April 25, 2015

District to seek extra tax authority

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
School officials will make an application to the Kansas State Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) requesting the authority to increase local school taxes due to extraordinary growth.
A unanimous board agreed to make the request during an …

Middle school robotics team rumble in the ridge

Gifted students from Trail Ridge Middle School and Wheatridge Middle School competed in a robotics competition on March 26, according to a report to the USD 231 school board from Judy Martin, director of special services. The competition pitted teams …

Officials to consider boundary changes, new schools soon

The USD 231 demographer projections suggest that USD 231 board of education members should examine building capacity and school boundaries in the near future, according to a report from USD 231 Director of Human Resources Jody Marshall.
A district five-year …

Boys track team sets 15 personal bests at meet

Setting 15 personal records, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys track team turned in a top performance at the Olathe Invitational last week.
Leading the way was junior Andrew Sprague, who tossed discus 146-feet 3-inches to win the gold medal.…

SHHS’ Hollern leads Bronco tennis effort

Spring Hill High School’s Chance Hollern posted a 4-1 record and placed third in number-one singles last week at the Mill Valley Tennis Invitational.
“The team is showing a lot of improvement,” said Coach Darrin May. “We posted nine wins …

Enrollment for USD 231 enrichment program open

USD 231 will offer a variety of enrichment programs over the summer months. Sessions will be offered June 1-4, June 8-11, June 15-18, July 6-9, and July 13-16.
Enrollment for the seven sessions will run through May 15. Already, 54 …

Lady Mustangs run well at Louisburg

The Wheatridge Middle School track teams opened the season with several record setting performances in action at the Louisburg Triangular last week.
In seventh grade girl’s competition, Zoe Daniels took gold in the 100 meter hurdles, Kailani Donham placed first …

Buie leads Blazers with first place finishes at Olathe Invitational meet

Gardner Edgerton High School’s Abby Buie took first place with a personal best pole vault of 10-feet 3- inches at the Olathe Invitational last week. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School’s Abby Buie took first place with a personal best pole vault of 10-feet 3- inches at the Olathe Invitational last week. Submitted photo

Abby Buie won the javelin and pole vault leading the lady Blazer track …

SH Elementary students participate in body venture

Spring Hill Elementary School (SHES) students participated in an innovative way to learn about the importance of good nutrition and physical fitness. The Body Venture exhibit, which featured Spring Hill High School students as instructors, was a fun adventure for …

Lady Broncos blank KC Christian, 3-0

The Spring Hill High School lady Broncos made three goals and blanked Kansas City Christian 3-0 in non-conference soccer action last week.
The game was played in Stump Park in Shawnee.
Scoring goals were SHHS’ Sydney Shoemaker, Mikayla Smith and …