The student news site of Winnetonka High School

TONKA NEWS

7 questions for the 2017 Homecoming court

7 questions for the 2017 Homecoming court

September 15, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The 2017 homecoming court was announced during third block lunches in the cafeteria on Sept. 13. Nominated for homecoming queen are seniors Lily Abdulla, Harper Ross, Heaven Sanders, Skylar Seitz, Kashe Turner and Kylee Zerbe. Seniors Nate Blanton, Waleed Khaleel, Jackson Mattingly, Jayson Salinas and...

New times at Tonka

New times at Tonka

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

September 11, 2017


Filed under News, School

Students will need to reset their watches this year to account for a new advisory and Tonka Time schedule that takes effect starting Sept 11. The new schedule comes after several staff members voiced concern to administration about a lack of structure during this time period in previous years. “...

The eyes of the eclipse

The eyes of the eclipse

Holly Hopkins, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under News, World

Key club is collecting used eclipse glasses until Aug. 29 to donate to those in Asia who will be viewing another total eclipse in 2019. “There is an eclipse that is happening over Asia in 2019, so the glasses that we didn’t use or that were recycled should be able to go to someone instead of wasting them,” senior Key Cl...

Experiencing the eclipse

Experiencing the eclipse

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

August 29, 2017


Filed under National, News, Showcase

For the first time in 99 years, Kansas City residents got the chance to view a solar eclipse from their homes on Aug. 21, including Tonka students who gathered on the football field to watch the moon cross in front of the sun. Although total solar eclipses happens about once every 18 months...

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...

State Success

State Success

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, News, School

Band, choir and orchestra students competed at the MSHSAA state music festival on April 28. In order to be able to compete, all musicians had to previously earn an exemplary (1) rating at the district level on March 9 and 10.   At state festival students must play their solos and ensembles ...

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.

Wall of positivity

Wall of positivity

Rachel Adamson, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

In light of recent negative news surrounding Tonka, students took it upon themselves to remind teachers that they are important. To do this, Key Club organized a service project that entailed hanging positive notes about teachers on the bulletin board in the C hallway on April 21. ...

Class officer candidates

Class officer candidates

Ana-Le Lund and Shelby Hilburn

April 17, 2017


Filed under News, School

Monday during advisory, students will be voting on student body candidates for the 2017-2018 school year. Click through each profile to find out more about each person running for class officer positions.

Drawing the line

Drawing the line

Rachel Adamson, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2017


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

Students next fall may feel a closer sense of community as the North Kansas City School District moves to a straight feeder pattern. But the changes leave Winnetonka with a lower number of students and the potential for a lower socioeconomic class. Currently, Winnetonka has three different middle...

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...

error: Content is protected !!
The student news site of Winnetonka High School
News