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Thornapple Kellogg Schools buses lined up.

Test Drive a School Bus Event

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive a school bus? Are you concerned they seem “too big” to drive? Here is your chance to gain real "hands-on" experience by actually getting behind the wheel.
Seventeen TKHS Athletes earn All-Conference honors for their spring sports 2024.

TKHS Spring OK Gold All-Conference Athletes

Seventeen TKHS athletes were recently named as 2024 OK Gold All-Conference athletes for their spring sports representing baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, and track and field. Another four students received honorable mention awards. Congratulations to each of these spring athlete honorees.
Two students receive the President's Award at the 8th grade breakfast.

Class of 2028 Celebrates End of the Year

The 8th grade Breakfast of Champions capped off the last day of school for the Class of 2028! Several awards were given for academics and leadership. There were also Class Awards voted on by the students for their peers.
TKHS retiring band director Ray Rickert passes the baton to former student Clair Jansma.

TKHS Band Director Passes Baton to Former Student

After 27 years leading the Thornapple Kellogg High School band program, director Ray Rickert officially passed the baton to his former band student, Clair Jansma. She has been working as a student teacher for the last few months and recently was hired as the next TKHS band director.
Lee students show a few of the kindness rocks they painted.

Book Inspires Special, Unique Rock Garden at Lee

Colorfully painted rocks form the letters “TK,” spell out “Lee,” and create a sunburst in front of Lee Elementary School as the culmination of a school-wide project that started by reading a book.
TKHS Class of 2024 at honors night.

Class of 2024 Receives Honors and Awards

Thousands of dollars in scholarships were awarded to Thornapple Kellogg High School seniors Tuesday night at the annual Senior Honors Ceremony. Students also received recognition and awards for their academic, community service and athletic successes.


A message from Superintendent Craig McCarthy

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!