October 7, 2015

School board to seek $29.7 million GEHS expansion

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com School officials will seek voter approval for a $29.7 million bond issue. Board members approved a bond application for submission during a Oct. 5 meeting. If approved, the bond issue would add 18 classrooms and a separate career and technical education building to Gardner Edgerton High School. Jeremy McFadden, director of business Continue Reading

PRMS Competitors set CC school records

Kyleigh Bobki and Wrenner Brown set new school record leading the Pioneer Ridge Middle School effort at the Celebration Park Cross Country Invitational last week. In seventh grade girls’ competition, Bobki finished in 44th place, bringing home a new one mile record time of 7:07 minutes. Sadie Chorney followed finishing in 62nd place, Jennifer Hernandez Continue Reading

Blazers fall to St. Thomas Aquinas High, 30-7

Falling behind 20-0 at halftime, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team dropped a 30-7 Eastern Kansas League (EKL) decision at St. Thomas Aquinas High School Friday night. The Aquinas Saints, 3-2, struck first, taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to a 67-yard run by quarterback Carter Oderman. The Saints added Continue Reading

GEHS laptop program overview scheduled

Gardner Edgerton High School students are set to receive Chromebooks as part of the district’s 1-to-1 technology program. However, before students can receive their laptop, at least one parent or guardian must attend a program overview meeting. Meetints are scheduled for 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 and at 4 p.m., Continue Reading

Offensive kick assists in GEHS soccer win

Placing its offense in high gear, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer soccer squad brought back a 5-1 win from Ottawa High School last week. After a slow start, GEHS got things going thanks to junior Anthony Oneri’s first varsity goal. It came from an excellent corner assist from Sam Mayeske 17 minutes into action. Continue Reading

Late rally sinks SHHS

Scoring 10 fourth quarter points, the De Soto High School Wildcats escaped with a 27-24 win over Spring Hill High School last Friday night. “It was a tough loss for our guys,” SHHS Coach Jason Feeback said. “Hats off to De Soto. They are a good football team.” De Soto took an early 10-7 first Continue Reading

Boden sets record

Wheatridge Middle School seventh grader Mallory Boden set a new school record in the one mile. Her mile run, completed in 6:13 minutes, highlighted the lady Mustangs’ performance at the Celebration Park Cross Country Invitational last week. Boden’s school record time was good enough for a seventh place medal. Meanwhile, Mitch Lumley placed seventh in Continue Reading

Gardner Edgerton High School invited to join Sunflower League

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gardner Edgerton High School officials have received an invitation to join the Sunflower Athletic League. “We’re in the first phase of even talking about that,” USD 231 Superintendent Pam Stranathan said. GEHS currently belongs to the Eastern Kansas League, an eight team league including Bishop Miege, Blue Valley, Blue Valley North, Blue Continue Reading

Science program set for New Century Fieldhouse

Students in the Gardner School District are invited to attend three Mad Science programs offered during non-school days in October at New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway. The Mad Science sessions, offered through the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department, are a fall break camp for students between the ages of seven and 13. Continue Reading

Sen. Moran visits with Emporia State University

Sen. Moran visits with Emporia State University’s Teachers College Dean Ken Weaver on Sept. 19. The pair visited the Memorial to Fallen Educators on the ESU campus. This week, Moran introduced legislation to designate the monument as a national memorial.