Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:06:59 GMT Taking Appointments http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2814 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, April 10, 2015. 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&apos;s hearing, vision, large and small muscle development, communication, and thinking skills. Appointments may be made by calling the Garfi... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Dr. Steve Karlin http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2812 Dr. Steve Karlin, currently deputy superintendent of Garden City USD 457, is a candidate for the position of superintendent of schools for USD 457 school district. Dr. Karlin graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Science Education in 1988. He earned his Masters of Science degree from Kansas State University in Secondary Education in 1994. In 1998, he received his Building Leadership Endorsement from Fort Hays State University and his Doctora... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Profiles: Dr. Fred Dierksen http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2811 Dr. Fred Dierksen, current superintendent of USD 376 Sterling, is a candidate for the position of superintendent of schools for the Garden City USD 457 school district. Dr. Dierksen graduated from Sterling College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education in 1982. He earned his Masters of Science degree from Fort Hays State University in Educational Administration in 1988 and his Doctorate in Educational Administration from Wichita State University in 2005. His teac... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Set For Saturday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2809 The Garden City High School Junior Senior prom will be held Saturday, March 28th, in the GCHS practice gymnasium. The theme for this year’s gala event is “Pandora’s Paradise.” The promenade will beginning at 7:00 p.m. The decorated gym will be open for public viewing on Saturday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Prom pictures will be taken starting at 8:30 p.m. For the dance, students will need to enter the at the weight room doors across from the tennis courts. Guests will need to park in studen... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Students To National Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2807 The Garden City High School Forensics team had 11 students in competition at the West Kansas National Forensic League Congressional Debate national qualifying tournament on March 13th at Maize South High School. Nine students made the final or “Supersession” of the congress. The team won the overall school sweepstakes award for this event. Seniors Mary Lynn Buchele and Maggie Unruh were first and second in House and qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association’s national tournament... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Win KAB Awards http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2808 Students from the Garden City High School Buffalo Broadcasting System (BBS) - radio and television classes competed in the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) state awards competition and received a large number of awards. There were a record 42 awards given to the program with 19 state champions, 15 state runner-up awards, and eight state Honorable Mention finishes. The awards will be handed out at the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Seminar in Topeka, Kansas on Tuesday, ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Awards Mini-grants http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2805 The Garden City Public Schools Foundation Grant Squad visited schools Tuesday, March 24th, to award mini-grants to help teachers enhance their classrooms. The awards were presented to teachers in a surprise celebration in their classrooms. The foundation received 20 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 development for ... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Interviews Set for USD 457 http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2806 The Garden City USD 457 Board of Education will begin interviewing candidates to replace Dr. Rick Atha as superintendent of schools. They have selected two candidates to interview for the position. The interviews will be conducted on Monday, March 30th and Tuesday, March 31st and will not be open to the public. However, there will be an opportunity for the community and the media each day to meet and ask questions of the candidate being interviewed, from 3:00-3:30 p.m., in the Educational Sup... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT On Dating Abuse http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2804 The Garden City High School International Thespian Society (ITS) Troupe # 2846 and the GCHS Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will be presenting a night of plays about dating abuse. The performances will take place on Friday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the GCHS Auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The two plays are “Love Doesn’t Hurt” and “Safe Dates.” Tickets are $2 and all funds collected will be donated to the Family Crisis Center in Garden City. Refreshments will... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT District March 16 - 20 http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2801 Garden City Public Schools will observe Spring Break March 16th – 20th. School will not be in session during the break. The Educational Support Center (ESC), 1205 Fleming, will be closed on Friday, March 20th. The Teacher Resource Center, at the ESC, will be closed during the week. Classes will be back in session on Monday, March 23, 2015. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Approves 2015-2016 Calendar http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2800 The Garden City Public Schools Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 school calendar at the March 2nd meeting. A morning session of school will be held for elementary, fifth, seventh, and ninth grades and students new to the district on Thursday, August 13, 2015. The first day of school for all students is Friday, August 14, 2015. Some key dates on the calendar include: • Orientation for new teachers: August 4th – 6th • Inservice for all teachers: August 7th – 11th • Workday for a... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT During The Week http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2799 There are a number of Garden City Public Schools that will present music concerts during the week. All of the concerts are open to the public with free admission. Garden City High School will present a band concert on Monday, March 9th, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium on the Garden City High School campus. The concert band will present three pieces, symphonic band will present two pieces and the wind ensemble will present four pieces during the concert. Kenneth Henderson Middle School wil... Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT March 5th - 8th http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2797 Planned Next Week The Garden City High School will present “Harvey” March 5th – 7th at 7:00 p.m. and March 8th at 2:30 p.m. in the GCHS Auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. “Harvey” is about Elwood P. Dowd who is a man who claims to have an unseen and presumably imaginary friend of Harvey whom Elwood describes as a six-and-a-half-foot tall rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Ve... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:00:00 GMT Taking Appointments http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2796 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, March 6, 2015. 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&apos;s hearing, vision, large and small muscle development, communication, and thinking skills. Appointments may be made by calling the Garfie... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:00:00 GMT Wins 6A State Championship http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2795 The Garden City High School wrestling team won its third straight Class 6A state team championship Saturday night. Also for the third straight year senior Tevin Briscoe and junior Michael Prieto took individual titles. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT 19th Telethon Monday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2793 The 19th Garden City High School Broadcasting, Debate, and Forensics Telethon will be held Monday, March 2nd, from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. The live broadcast will be aired on the Buffalo Broadcasting System (BBS-TV Channel 21). It will also be streamed online at http://thecube.com/event/telethon-xix-469950. The six-hour telecast will showcase the talents of students involved in the GCHS broadcasting, debate and forensics programs. The telethon will include debate rounds, acting events, and news ... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT <link>http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2792</link> <description>There will be no school for students at Garden City Public Schools on Thursday, February 26, and Friday, February 27, for Parent Teacher Conferences. School will be back in session on Monday, March 2, 2015. Parents will learn how their children are doing in their classes and if changes are needed to improve achievement. Parents are encouraged to bring any questions or concerns to discuss with the teacher. Parents will also have an opportunity to take a survey to provide feedback to the dis...</description> <pubDate>Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT</pubDate> <guid /> </item> <item> <title>For New Superintendent http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2788 The USD 457 Board of Education is conducting a survey to gather input from all stakeholders in the search for a new superintendent for the district. The survey will help the Board identify the criteria/characteristics of leadership to look for as applications are considered for the superintendent’s position. The Board of Education has contracted with the Kansas Association of School Boards to aid in the search for a new superintendent. The Board is working to select the most qualified candi... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Due to Weather http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2791 There will be no school Monday due to weather. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Cancelled Due To Weather http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2790 College Goal Sunday scheduled for today has been cancelled due to the weather. If you and your family still need help or have questions completing your FAFSA (Financial Aid) see your counselor or call the GCCC financial aide office for assistance 620-276-9519. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT