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Students Love Playground Donations

Lee Elementary students love their new four-square courts and an additional basketball hoop thanks to generous donations by NTA Property Management, the Middleville Lions Club, Lee PTO and a TAEF grant. Students have two new four-square courts and are learning to play the game at recess. They also now have an additional basketball hoop with new cement court to go with the hoop that was relocated making room for the four-square court. Pictured are several students playing the game while Lee Principal Angie Jefferson watches with Lions Club members Jason Bushman (left) and Andrew Beck.
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TKHS Football Players Gear Up as Playground Buddies

Colson Brummel didn't remember Lee Elementary School being so small. "I kind of feel like a giant," said the TKHS junior as he walked down the hall where he once attended second and third grades. But that was a few years ago and now Brummel and his friends are coming back to their elementary school as role models for younger students. Members of the TKHS football team are volunteering time to be with Lee students on the playground, interact with them, and just show them good sportsmanship and good leadership.
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Students Preparing for "Groovy" Elementary PTO Walk-A-Thon

The Elementary PTO Walk-A-Thon event is coming Sept. 21! This one-day event allows the PTO to sponsor a walk-a-thon event where students, parents, siblings and community members walk the TK track. Students collect donations and pledges for the laps they walk with all funds used by the PTO to support the elementary schools. Watch this video for more information about this year's upcoming event. It's going to be GROOVY!!! Don't Wait - Sign up to make a donation today!
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Elementary Students Sew Up End-Of-Year Project

Elementary art teacher Kathy Bailey squealed with excitement when she saw the stack of brightly-colored aprons piled neatly on a table beside a sewing machine. "Look at all these! They are wonderful!" she said holding up one of the aprons and gently putting it over the head of a third-grade student who had just finished sewing.
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Pigs, Cows, Bees, Tractors: All Part of Ag Awareness Day

How can plants be grown without soil? Where does chocolate milk come from? Why do chickens lay different colored-eggs? Thornapple Kellogg third graders asked and got answers to these questions and many more at the 14th annual Barry County Ag Awareness Day at the Barry County Expo Center.
More than 500 students from Hastings, Delton Kellogg, Thornapple Kellogg and Barry County Christian schools visited different stations set up at the fairgrounds to learn about agriculture and its importance to Barry County and the state.
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Lee Students Inspired to Help Furry Friends

Inspired by texts from a pilot program called "Reading Street," Lee Elementary students in Nathan Fischer's class felt the need to help out their community in some way. They decided to focus on their furry friends in the community, so they contacted the Barry County Animal Shelter to see how they could help.
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Jump Rope for Heart is Another Success

With a heart shaved into the hair on the back of her neck and hearts decorating her shoes, JoAnne Desy led her last Lee Elementary Jump rope for Heart event and the school raised a record $30,634 for the American Heart Association.
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It Draws, It Spells, It Colors, at Touch of a Tablet

Moving at lightning speed, second-grader Logan Shank beat his teammates Exley Roon and Emma Bowman to the Sphero, a miniature robotic orb, effectively becoming the leader of the assigned group of three. Tapping twice, Logan woke the sleeping Sphero, which dramatically snapped to life flashing strobe-like until it connected with his iPad via Bluetooth.
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