July 26, 2014

SH Foundation names scholarship winners

The Spring Hill Education Foundation proudly announced the 10 winners of its scholarship program during the organization’s 18th Annual Golf Tournament. With the support of school board members, patrons and businesses, the foundation has provided more than $120,000 in scholarships …

Prairie Creek students win Battle of the Books

Prairie Creek Elementary School fifth graders Jordan Kinse, Lily Kuhn, Parker Kindig, and Hayden Splichal pose with the trophy after winning the Spring Hill School District’s Battle of the Books competition. The traveling trophy will go to the winning school each year. Submitted photo
Prairie Creek Elementary School fifth graders Jordan Kinse, Lily Kuhn, Parker Kindig, and Hayden Splichal pose with the trophy after winning the Spring Hill School District’s Battle of the Books competition. The traveling trophy will go to the winning school each year. Submitted photo

Prairie Creek Elementary School fifth graders Jordan Kinse, Lily Kuhn, Parker Kindig, and Hayden Splichal pose with the trophy after winning the Spring Hill School District’s Battle of the Books competition. The traveling trophy will go to the winning school

University update

Southwest Baptist University
Justin Stout a junior at Southwest Baptist University from Gardner, is the state champion in Cybersecurity and won second place in Networking Concepts in the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda state competition.
Stout’s placement qualified …

Special ed programs exceed state targets

Gardner-Edgerton’s special education department met or exceeded its targets in 20 different indicators related to educating children and youth with disabilities.
USD 231’s services received the highest rating possible from the Kansas Department of Education (KSDE).
The 20 targeted indicators …

Lady Blazers sweep De Soto

Solid pitching and defense were the keys to a Lady Blazer sweep at De Soto last week.
In the opener, GEHS’ Haley McGuire was the winning pitcher in an 8-3 win. Sydney Anderson went 3-4 with two homeruns. Kiana Baderdeen …

Specht strikes out 15 batters

Devlin Specht struck out 15 batters as the Blazers 13-and-under AAA team posted a 5-0 win over the Snipers in Metro 3-and-2 baseball action last week.
Joining Specht on the Blazer roster are Corbin Schrack, Gage Gulley, Thomas O’ Conner, …

Local schools to host graduations this weekend

Gardner Edgerton and Spring Hill High Schools will host graduations this weekend. Seniors from both schools will collect their diplomas on Saturday, May 17.
Gardner Edgerton High School will graduate 317 seniors that morning. Graduation ceremonies will begin at 10 …

Radel wins Shawnee Mission North Relays 100 meter title

Jaylon Radel finished first in the 100-meter dash at the Shawnee Mission North Relays last weekend. He posted a personal record time of 11.05 seconds. Submitted photo
Jaylon Radel finished first in the 100-meter dash at the Shawnee Mission North Relays last weekend. He posted a personal record time of 11.05 seconds. Submitted photo

Jaylon Radel finished first in the 100-meter dash at the Shawnee Mission North Relays last weekend. He posted a personal record time of 11.05 seconds. Submitted photo

Jaylon Radel made the most of his final Shawnee Mission North Relays appearance, …

Gilhaus, Gerber, Ziegler to be paid through end of school year

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Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
USD 231 executive sessions continue to extend further into the evening than they used to. The May 12 board of education meeting was no exception, as an executive session to discuss personnel, negotiations …

Buie, Claybon place 3rd at SMN Relays

Abby Buie, a Gardner Edgerton High School javelin thrower, and Taylor Claybon, a 300-meter hurdler at GEHS, placed third in their events last week. Their third place finishes highlighted the Lady Blazer squad’s performance at the Shawnee Mission Relays on …