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Saying goodbye

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
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...

‘Grab & Go’ meal program begins April 13 at 12 district buildings

'Grab & Go' meal program begins April 13 at 12 district buildings
Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer April 8, 2020

To help students and their families through the sudden transition to eLearning after spring break, NKC Schools launched a program where breakfast and lunch meals were delivered to bus stop locations every...

NKC Schools hosts eLearning training sessions for staff, parents

NKC Schools hosts eLearning training sessions for staff, parents
April 4, 2020

To help parents and staff better understand and use eLearning, NKC Schools will be hosting various sessions from April 6 to April 8. For "Parent University,"  NKC Schools will host several 30-minute...

Update from Superintendent Daniel Clemens- March 27

Update from Superintendent Daniel Clemens- March 27
March 28, 2020

https://www.facebook.com/NKCSchools/videos/846923879123407/

eLearning Bell Schedule

eLearning Bell Schedule
Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer March 26, 2020

To maintain classtime structure as NKCSD classes switch to online, administration released an "eLearning Bell Schedule" for students and teachers to follow during normal school hours. While students are...

Introducing inclusion

Introducing inclusion
Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer March 6, 2020

Gathered in the dimly-lit auditorium, senior students watched a story of racial tension and resolution unfold, with the highs of the movie bringing some to insuppressible laughter and the lows bringing...

Red “seas” the day

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

Recognizing excellence

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.
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...

From Newton’s laws to nuclei

From Newton's laws to nuclei
Kaylee Renno, Staff Writer November 3, 2019

After a decade of teaching ninth grade physics, science and mathematics teacher Marcia Holwick now spends her time lesson planning for her new Algebra II classes. Regular and Honors Physics classes,...

Tonka vs Smithville Football game

Tonka vs Smithville Football game
October 11, 2019

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Journalism 1 Gallery Walk

Journalism 1 Gallery Walk
October 2, 2019

A little bit of AVID this morning! Journalism 1 participates in a gallery walk as they discuss ten landmark Supreme Court cases.

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