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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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Students Collect Stuffed Animals to Bring Comfort to Children

Big bears, little dogs, rainbow rabbits, and pink lions - all collected by Thornapple Kellogg Middle School students to bring smiles to faces of children. The Teen Leadership classes at the middle school take on different community service projects throughout the year. This quarter, students decided to give to a local charity started by another young person.
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Students Create Glowing Projects Using Circuits

Lee third graders Noah Green and Logan Curtiss rushed back to Lee Elementary’s librarian Cindy Brooks excitedly showing her their completed closed circuit projects. Eyes on their Halloween papers glowed eerily when they completed the circuit built on the back of the paper.
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Community Invited to Veterans Day Event

Thornapple Kellogg High School will again host the community Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 in the high school gymnasium. All veterans from the area are invited to attend, as well as community members. Veterans who want to attend should contact Mindy Wert at the high school at 269-795-5441 or Veterans are welcome to wear their uniforms, and if possible, submit a photo (digital preferred) to Mindy Wert’s email or mail a photo by November 8. (If you have submitted a photo in past years, we will have it on file - just let us know.) The program will be followed by a luncheon for veterans provided by TK Schools. Community members and veterans should park in the Athletic Lobby entrance of the High School. Veterans should arrive between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. to be seated for the program.
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Preschool and McFall Students Learn Fire Safety From Experts

Freeport Fire Lt. Lani Forbes dropped to the floor with McFall Elementary students practicing their "Stop, drop and roll" technique to use if their clothing is on fire. Preschool and McFall students learned about fire safety from the experts as part of the annual national observance of Fire Safety Week in October.
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TKHS Students to Present "You Can't Take It With You"

Thornapple Kellogg High School students will present “You Can’t Take It With You” at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4. Senior citizens are invited to attend the dress rehearsal performance Nov. 2. There is no charge to attend this performance for seniors. There will be light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. prior to the performance beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens Friday and Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by ordering online at
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