Gardner Edgerton Trailblazers

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WHAT'S COMING UP

OCT. 17 - PSAT Exam - Given to students who enrolled in remote learning. Given at GEHS -

7:30 AM registration Test from 8AM to Noon. (Masks are Required)

Virtual Homework Support

VIRTUAL HOMEWORK SUPPORT (VHS) ALLOWS GARDNER EDGERTON STUDENTS ACCESS TO TEACHER SUPPORT OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM.

MONDAY - THURSDAY

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ELEMENTARY)

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MS/HS)


https://www.usd231.com/o/district/page/virtual-homework-support-vhs

2020 Homecoming King and Queen

Congratulations to Davonte Pritchard and Maycee Beasley who were crowned King and Queen. Due to the current pandemic, Homecoming looked a little different this year, however, the candidates were still able to be recognized and come together in a safe manner during Friday, Oct. 9, during half time at the GEHS varsity football game.

Jostens - Senior Information

Next week you will be receiving information on senior items such as rings, cap and gown, and senior apparel. Packets will be mailed from Jostens Warehouse. On Oct. 21 a video will be sent out to students/parents, and orders due Nov. 6. If you would like to view the items before hand please click on the links below. While there will be several senior packages available, seniors are only required to have the cap and gown to walk across the stage. The cap and gown is $19.99 plus tax. www.jostens.com

Order Your Yearbook Today!

The 2020-2021 yearbook is now on sale. Pre-ordering a yearbook is the only way to guarantee receiving one. There will be some extra books available to purchase following yearbook distribution in August; however, please keep in mind extra yearbooks run out fast. Yearbooks will be distributed in August.

· Early Bird Discount – Order by Oct. 31, 2020, the price for yearbooks is $60.

· Regular Price – Nov. 1 – May 1 price is $65.

· Any Yearbooks picked up at distribution will be $75.

Order online and pay with a credit/debit card at http://usd231.revtrak.net/tek9.asp or complete an order form and return with payment via cash or check. *Online orders are preferred to limit foot traffic in the office, but you are welcome to mail your order form with a check.

GEHS Booster Blub

If you ordered Blazer Apparel, Orders will be ready to pick up on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 4-8 at GEHS in the car loop on the north side of the building, on the Madison side.


Any questions please contact us at gehsboosters@gmail.com.

GEHS Activities: Spectator Guidelines and Digital Ticketing

Please see the attached documents for information regarding spectator guidelines at home athletic events, as well as instructions on how to access digital ticketing through our athletics website: www.trailblazerathletics.org.


The district will also be providing a live stream of home football, soccer, volleyball, and tennis competitions (both varsity and sub-varsity) whenever possible. The link to stream each of these events will also be included on the athletics website, as well as sent through social media.

411 on the Counseling Department

Any senior interested in meeting with a college representative contact Becky Pyle in the counseling office 913-856-2617 or Pyleb@usd231.com. All meetings will be held virtually during seminar. Links will be sent to students who sign up closer to the meeting date.


Oct. 20 - Wichita State University

Oct. 22 - Pittsburg State University

Oct. 28 - Baker University


To request a transcript click on the link: Transcript select menu, counseling, and select transcript request. Please allow 5 school days for requests to be processed. Please limit to ONE request per form.


Want to check up on your students grades, attendance, and fees? You can find this information in Skyward. If you have problems logging into your account please contact the office for assistance.


Jan Bechard - 9th grade/ A-Z - bechardj@usd231.com

Stephanie Church - 10-12/ A-G - churchs@usd231.com

Jason Porter - 10-12/ H-O - porterj@usd231.com

Chris Hansen - 10-12/P-Z - hansen2@usd231.com

Free Pre-ACT for ALL 9th Grade Students

USD 231 is offering an opportunity for ALL 9th grade students to take the Pre-ACT, free of charge, on November 7, 2020. This test will be administered following all guidelines for physical distancing, masks, and temperature checks according to the COVID-19 regulations put forth by Johnson County Health and Environment.

PreACT provides you and your child with information that can help you select the right high school courses, think about ways to target areas for improvement, and even begin discussions about college and career. PreACT helps identify:

  • How a student is doing with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in college and beyond

  • Areas where extra help or additional courses are needed

  • Career possibilities that match the student’s interests

Your son or daughter also may choose to have their information shared with colleges and scholarship agencies when they take PreACT, which can help them get discovered for college recruitment and schola

Registration for this event should be completed no later than Thursday, October 22nd at 3:00 p.m.

TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT, USE THE LINK BELOW.

https://forms.gle/KwXJggM4y6TcDAH99

Prior to the test date, counselors will send an email to those students who have signed up, with the following information:

  • Students will enter the building on the South Side Entrance, near the gym. Signs will be present to indicate which door to enter.

  • Check-in will begin at 7:30; testing will begin promptly at 8:00. Students will not be admitted after 8:00.

  • Materials Needed: students should bring a calculator, their mask, and 2-3 sharpened #2 pencils. Mechanical pencils are not permitted on this test.

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ABOUT US

Principal - Frank Bell

Asst. Principal Gr. 10-12/ Athletic Director - Scott Peavey

Asst. Principal Gr. 10-12/ Activities Director - Kelsey Bakalar

Asst. Principal Gr. 10-12/ Alt School Director - Tony Taylor

Asst. Principal Gr. 9 - Melissa Veatch

Adm. Intern - Tanner Rainbolt