Grades 3-6 Bullpup Assembly will be on Thursday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m. (not May 23). Parents are invited to attend as students are recognized for their accomplishments.
School dismisses for summer on Friday, May 23, at 1:00 p.m. (Due to cancellations during winter, a day has been added to the school year).
GES PTO continues to raise money for the purchase of additional playground equipment for GES students. See PTO News for photos and more information.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS FRIDAY, MAY 23, WITH 1:00 p.m. DISMISSAL!
Garnett Elementary School Bullpups
403 W. Home Run Drive
Garnett, KS 66032
GARNETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Be Safe, Be Kind, Follow Directions!
Be Courteous, Be Positive, Be Responsible!
Achieve, Believe, Dream!
Live, Learn, Laugh!
GES Student Pod Colors
Kindergarten - Orange Grades 1 & 2 - Green Grades 3 & 4 - Blue Grades 5 & 6 - Purple
CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK
GES students enjoyed the antics of comedian Richard Renner. He reminded students that they can learn anything through reading! The assembly was hosted by the Garnett Public Library to promote Children's Book Week and their summer reading program. Mrs. Peine is planning some fun activities for Children's Book Week including a Book Swap, Trivia Contest, and Guest Readers. A flyer with more information will be going home to parents soon.
First graders have been learning about the life cycle of quail, chickens, and ducks firsthand. Below students watch baby quail which recently hatched.
JUMP FOR HEART RESULTS
GES students celebrated another successful Jump For Heart event with a results assembly on Friday, March 14. GES students collected an amazing $12,567! Below see top individual collectors (Corbin Danner (4), Madison Danner (3), Julianna Sprague (2) and Alexis Overstreet (1) with Mrs. Martin, Jump For Heart coordinator.) More photos on Bullpup Happenings!
READ ACROSS AMERICA
It was a fun week of celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Week. Students enjoyed a spirit week: rainbow day (wear lots of bright colors), hat day, and school spirit day. Preston Peine read Dr. Seuss books to GES classes. Older students read to kindergartners during library time. See more photos on Bullpup Happenings.
Grant designated for GES
Special thanks to Randy and Betsy Bunnel for designating their Monsanto Grant ($2500) to GES students. These funds will be used to enhance literacy and technology at GES.
PTO Reptile Assembly
GES students learned about reptiles such as turtles, alligators, lizards, snakes, etc. at a recent assembly sponsored by PTO. Below Ruth Burkdoll carefully touches Baby's shell. Find more photos on the PTO page.
Spanish students (grades 5 & 6) recently made Spanish menus and took orders.
Jump For Heart
GES students have been collecting and jumping. Thanks to our community for supporting our students as they collected for Jump for Heart and the American Heart Association. Students enjoying jumping contests, trying difference tricks, jumping to music, and exercising with friends. More photos on Bullpup Happenings.
Grade 3 students competed in Metric Olympics events including the Sponge Squeeze, Paper Plate Fling, etc. Students' brain power estimated, measured, added and subtracted! Great job to all the participants! More photos on Bullpup Happenings!
Valentine Box Art
Students in Mrs. Self's class thought "outside the box" in decorating creative and interesting Valentine Card containers. GES staff members were invited to vote for their favorite. More photos and the winners are shown on Mrs. Self's classroom page.
Superheroes Sign the Beam
Kindergarten students were recently invited to sign a beam that will go up in the new Anderson County Hospital.
Below: Students sign their names wearing their Superhero capes.
Tommy Hutchison carefully signs his name to the beam.
GES Spelling Bee
Students from Grades 4-6 below represented their classrooms in the GES Spelling Bee. And the winners are.........see Bullpup Happenings.
Above Back row: Alison Owens (5S), Riley Malone (5S), Kaylyn Disbrow (5S), Abby Reid (5P), Carly Hicks (5S), Josh Stifter (5B), Nick Lybarger (6L), Zack Mead(4H), Beau Dykes (4G)
Front Row: Jorel Nicolas(4G), Ryelee Rockers(5B), Justin Stifter(5B), Lanie Walter(5F), Abbie Wiesner(5F), Jenna Fritz(6Q), Lilly Spring(6Q), Elly Trumbly(6L), Madison Hermreck(4H), Savannah Balog(4Y), Nathan Stephenson(4Y)
BULLPUP AWARDS ASSEMBLIES
Congratulations to GES students who worked hard first semester and earned recognition at recent Bullpup Awards assemblies. Below are some classes as they are recognized.
The Red White Show
Enthusiastic GES kindergartners put on a great show for their family and friends. See more photos on Bullpup Happenings or Mrs. Kubacka's page
Grades 3 & 4 Concert
A packed house enjoyed Jingle Jam.
Grade 6 Quiz Bowl
The GES Quiz Bowl Teams competed well in the USD #365 Elementary Quiz Bowl. Below is Mr. Lewis's team, the 2013 Quiz Bowl Champions. Left to right: Trevor Beaudry, Jaxcen Farren, Nick Lybarger, Piper Mills, not pictured: Sabur Suire. More photos on Bullpup Happenings.
GES Elementary Honor Choir Singers
Congratulations to the following students who will represent GES in the KMEA (Kansas Music Educators Association)Southeast Kansas Elementary Choir. We know you will be great Bullpup representatives!
Left to right: Porter Richards, Alison Owens, Christopher Peine, Mrs. Kubacka, Russ Peterson,
Hailey Gilbert, and Zach Barnes.
PE is fun!
Students enjoy a new game in PE. See more Gladiator photos on Mrs. Martin's PE classroom page.
Von Jon, juggler extrordinaire, entertained the GES students in November.
Thanks to our PTO for sponsoring this event.
HALLOWEEN PARADE 2013
Although rainy weather forced the Halloween Parade inside the hallways of GES,
the spooks still enjoyed an afternoon of fun. See more photos on Bullpup Happenings.
THE GES BOOK FAIR
The Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success. The grand total was over $5900. Thanks for purchasing awesome books and helping out our school! Because student surpassed their goal os $3,000, Mrs. Peine was wrapped into a mummy at an all school assembly. Below see Mrs. Peine getting mummified.
RED versus THE WOLF
GES students enjoyed a children's play by our local Chamber Players. It was the story of Little Red Riding Hood told from the Wolf's point of view. Below the wolf scares Little Red. More photos on Bullpup Happenings.
STATE FARM PROMOTES READING
Ryan Disbrow and Jennifer Morrow from our local State Farm Agency handed out dictionaries for every 3rd grade student at GES.
WATCH OUT FOR GES WATCHDOGS
WatchD.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) can be found at GES this school year.
This program has two main goals:
1) To provide positive male role models for students.
2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
Fathers, grandfathers, and father figures who want to know more about this program, should contact Mrs. Hedrick at GES.
Right: Lynn Davison enjoys lunch with one of his son Atley during his WatchDOGS day in September. His son, Rhett, also enjoyed the day with him.
GES KINDERGARTNERS BECOMING
SUPERHEROES OF KINDNESS
Philip Bures presented the SuperHeroes of Kindness Program to Kindergarten students this fall. The mission of this program is simple but not always easy to carry out: To care and let kindness flow without expecting rewards. A highlight of the program is the decorative and fun capes students and staff will get to wear. Students have been Superheroes of Kindness in our community this year by decorating grocery bags, visited local nursing homes, participated in the Christmas Parade, and begin kind to classmates & school staff.
Right: Kindergarten students sign their names to the SuperHeroes poster which is displayed in the hallway.