Garden City Public Schools http://www.gckschools.com Garden City Public Schools News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:27:37 GMT March 5th - 8th http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2797 Planned Next Week The Garden City High School will present “Harvey” March 5th – 7th at 7:00 p.m. and March 8th at 2:30 p.m. in the GCHS Auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. “Harvey” is about Elwood P. Dowd who is a man who claims to have an unseen and presumably imaginary friend of Harvey whom Elwood describes as a six-and-a-half-foot tall rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Ve... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:00:00 GMT Taking Appointments http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2796 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, March 6, 2015. 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&apos;s hearing, vision, large and small muscle development, communication, and thinking skills. Appointments may be made by calling the Garfie... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:00:00 GMT Wins 6A State Championship http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2795 The Garden City High School wrestling team won its third straight Class 6A state team championship Saturday night. Also for the third straight year senior Tevin Briscoe and junior Michael Prieto took individual titles. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT 19th Telethon Monday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2793 The 19th Garden City High School Broadcasting, Debate, and Forensics Telethon will be held Monday, March 2nd, from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. The live broadcast will be aired on the Buffalo Broadcasting System (BBS-TV Channel 21). It will also be streamed online at http://thecube.com/event/telethon-xix-469950. The six-hour telecast will showcase the talents of students involved in the GCHS broadcasting, debate and forensics programs. The telethon will include debate rounds, acting events, and new... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT <link>http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2792</link> <description>There will be no school for students at Garden City Public Schools on Thursday, February 26, and Friday, February 27, for Parent Teacher Conferences. School will be back in session on Monday, March 2, 2015. Parents will learn how their children are doing in their classes and if changes are needed to improve achievement. Parents are encouraged to bring any questions or concerns to discuss with the teacher. Parents will also have an opportunity to take a survey to provide feedback to the dis...</description> <pubDate>Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT</pubDate> <guid /> </item> <item> <title>For New Superintendent http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2788 The USD 457 Board of Education is conducting a survey to gather input from all stakeholders in the search for a new superintendent for the district. The survey will help the Board identify the criteria/characteristics of leadership to look for as applications are considered for the superintendent’s position. The Board of Education has contracted with the Kansas Association of School Boards to aid in the search for a new superintendent. The Board is working to select the most qualified candi... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Due to Weather http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2791 There will be no school Monday due to weather. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Cancelled Due To Weather http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2790 College Goal Sunday scheduled for today has been cancelled due to the weather. If you and your family still need help or have questions completing your FAFSA (Financial Aid) see your counselor or call the GCCC financial aide office for assistance 620-276-9519. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Workday and Inservice Scheduled http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2787 There will be no school for Garden City Public Schools on Friday, February 20, 2015. Friday is a scheduled workday in the morning for teachers. The afternoon will be an inservice for new teachers. The district offices and facilities will be open with regular business hours on Friday. School will be back in session on Monday, February 23, 2015. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT College Goal Sunday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2786 Garden City High School will host College Goal Sunday on Sunday, February 22nd, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the GCHS Commons Area, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. College Goal Sunday, a nationwide event, offers advice and assistance for students seeking financial assistance to attend college or vocational-technical school. The free come-and-go event is for southwest Kansas high school students and their parents, plus anyone else interested in receiving advice and assistance in completing federal appli... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Named New GCHS Principal http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2784 Steve Nordby was named the new Garden City High School principal for the 2015-16 school year during the Board of Education meeting on Monday, February 16th. He is currently the associate principal in the Freshman Academy at the high school. He has served as an associate principal at the high school for the last three years. He started in the Arts and Communications Academy during the 2012-13 school year and moved to the Freshman Academy this school year. Before becoming an associate princi... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Qualifies Students For State http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2785 The Garden City High School forensics team took third place in team awards at the Stanton County tournament on Saturday, February 14th. This was a successful tournament for GCHS because every student that competed was a first year competitor. Two students qualified for the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) state competition during the tournament. Those students are Jessica Johannes, Prose and Jessica Fabin- Poetry. Students that placed at the tournament include: Moses C... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT for 8th graders Monday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2781 Garden City High School will hold an AVID parent and student information meeting for eighth graders on Monday, February 16th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the GCHS Commons Area, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. A meal will be provided at the beginning of the meeting. The students will then present informational sessions around the Commons Area from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The students will present information about how the AVID system is preparing them for a career or helping them advance to college. The stu... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Saturday http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2782 The 2015 Cheer and Dance Competition featuring area high school cheer and dance teams will take place in the main gymnasium of Garden City High School on Saturday. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.; the event starts at 11:00 a.m. with the dance competition, followed by cheer competitions kicking off at 11:15 a.m. The Holcomb High School dance team performs at 11:00 a.m., followed by the GCHS dance team at 11:05 a.m.; and the GCHS Gold Dust cheer team at 11:10 a.m. The middle school/freshman/junior vars... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Students Honored http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2780 Garden City High School art students are participating in an art exhibition at Garden City Arts Center, 318 North Main Street. The exhibition will run through February 14th at the center. There was an artist reception and awards presentation at the center on Saturday, February 7th. GCHS students that received awards include: Best of Show: “Kat Von D” by Mayra Silva 1st Place (2D): “Industrial” by Jensen Stasser 2nd Place (2D): “Are You Experienced” by Rafael Ramirez 3rd Place (2... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Takes First at Satanta Tournament http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2779 The Garden City High School forensics team opened its season at Satanta on February 7th. The team took first in the team competition, and scored more than 308 points. The team had a number of students qualify for the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) State competition during the tournament. The following students are KSHSAA State qualifiers. They include: Maggie Unruh, first in Informative, second in Oration; Lacey Hobbs, first in Dramatic Interpretation and third in... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Winner http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2778 Finney County Spelling Bee was held Saturday, February 7th, in the Garden City High School auditorium. Students from elementary through middle school grades competed in the competition. Jillian Artus, sixth-grader at Plymell Elementary School, won the spelling bee. McKenna Jagels, sixth-grader at Charles O. Stone Intermediate Center, took second place and Edgar Correa, a fourth-grader at Edith Scheuerman Elementary School, took third. Jillian Artus and McKenna Jagels will compete in the... Mon, 09 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Regional Science Olympiad Tournament http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2775 Students from Plymell Elementary School and Horace Good Middle School placed at the Science Olympiad regional tournament held at Fort Hays State University on Tuesday, February 3rd. The students have been preparing since October in various events. The students that placed at the tournament from Plymell Elementary were Brooklyn McGraw and Wyatt Gigot. They took 3rd place in Elastic Launched Glider. Horace Good Middle School students that placed first will represent the team in state comp... Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Qualify For State http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2776 The Garden City High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students competed at District STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) 2014 District F Competition held in Cimarron on February 4th. The students that qualified will compete at the state FCCLA STAR event competition that will be held in Wichita April 13th and 14th. The GCHS students that medaled and qualified for state competition include: Desiree Parr took gold in Recycle and Redesign; Tania C... Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT To Finney County Spelling Bee http://www.gckschools.com/news.cfm?id=2774 Students from the Finney County area are advancing to the Finney County Spelling Bee that will be held Saturday, February 7th, at 9:00 a.m. in the Garden City High School Auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Students from elementary through middle school grades will be competing in the spelling bee. The first and second place winners of the Finney County Spelling Bee will qualify to participate in the Kansas spelling bee. The 2015 Sunflower Spelling Bee will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 on t... Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT