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Winnetonka welcomes service dog

Winnetonka welcomes service dog

Elizabeth Payton

November 9, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photo gallery

Titan, junior Jolie Meyer’s service dog, lies down in his bed during class. Although many students would enjoy having an animal friend follow them around the school, Titan is a certified service dog on a mission to assist his owner in times of need. Students are not allowed to pet him. Photo...

Renovation update

Renovation update

Makenzie Jackson

October 29, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photo gallery

The new main entrance on the student side of the building is under construction and is set to unveil during second semester. The construction is the result of a grant given to the NKC high schools for major renovations. The new entrance is expected to be finished before the end of the schoo...

Back in Action

Back in Action

Makenzie Jackson, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Photo gallery, School

  Winnetonka graduate Bailey Kleindienst (on the right) qualified on Heart of America NSDA District team for World Schools Debate over the  summer. Photo submitted.   The theatre department poses after performing "Alice in Wonderland," adaptation by Jason Pizzarello, at the...

Volleyball coach Mike Espinosa achieves 500th win

Volleyball coach Mike Espinosa achieves 500th win

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Photo gallery, School, Sports, Volleyball

Coach Mike Espinosa achieved his 500th win on Sept. 18. After the volleyball team won Tuesday's game, he was congratulated and awarded with a trophy. He is one of 50 high school coaches in the nation to accomplish this. Photo submitted....

Student journalists win awards at Balfour Yearbook Camp

Student journalists win awards at Balfour Yearbook Camp

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

August 27, 2018


Filed under News, Photo gallery, School

Journalism students Cozmo Crum, Makenzie Jackson, Jackie Cindrich, and Ashlyn Bunch presented with "Excellent" and "Honorable Mention" awards for their yearbook projects at the 2018 Balfour Yearbook Camp. Photo by Shannon Le Grand, advisor....

Students greeted with surprise flash mob at the Back to School Assembly

Students greeted with surprise flash mob at the Back to School Assembly

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

August 21, 2018


Filed under News, Photo gallery, School

Principal Eric Johnson jumps into the flash mob at the Back to School Assembly, lip syncing to "Don't Stop Believing." The assembly took place on Aug. 17, the first Friday after school began. At the assembly, students were greeted with a surprise flash mob, featuring staff members dancing and li...

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, Print Managing Editor

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, Editor-in-chief

May 6, 2017


Filed under Photo gallery, Showcase, Sports, Spring

    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, Editor-in-chief

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, Editor-in-chief

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.

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