHS in Salt Lake City, Utah this June. This is the first national qualifying team in this event in many ye... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:00:00 GMT January 24 – January 30, 2016 A proclamation will be read at Abe Hubert Elementary School at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, January 25th. The proclamation declares the week of January 24th through January 30, 2016, 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 proclamation. Six main areas of he... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:00:00 GMT Enrollment Set Enrollment for Garden City High School Drivers’ Education course will be held Monday, January 25th, through Thursday, January 28th from 3:45 – 4:15 p.m. in Room F108 in the Freshman Academy on the Garden City High School campus. The course is offered to Garden City High School students. The first session for morning and afternoon classes will be held Monday, February 1, 2016. The classes will allow students to complete the book part of the course; the driving portion will be done during th... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:00:00 GMT Financial Aid Night Garden City High School will hold a Financial Aid Night on Monday, January 25th, at 7:00 p.m. in the GCHS Commons Area. 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 university and college fin... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 06:00:00 GMT Cancelled Thursday The Kenneth Henderson Middle School basketball games for Thursday against Hays have been cancelled due to weather. The will be made up on Saturday morning (1-23-16) starting at 11:00am. The schedule of play will be as follows: 11:00am – 7B 12:00pm – 8B 1:00pm – 7A 2:00pm – 8A Thu, 21 Jan 2016 06:00:00 GMT Information Session Set Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center will host “Not Your Momma’s Math” information session on Thursday, January 21st, at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Parents that have students in grades kindergarten through sixth are encouraged to attend the event. If you have noticed a change in your student’s math work, struggled to help your student with math, wondered why math isn’t the way you learned it, or have been curious about current math instruction, this event will provide information on h... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 06:00:00 GMT Planned at GCHS Garden City High School will host Building Bridges II on Thursday, January 21st, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Commons Area of the school. Refreshments will be served from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. The evening workshop is designed to inform students and parents about what to expect in a job or career. It will also cover how enrolling in elective courses and career pathways can assist in educational planning for college and a career. Students in grades 8th – 12th along with parents are encouraged ... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 06:00:00 GMT