Schools and education

Tonganoxie VFW recognizes local essay winners
Local students also district finalists
January 27, 2015
Several Tonganoxie students were recognized for their essays entries in this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars writing contests. The national contests are known as the Voice of Democracy at the high school level and Patriot’s Pen at the middle school level.
Tonganoxie High debate takes 3rd at state
January 22, 2015
Tonganoxie High School is adding more accolades to its debate program’s list of achievements. THS placed third at the Class 4A state four-speaker debate tournament in El Dorado. The team also recorded a fourth-place finish in two-speaker debate.
Tonganoxie educator one of Kansas’ best
TES teacher earns statewide award
January 15, 2015
Nichole Gurwell has an interesting approach to teaching, according to Ty Poehl, Tonganoxie Elementary School principal. “It’s kind of like you take someone who is already an excellent teacher, but also has the attributes of a Nickelodeon producer,” Poehl said. “She knows what kids like.”
Kansas court orders more state spending on schools
December 30, 2014
A state district court panel has ruled that Kansas isn’t spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education for every child.
Tonganoxie fundraiser at The Jewel raises $500
Money benefits Food 4 Friends
December 16, 2014
Children in need in Tonganoxie USD 464 will be getting more helping hands this holiday season, thanks to a drive at a local event.
Planning for longtime Tonganoxie building’s future
Modernization of current TES could cost more than $3 million
December 16, 2014
As the new Tonganoxie Elementary School continues to take shape near Tonganoxie Middle School, the future of the longtime elementary school at Fourth and Shawnee streets continues to be discussed. With it comes some potentially large price tags.
Hear ye, hear ye, from Tonganoxie
Limited seats still available for annual Madrigal Feaste
December 3, 2014
A ye olde tradition is back for another year. The Madrigal Feaste, the longstanding event the Tonganoxie middle and high school music departments showcase, will be Friday and Saturday at the Tonganoxie Middle School commons area.
Chicken, bacon, turkey drizzled in chocolate
Tonganoxie second-graders write about how they would prepare a turkey
November 26, 2014
Editor’s note: Students in Kendra Schobert’s second-grade class at Tonganoxie Elementary School recently wrote recipes for how they would prepare a turkey. Here’s a look at some of those interesting recipes:
Helping hands for holidays in Tonganoxie
Backpack Program helps Tonganoxie students in need of food
November 25, 2014
Tonganoxie Elementary School counselor Katie Welsh situates food in boxes on the couch in her office.
How to catch a turkey, according to TES first-graders
November 24, 2014
Editor’s note: Students in Michelle Smith’s first-grade class at Tonganoxie Elementary School had a writing assignment providing instructions about how to catch a turkey. Here are some of their answers. Shiah: First, hide and catch the turkey in a net. Second, shoot it with a bow. Last, pull the feathers. Then cook the turkey and eat it.
Reilly signs with K-State rowing team
November 21, 2014
Entering last summer, Tonganoxie High senior Grace Reilly was focused on continuing her soccer career at the collegiate level.
Backpack Buddies program in need of food
November 19, 2014
Organizers for Backpack Buddies are in need of food donations.
Tonganoxie High School staging ‘South Pacific’
November 14, 2014
The Tonganoxie High School theater and music departments will present their fall musical through Sunday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the THS campus.
Tonganoxie, McLouth set for annual homecoming festivities
October 3, 2014
Familiar faces are expected to return to both Tonganoxie and McLouth this weekend. High schools of both communities are celebrating homecoming this week, with both crowning homecoming royalty during Friday’s respective football games. Here’s a closer look at what’s being planned at both schools:
Tonganoxie USD 464 Education Foundation Hall of fame inductees to be recognized Oct. 3
September 16, 2014
The Tonganoxie USD 464 Education Foundation will induct four more members into its hall of fame early next month.

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