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Five candidates seek three open seats on the TK Board of Education.

Five Candidates Seek Three TK Board Seats

TK Voters will decided Nov. 3 which of the five candidates will fill the three open seats on the TK Board of Education. Three candidates are incumbents; Kristen Cove, Anne Hamming and Dave Smith. Challengers are Don Haney and Risa Lovell. Haney has served on the board of education in the past but is not currently a board member. The following is biographical information about each of the candidates listed in alphabetical order by last name.
TK-DK-Hastings swimmers along with their opponent Wayland team members created the Cancer symbol after their cancer awareness swim meet Thursday.

TK Swimmer Remembered

Lane three in the swimming pool was left empty during Thursday night’s 100-yard breaststroke event at the DK-TK-Hastings vs. Wayland swim meet. It would have been Lydia Cole’s lane and the breaststroke was her specialty. Lydia, a Thornapple Kellogg High School junior, died in January 2020 after being diagnosed with cancer in May 2019.
Two TK Virtual School second graders were selected to ask questions during a national author visit.

TK Virtual Students Selected to Join Author Talk

Milo Burghardt and Sydney Engel are learning virtually at home this school semester, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t connecting with others. Recently they joined a national virtual discussion with a published author and illustrator and were selected from students across the nation to ask the questions on the live event.
TK elementary students from Page, Lee and McFall participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of construction.

TK Breaks Ground on Building Projects

Wearing hard hats and TK facial coverings and with shovels in hand, students from McFall, Lee and Page elementary schools, tossed up a bit of dirt to officially break ground on the first phase of the district’s $42.8 million bond projects.

TAPRC Five-Year Recreation Plan

The Thornapple Area Parks and Recreation Commission has completed the process of updating its Five-Year Parks and Recreation Plan, and is publishing the draft Plan for public review.


A message from Interim Superintendent Dan Takens

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!