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GCHS Hospitality Program Named to 2019-20 Elite 50

GCHS students in the culinary studies class. (picture is from archives and is pre-COVID 19 restrictions) The Garden City High School culinary program has been named to the 2019-20 Elite 50 from the National Center for Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University, Louisville, Kentucky.  The Elite 50 is an exclusive group […]

Dual Credit Auto Tech Courses Offered in Fall 2021

Garden City Community College is offering tuition-free dual credit Automotive Technology courses to high school students from Garden City, Deerfield, and Holcomb starting in Fall 2021.High school students interested in training for an automotive technology career, getting a foot in the door with local auto shops, and receiving personal attention […]

Next FHSU Bachelor of Social Work Cohort Begins Fall 2021

The next Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Cohort session through Fort Hays State University will begin Fall 2021 at Garden City Community College.The FHSU Department of Social Work partnered with GCCC to develop a 2+3 outreach program for students in the Garden City, KS area who wish to complete their […]

GCCCA Awarded Tyson Grant for Upward Pathways

Garden City Career Connections Academy (GCCCA) was awarded a grant through Tyson Foods, Inc. to support their participation in the new Upward Pathways Pilot project.The Upward Pathways Pilot project is a workforce development initiative through Tyson Foods with a goal of providing job-specific training to employees. This program will introduce […]

Upward Academy Students Celebrate Achievements

Upward Academy students celebrated their educational achievementsin December 2020 during a fun socially-distanced gathering. The students were honored and recognized fortheir accomplishments during the fall semester.Dr. Ryan Ruda, Garden City Community College President, stated “I was honored to be a part of the event.It was very humbling and rewarding to […]


As the state of Kansas unveils their phased plan for distribution of COVID19 vaccinations in Kansas, the Finney County Health Department continues to work closely with theKansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to determine the process of vaccine distributionin Finney County.“We will follow KDHE’s lead in distribution to determine […]

GCHS Principal Named Principal of the Year Region 6

Steve Nordby, Garden City High School Principal, was recently recognized as the Principal of the Year for Southwest Kansas (Region 6) by the KASSP (Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals).  He was nominated and selected by principals across Kansas for his leadership, school improvement, dedication, professionalism and service to students.  […]

Garden City High School Students Make District Choir

Garden City High School recently received word that the choir students that made the District Honor Choir were announced.  There will be no performance this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The GCHS students that earned spots in the choir include: Rylan Anderson, Bass 2; Kolby Blackburn, Tenor 2; Lezette […]

Census Deadline Extended to Sept 30

For those that haven’t had the chance to complete their 2020 census, the deadline to complete the survey has been extended to September 30. Here a few quick facts on the census and why it’s IMPORTANT to fill it out: Population numbers derived from the decennial census are used to […]