Schools and education

Tonganoxie USD 464 candidate questionnaire: Kaija Baldock
April 6, 2015
Kaija Baldock is running for Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board Position 2.
State lifts avian flu restrictions in Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties
April 6, 2015
The Kansas Department of Agriculture reports it has completed surveillance and testing of backyard flocks of poultry in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties and lifted the movement restrictions for the quarantined area.
Scientifically speaking
March 26, 2015
The Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad team continues to make a name for itself on the state level. “Our first year at state, they didn’t know how to pronounce Tonganoxie,” said Christine Biel, one of the team’s coaches. “They mispronounced it 20 times. “But now that we’ve been there awhile, they know how to pronounce Tonganoxie.”
Local attorney faces incumbent in school board race
Brusven, Truesdell in race for Position 1
March 20, 2015
Position 1 is among four contested seats in this spring’s Tonganoxie USD 464 election. Incumbent Diane Truesdell faces challenger Amelia Brusven in the race. Here’s a closer look at both candidates.
Tonganoxie candidates gather for forum
07:41 a.m., March 18, 2015 Updated 04:59 p.m.
Finances dominated Saturday’s candidate forum at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home. Candidates vying for Tonganoxie City Council and Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board seats gave speeches about themselves and then answered questions.
Bill would prohibit public agencies and schools in Kansas from collecting union dues
March 12, 2015
Business groups are urging Kansas lawmakers to pass a bill that would prohibit state and local government agencies, including school districts, from using their payroll systems to collect union dues.
Tonganoxie USD 464 lays out reasons for principal’s termination
March 9, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board has laid out the reasons for terminating its high school principal’s contract. Board members voted, 7-0, on a resolution to terminate the contract based on financial and computer misuse, as well as misrepresentation in attempting to obtain a school administrator’s license for another employee.
McLouth High baseketball teams’ seasons end at sub-state
March 5, 2015
The McLouth High boys and girls basketball seasons have concluded. Competing in a play-in game for a Class 2A sub-state basketball tournament, the MHS lost to Heritage Christian Academy from Olathe, 40-38, Saturday afternoon in Olathe.
Another viable senior living option in Tonganoxie?
TES buildings future could include apartments, rec commission home
February 23, 2015
What has been a hub of activity for Tonganoxie children for several years could become a prime locale for senior citizens. The current Tonganoxie Elementary School campus, which takes up two city blocks from Second to Fourth streets near downtown, will be moving to a new building later this year near Tonganoxie Middle School.
Police were on scene when Tonganoxie principal left campus; sheriff’s office conducting investigation
Chief says law enforcement presence common procedure
February 17, 2015
Tonganoxie police were at Tonganoxie High School to assist with former principal Jamie Carlisle’s departure. But Chief Jeff Brandau said that oftentimes is standard protocol for government agencies to have law enforcement present in such cases. Brandau referred to it as “civil standby,” something some officers also do for private businesses when off duty.
Carlisle no longer Tonganoxie High principal
February 10, 2015
Jamie Carlisle no longer is principal at Tonganoxie High School.
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.”