October 7, 2015

Jag volleyball team places 3rd in home invite

Playing its  best volleyball of the season, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School  seventh grade varsity volleyball team claimed third place honors in an eight team home invitational, Sept 15. Featured in the eight-team field were Wheatridge Middle School, Turner, Mission Trail, Patton, Oregon Trail, Mill Creek, and Monticello.  Morning pool play determined afternoon bracket play. Continue Reading

Theatre company premiers ‘Anne of Green Gables’ this weekend

When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert sent for an orphan boy to assist them on the farm, the orphanage sent them a red-headed girl instead. The quirky, imaginative girl warms their hearts and they decide to keep her. Avid readers and playgoers know the story of that orphan as Anne, of Green Gables. It’s a tale Continue Reading

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 Ridge Middle School eighth-grader Macey Elkinton’s school-record shot put of 35’2 ½” highlighted the Lady Continue Reading

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 Sydney Dietz (800). Silver medals went to Haag (hurdles), Sydney Borstelman (100, 400), Jesse Heniss Continue Reading

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 – 30.8), and the 800 relay team. Silver medals went to Hannah Hess (1600 – Continue Reading

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, Dave Highfill in his office at the Gardner News. Lauren visited the office on Take Continue Reading

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; Joe Sola, Madison Elementary second grader; Delphine High, Moonlight Elementary third grader; Garrett Pendroy, Nike Continue Reading

Jaguars track team is impressive at Baldwin

Second-place team finishes by the seventh and eighth-grade girls teams highlighted the Pioneer Ridge track teams’ effort at the Baldwin triangular on April 3. The seventh-grade girls got first-place finishes from Jesse Heniss (high jump, 4’2″); Natalie Mullin (pole vault, 5’0″); and the medley relay of Harley McKinney, Heather Culbertson, Heniss and Cassidy Greer. Silver Continue Reading

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 a meaningful difference in the life of student Ryan Prothe and family. In order to Continue Reading

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 School raised $1,200 in spare change. To celebrate, staff organized a “Pie a Staff Member” Continue Reading