Gardner Edgerton Trailblazers

Every kid, Every day.

WHAT'S COMING UP

Sept. 11 - Blazer Band Car Wash Fundraiser 12-4pm

Sept. 13 - Kanas City Metro Expo Fair 6-8pm @ OWHS

Sept. 14 - PSAT Registration Deadline

Sept. 15 - Little Blazer Cheer Clinic - 5:30pm-8:00pm

Sept. 15 - Meet the Teacher Night via zoom 5:15pm-7:30pm

Sept. 17 - Little Blazer Cheer at home Game

Sept. 18 - Music Dessert Night - 6PM - Commons

Sept. 20 - Jostens Ring Presentation - Via Link

Sept. 25 - Car & Bike Show @ 10AM

Sept. 29 - Powder Puff - 7pm

Oct. 1 - Deadline to register for a ACT Prep Class - more info below

Oct. 2 - Homecoming Dance 8-10pm at GEHS

Oct. 5 - Ring Orders Due

Oct. 11 - Jostens Grad Presentation - Via Link

Oct. 13 - PSAT Test @ 8:00AM

Oct. 13 & 14 - Optional Sr. Portrait Make-Up Day

Oct. 13 & 14 - P/T Conferences

Oct. 14 & 15 - ACT Prep Class @ Lenexa Conf. Center 8:30am-2:30pm

Oct. 15 - No School

Oct. 23 - ACT Test @ GEHS

Oct. 25 - Jostens Grad Orders Due

Oct. 27 - Early Bird Yearbook Order Due

Oct. 27 - 30 - Fall Musical

Nov. 17 - Sr. Portrait Submission Deadline

Nov. 18 - Picture Retake Day

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ACT Test Prep Class

In preparation for the ACT on Oct. 23, Lenexa Conference Center is holding an ACT prep class on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15, sponsored by Power Prep, Inc. The price is $80.00 and the registration deadline is Sept. 17, 2021. Please click on the link for more information. http://actprep.info/ge


The deadline to register for the October 23rd ACT is September 17th. Late registration deadline is October 1 with a late fee. Click on the Link to register https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html

Powder Puff

Attention all JUNIOR and SENIOR GIRLS:


Powder Puff will be on September 29th. If you are interested in participating, the Powder Puff informational meeting will be held this coming Monday, September 13 at 1:00 (during seminar/E lunch) in the Lecture hall. Please bring your Chromebook and a debit/credit card with you to sign up and pay for your shirt. All details will be given to you at this time. The deadline for sign up and payment is Wednesday, September 15 at midnight. NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted. If you have questions, please email: Mrs. Kueser @ kueserk@usd231.com.

ORDER YOUR YERBOOK TODAY!

The 2021-2022 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 May; however, please keep in mind extra yearbooks run out fast. Yearbooks will be distributed in August.

· Early Bird Discount – Order by Oct. 27, 2021, the price for yearbooks is $60.

· Regular Price – Oct. 28 thru Dec. 8 - price is $65.

- Last Chance - Dec. 9 thru Apr. 6 - price is $70

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

Order online through MySchoolBucks.

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PSAT - 10th and 11th Grade

An optional test for 10th and 11th grade. Test will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at 8:00am at GEHS.


The cost is $18. Registration is open through Sept. 14th at 3:00pm. You can drop off your cash/check payment in the front office to the bookkeeper, Louise Adamson or purchase in myschoolbucks.


**IMPORTANT: Oct. 13th is not a school day. This is the first day of P/T Conferences. As a result, transportation will not be provided.

411 on the Counseling Department

Johnson County Mental Health is hosting a Parent Connect series for information and learning opportunities from parenting experts and community presenters. Parent Connect focuses on families' strengths to help find solutions and encourage self care. Parent Connect is open to any parent/guardian living in Johnson County, Kansas.


Sept 21,2021 5:30 p.m. on Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/94073569863?pwd=ZlYxc2QwbEg4Q3FKcHJTaytzWUhpUT09#success


For the September session, three members of the LQBTQ community will join us to support caregivers gain insight into their children's experiences. A safe space for caregivers to ask those questions that might not come across well, but are well intended. Presenters include members of the gay and trans communities.


Any senior interested in meeting with a college representative sign up in the counseling office or contact Becky Pyle at 913-856-2617 or Pyleb@usd231.com. Visits will be from 1:04 - 1:30


9/15/21 - Wichita State

9/17/21 - Pitt State

9/23/21 - Rockhurst College

10/6/21 - University of Northern Iowa

10/8/21 - Lindenwood 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.


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

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

Krista Hart - 10-12/ H-O - hartk@usd231.com

Brett Misse - 10-12/P-Z - misseb@usd231.com

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GEHS Booster Club

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!! We are looking for help with our apparel table at our 4 home football games this year. Setup will start at 5:30 and we'll close up shop just after half-time. Table will be set up just inside the gate on the south end of the football field. Students are welcome to sign up for service hours.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B44ACAE2FA64-apparel8


Please click on the link below to help with concessions on 09/30/21 at the V/JV Volleyball Game. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B44ACAE2FA64-concessions3


If you're interested in becoming a member or volunteering to work an event, please e-mail request to gehsboosters@gmail.com. Please also like and follow our Facebook page to keep up-dated on events and information.

2021 Little Blazers Cheer Clinic

Each year the Gardner Edgerton High School Cheerleaders host a cheer camp for individuals in grades K-6. We are proud to say that GEHS cheerleaders have been hosting this camp and "Building Blazers" for over twenty years!

This program is divided into two parts: a clinic and a game.

On Wednesday, September 15th, we will host the clinic at GEHS from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm. Check In will be from 5:00 pm-5:30 pm in the MAC at GEHS. The cheerleaders will teach our Little Blazers chants and cheers.

On Friday, September 17th, the Little Blazers will attend the home football game versus Olathe South High School. They will be cheering on the track with the high school cheerleaders during the first quarter of the game.

The cost is $40 which includes a cheer t-shirt and bow to be used/worn at the game. One adult will be admitted for free the night of the game.

Please make checks payable to GEYCP

(All proceeds go to GEHS Cheer)

Registration deadline is Friday, September 10th. Click on the Link to register. https://bit.ly/3Dl1DQI

Please feel free to contact Coach Yockey (yockeyj@usd231.com) with any questions. Go Blazers!!!

Jostens

Mark your calendar for the upcoming GEHS Class Ring and new this year Letterman Jacket presentation that will be sent out Sept. 20th via link. Orders are due Oct. 5th.


Josten's will be sending out Cap and Gown information in Oct. and orders will be due the end of Oct. Keep a lookout for more Information.

Senior Portrait Make-Up Day

Attention Class of 2022 - Optional Senior Portrait Information:


Seniors have the option of submitting an appropriate picture of their choice for the yearbook. If you are not choosing that option Strawbridge is returning for make up pictures.


When: October 13th & 14th, by appointment only. Please use the following link to schedule your own appointment time.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4BAEAE2FA3FE3-gardner


Where: Wrestling Room at Gardner Edgerton HS


What: Includes Formal Yearbook Portraits, Indoor and Outdoor Casual Portraits, and Cap & Gown Portraits. Please wear your own “Business Attire” outfit for the Yearbook Photo. Tuxedos, Drapes and Cap & Gowns will be offered and provided.


Cost: $20.00 session fee. (Must be paid when scheduling your appointment time online, this

does not include the cost of photo packages).


Formal Yearbook Portraits: Please bring a “Business Attire” outfit of your liking to be

photographed for your yearbook portrait.


Cap & Gown Portraits: Please bring a low collared light color T-Shirt to wear underneath the

Cap & Gown.


Please bring 2 additional outfits of your choice for casual photography sessions. Personal

props are always welcomed.


Email addresses are required to receive digital proofs. Online proofs and ordering

information will be provided via email shortly after your photography session.


Please visit us at www.strawbridge.net for more information.

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ABOUT US

Principal - Frank Bell

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

Asst. Principal Gr. 10-12/ SPED Director - Melissa Veatch

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

Asst. Principal Gr. 9 / Activities Director- Michael Simpson