Reports of gun fired in parking lot during dismissal, no one injured

Photo by KCTV5 News.

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

Winnetonka High Schools' administration released this statement regarding reports of a student firing a gun into the air during dismissal: "At dismissal, a male reportedly fired a gun into the air while located in the parking lot at Winnetonka High School. While this action was heard and s...

Speaking up

Senior Kennedi Walker and juniors Rosie Rodriguez and Makayla Cambiano link arms during the protest against gun violence.

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor

March 15, 2018

One month after the shooting at Stoneman Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, more than 500 students participated in the #Enoughisenough national school walkout during Tonka Time from 10 to 10:50 a.m. on March 14 to raise awareness about the effect of gun violence on school safety. T...

Walking out

An estimated 500 to 600 students march on the track after walking out of their second block classes in order to advocate for school safety and fight against gun violence.

Jessica Glaszczak, Katie Bullock, Elizabeth Payton, Gage Rabideaux, Allison Schoonbeck, and Carson Smith

March 15, 2018

Winnetonka publications earn First-Class national rating

J2 Multimedia Editor-in-Chief Katie Bullock & Print Editor Jessica Glaszczak discuss Griffin Rites page edits during class on Jan. 18.

Tonka Online Staff

January 22, 2018

Both Winnetonka High School print publications, Griffin Rites newsmagazine and Odyssey yearbook, received a first-class rating from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) based on publications produced during the 2016-2017 school year. The publications are scored in different categories, in...

Early release

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

January 13, 2017

Today Winnetonka, as well as the other NKCSD high schools, will be released at 12:30 p.m. due to the threat of inclement weather.

Interim principal appointed after principal is arrested

Former Oak Park High School Principal Mark Maus will move from his position as Executive Director of Human Resources for the District to Winnetonka’s new interim principal replacing arrested Principal Matt Lindsey.

Rachel Adamson and Katie Bullock

January 12, 2017

Students and staff met their new interim principal, Mark Maus, today after long-time principal Matt Lindsey was arrested yesterday and charged with two counts of statutory rape. North Kansas City School District Superintendent Dr. Daniel Clemens introduced Maus at an early morning staff meeting J...

Future is near in downtown KC

Mallery Zion, Editor

January 4, 2016

The city is adding multiple new amenities to the bustle of the downtown area including energy-efficient streetlights, streetcar transport and video kiosks, according to The Kansas City Star. Early this coming spring, most likely sometime March and April, residents and visitors should expect to see...

Mali hotel attack

Alyssa Magrone, Copy Editor/A&E Editor

November 20, 2015

This morning it was reported that gunmen took dozens hostage at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali Africa, leaving three dead. According to KMBC, the situation began around 7 a.m. when two to three attackers entered the hotel with AK-47 rifles and fired gunshots. There is conflicting information of...

Terrorist group attacks Paris

Riley Stephenson and Angela Sluder

November 20, 2015

On Friday November 13th, Paris was attacked by ISIS, a terrorist group from Raqqa Syria. According to CNN, there has been an estimated 129 deaths and 352 injured and 99 seriously injured due to this incident. “Despite the bloodshed Parisians are taking to the streets with a simple message for the te...

Hunger Strike Stands on Mizzou Campus

Hayden Weatherman, Writer

November 9, 2015

University of Missouri president, Tim Wolfe has resigned after student Jonathan Butler went on a hunger strike due to racial issues at the school. The Missouri football team backed Butler up by not participating in any team activities. According to the Washington Post, Butler went on a hunger strike...

School cancelation for Royals celebration

The route of the parade that will be held on November 3 in Downtown Kansas City for the Royals celebration.

Rachel Adamson, Editor in Chief

November 2, 2015

On November 3, the North Kansas City School District will cancel classes due to the Royals World Series Championship celebration. At the end of the school day, principal Matthew Lindsey announced that school would be canceled. "I think that we made the right call because our student attendance...

School threat update

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor

October 16, 2015

According to an update from Lindsey the threat was not credible and Winnetonka was not in any danger. "We [Winnetonka] worked with our local law enforcement partners to determine the validity of the threat and to secure our campus. It was determined the alleged threat was not credible, and Winnetonka...

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