February 9, 2016

Tennis teams net wins in home quadrangular

Showing marked improvement, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer varsity tennis team netted several wins in a home quadrangular last week. Aaron Van Vleet and Colton Mullin posted a 1-2 record in number one doubles, while Grant Hansen had a 1-2 mark in number one singles. In number two doubles, Joel Rain and Jacob Lathrum Continue Reading

GEHS to field largest boys track team

Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer track coach Brian McGee welcomed a record 80 boys to training camp March 2 in preparation for the season opener. McGee and staff have been busy preparing the team for an April 4 opener at the Shawnee Mission South relays. “This is the largest boys track and field squad in Continue Reading

Lady Blazer track team gears up for season opener

Led by top returners Abby Buie and Karli Smith, the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer track team is busy preparing for its season openers. The freshman team travels to Blue Valley West High School for a March 26 opener. The varsity will wait until April 4 to participate in the Shawnee Mission South Relays. Continue Reading

Broadway star to appear at GEHS

Susan Egan has traversed all four corners of the entertainment industry, making powerful impressions in theatre, film, television and music, and she is now scheduled to appear at Gardner Edgerton High School. On Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m., Susan will be performing with the GEHS Repertory Theatre and Madrigals students at Gardner Edgerton High Continue Reading

USD 231 names two new administrators

The USD 231 Board of Education approved the hire of two new administrators. Amy Wormington will serve as the principal of Grand Star Elementary, and John Sedler will be associate principal/athletic director at Gardner Edgerton High School next year. Sedler will fill the vacant position of former Associate Principal Kent Glaser, and Wormington will replace Continue Reading

GEHS football game postponed

Due to anticipated inclement weather, the Gardner Edgerton High School varsity football game scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4 has been rescheduled. The Blazer squad will take on Blue Valley West at  2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Blue Valley District Activity Complex.

District hires interim temporary GEHS associate principal

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com There’s a new associate principal at Gardner Edgerton High School. Walt Thompson, a retired administrator from Wyandotte High School, temporarily holds the title, according to Leann Northway, USD 231 communications director. John Duncanson, a former physical education and health teacher at GEHS, was originally hired to replace outgoing GEHS Associate Principal Mark Continue Reading

USD 231 may seek candidates for GEHS assistant principal

The school year is in full swing, but at least one staff position hangs in the balance at USD 231. School board members approved John Duncanson to replace outgoing Gardner Edgerton High School Assistant Principal Mark Meyer last month. Duncanson’s promotion is contingent on licensing requirements in the state of Kansas. He has been given Continue Reading

3rd Annual Street Vault set for Aug 11

Some of the area’s best pole vaulters will assemble Aug. 11 in the north end of the Gardner Elementary parking lot for the 3rd Annual Street vault. Event organizer Thane Nonamaker said nearly 60 vaulters aged fourth grade to 40 will participate in the exhibition. Competition will run from 1 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m. Continue Reading

GEHS third quarter honor roll

Seniors Outstanding Scholars Kaela Clabaugh; Rebecca Clark-Hargreaves; Kirstie Drew; Ashley Enright; Dustin Gillespie; Cheyanne Godwin; Greg Hopper; Chip Kueffer; Kristina Mitchell; Abby Rains; Kathryn Trivilino; Kaitlin Vaughan; Shannon Warren High Honor Roll Courtney Allen; Audra Barber; Emily Betthauser; Ashlee Bilhimer; Brent Bovitz; Calley Brey; Morgan Buie; Iszac Burton; Felicia Carlson; Caleb Clarke; Corrine Currier; Kylan Continue Reading