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A group of TKHS seniors spell out
Cinderella, her step-mother and step-sisters sing a song during the high school performances.
TKMS students performed
McFall and Page students Buddy Read during March.
Eight TK Odyssey of the Mind teams will compete at the state finals hosted by TK!
TK staff create a giant
Cinderella rushes away as the clock strikes midnight.
Lee students love learning with the Sphero balls received through a grant.
TKHS woods students made wooden puzzles to donated to a children's hospital.
Books written in both Spanish and English were added to the Lee Elementary library.
TKMS writers earn district honors for essays.
An aerial night view of the TKHS Bob White football stadium shows it all lit up during a game.
TK Trojan mascot leads cheers at the student section.
McFall students read to puppets in the McFall Library.
Families enjoyed Lee Elementary's Camp Read-A-Lot.
Page students work in groups to study how energy is transferred.
TKHS woods students work on projects.
This aerial view shows the TK Middle School, soccer fields, tennis courts and surrounding areas.
McFall students enjoy Global School Play Day.
A children's book author autographs a book for an elementary student.
TKHS presents
TKMS band practices for upcoming performances.
A group of students work with science teacher Tim Penfield at an experiment.
The TKMS cast of
Elementary students learn about how smoking can damage lungs.

TK News

Open Houses Aug. 20; First Day of School Aug. 21

The start of school is just a few weeks away now. Whether returning to TK Schools for another year or new to the district - we're glad you're here and we hope everyone has a GREAT school year! The first day of school for all students is Aug. 21.

Superintendent Looks Forward to New Year

TK Superintendent Rob Blitchok.

Hello, Thornapple Kellogg Community and welcome to another school year! I hope you enjoyed your summer. My name is Rob Blitchok and I am the new Superintendent for TK Schools. I am excited and humbled to be at the helm of this great school district and it is my honor to serve the community in this capacity.

TK Starts New Year with New Administration

TK Assistant Superintendent Craig McCarthy

The new school year comes with changes this year in the top leadership roles for the district. With former superintendent Tom Enslen's retirement, Assistant Superintendent Rob Blitchok was hired by the Board of Education to move into the top administrative role. After a brief search, the board approved hiring Craig McCarthy to fill Blitchok's role and serve as the district's assistant superintendent.

Teacher Moves From Third Grade to District Athletic Director

Brian Hammer takes over as the district's new athletic director.

Brian Hammer is trading in his elementary school teacher hat to lead the district's athletic department. Hammer was named the TKHS athletic director filling the vacancy by retiring AD Dave Chrisinske. "I'm really excited to work with high school kids," said Hammer. "I love this place and I have a lot of loyalty to TK."

TK Hires Second Resource Officer

Thornapple Kellogg Schools now has two school resource officers to help with security in the district.

Safety of all students and staff is a priority at Thornapple Kellogg Schools, evidenced by recent safety measures taken in each of the buildings and the hiring of a second resource officer for the district. Retired Barry County Sheriff's Detective Jeff Nieuwenhuis will join Tony Stein in serving the district and helping keep everyone safe.

Hometown Heroes have Deep Roots in Middleville Community

Scott and Debby McKeown are named the TAEF Hometown Heroes.

Serving as outstanding role models for the community, Deb and Scott McKeown have been selected as the 2018 Hometown Heroes by the Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation. Their actions have touched many areas of life in the Middleville area as they have served by giving of their time, talents and treasures.

Catch the Buzz - B. Bus Brings Books to Neighborhoods!

The B. Bus will be traveling throughout the county this summer bringing books to neighborhoods.

“Catch the Buzz...” The B. Bus mobile library is coming to town this summer. The B. Bus library is an old school bus converted into a library on wheels, and it will be pulling into different locations all over Barry County throughout the summer, from June 18 through Aug. 17. The goal of the B. Bus project is to motivate students to continue reading through the summer months and provide easy access to books. The B. Bus will supplement summer reading programs at local libraries and hopefully make books more accessible to students who might have a hard time or not be able to get to the libraries.

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