September 2, 2014

Blazer volleyball season begins at St. James Academy

The Gardner Edgerton High School fall sports season begins Aug. 30 with the Lady Blazers volleyball team at the metro slam tournament at St. James Academy.
Second-year coach Erica Book has been busy preparing a young, but very talented team …

Summer Vault

Photo courtesy of Thane Nonamaker

Photo courtesy of Thane Nonamaker

Tim Visos Ely cleared 12-feet, 6 inches at the annual summer pole vault event Aug. 2 in Gardner.…

Long to lead Blazer tennis team

Senior Krista Long will lead the Gardner Edgerton High School Lady Blazers tennis team into action at the home opener, Sept. 2.
Long returns after finishing 10th at 6A state a year ago. Other top returners include Mary Murphy and …

Bronco football season begins at Paola

After three weeks of practice, Coach Anthony Orrick and his Spring Hill High School varsity football team will begin the season on the road at rival Paola on Sept. 5.
Orrick led the Broncos to their first playoff win in …

Spring Hill Broncos begin fall sports practice

Fall sports practice is under way on the Spring Hill High School campus as several teams prepare for their season openers.
New cross country coach Brent Smitheran inherits a talented team and is excited about the season opener Sept. 4 …

Borth earns All American Invitational

Garrett Borth

Garrett Borth

The honors just keep coming in for Gardner Edgerton High School freshman football player Garrett Borth.
Last week Borth earned an All American invitation to play in the Diamond Sports/ Maxx All-American game in Myrtle Beach, S. C. …

Spring Hill School District welcomes new teachers, other staff to school

FRONT ROW: Rebekah Young, Lynne Boyette, Madelyn McGowan, Carly Roberts, Lauren Merrill, Lisa Dooley, Jessica Newell. BACK ROW: Sierra Crask, Paul Carter, Ryan Baxter, Wes Book, Brandon Olney, Ben Gehring, Chelsey Mersbergen. Submitted photo

FRONT ROW: Rebekah Young, Lynne Boyette, Madelyn McGowan, Carly Roberts, Lauren Merrill, Lisa Dooley, Jessica Newell. BACK ROW: Sierra Crask, Paul Carter, Ryan Baxter, Wes Book, Brandon Olney, Ben Gehring, Chelsey Mersbergen. Submitted photo

The Spring Hill School District welcomes …

Former USD 231 director talks technology on TV news

Former Gardner Edgerton School District administrator, Christy Ziegler, appeared on Kansas City’s Fox 4 News on Aug. 13.

The former USD 231 executive director of educational services now serves as the Shawnee Mission School District Director of Technology.

All incoming …

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. …

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 …