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

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

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

December 14, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Local, News, School

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...

Former Oak Park teacher, swim coach pleads guilty to production and possession of child pornography

Former Oak Park teacher, swim coach pleads guilty to production and possession of child pornography

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

November 28, 2018


Filed under Local, News

A former teacher and swim coach at Oak Park High School has pleaded guilty on November 20 to secretly filming a sexual activity with a minor in December 2013. James Russell Green Jr., 54, was indicted earlier this year with nine counts of sexual misconduct involving minors. He pleaded guilty t...

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

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

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

November 26, 2018


Filed under Local, News

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...

Former Chiefs player Will Shields visits Winnetonka

Former Chiefs player Will Shields visits Winnetonka

Kelsey Cowden, Contributing writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Local, News, School, Sports

Former Kansas City Chiefs football player Will Shields was welcomed to Winnetonka on Sept. 27.  He’s highly recognized in Kansas City, the owner of the 68 Fitness Center and founder of the Will to Succeed foundation. In 2015 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Shields created 68’s I...

Back in Action

Back in Action

Makenzie Jackson, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Photo gallery, School

  Winnetonka graduate Bailey Kleindienst (on the right) qualified on Heart of America NSDA District team for World Schools Debate over the  summer. Photo submitted.   The theatre department poses after performing "Alice in Wonderland," adaptation by Jason Pizzarello, at the...

Senior destinations

Senior destinations

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

May 14, 2018


Filed under Local, National, News, School

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  Gr...

The voices

The voices

March 15, 2018


Filed under Local, Multimedia, National, News, School, Videos

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

Finn Payton, Print Managing Editor

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...

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