July 4, 2015

Edgerton to host 43rd Frontier Days celebration

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Marching Band parade through the streets of Edgerton during last year’s Frontier Days Parade. The annual celebration, not in its 43rd year, returns to the community on June 19-20. File photo

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Marching Band parade through the streets of Edgerton during last year’s Frontier Days Parade. The annual celebration, not in its 43rd year, returns to the community on June 19-20. File photo

Danedri Thompson

GEHS students to receive personal devices in 2016

Gardner Edgerton High School students will be receiving portable devices in 2016. That’s the word from USD 231 Superintendent Pam Stranathan.
District officials have been researching strategies for using digital platforms to deliver curriculum and having one device per student.…

Local teachers play The Star Spangled Banner at Royals game

Photo courtesy of Ernie Biggs

Photo courtesy of Ernie Biggs

Two USD 231 music teachers played “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Royals game on June 6. Here, Gardner Edgerton High School Music Director, appears on the jumbo tron. Trailridge Middle School music teacher also …

District gets slight increase in special ed funding

USD 231 will receive about $20 more per special education educator than officials anticipated.
The Kansas Department of Education notified the school district that the final amount of categorical aid per special education educator will be $27,520 for the 2014-2015 …

Officials recognize outgoing board members

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Officials offered an appreciative send-off to three long-serving members of the school board on June 8. A brief, 20-minute meeting served as the swan song for board members Mark Grannell, Mary Herbert and James Repshire. The three …

11-under team ranked 3rd in state

Members of the 11-and-under AA ball team are pictured. They include front row: Carson Schrack, Jake McClure,Derek Toomey, Brady LeCluyse, Tyler Butash; second row: Connor Wisecup, Charlie Kuzma, Avery Pillow, Zach Soza, Loudon Nokes, Jacob Dillion; Third row: Coach Matt McClure, Coach Robert Dillon and Coach Blair Lecluyse Submitted photo

Members of the 11-and-under AA ball team are pictured. They include front row: Carson Schrack, Jake McClure,Derek Toomey, Brady LeCluyse, Tyler Butash; second row: Connor Wisecup, Charlie Kuzma, Avery Pillow, Zach Soza, Loudon Nokes, Jacob Dillion; Third row: Coach Matt

13-under ball club meets Starling

Members of Jeff Stewart’s 13-and-under AA baseball team pose with Bubba Starling before a tournament game in Springdale, Ark. The local ball team was in Arkansas for a tournament. Submitted photo

Members of Jeff Stewart’s 13-and-under AA baseball team pose with Bubba Starling before a tournament game in Springdale, Ark. The local ball team was in Arkansas for a tournament. Submitted photo

The Blazers 13-and-under AA baseball team is making its …

GEHS student wins Starlight Theatre scholarship

Cooper McGuire

Cooper McGuire

Cooper McGuire, Gardner, was awarded a Rising Star Scholarship during the 2015 Blue Star Awards. The awards showcase the outstanding achievements and talents of local high school musical theatre students.
Patterned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Blue Star …

Former USD 231 super headed to Texas district

A former USD 231 administrator is headed to Texas. According to the Kansas City Star, Tom Trigg, Blue Valley Superintendent, will become the head administrator for a Texas school district next fall.
Trigg, 62, is a former Gardner resident. He …

Parties request more time in USD 231 lawsuit

School board member Brad Chandler asks questions during a board meeting. Chandler is one of four board members named in a lawsuit by former employees against the district. File photo

School board member Brad Chandler asks questions during a board meeting. Chandler is one of four board members named in a lawsuit by former employees against the district. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Both sides have filed requests for more …