Tuscola, Illinois


Club Academic Advisor:  Beth Linstead        Kiwanis Advisor:  Jeanine Fortney            Local Chapter:  Tuscola Kiwanis Club


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K-Kids Pledge:

"As a K-Kid, I promise to serve my neighborhood and my school; I will show respect toward my environment; and I will try to make the world a better place in which to live."



K-Kids Motto: 

"We Build" and its objectives are:

  • To provide opportunities for working together in service to school and community.
  • To develop leadership potential.
  • To foster and development of strong moral character.
  • To encourage loyalty to school, community, and nation



2010-2011 School Year


  • October                       Car Wash @ Tuscola Moose—Saturday, October 23        10am-1pm

K-Kids will hold a car wash to raise money for future projects.

Supply Drive for Douglas County Animal Shelter

K-Kids will sponsor a supply drive for the local animal shelter.


  • November                   Raking Leaves for Shut-ins in the Community—Saturday, November 6     1-3pm

Students will volunteer on a Saturday afternoon to help shut-ins in the community by doing fall yard work (raking leaves, picking up sticks, etc.)

Paper Products Drive for SAM Pantry

K-Kids will sponsor a paper products drive to help stock the SAM pantry.


  • December                    K-Kids in the Tuscola Christmas Parade

Students are invited to ride/walk in the annual parade with the Kiwanis Club.

Salvation Army Bell Ringers

Students will be asked to ring the bell at local merchants for the Salvation Army.


K-Kids will help a less fortunate family from Tuscola have a nice Christmas by supplying presents for the family.

Christmas Caroling at Brookstone

K-Kids will go to Brookstone and sing Christmas carols to the residents.


  • January                        Reading Buddies

K-Kids will read with the Kindergarten-2nd grade classes to promote reading in the younger grades.

Wii Tournament

K-Kids will compete with the Kiwanis Club adult members in a Wii Bowling Tournament.


  • February                      Food Drive for SAM Pantry

K-Kids will sponsor a food drive to help stock the SAM pantry.

Valentine’s for the Nursing Home

K-Kids will create valentines for the nursing home residents.


  • March                                  Book Swap

K-Kids will sponsor a book swap in celebration of National Library Month.

Penny Drive for ????

Students will raise money for a good cause—ANY IDEAS????


  • April                            Earth Day Activities

K-Kids will help sponsor Earth Day activities around the school.

Participate in Kiwanis One Day

K-Kids will help the Kiwanis Club with a Saturday service project in and around Tuscola.


  • May                             North Ward Spring Clean-up

K-Kids will clean up around North Ward.

Teacher Appreciation Week

K-Kids will host a week of activities to thank the teachers of North Ward for all of their hard work during American Education Week.

Spring Picnic

End of the year picnic to celebrate a year of great service to the community



On-going Projects

Help PTO trim and count Box Tops for Education

Collect Sunny D Labels to earn free classroom books

Collect Capri Sun Drink Pouches   


K-Kids Class Representatives

Mrs. Linstead’s Room:         Emily Kemp, Faith Hardwick, Natalie Bates

Mrs. Smith’s Room:              Paul Nau, Ashton Smith, Sara Kremiski,

Mrs. Griffith’s Room:           Haley Reifsteck, Katie Smith, Josh Haste, Anna Spillman

Mr. Colet’s Room:                Bailey Good, Emily Mills, Erin Persley-Maulding









Fall Picnic




October Car Wash




November Leaf Raking




Christmas Parade




K-Kids singing at Brookstone




Wii Bowling with Kiwanis in February