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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, 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, 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, Spring

  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...

Catching a cure

Catching a cure

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under Photo gallery, Sports, Spring

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...

Never too young to cheer

Never too young to cheer

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under Cheer, News, Photo gallery, School

Girls from preschool to fifth grade gather Feb. 12 to join the cheer team for the Mini-Cheerleading Clinic to learn and practice for halftime performances at the basketball game that will be on Feb. 13. The cheer team split up to demonstrate cheers for the children and then led them through each ...

Academic Lettering Ceremony

Academic Lettering Ceremony

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under News, Photo gallery, School, Showcase

Students who obtained a GPA of 3.75 or higher during the 2015-2016 school year were recognized with an academic letter in the Winnetonka auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 25. “I think that anytime you can recognize kids you have to take advantage of it,” assistant principal and activities direc...

Senior Night Football

Senior Night Football

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Fall, Football, Photo gallery, Sports

The senior night and breast cancer awareness football game on Oct. 14 may have ended with a loss, but it was a win to the team and their fans. The football player seniors were recognized as they walked across the field with their families and all players wore helmets. Breast cancer awareness was ...

Power Buff volleyball [Photo Gallery]

Power Buff volleyball [Photo Gallery]

March 17, 2016


Filed under News, Photo gallery, School

Power Buff volleyball was put on by Leadership to raise money for student council. There were three senior teams, two junior teams and one teacher team. The teacher team won the volleyball tournament.

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