Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:47:25 GMT For Saturday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3189 The Garden City High School basketball teams will host Drive 4UR School on Saturday, September 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Burtis Motor Company, 601 W. Kansas Avenue. The car dealer is sponsoring the event to benefit the basketball programs at GCHS. The public is encouraged to come and test-drive the latest Ford vehicles and earn money for the Buffaloes. Participants must be 18 or older with a valid driver's license and valid automobile insurance. For every test drive, $20 is contributed ... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT Place At Competitions http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3188 The Garden City High School debate team opened the season at two tournaments on Saturday, September 17th. The team hosted the West Kansas Novice Tournament and they also competed at the Washburn Rural Tournament in Topeka. The school had 19 students compete in their first tournament at the West Kansas Novice Tournament. The following students placed in the tournament: Caitlyn Harman/Daniel Darter, 1st place; Ashlyn Griffin/Jaclyn Radke, 2nd place; Drew Unruh/(debated with fill in students), ... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT Planned http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3187 Garden City High School will hold a Parent Connection Night on Thursday, September 22nd, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. The evening will offer parents the opportunity to find out how their child is progressing in school and what can be done at home to build on strengths and overcome challenges to improve academic achievement. Parents are encouraged to bring any questions or concerns to discuss with the teachers. There will also be various presentations of student work on display in the academies du... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT Safety Issue http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3185 Dear Parents or Guardians, Garden City Public Schools administration was contacted late Thursday afternoon with information about a potential threat to Garden City High School. The district informed the Garden City Police Department about the possible threat. The Garden City Police Department immediately started an investigation into the situation. The Garden City Police Department investigated and determined a criminal threat occurred. The threat was an isolated incident between two ... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT Investigating Threat to GCHS http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3183 Garden City Public Schools administration was contacted late Thursday afternoon with information about a potential threat to Garden City High School. The district informed the Garden City Police Department about the possible threat. The Garden City Police Department immediately started an investigation into the situation. The Garden City Police Department investigated a criminal threat and determined the threat was an isolated incident between two students. There were no threats of viole... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT Activities For Students http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3184 Jennie Wilson Elementary will hold its annual NFL Fuel Up To Play 60 Tailgating Activities on Friday, September 16th. This is the sixth year that the school has participated in the nationwide program. Students will participate in a relay course, football toss and various football drills. There will also be discussion with the students about healthy snack choices. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Football League (NFL) and Nati... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT at the Region 1 Kansas Teacher of the Year http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3182 Jesse (Chuy) Bernal, broadcasting teacher at Garden City High School, and Roger Reed, sixth grade science teacher at Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center, were recognized as nominees at the 2017 Region 1 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony held Saturday, September 10th, in Salina, Kansas. The award recognizes excellent teaching in elementary and secondary classrooms across the state. Nominations are made in each of four regions in the state. Region 1 covers the first U.S. co... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT To Start At Schools http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3181 Garden City Public Schools will be implementing the Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) after-school program at Abe Hubert Elementary School, Buffalo Jones Elementary School, Florence Wilson Elementary School, Gertrude Walker Elementary School, and Victor Ornelas Elementary School on Monday, September 12th. The program will provide additional reading practice for students in their specific areas of deficiency. The after-school program will be aligned with the school district’s instructional curriculum... Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT Hold 9/11 Ceremony Friday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3179 The Garden City High School JROTC will hold a ceremony at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9th to commemorate the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001. The event will take place at the flag poles at the public entrance of the high school. The ceremony will feature a wreath laying ceremony, playing of Amazing Grace, and speeches from LTC Wilson Ausmer and Garden City High School principal, Steve Nordby. The GCHS JROTC Honor Guard will lower the American flag to half-staff to conclude the ce... Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT Taking Appointments http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3178 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, September 16, 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 calling the G... Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT In Observance of Labor Day http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3176 Classes, offices, and facilities will be closed Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day. The school district will resume regular business hours and classes will be back in session on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT With GCHS Students http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3175 Arts Fusion Initiative, also known as ArtsFi, is a group of New York based artists formed by Kristen Doering and her peers. The group will be working with Garden City High School music and theatre students on Thursday, September 1st and Friday, September 2nd. The group will be in individual classrooms between orchestra, choir and theater classes on Thursday. The group will be in the auditorium on Friday working with joint classes. Each year's project that the group has goes with a poem th... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT Education Enrollment Set http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3173 Enrollment for Garden City High School’s Drivers' Education course will be held Monday, August 29th, at 3:30 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 6th, from 3:45 - 5:45 p.m., in Room F108 on the GCHS campus. Students will be sche... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT Set for Thursday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3172 The USD 457 orchestra program will hold an instrument display on Thursday, August 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Garden City High School orchestra room, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The display will be for 5th – 12th grade students that are interested in participating in orchestra for the school year. The display will be a hands on experience where students will be able to tryout the instruments to see which one will best fit them. Parents and students will also have an opportunity to meet ... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT Taking Appointments http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3169 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 26, 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 calling the Garf... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT for Gertrude Walker Elementary http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3168 Welcome Back to School Night Set for Gertrude Walker Elementary Gertrude Walker Elementary School will hold a “Welcome Back to School” night on Monday, August 15th. There will be two sessions that parents can attend during the evening. The first session will be at 5:30 p.m. and the second presentation will be held at 6:00 p.m. Teachers will be presenting information to parents in the classrooms. The evening provides parents the opportunity to become familiar with the school, teachers... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT Accepting Enrollment http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3166 The USD 457 Virtual Academy is currently taking enrollment of nontraditional students in grades nine to twelve and adults looking to continue their education. The Virtual 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 that students can t... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT For USD 457 http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3165 The first, and second between the negotiating teams of the Garden City Educators’ Association and the Board of Education of Garden City Public Schools U.S.D 457 will be held on Saturday, August 13th, and Sunday, August 14th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., each day. The meetings will be held in the Board Room at the Educational Support Center, 1205 Fleming Street, Garden City, Kansas. Discussion topics for the first meeting on Saturday include: the exchange of letters, training on interest-base... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT Half-day Orientation http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3164 The first day of school for USD 457 is Thursday, August 11th, 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 12, 2016. All classes will be in session for the start of the 2016-17 school year. The release times for the schools... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT Available August 10th http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3163 Starting Wednesday, August 10th, 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 29, 2016... Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT