The student news site of Winnetonka High School

TONKA NEWS

The student news site of Winnetonka High School

TONKA NEWS

The student news site of Winnetonka High School

TONKA NEWS

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Griffin Grounds Menu
Griffin Grounds Menu

Griffin Grounds Menu Open until 1st lunch. Smoothies available after 8 a.m. To order to your classroom: Make sure your teacher approves. Email your order to [email protected] ...

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Seussical the musical

November 17, 2021

    Come see Seussical the musical this weekend, Thursday-Saturday November 18-20 at 7:00pm. Tickets...

Into The Spotlight

Into The Spotlight

March 20, 2021

Theater is an important activity for many of the students and staff at Winnetonka High School. Many of...

Got’ems

Got’ems

November 24, 2020

What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman? Frost bite! Submitted by Shannon LeGrand   How...

Freshman Student Takes 3rd in Poetry Reading

Freshman Student Takes 3rd in Poetry Reading

November 2, 2020

Congratulations to the students who competed at the KC Novice Invitational speech and debate tournament...

Homecoming Crowning!

Homecoming Crowning!

October 25, 2020

Congratulations to our Homecoming Royalty! Queen Sophia Ferson, King Jordon Prince, Princess Isabella...

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Recent Opinions Stories

Anxiety

Anxiety

March 20, 2021

For starters I’d like to say, there're many things going on in America right now. Some bad, some good....

Womens History Month

March 11, 2021

Women’s History Month   Harriet Tubman, Cady Stanton, Amelia Earhart, Rosy the Riveter,...

The Use of Pronouns

January 18, 2021

https://nkcschools.instructuremedia.com/embed/8cda066c-d73c-419c-9c12-72ced4ea7917     Ted...

Every Body Needs Love

Every Body Needs Love

January 17, 2021

[Tayler Hendershot] Melissa Camarda Honors English Language Arts II 16 December 2020 Every...

Spread the Word to End the Word

January 15, 2021

“You’re a retard” or “That’s so retarded” or “don’t be such a retard” are very used...

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Recent News Stories

Escorts Instead of Passes

April 1, 2022

On March 30th, 2022, the administration at Winnetonka high school put in place a new kind of pass policy; one without passes. Instead of digitally sending a pass to a teacher through Smart Pass, students...

Diving Through the Season

Diving Through the Season

March 11, 2022

This winter season, six swimmers and one diver went to state on Feb. 17 and 18. Rebecca Callaway, math teacher and one of the swim and dive coaches, said that this was one of the best seasons they have...

Taking Initiative

Taking Initiative

March 11, 2022

Students collaborate using their problem-solving, creative, and planning skills to host, create, and execute activities and events for the student body to enjoy and make memories while in high school....

Substituting Substitutes

Substituting Substitutes

March 11, 2022

Eighty-six districts across Missouri closed their schools in January due to the staff shortages, including nearby Park Hill South High School. Several state education departments across the nation, including...

Wages Up, Employment Down

Wages Up, Employment Down

March 11, 2022

Multiple studies have found that the increase in minimum wage leads to higher unemployment for teens. Due to older workers' lack of income or not, wanting to hire teens with a lack of education in the...

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Griffin Rites Volume 52, Issue 3

Recent Feature Stories

Principles of a Principal

January 5, 2022

Winnetonka started the school year with a new principal, Dr. Edward Tate. Some students may be curious...

Griffin Rites Volume 52, Issue 1

Griffin Rites Volume 52, Issue 1

November 23, 2021

https://issuu.com/griffinrites4/docs/griffin_rites_fall_issue_2021

Griffin Rites Spring Volume 51, Issue 3

Griffin Rites Spring Volume 51, Issue 3

March 20, 2021

https://issuu.com/griffinrites4/docs/griffin_rites__spring_volume_51__issue_3

Griffin Rites Literary Magazine 2021- Celebrate the Moment

Griffin Rites Literary Magazine 2021- Celebrate the Moment

January 12, 2021

https://issuu.com/griffinrites4/docs/griffin_rites___literary_magazine__winter_2021

Senior Spotlights

Senior Spotlights

December 2, 2020

Dorianna Braxton,12 Dorianna is student body president, into student council and leadership....

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Tonka Literary Magazine 2021-2022

Recent Arts Stories

Santa Showdown

December 7, 2021

Come see the 48th Street Players in their winter show, Santa Showdown!

Spooky Show!

Spooky Show!

November 17, 2021

48th Street Players held a show in the little theater on Oct. 13 called Spooky Show featuring team Team...

Seussical the musical

November 17, 2021

    Come see Seussical the musical this weekend, Thursday-Saturday November 18-20 at 7:00pm. Tickets...

Live Art Competition

November 15, 2021

    Last night the following students competed along with 11 other schools in a live art making...

Into The Spotlight

Into The Spotlight

March 20, 2021

Theater is an important activity for many of the students and staff at Winnetonka High School. Many of...

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Diving Through the Season

Recent Sports Stories

A Game for All

A Game for All

November 15, 2021

By Cheyenne Brown Across the nation, schools host events to raise morale among their student bodies....

Ringing in the New

Ringing in the New

November 15, 2021

By Macy Goetz Pregame of the very first home game in the brand-new Griffin Stadium on Sept. 9, fans...

Best Of Show

Best Of Show

March 20, 2021

Three years have passed since the Griffinettes last performed in a competition while representing Winnetonka...

Suburban Blue All-Conference Selections!

Suburban Blue All-Conference Selections!

December 2, 2020

Congratulations to our Tonka Griffin football team’s 2020 Suburban Blue All-Conference Selections! 1st...

Sports Through A Pandemic

Sports Through A Pandemic

November 24, 2020

Winnetonka 2020 sports is very different from previous years. Rules have changed for the safety of...

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Diving Through the Season
Taking Initiative

Taking Initiative

March 11, 2022

Substituting Substitutes

Substituting Substitutes

March 11, 2022

Wages Up, Employment Down

Wages Up, Employment Down

March 11, 2022

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