Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:49:00 GMT Set For Saturday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2671 Garfield Early Childhood Center will hold a Day of Play in conjunction with Nickelodeon’s Day of Play on Saturday, September 20th. The center will have a number of outdoor activities from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the center’s playground area. The activities are for children two to seven years of age. For the eleventh straight year, Nickelodeon will empower kids to get up and get active when its TV channels and websites go off the air and offline during its Worldwide Day of Play on Saturday, Sept... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT Being Planned http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2670 The Garden City High School Student Council is planning the annual homecoming carnival for Thursday, October 2, 2014. The carnival will start at 4:00 p.m. It will be held in the teacher’s parking lot area on the GCHS campus, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The carnival will consist of various booths, games, crafts and activities for students of all ages. There is no admission price. Each booth will have its own ticket price. Organizations and clubs from the community are welcome to reserve carniva... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT ACT Test Prep Class http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2672 Garden City High School will sponsor an ACT Test Prep Class on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. through 12:45 p.m. at the Nazarene Church, 2720 Campus Drive. The fee for the class is $20 (pre-paid) and a pizza lunch will be served. Pre-payment is necessary to register in the class. Students must register in the GCHS Career Center and pay the $20 fee to reserve a seat in the class by Friday, September 19th. The class size is limited. This workshop includes practical and relevant ... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT Taking Appointments http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2669 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, September 19, 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 G... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT and Job Fair Planned http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2667 Garden City High School will present “What to Wear to an Interview Fashion Show” during lunch on Monday, September 15th. GCHS STUCO members will be modeling what to wear to a job interview. The event has been planned to assist students in understanding the critical link between appearance and getting a job. GCHS will hold a job fair from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17th, on the walking track in the competition gym of the school. The job fair will give students and their ... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT For Saturday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2666 The Garden City High School basketball teams will host a Drive 4UR School event Saturday, September 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the future site of the new Commerce Bank building at the corner of Fleming Street and Kansas Avenue. Burtis Motor Company, Inc. of Garden City is sponsoring the event to benefit the basketball programs at GCHS. There will also be a car wash and the team will be selling GCHS basketball t-shirts. The public is encouraged to come and test drive the latest Ford vehicle... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT KFAC Janet Sims Teacher of the Year http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2665 Dianna Deniston, an Instructional Coach at Victor Ornelas Elementary School was recently named the 2015 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year by the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC). The KFAC Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers who instill a passion for learning about agriculture within their students. The Foundation honors one teacher annually who has successfully integrated agricultural education into his or her pre-existing curricula... Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT Recognized http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2664 Congratulations to Summer Miller and Karen Kyler for being nominees for Kansas Teacher of the Year, Region 1. Miller is the orchestra teacher at Garden City High School, Kenneth Henderson Middle School and Horace Good Middle School. Kyler is a special education teacher at Garfield Early Childhood Center. The two teachers from Garden City Public Schools were honored, along with nominees from throughout Western Kansas, at the regional awards banquet held September 6th in Salina, Kansas. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT Monday At GCHS http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2662 Garden City High School will hold a Family Fun/Club Night on Monday, September 8th from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. in the GCHS Commons Area, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The evening will provide an opportunity to learn about the different academies at the high school. There will also be information about the many clubs and activities available for students to participate in at the school. Tours of the school will be provided upon request. Pizza will be provided for those that attend the event. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT Planned http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2661 Garden City High School cheerleaders will hold their annual Little Buffs Cheer Clinic September 15-18, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the GCHS Dance Studio on the GCHS campus, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The clinic is for children pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The squad will cheer during the first quarter of the GCHS junior varsity football game on Monday, September 22, 2014. The squad will assemble at the stadium at 5:45 p.m. for the start of the game at 6:00 p.m. The fee for the clinic i... Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT Observance of Labor Day http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2659 Classes, offices, and facilities will be closed Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. The school district will resume regular business hours and classes will be back in session on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT At GCHS September 2nd http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2658 Garden City native Kristen Doering brings her Juilliard colleagues home for an integrated performance of music, dance, and theater on September 2, 2014. The American Fusion Project performance will be held at 7:00 pm in the Garden City High School Auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Advance tickets for the September 2nd performance are $12.50 and are available for purchase through the official website, www.arts-fi.com and at the following locations: Patrick Dugan’s Coffee House; The... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT Enrollment Planned http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2657 Enrollment for Garden City High School’s Drivers' Education course will be held September 2nd - 5th from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. in Room F108 in the Freshman Academy on the GCHS campus. The course is offered to Garden City High School students and there is limited number of spaces in the class. The fee for the course is $200.00 and must be paid during enrollment. Classes will begin Monday, September 8th, from 3:45 - 5:45 p.m., in Room F108 on the GCHS campus. Students will be scheduled for t... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT Taking Appointments http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2655 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, August 29, 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 callin... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT Set For Tuesday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2653 The Garden City High School JROTC will be host a Meet the Instructors Night at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19th. This annual event will take place at the Point in the Commons Area at the school. The event will provide parents the opportunity to meet and talk to the instructors that will be teaching the cadets. The instructors will be providing information about the JROTC program at the high school. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT Available August 13th http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2652 Starting Wednesday, August 13th, Garden City High School (GCHS) reserved seat football ticket holders that have returned the reserve seat reply card may pick up and pay for the tickets beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the GCHS Athletic Office, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. If the ticket holders have already paid and sent a self-addressed stamped envelope back to the school, the tickets will be mailed out to the ticket holder. Any tickets not picked up will go on sale to the general public on August 1... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT Starting Thursday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2651 Garden City High School will have an updated traffic flow to regulate and direct traffic during the dismissal of school starting Thursday, August 14th. The change to the traffic plan is due to the safety of the students as they leave the facility. The change to the afternoon traffic pattern will be for everyone to go into the north student parking lot to pick up their child after school. The circle will be chained off and only busses will be allowed in the front loop until traffic has clear... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT With Half-day Orientation http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2650 The first day of school for USD 457 is Wednesday, August 13th, with a half-day orientation for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, seventh grade, ninth and tenth grades and all students new to Garden City Public Schools. There will be no school in the afternoon for a workday for teachers. The first full day of school for Garden City Public Schools is Thursday, August 14, 2014. All classes will be in session for the start of the 2014-15 school year. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT For Schools http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2647 A number of Garden City Public Schools have scheduled an open house for their school. Open houses provide parents the opportunity to become familiar with the schools, teachers, and classrooms that their children will be attending for the year. Open houses scheduled for Monday, August 11th, include: Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Plymell Elementary School, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Victor Ornelas Elementary School, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Open houses on Tue... Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT To Speak Monday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2649 The Back-to-School Convocation for Garden City Public Schools is scheduled for Monday, August 11th, at Garden City High School. The district will have Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder and Chairman of the International Center for Leadership, and Mr. Ray McNulty, Dean for the School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University share their insights regarding the future for public education as part of a daylong agenda. Both have presented at the state, national and international levels on the needs... Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT