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Three TK OM Teams Advance to World Finals

Three Thornapple Kellogg Odyssey of the Mind teams have advanced to the World competition after finishing first or second at the state last weekend. Two teams will represent the high school and one team will represent the middle school. TK also sent three teams to the World Finals last year, including some of the same students who will be advancing this year.
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Next Generation Science Standards Encourage Learning by "Doing"

Ellie Baranek rubbed her hands quickly together until she felt the heat building up in her palms. The fourth-grader quickly realized her action created friction that in turn created heat. "It's motion energy to heat energy," she deduced.
Her classmates rotated around the room to six different stations where they tried to answer the question "How do we know energy is present and moving in a system?" They also gained an understanding of how energy is transferable.
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TKHS to Perform "Cinderella Broadway"

Thornapple Kellogg High School students will bring the classic fairy tale "Cinderella" to the stage March 8, 9, and 10. It's a show the entire family will enjoy. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and ticket reservations are available now. Click on this story for a reservation form.
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TKHS BPA Students Earn Honors at Regional Contest

TKHS students said being in Business Professionals of America gives them skills they will need no matter what career lies ahead of them. Senior Justin Scholten, who is the past president of the TK club, will be advancing to the state competition for the third time in his high school career. “Anything I do I'm going to have to use skills I've learned in BPA,” said Scholten.
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'One Simple Thing Can Spread Kindness'

Students Offer Cool Acts of Caring to Community
Thornapple Kellogg Schools - The Thornapple River bustled through the Middleville dam as six high school students cleared brush, scraggly trees, a carpet of bristly grasses and unwanted weed trees on the riverbank. For three November Tuesdays, after school and on their own time, the students trekked to downtown Middleville testing out the science of kindness. It turns out that TK's "Making it Cool To Be Kind" operation -- that willingness to extend a helping hand -- is about creating a culture of kindness.
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