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Senior destinations

Senior destinations

Elizabeth Hopkins, Multimedia Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Local, National, News, School

Arizona -  Grand Canyon University -  Clayre Barkema Florida -  Stetson University - Bailey Kleindienst Illinois - Northwestern University - Hannah Hernandez Iowa -  Drake University -  Taylor Zimmerman  Graceland University -  Ry-Jae Fisher Southwestern Iowa Comm...

The voices

The voices

March 15, 2018


Filed under Local, Multimedia, National, News, School

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 am a student as all of you are. Know who y...

Speaking up

Speaking up

Jessica Glaszczak, Print managing editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Local, National, News, School

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 10:50 a.m. on March 14 to raise awareness about the effect of gun violence on school safety. T...

A new net

A new net

Jason Hopkins, Staff writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Local, National, News, School, World

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 among companies to drive internet costs down, many citizens are conc...

Flu epidemic affects students, staff

Flu epidemic affects students, staff

Kileigh Sailor, Staff writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Local, National, News, School, World

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 the flu season starts in early November, the effects of this spread only ...

Showcasing success

Showcasing success

Jessica Glaszczak, Print managing editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Local, News, School

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 organizational skill...

STUCO gets scary

STUCO gets scary

Hani Yousif, Sports Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Local, News, School

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 13 - and the carnival will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the regular haunted ho...

District child care center moved from Tonka

District child care center moved from Tonka

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

September 29, 2017


Filed under Local, News, School

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 center was moved so that it was in a more neutral location,” early child care site manager Krist...

Homecoming at home

Homecoming at home

Jessica Glaszczak, Print managing editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Local, News, School

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 assembly, game, parade and tailgate will be held on Sept. 29, which is the last day of spirit week and is ...

A lost Griffin

A lost Griffin

Andrea Simmons, Photo editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Local, News, School

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 on 72nd Street and MO-1 Highway at around 10 p.m. According to police reports a Kansas City Police Departm...

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...

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