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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


 Need to Know 

Students, teachers & staff, 
I want to thank everyone who donated to the Nebraska Strong project.  Your donations will be much appreciated by the people in eastern Nebraska! If you didn't get a chance to donate this week, Shavin Barnhart will be collecting items through next week as well. Donations can be made at the grocery store.
Thanks again!
Michelle Dormann
School Counselor

Off The Page - 10th Grade
On Thursday, the Garden County 10th grade got the opportunity to take part in their final OTP lesson by taking a field trip to the Chimney Rock National Historic site museum. These students have been learning about the Oregon Trail for their lessons this year, and capping the year off at Chimney Rock was a great way to end it. At the museum the had the opportunity to look at primary sources, talk to museum staff, and get a better feel for what life was like on the trail. Hopefully after this OTP unit, students will have a better understanding of the role our home played in this crucial historical event, and better understand the lives of the pioneers who attempted it. 

Off The Page - 5th Grade
After cold and snowy weather the past few weeks, the Off the Page program had a busy week this past week at GCHS and GCE. To start the week off, groups of 5th graders who have been learning about navigation techniques throughout the year took part in their 3rd lesson. In the past, they learned about primitive navigation techniques, the history of maps, and map making skills. Their most recent lesson delved into learning about more modern technologies; the GPS. Students learned the history of the GPS, how they work, and got the chance to use one in a game of hide and seek with their classmates. This activity helped students understand how navigation has changed over time, and to think about the impact of new technology.



Congratulations GC Speech STATE BOUND students :
D.J. Miller-1st in Entertainment
Zach Mason-2nd in Entertainment and 3rd in Informative
Cheyenne Bacon-3rd in Poetry

Garden County Speech Team Waited out the Blizzard and Competed the Morning of Prom

Three students took the challenge of getting up early Saturday morning of their prom to compete in the D1-6 District Speech competition held at the North Platte High School. Cheyenne Bacon, D.J. Miller, and Zachary Mason decided it was worth it to participate for a chance at making it to state. Bacon, a senior had the stiffest competition of the day having to perform in two preliminary rounds to beat other students and make it into the final round. Competing against the top six in the poetry category, Cheyenne was able to solidly secure a third place, which advanced her on to the state competition. 
Junior, D.J. Miller, and sophomore, Zachary Mason, both competed in just one final round Saturday morning. They both had to wait until the evening awards to learn about their success. Miller came in as the District D1-6 champion in entertainment speaking and Mason took runner-up in the same category. Mason double-entered at districts, so he performed in the informative category as well. Coming up against eight competitors, Mason was skilled and poised enough to take a third-place finish with his informative speech, also moving him to the state level as a double-entered participant!
The entire team worked hard this year and the dilemma of prom conflicting with the district competition saddened many of them as they felt it was too difficult to participate in both activities. The outcome was amazing for the few that made it to the competition, so congratulate Cheyenne Bacon, D.J. Miller, and Zachary Mason on their amazing performances, their sacrifices, and their efforts to move on to the state competition that will be held at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Friday, March 22, 2019.


Parent Assessment and District Ratings Information


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. https://infograph.venngage.com/pl/FJ7HbAyBZew _______________________________________________________________________________________

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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

Daily Bulletin
Posted on 03/21/2019
ESU 13 Special Services Department
Posted on 02/27/2019
We provide special education services for children birth through 21. Programs including Western Region Autism Network, Deaf Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Development Network, Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities (ILCD), Meridian, LifeLink, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Planning Region Teams 13 & 14, Secondary Transition, Speech-Language Pathology, Special Education Supervision, and Teacher of the Visually Impaired. Supporting children with disabilities in the least restrictive environment: Consultative services School-based services (pull-out and inclusion) Natural settings Birth through PreK Two level III programs (Meridian and LifeLink Nebraska)   more
Posted on 02/19/2019
This year’s officers: President Jaedon Ross, Vice President Kara Barnhart, Treasurer Kelsee Moffat, Secretary Madi Leach, Reporter Tarah Ross, Sentinel Maddie Lake, Parliamentarian Chesney Stanczyk, and Historian Cheyenne Bacon planned a program of activities that would increase membership, community awareness, and agriculture literacy. This has provided the Garden County FFA and Agriculture Department with many exciting opportunities.   more
Lunch and Breakfast Menu
Posted on 02/18/2019
Migrant Education Program
Posted on 11/02/2018
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
Posted on 12/19/2017
Pricing for Large Prints on Vinyl, PVC, Photo Paper and Bright White
Posted on 09/05/2016
Providers for Families Caring for Someone With a Disability
Posted on 03/14/2016
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
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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