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Garden County Elementary  Garden County Jr. Sr. High
800 West 2nd 200 West 4th Street
Oshkosh, NE 69154 Oshkosh, NE 69154
308-772-3336 308-772-3242
Fax 308-772-4059 Fax 308-772-3039


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Jan. 24 @ GCHS vs. South Platte
4:30 - Girls JV (North Gym) 2 quarters
4:30 - Boys JV (South Gym) 2 quarters
5:30 - Girls V
7:00 - Boys V

Jan. 25 @ Chappell
3:30 - Girls JV 2 Quarters
4:30 - Boys JV 4 Quarters
6:00 - Girls Varsity
7:30 - Boys Varsity
 Basketball information vs. South Platte on Jan. 24 in Oshkosh


4:30 - Girls JV (North Gym) 2 quarters
4:30 - Boys JV (South Gym) 2 quarters
5:30 - Girls V
7:00 - Boys V

The Junior High Girl's A Team has added a new game to their schedule!
Thursday, January 31st the girls will play Arthur County again. 

Game time will be 1:00 in Arthur -
 this will take place before the High School Games.

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Off The Page with Mr. Assmann
This week the Garden County 10th grade attended their 3rd Off-the-Page lesson covering the Oregon Trail. To start the lesson, students learned about supplying wagons for the trail and read primary sources identifying necessary items. After the reading was complete, students completed a worksheet where they "loaded" a wagon with supplies and decided what they wanted to bring. Several students remarked, "
load it up!" or "We might as well max it out....". Unfortunately for them, the second part of the lesson required the students to head to the weight room and actually "load" a wagon with the amount of weight they wanted to take on the trail. It turns out that weight in the real world must be heavier than weight calculated on paper, and many of the students wished they would have left supplies behind! The activity springboarded into a conversation about how people experienced the same mistake and oftentimes threw items out on the trail. All in all, it was an eye-opening lesson for the Garden County 10th grade. 


MAC Choir Clinic


Seven High School Choir students participated in the MAC Choir Clinic hosted by Bayard on Monday the 21st. They performed five pieces with other MAC Choir students from the conference. Three seniors enjoyed their last Choir Clinic with us.

Students Left to Right: Melissa Zambrano, Alyssa Williams, Karmen Arceo-Fenn, Kaylee Bell, Kenzie Richards, Lily Geiss, and Dylan Angelucci.

Seniors: Karmen Arceo-Fenn, Kaylee Bell, and Kenzie Richards


____________________________________________________ First Speech Meet of the Season with Half of a Team

By Kathryn Beberniss

With basketball games conflicting with the first speech meet of the year, the Garden County Speech Team attended the Wallace Speech Invite with six members of the team. Seniors, Kaylee Bell, Karmen Arceo-Fenn, and Gabby Norton all competed this past Saturday in addition to three sophomores who included the following:  Zach Mason, Alyssa Williams, and Melissa Zambrano. Kaylee and her sister Alyssa took to the duet acting category with an overwhelming first place! This is their second year competing in this category together and after making it to state last year, it is not surprising that they are off to an extremely successful start this year. Also, it is not shocking to see the final round appearance of Karmen in an extremely tough poetry category. This first meet was a warm-up for her as she just finished compiling her poetry program this week, so placing sixth is impressive. A pleasant surprise coming from a novice to the speech arena was Zach making it into the final round. He surprised himself and wowed the audience with his well-written and smoothly presented informative speech, tying for fifth place.

Also novices, Melissa and Gabby scored in the middle of the pack in both of their rounds of a very competitive humorous category. These girls really stepped out of their comfort zones to participate in this first ever speech meet for them where they were competing with returning speech contestants.

Learning how to adapt and improve will be a life lesson these students will take with them for years to come. Please think about coming to Grant for our next speech meet where the rest of the team will join these few to compete on January 26, 2018 starting at 8 in the morning. They would love your support.

Pictured: Alyssa Williams and Kaylee Bell, first in Duet Acting;



The students at Garden County Schools would like to say THANK YOU to Rush Creek Land & Cattle for the recent donation of 3 beef!!! We are so grateful and appreciate your generosity!!! We look forward to more donors in the spring!


ESU13 Technology Department - Providing technology, distance learning, media support and training to ESU13 Staff and Member School Districts o We offer network design, installation and support, network security and E-Rate consulting. o We offer several digital resources with support including Learn 360, OverDrive, World Book Online, Nebraska Cloud Portal, etc. o We provide distance learning and online coursework maintenance, coordination, creation, and scheduling support. o We strive to integrate technology in the classroom and supplement curriculum and instruction….with support in learning management systems, Google Apps, and Blended Learning, and digital citizenship.


The GCHS basketball game scheduled for February 5, @ Hyannis has been rescheduled to be a home game. Again the basketball games on February 5 against Hyannis will be played at GCHS starting at 3:30. Please contact the high school with questions.

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On Friday, September 14th, all 8th graders were trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). According to the American Heart Association, "CPR, if administered immediately after cardiac arrest can double or triple a person's chance of survival. About 90 percent of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die." 8th Civics students are participating in activities throughout the year that encourages engagement with the community and to become more involved citizens. 
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There is an error on this year's Garden County High School Athletic Schedule regarding volleyball districts. District volleyball will be played on Saturday, Nov. 3 at a TBA site. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
There is an error on this year's Garden County High School Athletic Schedule regarding volleyball districts. District volleyball will be played on Saturday, Nov. 3 at a TBA site. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Jennifer Stanczyk

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Garden County Elementary students have been busy reading. Many EXCEEDED their goals! The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade celebrated with a Grinch party!  Congratulations!
Top two readers by grade: (Name-Points Earned)
Quaidley Larsen-10.1
Raenea Boren-7.5
Rainee Olson -40.4
Kenley Dehning-32.3
Jayda Frederick-62.5
Cable Larsen-51.8
Daniel Beauchamp-47.7
Wilsie Lobner-28.6

2017-18 Garden Co. Schools Annual Report

 The 2017-2018 annual report is available by clicking on this link. The report is interactive and you can click on the graph and legend to change the view of the report.

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Migrant Education Program is available to assist students of all ethnicities and races who qualify with educational services, support and resources. If your family works in agricultural and has moved within the last three years, contact us. We may be able to give free educational supports to your children. Contact Danielle Cole Director of Migrant Education at dcole@esu13.org or (308) 635-3696.  more
Sixpence Program Information
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Pricing for Large Prints on Vinyl, PVC, Photo Paper and Bright White
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Providers for Families Caring for Someone With a Disability
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Tumble Books Library
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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
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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