Schools and education

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.
Tonganoxie High forensics nabs more state qualifications at Baldwin, Lawrence
February 18, 2016
The Tonganoxie High debate team added seven new state champ qualifications over the weekend and a sweepstakes championship. At Baldwin the team won the sweepstakes championship in a 15 school field. Individual finishes included junior Matt Scharff’s state qualification in prose interp with a second place finish. Senior Josh Lingo finished fourth in prose interp. Senior Kelly Robinson gathered two state champ qualifications with second place finishes in poetry interp and informative speaking.
Tonganoxie High School to celebrate National FFA Week starting Monday
February 16, 2016
The Tonganoxie FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week next week with a host of events, including its annual breakfast. Spirit days this year are College Team Day on Monday, Tacky Tourist Day on Tuesday and A Walk Through the Ages on Wednesday, Feb. 24. For that day, Freshmen encouraged to dress as babies, sophomores as toddlers, juniors as adults and seniors as senior citizens.
Tonganoxie USD 464 transportation department commended; current pay-to-ride fees debated
February 9, 2016
Melissa Ostermeyer opened her transportation report Monday night at the Tonganoxie USD 464 school board meeting with a poem from a Quinter bus driver. The poem explains how bus driving sometimes can be a tedious and thankless job, but one that is well worth it.
Board approves sale of former Tonganoxie Elementary School
February 9, 2016
The former Tonganoxie Elementary School will serve a new purpose. Tonganoxie School Board members approved, 6-1, a bid for $76,101 from Pat Studer of the Kansas City area. According to district officials, Studer is looking to repurpose the property as a cabinetry business.
Tonganoxie High scholars bowl team takes 4th at regionals
February 9, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School scholars bowl team just missed out on a state berth last week at Spring Hill.
Father-daughter event RSVP deadline Monday at Genesis
February 5, 2016
The Light of My World Father-Daughter Banquet is later this month, but those attending are asked to RSVP by Monday.
Tonganoxie High senior candidate for Presidential Scholar
February 5, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School senior is one of more than 4,000 candidates to be selected for this year’s U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Tonganoxie forensics team wins overall titles in frist weekend of competition
February 5, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School forensics team traveled for its first competition of the 2016 season. The squad captured two sweepstakes victories, winning both the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational and the McLouth Invitational. Additionally, the team had a solid two-day showing at the Lansing Invitational. There were 30 students who medaled during the weekend, including five events that finished in position to qualify for state at the end of the season.
Tonganoxie USD 464 receives one bid for former elementary school
February 2, 2016
The future of Tonganoxie’s former elementary school could be decided Monday. Tonganoxie USD 464 is expected to make a decision on the winning bidder at Monday’s Tonganoxie School Board meeting, though only one bid was submitted, Superintendent Lyn Rantz said Tuesday.