Olathe Health Systems in Gardner is offering $25 sports physicals for the upcoming school year. For more information, go here: http://usd231ks.apptegy.us/o/district/page/e-backpack?mode=edit
Our Food Security resources information has been updated. Find more here: https://www.usd231.com/article/219049?org=district
Summer programming update now available. Read the story here: https://www.usd231.com/article/247426?org=district
Prepping for Senior Honors Night! Join us live at 7:00pm! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDJC0Zj-3F68P38Z70mIFsA/live @gehsblazers
Senior Honors Night is tonight (May 13)! Story: https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-district-usd231ks/articles/senior-honors-night Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDJC0Zj-3F68P38Z70mIFsA/live @gehsblazers
Virtual Board Meeting Reminder! May 11 -3:00pm. Story: https://www.usd231.com/article/227635?org=district Link to live feed: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDJC0Zj-3F68P38Z70mIFsA/live
To conclude Teacher Appreciation Week, we have put together a video to show teachers in the Gardner Edgerton School District how special they really are. We hope this can bring a smile to your face. THANK YOU, TEACHERS! https://youtu.be/U2DlyHlZuWY
Parents: please check your email inboxes for information about retrieval of student belongings.
It's National School Nurse's Day! We LOVE our nurses. Read more about how awesome they are here:https://bit.ly/35xWft7
Today is Teacher Appreciation Day. Families, take a moment to thank a teacher for all they have done and will continue to do for your child. Say "thanks" in the comments, we are sure they will see it. To conclude Teacher Appreciation Week, we will release a special video this Friday to put the final touches on a wonderful week. You will not want to miss it!
Dear Class of 2020 @gehsblazers: Please see details related to your graduation ceremony by clicking here: https://www.usd231.com/article/241650?org=district Stay safe! We miss you!
Wheatridge Middle School principal, Carl Garrett, was named The Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP) Area 1 Middle School Principal of the Year. We are very proud of Mr. Garrett and all of his accomplishments! Read more about it here: https://bit.ly/3fgwh1D
It might be a rainy Friday, but hopefully, this puts a smile on your face! Hop over to our Facebook page to take a look at Madison Elementary as we spotlight what it's like to be a Madison Bear! #WeAreUSD231
As a reminder, our website can be accessed by visiting usd231.COM OR usd231.ORG. This does not apply for staff email addresses (they remain .com).
Continue to check out our FAQ document found here:https://bit.ly/3avaakF We are working to develop a safe way for students to pick up musical instruments & belongings left in desks, classroom cubbies, and hallway and gym and athletic lockers. @gehsblazers
Check this out! Tune into Learning Across Kansas! Kansas teachers, including one of our own - Shannon Ralph, science teacher @gehsblazers - sharing learning on local PBS channel! https://5il.co/f8h3
There was a brief period of time this afternoon (04.17.2020) of ZOOM not being accessible. We believe the issue has been resolved. Please know this was not related to any security issues. Thanks!
Check out our social media platforms as we acknowledge graduates of GEHS that are currently a medical worker or first responder during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you or a family member are in need of additional resources, please review this guide created by the USD 231 Counseling Department. https://5il.co/f3j3
FAQs have been updated. Please visit the site below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U7hSFG53-t5ZLRnT6Av6app9Rm6rckPV2jQB1DrfI1M/edit
Check out our Facebook page for a spotlight on Wheatridge Middle School!
USD 231 is changing the time of the May, June, & July Board of Education Meetings. These meetings will now begin at 3:00 p.m. and be live streamed on the district YouTube channel. May 11, 3:00 p.m. June 08, 3:00 p.m July 27, 3:00 p.m
As a reminder, today's BOE meeting (April 6) will be live streamed as a result of health department guidelines. At 3:00 p.m., we will start live streaming the meeting to the district YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDJC0Zj-3F68P38Z70mIFsA/live.
We love the class of 2020 (our seniors)! Read more about how Superintendent Stranathan and USD 231 is showing that love at www.usd231.com
Food insecurity for some in our community is real. As a reminder, USD 231 Nutrition Services is providing meals for children ages 1-18 on Mondays and Wednesdays. If your family is need of food beyond this, click here: https://www.usd231.com/article/219049?org=district
Even though USD 231 nurses weren't present when this story was filmed, they are also volunteering answer questions related to COVID-19. We have always been proud of them, but this is taking it to another level! https://twitter.com/AlanKMBC/status/1242260799084773376?s=20
The latest edition of the USD 231 Board Briefs and Board Meeting Video is now available. Check it out (in our NEW format) and stay informed! Board Briefs and Video -- https://www.smore.com/37h58
It's Kindergarten Round-Up Time! For more information about the Class of 2033, go here: http://bit.ly/2SZClT2
Attention USD 231 families! Parent Teacher Conferences will take place today. The schedule is below: Parent Teacher Conferences - PK-4 (2-8 p.m.), 5-12 (4-8 p.m.) As you know, we have outstanding grounds and maintenance staff. They will be treating the parking lots and sidewalks to ensure your safety arriving today. Stay warm and be safe.
The latest edition of the USD 231 Board Briefs and Board Meeting Video is now available. Check it out (in our NEW format) and stay informed! Board Briefs and Video -- https://www.smore.com/de8pv
Since it's snowing this morning, go ahead and keep your kids home today. Even better, keep them home Thursday, Friday, AND Monday for an extra long weekend! Parent/Teacher Conferences are today and tomorrow! We can't wait to see you! Students, we will see you Tuesday, February 18! #WeAreUSD231 #BadJokes
The 231 Way Podcast this week features Nike Elementary 4th grade teacher, Emily Baden! Ms. Baden discusses what an honor it is to be a Horizon Award Winner! Listen to it here or download it on your mobile device! http://bit.ly/2D8tCpM
It's a big week in Kansas City! The Gardner Edgerton Unified School District will be closed on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. We hope that you understand this is not a decision that was taken lightly.
Due to inclement weather on Friday, January 24, 2020, Gardner Edgerton Schools will be closed. Stay safe and warm!
Due to the forecast of inclement weather on Friday, January 17, Gardner Edgerton Schools will be closed. Stay safe and warm!
The latest edition of the USD 231 Board Briefs and Board Meeting Video is now available. Check it out (in our NEW format) and stay informed! Board Briefs and Video -- http://bit.ly/36Vvfn4
The GEHS Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee proudly announces that two highly acclaimed female athletes Shelby (Lard) Krumm, and Cassie Wait, have been selected for induction at a ceremony held at our home boys’ and girls’ basketball game on Jan 17 http://bit.ly/2Na3T4Y
The latest edition of Board Briefs and Board Meeting Video is now available. Check them out (in our NEW format) to stay informed! Board Briefs and Video -- http://bit.ly/2rzLkzm
"We've got spirit, yes we do, we are also proud of you!" Check out some recent recognition from our staff and students. ➡️➡️➡️➡️http://bit.ly/2Pn1tQw
Last month, the USD 231 PAT program completed the Parents as Teachers Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process and earned the highest designation: Blue Ribbon Affiliate status. Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/2WJbMSg
8th grade students at Trail Ridge Middle School had the opportunity to learn from Communications Officer, Commander RJ Zamberlan, Chief Engineer, Lieutenant Jonathan Leo, and Combat Systems Officer, Lieutenant Brent Hodge, about their career in the Navy and, more specifically, about the USS Kansas City. https://usskansascity.org/
USD 231 students and staff had some great accomplishments over the past month.Click the link to read about the great things that are happening in the Gardner Edgerton Schools. http://bit.ly/2WzbVYp
Part 2 of The 231 Way podcast with Gardner Edgerton alumnus, Isabella Mullins, is out! Her story is amazing and it is great to see a GEHS graduate doing something great! Listen to it here or download on your mobile device! http://bit.ly/2D8tCpM
🚨The Gardner Edgerton Zero Reasons Why Store closes this Friday!🚨 All students in grades 5-12 were given a #ZeroReasonsWhy shirt as a symbol to support mental health education and suicide prevention. Now YOU have the opportunity to purchase one to show your community support. To view the online store, go here: http://bit.ly/2l5w9e1
The second season of the Gardner Edgerton School District podcast, The 231 Way, premieres today! Get to know the student hosts in this weeks episode! Listen to it here or download on your mobile device! http://bit.ly/2D8tCpM
During the BOE Meeting on Monday, Trail Ridge Middle School and Edgerton Elementary shared some great things that they are doing this school year. Over the next two weeks, each building will get a social media spotlight with the majority of the content being from those schools. Social Media Spotlight Schedule: Trail Ridge Middle School: September 23rd - September 27 Edgerton Elementary: September 30 - October 4 #WeAreUSD231
ICYMI...Gardner Edgerton High School was chosen to pilot a program training 10th graders in Mental Health First Aid. Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/2mqKqm9 #WeAreUSD231
Yesterday, 2011 GEHS graduate, Isabella Mullins, had a video chat with current seniors about the her life in the Peace Corps and how it connects with the current novel being studied in class. Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/2mcz1Gl
GEHS student, Kylie Hayes, was awarded the Sunflower State Games Female Athlete of the Year. What an outstanding accomplishment! Congratulations, Kylie! Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/2Ll30or
The latest edition of Board Briefs and Board Meeting Video are now available. Check them out to stay informed! https://www.usd231.com/o/district/browse/42872 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl3WXH6VxR-YKlRC_0XDBjra2VRxQlyN7
Also loved seeing our cheer teams from @prmsjaguars , @trmshuskies , and @wmsmustangs231 ! Already in mid season form!
Two of our staff members, Mrs. Hebda and Ms. Kellogg, love to teach Summer Enrichment. They even go by the name “Kelda” and the kids love the new ideas they bring each year. This year, they are creating a photo booth controlled by a “Makey Makey”. Very cool technology being taught to the kids this summer.
Great first week of Enrichment! Kids are having a blast and learning some new skills. There is still time to enroll in session 3 and 4. Session 3 closes Friday night! Don’t delay!!! http://bit.ly/2OfKteh
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Students. Celebrate National School Nurse Day May 8! #SND2019 @schoolnurses #schoolnurses www.schoolnurseday.org.
Check out our Wheatridge Mustangs performing at the KCKCC Jazz Summit (around the 90 minute mark). @wmsmustangs231 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_hRbZLZ3kA&ibss=1
Co-Hosts, Calvin Schoendaller, Ben Boothe, and Ryan Colston, visit with Dr. Tracy Platt, Technology Integration Specialist. about her role, how she assists teachers to better incorporate technology, and the Oregon Trail. https://soundcloud.com/user-500521903 @gehsblazers @mrc579
The April BOE meeting Briefs and Video have been posted! https://bit.ly/2FS3Yqu http://usd231ks.apptegy.us/o/district/browse/43252
Have you checked out the USD 231 Summer Extravaganza course catalog? It has over 100 course offerings for youth and adults! To view the interactive catalog, go here: http://bit.ly/2OfKteh
Everybody always says that Middle School is the best time of your life, right? Learn more about PRMS, TRMS, and WMS in the latest edition of The 231 Way! https://soundcloud.com/user-500521903
As a result of this season's inclement weather and our responsibility to meet the state of Kansas' requirements for hours completed during the school year, the following adjustments to our calendar are necessary (pending no additional inclement weather days): April 22 - Full day of school (originally no school as a result of professional development) May 22 - Full day of school (originally a 1/2 day of school) May 23 - Full day of school (originally no school if there was no inclement weather). Last day of school for Kindergarten and 8th grade students. May 24 - 1/2 day of school (originally no school if there was no inclement weather). On May 24, lunch will be served. Dismissal times are as follows: Grades 1-4 - 12:30 pm. Grades 5-11 - 12:00pm. Grades K, 8, 12 - No school. Please know that your child's principal will be in touch with additional details related to finals schedule, award ceremonies, end-of-year activities, field trips, etc. GEHS graduation will remain on May 18, 2019. If your child is going to be absent on any of the days listed above due to an already planned activity, please work with your building's principal to make arrangements. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
The March BOE meeting Briefs and Video have been posted! https://youtu.be/IuCULOlcFkg http://usd231ks.apptegy.us/o/district/browse/43252
USD 231 families, when sending your children to school tomorrow, please bundle them up with layers as temperatures will be very cold. We can't wait to see them for a great day of learning and success!
Kristen Gore, 7th Grade Teacher at TRMS, has been nominated by Mid America Nazarene University as a TEACHER WHO INSPIRES! This is a special award given by the MNU Teacher Education Department annually. Kristen will be recognized publicly at the MNU Annual Celebration of Learning on Thursday, April 25. Congratulations, Kristen! @followmnu
The Elders and USD 231 are on a roll! @gehsblazers @prmsjaguars https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article226068330.html
🚨🚨 The 8th grade parent information night at Gardner Edgerton High School tonight, will continue as scheduled. 🚨🚨
The 231 Way has dropped! We visit with Melissa McIntire, Coordinator of Student Support Services, about the Advanced Technical Center, Career Pathways, counseling, and her daughter's least favorite food. @gehsblazers @zeroreasonswhy_ https://soundcloud.com/user-500521903
Have you had a chance to check out the latest edition of The Horizon Magazine? To read about the great things happening in the Gardner Edgerton School District, go here: http://bit.ly/2s6Uose
The Board Briefs and Board of Education Meeting have been posted and can be found here: Briefs: http://usd231ks.apptegy.us/o/district/browse/43252 Video: https://youtu.be/n4fFpJo01Ws
Have you checked out our Podcast, The 231 Way? We have over 1,000 downloads and that calls for some celebration! New episodes drop every Thursday! Check us out here: http://bit.ly/2D8tCpM
You don't need to look far to have a good time this evening! Bounce on over to Gardner Edgerton High School for a full night of girls and boys basketball vs Lawrence High! @GEHSBasketball @GEGBB @gehsblazers
Start the New Year with the Gardner Edgerton Horizon Magazine! The Winter edition covers The Blazer Stop, Zero Reasons Why, and MORE! Go here go view an online version of this publication and to see all the great things happening in USD 231: http://bit.ly/2s6Uose
Coach Cornelsen Named 810 Varsity Big Class Coach of the Year! https://www.810varsity.com/news_article/show/980595