January 28, 2015

Lady Blazers lose to Blue Valley Northwest

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer basketball team dropped a hard fought 67-53 Eastern Kansas League decision at Blue Valley Northwest High School last week.
GEHS, 3-6, took an early 14-12, first quarter lead, but …

Hodge leads Broncos past Baldwin, 51-40

Danny Hodge fired in 24 points to lead the Spring Hill High School Broncos varsity boys basketball team to a 51-40 win against Baldwin High School last week.
Spring Hill, 4-4, jumped to a 22-0 lead, and Baldwin did not …

Blazers upset St. Thomas Aquinas, 52-43

Seniors Kyle Hultgren, Brett Wright and Nash Bostwick scored 42 of Gardner Edgerton High School’s 52 points, leading the Blazer basketball squad to a big 52-43 upset of number-one ranked St. Thomas Aquinas.
“I thought our defensive pressure was the …

District adopts policy to protect student data

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
USD 231 parents will have to opt in to allow their children to take part in informational surveys. Until recently, parents opted out instead of opting in, but a state law, effective last July, required the change.…

University updates

Bethany College
Layne Gilliland and Anna King, both of Spring Hill, are named to the fall 2014 Bethany College Dean’s list.
The pair joins more than 180 other students in the honor. To qualify, students must be enrolled full-time and …

Board offers long-term contract to Stranathan

Pam Stranathan

Pam Stranathan

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Pam Stranathan is no longer “interim” superintendent. Members of the USD 231 Board of Education approved a two-year contract giving Stranathan the top job in the district through at least 2017.
After more than an …

SH district teachers earn prestigious state honors

Jamie Droegemeier teaches math at Spring Hill Middle School. He recently learned he was one of 16 secondary education teachers to earn a statewide distinction. Submitted photo

Jamie Droegemeier teaches math at Spring Hill Middle School. He recently learned he was one of 16 secondary education teachers to earn a statewide distinction. Submitted photo

The Kansas State Department of Education notified the district’s Horizon Award winners that …

Tech upgrades around the district

USD 231 technology staff made upgrades to the school district network recently. Technology staff spliced and re-routed fiber and phone lines into the district administration building. The re-route was necessary due to water leaking into the building, a memo from …

District may realize savings by bond resale

USD 231 may be able to save up to $1.5 million by calling, or refinancing, bonds used to build Pioneer Ridge Middle School, according to a memo from Jeremy McFadden, district finance director, to school board members.
The bonds, issued …

Kindergarten ’round-up’ scheduled

To help families prepare for kindergarten and to allow the district to plan for the upcoming school year, all elementary schools host the annual Kindergarten Round Up for incoming kindergarten students. Kindergarten Round Up this year will be held at …