January 28, 2015

Blazers upset St. Thomas Aquinas, 52-43

Seniors Kyle Hultgren, Brett Wright and Nash Bostwick scored 42 of Gardner Edgerton High School’s 52 points, leading the Blazer basketball squad to a big 52-43 upset of number-one ranked St. Thomas Aquinas.
“I thought our defensive pressure was the …

District adopts policy to protect student data

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
USD 231 parents will have to opt in to allow their children to take part in informational surveys. Until recently, parents opted out instead of opting in, but a state law, effective last July, required the change.…

Board offers long-term contract to Stranathan

Pam Stranathan

Pam Stranathan

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Pam Stranathan is no longer “interim” superintendent. Members of the USD 231 Board of Education approved a two-year contract giving Stranathan the top job in the district through at least 2017.
After more than an …

Tech upgrades around the district

USD 231 technology staff made upgrades to the school district network recently. Technology staff spliced and re-routed fiber and phone lines into the district administration building. The re-route was necessary due to water leaking into the building, a memo from …

District may realize savings by bond resale

USD 231 may be able to save up to $1.5 million by calling, or refinancing, bonds used to build Pioneer Ridge Middle School, according to a memo from Jeremy McFadden, district finance director, to school board members.
The bonds, issued …

Kindergarten ’round-up’ scheduled

To help families prepare for kindergarten and to allow the district to plan for the upcoming school year, all elementary schools host the annual Kindergarten Round Up for incoming kindergarten students. Kindergarten Round Up this year will be held at …

Registered voters receive LOB mail-in ballots

A USD 231 staff member unstacks chairs prior to the opening of Grand Star Elementary. District officials have promised that additional revenues raised locally would go directly to the classroom. File photo

A USD 231 staff member unstacks chairs prior to the opening of Grand Star Elementary. District officials have promised that additional revenues raised locally would go directly to the classroom. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
USD 231 officials have spent …

Story Time

 Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

The Edgerton Bank of Knowledge, or the Edgerton Branch of the Johnson County Library, hosted a family story time event on Jan. 10. While there are no other story time events scheduled in Edgerton this …

Teacher contract negotiations set

The teachers union and Gardner Edgerton School District officials will exchange a list of items to be considered during contract negotiations. Each side will offer its list of items to the other no later than Feb. 1.
According to a …

Warehouse to expand its footprint in Edgerton

NorthPoint Development announces that Smart Warehousing is expanding its facility at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) by 220,000 square feet. Occupying the balance of Inland Port IV brings Smart Warehousing’s total footprint to nearly 575,000 square feet at LPKC, which …