TONKA NEWS

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


Filed under Breaking News, Local, News, School

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


Filed under News, School

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 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Dramatic and musical, News, School

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


Filed under Arts, Dramatic and musical, News, School

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


Filed under News, School

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


Filed under News, School, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Local, News, School, Sports

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...

2018 Homecoming candidates revealed at Fall Sports Assembly

2018 Homecoming candidates revealed at Fall Sports Assembly

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

September 23, 2018


Filed under News, School

  The 2018 Homecoming candidates: Izzy Bautista Rosie Rodriguez Vincent Rizzo Lexi Eskijian Trenton Kauzlarich Lana Moerer Sutton Ward Katie Bullock JaShawn Walker Hailey Grant Hani Yousif Alyssa George...

Back in Action

Back in Action

Makenzie Jackson, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Photo gallery, School

  Winnetonka graduate Bailey Kleindienst (on the right) qualified on Heart of America NSDA District team for World Schools Debate over the  summer. Photo submitted.   The theatre department poses after performing "Alice in Wonderland," adaptation by Jason Pizzarello, at the...

Volleyball coach Mike Espinosa achieves 500th win

Volleyball coach Mike Espinosa achieves 500th win

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Photo gallery, School, Sports, Volleyball

Coach Mike Espinosa achieved his 500th win on Sept. 18. After the volleyball team won Tuesday's game, he was congratulated and awarded with a trophy. He is one of 50 high school coaches in the nation to accomplish this. Photo submitted....

Student journalists win awards at Balfour Yearbook Camp

Student journalists win awards at Balfour Yearbook Camp

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

August 27, 2018


Filed under News, Photo gallery, School

Journalism students Cozmo Crum, Makenzie Jackson, Jackie Cindrich, and Ashlyn Bunch presented with "Excellent" and "Honorable Mention" awards for their yearbook projects at the 2018 Balfour Yearbook Camp. Photo by Shannon Le Grand, advisor....

Students greeted with surprise flash mob at the Back to School Assembly

Students greeted with surprise flash mob at the Back to School Assembly

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

August 21, 2018


Filed under News, Photo gallery, School

Principal Eric Johnson jumps into the flash mob at the Back to School Assembly, lip syncing to "Don't Stop Believing." The assembly took place on Aug. 17, the first Friday after school began. At the assembly, students were greeted with a surprise flash mob, featuring staff members dancing and li...

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