Schools and education

Tonganoxie school board begins superintendent search groundwork
10:16 a.m., April 5, 2016 Updated 01:48 p.m.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board members made their first steps toward selecting its next superintendent. Chris Christman, consultant with McPherson and Jacobson, the firm the board selected the week before to perform its superintendent search, carved out plans for the superintendent search at a special meeting Monday. Board Members Kay Smith and Amelia Brusven were absent. Board clerk Audra Boone was in attendance with the board.
Night of Knights event is Friday at Genesis Christian Academy
March 30, 2016
Night of Knights, one of Genesis Christian Academy’s major annual fundraisers, is later this week. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the school. 204 Washington St. The fundraiser helps to keep tuition lower and provides funds for special education, technology and athletics.
Tonganoxie USD 464 selects Nebraska firm for superintendent search
March 30, 2016
The Tonganoxie School Board is going a different route in its search for a new superintendent. After hearing from representatives of three groups vying to serve the district in its search process, the board approved, by a 4-3 vote, McPherson and Jacobson Superintendent Search Service.
Tonganoxie Middle School Science Olympiad prepares for state appearance
Team placed 13th in regional competition
March 21, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad team has been making history with recent performances at regional competition. The team’s middle school counterpart is doing pretty well on the Science Olympiad circuit as well. Tonganoxie Middle School participated in regional competition last month and, like the THS squad, qualified for the state competition April 2 on the Wichita State University campus.
Tonganoxie High student follows in siblings’ footsteps, attends Alabama space camp
March 16, 2016
Rachel Maurer finds herself talking about international weather often these days. She’s participates in a group chat of fellow high school students from Australia, Singapore, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, India, Switzerland and points across the United States.
Outgoing Tonganoxie superintendent to take administrative position in Topeka
Personnel positions OK’d; capital planning discussed at board meeting
March 8, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464 Superintendent Lyn Rantz will be heading to Topeka for her new post. Topeka Collegiate, a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade college prepatory school has hired Rantz as its new head of school starting July 1, according to a release on the school’s website.
TMS’ ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ being staged today, Sunday at Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center
March 5, 2016
Some 60 Tonganoxie Middle School students are joining together to present “Willy Wonka Jr.” this weekend at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School east campus. The play will start at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.
Officials investigating, increasing security measures after threatenting message found in Tonganoxie High School bathroom
March 1, 2016
Local law enforcement officials are investigating a threatening note found this morning at Tonganoxie High School. According to updates administrators posted on the Tonganoxie USD 464 web page and Facebook page, someone found a threatening note written on a bathroom stall wall.
Tonganoxie USD 464 selects HVAC company from Lenexa for maintenance work
March 1, 2016
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board has selected a contract for repairs on heating, ventilation and air conditioning maintenance. During a special meeting Monday, the board selected P1 for its annual preventative maintenance cost. The board selected P1, which had a bid of $63,535.
Tonganoxie High Science Olympiad team wins first regional in school history
March 1, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad has one championship under its belt and is looking to secure an even bigger one next month. The THS Science Olympiad won first place for the Kansas Science Olympiads northeast regional competition Saturday at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.
Tonganoxie Parent Teacher Club to have its winter carnival Saturday at TES
February 26, 2016
The 2016 Tonganoxie Parent Teacher Club will have its winter carnival 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Tonganoxie Elementary School gymnasium.
Rantz to resign in June as Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent
04:12 p.m., February 25, 2016 Updated 05:11 p.m.
Tonganoxie USD 464 again will be searching for a new superintendent. Lyn Rantz, the district’s administrator since 2014, plans to resign at the end of June. Rantz provided The Mirror with a copy of her resignation letter to the board this afternoon.
Tonganoxie High teacher starts petition to meet President Obama
Educator has written song about every other U.S. president
February 23, 2016
Matt Beat is a local musician whose fans — well, students — will get to hear his next big release later this week. The topic? World War I.
Tonganoxie High School seniors serving as Mirror interns
February 23, 2016
The Mirror has two Tonganoxie High School students serving as interns this school year. Emma DeMaranville and Ben Lanza, both seniors at THS, are serving as interns for the spring semester. The seniors are assisting editor Shawn F. Linenberger with various stories, briefs and other duties. They also will be writing blogs that will appear in the coming weeks at tonganoxiemirror.com.