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Author David Stricklen encourages students to use their imaginations and create their own original stories.

Author Creates Magic and Imagination in Books

With a magic trick or two up his sleeve, children’s author David Stricklen exposed TK Middle School students to the magic that can be found in reading books and writing original stories.
Ms. Proehl's class shows some of the math manipulatives they received thanks to a Wilson H. Craig grant.

Grant Adds More Fun to Math

Math is getting even more fun in Ms. Proehl’s first-grade classroom thanks to new math tools and games purchased with funds from a Wilson H. Craig grant through the Barry Community Foundation.
Dylan Welton on his boat catching bass.

TK Senior Qualifies for National Fishing Tournament

For the second time in three years, Thornapple Kellogg High School senior Dylan Welton has qualified and will compete in the Bassmaster Team National Tournament. He and his grandfather, who is also his teammate, will be heading to Florida this week for the four-day national competition.
TKHS students and Superintendent Craig McCar thy post for a photo at the KISD Leadership  event.

TKHS Students Offer Input to KISD Leaders

Two Thornapple Kellogg High School seniors are helping the Kent Intermediate School District build better educational experiences by offering suggestions and insights into what students need in schools today.
Assistant Superintendent Chris LaHaie checks out one of the displays.

Students Research Progressive Era Social Issues and Reforms

Child labor, safe working conditions, abuse of big businesses and monopolies, protection of the environment, and political corruption - all just a few of the Progressive Era social issues TKHS U.S. History students researched recently.
Veterans salute the American flag as the symphonic band played the National Anthem.

TK Students Honor and Thank Veterans

From high school to McFall Elementary, students throughout the district honored veterans Friday with songs, pictures and cards of thanks. McFall students sang patriotic songs while Lee third graders visited Carveth Village to thank veterans with salutes of honor and cards of thanks.


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!