New Thornapple Kellogg elementary teachers were surprised when they each received a $100 grant from the Thornapple Kellogg Alumni Association.
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Students learn best when they feel comfortable, safe, protected and in an encouraging, friendly environment. Recently, the Michigan MTSS Technical Assistance Center recognized Thornapple Kellogg Schools at the Gold Level for work toward implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Support. It is a program the district implemented about eight years ago aimed at helping fill in the needs of students as a group and individually.
When she’s not in her fourth-grade classroom, you might find Sarah Keizer playing kickball with her students on the playground, taking a long walk with her Chesapeake Bay Retriever Monte, jumping on the trampoline with her two kids, taking quad rides with her family, or even racing around the oval track in the yearly Barry County Fair Powder Puff Autocross race.
Jessie is still a little young and rambunctious and definitely still in training. Still, the 16-month-old Belgium Malawa police dog seemed eager to put on a great demonstration for Lee Elementary second graders about how he and his partner, Barry County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Moore, help each other.
Thornapple Kellogg Middle School students bring Disney’s musical “Newsies Jr.” to the stage Nov.16 and 17. Both performances begin at 7 p.m. and are free to the public although donations are accepted.
A long line of Thornapple Kellogg High School students reached out to shake hands with veterans after a patriotic and inspiring Veterans Day Assembly. “It means a whole lot. It just really means a lot,” said Sgt. Daniel Rietman.
A dozen Thornapple Kellogg High School students were named as OK Gold All Conference athletes for the fall season, and five more were named as All Conference honorable mention.
Thornapple Kellogg High School is excited to again host the annual Veterans Day Assembly which will again be open to the community. The event takes place at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Guests should enter through the athletic lobby and the south parking lot off Bender Road.