Garden City Public Schools Garden City Public Schools News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:36:32 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 29, 2014. 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... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT Set For Tuesday The Garden City High School JROTC will be host a Meet the Instructors Night at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19th. This annual event will take place at the Point in the Commons Area at the school. The event will provide parents the opportunity to meet and talk to the instructors that will be teaching the cadets. The instructors will be providing information about the JROTC program at the high school. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT Available August 13th Starting Wednesday, August 13th, 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 on August 1... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT Starting Thursday Garden City High School will have an updated traffic flow to regulate and direct traffic during the dismissal of school starting Thursday, August 14th. The change to the traffic plan is due to the safety of the students as they leave the facility. The change to the afternoon traffic pattern will be for everyone to go into the north student parking lot to pick up their child after school. The circle will be chained off and only busses will be allowed in the front loop until traffic has clear... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT With Half-day Orientation The first day of school for USD 457 is Wednesday, August 13th, 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 Thursday, August 14, 2014. All classes will be in session for the start of the 2014-15 school year. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 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 year. Open houses scheduled for Monday, August 11th, include: Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Plymell Elementary School, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Victor Ornelas Elementary School, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Open houses on Tue... Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT To Speak Monday The Back-to-School Convocation for Garden City Public Schools is scheduled for Monday, August 11th, at Garden City High School. The district will have Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder and Chairman of the International Center for Leadership, and Mr. Ray McNulty, Dean for the School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University share their insights regarding the future for public education as part of a daylong agenda. Both have presented at the state, national and international levels on the needs... Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT with Students Parents of sophomore students at Garden City High School are asked to attend the first hour of class on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 13th. Sophomores will be picking up their class schedules from 7:45 to 8:10 a.m. There will be a light breakfast served during that time to the sophomore parents in attendance in the Commons Area, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Sophomores and their parents will report to their academy Student Learning Center at 8:10 a.m. for a “Welcome” by the acade... Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT for 2014-15 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 2014-15 school year. Tracy Leiker has been appointed to be the new principal at Victor Ornelas Elementary School. Leiker is moving from the associate principal position at Garden City High School. Leiker has been in the district for 15 years. Phil Keidel will be the new principal at Gertrude Walker Elementary School. He... Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT Training on Insight 360 Junior Leadership Corps (JLC) program instructors, Steve Smith from Kenneth Henderson Middle School and Brad Hill from Horace Good Middle School, participated in training sessions on July 28th and 29th to learn how to use the newly updated curriculum for the program. They also trained on the integrated technology system, Insight 360. Insight 360 is a revolutionary classroom instruction system that engages students in multiple ways during lessons with mobile interactive whiteboards (Mobi... Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT Wednesday, August 6th Garden City High School will hold enrollment for the 2014-15 school year on Wednesday, August 6th, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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 $30.00 iPad protection plan will also be collected during the time of enrollment. If parents or students choose to purchase a student activity ticket they are $20.00. Students can pick up sched... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT Set For August 5th Garden City Public Schools will hold middle school enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. The middle school enrollment fee is $32. Enrollment will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Norman Clark Courtyard at Horace J. Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main Street. Enrollment will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at Kenneth Henderson Middle School, 2406 Fleming Street. Students must enroll in their neighborhood school, according to school b... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT For Tuesday Garden City Public Schools will hold a substitute teacher inservice Tuesday, August 5th, in the Falcon Room at Kenneth Henderson Middle School, 2406 Fleming Street, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. The inservice will be for substitute teachers who want to teach in the district during the 2014-2015 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. Substitut... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT For 2014-15 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 will need to be enrolled and paid the iPad insurance fee before they can receive the iPad. If there was damage to the iPad from the previous year, the student will have to pay ... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT Mailed Out 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 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 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 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 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 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