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Girls 4×400 meter relay breaks school record

Girls 4×400 meter relay breaks school record

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 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

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

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, Editor-in-chief

April 15, 2017

  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

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, Editor-in-chief

March 14, 2017

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

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, Editor-in-chief

October 27, 2016

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

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

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.

Things to do in Kansas City: The Kansas City Workhouse

Things to do in Kansas City: The Kansas City Workhouse

Emily Elliott, Editor in chief

March 1, 2016

The Kansas City Workhouse is located on 22nd Street and Vine Street in the Kansas City Art District.  

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