October 13, 2015

Fire crews respond to Sunflower Elementary

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Johnson County Fire District No. 1 engines responded to a potential fire at Sunflower Elementary School on March 2. School was not in session when firefighters received the call at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday evening. “There were only a couple of people there – the principal and a few maintenance people,” 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

Operation Pillowcase

Photo courtesy of Annette Lane Mrs. Droge’s and Mrs. Lane’s students at Sunflower Elementary decorated pillowcases for military personal stationed abroad.  Two students in their fourth grade class have relatives deployed at this time. The pillowcases, donated by the Sunflower staff, were decorated along the edges with hearts.  The class decided to write words of Continue Reading

Sunflower celebrates winning Blue Ribbon Award

 Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Sept. 15 was a banner day for Sunflower Elementary. One day earlier the U.S. Department of Education announced that the school was one of five in the state to receive the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award. Sunflower students and staff gathered in the school’s commons area to celebrate their accomplishment. Superintendent Bill Gilhaus Continue Reading

Sunflower Elementary receives highest national academic award

On Sept. 15, United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Sunflower Elementary School as a recipient of the highest academic award presented by the department of education – the National Blue Ribbon Award. Sunflower Elementary is the first school in USD 231 history to receive this prestigious honor. “The National Blue Ribbon Award is Continue Reading

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