July 31, 2014

Students of Character

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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; …

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 …

Mustangs lose twice

The Wheatridge Middle School eighth-grade JV and varsity basketball squads dropped a pair of hard-fought non-league decisions versus Monticello Trails, Jan. 30.
In eighth-grade varsity action, WMS lost 63-34 despite 14 points from Jacob Swords. Trevon Jackson added 12 points. …

Wheatridge receives gift of classroom equipment

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Gardner Edgerton School Board accepted an $887 gift of science classroom equipment from a Wheatridge Middle School parent on Nov. 14.
Christy Ziegler, executive director of educational services, told the board a parent recently contacted Greg …

WMS donates 2,011 cans to Multi-Service Center

Skylar Washington, left, and Kynli Nelson prepare a box for delivery to the Gardner Multi-Service Center. Wheatridge Middle School Leadership Club members delivered 2,011 cans to the center on Nov. 3. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

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Firefighters respond to 2 false alarms at Wheatridge

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Fire District No. 1 responded to two automatic fire alarms at Wheatridge Middle School on Nov. 7.
According to Battalion Chief Trig Morley, both alarms were false.
He said the automatic alarms were inadvertently set …

WMS football squad drops to 4-2 after loss

Quarterback Nolan Beets rushed for 172 yards and three touchdowns leading the Wheatridge Middle School eighth-grade boys varsity football squad to a big home win versus Ottawa, Oct. 4.
Other touchdowns came from Tre Jackson, David Collins and Blake Leon.…

WMS football squad drops to 4-2 after loss

Ottawa scored in every quarter and posted a 52-0 home win versus the Wheatridge Middle School seventh-grade varsity football squad, Oct. 4.
Despite the loss, Dakota Kemp led all rushers with 125 yards. Bryson Rohr led the defense wtih eight …

Mustangs win in overtime against SH

Tanner Peine plunged into the end zone from one yard out helping the Wheatridge Middle School seventh-grade JV to a 12-6 overtime win versus Spring Hill, Oct. 6.
After a defensive stand in overtime, WMS went to work. Austyn Hatton …

WMS Mustangs remain undefeated

The Wheatridge Middle School Mustang seventh-grade varsity football squad remained perfect at 4-0 with a 20-0 shutout at Spring Hill, Sept. 20.
WMS got its offense going with a pair of first half touchdowns by running back Cayden Simmons.
Quarterback …