Tag: Garden City Public Schools

New Gertrude Walker Elementary School principal hired

Garden City Public Schools has hired Amy Hollingsworth to be the new principal at Gertrude Walker Elementary School starting the 2018-19 school year. The USD 457 Board of Education approved Hollingsworth’s appointment at the June 21 board meeting. This will be the first year that Hollingsworth will be in the school […]

GCHS counselors receive grants

The KARSP (Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel) Foundation recently awarded Garden City High School counselors Kristina Younkman and Emily Hamlin grants to enhance educational opportunities for students. Younkman received a $500 grant for the KISS program (Kids Initiating Student Safety) at Garden City High School. Hamlin received a $500 grant […]

Kansas Reading Roadmap summer program starts

Over the summer, Garden City Public Schools will work over to help struggling students succeed who have qualified for the Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) program. Five elementary schools in the district started the program on June 4: Abe Hubert Elementary School, Buffalo Jones Elementary School, Florence Wilson Elementary School, Gertrude […]

USD 457 bus driver places at state competition

Melanie Turner, a driver for the Garden City Public Schools Transportation Department, took second place in the Transit division at the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association’s School Bus Rodeo safety competition recently in Hutchinson. Bus driver Jerry Guerrero also competed during the contest. The school bus safety competition is designed […]

Hitz, Stoecklein inducted into GCHS Hall of Fame

Melinda Hitz, class of 1975, and Alan P. Stoecklein, class of 1973, were inducted into the Garden City High School Hall of Fame on Friday, May 11. Hitz received her associate’s degree from Garden City Community College and is a graduate with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree from […]

GCHS JROTC cadet Camacho earns award

Dixie Drake, the Regent District Officer for the National Society of the Daughter of the American Revolution, presented Natalie Camacho, Garden City High School JORTC senior, the ROTC Medal on Thursday, May 10th. Natalie demonstrated academic excellence, dependability, good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership and fundamental and patriotic understanding […]

Arbor Day poster contest winners celebrated

To celebrate Arbor Day, students and staff of St. Dominic Catholic School planted a Greenspire Linden tree on school property south of the playground on Friday. The tree planting ceremony followed an assembly to recognize the local winners in the 40th Annual Kansas Arbor Day Poster Contest. Grady Gleason, a […]

Schools, college offer Valentine entertainment

Garden City Public Schools and Garden City Community College have a variety of Valentine’s Day entertainment in store coming up. Edith Scheuerman Tigerrific Sign Choir to provide singing/signing valentines The Edith Scheuerman Elementary School Tigerrific Sign Choir will provide a singing/signing valentine to a friend, parents, grandparents, or anyone you […]

GCHS drama, band and orchestra excel

GCHS drama department wins awards at conference Members of the Garden City High School International Thespian Society Troupe #2846 attended the Kansas State Thespian Conference Jan. 3-5 at Century II in Wichita. Students competed in individual events, auditioned for colleges, and applied for Gold Troupe Status. The GCHS troupe received […]