Schools and education

Tonganoxie School Board again tables contract decision for Parker; 200 attend meeting
12:11 p.m., May 17, 2016 Updated 01:58 p.m.
The Tonganoxie School Board again has tabled a decision on whether to renew a teacher’s contract as roughly 200 patrons looked on at Monday’s special meeting. The board voted, 4-3, to table the item until the state decides next month whether to censure the teacher. Board Members Bryan Kemp, Michelle McGhee and Kris Grinter voted against the measure. The board originally scheduled the special meeting to discuss selection of finalists for the district’s new superintendent Monday at the Tonganoxie Middle School library.
Tonganoxie USD 464 special meeting tonight for superintendent search, teacher contract
12:43 p.m., May 16, 2016 Updated 01:03 p.m.
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board is expected to make a decision on whether to renew a teacher’s contract and also continue with its superintendent search. Monday’s special meeting, along with subsequent ones scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday and Friday if needed, will be at 6 p.m. in the Tonganoxie Middle School library.
Tonganoxie superintendent interviews set for next week
Discussion on fate of teacher’s contract tabled until special Monday meeting
May 10, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464 will go through its process of selecting a new superintendent next week, but also is expected to decide on a teacher contract.
Tonganoxie USD 464 offering shuttle service for Saturday’s graduation; MHS to have commencement exercises Saturday morning
May 10, 2016
Let the mortar boards fly.
Alumni banquets are Saturday for Tonganoxie, McLouth
May 3, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School and McLouth High School alumni banquets are this weekend. This year’s THS banquet starts with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chieftain Room on Tonganoxie High School’s east campus.
Tonganoxie High provides assistance throughout area with annual Community Service Day
May 3, 2016
Tonganoxie High School students did their part helping out around town Thursday. Whether it was tending to a flower garden, helping senior citizens with chores or serving breakfast to firefighters and police officers, THS students were lending hands. Thursday was the annual Community Service Day.
Patrons weigh in on Tonganoxie superintendent search process during stakeholder meeting
April 26, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464’s next superintendent should have a good relationship with faculty and staff and be heavily involved in the community. The new top administrator should also be a team player and trustworthy. Those were some of the qualities patrons said were important for a new superintendent to be successful. Roughly people attended the stakeholder meeting Thursday at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School east campus.
Tonganoxie FFA offers annual Day at the Farm for some 160 third-graders
April 26, 2016
Nearly 160 Tonganoxie Elementary School third-graders got a better glimpse of life on the farm, thanks to Tonganoxie High FFA students. The local chapter, which has been offering Day at the Farm for several years at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, had this year’s event on Friday.
Patron surveys available until May 3 for superintendent search
Position would be second administrative spot filled this spring
09:56 a.m., April 19, 2016 Updated 02:30 p.m.
Tonganoxie USD 464 officials are asking for assistance with their superintendent search. The district has posted a five-question Survey Monkey questionnaire on its website, tong464.org, for patrons to fill out. The stakeholder input form asks questions about the community and schools, issues a new superintendent should be aware of and attributes a superintendent should possess to be successful in Tonganoxie. The survey opened April 8 and will close May 3. The school board is looking to hire a new superintendent after Lyn Rantz announced that she would be leaving at the end of June to take an administrative position at Topeka Collegiate.
Some 300 students attend Tonganoxie High School prom
April 19, 2016
Tonganoxie High School juniors and seniors could be spotted here and there Saturday in Tonganoxie and Lawrence. With prom taking place Saturday night in Lawrence, students were gathering for photos in advance with their friends at various venues, including VFW Park in Tonganoxie, which traditionally has been a popular spot for prom attendees.
Tonganoxie USD 464 sets superintendent meetings; principal hired; longtime ag/FFA adviser stepping down
April 15, 2016
The Tonganoxie School Board approved several special meetings at Monday’s regular monthly meeting as it continues its search for a new superintendent.
Tonganoxie USD 464 patrons encouraged to fill out superintendent stakeholder input form
April 14, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464 officials are asking for assistance with its superintendent search.
THS FCCLA members organize mock accident to bring safety awareness to Tonganoxie
April 12, 2016
Danielle Focht and Shannon Haufler, Tonganoxie High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members, soon will be graduating. The THS seniors would have had another classmate graduating with them in May, Sierra Sommer, who died in an accident last summer near 166th Street and Evans Road when another vehicle didn’t see the the vehicle Sommer was in.
Tonganoxie High Science Olympiad team state champs in small-school division
April 5, 2016
The Tonganoxie Science Olympiad team continues to be a powerhouse in the state. It also was 3 measly points from showcasing that talent nationally. THS was crowned the small-school division champion at state Saturday on the Wichita State University.