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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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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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