Garden City Public Schools Garden City Public Schools News Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:02:35 GMT Education Enrollment Set Enrollment for Garden City High School’s Drivers' Education course will be held September 1st - 4th from 3:45 – 4:15 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 8th, from 3:45 - 5:45 p.m., in Room F108 on the GCHS campus, 2720 Buffalo W... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Selected as State Officer Garden City High School senior Issac Silva and junior Mackenzie Briggs attended the Kansas Thespians planning meeting on August 22nd at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Kansas City. Two delegates from every participating school in the state participated in the meeting. Silva was selected from an elite group of 18 applicants to be the one of four state Thespian officers for the Kansas Thespians Conference in January at Century II in Wichita. This is the first time in many years that a Gard... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT GCHS Students The Arts Fusion Initiative returns to Garden City for a second consecutive year to lead workshops at Garden City High School. The artists will take the stage at the high school with a group of hand-picked students for a one-of-a-kind performance. The performance is set to take place on Friday, August 28th at 7:30 p.m. in the GCHS Auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Tickets for the performance are $12.50 in advance or $15 at the door and $5 for students. One adult ticket admits one child (14 yea... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 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 28, 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's hearing, vision, large and small muscle development, communication, and thinking skills. Appointments may be made by calling the Garf... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Orientation The first day of school for USD 457 is Thursday, 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 Friday, August 14, 2015. All classes will be in session for the start of the 2015-16 school year. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 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. Garden City High School, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd., will hold an open house on Tuesday, August 11th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Students will be able to get their schedules, IDs, and tour the building during the open house. Open houses on Wednesday, Augus... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 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 for the 2015-16 school year. 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... Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Available August 12th Starting Wednesday, August 12th, 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 17, 2015.... Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Garden City Public Schools for 2015-16 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 2015-16 school year. Matthew Bayer will be the new associate principal at Kenneth Henderson Middle School. Bayer is moving from a teaching position at Abe Hubert Elementary School. Christy Botts will be the new principal at Edith Scheuerman Elementary School. Botts is moving from the associate principal position at Abe Hubert Ele... Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT For All District Inservice Garden City Public Schools will be closed the morning of Friday, August 7 for a District Professional Development Day for all Garden City Public School staff members. This is when all staff return to get ready for the start of the 2015-16 school year. There will be a welcome to all staff by the Superintendent of Schools starting at 8:15 a.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace J. Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main Street. The featured speakers for the opening of the new school year will be th... Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Changes Start and Ending Times Garfield Early Childhood Center has had to make an adjustment to their start and ending times for the 2015-16 school year. The times for the morning classes will be from 8:00-11:00 a.m. The afternoon class schedule will be from 11:40-2:40 p.m. The change was made to accommodate the efficient transportation of students to and from the school. The first day of school for Garfield Early Childhood Center will be Monday, August 17th. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Mailed Out The Nutrition Services department at Garden City Public Schools has mailed out 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 application. ... Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Moving to eFund online Payment Service USD 457 Child Nutrition and Wellness Department is moving to eFund for all on-line meal payments. This is an online payment service that the district uses for parents to pay enrollment fees, student activities, yearbooks and other miscellaneous fees. This will simplify the process for parents, as well as having one place for viewing your student’s fees and meal history. All MealPay accounts have been inactivated. To create an eFunds account you need to follow the link: https://eps.mvpban... Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Planned for August 5th Garden City High School will hold enrollment for the 2015-16 school year on Wednesday, August 5th, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. During this time, student ID pictures will be taken and lockers will be assigned. Students can also get a parking permit during the enrollment process. 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. Payment... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT Scheduled Garden City Public Schools will hold a substitute teacher inservice at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5th, in the cafeteria at Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center, 3101 Belmont Place. The inservice will be for substitute teachers who want to teach in the district during the 2015-2016 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 teacher... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT To Premiere New Radio Station The Buffalo Broadcasting System at Garden City High School will hold its premiere broadcast of KBFZ-LP, located at 101.7 on the FM dial, at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015. This will be the first time that this Low Power FM (LPFM) radio station will broadcast. The station has 100 watts of power, which will reach an eight mile radius out into the community from the high school where the antenna is based. Buffalo Broadcasting System received a license on July 6, 2015 to begin broadcasting... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT Set for 2015-16 School Year Garden City Public Schools will hold middle school enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year for Horace J. Good Middle School on Monday, August 3, 2015. Kenneth Henderson Middle School will hold enrollment on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. 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 Mi... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT To Distribute Backpacks Friday Several community agencies will be distributing backpacks filled with school supplies on Friday, July 31st, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 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 Bus... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT USD 457 Summer Programs Monday, July 27th, will be the start of the last week that the USD 457 Summer Books on the Bus (B.O.B.), Kids Meals on Wheels and Summer Food Service programs for the summer. The last scheduled visit by the bookmobile and Kids Meals on Wheels is Thursday, July 30, 2015. The sites that the Bookmobile will visit Monday through Thursday include: Garden Spot Apartments, 305 W. Mary, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.; Ayala Park, 216 N. Taylor, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Public Swimming Pool, i... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT For 2015-16 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 must 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 Technolo... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT