Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:23:21 GMT At Educational Support Center http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2577 Garden City High School art students will display their artwork April 18th through May 9th in the lobby of the Educational Support Center. The showing is from the annual Southwest Kansas Student Art Competition that was held at Fort Hays State University on Wednesday, April 16th. The school took 197 pieces of art work and won a record 159 awards at the competition. The art medias on display include: drawing, painting (watercolor, acrylic, and oil), pastel, sculpture (clay & mixed me... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT National FCCLA STAR Event Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2576 Garden City High School members of the Kansas association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, or FCCLA, recently attended the 68th annual State Leadership Conference and STAR Event Competition on April 6th – 8th in Wichita, Kansas. All members who competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events qualified to compete at the National Convention this July in San Antonio, Texas. STAR events are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficien... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT At State Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2578 The Garden City High School music department participated in the State Large Group Contest held Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The competition was held at Dodge City High School in Dodge City, Kansas. A panel made up of three judges rated each of the performances in their particular music group. Garden City High School took two bands to state competition. The bands and rankings include: Symphonic Band received a “II” rating and the Wind Ensemble received a “I” rating. Three choirs particip... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT During The Week http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2574 There are a number of Garden City Public Schools that will present music concerts during the week. All of the concerts are open to the public with free admission. The Garden City High School Vocal Music Department will present a Contest Cornucopia Concert on Monday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the GCHS auditorium. All choirs will perform their group selections for solo/ensemble contest and state large group contest; including Freshman Girls, Buffalo Men, Sophomore Girls, Modern Ensemble... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Exemplary Middle Schools of the Year http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2575 Horace Good Middle School and Kenneth Henderson Middle School have been named Exemplary Middle Schools of the Year by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators. The award is based on the two schools efforts to continually improve student achievement and how the schools use innovative ways to reach students. The two middle schools will be honored at the KAMSA Spring Conference Luncheon on May 9, in Topeka, Kansas. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT At Xtreme Challenge Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2570 The Garden City High School Art Club participated in the Xtreme Challenge at Seward County Community College on Wednesday, April 2nd. Brianna Calderon, Teresa Arvizu, Alberto Hernandez-Martinez, and Yolanda Ledesma competed in three art challenge categories including drawing, clay, and photography against 29 other students. The scores were totaled from the challenges to name the top three students. Yolanda Ledesma took 2nd place and Alberto Hernandez-Martinez took 3rd place at the comp... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT to 5K & 1 Mile Walk Run on Sunday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2571 USD 457 will host its Third Annual Couch Potato to 5K & 1 Mile Walk Run on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The event will take place at Lee Richardson Zoo. The start and finish line will be at the main entrance at the zoo. Staff members that have signed up in advance will receive a t-shirt, number and official time. Registration will be held from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. There will be a table set up by the main walk-in gate of the zoo. The race will start at 2:00 p.m. For more information contact T... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Taking Appointments http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2568 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, April 11, 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... Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT One-Act Plays Friday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2569 Garden City High School will present a night of student-directed one-act plays on Friday, April 11th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Garden City High School auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The plays are the directing projects of the GCHS Acting III class. The total running time will be about two hours. The plays presented will be: “Ledge, Ledger and the Legend” by Paul Elliot, “Almost the Bride of Dracula” by Dennis Snee, “The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year” and “Something I’ll Tell You Tuesd... Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT To State Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2567 Garden City High School music students traveled to Dodge City High School for regional solo and ensemble contest on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The soloists ensembles that received a “I” rating are advancing to state competition that will be held at Emporia, Kansas on Saturday, April 26, 2014. GCHS soloist choir students that received a “I” rating include: Madison Adler, Lexi Blackburn, Jeff Bogner, Dakota Brungardt, Lexi Hogan, Columba Martinez, Eric Maxwell, Memphis Palacios, Annalise Parr, M... Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT During The Week http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2566 There are a number of Garden City Public Schools that will present music concerts during the week. All of the concerts are open to the public with free admission. Garden City High School will present an orchestra concert on Monday, April 7th, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium on the Garden City High School campus. Alta Brown Elementary School will present a 1st grade music program on Tuesday, April 8th, at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Gertrude Walker Elementary School will... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Staff At Annual Breakfast http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2564 The Garden City Association of Educational Office Professionals (GCAEOP) held its Annual Bosses’ Breakfast on Thursday, April 3rd, at the Norman S. Clark Courtyard at Horace Good Middle School. The organization’s membership selects an Administrator of the Year and Office Professional of the Year, who are announced at the breakfast. This year the organization honored Polly Witt, Health Services Coordinator, as the Administrator for the 2013-2014 school year. She has been with the distr... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Receive KAB Awards http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2563 Students from the Garden City High School Buffalo Broadcasting System (BBS) radio and television classes competed in the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) state awards competition and received a large number of awards. There were 17 awards given to the program with 10 state champions. The awards were handed out at the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Seminar in Salina, Kansas on Tuesday, April 1st. The students produced their radio or television entries and submitted them t... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT James and the Giant Peach http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2562 The Garden City High School Acting II class will present “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood on April 4th and 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Garden City High School Auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Tickets will be available each night at the door at $4 for adults and $2 for students and children, cash or check will only be accepted. There will be no pre-sale of tickets for the production. “James and the Giant Peach” is a fun, family-friendly production. Th... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT Set For Saturday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2560 The Garden City High School Junior Senior prom will be held Saturday, March 29th, in the GCHS practice gymnasium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The theme for this year’s gala event is The Great Gatsby “A Roaring 20’s Swingin’ Soirée”. The promenade will beginning at 7:00 p.m. The decorated gym will be open for public viewing on Saturday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Prom pictures will be taken from 5:00 – 6:45 p.m. and 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Those who come for pictures before 7:00 p.m. will enter throu... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT In Running for National Contest http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2559 Edith Scheuerman Elementary School has entered a $200,000 national education contest hoping for a chance at one of the 15 prizes that will be awarded to recognize the best in K-12 innovation. In addition to completing an online application for the third annual Follett Challenge, Edith Scheuerman Elementary also submitted a short video to promote its innovative programs that teach students the 21st century skills they need to be prepared for life. Ten of the prizes, valued at $5,000 each, to... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT March 17 - 21 http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2557 Garden City Public Schools will observe Spring Break March 17th – 21st. School will not be in session during the break. The Educational Support Center (ESC), 1205 Fleming, will be closed on Friday, March 21st. The Teacher Resource Center, at the ESC, will be closed during the week. Classes will be back in session on Monday, March 24, 2014. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT Awards Mini-grants http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2556 The Garden City Public Schools Foundation Grant Squad visited schools Friday, March 14th, to award mini-grants to help teachers enhance their classrooms. The awards will were presented to teachers in a surprise celebration in their classrooms. The foundation received 12 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 development ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT To National Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2555 The Garden City High School Forensics Team competed at the West Kansas National Forensic League, a national qualifying event for Congressional Debate, Public Forum, and Lincoln Douglas Debate last weekend. GCHS senior Erendira Jimenez-Gonzalez qualified to represent Garden City High School and the Western Kansas National Forensics League District in the National Student Congress as a member of the House of Representatives. The tournament will be held in June in Kansas City. The team c... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT Advances To National Competition http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2554 The Garden City High School ProStart Case Management Team took first place in the Kansas ProStart Invitational that was held in Wichita, Kansas on March 4th and 5th. The team has advanced to the national competition that will take place May 2nd - 7th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Team members are Elsa Montanez, Alyssa Bordewick, and Marissa Garcia. The team demonstrated their knowledge of the restaurant and foodservice industry by developing a business proposal for a new restaurant concep... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT