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Mrs. Cobb and her former student Mr. VanBemden with the old television.

Strong Bonds Remain Between Teachers and Students After 9-11

In a corner of Rachel Cobb’s high school classroom there is an almost forgotten audio visual three-shelf cart holding a bulky old television with cords running behind it attached to a DVD player and an analogue antenna. For the most part, this obsolete technology goes unnoticed in her classroom - except every Sept. 11.
Superintendent Craig McCarthy and Asst. Superintendent Chris LaHaie grill lunch for the staff.

TK Schools Off to Great Start for 2023-24

Mother Nature gave TK staff and students a very warm welcome back to school this week with temperatures in the 90s, high humidity levels that pushed heat indexes past the 100 degree mark, and then a round of strong storms in the area. None of it stopped TK staff and students from having a great start to the new year.
TKHS Class of 2023 on the field for their senior sunrise.

Class of 2024 Gathers for Last First Day

An hour before the first day of school even started, TK seniors wandered into the stadium and onto the field. Spreading blankets on the turf, they sat in groups to welcome each other back for their last first day of school and their senior sunrise.


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!