November 26, 2015

Gardner teachers recognized

Katie Stevenson, a Gardner Edgerton High School science teacher, and Stephie Brady, a kindergarten teacher at Madison Elementary School, were selected as secondary and elementary candidates to compete in the statewide First Year Teacher Horizon Award competition. The award recognizes exemplary first year teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them. Winners will be Continue Reading

Record setting day for Lady Blazer golf team

It was a record setting day for the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer golf team in final round action of the Eastern Kansas League tournament at Swope Park last week. As a team, the Blazers posted a new school record of 360, shaving seven strokes off the previous best set just two weeks ago. Continue Reading

SHHS Broncos fall to Eudora Cardinals

Scoring early and often, the Eudora Cardinals handed the Spring Hill High School football team a 59-22 loss last Friday night. Following a 28-yard field goal by the Broncos Carver Gertsberger, Eudora went to work. The Cardinals posted a 60-yard first quarter touchdown run and a 52-yard touchdown pass to go up 12-3. The Eudora Continue Reading

Wheatridge Middle School blanks Jags, 40-0

Wheatridge Middle School Mustang football team fired off 32 points in the first half of play against cross town rivals, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School Jags last week. By the end of play, WMS blanked the Jags in a 40-0 Mustang victory. PRMS Coach Jeff Davidson said the Jags faced challenges on both sides of Continue Reading

Cross country girls’ team takes 4th at Mill Valley

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer cross country teams turned in top performances at the 20-team Mill Valley Invitational last Saturday. The Lady Blazers brought back a fourth place team finish thanks to medalists Larissa Wiedler, 11th, and Jade Haney, 14th. Carson Hughes led the GEHS boys’ team effort. Hughes finished in 37th place with Continue Reading

GEHS laptop program overview scheduled

Gardner Edgerton High School students are set to receive Chromebooks as part of the district’s 1-to-1 technology program. However, before students can receive their laptop, at least one parent or guardian must attend a program overview meeting. Meetints are scheduled for 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 and at 4 p.m., Continue Reading

Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer golfers take honors in competition

Gardner Edgerton High School golfers, Mia Tovkach and Emily Smith, shot 38 and tied for third place at last week’s Overland Park Golf Course Ryder Cup scramble format tournament. The tournament format combines scores for tam points, two-person trophies and team trophies. Other groups were Taylor Hill and Hannah Trivitt, who shot 45, Taylor Snell Continue Reading

GEHS celebrates homecoming this week

Gardner Edgerton High School students will select a Homecoming King and Queen this week as part of the annual Homecoming Week. The theme is “Under the Sea.” Throughout the week, students will compete in several spirit-building activities. The annual Powder Puff football game will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the district athletic Continue Reading

School board to seek $29.7 million GEHS expansion

Danedri Thompson School officials will seek voter approval for a $29.7 million bond issue. Board members approved a bond application for submission during a Oct. 5 meeting. If approved, the bond issue would add 18 classrooms and a separate career and technical education building to Gardner Edgerton High School. Jeremy McFadden, director of business Continue Reading

PRMS Competitors set CC school records

Kyleigh Bobki and Wrenner Brown set new school record leading the Pioneer Ridge Middle School effort at the Celebration Park Cross Country Invitational last week. In seventh grade girls’ competition, Bobki finished in 44th place, bringing home a new one mile record time of 7:07 minutes. Sadie Chorney followed finishing in 62nd place, Jennifer Hernandez Continue Reading