“Catch the Buzz...” The B. Bus mobile library is coming to town this summer. The B. Bus library is an old school bus converted into a library on wheels, and it will be pulling into different locations all over Barry County throughout the summer, from June 18 through Aug. 17. The goal of the B. Bus project is to motivate students to continue reading through the summer months and provide easy access to books. The B. Bus will supplement summer reading programs at local libraries and hopefully make books more accessible to students who might have a hard time or not be able to get to the libraries.
If you are a resident of Thornapple Kellogg Schools and would like to enroll your child, there will be four summer enrollment dates for new K-12 students: June 20, June 27, July 11, and July 25 - 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Enrollment times will take place in the Middle School lobby, 10375 Green Lake Road. Enrollment packets are also available at our administration office Monday through Thursday throughout the summer, 10051 Green Lake Road.
Please call our administration office, 269-795-5522, with enrollment questions. The first day of school is August 21.
Thornapple Kellogg School and Community Library will start the summer reading program with sign up the week of June 4 with several fun events planned all summer long. The annual pancake breakfast to kick summer reading events off will be from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6. The flapjacks will be flying, there will be some simple craft projects and a great chance to sign up for summer reading and check out some books.
It's amazing what high school kids can do with a little wood and some tools. Several Thornapple Kellogg High School students received honors and awards in the annual Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society competition covering woodworking, engineering, drafting and architectural projects from high school students throughout the state.
Elementary art teacher Kathy Bailey squealed with excitement when she saw the stack of brightly-colored aprons piled neatly on a table beside a sewing machine. "Look at all these! They are wonderful!" she said holding up one of the aprons and gently putting it over the head of a third-grade student who had just finished sewing.
Something fishy happens every year in Curt Wissink's Page Elementary classroom and students say it's a lesson they'll never forget. As the salmon Page Elementary fifth-graders raised for months were released into the waters of the Grand River near Lowell, students paid special attention watching the fish swam into the river for the first time and wondering how many would come back to the same river for spawning some day.
What happens when three Thornapple Kellogg teams meet with teams from all over the world in Iowa? They enjoy a great time and a cultural experience like none other while representing their school district very well.