Garden City Public Schools Garden City Public Schools News Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:07:33 GMT No School Wednesday, Thursday & Friday There will be no school for Garden City Public Schools Wednesday, November 25th, through Friday, November 27th, for the fall vacation. District offices and facilities will also be closed Wednesday, November 25th, through Friday, November 27th. Classes will be back in session on Monday, November 30, 2015. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT For Concert The Garden City High School choir will be present a Christmas concert on Tuesday, December 15th, in the GCHS Auditorium. As part of the performance, there will be two selections where a combined men’s chorus of all male high school choir students and male members of the community will perform. The GCHS choir will hold two nights of practice for community members to work on the selections. The first night of practice will be at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23rd, in the GCHS choir room. The... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT Walmart Teacher Rewards Program The Garden City Walmart awarded 20 teachers at Abe Hubert Elementary School with $50 rewards cards during an all school assembly on Thursday, November 19th. The reward card are to help teachers purchase classroom supplies that will help students that is part of the company’s Teacher Rewards program. The teachers that received the cards include: Brandy Gnad, Kari Ort, Desirae Derusha, Leah Molek, Emily O'Reilly, Christina Opseth, Sarah Cross, Sara Greene, Amber Doyle, Melissa Bunge, Madison And... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT Crystal Apple Teacher For 2015 Three Garden City Public Schools teachers were named 2015 Crystal Apple Teachers of Finney County on Thursday, November 19th. The three teachers who won the highly honored distinction include: Jesse Bernal, Garden City High School; Barbara Mercer, Buffalo Jones Elementary School and Roger Reed, Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center. 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 a... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT For Orchestra Festival Garden City High School will release school at 11:25 a.m. on Friday, November 20th, in preparation for the Western Kansas Orchestra Festival on Friday afternoon and Saturday. Approximately 700 middle school and high school orchestra students from Garden City, Dodge City, Great Bend, Hays, Beloit, Salina, Hutchinson, and McPherson will converge on the school for the two day event. The festival will conclude with a free concert on Saturday, November 21st, at 6:00 p.m. in the competition gymnas... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT Set For Saturday Garden City High School Student Council (STUCO) will host a Glow Run on Saturday, November 21st. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. at the school. The race starts at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a fun run for the kids that will start right after the Glow Run race. First and second place male and female runners will receive prizes. Entry forms are available at the GCHS Athletic Office. The entry fee for the race is $10 for people who preregister and $15 at the gate on the day of the race. ... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT To Hold Fall Bazaar Saturday Victor Ornelas Elementary School will hold a Fall Bazaar on Saturday, November 21st, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The bazaar will take place in the school cafeteria and gymnasium. Tickets will be sold at the door for a quarter each for kids’ activities. Bring canned food, a new toy, or a new piece of unwrapped child’s clothing to be entered for door prizes. Items collected will go to the school’s Angel Tree Project. There will be a number of activities offered for the whole family. Ther... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT American Education Week Garden City Public Schools will be celebrating American Education Week, November 16-20. 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, 16 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT Awards Mini-Grants The Garden City Public Schools Foundation Grant Squad visited schools Monday, November 16th, to award $200 mini-grants to help teachers enhance their classrooms. The awards were presented to teachers in a surprise celebration in their classrooms. Jennifer Hands, language arts teacher at Garden City High School, will use the grant to purchase books on standard research paper procedures. Kristina Younkman, counselor at Garden City High School, will use the grant to purchase items to help c... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT Seeking Judges The Garden City High School Invitational Debate Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 14th, at the school. The tournament will start at 8:00 a.m. and will run throughout the day. Seven high schools from the western half of the state will compete in the tournament. The school is seeking volunteers to help judge the debates. To volunteer to be a judge for the tournament, or for more information, contact Russ Tidwell, GCHS debate coach, at 805-5519, or by e-mail at rtidwell@gckschoo... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT Make District Garden City High School band students had their audition CD’s judged for the district honor band. Ten students qualified to perform with the band. The district honor band concert will be held on Saturday, December 5th, in Dodge City, Kansas. The GCHS students that received spots in the band include: Taylor Terpstra, 10th flute; Zin Phyo, 15th flute; Elizabeth Unruh, 12th clarinet; Reagan Swank, 1st baritone saxophone; Jonathan Ochampaugh, 5th trumpet; Andy Su, 6th trumpet; Erica Nicholson, ... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT Place At Competition The Garden City High School debate team competed at the McPherson High School tournament on Saturday, November 7th. There were 26 schools and over 100 teams in competition across the tournament divisions. The three GCHS teams earned a combined win/loss record of 11-4. That that would have been enough to earn third place in overall school competition, if they would of had a team in the junior varsity division. Top speakers from GCHS were freshmen Kayleigh Deaton and Alyssa Day, who w... Mon, 09 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT “Seussical” Garden City High School will present the musical Seussical, November 5th through7th and 12th through 14th at 7:00 p.m. There will be a matinee on November 15th at 2:30 p.m. The performances will be held in the auditorium on the Garden City High School campus, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Ticket prices will be $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or reserved by visiting will allow you to pay with a credit card, with a convenience ... Sun, 08 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT Gobble Wobble 5K on Saturday Victor Ornelas Elementary School Wellness committee is sponsoring four races this school year. The first is the “Gobble Wobble 5K” that will take place on Saturday, November 7th. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. at the school. This is a free will donation race with all the proceeds going to the Victor Ornelas Wellness Committee to promote wellness among staff and students. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. The race will cover three miles and will follow a route from the school to Sam’s Club and... Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT Takes First Place At Dodge City The Garden City High School debate team competed at the Dodge City Boothill Tournament on Saturday, October 31st and took first in the Team Sweepstakes with a combined three team record of 12 wins and three losses. Individual awards included: sophomores Amanda Currie and Liz Unruh took first in the Open Division with a 5-0 record, juniors Gunner Hebrlee and Jacob Arellano were second in the Open Division with a 4-1 record and seniors Oscar Romero and Jaziel Armenta were fourth in the Open Di... Mon, 02 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT Access At Educational Support Center Starting Monday, November 2nd, the USD 457 Educational Support Center, 1205 Fleming Street, will implement controlled access to the building, just as it is at the schools throughout the district. This is part of an ongoing effort to provide appropriate security at all of the facilities in the district. The front, east door of the building will be locked. This is the main entrance to the facility. The public will have to push a button at the access panel by the front door at the building, to b... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT At Florence Wilson Elementary School Florence Wilson Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization is sponsoring "Antiquities Photos" for children. The photo session will be held Saturday, November 7th, at Florence Wilson Elementary School. The photos will be old fashioned sepia pictures. Families will receive 1-8x10, 1-5x7, and 4-wallets of their child(ren) with a purchase of a $10.00 coupon. Antiquities Studios will provide clothing and props to personalize the moment. The photographer will create special photos utilizin... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT On School Buses Garden City Public Schools has recently installed camera systems in the school bus fleet as part of the ongoing effort to enhance the safety and security of students going to and from school. The system captures video and audio of exactly what’s happening on the bus. The system helps the drivers keep their eyes and attention focused on the road and safely driving the bus. “The system will help to deter students from creating discipline problems while on the bus,” said Charles Stillian, USD ... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT Recognition on Training USD 457 Board of Education members Lara Bors, Jean Clifford, Tim Cruz and Dr. Gloria Hopkins are being honored by the Kansas Association of School Boards for participating in training programs during the 2014-2015 school year. Bors is the USD 457 board president and Clifford is the vice president. Each received certificates for acquiring at least 25 Leadership Academy points. The certificates were presented by Superintendent Steve Karlin at the October 26th board meeting. The KASB Leaders... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT Qualifies Students For State The Garden City High School debate team took third in overall school sweepstakes at the Buhler High School Invitational on October 17. Individual awards were earned by Emily Unruh/Brianna Calderon who placed 5th in Open with a 4-1 record. Carolyn Levi/Trevor Southern placed 3rd in Novice with a 4-1 record. The team finished third in a three-way tie for overall team sweepstakes at the Thomas Moore Prep Invitational in Hays on Saturday, October 24th. Individuals that placed were Mack Crone... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT