Educational Insights (1)
This week marks the end of another successful educational year at Garden County Schools.
Posted on 05/15/2012
  • Achievement test data reveals significant growth in math!
  • Three seniors have enlisted in our armed forces: we wish them the best!
  • $267,000. were awarded to the graduating seniors in scholarships!
  • Several of the sports’ teams had great seasons (state play-offs in GCHS football; an improved volleyball win record; eight wrestlers qualified for state competition; school records were broken at GCJH & GCHS in track; nine qualifying GCHS track team members).
  • The music program has shown increased participation and excellence at competitions.
  • Two presentations were given at the state tech conference by teachers and administration in Omaha showcasing our district’s cutting edge technology and student based business: Tech & Torch!
  • A GCJH student received honors at the state science fair competition!
  • GCJH was represented at the state spelling bee in Omaha.
  • A GCE student won the state aeronautics’ art competition.
  • The majority of GCE students participated in the Fuel up to Play and Jump Rope for Heart activities, increasing their own fitness levels!
  • Nutrition education and fresh fruit/vegetable snacks increase student knowledge of nutrition at GCE.
  • Plants are growing in the newly constructed greenhouse at GCHS!
  • The second year of FFA proved highly successful with many students qualifying for state competition.
  • The business builder program, in its second year, helped students get out into the community’s workforce to learn on the job!
  • Several interactive white boards were updated, along with additional iPads being purchased to upgrade technology in the district.
  • A recent outdoor education day at GCJH was an enjoyable and educational experience for all!
  • The Hampstead Players performed for GCE and Creek Valley Elementary.
  • A recycled tire grant was awarded to make our GCE playground safer with crumb rubber material under the equipment.

Undoubtedly, there are more things to celebrate from this past school year…if you have things you would like to share, send an email and we will include them! Thank you to our progressive school board, supportive community, and dedicated parents: you helped make these great things happen!

 

 

-Dr. Paula Sissel,

Superintendent/Elementary Principal