Educational Insights 4.22.2014
Educational Insights 4.22.2014
Posted on 04/22/2014

           According to the recent Volunteering and Civic Life in America Report, NE ranks in the top 5 in volunteerism among the 50 states and Washington, D.C.! In 2012, a half million Nebraskans volunteered and donated over 50 million hours of service worth $900 million of service contributed.

            Garden County Schools are blessed with a great many volunteers! The TeamMates’ mentoring program is comprised of volunteer board members and mentors who give an hour week to make the life of a child special! Booster Club members provide countless hours of time: making food for bus trips, working at the annual hamburger feed, gathering donations for the post prom party and staying up all night helping! GCE parent volunteers plan holiday celebrations and spend time in classrooms! Junior high parents work together to plan their special events. GCE has breakfast volunteers who come to help supervise children at breakfast, greeting children and making them feel special. Town team sports have volunteers to help coach and cheer them on during their various sports throughout the year. Trap shooting is available to our youth because of volunteers!

            Volunteers do not look for accolades or praise, they give from their hearts. We would like to say THANK YOU to all our volunteers and let you know we sincerely appreciate ALL you do for our students! We are so grateful to you all.


“The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


-Dr. Paula Sissel

Garden County Schools

Superintendent/Elementary Principal