February 8, 2016

USD 230, 231 parents can enroll students online

Returning students in the Spring Hill and Gardner Edgerton School Districts can enroll online for the 2015-2016 school year. Online enrollment for USD 231 began on June 15. Parents of returning students can enroll from the comfort of their homes or offices via a link on www.usd231.com. Spring Hill’s online enrollment will open on July Continue Reading

Handgun found in SHHS student’s backpack

A Spring Hill High School student was taken into custody today after officials discovered a hand gun in the student’s backpack. According to a USD 230 press release, the student was taken into custody without incident. Another student alerted officials about the handgun. Wayne Burke, interim superintendent, said school resource officers and staff responded quickly Continue Reading

GE, SH students hit high marks on state assessment tests

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com For the first time in a decade, state reading and math scores declined in Kansas, but schools in the Spring Hill and Gardner Edgerton school districts continued to show improvement. Spring Hill earned 31 Standards of Excellence Awards, which is more than ever before. In Gardner and Edgerton, students earned the state Continue Reading

Federal waiver means changes in school curriculum planning

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Kansas schools received a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law last week. That means public schools across the state, including schools in the Gardner-Edgerton and Spring Hill school districts, will be transitioning to a different curriculum over the course of the next school year. With the waiver, Kansas schools Continue Reading

SH District to demonstrate 21st Century education technologies

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Spring Hill School District will host a technology demonstration from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 23 at the Hilltop Education Center, 16740 W. 175th St. The meeting will demonstrate 21st Century technologies and how they will be integrated into classrooms to enhance learning and to prepare students for college Continue Reading

USD 230 offers driver’s education

Spring Hill High School will be offering driver’s education again this summer. The classroom portion of the class will be taught on-line, and the driving portion will be taught by Spring Hill High School staff, which will occur over six consecutive days in the summer. Access to the online portion of the class will begin Continue Reading

SH School Board proposes 4th mill levy decrease

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Spring Hill School District is proposing a 2011-12 budget that decreases the district’s mill levy for a fourth consecutive year. The board voted on July 25 to publish a budget with a tax levy of 65.362 mills. That represents a steady drop from 2007-08’s 69.913. “Over about a five year period Continue Reading

USD 230 receives $1 million land donation

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Spring Hill School Board accepted a $1 million gift on July 26. Owners of Wolf Creek Estates, a single and multi-family subdivision at 191st Street and Ridgeview Road have donated 15 acres of land in their development – valued at $1 million — for the construction of the district’s next elementary Continue Reading

Spring Hill school bond issue passes

Mark Taylor submissions@gardnernews.com Voters in the Spring Hill School District approved a mail ballot bond issue by a vote of 1,717 to 1,375 on June 7. The $39 million bond issue will pay for maintenance, school additions, new schools and technology upgrades. The election results are unofficial until certified later in the week by Johnson Continue Reading

USD 230 patrons to decide $39 million bond issue

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Johnson County Election Officials mailed 6,570 ballots to Spring Hill School District voters last week. And now the waiting game is on for school district staff as voters decide whether to approve a $39 million bond issue. If approved, the bonds would expand Prairie Creek Elementary School, build a new elementary near Continue Reading