The Thornapple Kellogg Board of Education has embarked upon the development of a new Strategic Plan. This plan will examine the district’s core values and mission, and map out goals and strategies that will help guide district decision-making over the next several years.
Gilmore Car Museum is hosting the Barry County Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 31. Several business and organizations throughout the county have decorated and created their own unique trees for display. TK also has their own tree adorned with the black and orange "TK" letters at the top.
After hearing real-life war stories from Vietnam, Thornapple Kellogg Middle School students will launch their own effort to honor and remember all veterans.
Bob Buys, a U.S. Navy veteran, said he was "humbled and honored" to be named the Middleville Veteran of the Year and he thanked the Middleville and Thornapple Kellogg School community for honoring veterans. "I'm proud to be a veteran and I'm proud of the Middleville and TK community for being patriotic and paying respect. This community just gets it," he said.
TKMS students will perform "Oklahoma!" Nov. 14 and 15. The show starts at 7 each night in the high school auditorium. There is no cost to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated to help continue and maintain our middle school theater program. Many students are involved in this production directed by Laura Nikkel and Laura Oprea.
Thornapple Kellogg High School alumnus Stuart Aspinall is constantly counting to 21. He takes 21 steps down a mat, turns and faces East for 21 seconds, turns and faces North for 21 seconds, then takes another 21 steps back across the mat. He repeats the process again and again until his post as a Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery is complete.
Joey Graham invited friends and family to his sixth birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's, but he made a special request. Instead of gifts for himself, Joey asked guests to bring items to send to families in North Carolina affected by a devastating hurricane. It's an idea he got from his McFall Elementary teacher Jacob Bultema.