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Embracing Interconnections

Embracing Interconnections

September 11, 2017


Filed under Motivation Monday, Red Chair Sessions

In this episode of Motivation Monday, principal Eric Johnson advises Griffins on how to connect to others around the world in the wake of current national events....

Every kid deserves a champion

Every kid deserves a champion

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

August 28, 2017


Filed under Motivation Monday, Red Chair Sessions

In this episode of Motivation Monday, principal Eric Johnson explains why every student deserves a champion and describes how staff are ready to be those champions....

Finding your identity

Finding your identity

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

August 21, 2017


Filed under Motivation Monday, Red Chair Sessions

In the first installment of Tonka News's weekly Motivation Monday series, principal Eric Johnson talks about how students can reclaim and restore the Winnetonka identity....

Football’s first hit

Football’s first hit

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

August 15, 2017


Filed under Fall, Football, Photo gallery, Sports

The football team showed improvements in their overall skill and communication according to athletes and coaches at Jamboree, where they played in front of a crowd for the first time this year on Aug. 12 at North Kansas City High School’s District Stadium. Besides the Winnetonka Griffins, Jamb...

Caps off to the class of 2017

Caps off to the class of 2017

Jessica Glaszczak, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under News, Photo gallery, School

Seniors participated in their graduation ceremony held at the Community of Christ Auditorium on May 11. The choir and the symphonic band performed in memoriam of those who had served in the military for the incoming Memorial day. The Cardinal and Gold Singers and choir seniors sang “Stand in The Ligh...

Girls 4×400 meter relay breaks school record

Girls 4×400 meter relay breaks school record

Katie Bullock, Features editor

May 6, 2017


Filed under Photo gallery, Showcase, Sports

    To most students, four minutes means passing period. But to the varsity girls 4x400 meter relay team, four minutes seven seconds means running a mile. At 9:45 p.m. on May 6 at Belton High School, senior Cayla Adamson, juniors Lily Abdulla and Dinedye Denis and sophomore Ashley J...

Living the Moroccan dream

Living the Moroccan dream

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under News, Photo gallery

For everybody who went to prom on April 22, the Moroccan dream became a Moroccan reality at Arrowhead stadium. "It was really incredible. My favorite part of prom was definitley dancing,"  sophomore Vincent Rizzo said. "It [dancing] was a great way to express yourself and to be free and how your ...

Pep in student’s step

Pep in student’s step

Katie Bullock, Features Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under News, Photo gallery

With less than 12 school days left for seniors the spring pep assembly, held on April 21 in the main gym, not only bolstered school spirit but also recognized the achievements students have made during the 2016-2017 school year.

Crossing the line

Crossing the line

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

April 15, 2017


Filed under Photo gallery, Sports

  The track team took sixth place at their varsity meet on April 13 at the District Activities Complex. The meet functions as a fundraiser for the track team. Six other schools, including North Kansas City, Ruskin, Central and Park Hill South attended the meet. The team had several fi...

Artists adventure around the city

Artists adventure around the city

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

April 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, News, Photo gallery

2D and APSA students took a trip to the Thomas Hart Benton House and Studio on April 12. Benton was an artist in the 1930’s during the Great Depression. He died in his studio as he was finishing up the touches on one of his murals. After visiting Benton’s house, the art students made their way...

Tonka Talks S4 Episode 15

Tonka Talks S4 Episode 15

WGTV

March 14, 2017


Filed under Multimedia

This week on Tonka Talks we feature an inside look at mental health disorders, spot the celebrity lookalikes within the halls here at Tonka, show off some our AP pride, and finally get to know some more Griffins with the Humans of Winnetonka project.

Catching a cure

Catching a cure

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under Photo gallery, Sports

On March 11 an ultimate frisbee tournament was held on the field as a fundraiser for Relay for Life. The tournament raised over $150 for the ultimate frisbee Relay for Life team. Tonka won its first match against Oak Park before losing to St.Joe and then Staley. They finished third overall in the...

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