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Field Trip Provides Real-Life Experience

Virtual reality, web site design, and real-world experiences were on the lesson plan for a group of Thornapple Kellogg High School advanced placement computer science students who toured two different Grand Rapids companies recently.
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New Scholarship Added for TKHS Seniors

Scholarship applications through Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation are accepted Dec. 1 through March 1. More than $50,000 in scholarships are awarded to TK students and graduates annually. And this year, there's one more scholarship available thanks to the generosity of Julie Bender and her parents, Bob and Carol Bender.
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TK to Offer Text Messaging Alerts to Families

Our school district uses the SchoolMessenger notification service to send important information to you. You currently receive messages through phone calls or email. As of December 8, we are offering the additional option of communications through text messaging.
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Kindergarten Students Learn Snow Safety

Just because there’s no snow yet, doesn’t mean it’s not coming eventually to West Michigan. A member of the Barry County Road Commission spoke recently to McFall kindergarten students about staying safe while playing outside the snow or waiting for the bus near the road.
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Students Find Joy in Helping Others

Mitchell Corner helped Wyatt Miller search through racks of winter clothes, bins with hats and mittens, and storage tubs filled with children’s boots to find just the right winter gear for a student in need at McFall Elementary. Lillian Lienesch’s middle school service learning class has taken over operations of the Classmates Care program. With the help of middle school “Links” students like Corner, Lienesch’s special needs students sort and organize the clothing donations, take orders as they come in from different schools, and fill and deliver the orders to students in the district.
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RSVP Now for Senior Holiday Luncheon

Senior Citizens in the TK district - don't forget the holiday luncheon and concert is coming up Dec. 6 at the Gun Lake Community Church. If you want to attend, please register online at or call 795-5578 by Dec. 1. This is a free event, although a $5 donation is appreciated if you are able. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. with entertainment by the Thornapple Kellogg High School Honors Choir. It's a great way to enjoy the holiday season. Please join us!
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The First Thanksgiving Through the Eyes of Its Children

In Michelle DeVries's first-grade class at McFall Elementary School, Lilee Grinnel and Braylee Tep inspected the Indian corncobs soaking in water –- which DeVries hopes to sprout. "Owen's grandpa gave us this Indian corn," said Lilee. "It's wet but kind of cool." DeVries' class commemorated the First Thanksgiving through the eyes of 7-year-olds who lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621.
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