November 28, 2015

Meetings regarding $29.7 bond issue dates set

 Dates have been set for informational meetings regarding the proposed $29.7 million USD 231 bond issue. At the October 5, Board of Education meeting, the board voted unanimously to approve a resolution for application to the state to pose a $29.7 million dollar bond issue question to USD 231 voters. On November 10, the Kansas Continue Reading

USD 231 rewards Students of Character

Character education has long been a part of the Gardner Edgerton School District’s curriculum. The initiative strives to build a common set of values among students. A different character trait is focused on each month and is emphasized in the activities and discussions that occur in classrooms. Students are encouraged to apply the concepts on Continue Reading

Blazer indoor hitting clinic scheduled

Our indoor winter hitting clinic for kids grades 5-8 has been scheduled GEHS for December 13- February 21. The clinic league will have two divisions; fifth and sixth grader and the other division is seventh and eighth graders. Each clinic league will be limited to a maximum of seven teams and will play six games. Continue Reading

Trailridge JV lose to Ottawa

Battling till the end, the Trailridge seventh grade girls JV basketball team dropped a tough 29-19 decision to Ottawa last week. “The team played with great effort but just came up short,” said Coach Mike Gunderson. Leading scorers for Trailridge were Kayleigh Bobki with four points. Kylie Webb, Sarah Mayeske, Mckenzi Clark, and Franki Stumple Continue Reading

USD 231 board discusses league change

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News Gardner-Edgerton High School has been invited by the State of Kansas to join the Sunflower League. “It’s a move that’s very flattering and worth considering,” Mark Meyer, Gardner-Edgerton High School Principal, said at the USD 231 school board meeting on Monday, November 9. Meyer gave a presentation to Continue Reading

GEHS Highlights

Quarterback Griffin Johns (14) passed for over 300 yards this season and scored a touchdown in the 12-9 season finale win against Olathe South.

Gardner, Ks featured on Sunflower Journeys

SJ 2809- Premieres 7PM, November 12, 2015 on KTWU We head to Ottawa to see the Plaza Theater, which is considered the oldest, continuously-operating movie theater in the nation and possibly the world; then, we visit Gardner, KS, a small town with historic connections to the many trails that cross Kansas, and through historic films, compare Continue Reading

VFW honor Veterans

Veterans were honored during a ceremony at Veterans Park, Gardner, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11; members of the VFW conducted the ceremony.

University update

Central Methodist University Student-athlete at Central Methodist University, Melody Hanson is on the volleyball team. Hanson is a junior athletic training major from Spring Hill. CMU is located in Fayette, Mo. and is a member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Emporia State University Andrew McCutcheon of Continue Reading

National report shows lower scores for KS kids

Danedri Thompson Kansas students scored lower on 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) exams, or on the nation’s report card than in previous years. The National Center for Education Statistics released 2015 scores on Oct. 28. Administered every two years to a random sample of fourth and eighth graders in each state , Continue Reading