Schools and education

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.
Tonganoxie High open house and tours offered in advance of mali-in bond issue
06:00 a.m., July 24, 2019 Updated 06:56 p.m.
DLR Group and Tonganoxie USD 464 administrators will be available for tours and open houses at Tongaonxie High School in advance of the mail-in bond election next month.
Top honors for Tonganoxie High FCCLA
July 10, 2019
Tonganoxie High School graduated seniors and current THS students brought home various awards last week at the National Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Convention in Anaheim, Calif.
Tonganoxie USD 464 scheduling informational open houses for proposed new high school campus
July 10, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 will be offering informational meetings about the proposed $51.4 million bond issue that would fund an overhaul of the Tonganoxie High School campus. Stephanie Meyer with DLR Group spoke to the school board at Monday’s regular meeting about some plans for meetings and tours at THS for patrons, along with a series of mailers to educate the public on the proposed project.
Tonganoxie USD 464 to hear final word from state on election soon
June 26, 2019
The timeline for a mail-in ballot has been set for a proposed $51.4 million bond issue that would substantially upgrade the current Tonganoxie High School campus. The final step before that is final approval from the State Board of Education to move forward, which is expected early next week.
Turf project on schedule at Tonganoxie High’s Beatty Field; personnel recommendations approved
June 12, 2019
Though rain halted progress on the turf project in recent weeks, better construction weather has helped the field turf project at Beatty Field. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp said the project should be back on schedule for completion at the end of July or early August. He said a layer of rock likely will be the next step for the project, likely later this week.
Tonganoxie High track qualifies 9 individuals, 2 relays for state track meet
May 22, 2019
Calvin Morgan competed in the toughest Class 4A regional for the 3,200 meters. The Tonganoxie High senior’s time would have given him a regional champion at any of the other three 4A regionals, but Morgan finished fourth at the Abilene regional with a time of 10 minutes, 27.44 seconds.
Beatty Field renovations begin on Tonganoxie High School campus
May 18, 2019
The grass surface is all but gone at Beatty Field. Crews started prep work for the field, which will have artificial turf installed in during the next 2-3 months. Tonganoxie USD 464 board members unanimously approved installing field turf at the stadium. The cost of the project, per the contract with ATG Sports out of Andover, is $655,500. A few items included in the agreement are an eight-year base warranty of all base work, rock and drainage under the turf which guarantees against soft spots, low spots and drainage problems, along with a grooming device and a no-change-orders guarantee. That means the bid includes all items necessary for the project. Any additional would come if the district added additional scope to the project.
Tonganoxie High to send off 160 at graduation Saturday
May 17, 2019
The Tonganoxie High School gymnasium likely will be a packed house Saturday. Commencement exercises for the THS Class of 2019 will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the school’s gymnasium. The THS band will perform songs before graduation and then play the processional as 160 THS seniors will enter the gymnasium. Faculty will greet the class as they file in for the final time as high school students.
School physicals to be offered May 20 at Tonganoxie High
May 9, 2019
Tonganoxie middle and high school students can get their sports physicals later this month. LMH Health will be offering the physiclals 6-7 p.m. May 20 at the Tonganoxie High School gymnasium. Cost is $25 for each physical, which requires no appointment. Half of the money taken for the physicals will be donated to the atehletic training sports medicine budget for the Tonganoxie school district.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board OKs proposed bond plan, state paperwork
May 2, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 is moving closer to asking voters to consider a bond issue that would revamp the Tonganoxie High School campus and considerably change its landscape. A few members from the proposed bond issue’s vision team spoke to the school board at a special meeting monday with the vision committee’s suggestion for what the new school would encompass.
Tonganoxie High Class of 1969 to have special event alumni weekend
May 2, 2019
The Tonganoxie High School Class of 1969 is celebrating its 50th year reunion with additional festivities surrounding this year’s annual alumni banquet. Class activities will kick off with a social from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Friday at Flashbacks, Fourth and Main streets in downtown Tonganoxie. A pulled pork dinner will be served for $13 a plate.
Tonganoxie High Community Service Day now taking place Friday
May 2, 2019
Weather permitting, Tonganoxie High School students will be all over town helping with cleanup efforts and other tasks Friday. It’s is the annual THS Community Service Day, which was moved from today due to inclement weather. Community Service Day is an annual event that puts THS students into the community helping with various projects, including improvements to school campuses and yard work for elderly residents.
Tonganoxie Middle School to celebrate 10 years of Fine Arts Night on Thursday at school
May 2, 2019
Tonganoxie Middle School students wil be showcasing their talent Thursday at TMS. The TMS Fine Arts Night will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the middle school. Several activities will be taking place during the event. Guitar Club, Warrior Jazz Ensemble, vocal music classes, along with instrumental and vocal ensembles will perform in the TMS gymnasium.