Congratulations to GCHS’ Cody Mooneyhan! She will be recognized with the 2019-20 Educated Adviser Award at FCCLA's Virtual National Leadership Conference next week, one of only two advisers to receive this national honor.
The KY Dept. of Education has released the Healthy at Schools guidance. This along with feedback will be used to determine our next steps moving forward as we plan to safely begin school in August. Thank you for your continued support and patience. View the document at https://bit.ly/2YxzljC
UPDATE: Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) deadline extended to JULY 10. If you haven't already applied, please do so at https://benefind.ky.gov. ALL GCS students qualify for this benefit regardless of income. More information at https://bit.ly/GCSPEBT.
Some good news! GCS will provide basic school supplies for ALL students this year. There will be a few personal, school or class-specific items that your child may still need. We’ll have more information coming soon. Till then, know that your basics are covered!
Family Planning Survey at https://bit.ly/gc-2021 open till June 24. Please share feedback online or call 270-259-4011 for assistance.
Final survey - Family Planning for 2020-21 is now open at https://bit.ly/gc-2021. Your input will directly impact scheduling and other decisions at the district, school and classroom level. Please complete today!
Results of the NTI Family Survey, the first of three for feedback in planning for the 2020-21 school year, plus an update on behind-the-scenes work to prepare for reopening. Details at https://bit.ly/GCS2020Update1
Families, please complete this brief survey designed to help us understand the technology needs of our school district during any time of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). Survey Link: https://bit.ly/TechSurveyGCS
Congratulations to GCHS incoming senior Gracyn Cook, selected to serve on the KY FCCLA Executive Council as VP of Individual Programs for the 2020-21 school year. See the full story at https://bit.ly/CookKYFCCLA
An important benefit is available to ALL GCS families. The federal COVID-19 Relief Bill provides eligibility for every student to receive a one-time benefit via EBT card of up to $313.50 per child. Applications are open June 1 – 30. Learn more at https://bit.ly/GCSPEBT
Need a paper copy of our NTI Parent Survey? Just call 270-259-4011 and we'll mail it to your home.
Families, please share your experience with Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) during the COVID-19 school closures. Your honest input on this brief, anonymous survey will help us improve our instruction, communication and delivery moving forward. We appreciate your time. Survey Link: https://bit.ly/NTISurveyGCS2020
Our Meals on the Bus summer schedule is out! All route stops remain the same, but there have been some time changes. Please be sure to check yours. Service will remain pickup, with social distancing guidelines followed. We’ll see you Monday, May 18!
Healthy children learn better, and school nurses make it happen! Hat’s off to our stellar nursing team for all they do for both body and mind to help keep students ready to learn and grow. Thank you Brenda Oller, GCHS; Dana Carman, GCMS; Chastity Thorpe, Caneyville; Lynn Ponder, Clarkson; Jennifer Smith, Lawler; DaLeisa Miller, Wilkey; Kim Cannon and Michele Vincent, District.
Congratulations to these GCHS HOSA members on top event finishes and Community Service awards at State Leadership Competition, held virtually this year. See their finished at bit.ly/GCHSHOSA. All now move on to virtual National competition in June.
Shout out to District Technology Integration Specialist Dee Dee Webb, named as one of only 19 educators from across the country to the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Class of 2020! Visit bit.ly/PBS2020AllStar to discover how Dee Dee is using technology both inside and outside the classroom to inspire students and teachers alike.
Is there a finer group to wish a Happy Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week? Always, but especially this year. Sometimes above and beyond goes way beyond anything that can possibly be imagined! Thank you to our GCS teachers and staff for everything they do!
School may be soon be out, but we’ll still keep serving up mobile meals in these next few weeks. The current schedule and routes will remain the same through May 15. We’ll be sure to provide an update as soon as it’s available!
We couldn’t let National Principal Day go by without a shout out to the most amazing principals anywhere!! Always, but especially during these times. Thank you, thank you to this group of outstanding leaders: Josh Baldwin, GCHS; Gary Parker, GCMS; Josh Basham, Caneyville; Alicia Brooks, Lawler; Shannon Cates, Clarkson; Lisa Skaggs, Wilkey; and Tommy Hodges, AEC.
Congratulations to (CTE) Students of the Month for the last quarter, Carson Decker, Carpentry; Carlie Jenkins and Sophie McCleod, Business. In addition to classwork, honorees are designated based on work ethic, perseverance, attitude and other Profile of a GCS Graduate “soft skills."