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Full STEAM Ahead for Learning

A simple two-piece acoustic drum set evolved into an exciting, flashing lights, talking, electronic drum set with computer generated sounds. And it all happened, because science, technology, engineering, arts and math combined into one project.
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Concerts Expose Students to Music Around the World

TK elementary students from all three elementary schools were treated to the Young People's Concerts this month. The TKHS symphonic band performed for the Page and Middle School students while the concert band performed for Lee and McFall students. This is an annual event designed to expose younger students to all the different styles and types of music and introduce them to different instruments.
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Coming Soon: Lessons in Thinking

Company Helps Students Learn Problem-Solving
by Linda Odette  
Donna VonderHoff's AP computer science class learned how to solve a problem.
While describing it that way may sound simplistic, it wasn't. The problem was how to help students struggling in school. The method used to solve the problem was being taught for the first time, in what Kent ISD hopes to make available to all schools in the district.
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Nine TKHS BPA Students Advance to State

Several Thornapple Kellogg High School students will compete at the state BPA (Business Professionals of America) competition after placing in the top four at the Region 1 regional competition.
Nine TKHS students will advance in 13 events at the state BPA contest in Grand Rapids March 17 to 19.
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TKHS Art Students Earn Honors

Six TKHS entries in the Scholastic Art Contest earned honors. TK students made 12 submissions to the competition this year with half of them earning honors. Four students received those awards for their works.
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