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TK Students Get Swim and Water Safety Lessons

Lee Elementary students safely lowered themselves into the Thornapple Kellogg High School pool, hanging on to the side until swim instructor Terri VanderKooi gave specific instructions. One small group at a time, children laid on their backs to float. Then they did a freestyle stroke to swim across the width of the pool. Children who weren't quite ready for that challenge stayed at the end of the pool where they could touch the bottom and where physical education teacher JoAnne Desy helped them one-on-one.
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Checkmate:  TK chess tournament is a win for students

Max Rogers thought carefully before reaching his fingers out to touch a piece on the chess board. Rogers, a Thornapple Kellogg fifth grader, was among the 202 players from kindergarten age through eighth grade representing schools all over West Michigan at the Thornapple Kellogg chess tournament Saturday.
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TK to Send Three Teams to OM World Finals

Thornapple Kellogg Schools will send three Odyssey of the Mind teams to the World Competition at Michigan State University in May. One team from the high school, one from the middle school and one from elementary each earned the right to advance by getting a first or second rating at the state finals Saturday hosted at TK.
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Strong Schools, Strong Communities Millage Vote is May 2

This is a short video offering additional information about the KISD Strong Schools Strong Communities enhancement millage vote on the ballot in all KISD schools May 2. If you have any additional questions before May 2, please contact the administration office at 795-5521 and talk with Superintendent Tom Enslen or Assistant Superintendent Rob Blitchok.
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All KISD Schools to Seek Regional Enhancement Millage

TK will host a community forum at 7 p.m. April 19 in Middle School room 1616 to offer information about the millage and answer questions. This is an important millage question that will mean about $650,000 for TK Schools each year for the next 10 years. Find out why the funds are needed and how they will be used by reading the Strong Schools, Strong Communities information.
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Preschool Programs Available at TK

Thornapple Kellogg preschool offers a great start toward kindergarten. The goal is to provide a safe and caring environment for all students and stimulate and challenge young children’s growth in all areas of development.  The TK Preschool curriculum is designed to provide a variety of carefully planned and appropriate experiences to enhance and promote learning and development.  The curriculum will engage all children in activities addressing their social, emotional, cognitive, creative, and physical strengths and needs.
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TK Schools Looking for Permanent Substitute Bus Drivers

This position is guaranteed 6 hours per day. If driver is not needed to drive a route, employee will be assigned other duties in the Operations Department. Hours: Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., student days only. Please contact Lisa Finkbeiner for more information at 269-795-5540 or
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