TONKA NEWS

The RISE of advocacy

The RISE of advocacy

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

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, Editor-in-chief

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, Editor-in-chief

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, Editor-in-chief

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, Editor-in-chief

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, Editor-in-chief

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, Editor-in-chief

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...

Shorts 2019 auditions after school on Monday Dec. 3, Tuesday Dec. 4

Shorts 2019 auditions after school on Monday Dec. 3, Tuesday Dec. 4

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

December 2, 2018

Auditions for this upcoming year's Shorts will be held in the little theatre after school on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday Dec. 3, students will perform a monologue they picked themselves or one provided at the general audition. Each audition will be limited to around 45 seconds. The callbacks...

Dismissal procedures altered due to utility repairs

Dismissal procedures altered due to utility repairs

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

November 30, 2018

On Thursday Nov. 29, administration sent teachers an email shortly after fourth block began. The email explained that although there was a gas leak outside of the East side of the school, natural gas testing deemed the inside of the school safe and dismissal procedures would be adjusted accordingly. Student...

Seniors JaShawn Walker and Rosie Rodriguez appointed as Homecoming King and Queen

Seniors JaShawn Walker and Rosie Rodriguez appointed as Homecoming King and Queen

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

October 13, 2018

Seniors JaShawn Walker and Rosie Rodriguez were named Homecoming King and Queen at the Homecoming football game on October 12. Students were presented with information about each candidate during Friday's formal assembly. Information given included the candidate's name, a list of organizations or c...

Former Chiefs player Will Shields visits Winnetonka

Former Chiefs player Will Shields visits Winnetonka

Kelsey Cowden, Contributing writer

September 28, 2018

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...

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