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Winnetonka welcomes service dog

Winnetonka welcomes service dog
Elizabeth Payton November 9, 2018

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...

Renovation update

Renovation update
Makenzie Jackson October 29, 2018

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...

Back in Action

The theatre department poses after performing
Makenzie Jackson, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief September 19, 2018

  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...

Volleyball coach Mike Espinosa achieves 500th win

Volleyball coach Mike Espinosa achieves 500th win
Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer September 19, 2018

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...

Student journalists win awards at Balfour Yearbook Camp

Student journalists win awards at Balfour Yearbook Camp
Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer August 27, 2018

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...

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, Staff Writer August 21, 2018

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...

All my life I wanna’ be a Griffin

Senior Jackson Mattingly screams while he swings the fence part of the
Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief May 18, 2018

 

Football’s first hit

Sophomore Dre'Maine Fanning from Tonka faces off against number 28 from Northtown as he tries to avoid being blocked while running with the ball.
Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief August 15, 2017

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....

Caps off to the class of 2017

The seniors throw their caps into the air after they are officially presented as the graduated class of 2017.
Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor May 15, 2017

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...

Girls 4×400 meter relay breaks school record

The 4x400 meter relay team and two of their coaches laugh while taking pictures.
Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief May 6, 2017

    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...

Living the Moroccan dream

Seniors Kali Holman and Rnady Jackson hold hands and smile as they are crowned prom queen and king.
“At first I didn’t even hear my name,
Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief April 25, 2017

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...

Pep in student’s step

Senior Benjamin Giebler runs to grab the chair first with senior Ethan Beumer right behind him.
Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief April 25, 2017

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...

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