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The primary team of young elementary students competed at the regional OM competition but no primary teams advance to the state finals.

11 OM Teams Compete at Regionals; 6 Advance to State

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.
Students play a game of Don't Step In It - Unicorn Version during Global School Play Day.


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.
McFall Elementary students got a special birthday treat from a classmate whose mother made them each a pair of mittens.

Birthday Treat Helps Keep Classmates Warm

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.
TKHS woods students make and deliver crayon holders to McFall Elementary teachers and staff.

HS Students Turn Wood into Classroom Treasures

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.


A Message from McFall Principal Jon Washburn

McFall Elementary School
Welcome to McFall Elementary School!
McFall is a fun, energetic building filled with our students in Young 5's, kindergarten and first grades. Our entire staff at McFall is committed to providing quality, early childhood education for students beginning their educational journey at TK Schools. Our teachers spend time each year continuing their education and staying current with educational research in early childhood education. Our goal is to inspire our young students and give them the great start they need to be successful lifelong learners.
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