Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Mon, 30 May 2016 12:34:32 GMT To Start June 6th http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3118 The USD 457 Books on the Bus program, better known as B.O.B., will visit various sites in Garden City, Monday through Thursday, starting on Monday, June 6th. The original start date was on May 31st, but has been moved back to June 6th, due to scheduling conflicts. The Bookmobile's last scheduled visit will be held on July 28, 2016. The Bookmobile will not visit the community July 4th through July 8th. B.O.B. is a traveling bus that brings books to various locations in Garden City during th... Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT In Observance of Memorial Day http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3117 The offices and facilities at Garden City Public Schools will be closed on Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day. The school district will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT Staff at Luncheon http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3116 The Garden City Association of Educational Office Professionals (GCAEOP) held its Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 25th, at the Garden City High School Commons Area. The organization’s membership selects an Administrator of the Year and Office Professional of the Year, who are recognized at the luncheon. This year the organization honored Steve Nordby, Garden City High School Principal, as the Administrator for the 2015-2016 school year. The other nominee for administrator of the ye... Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT Starts Monday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3115 Free breakfasts, lunches and snacks will be offered to children and teens ages 1-18 at a number of locations in Garden City as part of the Garden City Public Schools Summer Food Service Program. The free breakfast/lunch program begins May 31st and runs through July 28th. The program will provide breakfasts to students from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday from May 31st to June 23rd at Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center, 401 Jennie Barker Road and Victor Ornelas Elementary Sc... Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT Semester School http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3114 Garden City High School will hold semester school Tuesday, May 24th through Friday, May 27th. Core classes and electives will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day. Enrollment will take place at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24th , in the Arts and Communications Commons Area. Semester school is for GCHS students in ninth through twelfth grades that did not pass English, Math, Science, Social Studies and electives classes during the second semester. Students that have a 50 percent grade ... Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT Accepting Enrollment http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3111 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 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 take thro... Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT and Long-time Employees http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3113 Garden City Public Schools honored long-time employees on Friday, May 20th, at a Board of Education Staff Recognition Luncheon held in the Commons Area at Garden City High School. Each year Garden City Public Schools proudly salutes all of its retiring employees and those who continue to serve the district after 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service. For many, their service to the district and students has lasted decades - allowing them to hone their skills, to mentor their colleag... Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT Thursday, May 19 http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3110 The last day of school for Garden City Public Schools is Thursday, May 19, 2016. Friday, May 20th, will be a work day in the morning for teachers to wrap up the school year. Starting Monday, June 6th, the Books on the Bus program, better known as B.O.B., will be visiting various sites in Garden City. The Kids Meals on Wheels bus will be accompanying B.O.B. at its Garden City locations during the summer. The Summer Food Service Program will begin May 31st. Free breakfasts and lunches will... Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT At Garden City Schools http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3107 A number of music concerts are scheduled in Garden City Public Schools. The free concerts are open to the public. Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center will present a choir concert on Monday, May 16th, at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. The school will also hold an art show with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and will close 20 minutes after the concert. The art show is a come and go event in the gym. Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center will present a band concert on Monday, May 16th at 6:00 ... Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT ACT Math Test Prep Classes http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3108 Garden City High School will host an ACT Math Test Prep Class on May 24th, 26th, 31st, and June 2nd from 11:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. at the GCHS Public Service Academy Room P117, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The fee for the class is $40 (pre-paid). Pre-payment is necessary to register in the class. Students must register with Donald Raymer by Thursday, May 19th. The class size is limited. This workshop includes practical strategies for success on the exam. Students will learn the TI 84 cal... Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT Wins Jester Awards http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3109 The Garden City High School drama department won seven Jesters Awards from the Music Theatre of Wichita on Friday, May 13th. The awards received were Razel Quintero, Pre-High School Performer (Jojo); Issac Silva, Best Actor (Cat in the Hat); Alexa Hemmert, Choreography; Lyle Sobba, Orchestra Direction; Robyn Hilt and Costuming Classes for Costumes; and Barbara Hilt-Direction Overall Production (Seussical). Forty productions from thirty-six schools were adjudicated at 122 performances. GCHS’ p... Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT for Saturday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3104 Commencement exercises for the 129th Garden City High School senior class will take place Saturday, May 14th, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium on the campus of Garden City High School, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The Baccalaureate ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 14th, in the auditorium on the GCHS campus. This will start the day of celebration for the commencement exercises. Each graduate will receive six (6) tickets during graduation practice that will be held May 12th and Ma... Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT For Friday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3105 The Garden City High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., in the Garden City High School Commons Area. This year’s local inductee is John P. Wheeler, Jr., and the out of town inductee is John D. Pinegar, of Topeka, Kansas. Tours of the high school will be offered before the ceremony at 5:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the high school Commons Area, prior to the induction ceremony. Reservations are req... Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT To Host Human Rights Expo http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3102 The Garden City High School Health and Trades Academy sophomore and junior English classes are hosting a Human Rights Expo from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, in the Commons Area. The students will be sharing research that they have worked on in the classes over current human rights violations nationally and globally. The goal of the event is to raise funds to help different nonprofit agencies. The public in attendance will help vote through a donation on the best project displays. ... Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT KAMSA Middle School of the Year http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3103 Kenneth Henderson Middle School (KHMS) has been named the 2016 Middle School of the Year by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators (KAMSA). The school received the honor over 16 other middle schools across Kansas. Glenda LaBarbera, Kenneth Henderson Middle School Principal accepted the award at the KAMSA Conference on Friday, May 6th, at Washburn Rural Middle School in Topeka, Kansas. The 2016 KAMSA Middle School of the Year Finalists were: Arrowhead Middle School, Kansas Ci... Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT At Garden City Schools http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3099 A number of music concerts are scheduled in Garden City Public Schools. The free concerts are open to the public. Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center will present a choir concert on Monday, May 9th, at 6:00 p.m. The concert will be held in the cafeteria. Garden City High School will present a spring choir concert “Save the World, One Song at a Time” on Monday, May 9th, at 7:30 p.m. in the GCHS Auditorium. This concert includes Freshmen Girls, Buffalo Men, Les Chantes, A Cappella Choir... Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT For Students On Wednesday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3101 Garden City High School will host a job fair by the Finney County Workforce Connection from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11th. The fair will be held on the walking track in the competition gym at the school, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The job fair will give students a chance to talk to potential employers. GCHS seniors will be out of school for the year during the event, but are encouraged to attend the fair. For more information, contact the GCHS Career Center at 805-5412. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT Graduation Set For Saturday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3097 Commencement exercises for the USD 457 Garden City Alternate Education Center and Virtual Academy will take place Saturday, May 7th, at 9:30 a.m. in the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex on the Garden City Community College Campus, 801 Campus Drive. Over 60 students will receive their diploma at the ceremony. The school’s administration is requesting that guests do not bring balloons, air horns or other noise making devices to distract from the graduation ceremony. The graduates are being a... Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT During Event http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3100 Garden City High School seniors were recognized for their academic achievements and other important honors during the Senior Awards Night held on Wednesday, May 4th. The following students have completed the Kansas Scholars Curriculum. Zackary Alegria, John Angel, Josefina Baro, Donovan Carvajal, Jacquelin Castillo Meraz, Patrick Clifford, Dylan Darter, Lauren Evans, Gerald Frayre, Rileigh Greathouse, Jose M. Gutierrez, Edgar Guzman, Allison Harman, Nova Heydinger, Zachary Hopkins, Evelyn Iri... Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT Superhero Training Event http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3096 Georgia Matthews Elementary School will hold a family event at the school on Friday, May 6th, from 11:25 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. The event’s theme is Superhero Training and will be held at the playgrounds at the school, 111 Johnson Street. Parents are being encouraged bring a lunch and eat with their child at 11:25 a.m. and then they can enjoy the afternoon festivities. There will be a number of organizations from the community that will be providing information about programs for students and adu... Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT