Welcome THS alumni! It's a great day to be a Chieftain!
Help us reach our goal of 100 monthly contributors to the Chieftain Fund! It's an easy way to support today's students in the Tonganoxie school district! Click the logo to fill out a donation form for the Education Foundation's Tonganoxie Chieftain Fund. Giving is easy with an automatic donation made from your checking or savings account -- sign up today! Monies donated to the Chieftain Fund help support teacher grants (almost $30,000 awarded so far), classroom equipment, scholarships and more!
October 11, 2013 -- Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The fourth annual Hall of Fame induction will be held during the Homecoming football game Friday, October 11, 2013. Hall of Fame honorees will be:
Marie McDaniel, deceased -- former grade school and junior high teacher.
Marvin Pine -- former junior high school principal.
Phil Williams -- former high school teacher and coach.
The Alumni Achievement Award will be presented to Jim Grinter, former School Board Member, co-founder of the USD 464 Education Foundation and long-time contributor to the school district.
Here is the schedule for Homecoming/Hall of Fame weekend:
Friday, October 11:
2 p.m. -- Homecoming parade through downtown.
3-5 p.m. -- Hall of Fame reception at The Myers Hotel (west of the swimming pool). Meet this year's Hall of Fame inductees and their families. A short program will begin at 4 p.m.
6:30 p.m. -- Homecoming queen and king coronation prior to the game at Beatty Field.
7 p.m. -- The football game begins against Turner High School. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held during half-time.
On Saturday, October 12, the annual Academic Achievement Breakfast will be held at the middle school to recognize students in grades 3-8 who scored exemplary on state assessments. Reservations are requested for the breakfast and tickets are $15 per person.
Click here to view the biographies of all Hall of Fame honorees.
Class of 1983's 30-year reunion -- October 11-12, 2013: The Class of 1983 will celebrate its 30-year reunion during Homecoming weekend! Plans include:
2 p.m. Friday, October 11: Gather downtown to watch the Homecoming parade.
3-5 p.m. Friday: Hall of Fame reception at The Myers Hotel (across from the swimming pool).
5 p.m. Friday: Tailgate BBQ at the football game.
3 p.m. Saturday, October 12: Meet at the The Myers Hotel for a trolley ride through town and possibly tour the high school.
5 p.m. Saturday: Dinner and get together at the The Myers Hotel.
Please contact Debbie Shoemaker Krivjansky with questions-- email@example.com or 913/669-6935.
Is your class planning a reunion? The USD 464 Education Foundation can post reunion details here for you! Simply e-mail Debbie Shoemaker Krivjansky (Class of 1983) at firstname.lastname@example.org with your reunion date, time, location and who to contact for more information. If you have a current list of your classmates' e-mail or mailing addresses, please share those with Debbie also so that they may be added to the alumni database. Thank you!
Are you in the alumni database? More than 1,500 graduates have been located so far in this project being coordinated by the USD 464 Education Foundation. Information will not be shared and will only be used for distributing the Chieftain Connections (the alumni newsletter) and communicating other alumni news. Please e-mail Debbie Shoemaker Krivjansky, Class of 1983, at email@example.com to provide your contact information. Please let her know your name (please include maiden name if applicable), year of graduation, mailing address and e-mail address. The Foundation is working to obtain as many e-mail addresses as possible to save on printing and postage costs associated with the alumni newsletter, Chieftain Connections. We appreciate your help!
Chieftain Remembrance Walk
A very special area now greets guests at Tonganoxie High School. The Chieftain Remembrance Walk is a courtyard entrance that includes bricks to honor a graduate, family member, or a beloved teacher or coach. In the center of the courtyard is a "T," which includes bricks to honor deceased classmates, teachers, friends and administrators. Bricks are inscribed with honorees' names and special sentiments. Some families now have purchased bricks to honor four generations of THS grads. Each brick is $45, of which $20 is tax deductible. To print an order form, please visit the walk's website at www.ChieftainWalk.org.
USD 464 Education Foundation
The Education Foundation supports the mission of USD 464 which is "to provide each student with a positive and personalized educational experience which empowers them to achieve high levels of success in all endeavors, make responsible choices and become positive contributors to society." Great things are happening in Tonganoxie schools and today's students are aiming for excellence! Your donations support activities like grants to teachers for classroom instruction, district-wide projects for student enrichment and scholarships for graduating seniors. More than $35,000 has been awarded to Tonganoxie teachers through the grant program!
Please consider making a donation to the Foundation through a one-time or annual gift or through deferred giving such as life insurance, annuities, stock, etc. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization so contributions are tax deductible. Please mail contributions to the USD 464 Education Foundation, P.O. Box 199, Tonganoxie, KS 66086-0199. For more information or to make arrangements for deferred giving, please call the district office at 913/845-2153. Thank you!