September 3, 2014

Fired up for school

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

USD 231 students headed back to school on Aug. 12 and Aug. 13, but staff headed back to class much sooner. The district hosted a Back to School Convocation Aug. 7 complete with Chiefs Cheerleaders. …

Organizers host annual pole vault competition

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Kyle Stubler, a Gardner Edgerton High School senior, cleared 13-feet, 6-inches at the Gardner summer pole vault event Aug 2.…

State teacher’s union files suit against new law

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The state’s largest teacher’s union filed a lawsuit to block a portion of a state law that ended tenure for public teachers.
Specifically, the Kansas National Educator’s Association alleges that the law, passed in the waning days …

Fired up for school

 Photo courtesy of by Leann Northwa

Photo courtesy of by Leann Northway

Teachers and staff from Grand Star Elementary School show off their cheer during a Back to School Convocation at the elementary school.…

Relay for Life

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Participants in the Santa Fe Relay for Life event walk the track at Pioneer Ridge Middle School in July. The 2014 event was moved from Wheatridge Middle School, due to repairs at the WMS track.
Despite the move from …

University updates

Benedictine College
Benedictine College is pleased to announce that Meagan Crooks, Spring Hill, has demonstrated the academic excellence necessary to earn a place on the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester of 2014. Meagan Crooks is the daughter of Kathy …

Military update

Army Pvt. Juanmanuel M. Cox-Gomez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice …

Highway patrol hosts seminar to address school shooters

The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) has developed a training seminar to address active shooters in schools.
In 2013, Gov. Sam Brownback asked the highway patrol to address concerns of active shooter incidents in the wake of the Sandy Hook School …

New to USD 231

Photo courtesy of  Leann Northway

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

USD 231 welcomed 70 new teachers to the district, including staffing for a new middle school. Many of the new staff members are pictured here. Classes for the 2014-2015 school year began on Aug. 12.…

Fifth Annual Summer Vault a success

More than 50 participants entered the fifth Annual Gardner street pole vault competition on Aug. 2.  Many pole vaulters, including several from Gardner, showcased their talents at Gardner Elementary. Submitted photo

More than 50 participants entered the fifth Annual Gardner street pole vault competition on Aug. 2.  Many pole vaulters, including several from Gardner, showcased their talents at Gardner Elementary. Submitted photo

The fifth annual Gardner Summer vault was a big …