Schools and education

Holiday planner 2021: Madrigal Feaste making its return with 2 shows this weekend
December 9, 2021
It’s almost time to step back in time for a longstanding Tonganoxie tradition.
Tonganoxie USD 464 begins online auction for THS kitchen equipment; community giveaway day for other items also set
November 23, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 is auctioning off various kitchen equipment as the district gets ready for the move to the new academic learning center and construction begins on the next phase of the project. USD 464 also will be giving away some furniture and other items in late December during two sessions, with the first to be open to community groups, churches, daycare and the like and the second to the general public. The cafeteria equipment liquidation auction started this past week and will end at 5 p.m. Dec. 18. Kuiken Auctions is running the auction. It can be viewed at Winning auction items must be picked up at THS the next day Dec. 19.
Tonganoxie to present ‘Cinderella’ this week; McLouth to perform variety of shows next week
November 10, 2021
Tonganoxie and McLouth high school theater departments are preparing for their fall productions. Tonganoxie will present “Cinderella” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8 to the general public and $5 for students and senior citizens.
Masks optional for some: Tonganoxie USD 464 school board votes to lift mandate at THS; lower grades could see change with December meeting
November 10, 2021
Tonganoxie High School will go to masks optional in buildings beginning today. Tonganoxie middle and elementary schools will continue with mask mandates for now, though the school board could change that with its next meeting in December.
Fall Festival is Friday at Genesis Schools in Tonganoxie
October 21, 2021
Genesis Schools will have its big fall fundraiser later this week. Genesis’ Fall Festival will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at the school, 204 Washington St. Vendors, food and games all will be featured at the school’s event. And, Around the Horn Training will have a doubles cornhole tournament. To register and for more information, visit or call Brad at 913-416-8215.
Final Tonganoxie Farmers Market night of the season is Thursday
October 13, 2021
The Tonganoxie Farmers Market is about to wrap up its first season later this week. Shoppers will have a final chance to browse and purchase from 5-8 p.m. this Thursday outside the Tonganoxie Public Library, 217 E. Fourth St. The farmers market took place every Thursday starting in mid-May.
Tonganoxie FFA qualifies for nationals in land events
October 13, 2021
Tonganoxie High FFA members are headed to nationals after competing Sept. 30 at the Northeast Area State Land and Homesite competition near Onaga. THS members won the land portion of the competition, earning them a spot at the national competition in May.
Tonganoxie USD 464 enrollment in line with 2020-21
October 12, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464’s official Sept. 20 headcount was 1,904 for the school district, Assistant Superintendent Tonya Phillips reported at Monday’s regular school board meeting.
USD 464 Education Foundation to honor Hall of Fame, Alumni Achievement inductees for 2020, 2021 as part of homecoming festivities Friday
October 8, 2021
The Tonganoxie USD 464 Education Foundation is inducting the 11th and 12th classes into the Education Hall of Fame on Friday. Criteria considered by the selection committee include outstanding service to the district by teachers, administrators and staff; outstanding contributions to education in our community by school board members and other citizens; and outstanding achievements in the field of education by alumni.
Tonganoxie High Auto Tech students to put on 5th annual car and bike show Saturday
October 6, 2021
Tonganoxie High Shool Auto Tech will host its fifth annual car and bike show Saturday. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the THS parking lot, with judging to start at 11 a.m. The student-organized event celebrates the auto tech students’ passion for cars and bikes.
Tonganoxie High homecoming week gets started
04:50 p.m., October 4, 2021 Updated 11:52 a.m.
It’s time for “Lights, Camera, Action” in Tonganoxie. That’s the homecoming theme this week at Tonganoxie High School. Festivities kicked off with Marvel Monday on the first theme day of Homecoming 2021.
McLouth celebrating homecoming this week; Tonganoxie festivities are next week
September 29, 2021
McLouth High School is celebrating homecoming this week. Students got festivities started Monday with the first of five dress-up days.
Gambino’s matches donations in school supplies drive for Tonganoxie schools
August 25, 2021
Gambino’s in Tonganoxie collected school supply donations, matched the donations and then gave them to Tonganoxie schools recently. Gambino’s owners Ryan and Jamie Boden delivered school supplies to Tonya Phillips, Tonganoxie USD 464 assistant superintendent, and Denise Bixby, academy coordinator for Genesis Schools.
Festivals coming next month to Tonganoxie
August 25, 2021
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Tonganoxie Days took place on the second Saturday in June. Now the event will be in September, as this year’s festivities will be Sept. 17 and 18 in downtown Tonganoxie. The event also will have a sunflower feel in honor of the Sunflower Stroll, which had been another Tonganoxie festival in September in recent years.
Masks again mandatory in Tonganoxie USD 464 buildings
August 25, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 is requiring masks be worn inside all campus buildings a few days after starting the school year as mask optional. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp’s recommendation to move away from optional masks was shared Sunday night on social media.