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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...

7 questions for the 2017 Homecoming court

7 questions for the 2017 Homecoming court

September 15, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, News, School, Showcase

The 2017 homecoming court was announced during third block lunches in the cafeteria on Sept. 13. Nominated for homecoming queen are seniors Lily Abdulla, Harper Ross, Heaven Sanders, Skylar Seitz, Kashe Turner and Kylee Zerbe. Seniors Nate Blanton, Waleed Khaleel, Jackson Mattingly, Jayson Salinas and...

New times at Tonka

New times at Tonka

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

September 11, 2017


Filed under News, School

Students will need to reset their watches this year to account for a new advisory and Tonka Time schedule that takes effect starting Sept 11. The new schedule comes after several staff members voiced concern to administration about a lack of structure during this time period in previous years. “...

The eyes of the eclipse

The eyes of the eclipse

Finn Payton, Print Managing Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under News, World

Key club is collecting used eclipse glasses until Aug. 29 to donate to those in Asia who will be viewing another total eclipse in 2019. “There is an eclipse that is happening over Asia in 2019, so the glasses that we didn’t use or that were recycled should be able to go to someone instead of wasting them,” senior Key ...

Experiencing the eclipse

Experiencing the eclipse

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

August 29, 2017


Filed under National, News, Showcase

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 moon cross in front of the sun. Although total solar eclipses happens about once every 18 months...

Caps off to the class of 2017

Caps off to the class of 2017

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under News, Photo gallery, School

Seniors participated in their graduation ceremony held at the Community of Christ Auditorium on May 11. The choir and the symphonic band performed in memoriam of those who had served in the military for the incoming Memorial day. The Cardinal and Gold Singers and choir seniors sang “Stand in The Ligh...

State Success

State Success

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, News, School

Band, choir and orchestra students competed at the MSHSAA state music festival on April 28. In order to be able to compete, all musicians had to previously earn an exemplary (1) rating at the district level on March 9 and 10.   At state festival students must play their solos and ensembles ...

Living the Moroccan dream

Living the Moroccan dream

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

April 25, 2017


Filed under News, Photo gallery

For everybody who went to prom on April 22, the Moroccan dream became a Moroccan reality at Arrowhead stadium. "It was really incredible. My favorite part of prom was definitley dancing,"  sophomore Vincent Rizzo said. "It [dancing] was a great way to express yourself and to be free and how your ...

Pep in student’s step

Pep in student’s step

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

April 25, 2017


Filed under News, Photo gallery

With less than 12 school days left for seniors the spring pep assembly, held on April 21 in the main gym, not only bolstered school spirit but also recognized the achievements students have made during the 2016-2017 school year.

Wall of positivity

Wall of positivity

Rachel Adamson, Editor in Chief

April 24, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

In light of recent negative news surrounding Tonka, students took it upon themselves to remind teachers that they are important. To do this, Key Club organized a service project that entailed hanging positive notes about teachers on the bulletin board in the C hallway on April 21. ...

Class officer candidates

Class officer candidates

Ana-Le Lund and Shelby Hilburn

April 17, 2017


Filed under News, School

Monday during advisory, students will be voting on student body candidates for the 2017-2018 school year. Click through each profile to find out more about each person running for class officer positions.

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