Garden City Public Schools Garden City Public Schools News Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:21:37 GMT Changes Start and Ending Times Garfield Early Childhood Center has had to make an adjustment to their start and ending times for the 2015-16 school year. The times for the morning classes will be from 8:00-11:00 a.m. The afternoon class schedule will be from 11:40-2:40 p.m. The change was made to accommodate the efficient transportation of students to and from the school. The first day of school for Garfield Early Childhood Center will be Monday, August 17th. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Mailed Out The Nutrition Services department at Garden City Public Schools has mailed out 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 application. ... Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Moving to eFund online Payment Service USD 457 Child Nutrition and Wellness Department is moving to eFund for all on-line meal payments. This is an online payment service that the district uses for parents to pay enrollment fees, student activities, yearbooks and other miscellaneous fees. This will simplify the process for parents, as well as having one place for viewing your student’s fees and meal history. All MealPay accounts have been inactivated. To create an eFunds account you need to follow the link: https://eps.mvpban... Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Planned for August 5th Garden City High School will hold enrollment for the 2015-16 school year on Wednesday, August 5th, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. During this time, student ID pictures will be taken and lockers will be assigned. Students can also get a parking permit during the enrollment process. Students who plan to park on site must present a valid driver’s license to obtain the permit. A student information sheet and health information sheet will need to be completed during the enrollment process. Payment... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT Scheduled Garden City Public Schools will hold a substitute teacher inservice at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5th, in the cafeteria at Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center, 3101 Belmont Place. The inservice will be for substitute teachers who want to teach in the district during the 2015-2016 school year. The district is requesting that last year's substitute teachers, or anyone wishing to substitute teach, need to complete an application and apply for licensure from the state. Substitute teacher... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT To Premiere New Radio Station The Buffalo Broadcasting System at Garden City High School will hold its premiere broadcast of KBFZ-LP, located at 101.7 on the FM dial, at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015. This will be the first time that this Low Power FM (LPFM) radio station will broadcast. The station has 100 watts of power, which will reach an eight mile radius out into the community from the high school where the antenna is based. Buffalo Broadcasting System received a license on July 6, 2015 to begin broadcasting... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT Set for 2015-16 School Year Garden City Public Schools will hold middle school enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year for Horace J. Good Middle School on Monday, August 3, 2015. Kenneth Henderson Middle School will hold enrollment on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. The middle school enrollment fee is $32. Enrollment will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Norman Clark Courtyard at Horace J. Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main Street. Enrollment will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at Kenneth Henderson Mi... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT To Distribute Backpacks Friday Several community agencies will be distributing backpacks filled with school supplies on Friday, July 31st, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Garfield Early Childhood Center, 121 West Walnut Street. The backpacks are for children who are in need of the school supplies to help give them a start to a successful school year. Families must provide proof of qualification for free or reduced meals or the SNAP Program to receive a backpack. The distribution of the backpacks is from the Stuff the Bus... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT USD 457 Summer Programs Monday, July 27th, will be the start of the last week that the USD 457 Summer Books on the Bus (B.O.B.), Kids Meals on Wheels and Summer Food Service programs for the summer. The last scheduled visit by the bookmobile and Kids Meals on Wheels is Thursday, July 30, 2015. The sites that the Bookmobile will visit Monday through Thursday include: Garden Spot Apartments, 305 W. Mary, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.; Ayala Park, 216 N. Taylor, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Public Swimming Pool, i... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT For 2015-16 School Year 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 will need to be enrolled and must 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 Technolo... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT Band Camps 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 Wednesday, July 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The leadership, freshmen, and percussion band students will participate in camp from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:30 p.m., July 23rd and 24th. The school ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT At National Competition Garden City High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members Tania Cisneros, Rosa Murillo and Helmer Guevara received gold in their respective categories at the National FCCLA STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events competition in Washington D.C. July 4-9. Seven GCHS students competed at the national competition. Tania Cisneros received gold in Food Innovations where she created an entrée and side dish to be sold at carnivals, fairs, and art shows. H... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT Project Planned 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 18th and Saturday, July 25th from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day. 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, and Walmart, 3101 E. Kansas Avenue. The agencies are working to “stuff” t... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT As BOE President The Garden City Board of Education has selected its officers for the 2015-2016 school year. The Board of Education officers were elected by open ballot during its July 13, 2015, meeting. Lara Bors was unanimously elected as Board president. She was the vice president of the Board for the 2014-15 school year. She has served on the Board of Education since 2011. Jean Clifford and Mark Rude were nominated for the vice president position on the Board. Clifford was elected as the vice pr... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT Continue Through July The Summer Books on the Bus and Kids Meals-on-Wheels and Food Service programs will run through the month of July. The last day for the programs during the summer will be Thursday, July 30, 2015. Books on the Bus, or B.O.B. will visit: Lee Richardson Zoo, 312 E. Finnup Drive, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Ayala Park, 216 N. Taylor, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and the Public Swimming Pool, in Finnup Park, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays. The sites that the Bookmobile will visit ... Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT Reply Card Deadline Garden City High School reserved seat football ticket holders have until July 10, 2015 to return the reply card sent to them indicating that they wish to reserve their football seats for the 2015 football season. Tickets may be picked up and paid for beginning at 1:00 p.m. on August 12, 2015 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 y... Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT In Observance of Independence Holiday The offices and facilities at Garden City Public Schools will be closed Friday, July 3rd, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The school district will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 6, 2015. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT Changing Hours of Operation The Garden City Public Schools Central Student Enrollment Office at the Educational Support Center, 1205 Fleming Street, will be changing its hours of operation starting July 1st. The new hours are 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Central Student Enrollment Office assists parents and guardians with every aspect of the enrollment process. All children new to Garden City Public Schools must enroll through the central enrollment office. The first... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT To Take A Break The USD 457 Books on the Bus and Kids Meals-on-Wheels and Summer Food Service Program will take a break from visiting the community June 29th through July 3, 2015. The programs will be back on their normal schedule on Monday, July 6, 2015. The last day for the summer programs will be Thursday, July 30, 2015. The dinner part of the Summer Food Service Program will continue to provide meals Monday, June 29th through Friday, July 3rd. The dinners are served at the Tabernaculo Bautista, 3111 ... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT Governor Brownback’s comments TOPEKA, Kan. — In a speech on Tuesday, Gov. Brownback disputed claims that his financial philosophy for Kansas has hurt schools. When asked specifically about the schools whose leaders said they were forced to make deep cuts, and a school in which the superintendent resigned because school officials said the salary was no longer affordable, Gov. Brownback promised an offline explanation of the problems with those d... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT