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Kent Intermediate School District is offering free, two-week Summer Brain Gain courses for all students kindergarten through 12th grade. Sign up online now.
WOOD TV 8 weather intern Blake Harms visited TK 7th grade career exploration students last week offering an inside look at his job and advice for students as they start thinking about careers. “The best advice I can give you is to learn something new every day,” said Harms. “I don’t know it all, but I can certainly learn something every day – even if it’s just a little thing. You never truly know it all.”
Kaden Hamming is a local winner in the America & Me Essay Contest sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. With this year’s theme “My Personal Michigan Hero” in mind, Kaden wrote about his cross country coach, Maggie Wilkinson.
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.
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.