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TK Sees Enrollment Increases

Thornapple Kellogg School District student enrollment is increasing. According to the unofficial numbers from the state's fall count day in October, the district has 68 more students than a year ago. The district count was 3,314 students this fall compared to 3,066 in 2016.
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From Schoolyard Garden to School Plate

By Jaye Beeler for School News Network - At the middle school, a learning garden designed by resource room teacher Amanda Forman hums along with flat-leaf parsley, Thai basil and burpless cucumber, which is a nearly seedless, sweeter and thinner-skinned variety than typical supermarket cukes.
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TIPS TO PARENTS: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD’S READING

School News Network
All Districts - Plenty of books in the house. Nightly story time. Exposure to words, words and more words. Those are three components that help a child develop reading skills from birth on, and the more a child reads the better in correlates with achievement.
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Heat drives homecoming outside

MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — The heat Saturday nearly claimed another victim Saturday, Thornapple-Kellogg High School’s homecoming dance.
Some creative thinking by school officials saved the day and created a unique experience that may become part of local
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Distinguished TK Alumni Honored

Five distinguished Thornapple Kellogg High School alumni were honored during Friday night's homecoming game in a tradition the Alumni Association plans to continue every year. Honorees this year are Robert Wenger, Robert Bender, Sharon Myers Schondelmayer, Don Williamson and Bill Rich.
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Students Told to Never Forget Events of 9-11-01

An eerie quiet fell over a crowd gathered for the first Barry County Patriot Day Ceremony as everyone listened to the sound of airplane engines fly over Middleville – four planes from the Hastings Fly Club simulating the four planes used in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on America. “Remember one thing from this. Remember this day. Never forget,” said Charlie Pullen as he paused briefly to keep his emotions in check as he spoke to the crowd gathered at Middleville's Sesquicentennial Park Sept. 11.
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Two Teens Learn Each Other's Language, and More

Michigan-Japan Exchange Program Cultivates Cultural Understanding
by Jaye Beeler
In late June, Eryn Schell left her small community along the Thornapple River to live in Shiga Prefecture, Japan for nearly three weeks. Eryn traveled nearly 24 hours with a cohort of peers from the Michigan-Shiga High School Exchange Program -- an arm of the Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU.)
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