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TKHS Teacher Named New Football Coach

Thornapple Kellogg has named Jeff Dock as the new varsity football Coach. Dock has been an outstanding teacher and coach at the High School for nine years. He has been very involved in many community and school programs and he will continue to build positive relationships. Coach Dock will share his love and passion for football with the student athletes and the football community of Thornapple Kellogg High School! Dock's football experience is long and impressive. He played football at Grand Valley State University for five years under Brian Kelly and Chuck Martin, and was part of three NCAA Division II National Championships, and made the playoffs all five years as a Laker!
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Get Ready for Preschool/Kindergarten 2017-18 Enrollment

Thornapple Kellogg School officials are looking forward to welcoming all preschool, young 5's and kindergarten students to register for the 2017-18 school year. A parent meeting for kindergarten and young 5's enrollment will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 15 at McFall, and an open enrollment meeting for preschool takes place at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at McFall.
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Global School Play Day Gives Kids a Chance to Just Play

Making “whooshing” sounds, kindergarten student Will Briggs sailed his shark-faced pirate ship across desks and chairs around the classroom.
Classmates Zaydee Brautigam and Isabelle Tolan were deep into a game of “Candyland” in a corner of the room and Logan Jamison used a steady head in a game of “Topple.”  Several students gathered around a game trying to “Pop the Pig.”
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Full STEAM Ahead for Learning

A simple two-piece acoustic drum set evolved into an exciting, flashing lights, talking, electronic drum set with computer generated sounds. And it all happened, because science, technology, engineering, arts and math combined into one project.
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Concerts Expose Students to Music Around the World

TK elementary students from all three elementary schools were treated to the Young People's Concerts this month. The TKHS symphonic band performed for the Page and Middle School students while the concert band performed for Lee and McFall students. This is an annual event designed to expose younger students to all the different styles and types of music and introduce them to different instruments.
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Coming Soon: Lessons in Thinking

Company Helps Students Learn Problem-Solving
by Linda Odette  
Donna VonderHoff's AP computer science class learned how to solve a problem.
While describing it that way may sound simplistic, it wasn't. The problem was how to help students struggling in school. The method used to solve the problem was being taught for the first time, in what Kent ISD hopes to make available to all schools in the district.
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Nine TKHS BPA Students Advance to State

Several Thornapple Kellogg High School students will compete at the state BPA (Business Professionals of America) competition after placing in the top four at the Region 1 regional competition.
Nine TKHS students will advance in 13 events at the state BPA contest in Grand Rapids March 17 to 19.
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