May 26, 2015

GEHS’ DeathTrap opens tonight

The Gardner Edgerton High School Theatre Department will present “Deathtrap” beginning Wednesday, April 22.
Written by Ira Levin, the play holds the record for longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway. The five character, one-set play also won a Tony Award.
The curtain …

Blazers lose to St. Thomas Aquinas High

Conner Boyt

Gardner Edgerton High School sophomore Conner Boyt stroked a single against St. Thomas Aquinas last week. The Blazers dropped a 4-0 decision to the Saints. Submitted photo

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer varsity baseball team …

Lady Jags win Paola Invitational

Using balanced scoring, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School lady Jags eighth grade girls track team brought back first place from the Paola Invitational last week.
The lady Jags opened the scoring with a 1-2-3 finish in the two mile run.…

Blazer boys place sixth at Baker Relays

Scoring 58 points, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys varsity track team brought back a sixth place finish from the Baker Relays last week.
A gold medal went to the 1600 relay of Jamin Anderson, Tim Visos-Ely, Tanner Hughes …

GEHS students attend Job Olympics

Gardner Edgerton High School life skills students attended Johnson County Community College’s annual Job Olympics on April 1. This year’s event marked the 17th annual Job Olympics.
GEHS students were pitted against special needs students from more than 30 Kansas …

District to seek extra tax authority

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
School officials will make an application to the Kansas State Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) requesting the authority to increase local school taxes due to extraordinary growth.
A unanimous board agreed to make the request during an …

Middle school robotics team rumble in the ridge

Gifted students from Trail Ridge Middle School and Wheatridge Middle School competed in a robotics competition on March 26, according to a report to the USD 231 school board from Judy Martin, director of special services. The competition pitted teams …

Officials to consider boundary changes, new schools soon

The USD 231 demographer projections suggest that USD 231 board of education members should examine building capacity and school boundaries in the near future, according to a report from USD 231 Director of Human Resources Jody Marshall.
A district five-year …

Boys track team sets 15 personal bests at meet

Setting 15 personal records, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys track team turned in a top performance at the Olathe Invitational last week.
Leading the way was junior Andrew Sprague, who tossed discus 146-feet 3-inches to win the gold medal.…

SHHS’ Hollern leads Bronco tennis effort

Spring Hill High School’s Chance Hollern posted a 4-1 record and placed third in number-one singles last week at the Mill Valley Tennis Invitational.
“The team is showing a lot of improvement,” said Coach Darrin May. “We posted nine wins …