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Battle of the Books Champion Crowned

This year’s Page Elementary Battle of the Books champion is fourth-grader Lucy Teunessen with the runner-up, fourth-grader Elise DeBoer. Students read books during March’s reading month celebration, then had classroom competitions where they answered questions about the books. The winner from each classroom the competed in the school-wide finals competition.
The battle encourages students to not only read, but also encourages retention of facts and information from the books.
The 16 finalists took turns answering questions about the books they read, taking 13 rounds before the winner was crowned.
Other finalists were Emma Reil, Aaron VanderWalt, Colton Wieringa, Grace Rabley, Devon Barnill, Aveline Jordan, Abigal Dumond, Tyler Voss, Caleb Summerhays, Hudson Thomas, Cohen Hautau, Kaylee Green, Hailie Zahl, Evelyn Callahan.
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Next Generation Standards Encourage Learning by "Doing" Science

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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Page Sends Two OM Teams to State Finals

Two Odyssey of the Mind teams from Page Elementary will advance to the state finals March 17 hosted at TK Schools. In all, Thornapple Kellogg Schools will send eight Odyssey of the Mind teams to the state finals - two from Page, four from the Middle School and two from the high school.
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Star Fleet To Mission Control: Egg Incoming!

At STARBASE Battle Creek, located on the Air National Guard Base, the four-girl team of Page Elementary fifth-graders knew the landing was a one-shot event. Survival with bruises, bumps and cracks was okay, but oozing any kind of liquid -- not so much.
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Page Spelling Bee Winners Crowned

Kenzee Knight is the Page Elementary School spelling bee champion and Andres Ruiz is the runner-up after a hotly-contested spell-off. The two will represent Page at the regional spelling bee in Caledonia Feb. 27.
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Students Explore Careers at Annual Career Fair

A nurse, a judge, a hair stylist, a welder - what do you want to be when you grow up? It's a question young people are asked again and again, but many have no idea what their future holds. Page fifth-graders got the opportunity to hear directly from professionals in more than a dozen fields. The career fair has been offered at TK Schools for more than 20 years.
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