Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:47:48 GMT For 2016-17 School Year http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3152 Garden City High School will hold a number of checkout sessions to issue iPads to students returning for the coming school year. The checkout will be held in the GCHS iPad Support Room, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Freshmen and new students will be able to pick up their iPads during the first week of school. Students must be enrolled and have paid the iPad insurance fee before they can receive the iPad. Students and their parents will also need to sign the school district’s Technology Acceptable... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT For 2016-17 http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3151 Garden City Public Schools has appointed a number of experienced staff members to fill key principal and associate principal positions in the district for the 2016-17 school year. Linda Finch will be the principal at Plymell Elementary School and will serve as associate principal at Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center. She is transitioning from her position as a literacy coach at Jennie Wilson Elementary School. Jarrod Stoppel will be the principal at Kenneth Henderson Middle School. H... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3153 Garden City Public Schools has a number of new administrators in new leadership positions in the district for the 2016-17 school year. The administrators started in their new positions on July 1, 2016. Renee Scott has been appointed to be the Assistant Superintendent. She will direct and supervise Special Education, be the 504 coordinator, direct secondary education and will be the acting superintendent in the absence of the superintendent and deputy superintendent. She was previously the ... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT USD 457 Summer Programs http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3149 Monday, July 25th, will be the start of the last week for the USD 457 Summer Books on the Bus (B.O.B.) and Kids Meals on Wheels program for the summer. The last scheduled visit by the bookmobile and Kids Meals on Wheels is Thursday, July 28, 2016. The sites that the Bookmobile will visit Monday through Thursday include: Garden Spot Apartments, 305 W. Mary, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.; Ayala Park, 216 N. Taylor Avenue, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Big Pool, in Finnup Park, from 12:30 p.... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT Band Camp http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3148 Garden City High School will conduct band camps to prepare students for the upcoming marching season. The camps will focus on marching and musicianship and will help the students learn the music and drills for the coming school year. The band leadership camp will take place on Monday, July 25th. The leadership and freshmen band students will participate in camp from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will be a meeting for freshman in the GCHS band room at 11:30 a.m. The upper classmen band stud... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT Mailed Out http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3147 The Nutrition Services department at Garden City Public Schools has mailed out the free and reduced lunch applications to all pre-enrolled U.S.D. 457 students. Students who receive food stamps or are on the migrant or homeless program will receive a letter letting them know they have been automatically enrolled into the program. Parents who did not receive an application in the mail and think they qualify for this service can stop by the Educational Support Center to fill out an applicatio... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT Set for 2016-17 School Year http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3146 Garden City Public Schools will hold middle school enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year July 25th – 29th at Kenneth Henderson Middle School. Horace J. Good Middle School will hold enrollment July 26th – 29th. The middle school enrollment fee is $32. Enrollment hours at the schools will be from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students must enroll in their neighborhood school, according to school boundaries. Students new to the district will need to go to the Educational Support Center, 1205 Fl... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT Set for 2016-17 School Year http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3145 The Garden City Public Schools central student enrollment office at the Educational Support Center, 1205 Fleming Street, will hold enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year on July 26th, 27th and 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day. Parents enrolling students for the first time, or students returning to the district must bring their child’s immunization record, birth certificate, Social Security card, a parent photo ID and proof of current address (gas, electric bill or lease). The immu... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT Project Planned http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3143 Several community agencies are collaborating for an event called "Stuff the Bus." The agencies are working together to collect backpacks and school supplies on Saturday, July 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The group will be collecting donations in school buses that will be stationed in the parking lots of Dillon’s East, 1305 E. Kansas Avenue, Dillon’s West, 1211 Buffalo Jones Avenue, Walmart, 3101 E. Kansas Avenue, and the Walmart Neighborhood M... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT GPS To Track School Buses http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3141 The USD 457 Board of Education approved a new GPS-tracking system that will allow district transportation officials and parents to keep tabs on the district’s buses. The new system will be rolled out later in the fall after school has started. Parents will be able to use a simple phone application to track their child’s bus. The technology provides the district with a variety of information, from a driver’s speed to mechanical problems with a bus. Charles Stillian, district director of tran... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT Reply Card Deadline http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3142 Garden City High School reserved seat football ticket holders have until July 15, 2016 to return the reply card sent to them indicating that they wish to reserve their football seats for the 2016 football season. Tickets may be picked up and paid for beginning at 1:00 p.m. on August 10, 2016 in the GCHS Athletic Office, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. If you are a reserved seat ticket holder and did not receive a reply card in the mail, please call the high school Athletic Office at 805-5430. If you... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT At National Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3139 Garden City High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Culinary team received a silver medal and placed second in the FCCLA Central Region, which consists of 14 states, at the National FCCLA Leadership Conference and STAR event competition in San Diego, California July 2-8. The culinary team members are Gustavo Valdespino, Tania Cisneros, and Rosalva Meza Mendoza. Taylor Tindle received a silver medal in the Life Event Planning competition. Paola Rodriguez attended... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT For 2016-2017 http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3140 The Garden City Board of Education has selected its officers for the 2016-2017 school year. The Board of Education officers were elected by open ballot during its July 11, 2016, meeting. Jean Clifford was unanimously elected as Board president. She was the vice president of the Board for the 2015-16 school year. She has served on the Board of Education since 2009. Tim Cruz was unanimously elected for the vice president position on the Board. Cruz has served on the Board of Education... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT To Continue During July http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3137 The USD 457 Books on the Bus, Kids Meals-on-Wheels, Summer Food Service program and Kansas Reading Roadmap program will continue during the month of July. The programs will continue on their regular schedules on Monday, July 11. The programs were on a scheduled break during the last week. The sites that the Bookmobile will visit Monday through Thursday include: Garden Spot Apartments, 305 W. Mary Street, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.; Ayala Park, 216 N. Taylor Avenue, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT Robotics Camp http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3138 Garden City High School will host a robotics camp July 11th - 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Thirty-eight registered 3rd – 8th grade students will participate in the camp, along with five high school students that will be helping to facilitate the camp. The camp will introduce participants to the principles of robotics and engineering. The students will work in small teams to design, build, and compete with their robotic creations against other teams. They will use snap-together... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT Planned for Saturday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3135 The Garden City High School debate team will host a “Test Drive a Buick” fundraising event, sponsored by Western Motors, on Saturday, July 9, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Stevens Park, in downtown Garden City. There will be a food truck and live music throughout the day. The funds raised will be used to support the GCHS Debate Clinic that takes place later this month. This will help to provide the clinic to GCHS students at no cost to them. The public is encouraged to come and test-dr... Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT For Trail At School http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3133 Garden City Public Schools has been awarded $18,020 from the Sunflower Foundation to build a quarter mile, six-foot wide asphalt trail at Victor Ornelas Elementary School. The trail will provide a comfortable training area for the school’s running club and will also be accessible to the nearby intermediate school and residential areas. The Sunflower Trails program is designed to promote healthy living by helping communities provide all populations with safe and accessible opportunities for ou... Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT To Take A Scheduled Break http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3131 The USD 457 Books on the Bus, Kids Meals-on-Wheels, Summer Food Service program and Kansas Reading Roadmap program will take a scheduled break from July 4 - 8, 2016. These programs are planned to be back on their normal schedules on Monday, July 11, 2016. Sites visited by the Bookmobile Monday through Thursday include: Garden Spot Apartments, 305 W. Mary, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.; Buffalo Jones Elementary School, 708 Taylor Avenue, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and The Big Pool in Finnup Par... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT In Observance of Independence Holiday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3132 The offices and facilities at Garden City Public Schools will be closed Monday, July 4th, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The school district will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT School Funding http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=3130 Dear Garden City Public Schools Patrons, The Kansas Legislature held a special session on June 23 and 24 in order to avoid a shutdown of Kansas schools on July 1. The legislature passed a plan that will address the equity part of funding schools. Many people worked very hard to ensure our schools will remain open. This plan is a short-term fix that will allow schools to open in August while giving the Legislature a year to create an entirely new school finance formula. The long-term approa... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT