September 1, 2015

Parties agree to mediation, trial schedule in Gilhaus suit against USD 231

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Attorneys for former Gardner Edgerton School District administrators and for the school district hammered out a schedule for a trial.
Former USD 231 superintendent Bill Gilhaus, former USD 231 executive director for administrative services Lana Gerber, and …

Good turnout for Blazer tennis

Twenty-five players reported to opening tennis practice, August 25th under the direction of third year coach Derrick Abromeit.
“We are off to a great start with one of the largest teams we’ve had in recent years,” said Abromeit. Several kids …

Bronco volleyball prepares for opener

Following four weeks of practice, the lady Bronco volleyball team begins the season August 29th.
Veteran Head Coach Alicia Von Stein is working with 34 players and has experienced a good attitude in preseason practices.
Providing leadership for a young …

Blazer soccer season begins at Shawnee Heights

Following four weeks of practice, the Blazer soccer season will begin the season at Shawnee Heights in Topeka, September 1st.
“We graduated some key talent and will be very young season,” said coach Andy Weber, now in his eighth season. …

Broncos host Paola in season opener

New head coach Jason Feeback will lead his Spring Hill Broncos in the September 4th home opener versus rival Paola.
Feeback comes to Spring Hill from Pawnee Heights where his team recorded 4-5, and 7-2 marks. He also had a …

Blazers begin season at Shawnee Mission East

Junior runningback Hunter Skeens and the Blazers open the season at 6A defending state champion SM East Sept.. 4. Kickoff is 7 pm at Shawnee Mission South district stadium. Photo by Kelly Johns

Junior running back Hunter Skeens and the Blazers open the season at 6A defending state champion SM East Sept.. 4. Kickoff is 7 pm at Shawnee Mission South district stadium. Photo courtesy of Kelly Johns

A much improved GEHS Blazer …

Getting ready for the season opener

Photo courtesy of Kelly Johns

Photo courtesy of Kelly Johns

Blazer quarterback Griffin Johns gets set for a pass in a preseason workout. Johns will guide the Blazers in the Sept. 4 opener at SM East.…

Bronco cross country team stacked for season

Coach Brent Smitheran welcomed a talented group to Spring Hill High School cross country practice Aug. 17 in preparation for a Sept. 3 Anderson County season opener.
Makayla Kosberg, Andi Oursler and Taylor Mangels will lead the girls’ team.
“We …

USD 231 adopts budget with small tax decrease

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Members of the USD 231 board of education approved a 2015-2016 $266 million budget during a brief Aug. 10 meeting. Though the budget is approximately $12 million more than last year’s budget, the tax rate will likely …

Spring Hill students learn history with help from laptops

Learning about the African-American Civil Rights Movement recently took on a new twist at Spring Hill Middle (SHMS) and High Schools (SHHS). Thanks to 1-to-1 laptops and 21st Century technology and skills, students at the high school became the teachers …