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Kindergarten students lace the drawstring through their Thankfulness Pouch.

Thankfulness Pouch Keeps Treasured Belongings Safe

“Dad,” “Sister,” and “Pets” were among the treasures kindergarten students said they are thankful for this year. They wrote or drew pictures of things they are thankful for, then tucked the slip of paper with the precious words safely into their handmade Thankfulness Pouches. The small, cloth pouches were cinched tightly with a pull string to keep their treasures safe.
TK Middle School students performed

TKMS Musical Cast and Choirs Overcome Numerous Obstacles

Laura Oprea and her middle school musical cast knew on the first day of practice COVID-19 could at any time force them to abandon their production and cancel their performances. It very nearly happened just two days before the three-night performances of “Schoolhouse Rock Jr.” were scheduled to run.
TK Bus Driver Sue Mugridge stands beside her TK Bus #2.

Bus Driver Saying Goodbye to TK Family After 27 Years

Sue Mugridge lights up with an obvious smile not even her face mask can hide when she talks about her kids – and she has a lot of kids! More affectionately known as Mrs. Muggs to her passengers, Sue considers all the students who have ridden her school bus the last 27 years as part of her family.
TKHS video honors veterans.

TKHS Continues Annual Veterans Day Program

The 10th annual Thornapple Kellogg High School and community Veterans Day message had to be delivered in a different way this year, but the message was still the same – thank you to all veterans. Because of COVID-19, the gymnasium couldn’t be filled with students, community members and veterans Instead, the dedication and recognition had to be done via video production. Still, the heartfelt thanks and appreciation for those who served came through loud and clear as high school students all watched from their classrooms Wednesday morning.

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A message from Interim Superintendent Dan Takens

Welcome to Thornapple Kellogg Schools! We're glad you're here!
We strive to make TK Schools a safe, nurturing, and enriching learning environment for all students where they can enjoy learning, growing and developing positive relationships with caring administrators, teachers and staff.  We strive to make every student feel important, safe and respected as well as challenged in their curriculum.
We believe we have a unique environment filled with positive support from the community, TK families and all of our TK staff - all dedicated to making our school district the very best. We are all working toward the same goal - providing each student who comes through our doors with the best educational experience possible and preparing them to achieve their future goals.
Our TK community is especially committed to our schools and work cooperatively to provide real-world experiences, opportunities and much-needed support. Parental involvement is highly welcomed at all levels. Our middle and high school administrators have regular parent advisory meetings for input and discussion. Our elementary schools are supported by a very active Parent Teacher Organization which is always looking for volunteers.
We're glad you've chosen to be part of the TK family! Please stop in and see us soon!