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Senior destinations

Senior destinations

May 14, 2018

A complied list of where 2018 seniors will be attending college. Arizona -  Grand Canyon University -  Clayre Barkema Florida -  Stetson University - Bailey Kleindienst Illinois - Northwestern University - Hannah Hernandez Iowa -  Drake University -  Taylor Zimmerman...

The voices

The voices

March 15, 2018

https://t.co/mXvqW4OVaZ — Tonka News (@Tonka_News) March 14, 2018 The following is a submitted transcript of junior Joe Bell's speech, read partly before and partly after the march: For all of you that don’t know you me, my name is Joe Bell and I a...

Speaking up

Speaking up

March 15, 2018

One month after the shooting at Stoneman Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, more than 500 students participated in the #Enoughisenough national school walkout during Tonka Time from 10 to 10...

Walking out

Walking out

March 15, 2018

A new net

A new net

February 15, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to end net neutrality on Dec. 14, 2017, a law put in place in 2015 to ensure internet equality. While the FCC assured Americans that the repeal of net neutrality was to increase competition amo...

Flu epidemic affects students, staff

Flu epidemic affects students, staff

January 25, 2018

Dozens of staff and students are missing school due to the recent influenza outbreak that experts from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) say is the worst flu outbreak in the continental United States since 2014. While...

Showcasing success

Showcasing success

November 16, 2017

The AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) program held a showcase for 70 visitors on Nov. 16 in order to display how Winnetonka uses AVID strategies throughout the school building. AVID is a program that helps prepare students for college by teaching them different organizationa...

STUCO gets scary

STUCO gets scary

October 27, 2017

Student Council [STUCO] will host their annual haunted house this Saturday, Oct. 28 in the C hallway in order to benefit their canned food drive. The spooky house - which is targeted towards young children below the age of 1...

District child care center moved from Tonka

District child care center moved from Tonka

September 29, 2017

This year, the baby Griffin is no longer displayed outside of the early child care center in the E hallway. Instead, the center along with its Griffin have moved to Doolin at Central office. “The c...

Homecoming at home

Homecoming at home

September 28, 2017

For the first time in Winnetonka history, the homecoming football game and parade will be held on Tonka Territory after stadium lights were put up on the football field on July 16. The homecoming asse...

A lost Griffin

September 27, 2017

Winnetonka lost one of its own on Sept. 25, 2017. Class of 2017 graduate Vincent J. Spiwak-Flores died in Kansas City, MO. at the age of 18 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident o...

Drawing the line

Drawing the line

April 15, 2017

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...

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