April 25, 2014

Elementary dedicates memorial recess carts

Edgerton Elementary Principal Nancy Woolery presents indoor recess carts during an all-school assembly last week. The recess carts were dedicated to former elementary school staff member Joyce Higginbotham, who died earlier this year. Joyce’s family attended the dedication assembly. Photo courtesy of Charlie Troutner

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
An assembly was held at Edgerton Elementary School, March 28, to dedicate two new indoor recess carts, in memory of long-time teacher’s aide and recess supervisor, Joyce Higginbotham, who passed away on Feb. …

Gardner woman files to represent 43rd District

Gardner resident Caitlin Trujillo, Democrat, has filed to run for the 43rd District in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Trujillo grew up attending USD 231 schools and is a 2008 graduate of Gardner Edgerton High School. As a student, she …

Complaint against school’s former legal counsel dismissed

The Kansas Disciplinary Administrator (KDA) dismissed a complaint against former Gardner Edgerton School District attorney, Joseph Hatley.

Rep. Bill Sutton, R-Gardner, requested that the KDA, which reviews complaints of misconduct against lawyers, examine Hatley’s conduct during a USD 231 board …

Norton’s place in state wrestling tourney

Tyler Norton placed fourth in the 138-pound weight division at the USAWKS Folkstyle state wresting championships in Topeka last weekend. Norton competed as a member of the East Kansas wrestling club. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Tyler and Christian Norton turned in an impressive performance at the USAWKS state tourney at the Topeka Expocentre last weekend.
Tyler took fourth in the 138-pound division, while Christian Norton took sixth in the 14-and-under, 120-pound division.
April 4-5 will …

Blazers lose baseball opener versus SMEHS

The Gardner Edgerton High School baseball team’s offense struggled in a 5-1 loss to Shawnee Mission East High School in its home opener March 29.
Luke Whitlow and Jacob Means had the Blazers’ only two hits, and Chance Carney scored …

Lady Broncos track season begins

After nearly a month of practice, the Spring Hill High School Lady Bronco track team begins the season April 4 at the Baldwin Invitational.
Coach Brad Reinking welcomed 27 Broncos at the first practice and has been busy preparing the …

Gov. says significant funds needed for schools

Danedri Thompson
Fully funding education will require “significant new funding,” Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said in a statement last week. Brownback’s statement comes on the heels of a Supreme Court ruling that will require the state legislature to fully …

Rocky Mountain National meet

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Dustin Williams, left, grabbed gold in the 170-pound division at the Rocky Mountain National meet last weekend. Seth Pesek, right, placed fourth in the 195-pound division at the same meet.…

SH middle school, elementary school put on lockdown

Spring Hill Middle School and Spring Hill Elementary School were on lockdown March 26 as school officials and law enforcement responded to an unknown and unauthorized person who attempted to enter the building.

District officials said students and staff were …

Board of education to be tasked with finding new district leadership

Danedri Thompson
USD 231 school board members will be tasked with hiring a new superintendent, but to date, they haven’t talked about conducting a search for a new leader during a school board meeting.
Four of the seven board …