March 6, 2015

Lady Blazers defeat Blue Valley North

Kelsey Leffert scored 13 points leading the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer varsity girls basketball team to a 48-44 at Blue Valley North High School last week.
GEHS, 8-9, jumped to an early 17-9 first quarter lead and went …

BVNW loses to GEHS

Scoring 25 fourth quarter points, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys varsity basketball team claimed a 62-50 Eastern Kansas League win against Blue Valley Northwest High School last week.
GEHS, 9-7, led 15-12 after one quarter and held a 26-21 …

Late rally sinks Blazers

The Gardner Edgerton High School boys varsity basketball team battled until the final buzzer, but the team was unable to overcome Blue Valley North High School last week. The final score saw the Blazers down 62-49 in the Eastern Kansas …

State to provide lower school funding to USD 231

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kansas public schools will receive less money than they anticipated for the remainder of the fiscal year.
As a result of lower-than-expected sales tax revenue, Gov. Sam Brownback announced that future allotments from the state to school …

Some schools to offer grab-and-go breakfast

Several USD 231 schools now have a grab-and-go breakfast option, nutrition services reported to the school board. Students at Wheatridge Middle School and at Edgerton, Madison, and Moonlight Elementary Schools can now pick up a breakfast on-the-run.
At WMS, students …

Contentious debate pits two school board members against one another

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
James Repshire didn’t know the school board would be considering extending a permanent contract to USD 231 Superintendent Pam Stranathan during a January meeting. Repshire missed the meeting as he was recovering from knee surgery.
“This was …

Students of Character

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Members of the school board recognized Students of Character from each of the USD 231 school buildings during a Feb. 9 meeting. Students include Kade Long, a third grader at Edgerton Elementary; Pierson Carlisle, a …

Late rally falls short for Lady Blazers

The Lady Blazers  recently finished second in the El Dorado tourney losing to Wichita Collegiate 37-34 in the championship game. Pictured left to right are Coach Hilgenkamp, Coach Amy Stubblefield, Kenzie Miller,manager, Kensley Miller,manager, Kynli Nelson,Lindsey Plank, Savannah Hallier, Kayla Burcham, Angeliece Tucker, Taylor Carpenter, Skylar Washington, and Cassidy Androff.  Submitted photo

The Lady Blazers recently finished second in the El Dorado tourney losing to Wichita Collegiate 37-34 in the championship game. Pictured left to right are Coach Hilgenkamp, Coach Amy Stubblefield, Kenzie Miller,manager, Kensley Miller,manager, Kynli Nelson,Lindsey Plank, Savannah Hallier, Kayla

Negotiations underway for teaching contracts

Negotiations between Gardner-Edgerton National Educator’s Association and USD 231 are underway, Jody Marshall, school director of human resources reported to the school board in a Feb. 9 memo. Negotiation teams from the administration and the teacher’s union on Jan. 31 …

GEHS sophomore competes with Team USA

Members of the Under-17 National football Team USA meet with coaches and refs during the 2015 International Bowl at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Gardner Edgerton High School student Zach Bass played for Team USA. Submitted photo

Members of the Under-17 National football Team USA meet with coaches and refs during the 2015 International Bowl at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Gardner Edgerton High School student Zach Bass played for Team USA. Submitted photo

As a …