The 3rd quarter ends on Thursday, March 6. There will be no school for USD#365 students on Friday, March 7.
Grades 5 & 6 students will present a combined performance of vocal music, 5th grade band and 6th grade band on Tuesday, March 11, in the GES gymnasium. Students should arrive at GES no later than 6:45. Family and friends are invited to attend.
The First and Second Grade Spring Fling Music Concert will be held in the GES gymnasium on Thursday, March 13, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Students should arrived by 6:45 and report to their designated meeting area. Family and friends are encouraged to attend!
GES PTO continues to raise money for the purchase of additional playground equipment for GES students. See PTO News for photos and more information.
GES Students will not have school March 17-21. March 14 WILL be a full day of school.
Kindergarten Roundup -- March 26 -- GES
Children who turn 5 on or before August 31, 2014, may participate in roundup activities on March 26 (between 12:30-6:30 p.m.) Call Mrs. Suderman or Mrs. Teel at GES, 785-448-3177, for more information and to set up an appointment .
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
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.