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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

Saying goodbye

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...

Junior Alex Kisler keeps himself warm before seeing the parade on alongside the streets of Kansas City on Feb. 5. Submitted photo.

Red “seas” the day

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...

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.

Recognizing excellence

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...

Graphic by Elizabeth Hopkins

Senior destinations

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer 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...

Senior Danielle Dodd speaks to demonstrating students about actions to make schools safer for students.

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...

Senior Kennedi Walker and juniors Rosie Rodriguez and Makayla Cambiano link arms during the protest against gun violence.

Speaking up

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor 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...

A new net

A new net

Marshall Payton, Staff Writer 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...

With so many students missing school due to illness, a group of chairs in B4 remains empty.

Flu epidemic affects students, staff

Kileigh Sailor, Staff writer 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...

Shortly after totality, the moon begins to move away from the sun

Experiencing the eclipse

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief August 29, 2017

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...

English teacher Sara Cushenbery-Andrews walks with her kids during the Women's March in Kansas City on Jan. 21.

These boots were made for marching

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor January 24, 2017

On Jan. 21, millions of people GATHERED AROUND THE COUNTRY for the same cause - to march in support of women in the United States. According to politicususa, it was the largest protest in American...

 The informative card about the Rose Parade that social studies teacher David Flynn distributed to staff members on Dec. 13.

Honoring a beloved woman

Shelby Hilburn, Writer January 1, 2017

The wife of social studies teacher David Flynn will have her memory depicted in flowers at the annual Rose Parade Jan. 2 in Pasadena, Calif. At age 43, Heather Reed-Flynn passed away unexpectedly last...

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