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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 mwert@tkschools.org. 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 http://tinyurl.com/tkhsplay2017.
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Students Explore Careers at Annual Career Fair

A nurse, a judge, a hair stylist, a welder - what do you want to be when you grow up? It's a question young people are asked again and again, but many have no idea what their future holds. Page fifth-graders got the opportunity to hear directly from professionals in more than a dozen fields. The career fair has been offered at TK Schools for more than 20 years.
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Challenged Students Find Freedom on Horseback

Five-year-old Desi Golnek – fitted in a riding helmet - sat astride Scooter, with volunteer David Drombowski holding the horse's bridle and Thornapple Kellogg paraprofessional Suzanne Thomas on the right. "Walk on," said Desi with a happy giggle. Slowly they walked, circling the arena while dodging blue traffic cones. With each step, Desi worked to stay upright, keep his eyes forward, his hands on the reins, his mind focused. Of course, the coolness factor couldn't be ignored. "This is cool," he said.
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TK Sees Enrollment Increases

Thornapple Kellogg School District student enrollment is increasing. According to the unofficial numbers from the state's fall count day in October, the district has 68 more students than a year ago. The district count was 3,314 students this fall compared to 3,066 in 2016.
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From Schoolyard Garden to School Plate

By Jaye Beeler for School News Network - At the middle school, a learning garden designed by resource room teacher Amanda Forman hums along with flat-leaf parsley, Thai basil and burpless cucumber, which is a nearly seedless, sweeter and thinner-skinned variety than typical supermarket cukes.
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TIPS TO PARENTS: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD’S READING

School News Network
All Districts - Plenty of books in the house. Nightly story time. Exposure to words, words and more words. Those are three components that help a child develop reading skills from birth on, and the more a child reads the better in correlates with achievement.
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Heat drives homecoming outside

MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — The heat Saturday nearly claimed another victim Saturday, Thornapple-Kellogg High School’s homecoming dance.
Some creative thinking by school officials saved the day and created a unique experience that may become part of local
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