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TKMS to Send OM Team to World Finals

Thornapple Kellogg Schools will send three Odyssey of the Mind teams to the World Competition at Michigan State University in May. One team from the high school, one from the middle school and one from elementary each earned the right to advance by getting a first or second rating at the state finals Saturday hosted at TK.
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TKMS Science Students Shake Things Up in Class

Clayton Wandell held his breath a little as he settled his team’s tower on the earthquake simulator.
“This should be good,” he said as his Thornapple Kellogg eighth grade science teacher Shaun Davis started the earthquake simulator, slowly, then pushed the throttle to make the shaking more significant.
It wobbled. It shook, but the tower didn’t break. Students cheered when the first structure withstood Round 1 of testing.
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Spelling Bee Champions Crowned

Payton Stewart was crowned the champion with Aaron Michalk as the first runner-up and Trysta Hilton as the second runner-up for the middle school spelling bee. Payton and Aaron will compete in the regional spelling bee Feb. 16 at TKMS. Great job by all participants and good luck to Payton and Aaron at the regional contest.
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Middleville Youngster Enjoys ‘Perfect’ Thanksgiving Day

On a scale of 1 to 10, Gavin DeVore said his VIP day at the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving game was at least 100.
Gavin, a Thornapple Kellogg sixth grader, won the  #MIKidsCan Turkey Day VIP Sweepstakes, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. His name was randomly selected from more than 1,433 entries.
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TKMS Student Wins Trip to Thanksgiving Day Lions Game

Gavin DeVore’s Thanksgiving tradition includes attending the Detroit Lions game about every other year. But this year, the experience of being at the game is going to be a whole lot sweeter.
Gavin, an 11-year-old sixth grader at Thornapple Kellogg Middle School, won the #MIKidsCan Turkey Day VIP Sweepstakes, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Gavin was randomly selected from more than 1,433 entries.
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TK FIRST Lego Robotics Teams Ready for Contest

Two Thornapple Kellogg FIRST Lego Robotics teams are preparing for competition this weekend in Grandville. One of the teams is from Page Elementary and the other from the middle school.
Hundreds of students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade are expected to compete in the annual event that encourages students to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), as well as use their imaginations to solve a problem. They also use team-building, presentation and creativity skills.
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TKMS Presents "Pirates of Penzance Jr."

TKMS students will have two performances of the musical "Pirates of Penzance Jr." Show are at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 in the high school auditorium. This is a family-friendly show with great songs, pirates and comedy. Everyone is invited to attend and support TKMS students.
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TKMS Students Gain Perspectives on Military Service

As Thornapple Kellogg eight graders filed down for a special Veterans Day program, they looked at the footprints along the hallway walls and some pointed out names of family members printed on paper bricks in a display case.
  The footprints, each costing $1, bore the names of friends, cousins, aunts and uncles who have served or are serving in the armed forces. In a display case, several paper bricks were displayed to build a wall  - each brick had the name of an immediate family member printed on them. They formed the "Building Blocks of Liberty."
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