Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:27:11 GMT Parent Teacher Conferences http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2701 There will be no school for students at Garden City Public Schools on Thursday, October 30th, and Friday, October 31st. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on these days. School will be back in session on Monday, November 3, 2014. A number of schools in the district will start conferences earlier in the week. Parents will learn how their children are doing in their classes and if changes are needed to improve achievement. Parents are encouraged to bring any questions or concerns to ... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT Available At GCHS http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2700 The Garden City High School Career Center has applications for the Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar that will take place June 2015. Garden City High School sophomores are encouraged to apply for a chance to be this year’s HOBY Representative for the school. The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar will be held at Kansas State University. It is one of the oldest and most prominent youth leadership organizations in the world, and it is quite an honor for a student to be chosen t... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT Top Ratings at Competitions http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2703 Garden City High School Marching Stampede competed at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Marching Band Competition on Tuesday, October 21st, at Memorial Stadium in Dodge City, Kansas. The band received a Superior - One rating at the competition. The other bands that competed in the event included: Dodge City, Great Bend, Hays, Holcomb, and Liberal. Judges were on hand to rate each performance. The Marching Stampede also competed at their first marching event of the year earlier in... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT At GCHS http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2704 Garden City High School will hold a SAFE Night on Tuesday, October 28th, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. SAFE stands for Seatbelts Are For Everyone. The focus of the program is to improve safe habits when it comes to driving. There will be a number of organizations present to provide demonstrations and information about distracted driving, texting while driving, drinking and driving, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to explore what can happen when you don’t practice safety precautio... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT Workday and New Teacher Inservice http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2699 There will be no school for Garden City Public Schools on Friday, October 24, 2014. Friday is a scheduled workday in the morning for teachers. The afternoon will be an inservice for new teachers. The district offices and facilities will be open with regular business hours on Friday. School will be back in session on Monday, October 27, 2014. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT Concert Thursday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2697 The middle school and high school orchestras will present a concert on Thursday, October 23rd, in the Garden City High School auditorium. The middle school orchestras will perform at 6:00 p.m. and will feature 122 students. The high school will present their concert at 7:00 p.m. and will have 120 students performing during the concert. The free concerts are open to the public. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT State Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2698 The Garden City High School debate team competed at the Blue Valley North Debate Tournament on Saturday, October 18th. Mary Buchele and Maggie Unruh qualified for the KSHSAA 2-Speaker State Debate competition in January. They also earned enough points to qualify for the Kansas Debate Coaches Invitational that will also take place in January. They are the first GCHS team to qualify for the Debate Coaches Invitational in four years. Mary Buchele and Maggie Unruh had a preliminary record of 4-... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT Presentation on October 21st http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2695 The Southwest Plains Regional Service Center will present A Five-Year Budget Plan for the State of Kansas on Tuesday, October 21st, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main Street. Kansas Policy Institute President, Dave Trabert, will share facts on economic indicators and show how the Kansas budget can be balanced without any service reductions or tax increases. Kansas State Department of Education facts on school spending for the State and... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT Judges Needed http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2690 Garden City High School will host its annual Buffalo Debate Tournament that will be starting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014. The tournament will conclude on Saturday, October 25, starting at 8:00 a.m. There will be 20 high schools from around the state with more than 150 individual debaters competing in the tournament. The school is seeking volunteers to help judge the debates. For more information, contact Russ Tidwell, GCHS Debate Coach, at 805-5519, or by e-mail at rtidwell@gc... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT State President of JAG http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2694 Garden City High School senior, Jack Spellman, was elected State President of the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) - Kansas Career Association in Salina, Kansas on Friday, October 10th. He ran against many impressive candidates from around the state for the position. He now is given the opportunity to represent Kansas at the National Conference in Washington D.C. where he will have the opportunity to compete against his peers in an event of his choosing. JAG is an organization that is... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT with Shopping Spree http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2693 National retailer Stage Stores, Inc. surprised Debbie Adler, fourth grade teacher at Jennie Barker Elementary School, with a $500 shopping spree. Adler was recently selected as the winner of the department store’s Educator Appreciation Days Facebook Sweepstakes held last month. Representatives from Stage Stores were on hand to present Adler the surprise award. The presentation took place during an assembly at on Wednesday, October 15th, at Jennie Barker Elementary School. In September, St... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT Finalists Named http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2692 The C.A.R.E. Task Force of the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the six finalists for this year’s Crystal Apple Teacher Recognition Program. The task force is made up of representatives from the business community. This is the 19th year the program has honored outstanding teachers in Finney County for their exceptional efforts in education. “The Chamber is thrilled to support our Finney County teachers,” says Steve Dyer, Chamber President, “They work hard to ensure students... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT Kansas Honor Scholars http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2689 There have been a number of Garden City High School seniors that have been named Kansas Honor Scholars by the University of Kansas Alumni Association. The students were recognized on October 8th, by the Alumni Association with a dinner and recognition ceremony held in their honor at Garden City High School. The GCHS students include: Isaac Alfaro, Cassandra Ashlock, Marco Banuelos, Sydney Bellows, Jaymie Bernbeck, Sara Bilberry, Lindsay Bradstreet, Mary Lynn Buchele, Tom Cao, Tania Carmona ... Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT For October 15th http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2688 The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be administered to interested college-bound junior students on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The PSAT exam will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Avenue. Students will need to arrive at 7:45 a.m. No transportation will be provided to the testing site, however school transportation will be provided back to school if requested. If students arrive late, they will not be allow... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT in 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2687 Garden City High School senior Mary Buchele was recently named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015 compet... Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT To School Day Wednesday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2685 Finney County Safe Kids will celebrate International Walk Your Child to School Day on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The purpose of this event is to promote pedestrian safety and awareness amongst Finney County kids. Each USD 457 elementary school is hosting a separate event to include presentations from local law enforcement, walking events during school, and more. Edith Scheuerman Elementary School students will have the opportunity to participate in an all school “Walk To School” event b... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT First At Hays Tournament http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2686 The Garden City High School Debate team took first at the Hays High Arrowhead Invitational on Saturday, October 4th. The team had a combined three team win-loss sweepstakes record of 12 wins and three losses. In addition to the first place finish, the following students placed in their divisions. The students include: Rafael Uribe/Edgar Reyes, 1st Novice (5-0); Emily Unruh, 1st Open Speaker (Perfect Speaker Points); Rafael Uribe, 2nd Novice Speaker; Emily Unruh/Long Nguyen, 3rd Open (4-... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT Presentation October 8th http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2683 "The Impacts of Kansas' Changing Tax Policy" presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 8th, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Garden City High School Auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Annie McKay, Executive Director of the Kansas Center for Economic Growth, and Bernie Koch, Executive Director of the Kansas Economic Progress Council, will be co-presenting. There will also be time for questions and answers during the presentation. The presentation covers the tax cuts that the Kansas legisla... Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT Thursday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2682 The GCHS Student Council will present a Homecoming Carnival from 4:00-6:00 p.m. It will be held in the parking lot near the point on the GCHS campus. Booths at the carnival will offer a variety of activities. Each booth will have its own ticket price. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT Teacher’s Video On Instruction http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2681 A video developed by Alex Koning, science teacher at Kenneth Henderson Middle School, has been accepted by Carolina Biological Supply Company to use as an example of a flipped classroom. A flipped classroom is a form of blended learning in which students learn new content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and what used to be homework is now done in class with teachers offering more personalized guidance and interaction with students, instead of lecturing. Carolina Biologi... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT