Schools and education

Gambino’s donates supplies to Tonganoxie school district
August 17, 2022
Gambino’s Pizza recently donated school supplies it collected for the Tonganoxie USD 464 school district. Owners Ryan and Jamie Boden delivered the items Monday.
First State Bank & Trust donates nearly $25K to Tonganoxie USD 464 through debit card program
August 17, 2022
First State Bank and Trust employees present a check for $24,828.30 to Tonganoxie USD 464 school board members Monday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Genesis Schools start 2022-23 school year today
August 17, 2022
Genesis Schools is set to start a new academic year today.
Tongie Tailgate is Friday
Classes get started for some Tonganoxie USD 464 students Thursday
August 17, 2022
The annual Tongie Tailgate back-to-school event is almost here. The event will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Beatty Field on the Tonganoxie High School campus. Students and teams from the three district schools will be recognized during the event. Hot dogs and refreshments also will be served.
Tongie Tailgate is set for Aug. 19
August 10, 2022
The annual Tongie Tailgate back-to-school event will be 5-7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Beatty Field on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board holds line on 2023 budget
August 10, 2022
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school district will have a slight decrease in its mill rate for 2023. The school board approved a budget to be published that carries a mill levy rate of up to 62.383 mills. That’s down slightly from the 2022 rate of 62.390 and 2021 (62.582).
Tonganoxie USD 464 hires from within, names new THS principal and AD
July 21, 2022
Tonganoxie High School’s new administrative team officially became complete earlier this month when they were approved at a board meeting July 6. Cody Witte, who has been the activities director/assistant principal the past two years, is the new THS principal. He replaces Mark Farrar, who stepped down after nine years in Tonganoxie, first as Tonganoxie Middle School principal and then THS principal. A longtime TMS teacher will now step into Witte’s role as activities director and also will take the helm of a new position: dean of students. Josey Eastes will have the dual roles after 13 years at TMS as seventh-grade social studies teacher.
Food service program wraps up next week for summer at Tongnaoxie Elementary School
July 13, 2022
Tonganoxie USD 464 Food Service free summer meals at Tonganoxie Elementary School will be concluding next week.
Tonganoxie, McLouth trap shooting teams compete at state
THS also finishes 2nd in conference while MHS wins individual titles in novice division
June 29, 2022
The Tonganoxie High trap shoot team finished up its first state appearance earlier this year, but will be targeting more success in 2022-23 when the team can compete in both the fall and spring seasons.
Food service program continues at Tonganoxie Elementary School for youths up to 18
June 29, 2022
Tonganoxie USD 464 Food Service again is offering free meals this summer at Tonganoxie Elementary School. The curbside grab-and-go program is open to youths ages 1-18 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Monday pickups consist of two breakfasts and two lunches per youth, while Wednesday is three breakfasts and three lunches per student.
Food service program continues at Tonganoxie Elementary School for youths up to 18
June 22, 2022
Tonganoxie USD 464 Food Service again is offering free meals this summer at Tonganoxie Elementary School. The curbside grab-and-go program is open to youths ages 1-18 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Monday pickups consist of two breakfasts and two lunches per youth, while Wednesday is three breakfasts and three lunches per student.
Tonganoxie High trap shooting team preparing for state competition, invites familly and friends for exhibition rounds
May 25, 2022
The Tonganoxie High trap shooting team is preparing for its first state tournament later this month near Sedgwick, but invited family and friends Sunday for a closer look at trap shooting Sunday.
Tongnoxie USD 464 board approves personnel
May 20, 2022
Personnel recommendations were approved at the Tonganoxie USD 464 school board meeting May 9 at the Tonganoxie Elementary School library.
Tonganoxie High seniors to graduate Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park
May 20, 2022
Diplomas will be received Saturday as Tonganoxie High seniors will go from students to alumni. Commencement exercises will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. Nearly 140 12th-graders are in the THS Class of 2022.
Tonganoxie Elementary School Fine Arts Night is today at TES
May 12, 2022
Tonganoxie Elementary School is having its Fine Arts Night from 5:30-7 p.m. today at TES, 1180 S. East St. The art exhibit will feature works of TES students in grades K-5. There also will be a photo booth, a Chorister concert and other music performances.

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