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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Cathy Leaf’s kindergarten classroom looked like a toy store explosion! There were toys and games everywhere and along with it – smiling, giggling and laughing students enjoying just being kids.
Most kids bring cookies or cupcakes or a favorite snack to pass out to their classmates in honor of their birthday. But Zak Holzhausen had a different idea. He came home upset after one of the first snowfalls of the year. “I asked him what was wrong and he said he was upset because so many of his friends didn’t have mittens to wear outside in the snow,” said his mom, Theresa.
Give high school students a block of wood and watch them turn it into unique and personalized crayon holders for elementary teachers. Thornapple Kellogg High School woods students did just that and the results were impressive and much appreciated by teachers.