Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Sat, 30 May 2015 10:09:31 GMT Summer Bookmobile http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2872 Starting Monday, June 1st, the Books on the Bus program, better known as B.O.B., will start visit various sites in Garden City, Monday through Thursday. The Bookmobile's last scheduled visit will be held on July 30, 2015. The Bookmobile will not visit the community June 29th through July 2nd. B.O.B. is a traveling bus that brings books to various locations in Garden City during the summer. The bus visits the community Mondays through Thursdays during June and July. The goal of B.O.B. is... Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT Semester School http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2870 Garden City High School will hold semester school Monday, June 1st, through Friday, June 5th. Core classes and electives will be held from 8:00 a.m. to noon each day. Enrollment will take place at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1st, in the Arts and Communications Commons Area, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Semester school is for GCHS students in ninth through twelfth grades that did not pass English, Math, Science, Social Studies and electives classes during the second semester. Students that have a... Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT June 2nd at Florence Wilson Elementary http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2871 Florence Wilson Elementary School will host Body Venture on Tuesday, June 2nd, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Children will have the opportunity to explore the human body and learn about the importance of good nutrition and physical fitness. The USDA Summer Food Service Program will also be offering a free lunch during the event from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children 1-18 years of age. The Body Venture tour begins when children become a food such as a carrot, low-fat milk or a piece of c... Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT Staff at Luncheon http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2868 The Garden City Association of Educational Office Professionals (GCAEOP) held its Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 27th, at the Garden City High School Commons Area. The organization’s membership selects an Administrator of the Year and Office Professional of the Year, who are recognized at the luncheon. This year the organization honored Marsha Jarboe, Payroll Coordinator, as the Administrator for the 2014-2015 school year. The other nominee for administrator of the year was James... Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT Summer Camp In June http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2866 Garden City High School International Thespian Society/Drama Club will present their first annual summer Drama Camp June 1st – 12th from 8:00 a.m. to noon each day at the GCHS Auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. This year’s camp will present “Into the Woods JR.,” a one hour version of the original musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. All of your favorite fairy tale characters-Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and the Witch- meet and interact in this whimsica... Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT and Long-time Employees http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2869 Garden City Public Schools honored long-time employees on Friday, May 22rd, at a Board of Education Staff Recognition Luncheon held in the Commons Area at Garden City High School. Each year Garden City Public Schools proudly salutes all of its retiring employees and those who continue to serve the district after 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service. For many, their service to the district and students has lasted decades - allowing them to hone their skills, to mentor their colleag... Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT Closed Memorial Day http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2865 The offices and facilities at Garden City Public Schools will be closed on Monday, May 25th, in observance of Memorial Day. The school district will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT is Thursday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2864 The last day of school for Garden City Public Schools is Thursday, May 21, 2015. Friday, May 22nd, will be a work day in the morning for teachers to wrap-up the school year. Starting Monday, June 1st, the Books on the Bus program, better known as B.O.B., will be visiting various sites in Garden City. The Kids Meals on Wheels Bus will be accompanying B.O.B. at its Garden City locations during the summer. The Summer Food Service Program will also begin June 1st. Free breakfasts and lunches... Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT Scheduled During the Week http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2861 Several music concerts are scheduled at Garden City Public Schools during the week. The free concerts are open to the public. Kenneth Henderson Middle School will present a band concert on Monday, May 18th, at 6:00 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center will present a band concert on Monday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Horace Good Middle School will present a choir concert on Monday, May 18th, at 7:00 p.m. in Stevens Park on Main Street. ... Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT Through Fund for Teachers http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2862 Four Garden City teachers were awarded a fellowship from Fund for Teachers on April 2nd to travel to Greece this July. The purpose of the trip is to study Ancient Greek Theater for writing lesson plans on Greek theater and architecture and for development of a production of Sophocles’ Antigone for next year’s theater season. High School theater teachers, Alice Hilt and Barbara Hilt, FACS teacher, Robyn Hilt, and 3rd grade Alta Brown teacher, Andie Alvarado were awarded the fellowship. These f... Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT Jester Awards http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2863 The Garden City High School drama department won two Jesters Awards from the Music Theatre of Wichita on Friday, May 8th. The awards received were for Outstanding Scenic Design and Outstanding Costume Design. Garden City High School’s production of “Into the Woods” was nominated for three Jesters Awards in early May. These nominations were for Outstanding Scenic Design to Barbara Hilt and the Technical Theater Class, Outstanding Costume Design to Robyn Hilt, and Technical Achievement for Ti... Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT Graduation Set For Saturday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2858 Commencement exercises for the 128th Garden City High School senior class will take place Saturday, May 16th, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium on the campus of Garden City High School, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The Baccalaureate ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 16th, in the auditorium on the GCHS campus. This will start the day of celebration for the commencement exercises. Each graduate will receive seven (7) tickets during graduation practice that will be held May 13th and ... Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT Hall of Fame Set for Friday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2859 The Garden City High School Hall of Fame Committee has selected Michael Quint, local inductee, and Dr. Bradley Hart, out of town inductee, to be inducted into the Garden City High School Hall of Fame on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., in the Garden City High School Commons Area, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. Tours of the high school will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15th, and a buffet dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the high... Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT During The Week http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2856 Several music concerts are scheduled at Garden City Public Schools during the week. The free concerts are open to the public. Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center will present a choir concert on Monday, May 11th, at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Horace Good Middle School will present a band concert on Tuesday, May 12th, at 6:30 p.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium. The Garden City High School Modern Show Choir will present its annual showcase on Tuesday May 12th, at 7:30 p.m. in the audito... Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT The Dale Dennis Award http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2857 Austin Greathouse, a senior at Garden City High School, has received the Dale Dennis Excellence in Education award sponsored by the United School Administrators of Kansas. The award was presented to Greathouse during Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, May 6th, in the Garden City High School Commons Area. “Austin has demonstrated the characteristics necessary to receive this prestigious award,” said James Mireles, Garden City High School Principal. “This award is given out annually in honor o... Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT Graduation Set For Saturday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2851 Commencement exercises for the Garden City Alternate Education Center will take place Saturday, May 9th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex on the Garden City Community College Campus, 801 Campus Drive. Over 30 GCAEC graduates will receive their diploma at the ceremony. The school’s administration is requesting that guests do not bring balloons, air horns or other noise making devices to distract from the graduation ceremony. The graduates are being asked to follow a few ... Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT Due to Weather http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2854 Due to a forecast for inclement severe weather the GCHS jazz concert scheduled for Saturday at 2:00 pm in the park has been canceled in favor of a flipped concert. Students will record and videos will be posted on YouTube for parents to watch and enjoy. The GCHS orchestra awards picnic scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, at 5:30 p.m. has been cancelled due to the possibility of severe weather. There will be a come and go lunch for the GCHS orchestra students on Thursday, May 14th, during their ... Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT Planned at Schools http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2850 A number of retirement receptions are planned throughout the district to celebrate the years of dedicated service of employees that are retiring. Edith Scheuerman Elementary School will host a reception for Sandy Almos on Friday, May 8th, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in the gymnasium at the school. Jennie Wilson Elementary School will host a reception for Jan Collins and Peggy McGlynn on Monday May 11th, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. The reception will be held in the in the gymnasium at the school. ... Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT Takes Third at State http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2852 The Garden City High School forensics team took third place at the KSHSAA State Speech/Drama Championships at Olathe Northwest on Saturday, May 2nd. The team had a number of students place in the competition. The students that were state finalists were: Eric Maxwell, 2nd place in Dramatic Interpretation and 4th place in Humorous Interpretation; Isabel Serafin, 2nd place in Prose Interpretation; Kimberly Cano, 3rd place in Dramatic Interpretation; Maggie Unruh, 4th place in Oration; Isabel ... Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT “Is It Summer Yet” 5K Race http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2853 Victor Ornelas Elementary School Wellness committee is sponsoring “Is It Summer Yet” 5K and one mile fun walk on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. at the school. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. Free will donations will be accepted. For every dollar given participants will receive a raffle ticket to be entered to win a Fitbit, weights, and other healthy prizes. The race will cover three miles and will follow a route from the school to Sam’s Club and then back to the ... Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT