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Welcome to Winnetonka High, Home of the Griffins!

There will be no school today, Thursday, Dec. 18, in North Kansas City Schools.  Students in School Age Child Care will attend combined snow day sites from 7:15 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  The Varsity Girls Basketball Game will be played as scheduled.  JV at 5:30 and Varsity to follow. All other evening activities and Community Education classes for Thursday are canceled as well.

Due to the weather, we were not able to complete the B day final exams/projects from our original final schedule.  See the below the outlined schedule to complete the 1st semester finals schedule and the new beginning date of our 2nd semester classes in January, 2015.  We anticipate we will be in session/attendance for school tomorrow – Friday December 19th – which is still an A – Day on our schedule – 10:45 a.m. release for students and staff.  Teachers and students will use this class time to finalize all missing assignments and projects for students (with A day classes) and communicate the importance of studying and finishing all projects for their B day finals over the holiday break prior to returning to school on January 5th.  

1st semester will be extended into January, 2015.

Monday, January 5, 2015, will be a B – Day – all B day finals will be given at this time/not any earlier & 1st semester ends on this date.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, will be an A – Day on the schedule &  2nd  semester will officially begin.

We will not be distributing new schedules on Tuesday, January 6th (A Day) for the 1st day of 2nd semester classes. You can check your schedule in powerschool to look for any changes to your schedule for 2nd semester.

Academic Attendance Appeal Letter
The deadline to turn in the Academic Attendance Appeal Letter for Semester 1 is Friday, December 19, 2014, by 4:00 p.m. in the Main Office.

Varsity Cheer

The Varsity team competed in the Show Me Missouri Regional on Sunday, December 14th .  The team took 1st place and received a bid to Nationals in Florida.  The team also won Best Stunt Sequence in a routine.

Varsity Football - All State Selections

The Winnetonka Dance team competed on Saturday, December 13 in the Kansas City Classic at Liberty High School.  Varsity placed 2nd in Pom and 3rd in Hip Hop.  JV placed 3rd in Jazz.

Career Programs
Seniors & Parents/Guardians: Be sure to check out the scholarships page on the Counseling Center website.  The list of scholarships is updated on a regular basis.  To access the scholarship list, go to the Counseling Center website, and click on the Scholarships & Financial Aid tab.

Reaching 4 Excellence
Senior Paden Osburn is featured this week in Phil Witt's WDAF Fox 4 News Young Achiever series.  For more information...

Thomas A. Simone Awards
Winnetonka had two players who were honored as part of the 32nd Annual Thomas A. Simone Awards which recognizes the best high school football players in the metro area (on both sides of the state line).  On Tuesday, December 2, Marquise Doherty and Chase Williams were named to the 2014 All-Simone Team which was announced on the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel television special filmed at Arrowhead Stadium’s Hall of Honor.  Additionally, Doherty was a semi-finalist for the Simone Award given annually to the best high school football player in Kansas City. No other players in the NKCSD made the team. For more information...

Blood Drive a Success
On November 12th Winnetonka Students and Staff not only reached their goal of donating blood but went above by donating 55 pints of blood to the American Red Cross. Thank you to Sarpino’s Pizza and Doughnut King for the very generous donations of pizza and doughnuts. Stop by and thank them for supporting our cause. Winnetonka saved over 165 lives with their donations. Join us February 24, 2015, for our spring blood drive where we hope to save over 200 lives with 66 donations. We encourage all students over 16 to donate. 

Congratulations National Honor Society Inductees
NHS Faculty Council is celebrating students who have been selected and inducted into National Honor Society. Their selection was based on the 4 pillars of National Honor Society: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.  See list.

Congratulations Journalism
Five journalism students attended the JEA National Conference and Convention Nov. 6-9 in Washington DC.    Alyssa Magrone won an Excellent award.

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Contact Us

5815 NE 48th Street
Kansas City, MO 64119
Phone: (816) 413-5500
Fax: (816) 413-5505
Attendance: (816) 413-5501
Nurse: (816) 413-5502

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Winnetonka 2015 Craft Fair
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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