Garden City Public Schools Garden City Public Schools News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:57:21 GMT School Funding 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 For Math Science Teaching Excellence Awards Brandy Gnad, kindergarten teacher at Abe Hubert Elementary School, was named a 2016 state finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching on Monday, June 20th, at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the nation's highest honor for mathematics and science teaching. They are presented to educators who show a high degree of knowledge, innovation, skill and leade... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT At State Competition The Garden City Public Schools Transportation Department had two school bus drivers place in the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association’s School Bus Rodeo Safety Competition held in Hutchinson, Kansas. Melanie Turner took second place in the Transit division and Jerry Guerrero took third place in the Transit division. The competition was held during the Association’s School Transportation Safety Symposium on Tuesday, June 7th and Wednesday, June 8th. The school bus safety competition... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT Changing Days of Operation During Summer The Garden City Public Schools Central Student Enrollment Office at the Educational Support Center, 1205 Fleming Street, will be changing its days of operation during the summer. The office will be closed on Fridays during the summer starting on Friday, June 10th, and going through July 22nd. The office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Central Student Enrollment Office assists parents and guardians with every aspect of the enrollm... Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT Kansas Reading Roadmap Program Garden City Public Schools will be working over the summer to help struggling students succeed who have qualified for the Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) program. Five elementary schools in the district will be starting the program. The five schools that will be involved in the program are Abe Hubert Elementary School, Buffalo Jones Elementary School, Florence Wilson Elementary School, Gertrude Walker Elementary School, and Victor Ornelas Elementary School. The summer school part of the progra... Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT To Start June 6th 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, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT Announces Honor Roll Kenneth Henderson Middle School has recently announced its A-B honor roll for seventh and eighth grade students for the spring semester of the 2015-2016 school year. The honor roll includes: The A Honor Roll students: Seventh grade: Juliana M. Calzonetti, Ashleigh L. Chappel, Jenna M. Crook, Bryanna L. Diaz, Anna T. Diep, Huy H. Dinh, Melody Estrada, Melody R. Flores, Arlette N. Garcia Martinez, Jonathan S. Guy, Alexis R. Heckel, McKenna M. Jagels, Eva D. Klassen, Vivian Le, Jimmy Lieu, ... Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT Announces Honor Roll Horace J. Good Middle School has recently announced its honor roll for seventh and eighth grade students for the spring semester of the 2015-2016 school year. The honor roll includes: Principals Honor Roll, 4.0 Grade Point Average, students: Seventh grade: Abigail Therese P. Aguilar, Emilee L. Allsbury, Kathryn G. Byers, Alma I. Cobos Godoy, Jack D. Douglass, Abigail A. Ellermann, Reid M. Hopkins, Aung S. Htwe, Jyothilakshmi B. Kalarikkal, Zaung Kee, Adam R. Kennington, Alexis R. Lemons, A... Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT In Observance of Memorial Day 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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