Tag: Schools

Students learn life, business skills through coffee sales

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications When asked how long she has been working to prepare the coffee carts at Horace Good Middle School, Camilla, an eighth-grader, said, “For a thousand years!” She added that preparing coffee and snacks is a fun thing to do and that her favorite […]

Deerfield students experience ‘TED Talks’

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Deerfield High School hosted its own TEDx conference on Wednesday, bringing in a half-dozen speakers to talk about a range of subjects mixed with students’ own presentations. “I love TED Talks, and the English teacher in me was like, ‘Oh, I should do […]

GCHS Senior to perform at Sydney Opera House

Colten May, a senior at Garden City High School, has been accepted to perform at the Sydney Opera House with an honor band through Honor Performance Series from July 18-23 in Sydney, Australia. The High School Honors Performance Series at Sydney Opera House builds upon the heritage of the Carnegie […]

GCHS senior to perform at Carnegie Hall

Colten May, a senior at Garden City High School, has been selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Colten will perform on the euphonium in February with the 2018 International Honors Band.  Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is […]

Schools honoring veterans, first responders this week

On Friday, Nov. 10, the student council at Kenneth Henderson Middle School will honor community veterans by inviting them to breakfast at 7:15 a.m. in the school’s atrium, 2406 Fleming St. The school would like to have veterans whether they are active duty or retired from any branch of the […]

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 […]

Murrell named semi-finalist

Donnie Murrell, Garden City High School welding teacher, has been named a semi-finalist for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence award. Murrell is one of just 54 educators to advance to the 2nd round of review out of a total of 693 submissions. The Harbor Freight Prize […]

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 […]

USD 457 launches school meals app

Details about the nutritional content of Garden City Public Schools daily breakfast or lunch will be a lot easier to find starting this fall. The district has a new online application that will be a convenient way to view your child’s school lunch menu that has an engaging design.  The new […]

GCHS students place at national competition

Garden City High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) had two students attend the National FCCLA Conference July 2-7 in Nashville, Tenn. The students competed in fashion design at the national competition. Javier Cervantes, incoming senior, received third in the nation in the occupational category Fashion Design […]