German-born Anne Combs teaches more than just the numbers

To Anne Combs, teaching Garden City High School freshmen algebra has some simplistic explanations with complex processes, but always with a solution in mind. That’s the approach the fourth-year GCHS math teacher takes when instructing her freshmen students in algebra and intensive algebra. “I always wanted to teach German since it’s my native language,” said Combs, who was born and raised in Lauchhammer, Germany, a city located about an hour south of Berlin close to the border with Poland. “I came here and wanted to work in the schools, but since they don’t have German, I had to look at something else. That’s how I came to teach math because it’s something I do love.”

Yearbook and Sugar Beet staff travel to the windy city

Big City living in the Windy City. Earlier this month seven students had the opportunity to experience the Chi-Town. The Buffalo yearbook and Sugar Beet student publications adviser, Brian Nelson, took a group of juniors from Garden City High School to Chicago, Illinois. The students were hand selected by their teachers and editors. Oliver Nguyen, Kyle Doll, Emily Ortiz, Nathan Morren, Lane Durst, Anelle Garcia and Karime Loya-Enriquez made up the group of students who traveled to the Land of Lincoln. Selected students left Nov. 1, traveling by vehicle to Denver International Airport to board their afternoon flight to Chicago.

Midterm election causes upsets across nation

The month of November comes with the following: cold weather, hot drinks and most importantly, elections. Elections allow for the people of the city, county, state and nation to have their voice be heard. On Nov. 6, thousands of voters across the state cast their ballots in the midterm elections to have an input on the nation. 

Florence Wilson’s Rycek hooks national award

A national award has been presented to a Florence Wilson staff member. Florence Wilson Elementary School psychologist Jenna Rycek received a Life Changer of the Year Spotlight Award from the National Life Group. The recipient of this award was announced on Oct. 29 with a surprise award ceremony at Florence Wilson.

Foreign adventures GCHS plans trip to Costa Rica

For many students, traveling to a foreign country is a dream, but recently Garden City High School has made that dream a reality for some students. Education First, and educational tour company, allows students to travel out of the country and has tours all around the world ranging from Europe to the Caribbean.

New faces at the front of the classroom

This year at there are new teacher additions. Garden City High School has three new student teachers this year: Ms. Garcia in Ms. Tonche’s classroom teaching Spanish I, Mr. Runnion in Mr. Duran’s classroom teaching U.S. History, and Ms. Tobin in Mr. Lappin’s classroom adding to the buffalo coffee shop staff.

Spooky season at Lee Richardson

When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween.’ BOO! Halloween came early in Garden City. Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo were pleased to present the 24th annual “Boo! At The Zoo.”

Spooky saints of fear

Strengthening families, one paintball at a time. Saints of Fun paintball course was recently brought into to Garden city last year. The paintball course is located 3555 N Jennie Barker Road. 

Apple awards for educators

On Nov. 15, the winner of the 2018 Crystal Apple Awards will be announced at the Clarion Inn. As excitement fills the air, many of the teacher nominees couldn’t be more honored and anxious to attend the event.  

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ performed exclusively

On October 18, during sixth and seventh hour, several different classes combined their efforts to make a play based on William Shakespeare’s, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The play was performed exclusively to the classes  involved, with the exception of a few staff members.