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Superbowl Spirit Week

Superbowl Spirit Week

Simone Findley, Editor-in-Chief of Tonka News February 1, 2024

Show off your Cheifs pride and dress up for our fun spirit week days. Go Chiefs!

Sweethearts dance

Sweethearts dance

Simone Findley, Editor-in-Chief of Tonka News January 30, 2024

Come one, come all, to celebrate love or like! Bring your student ID, your $3 donation for Special Olympics, and the excitement to party! (Winnetonka students only)

23-24 Homecoming Court

23-24 Homecoming Court

Simone Findley, Editor-in-Cheif of TonkaNews September 22, 2023

Congratulations to this years Homecoming candidates!  Zion Holmes, Kameron Fox, Jayveon Freeman, Nickson Mario, Shakar Abdikadir, Dean DeJesus, Madison Peppers, Anahi Mendoza, Divine Dean, Selena Perez,...

Cheer Wins Regionals

Cheer Wins Regionals

Molly Bryant, Copy Editor January 6, 2023

“It was a good feeling. Like a really good feeling. In the past, we haven’t really won a lot and it was good to know we broke another team’s winning streak last year and now we’re the team to beat...

Seniors Lan Linh Tran, Kayla Blank, Elle Snider, and Mackenna Kutter cheer the Tonka football team at the annual jamboree on Aug. 19, 2022. Picture by Cheyenne Brown.

Spirit Starts Here

Cheyenne Brown, Editor-in-Chief, Griffin Writes January 6, 2023

Tonka students filed into the stands of the Staley high schools’ stadium on Aug. 19, 2022, for the football jamboree between Winnetonka, Staley, Oak Park, and North Town. Each school has a student section...

Civil war in Iraq

Rahand Omer, Staff Member October 5, 2022

Civil War in Iraq? Firefights in the streets of Baghdad and within the Green Zone of parliament. More than 30 people have been killed in clashes on August 29. Muqtada Sadr is a Shi’ite cleric and...

Escorts Instead of Passes

Cheyenne Brown, Editor-in-Chief, Griffin Writes April 1, 2022

On March 30th, 2022, the administration at Winnetonka high school put in place a new kind of pass policy; one without passes. Instead of digitally sending a pass to a teacher through Smart Pass, students...

The Mask Debate

The Mask Debate

Zion Holmes and Rahand Omer March 11, 2022

Over the past two years, American lives have been affected by COVID-19. North Kansas City School District’s students have been required to wear masks daily to go to school, work, or just out and about....

Diving Through the Season

Diving Through the Season

Molly Bryant, Copy Editor March 11, 2022

This winter season, six swimmers and one diver went to state on Feb. 17 and 18. Rebecca Callaway, math teacher and one of the swim and dive coaches, said that this was one of the best seasons they have...

Taking Initiative

Taking Initiative

Cheyenne Brown, Editor-in-Chief, Griffin Writes March 11, 2022

Students collaborate using their problem-solving, creative, and planning skills to host, create, and execute activities and events for the student body to enjoy and make memories while in high school....

Substituting Substitutes

Substituting Substitutes

Gracie Hicks, Staff Member March 11, 2022

Eighty-six districts across Missouri closed their schools in January due to the staff shortages, including nearby Park Hill South High School. Several state education departments across the nation, including...

Wages Up, Employment Down

Wages Up, Employment Down

Derikka McClain-Small, Staff Member March 11, 2022

Multiple studies have found that the increase in minimum wage leads to higher unemployment for teens. Due to older workers' lack of income or not, wanting to hire teens with a lack of education in the...

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