Schools and education

Tonganaoxie FFA plant sales will be next week
April 16, 2021
It’s time to spruce up flower beds and gardens and Tonganoxie FFA will be offering some help with that through its plant sales next week at the THS greenhouse.
Tonganoxie FFA wins proficiency awards
March 24, 2021
Tonganoxie FFA members won two East Central proficiency awards recently.
Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad to compete at state
March 24, 2021
The Tonganoxie High School’s Science Olympiad team will compete at state beginning Friday. THS qualified for state based on its showing at the Northeast Regional, which took place over the course of two weeks in late February and early March.
VFW presents essay, teacher awards at Tonganoxie USD 464 school board meeting
March 18, 2021
VFW members recognized Tonganoxie High students and faculty during this month’s regular Tonganoxie USD 464 school board meeting. Jim Karleskint and Andy Burke with the VFW Post 9271 presented Patriots Pen essay awards to Tonganoxie Middle School students and Voice of Democracy essay winners to Tonganoxie High School students.
Established memorial 5K to also honor memory of TMS principal next month
March 3, 2021
The Tonganoxie High School cross country program is hosting a fifth annual School 2 School Memorial 5K starting at 9 a.m. April 10 at Tonganoxie High School.
Bitter temps cause closures early in week
February 17, 2021
The prolonged bitter temperatures in recent days forced Tonganoxie USD 464 to cancel classes for a fourth consecutive school day as the city of Tonganoxie also postponed a meeting due to the inclement weather.
Classes canceled again for Wednesday in Tonganoxie school district
February 16, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 has canceled classes for a fourth consecutive day. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp announced Tuesday evening that classes again would not be in session Wednesday. Concerns about the potential for more snow and slick roads, as well as rolling blackouts, factored into the decision.
Tonganoxie USD 464 cancels 3rd consecutive school day due to weather; Genesis Christian Academy also cancels Tuesday classes
02:07 p.m., February 15, 2021 Updated 03:27 p.m.
The prolonged bitter temperatures are forcing Tonganoxie USD 464 to cancel classes for a third consecutive school day. District officials announced Monday morning that classes again would not be in session Tuesday due to inclement weather. Friday classes were canceled Thursday due to the impending low temperatures and then Monday’s classes were canceled Sunday as the cold spell pushed on through the weekend.
Tonganoxie USD 464 classes canceled Friday due to anticipated inclement weather
February 11, 2021
Students in Tonganoxie USD 464 won’t have classes Friday. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp announced Thursday afternoon that schools have been canceled due to inclement weather.
Tonganoxie school board approves new stadium lights at Beatty Field
February 10, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 will be adding new lights to its outdoor sports complex. The school board approved a bid from Musco for $288,000 for new lights, poles and speaker brackets at Beatty Field. Capital Electric will be involved in the project as well.
Services Thursday for Tonganoxie Middle School principal; district cancels TMS classes for that day
January 27, 2021
Students and staff are mourning the loss of a longtime Tonganoxie Middle School administrator. Funeral services for TMS principal Mark Altman are Thursday in Kansas City, Kan. There will be no school Thursday at the middle school, while Tonganoxie High School students will have a “remote learning day” Thursday. The elementary school will have a regular school day.
Remarkable Turnaround’ at state: Tonganoxie High debate nabs 2-speaker medals, just misses out on more hardware as 4-speaker takes 4th
January 20, 2021
Tonganoxie High School experienced a pretty big weekend during the Class 4A state debate championships and just missed a trophy and additional medals in the process. The 4-speaker team advanced to state by nabbing the final spot at regionals and then turned around and finished fourth overall at state. THS coach Steve Harrell said the team lost by a single ballot, and missed out on second and third places by tiebreakers. Tonganoxie advanced to state with an overall losing record at regionals, but the team regrouped in advance of state Friday and Saturday. Lyons High School hosted the virtual tournament. Harrell said assistant coach Matthew Christensen worked with the affirmative team on a new case and “moved some kids around.”
Tonganoxie High debate team to compete at state Friday
January 15, 2021
Tonganoxie High debate teams members will take another shot at a state title this weekend. THS placed fourth at a Class 4A regional last month. The meet took place Dec. 18 and 19. As had also been the case throughout the fall season, regionals were held through a virtual format.
Tonganoxie school district returns to in-person learning
January 6, 2021
In-person learning in Tonganoxie USD 464 returned Tuesday. The school district suspended in-person learning in November amid rising COVID-19 numbers and limited staff due to pandemic quarantine protocols, challenges that affected districts statewide as an unprecedented 2020 pushed to its final weeks.
Tonganoxie USD 464 moving forward with winter extracurriculars
December 2, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464 will allow some in-person extracurricular activities, most notably winter sports, the school board decided during a lengthy special meeting Monday in front of more than 60 attendees. Many in the crowd were student-athletes and parents, along with some teachers and building administrators.

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