Schools and education

Tonganoxie High vocal programs qualify several students for state festival
April 21, 2018
The Tonganoxie High School Band came home with nine “I” ratings, seven “II” ratings and a “III” rating at the KSHSAA Regional Music Festival. Soloists receiving “I” ratings and qualifying for state were Carmen Snyder, Lauryn Jimenez, Savannah Adams, Sofia Romero, Julia Westrich, Jasmine Sejnoha, Allison Williams and Jose Monarrez.
Tonganoxie school board names Valley Falls superintendent to USD 464 post; Phillips to be assistant superintendent
April 17, 2018
An administrator with nearly 40 years in education has been named the next superintendent for Tonganoxie USD 464. The school board approved, 5-1, the hire of Loren Feldkamp as the district’s next superintendent. The contract is for two years starting July 1. The board also approved, 6-0, to hire Tonya Phillips as assistant superintendent for a one-year contract.
Tonganoxie USD 464 to meet again tonight at District Administrative Office
April 16, 2018
The Tonganoxie school board again will meet tonight in executive session at the USD 464 District Administrative Office, 330 E U.S. Highway 24-40 near the high school following last week’s interviews with superintendent candidates.
Tonganoxie superintendent candidate meet-and-greets discussed; personnel moves approved; board members complete training
April 12, 2018
Tonganoxie USD 464 welcomes district residents to a meet-and-greet with superintendent candidates today and tomorrow. Candidates will be available noon-1 p.m. today and Thursday at the Tonganoxie Elementary School library. The schedule, though, struck a chord with Board Member Michelle McGhee. She said at Monday’s board meeting she had heard from constituents unhappy with the time slots, as evening would be a more opportune time.
Tonganoxie High Science Olympiad team wins 4th straight small-school state title
10:59 a.m., April 11, 2018 Updated 12:01 a.m.
Tonganoxie Interim Superintendent Tonya Phillips joked at Monday’s USD 464 school board meeting that some Tonganoxie High School students were a bit late to prom Saturday, but it was for good reason. Those THS students brought home a fourth straight state title in Science Olympiad in the small-school division.
Public invited to meet Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent candidates
April 10, 2018
The public is invited for a meet and greet with candidates for Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent this week. The events will be noon-1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Tonganoxie Elementary School library.
Night of Knights is Friday at Tonganoxie’s Genesis Christian Academy
April 5, 2018
Genesis Christian Academy’s big fundraiser is coming later this week. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the GCA gymnasium, 204 Washington St. in Tonganoxie. Silent and live auctions, raffles and door prizes will be offered, along with various entertainment. Visitors could win an autographed basketball from the University of Kansas men’s basketball team that just finished its season at the Final Four and an autographed football from the Kansas State University football team.
Board hires new Tonganoxie Elementary School principal
April 5, 2018
The school board also hired a new Tonganoxie Elementary School principal for the 2018-19 school year. Board members approved Chuck Mahon to take over at TES.
Tonganoxie school board to have special meeting today
April 4, 2018
The Tonganoxie school board will have a special meeting at 6 p.m. today at the TES library. Agenda items: approve Brsuven’s resignation, elect a vice president approve agenda, decide whether to approve purchase of 21 desktop computers for the Tonganoxie High School lab and publish notice of vacancy of Brusven’s position.
School board to make appointment for open seat today
March 28, 2018
Tonganoxie USD 464 is having a special meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Tonganoxie Elementary Library to appoint its newest board member.
Tonganoxie teacher working to protect students, near and far
March 7, 2018
Tiffany Parker had been pitching an idea to others in the Tonganoxie school district that might help protect students in the event of an active shooter. A few days later, the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 shook the nation.
Project Grad dodgeball tourney registration deadline is Monday
March 1, 2018
Area youths still have some time to get their dodgeball teams together for a big tournament in late March. Tonganoxie High School’s Project Grad again is sponsoring the Tonganoxie Community Dodgeball Tournament on March 31 at the THS east gymnasium.
KU donates two computers to Tonganoxie USD 464
February 28, 2018
The school board approved the donation of two iMacs from the University of Kansas at its Feb. 22 special meeting. The donated iMacs will be used to replace two older iMacs in the Mac Lab at Tonganoxie High School. The donated items are in good working order. No costs will be associated with the installation of the computers, according to school officials.
Tonganoxie to have school March 16 because of exhausted snow days
February 28, 2018
Tonganoxie USD 464 students will attend classes March 16 due to the district running out of allotted snow days built into the school calendar. The district must make up one day, so students will attend classes that day. It originally was a teacher work day. has used up its allotted snow days built into the school calendar.