Welcome to Garden County Schools

Our mission is to provide a quality education through shared responsibility in a safe supportive environment for all students to meet the challenges of a diverse society.

We are “Committed to Excellence”, and we work hard to make the site a primary source for timely information for all users, and a main gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, students and other members of our community.

School News at a Glance 
Attention all parents! USDA guidelines and school policy do not allow students to charge meals. A SchoolMessenger will start going out weekly (each Friday) reminding parents if their account is over $25. Payment on the account will be expected by Monday or your child will need to bring a lunch from home. If payment is not possible, your child will not be able to eat hot lunch and a sack lunch will be provided. Please contact the school with questions or concerns.

NESA testing is scheduled for March 31st through April 23rd. Any make-up testing will be held on April 29th. Good luck students!.

NESA testing for the elementary is from April 1 through April 24th. Make-ups will be followed by the week after testing. We are cheering our students on!

Next Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday April 1st,  the 8th and 11th grade will be taking the state NeSA science test. The eighth grade will need to be at school and ready to go by 7:50 AM. Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep and has a nutritional breakfast. 

The High Ability Learner (HAL) committee wants to remind all parents the Garden County school district will be administering its required state reading (grades 3,4,5,6,7,8,11) science (grades 5,8,11) and math (grades 3,4,5,6,7,8,11) NESA assessments in the next few weeks. While scores from standardized assessments are not the only tool utilized for identifying HAL students, they do hold significant weight while reviewing members of the HAL club. Any student scoring in the 95%ile on any NESA test is immediately considered for participation in the HAL club starting in the fall of 2015. NESA scores alone do not qualify a student for HAL consideration, but are a great starting point.

Simply put, if you would like to see your child participate in the HAL club encourage them to excel on their upcoming NESA tests this spring. Please contact the high school with any questions regarding the HAL program or identification process. Garden County Schools (an EOE) has an anticipated opening for a K-12 Health/PE, wrestling, and track coaching positions for the 2015-16 school year. Qualified persons may contact the school (308) 772-3242 for additional information and to apply.




Educational Insights 3.30.2015
Posted on 03/30/2015
The latest brain research clearly supports the connection between health and learning. Regular physical activity and nutritious school food can help children improve their test scores and classroom behavior, increase mental focus, and even help with conflict resolution. The relationship between health and academic achievement is not abstract, it is reflected in the lives of our students every day.  more
Table Talk
Posted on 03/26/2015
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Regional Science Fair by Peyton Stanczyk
Posted on 03/23/2015
On March 4, 2015, the Garden County Junior High local science fair winners and one high schooler competed at the Regional NJAS science fair in Scottsbluff. Four contestants from each grade that participated in the local science fair at the high school got selected to take part in the regional competition. The eight junior high students included Kara Barnhart, Madi Leach, Mackenzie Richards, Colton Martin, Connor McCord, Josh Wheeler, Karmen Arceo-Fenn, and Austin Dormann. Along with them joined Peyton Stanczyk, a freshman at Garden County.   more
You're Hired!
Posted on 03/20/2015
The Garden County Speech Class is ready for work! Seven students in Mrs. Swafford's high school speech class learned resumé writing and practiced professional interviewing last week. Students in the class were asked to create a professional resumé which included their educational background, work experience, and related skills. Students then practiced answering standard interview questions like "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" and "What do you plan to do after high school?" They also practiced obscure questions like "If you were an   more
Elementary Spring Music Program
Posted on 03/19/2015
Click on more to view the Elementary Spring Music Program on March 19th.  more
Spring Foundation Bake Sale
Posted on 03/19/2015
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JR/SR High Spring Music Program
Posted on 03/16/2015
Click on more to view the Jr/Sr High Spring Music Program on March 16th at 6:30.   more
Jr. High Science Fair
Posted on 03/09/2015
On January 27, 2015 the Garden County Seventh and Eighth graders hosted the local science fair. All the students presented their projects. Viewers had the opportunity to vote for their favorite projects.  more
Garden County Business Class Edublog
Posted on 03/06/2015
Please take time to go look at, link, and participate in the new Garden County Business Class Edublog site. This site is a blog site where students will share work, comment on topics in the business world, and evaluate many different things. Your input and participation will enhance our learning experience, and we would love for you to join in the learning. As you participate in the blogging please use only your first name as we will only be doing this in our classroom to protect identities. If you have any questions on the site or ideas on learning experiences for our wonderful students please contact me at bmarquez@gceagles.org. Here is your link we cannot wait to collaborate with you!! http://gcbusinessclass.edublogs.org/  more
Bullying Prevention Videos from Mr. Marquez's Class
Posted on 03/06/2015
Click on more to watch student designed PSA videos created Mr. Maruez's students.   more
Tumble Books Library
Posted on 03/05/2015
Garden County schools has purchased an account with Tumble Books. Students can read and listen to talking books from anywhere as long as they have an internet connection.   more
Intro to Business
Posted on 03/05/2015
Garden County's Intro to Business students continue to learn the different aspects of marketing. Students created new ideas for product inventions earlier in the year. Now, as you will see in the picture(s), they have developed the product packaging for these products. Great creativity and work by all of them!!  more
FFA Coloring Contest Winners
Posted on 03/03/2015
Front L-R: Payton Fornander, Madison Johnson, Jayla Paulsen, Kelbi Cooper, Kole Fornander Middle L-R: Madison Rauch, Becka Dodge, Karma Peterson, Oakley Larsen, Jarrette Schwartz, Matthew Pollard, Kealon Carlson Back L-R: Cole Coss, Trey Kirch, Kenzee Moffat, Chandler Pollard, Dominic Fisher, Lina VanWey, Marissa Weickum Not pictured: Gavin Hunt, Arionna Beisner  more
Weekly Athletic Schedule
Posted on 03/02/2015
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GCHS Students Compete at Mid-Plains Scholastic Contest
Posted on 02/26/2015
Garden County High School students traveled to North Platte on February 18th to compete in the Mid-Plains Community College Inter-high Scholastic Contest. The contest hosted 28 schools from the surrounding areas, and several students placed in the top 10. They were: McLane Beck, 6th in Literary Analysis; Dustin Bleidt, 6th in Information Technology; Theresa Barnhart 6th and Emily Harms 8th in Business Communications; Brittany Koppman 10th in Grammar and Composition; Noah Lake 10th in Intro to Business, and Peyton Stanczyk 6th in Mathematics. Other competitors that day were Carla Severance, Cassie Colabello, Logan Douglas, Nick Koppman, Courtney Leach, Mathew McCarthy, Blake McCormick, Brexton Robertson, Ryan Smith, Courtney Stegman, and Mikayla Wiant. Students are nominated by their teachers to compete in the different test areas, and it is an honor to be chosen to attend.   more
Brittany Koppman and Trissa Turner chosen for BHECN Ambassador Program
Posted on 02/26/2015
Brittany Koppman and Trissa Turner, seniors at GCHS, have been selected to participate in the 3rd annual BHECN (Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska) Ambassador’s Program. The program introduces rural students statewide to behavioral health careers. It recruits and mentors students from high school to
college through professional school and into practice as behavioral health professionals. It also focuses on strengthening the behavioral health workforce in rural Nebraska. Brittany and Trissa will be able to network with several other students from across the state to learn more about several areas of behavioral and mental health careers.   more
Just What Are Garden County Freshman Doing?
Posted on 02/25/2015
Teenagers learn to make a difference by taking action in their own community. Please save the date on your calendars to see just what these 18 young people have been busy organizing. March 19th at the High School library from 6:30-7:30 p.m., the students will be presenting a creative display on posters or through digital means: photos/video of the planning, action and results of the social action project; a brief description touching the what, the how, and the lessons learned; as well as some research to support the rationale behind their projects. The freshman’s hard work over this past month will be recognized, so please walk up the stairs to the library above the high school office and be prepared to be impressed. By Katherine Beberniss  more
Lunch Menu
Posted on 02/23/2015
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Miss Olson's Students Living History Projects
Posted on 02/19/2015
Oral history project videos.   more
A computer for every child in school can change everything Educating "digital natives" for the challenges of a diverse society
Posted on 02/12/2015
The future of education is discussed and debated ad infinitum in countless journals and blogs. I had an opportunity to discover the school of the future last week on one of my photography adventures. This school system has literally made computers and tablets available for every student K-12. Every classroom is equipped with an ActivBoard, an electronic whiteboard designed to deliver and record instruction. The most amazing part of this school's educational innovation is not the technology or devices – it is how educators have orchestrated the use of technology to enable both the students and the community to learn how to learn what is required to adapt a diverse digital world. So, where is this amazing school of the future … New York City, Cupertino, Seattle? The answer may surprise you.   more
Garden County High School Prom
Posted on 01/29/2015
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Garden County Elementary is in search for Box Tops and Labels for Education to feed our little monster!
Posted on 01/23/2015
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Stop Motion Videos (Miss Olson's Photography Class)
Posted on 01/20/2015
Miss Olson's photography class took photos and merged them together to make stop motion videos.   more
2014 Annual Report
Posted on 01/09/2015
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Garden County Coordinated School Health
Posted on 11/21/2014
Garden County Coordinated School Health works to bring together community organizations and members to promote health in our local schools. Volunteers of America – Western Nebraska is one important local partner with a health promotion mission. Cheri Farris, RYT- 500 is the Community Health Educator with VOA-WN and involved in Garden County Coordinated School Health Council.   more
Daily Bulletin
Posted on 09/15/2014
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2014-2015 Complete Sports Calendar
Posted on 09/01/2014
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Garden County School's High School Cube Video Channel!
Posted on 08/12/2014
Watch games, programs and graduation live on our school channel! Click on more!  more
School Time Schedules
Posted on 08/12/2014
Time Schedules Garden County   more
Transportation Schedule
Posted on 08/12/2014
Transportation Schedule • 7:15 AM: Bus departs Lisco and Lewellen for Oshkosh sites • 3:45 PM: Bus departs Oshkosh sites for Lisco and Lewellen  more
Statement
It is the policy of Garden County Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, age or national origin in its education programs, administration, policies, employment or other district programs.   more
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