Tag: Garden City Public Schools

GCHS Drama selling season club cards

The Garden City High School Drama Department is now selling 2018-19 season club cards. The $20 club card gains entrance to each of the mainstage productions, which is a savings of $20 on ticket prices over the entire 2018-19 season. The card serves as your ticket and will be punched […]

Garden City schools receive recognition

Garden City High School is one of eight Kansas schools that will be recognized in September for the civic engagement opportunities they offer students by receiving the School of Excellence Award. Florence Wilson Elementary School is one of four Kansas schools that will receive the School of Promising Practice Award.  […]

School open houses scheduled; Classes begin Aug. 14/15

Several Garden City Public Schools have scheduled open houses this month. Open houses provide parents the opportunity to become familiar with the schools, teachers, and classrooms that their children will be attending for the school year. Open houses on Monday, Aug. 13, include: Alta Brown Elementary School, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.; […]

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 […]