Schools and education

Tonganoxie High has 6 all-league selections
June 10, 2015
Tonganoxie High had several student-athletes make all-league teams for spring sports. The Chieftains had six selections among three sports — softball, baseball and girls soccer. Here’s a closer look at each team’s selections.
Lunch is served — for free in Tonganoxie
June 3, 2015
Youths can enjoy free meals this summer — and adults can join them. The Tonganoxie Summer Lunch Crew program, which Tonganoxie USD 464 is offering and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding, is providing free lunch on weekdays to youths ages 1-18.
Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent’s contract extended through 2017
District has several resignations
June 3, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board has approved a contract extension for Superintendent Lyn Rantz. Rantz is in the first year of a two-year contract. Monday’s unanimous approval extends her contract to 2017.
Tonganoxie High seniors receive scholarships at awards night
May 27, 2015
Tonganoxie High School had its Senior Awards Night on May 14 at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the THS campus in advance of commencement exercises, which took place May 16.
Tonganoxie students pitch in to help
May 27, 2015
Tonganoxie Elementary School students started a fund for paraprofessional Stephanie Maurer. A few students put money together and amassed $1.47 in change for the para, who has worked in the role nine years.
Tonganoxie Elementary School wins state title in Music Memory
May 21, 2015
Tonganoxie Elementary School has a state championship in Music Memory. TES sent two teams to the Music Memory contest April 22 at Kansas State University. The “Tonganoxie South” team led by TES teacher Amy Jones won the state contest this year. The squad won the contest against 17 other teams, including the “Tonganoxie North” team led by fellow TES teacher Wanda Haney. Haney had a team that also won the contest in 2012.
Hats off to you, Tonganoxie and McLouth graduates
May 21, 2015
With some 145 students in the Class of 2015 looking on Saturday in the THS gymnasium, THS principal Mark Farrar recalled his high school graduation in 1993 and his mother telling him of her 25-year class reunion at the time. “Holycow! That’s an eternity,” Farrar told the class, explaining his reaction at the time.
Tonganoxie High grad on Belmont Dean’s List
May 21, 2015
Paige Lauri of Tonganoxie has been named to the spring Dean’s List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade-point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C at the Nashville, Tenn., university.
Tonganoxie Elementary School student to present TES history at historical society meeting
May 21, 2015
Tonganoxie Elementary School student Taylor Rantz will present “The History of Tonganoxie Elementary School” during this month’s Tonganoxie Community Historical Society meeting.
Tonganoxie School Board OKs putting LOB question on ballot
Ninth-grade athletics schedules back in play
May 15, 2015
Tonganoxie USD 464 patrons will vote whether to give its school board the authority to raise the local option budget to 33 percent. The school board also reversed its decision to eliminate ninth-grade athletics schedules at a special meeting Thursday at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Graduations Saturday at THS, McLouth
THS class has about 145, MHS 44
May 13, 2015
Roughly 145 students officially will bid Tonganoxie High School farewell as students Saturday. Commencement exercises will be 7 p.m. Saturday at the THS gymnasium. The THS band will provide the processional musical. After senior class members take their seats, Lauren Harrell will give the welcome.
Tonganoxie School Board special meeting Thursday to cover potential LOB increase, freshman athletics
01:37 p.m., May 13, 2015 Updated 02:53 p.m.
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board will have a special meeting Thursday to discuss the possibility of increasing the local option budget and to further discuss Monday’s decision to eliminate ninth-grade athletics schedules for the 2015-16 school year as a cost-saving measure.
Tongnoxie USD 464 board cuts teacher position, freshman athletics events
May 12, 2015
The Tonganoxie School Board made its first rounds of budget cuts, including letting go of a music teacher and shrinking athletics offerings. The board approved, 6-0, not to renew the contract of middle school music instructor Kimberlynn Angelo.
Celebrating Tonganoxie Elementary School
May 6, 2015
Former students, teachers and other community members will get the chance to relive decades of memories later today. The farewell celebration for the current Tonganoxie Elementary School will be 6-8 p.m. today at the school. TES teacher Gail Kiefer said tables would be set in the cafeteria with projects and displays a class has put together.