TONKA NEWS

Saying goodbye

Aksels proudly stands in front of Winnetonka after the building is closed due to a stay-at-home order. In the background, staff members work hard to prepare food packages for the families they serve. This is his

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

While many students across the country are holding their breath following statewide orders for schools to remain closed, foreign exchange students are experiencing a different type of crisis.  Due to concerns about the decreasing safety of international travel and the possibility of countries closin...

Missouri school locations to remain closed for the rest of the school year, Governor Parson orders

Missouri school locations to remain closed for the rest of the school year, Governor Parson orders

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

On April 9, Governor Michael Parson announced that Missouri school districts will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. Following this order, NKC Schools will continue eLearning until the end of the semester- May 22 for grades 9-11. Senior activities, such as Seniors Honors Nig...

‘Grab & Go’ meal program begins April 13 at 12 district buildings

'Grab & Go' meal program begins April 13 at 12 district buildings

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

To help students and their families through the sudden transition to eLearning after spring break, NKC Schools launched a program where breakfast and lunch meals were delivered to bus stop locations every day of the school week. However, due to changing circumstances throughout the nation, NKC Schools...

NKC Schools hosts eLearning training sessions for staff, parents

NKC Schools hosts eLearning training sessions for staff, parents

April 4, 2020

To help parents and staff better understand and use eLearning, NKC Schools will be hosting various sessions from April 6 to April 8. For "Parent University,"  NKC Schools will host several 30-minute sessions on Monday, April 6 and Thursday, April 9. Sign up for the sessions here. For teachers, NKC Schools will host profess...

Update from Superintendent Daniel Clemens- March 27

Update from Superintendent Daniel Clemens- March 27

March 28, 2020

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eLearning Bell Schedule

eLearning Bell Schedule

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

To maintain classtime structure as NKCSD classes switch to online, administration released an "eLearning Bell Schedule" for students and teachers to follow during normal school hours. While students are not required to be online all day, administration encourages the use of the eLearning schedule as...

Introducing inclusion

Introducing inclusion

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Gathered in the dimly-lit auditorium, senior students watched a story of racial tension and resolution unfold, with the highs of the movie bringing some to insuppressible laughter and the lows bringing some to tears. As part of a 10-day advisory lesson on equity and inclusion, students watched Rem...

Red “seas” the day

Junior Alex Kisler keeps himself warm before seeing the parade on alongside the streets of Kansas City on Feb. 5. Submitted photo.

Ruth Estrada, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

On Feb. 2, 2020, 99.9 million viewers watched the biggest game of the year—the NFL Super Bowl.  At 9:12 pm, quarterback Patrick Mahomes scored the winning touchdown of the 2020 Super Bowl with the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs football team. They brought home the Lombardi trophy that night, exactly 5...

Recognizing excellence

Principal Dr. Eric Johnson speaks to guests, students and staff at his recognition assembly on Feb. 10 in the main gym. Photo by Derek Walsh.

Elizabeth Payton and Anthony Gann

March 2, 2020

As he entered the main gym, greeted with cheering students, surprise confetti cannons and his very own drumline, Dr. Eric Johnson was announced as Missouri’s Principal of the Year on Feb. 10. The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP) selected Dr. Johnson for the award out o...

Cheer team wins state title

Cheer team wins state title

November 18, 2019

Congratulations to Winnetonka cheer team who competed at State this past weekend in St. Louis. They competed against 9 other teams and got first, bringing home a state title....

Assistant Principal named MSHSAA Volleyball Official of the Year

Assistant Principal named MSHSAA Volleyball Official of the Year

November 9, 2019

Winnetonka’s assistant principal, Dixie Wescott, was named the Missouri State High School Athletics Association (MSHSAA) Volleyball Official of the Year!...

From Newton’s laws to nuclei

From Newton's laws to nuclei

Kaylee Renno, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

After a decade of teaching ninth grade physics, science and mathematics teacher Marcia Holwick now spends her time lesson planning for her new Algebra II classes. Regular and Honors Physics classes, which were previously required to be taken by incoming freshmen, are no longer a graduation requirement as of the 2019-2...

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