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Lee Elementary Makerspace Inspires Visitors

Blue, green, yellow, orange and white Lego pieces were stacked in varying heights representing different fractions. At a nearby table, Little Bits were used to turn wheels and make lights go on and off demonstrating simple circuits. And later, students used their ingenuity and creativity as they tried to build the tallest tower possible using 100 Keva Planks.
Lee Elementary School's Makerspace room was in the spotlight and guests from East Grand Rapids Schools were impressed.
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TK Welcomes the State OM Finalists Saturday

Thornapple Kellogg Schools will host the State Odyssey of the Mind finals Saturday. Teams from around the state will be coming to Middleville for the all-day competition. TK Schools has 10 teams competing in this year's state finals - the largest number of teams ever for the district. The high school has three teams advancing, the middle school is represented by four teams and Page Elementary has three teams in the state finals.
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Young 5 and Kindergarten Open Enrollment Starts March 13

Registration for 2019-20 Young 5's and kindergarten students begins in March.
Enrollment: Open Enrollment begins March 13
What: Informational meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 12 in the McFall Elementary cafeteria.
This meeting is not mandatory and is intended for parents or guardians only. Children entering kindergarten or Young 5's must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. Enrollment packets will be available at the meeting and the McFall office will begin accepting enrollment packets March 13. NOTE: Space is limited in the Young 5's program and is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment packets will also be available starting March 11 in the McFall Elementary office or online by visiting www.tkschools.org and going to McFall under the "schools" tab.
More Information: Contact Kate Schut at McFall Elementary 269-795-3637.
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TK Grad Completes Appalachian Trail Hike

He's encountered bears, moose, rattlesnakes and copperheads. He's slept in a tent in the midst of a ferocious thunderstorm on a mountain and witnessed some of the most beautiful sunrises over the mountain wilderness. He's logged nearly 2,200 miles and worn out four pair of shoes in just a little more than five months. But when Adam Holsted talks about his adventures hiking the entire Appalachian Trail there's no doubt he loved it.
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MS STEM Class Gives Students Hands-On Lessons

Carefully following detailed instructions sixth-grade middle school students got a hands-on lesson they won't soon forget. They were learning about organs, what they look like and how they function. Instead of simply reading about it or even seeing pictures, students were able to see actual organs by looking at the insides of frogs.
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TKHS Students Send Off Athletes to State Competitions

With the band playing the school fight song, students lined the Main Street hallway in the high school applauding five student-athletes who are competing at the state level this weekend. Carly Snyder will represent TK in bowling; Alex Fabiano in swimming; and Christian Wright, Nathan Kinne and Trenton Dutcher in wrestling. Good luck TK athletes!
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TKHS presents "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

The Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life as the Thornapple Kellogg High School students perform "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" March 7, 8, and 9.
Performances are at 7 p.m. in the high school performing arts center. Tickets are on sale now and can be reserved. An order form can be found at www.tkschools.org. Cost is $5 per student and $7 per adult.
Senior Citizens living within the TK district are invited to attend a free showing of the dress rehearsal starting at 5:30 p.m. March 5.
This production, directed by Laura Nikkel, involves a cast of 45 students, student musicians and many additional student and adults working behind the scenes.
This is a truly timeless Old Testament tale set to a multitude of musical genres, spanning from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock and roll.
This is a family-friendly show appropriate for all age levels.
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