Schools and education

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.
Tonganoxie High forensics takes 6th at state in 4A
McLouth takes 13th in 2A
May 6, 2015
The Tonganoxie High speech and drama team placed sixth overall in Class 4A Saturday in Topeka. Sumner Academy again won the overall forensics title, this time scoring 336 points. Pratt placed second with 254, Bishop Miege third at 242, Mulvane fourth at 240, Louisburg fifth with 226 and THS with 219 points. There were 48 teams that competed total.
Tonganoxie USD 464 candidate questionnaire: Kaija Baldock
April 6, 2015
Kaija Baldock is running for Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board Position 2.
State lifts avian flu restrictions in Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties
April 6, 2015
The Kansas Department of Agriculture reports it has completed surveillance and testing of backyard flocks of poultry in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties and lifted the movement restrictions for the quarantined area.
Scientifically speaking
March 26, 2015
The Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad team continues to make a name for itself on the state level. “Our first year at state, they didn’t know how to pronounce Tonganoxie,” said Christine Biel, one of the team’s coaches. “They mispronounced it 20 times. “But now that we’ve been there awhile, they know how to pronounce Tonganoxie.”
Local attorney faces incumbent in school board race
Brusven, Truesdell in race for Position 1
March 20, 2015
Position 1 is among four contested seats in this spring’s Tonganoxie USD 464 election. Incumbent Diane Truesdell faces challenger Amelia Brusven in the race. Here’s a closer look at both candidates.
Tonganoxie candidates gather for forum
07:41 a.m., March 18, 2015 Updated 04:59 p.m.
Finances dominated Saturday’s candidate forum at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home. Candidates vying for Tonganoxie City Council and Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board seats gave speeches about themselves and then answered questions.
Bill would prohibit public agencies and schools in Kansas from collecting union dues
March 12, 2015
Business groups are urging Kansas lawmakers to pass a bill that would prohibit state and local government agencies, including school districts, from using their payroll systems to collect union dues.
Tonganoxie USD 464 lays out reasons for principal’s termination
March 9, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board has laid out the reasons for terminating its high school principal’s contract. Board members voted, 7-0, on a resolution to terminate the contract based on financial and computer misuse, as well as misrepresentation in attempting to obtain a school administrator’s license for another employee.