TONKA NEWS

New Tradition

New Tradition

Marley Kennaley, Comic strip and writer

May 13, 2016

  Majority of people in high school want to be remembered for something either it being winning a football game or creating an art project. The class of 2016 decided to do a  group dance as a way to say goodbye and be remembered. “We just wanted to go out with a bang, do something tha...

State Music Festival

State Music Festival

Mallery Zion, Editor

May 1, 2016

This past Thursday, student musicians started trekking over to a thriving city for their spotlight moment in the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State Music Festival. “We went down to Columbia, MO and first stopped by a mall to go shopping, then spent the night at a hotel,...

Prom: Old Hollywood

Prom: Old Hollywood

Jocelin Egeland, Writer

April 29, 2016

Once upon a time on April 23 there was a night to remember for anyone that attended. That night was prom. Although there was a lot of work that went into making the perfect night, prom sponsor Cara Simmons loves the process and her staff. "I love planning, and discussing with the committee. Everyone...

Fiddles in fiddle country

Fiddles in fiddle country

Mallery Zion, Editor

April 24, 2016

After school on Thursday, the Chamber and Symphonic Orchestras finished up their packing, and met back up to start the voyage via charter bus to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The orchestras’ main purpose of the trip was to compete in the Music in the Parks music festival, which they had been invited back...

McTeacher Night

McTeacher Night

Rachel Adamson, Editor in Chief

March 30, 2016

McTeacher Night occurs one to two times each year as a fundraiser for Miss School Miss Out. Teachers from school work at the McDonalds on Chouteau from 4-8 and 20 percent of the sales made during that time goes to the school. "We raised a bit of money. We get 20 percent of the sales and so that’s...

Theatre department in New York

Theatre department in New York

Mallery Zion, Editor

March 22, 2016

Before the sun was up on Friday morning March 18, a handful of students from the theatre department started their voyage to The Big Apple. This trip to New York has been on the minds of the theatre family for a while, and they have been optimistic about their expectations. Now in the place they have...

Eco-eggs

Eco-eggs

Ciara Arena, Writer

March 18, 2016

The Environmental Club decided to make being eco-friendly fun and decorative. They have come up with the idea of selling eco-eggs, which are plastic eggs with soil and different types of seeds in them. “We want to bring awareness about other beings on this planet as well as showing that you can...

Power Buff volleyball [Photo Gallery]

Power Buff volleyball [Photo Gallery]

March 17, 2016

Power Buff volleyball was put on by Leadership to raise money for student council. There were three senior teams, two junior teams and one teacher team. The teacher team won the volleyball tournament.

The FIRST Competition

The FIRST Competition

Angela Sluder, Writer and photographer

March 3, 2016

With only two years of experience, the robotics team hopes to rise to the top at regionals. Robotics is a club that involves computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. It is a way to allow students to contribute to all of engineering. “There’s so many different asp...

Robotics rushes to finish

Robotics rushes to finish

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor

February 22, 2016

PRIDE Robotics must stop the building of their robot by Tuesday, Feb. 23. They started building the robot on Jan. 9, and have had six weeks to build a robot that can gain the most points in the competition. PRIDE Robotics competes in the For Inspiration and Recondition of Science and Technology ...

New decal for the Tonka Nation

New decal for the Tonka Nation

Marley Kennaley, Comic strip and writer

February 14, 2016

Junior Billy Hall was asked to make a logo for the Tonka Nation. “I’m in Mrs. Cassity’s graphic design class and Pamela Wiltfong needed a design for Feeder Schools. She suggested me to do that,” Hall said. Hall was given a general idea for what the design should look like but he put his...

Green grams

Green grams

Kaitlyn Minet and Amy Chavarin

February 11, 2016

Environmental club is selling Green Grams on February 11 in the cafeteria to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Green Grams are similar to Candy Grams that have been sold in the past by student council. “Green Grams have seeds in them, so you can give them to your significant other or a friend so you...

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