October 13, 2015

GEHS teacher wins scholarship

Lindsey Ross, GEHS journalism teacher and graduate student, is the recipient of a $1,000 Future Teacher Scholarship from the National Journalism Education Association. The scholarship is to enhance journalistic skills as a journalism teacher and school media adviser. As a high school senior, Ross was yearbook copy editor, which, she said on her application, “inspired Continue Reading

GEHS announces ACT score averages

The Gardner Edgerton High School 2015 ACT Composite Score of 23.5 once again outperformed the state composite average of 21.9. GEHS’ composite average is the highest scoreUSD 231 history. Gardner Edgerton High School students outpaced the state averages in all areas. GEHS students tested higher average scores in English of 23. The state English average Continue Reading

Spring Hill School District to receive extra state funding for growth

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Spring Hill School District is one of four area schools that will receive additional funding from the state. The Kansas Financial Council met last week and heard extraordinary needs requests from 40 school districts, before deciding to grant additional funding requests totaling $6 million to 22 districts. The Gardner Edgerton School Continue Reading

Blazers prepare for opener against Shawnee Mission East High School

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team opens its season against defending state champion Shawnee Mission East High School on Sept. 4. Following four weeks of intense practice sessions, GEHS Coach Marvin Diener and the Blazer squad will kick-off the season at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the Shawnee Mission South District Stadium, Continue Reading

Blazer Cross Country season begins in Wichita

Following four weeks of practice, the Gardner Edgerton High School cross country teams travel to the Gold Classic in Wichita for a varsity-only meet. “The boys team will be young again, but we will return four letter winners,” said Coach Larry Ward. “The girls also have four letter winners and have several talented freshmen on Continue Reading

SH Broncos blank Piper 1-0 in Soccer

A goal by Zach Barnum in the 34th minute of the first half was all the Spring Hill High School soccer team needed to post a 1-0 shutout over Piper High School last week. Barnum’s goal came off a Carver Gertsberger assist. Goalie Killian Beck provided the defensive shutout. “It was a total team effort,” Continue Reading

Parties agree to mediation, trial schedule in Gilhaus suit against USD 231

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Attorneys for former Gardner Edgerton School District administrators and for the school district hammered out a schedule for a trial. Former USD 231 superintendent Bill Gilhaus, former USD 231 executive director for administrative services Lana Gerber, and former USD 231 executive director of educational services filed a lawsuit against current USD 231 Continue Reading

Good turnout for Blazer tennis

Twenty-five players reported to opening tennis practice, August 25th under the direction of third year coach Derrick Abromeit. “We are off to a great start with one of the largest teams we’ve had in recent years,” said Abromeit. Several kids worked hard in the off season.” Seniors and team captains Emily Worth and Sammi Boring Continue Reading

Bronco volleyball prepares for opener

Following four weeks of practice, the lady Bronco volleyball team begins the season August 29th. Veteran Head Coach Alicia Von Stein is working with 34 players and has experienced a good attitude in preseason practices. Providing leadership for a young team will be senior Megan Curry, senior Madi Miller, senior Dani Townley, Amanda Dickie and Continue Reading

Blazer soccer season begins at Shawnee Heights

Following four weeks of practice, the Blazer soccer season will begin the season at Shawnee Heights in Topeka, September 1st. “We graduated some key talent and will be very young season,” said coach Andy Weber, now in his eighth season. Still, we have our goals set on finishing in the top half of the league Continue Reading