Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:12:49 GMT National FCCLA STAR Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2833 Garden City High School members of the Kansas Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, or FCCLA, recently attended the annual State Leadership Conference and STAR Event Competition on April 13th and 14th in Wichita, Kansas. The following students competed in the state STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events and qualified to compete at the National Convention this July in Washington D.C. The students are Rosa Murillo who took gold in Fashion Construction; ... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Advance To State Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2829 Garden City High School orchestra students traveled to Dodge City High School for regional solo contest on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Twelve soloists have advanced to state competition that will take place in Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The GCHS orchestra soloists that received a “I” rating and are advancing to state include: Rafael Diaz, cello; Tia Dunsworth, bass; Daniel Carrasco, cello; Haley Daugaard, cello; Jessie Johannes, violin; Sir Dennis, violin; Curtis Wedel, viol... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Advance To State Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2830 Garden City High School choir students traveled to Dodge City High School for regional solo and ensemble contest on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Sixty-five choir students performed at the contest. 18 soloists have advanced to 6A state competition, which is an all-time high for the program. Four GCHS ensembles have advanced to 6A state competition that will take place in Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The GCHS choir soloists that received a “I” rating and are advancing to state ... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Rates At State Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2831 The Garden City High School music department participated in the State Large Group Contest held Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The competition was held at Dodge City High School in Dodge City, Kansas. A panel made up of three judges rated each of the performances in their particular music group. Garden City High School took two bands to state competition. The bands and rankings include: Symphonic Band received a “II” rating and the Wind Ensemble received a “I” rating. Three choirs particip... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Sunday at GCHS http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2828 The Spring into Wellness event will be held Sunday, April 19th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Garden City High School. The event will start off with a 5K and One mile run/walk at the Garden City High School stadium. Registration begins at 12:45 p.m. with the race starting at 2:00 p.m. The other events will be the Garden City Recreation Safe Kids Day featuring the Bike Rodeo and Obstacle Course and bike helmet giveaway, while supplies last. There will be other activities during the day that will ... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Science Olympiad State Tournament http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2826 Horace Good Middle School students placed at the Science Olympiad state tournament held on Saturday, April 4th, at Wichita State University. Adam Beasley, Sydney Bunch and Santiago Nunez took 3rd at the competition and brought home bronze medals. Other students that placed at state: Declan Gough and Huy Le took 5th in Solar System; Adam Beasley and Sydney Bunch took 7th in Write It Do It; and Zin Phyo and Mary Niere took 10th in Bio-Process Lab. The students have been preparing since Oc... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT High Performing Schools of the Year http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2827 The Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators (KAMSA) named Horace Good Middle School and Kenneth Henderson Middle School 2014-15 High Performing Schools. This is an outstanding achievement in a competition among public middle schools in Kansas. The two middle schools will be honored at the KAMSA Spring Conference Luncheon on May 1, 2015 at the Kansas Association of School Boards building in Topeka, Kansas. There will be a total of fourteen Kansas Middle Schools that will be awarded... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT At Educational Support Center http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2823 Garden City High School art students will display their artwork April 9th through May 1st in the lobby of the Educational Support Center, 1205 Fleming Street. The showing is from the annual Southwest Kansas Student Art Competition that was held at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) on Wednesday, April 8th. The art will then be moved to the GCHS School of Arts & Communications “Spring Fever” showcase on the evening of May 12th. The school took 100 pieces of art work and won 30 awards at the c... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Friday and Saturday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2822 Garden City High School will present the romantic comedy Almost, Maine April 10th and 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the GCHS Auditorium. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students. Almost, Maine is a series of short scenes that all take place in the town of Almost, Maine. All is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the b... Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT 5K & 1 Mile Walk Run http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2821 USD 457 will host a Spring Into Wellness 5K & 1 Mile Walk Run on Sunday, April 19, 2015. The event will take place at the Garden City High School stadium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Registration begins at 12:45 p.m. with the race starting at 2:00 p.m. USD 457 staff members have a free entry into the race. It is also free to children 18 years of age and younger. T-shirts for the race can be purchased for $8.00. Entry fee for adults is $15.00 before April 10th, $20 after April 10th. Medals... Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Superintendent Position http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2817 The Board of Education met on Thursday, April 2, and after a lengthy deliberation the board offered the superintendent position to Dr. Steve Karlin. Dr. Karlin accepted the position, pending contract negotiations. The board will meet in a closed session at Monday night’s board meeting to work out details of Dr. Karlin’s contract. Dr. Karlin is taking over the superintendent position from Dr. Rick Atha who has been with USD 457 since 2005. His resignation from USD 457 is effective June 30,... Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT For USD 457 http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2815 There will be no school for Garden City Public Schools on Friday, April 3rd for Spring vacation. There will also be no school on Monday, April 6th for a scheduled teacher release inservice day for the district. The district offices and facilities will be open with regular business hours Friday and Monday. Classes will be back in session on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 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'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 KDOT People Saving People Award http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2816 Kenneth Henderson Middle School science teachers and Garden City police officer Troy Davis have received the state’s 2015 People Saving People Award for their efforts to improve traffic safety on April 1st. The award is part of the 21st annual Kansas Transportation Safety Conference that was held in Wichita. The group developed curriculum on the physics of a vehicle/pedestrian collision to teach students in detail the impact a crash can have. Officer Davis then demonstrated a simulated crash.... 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