Schools and education

National speaker to discuss bullying with Tonganoxie schools, community
January 18, 2017
National speaker coming to Tonganoxie to discuss bullying with community drate count for dinner, child care and seating. to register, go to or contact Tonya Phillips at or 913-416-1400. The community is encouraged to attend the evening presentation. Coles will finish up with more school interaction Jan. 27.
Tonganoxie USD 464 discusses mediation adviser
January 12, 2017
Tonganoxie USD 464 is exploring the use of a mediation service as it moves forward in collective bargaining between the school board and district teachers. Peggy A. McNeive with Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service spoke at Monday’s school board meeting. McNeive said her office is in Kansas City, Mo., and that she is available to the district to for training in different types of bargaining methods, both for board members and teachers.
Tonganoxie High takes second place at Washburn Math Day
January 4, 2017
Tonganoxie High School sent its first crew of students last month to Washburn University to compete in their Math Day competition. THS was second runner-up in the 4A division by a point.
Shoe drive helps youth shine in Tonganoxie
TMS students’ quest for service dog gets assist from classmates, school
December 27, 2016
An outpouring of shoe donations is expected to eventually pave Taylor McWilliams’ journey to Ohio. Taylor, a sixth-grader at Tonganoxie Middle School, has spina bifida and is susceptible to seizures. An Ohio non-profit organization, 4 Paws for Ability, specializes in service dogs with an emphasis on children and veterans.
Capturing Christmas spirit
December 21, 2016
A Tonganoxie Elementary School class collected a whopping 832 items to donate to Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank to help those in need this holiday season.
Courage for Cortney Night is tonight at Tonganoxie High basketball games
December 16, 2016
Area residents can help out a Tonganoxie resident battling a kidney condition with various fundraisers tonight at Tonganoxie High School. Courage for Cortney Night is taking place in conjunction with the THS home basketball games tonight against Piper. This fundraising event is to help provide financial needs to a high school student in our community who is suffering from kidney failure. Activities for the night include:
USD 464 agrees on teacher contracts
December 13, 2016
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board and its teachers have come to an agreement. The board, after 40 minutes of executive session with Superintendent Chris Kleidosty discussing negations and personnel, approved, 5-2, an agreement with teachers.
Barbecue drive to benefit Tonganoxie High student battling kidney condition
December 12, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School senior is battling a kidney condition, but fundraisers have been started to offset medical expenses and other costs.
Breakfast with Santa is Saturday at Tonganoxie Middle School
December 7, 2016
Youths can meet Kris Kringle, grab breakfast and make crafts all in one stop.
All for one and one for all at Tonganoxie’s Madrigal Feaste
December 7, 2016
It’s early December, which means a growing Tonganoxie tradition once again transformed Tonganoxie Middle School into a Renaissance Era castle. This past weekend was the 15th annual Madrigal Feaste, an event that continues to draw sellout performances for two nights only. It also serves as a reunion.
Do ye hear what I hear ye in Tonganoxie?
November 30, 2016
The Tonganoxie vocal music department will be welcoming noble lords and ladies to its “castle” Friday and Saturday in the Tonganoxie Middle School commons area. It’s time for the 13th annual Madrigal Feaste, as students entertain guests with music while a meal of wasseyle coppes, potage and farthing weight weate loaf, wilde board, streng bene and rosta botata and royal fruit tartes will be served.
Tonganoxie High graduate finalist for K-State entrepreneuership contest
November 17, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School graduate is part of one of 10 finalist teams in the 2016 Kansas State University Launch competition. The Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship has selected 10 student business venture ideas as finalists. Tyler O’Briant, Tonganoxie, and Sam Rozell, Manhattan, both seniors in electrical engineering, pitched the idea of Eyas, which will provide the first advanced police support quadcopter drone on the market.
Path to Panthers for Tonganoxie High cheerleader
November 16, 2016
Sidney Murphy didn’t have to do much searching for her next step after Tonganoxie High School. The THS senior, who is a member of the cheer squad, signed a national letter of intent last week to cheer at Neosho County Community College in Chanute. “I had a friend that went there,” Murphy explained. “The coach had contacted me about coming down for a visit… I really liked their campus. It was small like Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie teachers, USD 464 board still looking at contracts
November 16, 2016
A contract agreement for teachers in Tonganoxie USD 464 continues to be up in the air. More than 50 people — mostly district teachers — attended Monday’s regular school board meeting to voice concerns about the current proposal. Both the board and district teachers are working to come to an agreement over the contract.
Audience wide awake for Tonganoxie High’s ‘Drowsy Chaperone’
November 16, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School drama and music departments had audiences in stitches this past weekend. The departments presented “The Drowsy Chaperone: The Musical within a Comedy” Thursday through Sunday.