Educational Insights 3.3.2014
Posted on 03/03/2014
Garden County Schools are participating in positive behavior intervention trainings this year, with a team from the district attending a series of workshops days entitled All Children Experience Success (ACES). These trainings provide our staff with alternative ways to assist fellow teachers in helping students be successful in school.
Garden Co. Jr. High Spelling Bee Winners!
Posted on 02/26/2014
On February 25 the Junior High students put their spelling skills to test. The written test was administered that morning and the winners were: 8th Grade-1st Bailey Miller, 2nd Peyton Stanczyk, 3rd Ivy Gunderson. 7th Grade-1st Chandler McCord, 2nd Karmen Arceo- Fenn, 3rd Santana Areo-Fenn, 6th Grade- 1st Reid Spady, 2nd D.J. Miller, 3rd Isaiah Neis. These 9 students advanced to the oral spelling bee in the afternoon where Peyton Stanczyk was the winner and Ivy Gunderson placed second. Peyton will represent Garden County at the state spelling bee in Omaha this spring! Congratulations Peyton!
Garden County FBLA
Posted on 02/20/2014
This year Garden County Schools has restarted the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter with 29 active members. Our goal in this FBLA chapter stresses creating more collaboration and direct links between the Garden County community, and businesses leaders with our students. Our chapter wants to go and compete in state and national competitions to gauge our members gained knowledge and experience against other FBLA students across the state and nation. Competitions such as these will help us determine the types of experiences and learning opportunities we need to provide these students in the future.
Soccer Field Update
Posted on 02/19/2014
Once again, Garden County has been offered a wonderful opportunity--hosting soccer games! Last spring, a generous donation helped build a "field of dreams". The lots north of GCE were completely revamped with underground sprinklers and grass was planted. Hours and hours were spent by the Lion's Club and many local volunteers picking stickers and weeds so new grass could be established.
Garden County Teachers Continue to Learn!
Posted on 02/19/2014
On President's Day, GCS teachers traveled to Scottsbluff and Gering to learn more about their profession. ESU 13 offered a wide variety of content specific sessions for teachers to attend in the effort to improve their instructional expertise and curriculum knowledge. Students might notice a few 'new' tactics in their classes as a result of these workshops! Our goal is to continue to grow and learn in the effort to maximize student learning for all.
Posted on 10/17/2013
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.
Nebraska … Lessons from fly over country-Article written by Chris Petersen after his visit to Garden County
When I tell people that I was born and raised in Nebraska, I expect the usual smirks. Nebraska definitely is in the middle of "Flyover Country", that place where people commuting from the coasts rarely stop. In case you missed it, a native Nebraskan, Alexander Payne, made a movie simply titled "Nebraska", which is nominated for an Academy award. Let's just say that the movie doesn't paint the most flattering image of life on the plains. Recently, I had one of those eye opening experiences in Nebraska that contradicts all of the stereotypes. It is testimony to those forgotten heroes simply called "teachers" and "parents", who somehow can make miracles happen anywhere. This is a story of technology in "the middle of nowhere".