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Pioneer Ridge Middle School 2021-2022


Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Vacation - NO CLASSES

Nov 29-30 Professional Development - NO CLASSES

Dec 01 - Classes Resume

New Mask Policy

The Gardner Edgerton School District remains committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our students and employees. The procedures outlined below will be in place December 1st.

Students in Grades 5-6: Masking is required in all areas of the building during the school day with the exception of an outdoor recess and eating at lunch.

Students in Grades 7-8: Masking is optional in classrooms where 5th and 6th grade students are not present. Masks will be required in all common areas of the building such as hallways, restrooms, the office, etc. during the school day. * Please continue to send masks with your students daily as they enter and leave the building and common spaces.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Spectators for inside events will not need to be masked.

BUS RIDERS: Per Federal Order, all bus riders must wear masks. Students will keep masks on until they arrive at their designated morning location.

ELECTIVES and CLASSROOM: All students will attend electives per their schedule. In 5th and 6th grade classrooms, students and staff will be masked. Any classes with mixed grade levels that include 5th and/or 6th graders will also be masked. Students will be allowed to play instruments using mitigation equipment. Students in vocal music in 5th and 6th grade can sing with masks on and socially distanced.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUBS & ACTIVITIES: At this time schools may resume before and after school clubs and activities. Social distancing should be encouraged and seating charts utilized. All students and staff involved with 5th and 6th-grade students will need to be masked during these activities while inside the school building.

FIELD TRIPS: Field trips will be permitted second semester following the District Field Trip Protocols.

FOOD SERVICE: Students will be socially distanced, facing forward. Classes will be assigned times to report to the cafeteria for students to get their lunches with limited opportunities to serve themselves. A continual rotation service plan will be utilized for lunch with classes entering and exiting at specific times to decrease the number of classes in the service area at any given time.

GUESTS: Parents and visitors must check-in at the front office and must wear masks while inside the building. If items need to be dropped off at the school, please call the front office and leave the item at the table located by each schools’ office.

As we continue to collaborate with local, state, and federal health agencies, our priority remains the health and well-being of students and employees in our school district.

Thank you for your continued understanding and support.


The GEHS Blazerette Dance Team is inviting you to join them for their Little Miss Blazerette Dance Clinic! The clinic will also come with a performance at the Winter Show AND a GEHS High School Basketball game!

December 6 -- Clinic from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at GEHS

December 11 -- Winter Show at 5:00 pm

December 14 -- GEHS Girls Basketball Game Performance at Halftime

Cost: $40 (comes with a t-shirt, bow, and admission into winter show and basketball game)

Parents may purchase a t-shirt for $15 and that will also get you into the winter show and the basketball game at no additional cost.



We have a few extra yearbooks from the 2019-2020 school year. Our current 7th grade students would have been 5th grade in this book. Did you get one? No? We have a few extra, so first come, first served. $30 to Mrs. Hansen.
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Gardner Gold

PROGRAM: The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round training and athletic
competition in a variety of well-coached Olympic-type sports activities for individuals with
special needs.

PURPOSE: By providing our athletes with the continuing opportunity to develop physical
and mental fitness, we find helps to prepare them for entry into school and community
programs. The joy they experience while participating, making friends, and sharing
experiences are unsurpassed in other areas of their lives.

ELIGIBILITY: Individuals with special needs 8 years of age or older are eligible to participate
in area and state competition. Individuals who are under 8 years of age are welcome to
practice with the team and participate in all other events and activities. All athletes must
have a health physical performed by their physician in order to participate.

The Gardner Gold Special Olympics Team is a Parks and Recreation program. For more information on
becoming a participant, volunteer, or sponsor, please contact GPRD: 913.856.0936 or



If you would like to purchase a Family or Student Pass for entry into all HOME athletic events for this school year (excluding tournaments), please click the link below or follow the steps outlined here:


We will accept payment for entry to individual games, however we will NOT be selling the yearly pass at the gate. You must purchase the Family or Student Pass on our website, before mentioned. Please call the office if you have any further questions.

GOLDEN PASSES (ages 65 or older)

Gardner Edgerton USD 231 is pleased to welcome area Seniors to home sporting events. Golden Passes for Seniors are available at no charge to any district resident who is age 65 or older. The pass grants Seniors full admission to all home activities at all USD 231 schools, with the exception of KSHSAA State Tournament events.

To obtain your passes, please call Stacie Swords at the Administrative Offices Building, 231 E. Madison at (913) 856-2000 during regular business hours, Monday - Friday.

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We are pleased - and excited - to announce the launch of our student recognition program, GESD - Gardner Edgerton Students of Distinction! Full program details can be found HERE.

To nominate a deserving student, click HERE.

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2021-2022 Sports Physical

Click HERE for a copy of the 2021-2022 sports physical. Make sure all copies are signed before returning to the school office. Thank you.

Reporting a Student Absence

Please Email or Call the office to report absences for your student.



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Principal - John McIntire

Assistant Principal - Dave Webb

Admin Intern - Ben Lausman

5th/7th Grade Counselor - Jodi Warner

6th/8th Grade Counselor - Kevin Collins

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