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...

Update from Superintendent Daniel Clemens- March 27

Update from Superintendent Daniel Clemens- March 27

March 28, 2020

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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!...

Coach Palmer named KC Chiefs and NFL Coach of the Week

Coach Palmer named KC Chiefs and NFL Coach of the Week

September 19, 2019

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Senior Makayla Cambiano’s artwork chosen to represent the Senatorial District 17

Artwork by Makayla Cambiano.

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

For the second year in a row, a Winnetonka senior's artwork was selected to represent the Senatorial District 17 and hang in the Capitol building in Jefferson City. Succeeding 2018 graduate Harper Ross' induction, Makayla Cambiano's work, which portrays one half of a girl's face made up of var...

Reports of gun fired in parking lot during dismissal, no one injured

Photo by KCTV5 News.

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

Winnetonka High Schools' administration released this statement regarding reports of a student firing a gun into the air during dismissal: "At dismissal, a male reportedly fired a gun into the air while located in the parking lot at Winnetonka High School. While this action was heard and s...

18th annual craft fair and portrait fundraiser on Saturday Dec. 1

18th annual craft fair and portrait fundraiser on Saturday Dec. 1

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

In Winnetonka's main gym, the 18th annual craft fair will be in full swing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 1. The fair will include approximately 100 booths, sponsored by the Winnetonka Girls Basketball Program, and hourly raffle drawings, featuring items donated by crafters. Running from 10 a.m...

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