September 18, 2014

Jag volleyball team places 3rd in home invite

The Pioneer Ridge seventh grade varsity volleyball team took 3rd place honors in an 8 team home Invitational Sept 15. The team posted a 4-1 record and earned bronze medals for their effort. Submitted photo

Playing its  best volleyball of …

Theatre company premiers ‘Anne of Green Gables’ this weekend

Marilla Cuthbert visits Mrs. Barry on behaf of Anne after she accuses Anne of getting her daughter drunk. Submitted photo

When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert sent for an orphan boy to assist them on

Matthew Cuthbert, portrayed by Michael Brumet,

Elkinton sets Pioneer Ridge shot put record at Annual Eagle Relays

Pioneer Ridge eighth grader James Carr-Hughes reaches for extra distance in the long jump competition. The Pioneer and Wheatridge track teams wrapped up the season with a Frontier league meet at Louisburg May 5. Photo courtesy of Angela Hansen

Pioneer …

Culbertson sets discus record

Pioneer Ridge Middle School seventh-grader Heather Culbertson reset her school record discuss toss at 74’6″ at a home dual with rival Wheatridge on April 24.
Besides Culbertson, PRMS seventh-graders also got gold from Natalie Mullins (hurdles), Lauren Haag (400) and …

Lady Jags win home track dual

The Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth-grade girls track teams dominated the last seven events and posted a 79-44 home win in dual competition versus Wheatridge on April 24.
Grabbing gold medals were Karen Thompson (3200 – 15:30), Claire Morgan (200 …

PRMS student visits newspaper office on Take Your Kids to Work Day

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
When Dave Highfill brought his daughter, Lauren, to work on April 26, things went better than planned.
The Pioneer Ridge Middle School sixth grader ditched classes on Take Your Kid

Lauren Highfill, left, poses with her dad,

Students of Character

Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton school board members recently recognized fourth quarter Students of Character. A student from each school was honored for displaying positive character traits. They include Mckenna Trout, Edgerton Elementary second grader; Briana Buis, Gardner Elementary fourth grader; …

Jaguars track team is impressive at Baldwin

Pioneer Ridge eighth graders (starting third from left) Grant Hansen, Casin Down, Davis Tropansky and Josh Sola get a good start in the 1600 meter race at the Baldwin Triangular April 3. The Jags finished third in the team standings

Pioneer Ridge teachers honored on World Down Syndrome Day

The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City recognized two Pioneer Ridge Middle School teachers on World Down Syndrome Day, March 21.

Stephanie Taylor and Paul Fibelkorn were recognized for their commitment to supporting individuals with Down Syndrome and making …

Wheatridge, Pioneer students raise ‘Pennies for Patients’

Students at both Gardner Edgerton School District middle schools raised nearly $3,000 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in January.
Mustangs and Jaguars collected spare change for several weeks dubbed “Pennies for Patients.”
The 815 students at Wheatridge Middle …