Since we were unable to do a Summer Reading Program because of the COVID-19, this year the GSCD/King County Library would like to invite kids 3 years through 6th grade to participate in a Summer Reading Challenge.
Click on the link below for the list of the challenges your kids can choose from but don't have to follow. Once they've read 5 books or a chapter book of 200 pages or more on their level, bring their list books read and challenges completed to the library to pick out a prize. The challenge start July 13, 2020, ending August 7, 2020. We will be open Monday the 13th if you need to come to the library for books and/or movies since we will be closed the rest of the week due to the waxing of the floors.
If you need to books next week while the hallway is closed, we will have books on a cart in the foyer between the elementary hallway and the secondary hallway. There will be a sign-out sheet for you to write down what you checkout and a green drop box for return items.
Encourage your children to keep reading through the summer. Stay safe and we hope to see you soon!
If you have any questions call or text:
Romy Ferguson at 806-422-0367 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JoAnn Shipman at 806-777-9765 or email: email@example.com
Through a partnership with TEA and Renaissance, students and families have free access to thousands of myON digital books and daily news articles for the summer months.
myON reading resources can be accessed on any digital device that is connected to the internet and are available 24/7. Digital books can be downloaded onto mobile devices for offline reading, as well.
This access will help students continue reading and learning -- and provide additional opportunities to explore topics they are interested in. Families can read with myON, too!
How to logon to myON:
Enter School Name: Get Texas Reading
Enter Username: read
Enter Password: myon
Library Summer Hours
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Please call if you are uncomfortable coming inside the library. Curbside check out will be available.
Call 596-4069 or 777-9765 or 422-0367.
We are still unsure about scheduling summer reading in June as usual.
Watch for announcements!
After evaluating every possible option for a graduation ceremony this evening, with lightning and continued storms, there’s simply no avenue that will allow us to honor our students while ensuring the safety of our Guthrie family. As much as I hate to do it, we are going to postpone our graduation ceremonies until tomorrow morning. We will have our 8th grade graduation tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM. Our HS graduation will follow at 10:30. As of now, we’ll plan for the ceremonies to be at Jack Huey Field, but that is subject to change depending on tonight’s rainfall. I recognize this creates potential inconveniences for family and others traveling this evening, and likely creates new conflicts with previous personal plans for Saturday, but I believe it’s our only option at this point. Governor Abbott's Executive Order prohibits any indoor graduations, so we are limited to our outdoor options.
8th graders and Seniors...I hope you can enjoy this evening with your families, and we’ll look forward to celebrating you all tomorrow. We can add this to the list of unique memories you've created this spring.
Stay safe, Jags.
Mother Nature has definitely not cooperated with our plans for graduation ceremonies tonight at Jack Huey Field. For now, we are going to postpone the start of our ceremonies until 9:00 this evening. This means we will plan for 8th grade graduation to begin at 9:00, and our HS graduation ceremony will follow immediately. I know this may cause inconveniences for families, but we want to ensure everyone is safe. We will continue monitoring the radar, and I’ll plan to make another school-wide call around 8:00. Hopefully, we'll be able to move forward with a plan at that point. As for the location of the graduation if we are able to have it tonight...I’ll let you know that decision as soon as we're able.
I’m sorry for the inconvenience. Stay safe, Jags.
Being forced to transition to an outdoor graduation means some elements of our traditional ceremony must be eliminated. Unfortunately, we are not equipped to show our senior slideshow during this evening's outdoor ceremony. However, we still wanted everyone to be able to enjoy these memories with loved ones.
Grab your Kleenex, and click the link below. Here's to the Guthrie Class of 2020...
Our 8th grade and high school graduation ceremonies will continue as planned for this evening (Friday, May 15). 8th grade graduation will begin at 7:30, and high school graduation will follow at 8:00. Both ceremonies will be held at Jack Huey Field.
Under Governor Abbott's guidelines for an outdoor graduations, we must follow specific social distancing practices. The "stage" with graduates will be on the north end of the football field, and chairs will be provided nearest that area for immediate family of graduates (10 per graduate). Other attendees are welcome to stand along the fence, bring lawn chairs, park along the visitors' side and south end of the field, or sit in the bleachers, provided we are all still practicing social distancing. Unfortunately, because of current restrictions, we will not be able to have our traditional reception following graduation.
If Mother Nature chooses not to cooperate this evening, our backup plan will be to move the ceremonies to the 6666's covered roping arena. However, in hopes of creating memories on one of the best grass football fields in the state, we will postpone this decision as late as possible.
Frogs on a Log
Cut celery stalks into smaller sizes. Spread peanut butter or almond butter on celery. Then place as many raisins (frogs) on the celery (logs) that your heart desires.
This snack would be great for story time with The Wide Mouth Frog book! Or any book with frogs.
*You burn more calories eating celery than the celery actually has!
Guthrie CSD is currently recruiting for the following positions: K-12 Principal, Ag Science Teacher, Secondary Math Teacher. To learn more and apply, go to http://www.guthriejags.com/administration.html.
The Guthrie High School Cheerleaders are selling mixed hanging baskets just in time for Mother's Day: $25 each or 2 for $45 with delivery on May 8th, to Guthrie, Paducah, Benjamin, Aspermont, Knox City, Spur & Dickens. Please comment if you'd like to purchase these plants and provide a phone number for delivery. Thanks for supporting the GHS Cheerleaders!
Obviously our school ending will be different this year.
Here's the plan:
Tuesday, May 12, we will host Senior pictures, Kindergarten graduation pictures, locker & desk clean-out, locker room clean-out, computer/iPad/calculator/textbook returns, and library book returns. Please follow the schedule below:
Families with last names beginning with A-H
Families with last names beginning with J-M
Families with last names beginning with P-W
1. Teachers will need to be on hand for students to clean out desks, lockers, locker rooms, etc.
2. Kindergarten will have graduation pictures made as they come to clean out their desks.
3. Students will turn in their devices during this time unless they are taking dual credit courses (Elementary to their teacher and JH/HS on a table near the bookroom)
4. Teachers will have sacks with end-of-the-year awards to hand out to students (JH/HS will pick theirs up outside of Mrs. Branch's room)
5. We will be monitoring the number of people coming in and out of the building while maintaining social distancing.
We love and miss our Jags!
Have some extra time to read? Sure is a great time to join the West Texas Digital Library in OverDrive under King County Consolidated Library. If you are interested, email JoAnn Shipman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (806)777-9765. She can provide you a login and password so you can get access to free titles.
BBQ Chicken Tenders
Stephanie and Misty love this recipe, it is so much easier and quicker than flipping 200 pancakes! The kiddos love them and they come out fluffy and moist!!
*If you want blueberry or strawberry pancakes make sure to put them into the pan first then pour your batter on top. If you are using frozen fruit make sure it is thawed and drained first.
With students at home and on devices, parents might be wondering if the apps their children are using are safe. A great place to check out if these apps are worthwhile is Common Sense Media. Parents can search apps here: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews.
While we at GCSD are by no means experts on these apps, we've recently had some parents express concern over the availability of chatrooms to young children through the FarmVille and FarmVille 2 apps. We simply wanted to pass along a note to parents regarding these apps as we know many of our young students use them.
Besides appropriate apps, Common Sense Media also has recommendations for movies, TV shows, and books along with information parents need to know to keep their children safe online.