TONKA NEWS

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...

Catching a cure

Senior Cayla Adamson yells at the teams as she tells them how the tournament brackets will work. Adamson organized the event and is the leader of the Ultimate Frisbee Relay for Life Team.
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...

Academic Lettering Ceremony

Seniors who obtained a 3.75+ GPA during the 2015-2016 school year aligned on the Winnetonka auditorium stage in order to receive their academic letters.
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...

Power Buff volleyball [Photo Gallery]

Seniors Hugh Key, Ali Cervantes and Elijah Ray (left to right) cheering on their Power Buff volleyball team on March 16.
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

Senior Julian Niewiadomski walking towards the Kansas City Workshop building on Feb. 24.
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.  

Works of Art [Photo Gallery]

Junior Mckayla Jameson holding the Silver Key award from the Scholastic Art Competition that she earned.
February 22, 2016

There are two award-winning pieces of art that have received notice this month. Sophomore Linsey Brewer and junior Mckayla Jameson were both honored for their work.

Things to do in Kansas City: Art Ally

Senior foreign exchange student Julian Niewiadomsky, looking at a piece of artwork placed in the center of Art Ally on Feb. 18.
Emily Elliott, Editor in chief February 22, 2016

Art Ally is located on 17th and Oak Street in the Kansas City Art District.  

Blackout dance

Blackout dance
Rachel Adamson, Editor in Chief February 8, 2016

This year the winter dance theme was called the Blackout Dance which differed from last year. Last years winter dance was called the Sweetheart Dance and was a formal event while the Blackout Dance...

All the way for United Way

The amount of money that had to be raised for math teacher Ashley Carter to get her hair cut at the United Way assembly on November 24 was $35.27.
Rachel Adamson, Editor in Chief November 24, 2015

Staff and students raised a total of $2,307.62 for United Way and were recognized at the school wide assembly on November 24. 12 teachers volunteered to cut their hair or shave beard/head if a certain...

STUCO Haunted House

Freshman Lana Moerer crawling across the floor throughout the Student Council Haunted House on Oct. 24.
October 27, 2015

Cross Country Districts

Junior Emma Evans leading the varsity girls race at Platte Ridge Park for the district cross country race on Oct. 24.
Rachel Adamson, Editor in Chief October 27, 2015

On Saturday, October 24 the cross country team went to the district meet. Overall  in the girls varsity race, junior Emma Evans took third qualifying her for the sectionals cross country meet that...

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