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.
Thornapple Kellogg Middle School students bring “Annie Jr.” to the stage for two public performances Nov. 20 and 21. Both shows start at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The shows are free to the community. Donations are appreciated to help maintain the middle school theater program.
TK bragging rights are one the line in the annual Battle of the Buildings Nov. 13. Members from each building within the district will compete in fun (and sometimes goofy) basketball competitions.
Water, water everywhere! In Michigan we are surrounded by water with an abundance of natural lakes, streams and ponds so sometimes it’s hard to realize there are people in the world who don’t have quick and easy access to safe water. Where does our water come from and how does it safely get into our homes and schools and businesses? What happens if our water supply is no longer safe? What happens if we don’t have access to good water?