July 1, 2015

33 teachers, admins to leave USD 231

The district will lose 33 teachers and administrators next year. According to a report to the school board from USD 231 Director of Human Resources Jody Marshall, seven are retiring from education, 14 are moving out of the area or …

School board approves 2015-2016 student trips

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Several Gardner Edgerton High School groups will travel next year. USD 231 board members approved three school trips that may put more than 200 students on the road next year.
Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School …

High school graduations set for this weekend

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
It’s a race to the finish

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2014 throw their hats in celebration. The class of 2015 will graduate this Saturday. File photo

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2014 throw their hats in celebration. The class of 2015 will graduate this Saturday. File photo

for staff and seniors at Gardner …

Wheatridge track teams compete at Spring Hill

It was a rainy afternoon for the Wheatridge Middle School Mustangs as they traveled to Spring Hill to compete in an invitational May 5.  The storms held off just long enough to allow most field event competition. Most running events …

Blue Valley North proves challenging for Blazer varsity baseball team

A late rally fell just short for the Gardner Edgerton High School baseball team last week.
The varsity squad dropped an 8-7 decision to Blue Valley North High School in Eastern Kansas League action.
GEHS got a homerun from junior …

Adaptive runner speaks to girls’ running club

Above: Participants of the program pose for a photo before a practice 5K at Celebration Park on April 30. The local group includes 21 girls in grades 3-5 and five coaches. Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Participants of the program pose for a photo before a practice 5K at Celebration Park on April 30. The local group includes 21 girls in grades 3-5 and five coaches. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
For a …

SHHS Broncos run well at Paola Invitational

Despite inclement weather, the Spring Hill High School varsity boys track team turned in top performances at the Paola Invitational last week.
Several Broncos brought home medals from the event.
Charles Elam led the way with a gold medal performance. …

Buie leads lady Blazers at Track Invitational

Kayla Burcham clears 9-foot 6-inches to place second in the pole vault at the Blazer Invitational. Submitted photo

Kayla Burcham clears 9-foot 6-inches to place second in the pole vault at the Blazer Invitational. Submitted photo

Abby Buie won the pole vault and javelin titles leading the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazers effort at a home Invitational …

GEHS student takes 1st photography competition

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Ashley Collins’ photo, above, took the top prize in a statewide photo competition. The photo shows the lady Blazer soccer team preparing for a game. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Ashley Collins’ photo, above, took the top prize in a statewide photo competition. The photo shows the lady Blazer soccer team preparing for a game. Submitted photo

Ashley Collins has an eye for photography and …

Smith scores four goals in SHHS soccer victory

Mikayla Smith scored four goals leading the Spring Hill High School Broncos varsity soccer team to a hard fought 6-3 win over Maranatha Academy last week.
Besides Smith, other goals came from Sydney Shoemaker and Hailey Jones.
With the win, …