Thornapple Kellogg Schools were well represented with 11 teams at the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition in Wayland last weekend. The district will again be well represented by six teams advancing to the state finals March 14 hosted at TK Schools.
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Izzy Schilthroat breathed a sigh of relief after coming out of a mock job interview with a Thornapple Kellogg administrator. “I was very nervous,” said the Thornapple Kellogg seventh-grader. “It’s not something I have ever done before.”
Imagine starting school in a new country where you don’t speak or understand the language. It’s impossible to realize the frustration and difficulties students in this situation have comprehending lessons while trying to master a new language. Thanks to a grant from the Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation, some TK students will get a little help as they make the transition to new homes, new schools and a new language.
Middle School 7th grade students sat under the stars inside a large portable dome inflated right in their own gymnasium. The dome, called the Digital Star Lab, is part of Kalamazoo's Air Zoo. The unique experience gave students a chance to see stars, moons, planets, and the galaxy up close.