February 8, 2016

Library event touts joys of reading to elementary students

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnrenews.com More than 400 students and  parents from Moonlight Elementary School turned the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Public Library into a pizza parlor Tuesday evening. During a pizza-themed reading event the students and their families were introduced to all the tools the library has to offer in an effort to encourage Continue Reading

USD 231 prepares for new school year

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Teachers decorated classrooms and maintenance workers put last-minute touches on school buildings as USD 231 counted down the days to a new school year Monday. Pioneer Ridge Middle School sixth-grade teacher Erin Erickson said she has been working all summer to prepare for the new academic year. “It starts pretty much Continue Reading