Jean Ricotta, Principal

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Mission Statement:

The Garden City School District seeks to create an environment for learning which enables each student the opportunity to grow as an individual as well as a group member while striving to achieve the optimal level of academic, social and personal success.

Students will thrive in a learning environment that is developmentally appropriate, individualized and challenging.

Our goal and responsibility is to help each student develop an enthusiasm for learning, a respect for self and others, and the skills to become a creative independent thinker and problem solver.

Inspiring Minds, Empowering Achievement, Building Community
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Employee Spotlight: Linda Caperna
(Posted on 2014/01/13)
This month’s Behind-the-Scenes: Employee Spotlight is focused on Mrs. Linda Caperna, the speech therapist at Locust School. Mrs. Caperna has worked in the Garden City Schools for the last nine years and has been employed as a speech therapist for almost thirty years. “Linda is dedicated to the children and extremely conscientious,” commented Locust Principal Miss Jean Ricotta, . . .
“Mr. Caparella is a loyal and committed educator with an extremely strong work ethic. ‘Mr. C’ has a perfect attendance record for the past few years. He keeps current in his teaching methodology by attending conferences, explained Principal Jean Ricotta, . . .
This month’s Behind the Scenes: Employee Spotlight is focused on Mrs. Valerie Hilton, the secretary at Locust Primary School. Mrs. Hilton has worked in the Garden City Public Schools for many years, . . .


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2014-2015 Kindergarten Supply List

2014-2015 First Grade Supply List

Code of Conduct

Curriculum Guide Kindergarten

Curriculum Guide Grade 1

Balanced Literacy Presentation


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 Alcohol based hand sanitizers are available in every school. 
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