September 4, 2015

Gardner Ice softball squad competing in Blue Valley League

Gardner Ice 18-and-under catcher Kendra  Rogers gets set for a pitch in Blue Valley league action last week. Submitted photo

Gardner Ice 18-and-under catcher Kendra Rogers gets set for a pitch in Blue Valley league action last week. Submitted photo

Coached by Steve Adamson, the Gardner Ice 18-and-under softball team remains competitive in the Blue Valley League this summer.
On …

GEHS students to receive personal devices in 2016

Gardner Edgerton High School students will be receiving portable devices in 2016. That’s the word from USD 231 Superintendent Pam Stranathan.
District officials have been researching strategies for using digital platforms to deliver curriculum and having one device per student.…

SHMS teacher awarded scholarship

Jamie Droegemeier, a Spring Hill Middle School teacher, poses with Gary Sigle, SHMS Principal Rod Sprague after winning a scholarship. Submitted photo

Jamie Droegemeier, a Spring Hill Middle School teacher, poses with Gary Sigle, SHMS Principal Rod Sprague after winning a scholarship. Submitted photo

Jamie Droegemeier, math teacher at Spring Hill Middle School (SHMS), was recently awarded a teacher scholarship by the …

Local teachers play The Star Spangled Banner at Royals game

Photo courtesy of Ernie Biggs

Photo courtesy of Ernie Biggs

Two USD 231 music teachers played “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Royals game on June 6. Here, Gardner Edgerton High School Music Director, appears on the jumbo tron. Trailridge Middle School music teacher also …

District gets slight increase in special ed funding

USD 231 will receive about $20 more per special education educator than officials anticipated.
The Kansas Department of Education notified the school district that the final amount of categorical aid per special education educator will be $27,520 for the 2014-2015 …

Officials recognize outgoing board members

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Officials offered an appreciative send-off to three long-serving members of the school board on June 8. A brief, 20-minute meeting served as the swan song for board members Mark Grannell, Mary Herbert and James Repshire. The three …

State loss ends lady Broncos soccer season

A State quarterfinal loss to De Soto High School brought the season to a close for Coach Susan Putnam and her Spring Hill High School Bronco soccer squad.
“I’m so proud of this team,” said Putnam. “De Soto had more …

GEHS student wins Starlight Theatre scholarship

Cooper McGuire

Cooper McGuire

Cooper McGuire, Gardner, was awarded a Rising Star Scholarship during the 2015 Blue Star Awards. The awards showcase the outstanding achievements and talents of local high school musical theatre students.
Patterned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Blue Star …

Former USD 231 super headed to Texas district

A former USD 231 administrator is headed to Texas. According to the Kansas City Star, Tom Trigg, Blue Valley Superintendent, will become the head administrator for a Texas school district next fall.
Trigg, 62, is a former Gardner resident. He …

Parties request more time in USD 231 lawsuit

School board member Brad Chandler asks questions during a board meeting. Chandler is one of four board members named in a lawsuit by former employees against the district. File photo

School board member Brad Chandler asks questions during a board meeting. Chandler is one of four board members named in a lawsuit by former employees against the district. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Both sides have filed requests for more …