Schools and education

Tonganoxie Elementary School honor roll for second quarter announced
February 9, 2017
Tonganoxie Elementary School honor rolls for the second quarter have been released.
Weller remembered for ‘biggest and most kind heart’
February 1, 2017
Marilyn Weller always had plenty of food available for her daughters’ friends when they came over or when the family would head out for a Sunday at the lake.
Battling bullying in Tonganoxie
February 1, 2017
Longtime educator Joe Coles has worked with schools in anti-bullying initiatives for some 20 years. He said it’s an ongoing battle, but the key is to form good habits. Coles said it takes 21 days to form a habit and that communication is key in schools — among students, teachers and administrators, between children and their parents and between parents and faculty.
Tonganoxie USD 464 cancels Monday classes due to funeral services
January 27, 2017
Tonganoxie USD 464 has canceled classes for Monday due to the funeral of a longtime employee. Marilyn Weller, who served as a physical therapist in Leavenworth County schools for 32 years, died Thursday. She was 56.
Kind of a big deal in Tonganoxie
January 25, 2017
Valentine’s Day might be around the corner, but folks aren’t exactly cordial these days — at least if you take a gander at some Facebook posts and threads. Politics and elections can have that effect on people, but Tonganoxie High School students are working this week to remind people to be kinder to their neighbors.
National speaker to discuss bullying with Tonganoxie schools, community
January 18, 2017
National speaker coming to Tonganoxie to discuss bullying with community drate count for dinner, child care and seating. to register, go to surveymonkey.com/r/53YLHCV or contact Tonya Phillips at tphillips@tong464.org or 913-416-1400. The community is encouraged to attend the evening presentation. Coles will finish up with more school interaction Jan. 27.
Tonganoxie USD 464 discusses mediation adviser
January 12, 2017
Tonganoxie USD 464 is exploring the use of a mediation service as it moves forward in collective bargaining between the school board and district teachers. Peggy A. McNeive with Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service spoke at Monday’s school board meeting. McNeive said her office is in Kansas City, Mo., and that she is available to the district to for training in different types of bargaining methods, both for board members and teachers.
Tonganoxie High takes second place at Washburn Math Day
January 4, 2017
Tonganoxie High School sent its first crew of students last month to Washburn University to compete in their Math Day competition. THS was second runner-up in the 4A division by a point.
Shoe drive helps youth shine in Tonganoxie
TMS students’ quest for service dog gets assist from classmates, school
December 27, 2016
An outpouring of shoe donations is expected to eventually pave Taylor McWilliams’ journey to Ohio. Taylor, a sixth-grader at Tonganoxie Middle School, has spina bifida and is susceptible to seizures. An Ohio non-profit organization, 4 Paws for Ability, specializes in service dogs with an emphasis on children and veterans.
Capturing Christmas spirit
December 21, 2016
A Tonganoxie Elementary School class collected a whopping 832 items to donate to Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank to help those in need this holiday season.
Courage for Cortney Night is tonight at Tonganoxie High basketball games
December 16, 2016
Area residents can help out a Tonganoxie resident battling a kidney condition with various fundraisers tonight at Tonganoxie High School. Courage for Cortney Night is taking place in conjunction with the THS home basketball games tonight against Piper. This fundraising event is to help provide financial needs to a high school student in our community who is suffering from kidney failure. Activities for the night include:
USD 464 agrees on teacher contracts
December 13, 2016
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board and its teachers have come to an agreement. The board, after 40 minutes of executive session with Superintendent Chris Kleidosty discussing negations and personnel, approved, 5-2, an agreement with teachers.
Barbecue drive to benefit Tonganoxie High student battling kidney condition
December 12, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School senior is battling a kidney condition, but fundraisers have been started to offset medical expenses and other costs.
Breakfast with Santa is Saturday at Tonganoxie Middle School
December 7, 2016
Youths can meet Kris Kringle, grab breakfast and make crafts all in one stop.