Schools and education

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.
Genesis Schools reporting sizable enrollment jumps at academy, preschool
August 25, 2021
Genesis Christian Academy is experiencing a jump of nearly 30 students in enrollment from last year. GCA has 70 students in grades K-6 this year. That’s up from 43 a year ago, according to Denise Bixby, academy coordinator. Classes started a week ago at Genesis.
Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent asking anyone in district buildings to mask up starting Monday
August 22, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 will be asking that people wear masks while inside district buildings effective Monday. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp’s recommendation to move away from optional masks was shared Sunday night on social media.
PHOTOS: Tongie Tailgate at Beatty Field
August 21, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 brought back its Tongie Tailgate after a one-year hiatus due to the earlier stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tonganoxie USD 464 back-to-school event Friday at Beatty Field
August 18, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 is bringing back its back-to-school event this Friday. Food will be served starting at 5 p.m. at Beatty Field. At 5:30 p.m., rosters will be announced for Tonganoxie middle and high school fall teams, along with band, cheer and dance. The school district will provide hot dogs, chips, cookies and water for the tailgate celebration at the district stadium.
Genesis Christian Academy opens school today
August 18, 2021
Today is the first day of classes at Genesis Christian Academy.
Tonganoxie school board approves personnel moves
August 11, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 school board members approved personnel recommendations at Monday’s regular meeting at the Tonganoxie Elementary School Library.
Enrollment dates set for next week for Tonganoxie USD 464?
August 5, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 enrollment is happening this week for the 2021-22 school year.
Tonganoxie FFA adviser earns teacher of year award
August 4, 2021
Tonganoxie High School FFA adviser Beth Schartz was selected as the 2021 Kansas Association of Career and Technical Educators New Teacher of the Year.
Tonganoxie High FFA team ranks among top teams at horse judging event in Oklahoma City
August 4, 2021
Tonganoxie High School FFA members won team awards Monday at the AQHYA Horse Judging Contest at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show. The THS team placed first in the halter division, ninth in performance division and 11th in reasons division. The team’s overall ranking was 11th.
Sign of the times: Beatty Field marker facelift is latest upgrade at Tonganoxie stadium
July 22, 2021
Major upgrades at Beatty Field have allowed the grass to be greener year-round and the stadium to shine brighter at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Main Street. More cosmetic changes are in the works to tie in the facility with the Tonganoxie High campus overhaul that is taking place to the west.
Tonganoxie school board approves personnel hires
July 15, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 school board members approved personnel recommendations at Monday’s meeting.
Leavenworth County Fair officials hoping for big return after pandemic forces hiatus
July 14, 2021
The Leavenworth County Fair has been a staple of Tonganoxie summers for 95 years. The COVID-19 pandemic put that annual happening, like so many other things, on hiatus in 2020. But the livestock shows and carnival rides and fair fare — funnel cakes and corn dogs and other deep-fried goodness — will be in full force as the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds are expected to bustle again later this month.

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