SEEDS KHS celebrated the end of the school year and the successes of our new graduates with our families at an outdoor barbeque on Thursday, May 16th. We gathered together for some local Shetler Dairy burgers grilled to perfection by Sean and Ian, potato salad, a fresh greens salad, brownies, homemade ice cream, and refreshments. Thanks to everyone who joined us and congratulations to our seniors!
In collaboration with the Kalkaska High School, SEEDS was at the open house for the families of next year's incoming 9th grade students. Fresh homemade salsa, local tortilla chips, hot bean dip, and cookies were provided by SEEDS staff as school counselors assisted families of incoming freshmen transition to high school.
SEEDS teamed up with the Kalkaska High School counselors and Northwestern Michigan College to offer an informative night for senior students and their families on how to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). A completed FAFSA often helps new college students earn scholarships and other funding to continue their education. SEEDS prepared a taco bar with local Shetler Dairy hamburger so families can enjoy some food while learning the ins and outs of college aid. We packed the cafeteria with over 90 students and family members!
On the 3rd Thursday of each month, the SEEDS Culinary students prepare and serve a family and community meal. Our first meal was November 15, 2012. Everyone enjoyed tasty meatloaf, mashed potatoes and salad. Yum!
SEEDS celebrated the start of another year of afterschool programs with a bang at KHS. Our culinary students were busy earlier - making chili and hot cocoa to give to folks attending the local JV/Varsity football games. Warm soup and drink were especially appreciated on the brisk evening.
SEEDS staff were on hand at the annual Blazer Bash with lots of local tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, and cilantro - much of it from the SEEDS Farm at the Barns. Students, families, and friends tried their hand at making their own salsa or just enjoyed the salsa made by SEEDS staff. What a great way to celebrate the start of another school year!
Riverside Shakespeare Performs A Midsummer Night's Dream
SEEDS sponsored a free community performance of Riverside Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Kalkaska Mill Pond Park on Thursday, July 26th. Over 60 people came out for an evening of laughter and entertainment. Look for more Shakespeare next summer!
SEEDS sponsored a free family night at a Traverse City Beach Bums game on Tuesday, July 17th. More than 50 students and families from Kalkaska came out to enjoy the game. To top it off, the Bums took their second straight win over the Florence Freedom with a 10-2 final score. Way to go Bums!
Students at SEEDS KHS celebrated the end of the school year a bit early so the high school seniors could attend. We enjoyed grilled dogs, potato salad, guacamole, bean dip and more. Laughter was plentiful as three-legged races, corn toss, and other games were played outside in the spring sunshine.
The experience offered our students a chance to connect with someone who has lived in the community for a long time. They also discovered that even though they are young and the individual they interviewed was much older, there were still many things that each of them had in common.
The project ended with a celebration at the county library where the students read their completed poems to the senior they interviewed. It was a rewarding end to a very rewarding project.
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Are you interested in yoga? Or perhaps advancing your technology skills? SEEDS at Kalkaska Middle School can offer some adult-only opportunities to parents and caregivers of our students. Child care may also be available. If you have an idea that you would like for us to offer as adult programming, please email Jana Lanning, the Kalkaska County Outreach Coordinator, or call her at 231.357.6896. Let's have some fun learning something new together!
SEEDS Afterschool KHS Slide Show