Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:43:53 GMT Crystal Apple Teacher For 2014 http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2723 Three Garden City Public Schools teachers were named 2014 Crystal Apple Teachers of Finney County on Thursday, November 20th. The three teachers who won the highly honored distinction include: Sarah Cross, Abe Hubert Elementary School; Melanie Garrison, Garfield Early Childhood Center and Kip Nichols, Garden City High School. The teachers were recognized at a banquet held at the Clarion Inn in Garden City. Each Crystal Apple Teacher received a $1,000 cash award; they also received an engra... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Friday Night At GCHS http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2722 Garden City High School will hold Meet the Buffs on Friday, November 21st, to get the first glimpse of the 2014-15 Garden City High School basketball teams. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Garden City High School gymnasium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Admission to the event is a donation of any size Gatorade sports drink that will be accepted at the door. The donated drinks will help to hydrate the GCHS basketball teams throughout the upcoming season. The events will... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT American Education Week http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2719 Garden City Public Schools will be celebrating American Education Week, November 17-21. American Education Week helps to raise public awareness of the importance of education. During this week the district celebrates great schools and the partnerships between teachers, support staff, students, parents, and the community. Garden City Public Schools is committed to providing the highest quality education to all students. Helping children be successful in school is the goal of all educators ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Awards Mini-grants To Teachers http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2720 The Garden City Public Schools Foundation Grant Squad visited schools on Monday, November 17th, and award five $200 mini-grants to help teachers enhance their classrooms. The awards were presented to teachers in a surprise celebration in their classrooms. The foundation received 23 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 ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT District Choir http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2716 Garden City High School had 26 choir students travel to Dodge City for live district tryouts on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Students qualifying in the event tried out individually. Each student sang selected portions of three difficult songs in a live audition. Twenty-two students were selected for district choir. This is also a state audition for sophomores, juniors and seniors. After their concert on December 6th the top-scoring eight sopranos, altos, tenors and basses will move on to al... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT District Orchestra http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2717 The Garden City High School orchestra students had their audition CD’s judged on Saturday, November 8th, for district orchestra. Garden City High School entered 33 audition CD's to the competition. Thirty one students qualified for district orchestra. The district orchestra concert will be held on Saturday, December 6th, in Dodge City, Kansas. The GCHS students that received spots in the orchestra include: Violins: Bernard Altamirano, sophomore; Karina Camacho, sophomore; Sir Dennis, jun... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Students Make District Band http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2721 The Garden City High School band students had their audition CD’s judged for the district honor band. GCHS entered 20 audition CD’s to the competition. Seventeen students qualified to perform with the band. The district honor band concert will be held on Saturday, December 6th, in Dodge City, Kansas. The GCHS students that received spots in the band include: Anahi Medel, 1st clarinet; Elizabeth Unruh, 4th clarinet; Jasmine Alinor, 10th clarinet; Beatriz Alvarado, 4th alto saxophone; Mitzi ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Event Saturday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2714 The Garden City High School JROTC will hold a Military Appreciation on Saturday, November 15th, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at the high school. The appreciation event tells the history of America using songs, flags, drills and essays. There will be a pizza dinner from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. A silent auction will also be held that will start at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $12 per person. All proceeds go to the JROTC Booster Club. The mission of the JROTC is to motivate young people... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Colby Tournament http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2715 The Garden City High School debate team won the Colby Invitational Tournament on Saturday, November 8th, with a combined three team record of 12 wins and three losses. In addition, the following individual students/teams won awards: Emily Unruh and Kaitlyn Smith took first place in Open; Rafael Uribe and Jaycob Vargas took first place in Novice; Rafael Uribe took first place in Novice Speaker; Emily Unruh took second place Novice Speaker; Brandon Day took second Novice Speaker; Jacob Arellano a... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Inviting Veterans To Tuesday Program http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2712 Victor Ornelas Elementary School will present a musical tribute to our veterans at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11th, in the school’s cafeteria, 3401 E. Spruce Street. The school would like to invite veterans and military personnel that are currently serving to come to the program. The program will be presented by the 3rd and 4th grades. There will be additional performances held at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for those that could not attend the afternoon program. Veterans and military per... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT At Clifford Hope Auditorium On Thursday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2713 A community meeting to explain Rachel’s Challenge and the Friends of Rachel (FOR) programs has been moved to Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace J. Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main Street, on Thursday, November. 13th, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will detail the work the organization does to inspire people to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion. The Rachel’s Challenge program will be presented to the Garden City High School student body ... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Taking Appointments http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2710 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, November 14, 2014. 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 Ga... Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Reply Card Deadline http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2708 Garden City High School reserved seat basketball ticket holders have until November 7th, to return the reply card sent to them, to indicate that they wish to reserve their basketball seats for the 2014 basketball season. Tickets may be picked up and paid for beginning at 1:00 p.m. on November 12th, in the GCHS Athletic Office, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. If you have already paid and sent a self-addressed stamped envelope, your tickets will be mailed to you soon. If you are a reserved seat tick... Wed, 05 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT To Program http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2709 Gertrude Walker Elementary School will present a Veterans’ Day program at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11th, in the school’s gymnasium, 805 W. Fair Street. The school would like to invite veterans and military personnel that are currently serving to come to the program. Special speaker at the program will be Loren Winders, World War II veteran. Veterans and military personnel who plan to attend the program, or would like more information, please call the school at 805-7600. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Into the Woods Musical http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2706 Garden City High School will present the musical Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and james Lapine on November 6th – 8th at 7:00 p.m. and November 9th at 2:30 p.m. in the GCHS Auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant ... Mon, 03 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Top Ratings at Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2707 Garden City High School Marching Stampede competed at the Southern Plains Marching Festival in Andover, Kansas on October 29th. The Marching Stampede earned superior ratings in all judged captions (music, marching, auxiliary, percussion, general effect) while performing their 2014 competition show How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Lyle Sobba is the director of bands at Garden City High School. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 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 t... 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