Schools and education

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.
Tonganoxie Elementary School honor roll, 2015-16 first and second semesters
January 28, 2016
Tonganoxie Elementary School recently released honor roll lists for its fourth- and fifth-graders. Here’s a look at those lists:
Inclement weather postpones Tonganoxie Invitational
Tuesday’s games to be played at same times Wednesdays
January 19, 2016
The Tonganoxie Invitational has been postponed a night due to inclement weather.1
A Royal visitor to Tonganoxie
KayCee brings his “W” from The K to help start local reading challenge
January 19, 2016
Tonganoxie Elementary School kicked off its new Royals Reading Challenge with someone whose become a bit of a celebrity at Kauffman Stadium. KayCee, the old-time baseball player who brings out the “W” after every Royals victory, spoke to TES students Friday afternoon.
Tonganoxie High School medals four teams at two-speaker state debate
January 19, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School debate team finished the season with another successful weekend at the Class 4A state debate championships.
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.