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Cameryn Ames, Jace Averill and Parker Stewart receive their Compass College Film Festival awards.

TKHS Film Students Earn Honors

Three TKHS film students earned honors at the recent Compass College High School Film Competition. Their films were named among the top 15 films in the annual competition that attracts short films created by students from around the state.
Five TKHS FFA students competed at the district leadership competition for the first time.

TK FFA Members Earn District Honors

Thornapple Kellogg High School FFA team members had a fantastic showing at their rookie experience at the District Leadership Development Contest at the Calhoun Area Career Center this week.
TK's new Early Childhood Center.

TK Preschool Open Enrollment Begins Feb. 6

Thornapple Kellogg Preschool open enrollment begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 6 for the 2023-2024 school year. Enrollment will be completed online this year at

TKHS to Host FAFSA Assistance Night

Thornapple Kellogg High School will host a FAFSA completion night to assist families with completing the forms for federal and state aid to help pay for college. Seniors and senior parents are encouraged to attend 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the auditorium.
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District Seeks Input for Strategic Plan Update

As a school district, we follow industry best practices to ensure we are providing educational experiences for our students that will prepare them for their future. One of those best practices is creating and regularly reviewing a strategic plan. This plan provides the district with a focused direction in supporting the educational needs of our students.
Page fifth-graders display their Native American habitats.

Native American Project is One That’s Built to Remember

Pine needles, straw, sticks and twigs, moss, marshmallows, leaves and bark were some of the assortment of building supplies fifth-grade students used to create replicas of Native American homes. They created miniature pueblos, teepees, igloos, and huts, as part of their in-depth research about a Native American tribe.
Coslon Brummel with his Coach of the Year award.

Young Alumni Shares Passion for Sports Through Coaching

Colson Brummel hasn’t been out of high school long, but he’s already finding a way to make a big impact in his community. A 2020 graduate of TK, Brummel was recently honored with the sixth annual Thornapple Area Parks and Recreation Commission Andy Saldivar Coach of the Year Award for the 2022 baseball/softball season.


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!