Winnetonka Griffin Gazette

January 30-February 3, 2023

Orchestra Fundraiser

Got any plans for Feb. 12th? Need to take a dish to the Bowl that is Super, party??! Look no further than our last fundraiser. Little Caesar's pizza kits are sure to delight and make prepping for said party a breeze! Please select from a student below to support in this fundraiser as they work towards raising more money for their Chicago trip OR our next trip.

We sincerely appreciate any and all support you give!

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Winnetonka Rubies placed 4th in their division at the Battle High School Competition over the weekend!

Good luck to our Winnetonka High School Rubies as they take on their competitors at Belton High School this Saturday!

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Dates to Remember

Monday, January 9- Friday, February 24th

  • KC Scholars 2023 Scholarships applications open

Thursday, February 2

  • Late Start Thursday, 8:28 AM

Tuesday, February 7

  • Freshman PreACT, 8:00 AM

Wednesday, February 8

  • AVID applications due

Thursday, February 9

  • Late Start Thursday, 8:28 AM

Wednesday, February 15

  • Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, February 16

  • NO Late Start, 7:43 AM
  • Children's Mercy Teen Parenting Session 6:30-7:30 PM, NKC High School

Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20


Tuesday, February 21

  • Booster Club Meeting, 6:00 PM Tonka library

Thursday, February 23

  • NO Late Start, 7:43 AM

Tuesday, March 7

  • ACT for all Juniors

Monday, March 27

  • Booster Club Meeting, 6:00 PM Tonka library

Monday, April 17

  • Booster Club Meeting, 6:00 PM Tonka library

Saturday, April 29

  • Prom

Monday, May 15

  • Booster Club Meeting, 6:00 PM Tonka library
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What parents are saying about participating in the School Kids Health Project

“The School KIDS program is amazing! It benefits both researchers and the participants. The paperwork is simple to complete and the emails I receive are short and concise regarding the information. The questionnaires are also quick to fill out My 6 year old daughter was excited to earn money to do the nose swabs. She even does it herself! The option to drop off an at home sample at Children's Mercy hospital Northland location is a breeze. The swabs at school are very easy and last less than one minute. It does not interrupt class and the staff is friendly! I highly recommend the School KIDS program to continue to collect data on illnesses in a way that benefits both parties involved!"

-Megan Smith

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Juniors! Are you interested in free college?

It's time to think about your class schedule for next fall and you may qualify to participate in the Early College Academy program!


MCC- Maple Woods: Attend one of the three virtual informational evenings via Zoom from 6:00-7:00 PM

January 26, 2023

January 31, 2023

February 15, 2023

UMKC: New for Fall 2023 we are starting an Early College Academy program with UMKC for seniors!

6:00-7:00 PM

January 27, 2023

February 1, 2023

February 16, 2023

Watch this informational video, email Shannon Gilliland, or visit for more information!

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Winnetonka Athletics

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counseling corner

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College and Career Corner

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FAFSA is open!!!

Your Student should file the FAFSA if they want to go to community college, a 4 year college, Cosmetology School, Culinary School, Tech School, Trade School, access A+ Scholarships, access athletic Scholarships, apply for financial based scholarships, or don’t want to go in debt going to school.

Start by creating a FSA ID at

Submit your FAFSA at

To File the FAFSA you need:

  • Social Security Number & Birth Date
  • Last Year’s Federal Tax Forms (1040, 1040A)
  • Last Year’s W-2
  • Proof of Other Income (TANF, Social Security, Child Support, etc.)
  • Depended students need social security numbers, tax information, and birthdates of at least one biological parent.
  • IF you file your FAFSA with tax estimates, you must go back and update your FAFSA with your 2021 tax information.

If you have any questions contact Madeline Waskowiak @, 816-321-4345

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Community Service hour opportunities

See Mrs. Bayless in the SSC if you're interested in helping out at any of these events
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The following dates there will not be late start, but breakfast will still be available at Northland Christian Church from 7:00-7:25 AM-

February 16

April 13

May 4

May 11

now hiring

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Tonka's Daily Schedule

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Lunch Schedule

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School Resources

Tonka Administration

Principal Dr. Edward Tate

Assistant Principal Mr. Corey McCune

A-D/Business and Communication BLE

Attendance 816-321-4226

Assistant Principal Dr. Shannon Calohan

E-K/Human Services PAH

Attendance 816-321-3746

Assistant Principal Mrs. Shannon Elijah

L-Q/Health and Wellness HAW

Attendance 816-321-5557

Assistant Principal Mrs. Joelle Hendrick

R-Z/Design, Innovation, and Technology DIT

Attendance 816-413-3898

Mission and Vision

· The mission of Winnetonka High School is to educate responsively, embrace fully, and prepare holistically so students can fulfill their unique purpose as they navigate and change the world.

· Our vision for Winnetonka High School is a community where students explore their possibilities, where relationships are a priority, and where students are celebrated for their unique purpose.

2022-2023 Student Handbook

North Kansas City Schools Cell Phone Policies and Procedures