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TKMS Students Gain Perspectives on Military Service

As Thornapple Kellogg eight graders filed down for a special Veterans Day program, they looked at the footprints along the hallway walls and some pointed out names of family members printed on paper bricks in a display case.
  The footprints, each costing $1, bore the names of friends, cousins, aunts and uncles who have served or are serving in the armed forces. In a display case, several paper bricks were displayed to build a wall  - each brick had the name of an immediate family member printed on them. They formed the "Building Blocks of Liberty."
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TKHS Students and Community Say "Thank You" to Veterans

As Thornapple Kellogg High School students emptied the gymnasium, many of them took a minute to shake hands with a veteran and say a simple "thank you" before heading back to class Friday morning after the sixth annual TKHS Veterans Day community program.
Phil Sikkema was quickly flanked by three of his grandsons - Davis and Grant Mulder, a freshman and junior at  TKHS, and their cousin Jared VanTil, who is a senior homeschooled student from outside the TK district.
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TK Enrollment Shows Positive Gains in Fall 2016

With more available housing on the market, families moved into the Thornapple Kellogg School District leading to gains in the student enrollment numbers for the year. The district recorded 3,069 students enrolled for the year, up from 3,035 from the fall 2015 count. Superintendent Tom Enslen said he's pleased with the numbers. "To even be even with last year would be a good thing," he said. "That we are up in numbers is great news."
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TKMS Teacher Earns Classroom of the Week Honors

Science teacher Shaun Davis was honored with the classroom of the week award from Fox 17 and GRCC. Davis has been teaching for more than 20 years and involves his students in many hands-on projects and experiments. Watch the videos to see the award presentation, his students working on a field experiment project, and more about TKMS and the parent organization that helps support enrichment opportunities.
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TKHS Students to Present Fall Play

Senior citizens living in the TK district are invited to attend the dress rehearsal of the TKHS fall play "Emma" on Thursday, Nov. 3. Performances will also take place for the public Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5.
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TKHS Choirs, Jazz Band Concerts Tuesday, Oct. 25

Don't miss the first Thornapple Kellogg High School choir concerts and jazz band concert of the year Oct. 25. The concert choir and honors choir will perform at 7 p.m followed by the jazz band concert.
The concerts will be in the performing arts center.
Come on out and enjoy the music from very talented groups of young people. The choirs are under the direction of Laura Oprea and the jazz band is under the direction of Ray Rickert.
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Student Count Day is Oct. 5

PLEASE - make sure every student attends school Oct. 5 for the state's official student count day! This is a very important day for the district to make accurate counts of all students and receive funding for every student!
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