February 6, 2016

Spring Hill Middle School video wins first place, grant money

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The team sport of going green earned accolades for a group of Spring Hill Middle School eighth graders last week. The students won a $3,500 grant for USD 230 by creating a video for the Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency video contest. They collected their first place award and attended a reception Continue Reading

SH names new school principals

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Spring Hill School Board approved new leadership for Spring Hill Middle School and Spring Hill High School on April 23. Steve Fleer, current middle school principal, will become high school principal for the 2012-13 school year. He replaces Angelo Cocolis, current high school principal, who will retire next month. Rod Sprague, Continue Reading

Middle School students take top prize in magazine competition

Hard work paid off for members of Christine Hecke and Debra Sim’s Spring Hill Middle School seventh-grade class The students earned first place in their grade level for their writing, design, subject matter, and photography in the My Kansas! Competition. The competition is a state-wide program that challenges fifth graders and up to create a Continue Reading

Middle school students win grant for video

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com Spring Hill Middle School students found out Friday that a lot can be accomplished in 60 seconds. Several eighth grade students were honored for their efforts in producing a 60 second video for Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency (HUEE). On Friday the group was invited to a luncheon reception where they accepted Continue Reading

SHMS to present one act plays

Spring Hill Middle School students will present two one-act plays on April 29. Students are busy preparing to open the curtain on “Snew White” and “Knights of the Rad Table.” Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students and may be purchased through the office the week of the performance or at the door.

Proud to be a Kansan — SHMS 7th grader

Anna Long, SHMS 7th Grader The reason that I and really anyone in Kansas should be proud to be a Kansan is because Kansans are straightforward, honest, loyal and hard working people.  When slaves were legal, Kansas was a non-slave state.  We fought for what we believed in and we didn’t give in to pro-slave Continue Reading

Proud to be a Kansan — SHMS 7th grader

Makayla Kosberg, SHMS  7th Grader Stephen Long called it “The Great American Desert.”  Lewis and Clark said it was “Prosperous Farmland”.  Now, most people call it Kansas.  I, however, call it home and I am extremely proud to say so. To begin with, many people, some being worldwide leaders and some of the most influential Continue Reading

Lady Mavs lose at Baldwin

Battling til the end, the Spring Hill Middle School Lady Mav seventh-grade varsity girls basketball team dropped a hard-fought 26-12 decision at Baldwin, Nov. 18. The Mavs managed just two first-half points but got the offense untracked in the second half. Still the homestanding Baldwin team took a 14-point win. In the seventh-grade jv game, Continue Reading

Students relive history through cemetery walk

Amy Cunningham submissions@gardnernews.com The 1918 flu pandemic wreaked havoc on the world, killing an somewhere between 20 and 40 million people, and little Spring Hill, Kan. wasn’t isolated enough to escape the devastation; the flu struck down Sister Frances Day, one of the town’s former citizens portrayed in Talking Tombstones on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Interesting Continue Reading