Imagination and creativity got a boost in Stacy Sikkema's fourth-grade class with 3Doodle Pens. With the help of a Donor's Choose grant, Sikkema purchased 12 pens and supplies to be shared with the 28 students in her class.
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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.
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.
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.
Kenzee Knight was covered with stickers labeling her eyes, ears, mouth, hair, chin, face in Spanish. "I like Spanish and I wanted to learn more," said Knight one of the 17 students who completed a four-week community enrichment Spanish course.
Thornapple Kellogg fifth-grader Shannon Szukala filled his hand-made ceramic bowl with scoops of ice cream, covered with toppings, sprinkles and whipped cream.
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.
A line of Page students pulled and tugged on an imaginary giant turnip then fell to the ground in a heap. It was all part of a writing and storytelling lesson by visiting author James Tanis.
When Kenzee and Addy Knight talk about what they did this summer, they'll most certainly include their experience competing at the 2017 State Games of America in Grand Rapids. The girls not only competed but came home with their first State Games medals.
Thornapple Kellogg Schools will send three Odyssey of the Mind teams to the World Competition at Michigan State University in May including one of the teams from Page Elementary! One team from the high school, one from the middle school and one from elementary each earned the right to advance by getting a first or second rating at the state finals Saturday hosted at TK.