November 26, 2015

USD 231 rewards Students of Character

Character education has long been a part of the Gardner Edgerton School District’s curriculum. The initiative strives to build a common set of values among students. A different character trait is focused on each month and is emphasized in the activities and discussions that occur in classrooms. Students are encouraged to apply the concepts on Continue Reading

USD 231 board discusses league change

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News Gardner-Edgerton High School has been invited by the State of Kansas to join the Sunflower League. “It’s a move that’s very flattering and worth considering,” Mark Meyer, Gardner-Edgerton High School Principal, said at the USD 231 school board meeting on Monday, November 9. Meyer gave a presentation to Continue Reading

GEHS Highlights

Quarterback Griffin Johns (14) passed for over 300 yards this season and scored a touchdown in the 12-9 season finale win against Olathe South.

SHHS theatre presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

The theatre and music Departments are very excited to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Peanuts cartoon by presenting the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, Nov. 12-14. Come and see this fast-paced, light-hearted show about a day in the life of everyone’s favorite Peanuts character, Charlie Brown.  He is surrounded by some classic Continue Reading

Trailridge basketball teams lost

Battling till the end, the Trailridge girls seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams lost to Baldwin last week. In eighth grade varsity competition, TMS dropped a 28-22 decision despite thirteen points from Kailani Donham. Other scorers were Sadie Watkins, four points, Payton Outler, two points. Scoring one point apiece were Violet Rude-Chapman, Madie Steed, Continue Reading

Mustangs wrestle well at Eudora

The Wheatridge Middle School wrestlers turned in top performances in last week’s Eudora Triangular. All told, WMS posted a record of 14-24 in competition against Eudora and Paola. Finishing with undefeated records were Adam Callahan, Roman Samuels, Mathias Gonzales, Teven Mckelvey and Dylan Gilby.

Lady Mustangs lose twice

The WMS Lady Mustang seventh grade basketball teams dropped a pair of decisions in their season opener at Ottawa last week. In varsity action, WMS lost 38-16 despite a twelve point performance by Sofia Semon. Ashlyn Bell and Jenna Mahoney had two points apiece. In the seventh grade JV game, WMS lost 30-4. Timmi O’Donnell Continue Reading

University update

Central Methodist University Student-athlete at Central Methodist University, Melody Hanson is on the volleyball team. Hanson is a junior athletic training major from Spring Hill. CMU is located in Fayette, Mo. and is a member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Emporia State University Andrew McCutcheon of Continue Reading

National report shows lower scores for KS kids

Danedri Thompson Kansas students scored lower on 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) exams, or on the nation’s report card than in previous years. The National Center for Education Statistics released 2015 scores on Oct. 28. Administered every two years to a random sample of fourth and eighth graders in each state , Continue Reading

WMS Mustangs open wrestling season well

Using balanced scoring, the Wheatridge Middle School Mustang wrestlers posted a 31-21 record in a season opening triangular against Ottawa and Spring Hill middle schools last week. “It was an impressive effort considering a majority of our team had never wrestled a match,” said WMS Coach Brian Essex. Leading the team with undefeated records were Continue Reading