Before mushers and their dogsled teams start out on their nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod race through some of Alaska’s most brutal terrain, they’ll get some encouragement from Page Elementary students.
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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.
Philanthropy isn’t a word most fifth-graders use often. But it is a word they fully understand now and have practiced themselves with the help of the Circle of Giving project through the Barry Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council. “Philanthropy is giving people your time, talents and treasures to help other people,” said fifth-grader Collyn Genther.
Jacob Koster and his fifth-grade Page Elementary classmates have all been to the South Carolina Aquarium, Joshua Tree National Park and Lake Tahoe - all this year! It’s all thanks to technology and the ability to take virtual field trips via Skype and Google Chat around the country.