Middle school students will turn back time with the Ingalls and Olsen families in their production of "Little House on the Prairie: The Spelling Bee." There are 37 students involved in the play directed by Vickie St. John. Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. March 22 and 23 in the high school auditorium.
Three Thornapple Kellogg Odyssey of the Mind teams have advanced to the World competition after finishing first or second at the state last weekend. Two teams will represent the high school and one team will represent the middle school. TK also sent three teams to the World Finals last year, including some of the same students who will be advancing this year.
Ellie Baranek rubbed her hands quickly together until she felt the heat building up in her palms. The fourth-grader quickly realized her action created friction that in turn created heat. "It's motion energy to heat energy," she deduced.
Her classmates rotated around the room to six different stations where they tried to answer the question "How do we know energy is present and moving in a system?" They also gained an understanding of how energy is transferable.
Enrollment 2018-19 Begins March 21
Enrollment for the 2018-19 kindergarten and young 5's classes starts March 21.
There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 20 in the McFall Elementary Cafeteria. This meeting is not mandatory. It is intended for parents or guardians only.
The Thornapple Kellogg School District will be asking the Board of Education to adopt a new comprehensive reading program, Reading Street, for grades K-5 to be implemented next year. The program also contains Preschool resources. Reading Street will be brought to the Thornapple Kellogg Board of Education to ask for adoption at the April 16, 2018, Board meeting. Materials and the proposal will be available for review at the administration office, 10051 Green Lake Rd., weekdays, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, March 19 - March 29 and April 9 - April 13.
Some of the most creative, imaginative and thinking outside-the-box student teams will be at Thornapple Kellogg Schools March 17 competing in the state in finals of the Odyssey of the Mind competition.
This is the fourth year TK has hosted the state finals which will bring 115 teams from all over the state to Middleville. And no school will be better represented than Thornapple Kellogg with eight OM teams competing - two from Page Elementary; four from the middle school; and two from the high school.
Three Thornapple Kellogg Middle School eighth-grade students were named winners in the Elks district writing contest after being named the local winners for Hastings Elk Lodge 1965. This year’s theme for their essays was “Why our veterans are American heroes.” Jacqueline Aguiar, Rozalynn Reaser and Aubrey Bischoff will now advance to the state competition. Winning entries from the state move on to a national contest.