Schools and education

Tonganoxie USD 464 board to meet later this month to hash out budget
July 11, 2018
Board members will discuss a proposed budget with new Superintendent Loren Feldkamp at a special meeting later this month. The board scheduled the special session for 6 p.m. July 30 at the Tonganoxie Elementary School library. The meeting is open to the public. Board members will decide whether to approve the proposed budget. A budget hearing will take place next month before the board gives final approval of the budget for 2018-19.
Early morning vehicle accident claims life of May Tonganoxie High graduate
June 15, 2018
An 18-year-old who graduated last month from Tonganoxie High School died in an overnight vehicle accident early Friday morning. Dalton Richard Hull, who has a Lawrence address, was driving about 2:25 a.m. Friday west on Loring Road in southern Leavenworth County when his Ford Mustang struck a parked vehicle on the side of the road. Hull’s Mustang flipped over on its top after impact.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board approves resignations
June 13, 2018
Resignations also were approved at Monday’s meeting. The latest resignations are: Kassandra Dehoff, THS family and consumer science teacher; Juliet Ford, TES physical education; Kelly Staples, TES paraprofessional
Work agreements approved at Tonganoxie school board meeting
June 13, 2018
The board approved work agreements for new hires in the district.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board honors interim superintendent
June 13, 2018
Tonganoxie Board President Jim Bothwell noted at the end of the meeting that Monday’s regular meeting would be the final one with Tonya Phillips as interim superintendent.
Tonganoxie USD 464 school board holding off on transportation decision
June 13, 2018
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board has opted to continue with its current bus system and not hire an outside company to handle transporation services for the district. Members were in agreement that any decision should come with more information about the district’s current arrangement. The district has always owned and operated its own fleet.
School funding headed upward, Karleskint tells Tonganoxie USD 464 board
June 13, 2018
Kansas school districts should be getting more funding in the coming years, according to one of Tonganoxie’s representatives at the Statehouse.
Dynamic Doodler: Tonganoxie students Google entry named best in Kansas; online voting ends May 18
May 10, 2018
Google representatives kept Tonganoxie Elementary School students in suspense as long as they could Thursday during an assembly at the TES gymnasium. A TES student was named the Kansas winner of this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest, but who in the crowd was the winner? Googlers, as the employees called themselves, unveiled clues one by one. The winner likes cats. Her favorite color is purple. She is in Kalli Kruse’s fifth-grade class.*
Tonganoxie High vocal programs qualify several students for state festival
April 21, 2018
The Tonganoxie High School Band came home with nine “I” ratings, seven “II” ratings and a “III” rating at the KSHSAA Regional Music Festival. Soloists receiving “I” ratings and qualifying for state were Carmen Snyder, Lauryn Jimenez, Savannah Adams, Sofia Romero, Julia Westrich, Jasmine Sejnoha, Allison Williams and Jose Monarrez.
Tonganoxie school board names Valley Falls superintendent to USD 464 post; Phillips to be assistant superintendent
April 17, 2018
An administrator with nearly 40 years in education has been named the next superintendent for Tonganoxie USD 464. The school board approved, 5-1, the hire of Loren Feldkamp as the district’s next superintendent. The contract is for two years starting July 1. The board also approved, 6-0, to hire Tonya Phillips as assistant superintendent for a one-year contract.
Tonganoxie USD 464 to meet again tonight at District Administrative Office
April 16, 2018
The Tonganoxie school board again will meet tonight in executive session at the USD 464 District Administrative Office, 330 E U.S. Highway 24-40 near the high school following last week’s interviews with superintendent candidates.
Tonganoxie superintendent candidate meet-and-greets discussed; personnel moves approved; board members complete training
April 12, 2018
Tonganoxie USD 464 welcomes district residents to a meet-and-greet with superintendent candidates today and tomorrow. Candidates will be available noon-1 p.m. today and Thursday at the Tonganoxie Elementary School library. The schedule, though, struck a chord with Board Member Michelle McGhee. She said at Monday’s board meeting she had heard from constituents unhappy with the time slots, as evening would be a more opportune time.
Tonganoxie High Science Olympiad team wins 4th straight small-school state title
10:59 a.m., April 11, 2018 Updated 12:01 a.m.
Tonganoxie Interim Superintendent Tonya Phillips joked at Monday’s USD 464 school board meeting that some Tonganoxie High School students were a bit late to prom Saturday, but it was for good reason. Those THS students brought home a fourth straight state title in Science Olympiad in the small-school division.
Public invited to meet Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent candidates
April 10, 2018
The public is invited for a meet and greet with candidates for Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent this week. The events will be noon-1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Tonganoxie Elementary School library.
Night of Knights is Friday at Tonganoxie’s Genesis Christian Academy
April 5, 2018
Genesis Christian Academy’s big fundraiser is coming later this week. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the GCA gymnasium, 204 Washington St. in Tonganoxie. Silent and live auctions, raffles and door prizes will be offered, along with various entertainment. Visitors could win an autographed basketball from the University of Kansas men’s basketball team that just finished its season at the Final Four and an autographed football from the Kansas State University football team.

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