Schools and education

Tonganoxie and McLouth residents among Emporia State University scholarship award winners
January 14, 2016
More than $2.53 million in scholarship funds are helping nearly 1,700 Emporia State University students from Kansas, 19 other states and 24 foreign countries during the 2015-16 academic year.
Hearts and other parts with TES Body Venture
December 23, 2015
Some 430 Tonganoxie Elementary School students made their way through the small intestine Thursday at the TES gymnasium. The Body Venture exhibit returned to the school for another year, as students in grades 2-4 made their way through the various stations in the exhibit.
Tonganoxie USD 464 recognizes Becker for years of service
Hires, resignations approved
December 16, 2015
Before getting into the heart of its meeting Monday, the Tonganoxie School Board took time to recognize Debbie Becker for her years of service in the school district. Becker, a secretary at Tonganoxie Elementary School, retired after 25 years with the district. She stayed for the transition to the new TES this year and officially retired in recent weeks.
Madrigal Feaste brings in more than 400 for this year’s two-night holiday event
December 8, 2015
Another Madrigal Feaste has concluded in Tonganoxie. And yet again, large crowds filled the Tonganoxie Middle School commons area for the annual event. More than 400 people attended the two nights of food and merriment. The Tonganoxie High School Vocal Department again performed for the THS Madrigal Feaste, which was Friday and Saturday at TMS.
Tonganoxie youth wins NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition
TES second-grader honored at Chiefs game, could advance to nationals
December 4, 2015
A Tonganoxie Elementary School student won his division in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Team Championships and was recognized Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. Patrick Griffin, a second-grader at TES, won the 6-7 age-group division. Patrick received a game ball trophy during pregame activities Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs were hosting the Buffalo Bills in a game the Chiefs won, 30-22. Now 6-5, Kansas City won its fifth consecutive game.
Time for merriment: Tonganoxie’s Madrigal Feaste is Friday, Saturday
December 1, 2015
The Tonganoxie High School Vocal Department again will be performing for the THS Madrigal Feaste, which is Friday and Saturday in the Tonganoxie Middle School commons area, 824 Washington St. The “castle doors” open at 6 p.m. both nights. The royal processional then begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tonganoxie High School presenting ‘Charlie Brown’ musical
November 13, 2015
Moviegoers might be set on seeing “The Peanuts Movie” in theaters, but Tonganoxie High School will be offering a live version of the popular cartoon gang. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be staged Thursday through Sunday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. Several students will be playing the roles of popular “Peanuts” characters.
Resident asks to consider educational opportunities for former Tonganoxie Elementary School
November 10, 2015
A former Tonganoxie USD 464 school board member is asking the current board to consider a partnership when it comes to the future of the former Tonganoxie Elementary School. Bill New spoke to the board in open agenda.
Tonganoxie schools closed tomorrow due to Royals championship parade
November 2, 2015
Tomorrow had become a bit of a holiday in these parts. A noon parade through downtown Kansas City, Mo., will celebrate the Kansas City Royals’ World Series championship. The event, which is expected to have many folks in the metro area heading to the downtown district tomorrow, has prompted several area school districts, including Tonganoxie, to cancel classes for tomorrow. Tonganoxie USD 464 Superintendent Lyn Rantz sent out a release Monday confirming that Tuesday’s classes had been canceled so that the community could join in the celebration.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board members spar over handbook errors
Officials have heated exchange about procedure
October 14, 2015
Grammatical errors in a school handbook led to a heated exchange during approval of the agenda at the Tonganoxie USD 464 school board meeting. Members Kaija Baldock and Amelia Brusven raised concerns about several errors in the draft of the safety and crisis prevention handbook.
Tonganoxie youth taking on diabetes with help from friends
TES student with type 1 condition raising money for research
October 9, 2015
A Tonganoxie youth with type 1 diabetes is raising money for a foundation focused on research and residents can help out at a local restaurant. Corinne Morgan, 10, a Tonganoxie Elementary School fifth-grader, will be serving as a carhop with friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Sonic Drive-In restaurant.
Tonganoxie High to stage ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’ for final night tonight
October 3, 2015
Tonganoxie High School is staging “Twelve Angry Jurors” for a final time tonight. The play first was staged Friday at THS and again will be staged at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. Cast members are Nathan Bothwell, Jacob Brents, Emma DeMaranville, Cameron Folsom, Josh Lingo, Philip Rutherford, Braden Shryock, Ian Slater, Allison Williams, Natalie Wolf and Hunter York.
KSHSAA rolls out new classifications for schools
Tonganoxie stays in 4A for all sports; McLouth football to join rest of MHS sports in 2A next year
October 1, 2015
Tonganoxie will continue to remain where it is for high school classification, according to results the Kansas High School Activities Association recently released. McLouth, meanwhile, will move down a class for football.
Tonganoxie ACT scores higher than state average in various categories
September 27, 2015
ACT scores have been released, ] and Tonganoxie High School is ahead of the state average score in most categories. Tonganoxie’s average for the ACT composite score was 22.0, compared to 21.9 for the state average. That was a slight increase for THS from both 2014 (21.9) and 2013 (21.1).