Schools and education

Tonganoxie High students represent FreeState at DC event
August 21, 2019
Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is an opportunity to take part in a program that promotes life skills that today’s generation value, including building relationships, developing leadership skills and preparing them for their futures.
Fall practice starts Monday for Tonganoxie, McLouth teams
August 14, 2019
It’s almost here: a new fall sports season. Tonganoxie and McLouth teams will begin fall practices Monday. Tonganoxie High will begin a new season for cross country, football, boys soccer, volleyball and girls golf.
Tonganoxie FFA officer attends conference
August 14, 2019
Demi Hull of the Tonganoxie FFA Chapter participated in the Kansas FFA District Officer’s Conference on Saturday and Sunday at the Marriott Convention Center in Junction City. Hull serves as the East Central District Treasurer.
Yeah band (camp)! Tonganoxie High Marching Chieftains sharpen skills during practice week
August 14, 2019
Tonganoxie High School Marching Band members got to break in the new turf at Beatty Field this past week. THS band director Charles Van Middelsworth led his students in this year’s band camp. Van Middlesworth said that 82 THS students participated in this year’s camp, which took place Aug. 5-9 at THS. The members split time with practice between the THS band room and the football field.
Tonganoxie USD 464 approves personnel recommendations at Aug. 12 meeting
August 14, 2019
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board approved personnel recommendations during Monday’s regular meeting.
High school bond issue mail-in ballots being sent out this week; voter registration ends 5 p.m. Thursday
August 13, 2019
If residents within the Tonganoxie USD 464 district lines aren’t already registered to vote, they have utnil 5 p.m. tomorrow to do so in advance of the school bond mail-in election. Ballots will be sent out Friday for a special Tonganoxie USD 464 bond election that will determine the future of the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Tonganoxie USD 464 revamps 2019-20 budget; mill rate in line with current year
August 13, 2019
The mill rate now is at 60.343, which is a slight decrease from the actual 2018-19 number of 60.415. The board originally approved a mill rate of 60.876 at a recent meeting, but district officials were able to make some changes to get the rate down.
Tonganoxie golf tourney fundraiser to be played at Falcon Lakes
August 8, 2019
The fourth annual Tonganoxie Golf Tournament is coming up in late August. This year’s event will start at 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at Falcon Lakes. Proceeds from the four-person scramble will benefit Tonganoxie High School golf, basketball and softball programs. Forms are available on the school website, tong464.org.
Tonganoxie USD 464 Education Foundation offering NFL PLay Along contest
August 8, 2019
The Tonganoxie USD 464 Education Foundation is offering some added incentives to follow the National Football League this fall. The foundation is selling NFL Play Along tickets for the upcoming season. Funds raised will be used to support USD 464 schools, teachers and students. A $25 donation buys a single Play Along ticket good for the 17 weeks of the regular NFL season. Each ticket is unique with three different teams every week whose scores are added to determine a winner.
Chieftain Singers chosen for statewide education workshop
August 8, 2019
The Chieftain Singers vocal group at Tonganoxie High School has been selected to perform at the Kansas Music Educators Associations In-Service Workshop in February. The event also is where the Kansas All-State Choirs, Bands and Orchestras perform. There also will be workshops for all music educators across the state. Officials selected Tonganoxie from a group of top choirs, making the Chieftain Singers the first USD 464 performance group to earn the honor. The Chieftain Singers will be performing in front of music educators who teach at K-12 and college levels. THS vocal director Tom Gifford submitted an audition recording this past spring for the workshop. The Chieftain Singers will perform for 30 minutes at the workshop starting at 1 p.m. Feb. 28.
Ballots 101: All the information for the USD 464 mail-in election
August 8, 2019
Ballots will be sent out next week for a special Tonganoxie USD 464 bond election that will determine the future of the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Final high school bond issue informational meeting is Saturday at Tonganoxie’s Chieftain Room
August 1, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 patrons will have a final opportunity to attend an informational meeting and open house in advance of the mail-in bond election this weekend at Tonganoxie High School.
Final Tonganoxie USD 464 bond issue informational meeting for proposed high school is Saturday
July 31, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 patrons will have a final opportunity to attend an informational meeting and open house in advance of the mail-in bond election this weekend at Tonganoxie High School. DLR Group and Tonganoxie USD 464 administrators will be available for tours and open houses, as well as to answer questions about the proposed $51.4 million bond issue 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Chieftain Room on the THS east campus.
Tonganoxie Elementary School at-risk preschool program to be offered for 2019-20 school year
July 25, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 will be offering an At-Risk preschool program for 4-year-olds for the 2019-20 school year at Tonganoxie Elementary School.
Tonganoxie High teacher named one of top teachers to follow on Instagram
July 25, 2019
Marco Learning has named a Tonganoxie High School teacher as one of “Five Teacher You Should Follow on Instagram.” THS teacher Matt Beat, who has made many YouTube videos about various presidents, Supreme Court cases and even one on why there is a Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., has made the list.

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