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2019 Club Fair

2019 Club Fair

September 6, 2019

To promote involvement within the 30+ clubs at Winnetonka, a club fair was hosted in the main gym during advisory time. Students toured the gym and chatted with various club members, and signing up for the ones they were interested in. Although some clubs weren't present within the fair, a total of 35...

The RISE of advocacy

The RISE of advocacy

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

A newly-found club is making its debut with various awareness projects related to Black History Month. The club, RISE, was created to “stand up for the overlooked,” according to co-founders junior Justice Thompson and sophomore Jordon Prince. Since RISE’s approval on Jan. 11 and its first meeting on Jan. 25, pla...

Winnetonka publications earn First-Class national rating

Winnetonka publications earn First-Class national rating

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...

Foreign teammates

Foreign teammates

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

February 11, 2017

The varsity and JV scholar bowl teams both walked away with a score of 2-1, defeating Kearney and Lee’s Summit but losing to North Kansas City at the competition on Feb. 8 at Kearney High School. These wins may not have been possible without the foreign exchange students. The scholar bowl team is ...

Lights Out Day

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

November 2, 2016

Environmental Club issued a “Lights Out Day” on Oct. 31 to bring attention to saving energy. The rules of the day were to wear black and turn off as many unnecessary lights as possible to bring awareness to energy consumption and energy conservation, according to Environmental Club sponsor Bri...

STUCO Haunted House

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

October 27, 2016

Student Council is hosting their annual haunted house this Friday at 7 p.m. and a Halloween party this Saturday from 11a.m. to 1p.m in the lower gym by the softball field. “The haunted house is a way to bring the community together and provide them with an opportunity to participate in Halloween fun i...

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