Tag: education

FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab to visit GC

GARDEN CITY — Girl Scouts of the Kansas Heartland is bringing the FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab to Garden City next week, offering students the opportunity to experience actual and virtual tools used in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers across the country. WSU Tech and Goodwill Industries of Kansas […]

Garden City hosting teacher career fair

Garden City Public Schools is presenting a career fair this week for people interested in becoming teachers. The information night, scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, is geared toward those interested in pursuing a degree in education, whether it’s a traditional or non-traditional pathway. Whether you […]

Summer G.E.A.R. workshops offered through Great Plains MakerSpace

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Though the organization is working to find a permanent location, the Great Plains MakerSpace began a program this summer designed to spark girls’ interest in science and technology. Shannon Dick, Finney County Economic Development Corp. strategic analyst, said Wednesday during the FCEDC’s monthly […]

GCCC hosting cybersecurity summer camp

Ron Carlson, Computer Science Instructor at GCCC, is pleased to announce the 2018 Cybersecurity Summer Camp for area high school students will be held June 4-7 at Garden City Community College. The focus of the camp is cybersecurity for the educational benefit of area high school students.  Core sessions will […]

FHSU officials visit Garden City alumni

By SCOTT AUST Speaking about some of the current trends in higher education during a stop in Garden City on Thursday, Fort Hays State University Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Joey Linn said FHSU continues to work on a priority set by the Kansas Board of Regents to improve […]

Boitano named Kansas Geography Educator of the Year

Lynn Boitano, a Read 180 instructor at Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center, has been named the Kansas Geography Educator of the Year for 2017 by the Kansas Geographic Alliance (KGA).  Boitano will be recognized at an all school assembly at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. Boitano was chosen for this award […]

O’Malley makes campaign visit in Garden City

By SCOTT AUST Former state representative Ed O’Malley joked during a stop Thursday at the Clarion Inn, part of a statewide tour to cities across the state announcing his candidacy for governor of Kansas, that he has been “trying really hard” to visit Garden City but the weather hasn’t cooperated. […]

Teachers recognized for excellence

Two USD 457 teachers were recognized Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Region 1 Kansas Teacher of the Year award ceremony in Salina. Barbara Mercer, first grade teacher at Buffalo Jones Elementary School, and Wendi Terpstra, English teacher at Garden City High School, were both nominated for the award, which recognizes […]

Gubernatorial candidate Hutton visits Garden City

By SCOTT AUST Though his “official” announcement isn’t until Sept. 15, Wichita businessman and former state legislator Mark Hutton makes no bones about the fact that he is seeking to become the Republican nominee for Kansas governor in 2018. “I want to bring solutions to the table. I want to […]