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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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Students Told to Never Forget Events of 9-11-01

An eerie quiet fell over a crowd gathered for the first Barry County Patriot Day Ceremony as everyone listened to the sound of airplane engines fly over Middleville – four planes from the Hastings Fly Club simulating the four planes used in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on America. “Remember one thing from this. Remember this day. Never forget,” said Charlie Pullen as he paused briefly to keep his emotions in check as he spoke to the crowd gathered at Middleville's Sesquicentennial Park Sept. 11.
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New Student Enrollment - Summer Dates

There will be two summer enrollment dates, from 2 to 6 p.m. July 10 and July 17. This will be for grades K - 12 and take place in the Middle School lobby. Please call our administration office, 269-795-5522, with any questions about what you will need to bring when enrolling. The first day of school is August 22.
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TKMS Girl Continues Her Gift of Giving

Allison Wilbur got Play-Doh, children's books, coloring books, craft supplies and children's toys for her birthday – not typical gifts for a 14-year-old girl. But the gifts weren't really for her. The gifts were collected or purchased by Wilbur to donate to the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital so children who have to spend time in the hospital have something fun to do.
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TK Junior Equestrian Teams Earn First Place Honors

Two Thornapple Kellogg junior equestrian teams earned first place honors in their divisions at the recent District 19 meet at the Barry County Fairgrounds. All riders are in fifth through eighth grades. TK had enough team members to make two teams for the district competition. Team members are Emma Fabiano, Thea Zellmer, Paige Zellmer, Sara Willshire, Madeline Coe, Emma VanderHeide, Kendra Coe, Eva Corson, Ainsley Oliver, Ashlynn Parks, Lindsey DeJong, Aubrey Reiffer, Maleah Bailey, Kendall Kamphuis, Katie Schorr, and Hanna Hollis.
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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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