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Tonganoxie High volleyball wins Senior Night, prepares for substate
October 19, 2017
Substate approaches this weekend at Piper, but the Tonganoxie High volleyball team had some final tuneups before the postseason. Tonganoxie won a four-set match against Turner on Oct. 10 in Kansas City, Kan. The Chieftains outlasted the Golden Bears, 25-10, 24-26, 25-20, 25-12.
Linwood News: Adult fairy gardens
October 19, 2017
The Linwood Library is bringing fairy gardens to an adult audience with its fairy garden workshop, which starts at noon Saturday. Registration is required for the event. Participants will need to bring their own container, but the library will supply dirt, some plants, and guidance. Participants may bring any extras they desire. Admission is free.
McLouth Happenings: Library offerings; Haunted Hayride; Festival of Trees
October 19, 2017
Enjoy the ride of your life on the Threshers Lair Haunted Hayride the next two Saturdays at the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds. The hayrides are 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday and then again a week later on Oct. 28. Cost is $10 per person; $5 for children ages 6 and younger.
Tonganoxie soccer seeks unbeaten mark
October 19, 2017
The Tonganoxie High football team keeps pushing toward an undefeated regular season, but the Chieftains still have tests against Piper and archrival Basehor-Linwood that will determine the team’s record as THS looks to make a playoff run. For their counterparts on the pitch, the THS boys soccer team has one more match in the regular season — Senior Night on Thursday at home against Kansas City Christian.
Common Core standards soon to be thing of past in Kansas
October 19, 2017
The Common Core educational standards for reading and math, long a source of intense political controversy, will soon go by the wayside in Kansas. But they aren’t going away because of political opposition or the continuous demands from conservatives to have them repealed. Instead, they are being updated and replaced on the regular seven-year cycle that applies to all educational standards in the state. “I think it was mostly widely spread misunderstandings of what it was all about,” Kansas State Board of Education member Ken Willard, a Hutchinson Republican, said about the controversy. “Because if you listened to the criticisms, it was criticizing the sex education standards, things that the Common Core standards required a bunch of controversial readings and all that sort of thing. There really wasn’t anything to that, that I could find.”
Tonganoxie school district to pay Kleidosty through January
October 19, 2017
Tonganoxie USD 464 will pay Chris Kleidosty through the end of January 2018. The board approved Kleidosty’s resignation at the Oct. 9 meeting, with Board Member Phillip Welsh voting against the resignation. After the vote was taken, former board member Diane Truesdell, who was in the audience, asked about when the resignation went into effect.
Tonganoxie USD 464 reports slight increase in enrollment
October 19, 2017
Tonganoxie USD 464’s enrollment numbers are up from 2016-17. Tonganoxie’s enrollment as of Sept. 20, the official date for Kansas school districts to submit their enrollment numbers, was 1,976. That’s an increase of 13 students from Sept. 20, 2016.
THS Auto Tech Class Car and Bike Show is Saturday at high school
October 19, 2017
The Tonganoxie High School Auto Tech Class Car and Bike Show is almost here. Students are organizing the event, which will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21 at THS. Registration is 8-10:30 a.m. Entry fees are $10 for students and $15 for adults. Pre-regisration cost is $12 for adults. There also will be food for sale and various booths. Proceeds from the event will benefit the auto tech class. For more information, email or call 913-416-1400, ext. 2051.