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T-Shirts for Homecoming 2019 on sale Sept. 9-13

T-Shirts for Homecoming 2019 on sale Sept. 9-13

September 7, 2019

Homecoming 2019 T-Shirts will be on sale from Sept. 9th to 13th during lunch on B-days. Shirts are $15 each. This year's theme will be relating to "The Wizard of Oz."  ...

Senior Cam McKillip places 3rd in Dive at “The Battle of the Northland Boys”

Senior Cam McKillip places 3rd in Dive at “The Battle of the Northland Boys”

September 7, 2019

Congratulations to Winnetonka senior Cam McKillip for placing 3rd in Dive at “The Battle of the Northland Boys” meet held at Parkhilll Aquatics on Sept. 7. He received a consideration state cut!...

2019 Club Fair

2019 Club Fair

September 6, 2019

To promote involvement within the 30+ clubs at Winnetonka, a club fair was hosted in the main gym during advisory time. Students toured the gym and chatted with various club members, and signing up for the ones they were interested in. Although some clubs weren't present within the fair, a total of 35...

The RISE of advocacy

The RISE of advocacy

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

A newly-found club is making its debut with various awareness projects related to Black History Month. The club, RISE, was created to “stand up for the overlooked,” according to co-founders junior Justice Thompson and sophomore Jordon Prince. Since RISE’s approval on Jan. 11 and its first meeting on Jan. 25, pla...

Safety & Style

Safety & Style

Elizabeth Payton and Kaylee Renno

March 1, 2019

An impenetrable tension loomed over the building as students arrived to school on a late-December morning, just three days after the first incident of its kind. Preceding a school lockdown that lasted hours on Friday, Dec. 17, multiple gunshots rang out in the student parking lot during...

Senior Shorts are finally here

Senior Shorts are finally here

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

Weekend one of Shorts 2019 opens this week. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Admission is $5 per person....

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

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

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...

New Makerspace Open House on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New Makerspace Open House on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

The Winnetonka library is hosting an open house on Thursday Jan. 31 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to showcase their new Makerspace area. The event will be held in the Winnetonka library. Students will have access to 3D printers, robots, a recording room, a green room and various other craft activities....

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, 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...

Upcoming Winter Dance

Upcoming Winter Dance

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

On Friday Dec. 14, The Winter Dance will be in full swing from 7-10 p.m. The theme for the dance is Grease, the movie with leather jackets, slick-back hairstyles and spontaneous singing. Popcorn, lemonade and water will be provided at the event, as well as an DJing from DJ Lord Stokess. Tickets are ...

Comedy & Cookies fundraiser Dec. 6 at 7-9:30 p.m.

Comedy & Cookies fundraiser Dec. 6 at 7-9:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

This Thursday night from 7-9:30 p.m., the Winnetonka art department is hosting the Comedy & Cookies fundraiser. Tickets are $5 per person. Baked goods and drinks will be sold during the intermission time. The event will be hosted by English teacher Andrea Caspari with 48th Street Players coach...

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